Greatest Soccer Nationspreachinpreach Let's be honest on this one. Not where your from, honestly who is the best?
The Top Ten
Only country not have missed a world cup (record impossible to be matched now), 5 championships in their pocket, no fear for any other team, players such Pele with 3 world cups wins... I respect Germany, Italy, Argentina, Spain, Argentina, but there is no equivalent to Brazil yet. Almost a third of all world cups won by this nation, amazing!
5 world cup wins, countless legendary players, and is recognized as the best by most of the world
I am certainly no fan of Brazil in soccer, but even I must admit that, historically, they are the greatest. First of all, they have the most World Cup titles. Second, they are tied first in appearances in the Final. Third, they have qualified for every single tournament-also first place there. In conclusion, they are first in every relevant statistic and, though Germany comes close, there is just no beating Brazil. - Blueyays
No questionV 235 Comments
Germany have won more first, second, and third place titles in FIFA world cups than any other team in the world. Although they haven't taken first most, they are the most consistent team. They don't have star players that carry the team, but use strategy to overcome their opponents. Also, their average age is like 23!
Germany is by far the best footballing nation of all time. They've been the most consistent throughout history and always rebuild and manage to produce world class caliber.
One of the major reasons is due to the number of national trophies. They've won 4 world cup, all in a different decade (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014), as well as hold the title for most European cups with 3, holding this record with Spain. Not only that, they reached more world cup finals than any other nation with 8, (1954, 1966, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 2002, 2014) and have reached more EURO finals with 6 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1992, 1996, 2008). This consistency to always compete at the highest level as well as win national trophies proves that they deserve to be in this place. Over the years we have seen nations fail to compete and win trophies, Brazil during 1980s, Argentina during 1994-2010, Spain 1970s, France 1970s, just to name a few examples. Yet every decade since 1950s, Germany have managed to win a trophy ...more
I believe its more than just how many world cups a nation has won..germany for me outrightly deserves first place because of its consistency to always reach the semis or finals of the worlds most cherished championship...this alone proves that germany shall forever be a mighty force to reckon with..its the only team you can surely always place amongst the top three of every competition.the other two can change but germany has to keep its position
Most World Cup apperinces and won in 2014 when Brazil last won in 2002V 198 Comments
This is way off... it seems people are only focusing on world cup titles... Argentina and France are the only nations to have won every major competition at senior level. Argentina has 2 world cups, 14 Copa Americas (South American championships) two Olympic gold medals and a FIFA confederations cup...making them the nation with the most titles at a senior level behind Uruguay with 19 official titles, the reason I don't rank them 1st is they never won gold at the olympics. Titles are titles, tournaments are tournaments... how can Brazil be 1st if they are 3 in the South American titles behind Uruguay and Argentina? Also... you guys have nations solely on players...not enough to rank eg... Portugal, never won anything. my humble ranking would be 1st Argentina, 2nd Uruguay (remember Uruguay wears 4 stars on their shirts, they won the equivalent to the world cup before it was established twice making them 4 time winners), third Brazil, fourth Germany, fifth Italy.
Argentina is tied with Uruguay, Uruguay has 15 Copa Americas, 2 World Cups and 2 Olympic Golds (Uruguay won their 2 Olympic golds before the inception of the world cup which is why they count them as 2 world cups because at the time the Olympic championship was the biggest football tournament in the world) but they have never won a Confederations Cup, still they have 19 championships, Argentina also has 19, with 2 World Cups, 2 Olympic Golds, 1 Confederations Cup, and 14 Copa Americas, they are number 1 with Uruguay at 19 each, behind them is Brazil with 17 championships (8 Copa Americas, 5 World Cups, 4 Confederations Cups, 0 Olympics) - Leoda1234
Argentina lives and breathes football. They continue to produce amazing players, from both Argentina and from other countries, through their local leagues: think of Messi (newells), aguero (independiente), falcao (river. These are just a few examples
Not to mention a history with some of the greatest players of all time
Argentina deserve to be in the second place after Brazil. I'm talking about tradition and the quality of players are they produced over the decades. ex: Alfredo de stefano, Maradona(God of Soccer), Messi, Batistuta, Burruchaga, Valdano, Cannigia,
Bilardo... endless list.
Your 100% right! No Germany by the way Germany sucks Argentina should be 2nd place!
From Argentina are the two greatest footballers ever: Maradona & Messi. And they have the 4th: Alfredo di Stefano (the 3rd is Pelé).V 157 Comments
Spain is home to some of the greatest modern and older players in history. Whether or not they actually place in the world cup, their players are responsible for the wins of most other countries.
