Top 10 Best Football (Soccer) Clubs in the World

Soccer, also known as football, is the world's most popular sport. With billions of fans worldwide, it's no surprise that soccer clubs are some of the most valuable and iconic sports teams in the world. The competition between these clubs is fierce, with each team vying for the top spot as the best in the world.

From historic clubs with a legacy spanning over a century to newer teams that have made a big impact in recent years, this list will showcase the most successful and influential soccer clubs of all time. These teams have won countless titles, championships, and awards, and have earned the respect and admiration of soccer fans all over the world.
The Top Ten
1 FC Barcelona (Spain) Futbol Club Barcelona, also known as Barcelona and familiarly as Barça, is a professional football club, based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

I think this is one of the best clubs in the world. And I must say this is the first time I've heard of Persib Bandung.

Barca is ten times better than any English club. After all, they play football, not golf!

Hey guys, live in the moment! It's 2011 now! Barcelona has beaten Real Madrid and then Manchester United, and become the champion of the UEFA Championship! No, really, I don't know those clubs from Turkey - Galatasaray and Fenerbahce. No, really, who are they?

Do they have the top players in the world - Messi, Villa, Puyol, Xavi, Pedro, Iniesta, Pique, etc.? No, they don't. Barcelona should be first. Manchester United should be second with Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Scholes, etc. Then Real Madrid with Iker Casillas, Cristiano Ronaldo, etc. And then Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, etc., and NOT Persebaya Surabaya, which is less known than our school team.

2 Real Madrid (Spain) Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, commonly known as Real Madrid, or simply as Real, is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain.

Real Madrid is the best club in the world. Sixth place is not fair. I didn't even hear the name Persib before.

Let's start off by stating that Madrid should be ranked number one. Madrid has the most Champions League titles, with six won between 2010 and 2022, which is an impressive achievement. Furthermore, they have more total trophies than their rivals, Barcelona.

My name is Shahrukh, and I think Real Madrid is the best club in the world because Real Madrid has the youngest footballers. Additionally, Cristiano Ronaldo is also there.

3 Manchester United (England) Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.

A historic team known all over the world, most people can name more United players than they can distant relatives. With the current era under Sir Alex being seemingly never-ending, they have every right to claim themselves as the best football team in the world.

No other club is hated by all fans of all teams outside of it.

Look, I like Manchester City and have done so for over 10 years. But even I have to admit that Manchester United is the best football team of all time. Seriously, what's with these other choices? Manchester United has consistently had one of the best teams year after year.

And some of the greatest players ever have played for them: David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Peter Schmeichel, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney, Bobby Charlton, George Best, etc. All of these players are superb, and all of them had their greatest seasons at United. Come on now... I think the only real rivals to United are Barcelona and possibly Real Madrid.

4 Bayern Munich (Germany) Football-Club Bayern München e.V., commonly known as FC Bayern München, FCB, Bayern Munich, or FC Bayern, is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. They currently compete in the Bundesliga, the top flight division in German football.

Bayern is historically the most successful team in German football, as they have won the most championships and the most cups. They are also Germany's most successful team in international competitions, having won eleven trophies. Bayern is one of only four clubs to have won all three major European competitions. Additionally, they are the last club to have won the European Cup three times in a row, entitling them to wear a multiple-winner badge during Champions League matches.

UEFA Champions League / European Cup
Winner 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 2000-01, 2012-13
UEFA Europa League / UEFA Cup
Winner 1995-96
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Winner 1966-67
UEFA Super Cup
Winner 2013
Intercontinental Cup
Winner 1976, 2001
FIFA Club World Cup
Winner 2013

5 Chelsea (England) Chelsea Football Club is a professional football club in London, England, that competes in the Premier League. Founded in 1905, the club's home ground since then has been Stamford Bridge. Chelsea won the First Division title in 1955, followed by various cup competitions between 1965 and 1971.

Definitely should be higher on this list. The Blues are usually in the top few teams in the league, and they do well in UEFA. But it's not just about winning your league (even though the Blues did that). It's unfair because the only competition in La Liga is between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Of course, one of those teams is going to win the league. Chelsea rises above with tons of competition. The EPL is unpredictable. You can't count any team out. Look at Leicester. They were in the Championship league, gained promotion, and are doing great this year with Jamie Vardy. All within a few years.

Legends called Chelsea home: Lampard, Drogba, Terry. These are all enduring players.

6 Arsenal (England) Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, London, England, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.

