The world is full of Football maniacs! If the world’s most famous sports were to be ranked, Football will definitely secure the first position hands down. With an infinite number of Football fanatics around the globe, the Football clubs revel in glory that no teams of any other sport enjoy.
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These clubs, packed with talent have some of the best players playing for them. Even though which Football club is the best is hard to determine, here is a comprehensive list of the world’s top 6 football clubs.
1.Real Madrid F.C.
This one is a no brainer. With some of the best players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzama in its kitty, Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is one of the most prestigious Football clubs. No doubt as to what makes them so hard to beat. It is also the world’s richest football clubs and has won 10 Champions league trophies (they have won the La Decima in 2014) and 31 league titles which is no small feat to achieve.
It has dominantly maintained its throne over the Champions league. Another commendable aspect of the club is the team spirit with which all the members of the club play, despite relishing so much of stardom.
2.F.C. Bayern Munich
This Germany based sports club is one of the most successful clubs in the history of Germany’s as well as World Football. Founded in 1900 and initially led by Franz John, it won its first national championship in 1930. It is one of the most prestigious and renowned European football clubs internationally.
With players like Lionel Messi, Neymar, Iniesta and Xavi and having won a total of 77 trophies worldwide which also includes 2 FIFA Club world cups and 26 UEFA Super Cup championships, FC Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the best Football teams in the world. It has won various league championships and through its performance, it constantly gives a tough competition to the other teams. It also had some of the best defenders, midfielders and goalkeepers.
The club which started in 1899 has a record of winning 6 consecutive Champions League semi-finals. Its arch rival is the Real Madrid club, and this rivalry is particularly more intense, since both of them are based in two different parts of Spain.
4. Manchester United FC
Manchester United is the most successful club in England and it is the most popular sports brand in the world ranked next to Real Madrid FC. The club was first founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878 but in the year 1902, they have changed the name to Manchester United. The club is based on Greater Manchester and their stadium is called as “The Old Trafford”.
The club holds the record for winning the most number of League titles (20 as of 2014) and it also holds the join record of winning most F.A. cups (11) with Arsenal F.C.. The club has won four League Cups, and has a record of winning twenty FA Community Shields. Along with this Manchester United F.C. has won three European Cups (2 of them in the modern UEFA Champions League), one UEFA Super Cup, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, one Intercontinental Cup, and one FIFA Club World Cup.
In 1998–99, Manchester United became the first English football club to win a continental treble of the FA Cup, the Premier League, and the UEFA Champions League.
5. Atletico Madrid
Having won La Liga on ten occasions, Atlético de Madrid has secured its position at the fifth spot of the best Football clubs in the world. With notable players like Adelardo, Enrique Collar, Juan Carlos Aguilera and Isacio Calleja playing for it, the club is second to none. Also, Radamel Falco is the club’s most expensive player with a signing amount of €40 million whom they later sold in 2013 for 63 million euros. The club, founded 111 years ago has really come a long way.
The Portuguese Football club Sport Lisboa e Benfica, though functioning as a multi-sport club is mostly recognized for its exceptional Football team. Having won 70 titles, it is the only team to have emerged victorious in all the Portuguese competitions. In Europe, Benfica hold the record of most consecutive wins in domestic leagues. Benfica occupies the 6th ranking of the best football teams at present, which could not yet be achieved by any other Portuguese club.