Most of the best players nowadays are from spain and also where the best teams are, Real Madrid Barcelona and Atletico
Spain should be the best soccer nation the world because they've got like the t players ever such as: Iniesta, Ramos, David Silva, Xavi, Pedro, Xabi Alonso etc. Now I know Spain have only won 1 tittle in the world cup but they are better than any team. Just you watch them.
VIVA ESPANAV 74 Comments
Brazil, Germany, Argentina AND Italy. Those are your Big Four. Not sure how Spain is above Italy; no disrespect to Spain who have been outstanding the last eight years but their legacy (excluding Liga) is nowhere near Italy historically who have been a power since the 1930s. One has to be mighty impressed by Italy's national team and domestic achievements. They also have produced some of the greatest managers and players in history. Look at any list of greatest players - Italians measure up nicely against Brazilians. Never mind how many great Argentinians and Brazilians footballers/coaches have Italian blood too! Tactically, few countries measure up and they have been quite influential at different points. They also produce unique players with interesting styles like Totti, Pirlo, Baresi, Baggio, Rivera etc.
I know that each and every one of you and Soccer players can do anything that they put there minds towards. In the end Jesus Christ will always help you to know what to do when you are feeling down cause of a game, just get back up cause God is brought behind you even when you think that he is not he is, in a good way.
Baggio, Totti, Maldini, Buffon, Cannavaro, Conti, Rivera we are the best team
THEY WON FOUR WORLD CUPS WHICH MEANS THEY SHOULD BE SECOND OR THIRDV 122 Comments
2 time world cup finalists and the 1988 Euro cup winners - consistently ranked amongst the top when it comes to fifa and elo world rankings- considered the best team never to have won the world cup - has generated some of the best players the game has ever seen - examples: cruyff, neeskens, bergkamp and van nistelrooy - all coming from a relatively small nation of just over 16 million - that compared to the 160 million brazilians - in other words... per capita, holland is tops when it comes to footballing quality - remember total football!
They're Much Better Than 8
Didn't You See How They Played At The World Cup 2010?!
They Were Absolutely Pwning.
They Should Be Number 3 Or 4
According to all players netherlands has the most good players total than any country. Their players and strategy games are so exciting to watch. Even according to fifa, Netherlands should be rated number 1 country in soccer
We haven't won it, but we do much better than most.V 56 Comments
Ha, England, the history of football, the reason why we all are here talking about this very the subject, the reason FIFA, leagues and Neymar Ronaldo Messi Pele Maradona all became who they are. Not only this, but teams like Leicester and Spurs both are filled with English players some are there best: Deli Alli, Kane Dier, Vardy those teams have GREAT youth scouting and training and since they are English clubs we can be expecting many future English stars. And of course, my final point was the World Cup England won but it was a special cup because of how well England smashed the other teams, not even with some of their best ever players so how well do you think they did in the other cups with those legendary players!
If there was something to REPLACE penalty shootouts, england would have won 2 more world cups at least. Great older players like Shearer, Liniker, Beckham, Owen and the legendary Bobby Moore. Plus some great nowadays players like Rooney, Sterling, Welbeck, Sturridge, Well, the now internationally retired Gerrard, and he may get VERY heavily criticised for reasons I have no idea of, heskey. Ye, Heskey was a TANK of a player. Its just the teamwork needs improving. LOOK HOW WELL THEY HAVE DONE IN THE QUALIFICATION! Its just really annoying how they mess up in the actual thing. But I hope this raises the English hopes. If only penalty shootouts didn't exist...
I know England should not be coming seventh because England has: Rooney, Welbeck, Lampard, Cole, Sturridge, Sterling, Joe hart etc. England should at least beat Netherlands. I know Netherlands has Van Persie, Robben, De Jong but that's a bout it.
get upV 57 Comments
Portugal had and has legendary players such as Eusebio, Luis Figo, Cristiano Ronaldo, and many others. Even though they never won any World Cup, they are definitely in top 10.
Greatest soccer nation never to have won the World Cup...
I don't think Portugal should be the best but they do have Cristiano Ronaldo. That's all I'm saying... Because Ronaldo is my second favorite player.
