Club World Rankings: Who are the top 50 clubs in the world right now

Tanish Chachra
|Published October 11, 2019

Club World Rankings: Who are the top 50 clubs in the world right now, Manchester United are placed 46th in the ranking.

In a recent list of club rankings, fans are shocked to see the positions of certain teams. Manchester United are placed at the 46th position and River Plate, a South American club has been given the 3rd rank.

There are several other clubs, who are not even from Europe are above Manchester United in this given ranking. On the other hand, Liverpool, who won the last edition of the Champions League is also not first.

Then, who has been given the first spot? If one thinks it is Manchester City, since they defeated the Reds to win the Premier League title, then it is false, as the Citizens are at 4th spot.

Then, who are at the first spot and how this ranking has been accumulated which has made this ranking so bizarre. The answer lies below as there is a company who rank clubs through statistics.

Football World Rankings explain how they rank the clubs on their website: “The calculation is set up equally to the ATP World Tennis Rankings, for example, meaning only the match result of the past 52 weeks are taken into account.”

It continues: “The match results are weighted when converted to World Ranking Points, because:

  • Not every match is equally important
  • Not every domestic competition of the international cup tournament is equally strong
  • Not every domestic competition has the same number of matches
  • Not every FIFA Confederation is equally strong”

Top 50 club rankings:

  1. Lazio | Italy
  2. Espanyol | Spain

  3. Real Betis | Spain

  4. Atalanta | Italy

  5. Manchester United | England

  6. Lokomotiv Moscow | Russia

  7. RB Leipzig | Germany

  8. Club America | Mexico

  9. AS Roma | Italy

  10. Benfica | Portugal

  11. Junior | Colombia

  12. Al Ahly | Egypt

  13. Santos Laguna | Mexico

  14. Inter Milan | Italy

  15. Jeonbuk Motors | South Korea

  16. Villarreal | Spain

  17. Atletico Mineiro | Brazil

  18. Getafe | Spain

  19. Al Nassr | Saudi Arabia

  20. Ulsan | South Korea

  21. Kashima Antlers | Japan

  22. Internacional | Brazil

  23. Shanghai SIPG | China

  24. Guangzhou Evergrande | China

  25. FC Porto | Portugal

  26. PSG | France

  27. Napoli | Italy

  28. Tottenham | England

  29. Eintracht Frankfurt | Germany

  30. Flamengo | Brazil

  31. Ajax | Netherlands

  32. Juventus | Italy

  33. Monterrey | Mexico

  34. Gremio | Brazil

  35. Tigres UANL | Mexico

  36. Sevilla | Spain

  37. Al Hilal | Saudi Arabia

  38. Bayern Munich | Germany

  39. Atletico Madrid | Spain

  40. Arsenal | England

  41. Chelsea | England

  42. Palmeiras | Brazil

  43. Athletico Paranaense | Brazil

  44. Boca Juniors | Argentina

  45. Real Madrid | Spain

  46. Valencia | Spain

  47. Manchester City | England

  48. River Plate | Argentina

  49. Liverpool | England

  50. Barcelona | Spain

With the criteria given above Barcelona ranks at the top of the table. However, with clubs like Bayern Munich and Juventus lowering below some non-European clubs still seems shocking.

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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