1. Chelsea is a club funded by oil money, while Arsenal generates its own revenue.
2. Arsenal has a history of over 100 years, whereas Chelsea's history spans only 80 years.
3. Arsenal fans have been loyal supporters for decades, whereas Chelsea fans are often labeled as glory hunters who started supporting the club only in the past few years after the takeover.
4. Arsenal achieved its success through its own efforts, whereas Chelsea acquired success through significant investments.
5. Arsenal has had a great manager in Arsene Wenger, while Chelsea has experienced uncertainty with its managers.
6. The owner of Chelsea has been involved in criminal activities and is banned from his own country.
7. Arsenal is considered a more respectable club, whereas Chelsea is seen as a disgrace by some.
8. Arsenal has a strong player development system, while Chelsea primarily relies on buying and selling players.
9. In my opinion, Arsenal has a better stadium.
10. Some believe that Chelsea won the Champions League by luck.
11. Arsenal is known for playing attractive football, while Chelsea is criticized for playing defensive football.

7 Juventus (Italy) Juventus Football Club S.p.A., colloquially known as Juve, is a professional Italian football club in Turin, Piedmont.

While not currently the best in the world, they have long been the standard-bearer of the Italian Serie A. Barca has to be seen as the number one team in the world right now. The only thing holding me back from saying they are the greatest starting XI of all time is Valdes in goal. He is average on a great team. If you make a starting XI of the greatest ever Juve players, I think we could give any team a run for their money.

Juve is the best team because all their talent combined creates goals. Pirlo has great accuracy in passing the ball. Vidal excels in defending. Tevez has speed to go through gaps in defenses.

Juve has also created legends like Zinedine Zidane, Fabio Cannavaro, Alessandro Del Piero, Michel Platini, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

8 Liverpool (England) Liverpool Football Club is a Premier League association football club. It is based in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.

Oh dear, it would appear that this list is incorrect on so many levels. I can understand Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Barcelona being up near the top. I've never heard of the team who is number one, and trust me, I know my football. Also, Chelsea ahead of Liverpool? Let's look at the facts, people.

Chelsea is an incredible club at the moment, but once the money dries out, they will crash and burn. Clubs like Liverpool, United, Arsenal, Madrid, and Barcelona are timeless. They may slip down from time to time, but they will never disappear. Liverpool is the best of them all. The crowd, the fans, the atmosphere, the history, the loyalty, the intimidation, the fear in the team's rivals even when the club is struggling - very few teams in world football can claim to be able to do that, and none do it as gracefully as Liverpool.

9 AC Milan (Italy) Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to as A.C. Milan or simply Milan, is a professional football club in Milan, Italy, founded in 1899. The club has spent its entire history, with the exception of the 1980-81 and 1982-83 seasons, in the top flight of Italian football, known as Serie A since... read more

Milan is one of the most successful clubs in the world with 6 UEFA Champions League titles, making it the second most successful in Europe in terms of UEFA Champions trophies, and 18 Serie A titles, making them the second most successful club in Italy. On top of this, they, among other clubs like Barcelona and Manchester United, are well known for developing soccer nations like the United States.

The most internationally-decorated football club in the world, Milan's, is without a doubt the best. Its 1989 team was voted the best club side to ever play the game by a poll of experts conducted by World Soccer magazine. It has had lots of the world's biggest football legends play for it, including Van Basten, Rijkaard, Altafini, Weah, Baresi, Maldini, Baggio, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Crespo, Inzaghi, Ibrahimovic, Nesta, Pirlo, and many, many others.

10 Manchester City (England) Manchester City Football Club, commonly known as City, is a football club in Manchester, England. Founded in 1880 as St. Mark's, it became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894.

They're an amazing team with every single skill there is, whether it's shooting, creativity, or saving. They've got a player that's good at it with Sergio Aguero. They will continue to kick those balls in the back of the net, and their plans continue to be more and more creative with David Silva. Even when Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure, two of their best players, have left, they will still be a great team! Personally, I believe they should be higher up this list.

Manchester City are the best in England right now. They can thrash teams like Manchester United and Chelsea easily.

And, by the way, Turkish and Indonesian clubs are at the top only because of huge fan bases... I'd like to see how they actually fare against the better English or Spanish teams.

The Contenders
11 Borussia Dortmund (Germany) Borussia Dortmund is a club in North Rhine-Westphaila in Germany founded in December 19, 1909 by unhappy men of a church soccer club at a pub at Dortmund . The name Borussia came from the Latin name of a beer in a nearby brewery there . They used to wear blue and white with a red sash but then started... read more

One of the best stadiums in the world, with 85,000 seats. The fans have heart and do not chase success blindly. It's always sold out and offers very attractive football, despite having a tiny budget compared to other clubs. It's just a shame that greed often triumphs over the players' passion, causing them to leave for any club that offers more money, like mercenaries. You have to experience being in this stadium to agree with me. I changed my mind after visiting there. It was awesome.