Portugal has a great football team, though underrated.V 74 Comments
France should definitely be in the top 5. I like to think that any football tournament before the 70s should not really count because back then, only a few nations competed and the organization was awful, giving the teams that cared the most the best chance (Italy, england, Uruguay, Brazil... ) France used to be horrible because they really did not care, and as a result not many people give them a change. However, if you look at their modern performance, they are definitely one of the greatest football nations ever. Euro 1984 winners, 1998 world cup winners, euro 2000 winners, confederation cup winners 2001 and 2003, world cup finalists in 2006 (which they frankly should have won)... I would honestly that France's 1998 through 2001 team was the second best team in the history of football, second only to Spain's current team. Of course, Brazil dominated in the earlier part of the 20th century, but if you look at the competition back then, it really is not saying much. Now, with all the ...more
How are France number 9? France are much better than Portugal and England.
I believe France should be much higher
Pogba is the GOAT yeetV 20 Comments
The Uruguay national football team is one of the most titled teams in the world. The squad won more than 20 awards and it is a record; World Cups (2), Copa Americas (15), Copa Libertadores (8), Pan Am games, Confederation Cup (1980, Summer Olympics games, etc, etc, etc, etc and we can go on and on and on.
It is an interesting fact that Uruguay is the smallest member country of South American Football Confederation but nevertheless the team won South American championship 15 times, taking the lead over such teams as Brazil and Argentina.
The Uruguay national football team won the very first World Cup in 1930 held in their home country. In 1950 the team won the World Cup again but after that it showed little success. The squad finished fourth in 1954, 1970 and 2010.
Oscar Tobarez is the head coach, Diego Forlan is the best goal-scorer (32) and the leader in the number of games, he played 85 games.
Uruguay should be amongst the top 10 on FIFA rankings at all ...more
Wow there is something wrong here. How can Mexico be rated better than Uruguay? Someone must be on hallucinogenic drugs! That only serves to promote agreeing with me that France, Spain, Argentina, Portugal, England, and the Netherlands, should not be ranked higher than Uruguay. It's simple math: Uruguay = 3.5 million - England 63.5 million look at these numbers and compare tournaments won. Yeah Uruguay should be way way way higher. This is a crappy list.
This is a nation where the sport defines their identity, with a state the size of Washington and a population of only 3 million, they have won the World Cup twice, more than Spain, France, Netherlands, and England. The Copa America 15 times, no other country has more. They produce quality superstar footballers like Cavani, Godin, Forlan, and Suarez. The only reason they're not in the top 4 or 5 is blatant ignorance and national pride for lesser countries.
I'm Uruguayan. It's such a poor, but blessed country.V 46 Comments
They may not have as many legends, but with players like benteke, kompany, and hazard you don't need any
Only 13th? Better then the Netherlands and France for the moment. For such a small country they have amazingly good players!
They have really good youngsters playing in their league I bet they'll do a lot better if better teams get those players
Kdb, hazard, mertens, lukaku, batshuayi, vetonghen, alderweireld, naingollan, dembele and courtois. BEASTV 21 Comments
Honestly, I don't know how Mexico got to be ranked so high in this list. They might have some good players but football (soccer) is a team game. Individual players matter but team strategy and dynamic in my opinion matter most. An example would be Germany which doesn't have extremely good players like Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo and still is able to make it to the top four, semifinal or finals in the World Cup. In the future Mexico might be a decent team but right now you can't compare it to Uruguay or Croatia.
Hopefully in the future more stars will arise, they still have a pretty decent team.
I can't believe Mexico was ranked this low in the list. If people see how they make their goals it is pretty fascinating. They are probably not as good as Germany or Portugal but they still kick butt in soccer. Plus they have Chicharito who is one of the best, and people usually only like Christiano because of his looks and not his skill.
5th should beV 82 Comments
The whole country lives and breathes soccer! Although they've only won once, they are currently #3 in the world! They definitely deserve a spot here.
Colombia is a really good team they deserve to be higher up. Plus it is unfair because when someone thinks soccer they think of Brazil or Argentina, Colombia is a good new team and they deserve more attention - Joansb
Colombia won all the countries in it group in the world cup of 2014 and got a full score 9/9
COlOMBIA HAS SOME OF THE BEST SOCCER PLAYERS IN THE WORLD LIKE JAMES RODRIGEZ!V 18 Comments
Chile plays one of the best soccer than any other team in the world. How is Colombia ahead of Chile? Please stick to making empanadas. Only a couple years ago you were last in qualifying and now you guys think you can play. Win a copa america vs Argentina and then you can speak. You lose 2-1 vs Brazil. We tie 1-1 and lose in penalties. You guys don't have the same level of play as Chile.
How many cups you have Chile? you are so disgusting people! you have won just once in all your history to Argentina and you think you play good soccer. Think how many times Argentina beat you and didn't say anything. This is the main difference between having a mature and a loser attitude.
Come on!...They won the copa america twice in a row
Chile should be No. 4!V 10 Comments
Supreme Leader live and breathe football. All nations inferior to glorious king of football. He have won 2000 world cups so far. All other countries are run by little girls.
North korea has the best team in everything and that's a fact. Glory to the greatest leader
Kimmy said that they won the World Cup
If they won against America. That's a dooms day for you.V 17 Comments
If your talking women then yes the usa is number one. If your talking men then I think top 30 maybe
Lol.. the US at 12 is a joke. Let's be real. They have 1 player playing in the best leagues on earth. African nations can at least claim 2 some 3. Sweden, Turkey, Poland, and Wales produce better footballers
America is growing with soccer skill and soccer fans. As soccer is becoming more popular in America we are getting better as a country. America is capable of a lot in the soccer World. Watch Out Europe America has Talent
Dear United States have you been to a cup champions?V 70 Comments
Korea came 4th in 2002 world cup
South Korea has made it to the World Cup 9 times, the previous 8 consecutively. South Korea is Asia's most successful soccer nation. Top finish was 4th in 2002 and they beat Poland, Portugal, Italy, Spain, and tied the USA. They have beaten Spain once by penalty kicks, tied 2-2 while down 2-0 with 5 minutes left, have come back from 3-0 against Germant to score 2 goals in 1996. Have beaten Ivory Coast, Scotland, England, won the bronze medal at the London Olympics. Produced the German Bundesliga's legendary goal scorer Cha-Bum Keun (Cha-Boom! ), have had players in Europe for a couple decades now. Their arch rival in Asia is Japan, howeve historically Korea has won overwhelming majority of matches. Problem was that Asian football rarely produced many challenges for South Korea and making it to the world stage was almost a given. Now that Japan and Australia are stepping up their game, and Iran has resurged as a soccer power in Asia, this will only help South Korea and raise the level ...more
South Korea is the best soccer nation in Asia
One of the best soccer country!V 15 Comments
I love the Japanese team
Not many people is familiar with this but Japan's women's tham won the last World Cup against USA
Japan have beautiful team
Japan is AWESOME!V 1 Comment
The women's team is very good but the men's team is horrible. - francesco
They are the most worst and worst and worst football team
What? In FIFA rankings,there ranked like 100th. Everyone just needs more research
Ching chongV 5 Comments
New zealand is doing well keep pushing
New Zealand is better than aussie
I am from New Zealand and they got the advantage from rugby
New Zealand is good and have to beat BrazilV 10 Comments
Vietnam is HORRIBLE at soccer. They are ranked 131st on fifa world rankings as of June 2017
That was in 1996 not 2015
How is Sudan #19 in the world
They beat the USA in 1966
The worst team ever! Worse then Yemen!
Yall have a little kid here named will who is from there and he is a and is on jv for highschool
Yes have very good players.
They have good players
How the actual crap is San Marino in 26 they lost to england 8-0, Ukraine 8-0, Netherlands 11-0, Germany 13-0, Montenegro 6-0 and Switzerland 6-0
They qualified for every world cup and won it a record 6 times!
The best football nation
This is absolutely crap, san morinho, south cheateria, unfairo islands, sandan, guacamole and poo calodenia ahead of Costa Rica and Sweden and Egypt and India!
Go down and vote Norway. - Raxez
One of the countries in South East Asia that has consistent performances in the past few years!
Pakistan street football team impressed the best teams in the world. Pakistan is excellent in football
Beautiful team but the problem is that the people who know football don,t go in the team and those who don't know they go in the team
Pakistan is a hard working team just like when they won the world cup in cricket
Pakistan is not too good or badV 5 Comments
Really this team should be at the bottom
You are way right
Does this country actually exists? wow
It must be under 20 rank...
Let's go coasta let's go
Why is it so low on the list. They are amazing. Way better than some of these other teams. Lets go ticos!
Costa Ricas great at soccer how r they so low
How is this team so low? And incredible team that has had many incredible players over the years! How is this below some absolute trash teams?
Switzerland defeated many great teams like Netherlands, Brazil, Spain, Germany
Switzerland are definitely in the top twenty
Wait,Switzerland used to be one of the best some decades ago (ok,many decades).
but be considered worse than San Marino,Faroe Islands,NEW CALEDONIA? you on drugs fam?
Malaysia could won the match against Thailand but Thailand won the match.
I can't believe Malaysia won a match against the Philippines! In Jakarta, Indonsia 27 August.
On twenty eight of February is Safee Sali birthday. Happy birthday Safee Sali. From your fan.