Best support in Europe. Led Europe in average attendance even when they weren't challenging in Europe, let alone the domestic league. Great history, biggest standing terrace, home of one of the great football temples.

First German team to lift a European Trophy (1966 Cup-Holders Cup against Liverpool), the first German team to win the Champions League (new format, 1997 against Juventus).

12 Paris Saint-Germain (France) Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, commonly known as Paris Saint-Germain, Paris SG, or simply PSG, is a French professional football club based in the city of Paris. Founded in 1970, the club has traditionally worn red-and-blue kits.

PSG is great, underrated but still a great team. Just look at the attack: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the talismanic striker. Edinson Cavani, the modern striker. And Ezequiel Lavezzi, the lightning-fast striker.

The midfielders are no less impressive, with Lucas Moura, Marco Verratti, and Thiago Motta. And let's not forget about the defense, led by Thiago Silva. Oh, enough said!

I say PSG deserves to be the 8th best team because the attack is amazing with Zlatan, Cavani, and Lucas. The midfield is amazing with Matuidi, Di Maria, and Verratti. The defense is 50% solid.

Sirigu is a brick wall, and PSG will prove that they are better than what people think they are when PSG goes against Real Madrid.

13 Atlético Madrid (Spain) Club Atlético de Madrid, SAD, commonly known as Atlético Madrid, or simply as Atlético or Atleti, is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid, that plays in La Liga. The club play their home games at the Wanda Metropolitano, which has a capacity of 68,000.

How can I not love a team that puts their passion first instead of money? It's Atleti, and although I admit it's never easy to beat Barcelona and Real Madrid, who usually occupy the first and second places, at least Atleti has shown them how to play with passion, stamina, and ambition, rather than simply relying on money. But I also think that Diego Simeone is the key who contributes the most to the team's growth.

What Atletico has achieved in 2014 cannot be compared to anything else in football. A team with no stars like Cristiano or Messi, and the best coach, Simeone, has beaten the opponents, winning La Liga and nearly the Champions League.

All I feel for this group of men is respect.

14 Inter Milan (Italy)

Inter is without a doubt the best football team of all time. It is the only Italian team that has never been relegated from Serie A, and it is also the only Italian team that is a member of the exclusive UEFA treble winner's club (just 8 clubs in the world).

Black and blue are the best colors in the world. Forza Inter! Amala!

Inter is my life! I've been a fan of Inter for 15 years. I always wait for the time when we become the champions, and in 2010, we reached the treble, the first team in Italy. That's a very impressive achievement, man! FORZA INTER!

15 Ajax (Netherlands)

This is the perfect example of how so many silly people with no knowledge of football attach themselves to this great game. For Ajax to be outside the top 20 is simply despicable. At most, there are only three or four clubs in the world who have had more success than them.

Football is about being successful. Money and size of fanbase aren't factors. Clubs aren't there to have the most money or the biggest fanbase. They're there to win the most trophies. Otherwise, why would they exist? Use your brains, people.

Ajax should be at least in the top ten! They have some of the most talented footballers I've ever heard of and have had a much better history than Persib, Galatasaray, and Manchester City.

You need to be thinking about changing this list!

16 Sevilla FC (Spain)

First team to win the Europa League three consecutive times. They may never be considered a top team, but they will always be known as the best of the rest.

17 SL Benfica (Portugal)

Benfica is simply the best. With Eusebio and Bela Guttmann, Benfica won two Champions Leagues by beating Barcelona 3-2 and Di Stefano's Real Madrid by 5-3. Benfica has more titles than the majority of the other European clubs and also has many European and intercontinental finals. Its stadium is one of the most beautiful and one of the biggest in Europe and the world.

Despite Porto's dominance in the last few years, Benfica has over 6 million fans in Portugal and many more around the world. The last time Benfica played in Paris against PSG, there were more Benfica supporters than PSG supporters, which is amazing! Only the biggest club on the planet is able to do something like that!

18 A.S. Roma (Italy) Associazione Sportiva Roma, commonly referred to as simply Roma, is a professional Italian football club based in Rome. Founded by a merger in 1927, Roma have participated in the top-tier of Italian football for all of their existence except for 1951–52.

Regardless of Juventus's domination in Serie A in recent years, AS Roma is still the best football club in Italy and one of the best in the world. So many great players have been made by Roma, like Totti, De Rossi, Aldair, Cafu, Miralem Pjanic, Florenzi, etc.