Mokhtar Dahari was a Malaysian Association football player from Setapak, Selangor. He was one of the best players in Asia in the 1970s and is known as the best Malaysian footballer during that time, a legend in Malaysian football.
World Cup runners-up 1938, 1954, European bronze, three time Olympic champs
One of the old powerhouses of football, not so much these days.
One of the under dogs for the euro 2016 should definitely be higher on the list!
I'm from Hungary and I love soccer so muchV 3 Comments
Why is Indonesia so low? Fourth largest country in the world, and the largest country in the world where football is the most popular sport. China is basketball, India is cricket, USA is American football, and Indonesia is football!
Thousand million fans but not good football association
Indonesia have a future potential player and I belive indonesia will be a future football in the world
Indonesia..The home of best football player..Boaz solosa and Gonzales is the bestV 1 Comment
I want to say some thing about philippics that why they are 56 because there it dog donkey snake stupid people's yeah vote up up I am Russian
I weep for Philippines. It feel so bad being at 59. - joshsanz
Best team in southeast Asia. YEAH
I love Philipines,I wish the best for your football =)
I think I'm blind, I did not just see Sweden so low... does anybody here watch football or even know who Zlatan Ibrahimovic is?
Lots of skills and they've got a lot of tricks up their sleeves
Sweden has one of the best players of the world and used to have one of the greatest teams ever! they shouldn't be this low!V 8 Comments
Go down and vote Norway - Raxez
Stoichkov, Berbatov, Balakov... CSKA Sofia
Small country but still had legends and one of the most football loving nations in the world
This list is a joke- Ghana? Faroe Islands? China?
Best team in the world beat italy 2 times in a roy
Love the Irish.V 4 Comments
Defiantly... Recalling the glory days of the Danish Dynamite!
And the u21 team, really impressive, and will indeed go far in the UEFA U21 Championship :)
The senior team is great too, with rising talents like Christian Eriksen, and experienced players like Daniel Agger. Overall, the team will bring back their glorious past into the future. With Morten Olsen preparing to leave from manager position, its time for a better manager like Michael Laudrup to step in, and change things for the better.
Denmark this low? this list definitely sucks
Allan Simonsen, Jesper Olsen, Elkjaer Larsen, Michael Laudrup, Brian Laudrup. One of the best footballers factory ever.
LORD BENDTENERV 1 Comment
Greece should be placed in top 15 or top 10. Greece has lots of growing talents and they won 2004 and have possibly the best defense in the whole world. Plus Greece should have pummeled the Ivory Coast 5-1 instead of 2-1 in World Cup in 2014.
People love football here. They believe it's a passion. Plus we have very good football teams, we like playing it, we get crazy while watching a match! Should ABSOLUTELY be in the top 10
Greece is in the top 20 best soccer countries
Greece is the best country at footballV 9 Comments
Russia is unbeatable and the most powerful country in the world yes usa has no power compared to Russia
Russia is a is not better but it is a good football nation. It is the hosts of fifa world cup 2018.
Russia is better than any Mexicans but Brazil on the other hand is sick
Russia is far better than this!
People only don't go for them because they don't have a lot of people or money in their country. :-(
Haiti is in the top 15 if they weren't the poorest country in western hemisphere
Peru is great at soccer they should at least be in the top 20 not 65
I don't know why they all the way down when there one of the best team what
It's the best team.
Getting betterV 4 Comments
Wales should be 20 because there better than Bulgaria
Beaten the 2nd best team in the WORLD, it deserves a better ranking
Gareth Bale and Ramsey they have produced a few good players
This is just crap, Wales made the semis in the euros, top 15 PleaseV 3 Comments
Definitely one of the best African soccer teams out there with toure and many more legends they should be put higher on the list.
Ivory Coast is one of the best in Africa and almost beat Egypt in the African World Cup
Ivory coast is actually quite good, and should be at least top 35-40
This country is known as the football nation in africaV 2 Comments
So underrated...guatemala better than serbia...laugh out loud...no offense, just proving some points
Serbia is awesome! They should be the first! :D
Serbia is in the top 10
Dejan RamboPetkovic is serbian and one of the best players I have ever seen...V 5 Comments
How come Iceland is so low!? They're still in UEFA 2016 and beating auschwitz and england!
Scots should be in the tops!
Scotland aren't the best but they are the best to me
Who compiled this shyte? An Englishman
South africa have won the african cup of nations a few times and is coming for the fifa world cup.
South Africa has to be on top ten because in 2010 South Africa had beat tough team like France.
They are progressing to be better
South Africa is the bestV 4 Comments
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