Roma has made a big impact in football almost every season by finding talented players.

AS Roma is the first team of the Eternal City, the capital of the great Roman Empire! A great team for a great city!

Roma must be loved, no discussions.

19 Celtic (Scotland) The Celtic Football Club are a professional football club based in Glasgow, Scotland, which plays in the Scottish Premiership.

Anyone who truly knows their football, the origins of the modern game, which, of course, lie in England and Scotland, understands that at the heart of those roots were acts of charity towards the poor and support for working-class communities. Well, no club embodies these values more than Celtic. Founded in 1888 by an Irish Marist priest named Brother Walfrid, the club aimed to raise funds for impoverished Catholic Irish and native Protestant Scottish people in the east end of Glasgow.

Today, fans from both communities continue to honor this remarkable man, making Celtic the largest and most widespread "genuine" fan base in the world. These are true fans who love the club for the right reasons, not solely for its potential success in a season. I write this as an English Arsenal fan, and I sincerely hope that expressing such admiration for this great club from across the border is considered a significant tribute. Hail Hail!

20 Crystal Palace (England) Crystal Palace Football Club is an English professional football club based in South Norwood, London, that plays in the Premier League, the highest tier in English football.

The Eagles/Glaciers are the best in England. The cheerleaders are brilliant and in great form since Alan Pardew took over.

Can be very exciting at times, holding league favourites to draws.

21 Tottenham Hotspur (England) Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, commonly referred to as Spurs, is an English football club located in Tottenham, Haringey, London, that competes in the Premier League.

Spurs embody the greatness of the Premier League as one of the best leagues in the world. They are able to play spectacularly and stand up to the giant clubs despite having a far smaller budget (of course, still more than other clubs). Their history is amazing, being the first to win the double and the first non-league to win the FA Cup.

The number of legends that have made their way through Spurs is huge, and we're already graced by a legend in the making in Harry Kane! THE HURRICANE! But most importantly, it's the passion of the players and fans alike that makes it one of the best in the world. Honestly, be amazed when you come down to White Hart Lane yourself. COYS!

22 Olympique de Marseille (France)

It's a good and steady team anyone would look for in the French League 1. The club became the first and only French club to win the UEFA Champions League. Marseille has been French champions nine times and has won the Coupe de France a record ten times.

Seriously good! I mean they are so good!

23 SSC Napoli (Italy)

Napoli are one of the most underrated clubs in Europe. Just look at what they're capable of against top clubs like Dortmund (2-1), Arsenal (2-0), Chelsea (3-1), Galatasaray (3-1), and Marseille (3-1). I mean, they should be in the top 20.

I don't see how they are beneath clubs such as Aston Villa (what?) and Semen Padang (WITNOFG?).

Best Italian club, won the league twice with Maradona.

24 FC Porto (Portugal) Hailing from Porto, Portugal, Futebol Clube do Porto competes in Primeira Liga, the top flight of Portuguese football. Established in 1893, the club has been highly successful, capturing numerous domestic and international titles, including the UEFA Champions League. The team's colors are blue and white... read more

Porto ranks among the top 20 clubs globally, not because it's bankrolled by an oil-rich sheikh or a tax-haven prince. It's not due to its record-breaking transfer fees, nor is it because it sells vast volumes of team shirts featuring the name of the latest multi-million-dollar summer signing. It's not because the club was founded in the 19th century, or due to the capacity of its Estadio do Dragao, which it owns outright. It's also not because of the number of social media clicks or the demographic dimension of the city it represents.

It has earned its spot because of its serious, down-to-earth nature and its simple focus on playing football. Its consistent achievements on the sporting front speak for themselves. FC Porto and its fan base don't need the recognition of France Football - the prestigious football periodical that creates rankings best suited to what it believes serves the interests of clubs in the Big Five leagues - to be included in the world's top 30 clubs. Porto has simply earned that right on its own merit and legacy as a winning team. Their loyal fans will always believe in that and will ardently testify to that fact.

25 LA Galaxy (United States) The LA Galaxy, also known as the Los Angeles Galaxy, is an American professional soccer franchise based in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California, that competes in Major League Soccer, as a member of the Western Conference. The club began play in 1996 as one of the league's eight charter members... read more

LA Galaxy is a United States team that consists of many nations. Where else can you find the captain of Ireland leading a team of the top players from countries like Mexico and England? Not to mention their great selection of players from the US as well.

David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Landon Donovan, and many more have all played for the Galaxy. The best!

Good team and one of the richest teams in the world. Soon to be in the top 10 in the world.

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