March 31, 2010

Top 100 Football (soccer) club teams for April 2010


As comes April, comes the new top rankings for club soccer teams worldwide. So, looking at last month's list, I was a bit too bias towards the English Premier League, and UEFA in general. I did more homework, and made (hopefully) a better list came out of this. Some notable changes before the rankings:
  • UEFA Champion's League helps drive the rankings for the top of the top. Of the eight quarterfinalists in the tourney, seven of them are in the top ten. Bordeaux is not in the top ten and is—funny enough—#11
  • Barcelona and Arsenal remain the two top teams, respectively. How about the game earlier today?!
  • In UEFA: Manchester United and Real Madrid are noted teams to have fallen this month. New teams enter the list including Romania's CFR Cluj (#43), Portugal's Sporting de Braga (#41). Celtic FC takes a jump from #86 to #52, but Switzerland's Basel takes a fall down to #72 from #37.
  • Sure the Champions League (in CONCACAF), yet again, dominanted by Mexican clubs, it sparked some new rankings. Mexico's Toluca (#31) is now the highest ranked club team outside of UEFA and CONMEBOL. And who says MLS is a scrub league? Evidentally, not to the Columbus Crew (#53)! The American powerhouses after slightly losing to the mighty Toluca are off a pounding start to their season.
  • Only one African team makes the list for this month. TP Mezembe's shocking defeat, knocked them off the list. Egypt's Al Ahly (#82) makes the list.
  • Sadly, to many people's surprise, not one OFC team managed to make the list. The only team that might have a chance sometime soon is probably New Zealand's Auckland City FC.

TOP 100 CLUBS

Number. Club. -- Nation (rank last month)
  1. Barcelona — Spain (1)
  2. Arsenal — England (2)
  3. Fiorentina — Italy (6)
  4. CSKA Moscow — Russia (8)
  5. Lyon — France (9)
  6. Bayern Munich — Germany (7)
  7. Internatzionale — Italy (4)
  8. Estudiantes — Argentina (50)
  9. Roma — Italy (13)
  10. Tottenham Hotspur — England (10)
  11. Bordeaux — France (24)
  12. Manchester United — England (3)
  13. AC Milan — Italy (15)
  14. Schlack 04 — Germany (14)
  15. Twente — Netherlands (19)
  16. Olympiacos — Greece (17)
  17. Nacional — Uruguay (38)
  18. Real Madrid — Spain (11)
  19. Bursaspor — Turkey (30)
  20. Gremio — Brazil (NR)
  21. Boca Juniors — Argentina (NR)
  22. Sevilla — Spain (16)
  23. Corinthias — Brazil (31)
  24. Manchester City — England (23)
  25. Bayer Leverkusen — Germany (18)
  26. Everton — England (20)
  27. Ajax Amsterdam — Netherlands (29)
  28. Liverpool — England (22)
  29. Benefica — Portugal (82)
  30. Panthianiakos — Greece (32)
  31. Toluca — Mexico (44)
  32. Rubin Kazan — Russia (70)
  33. Montpellier — France (NR)
  34. Maccabi Hafia — Israel (42)
  35. Velez Sarsfield — Argentina (NR)
  36. PSV Eindhoven — Netherlands (25)
  37. Valencia — Spain (28)
  38. Palermo — Italy (NR)
  39. Rangers — Scotland (52)
  40. Cerro — Argentina (51)
  41. Sporting de Braga — Portugal (NR)
  42. Aston Villa — England (12)
  43. CFR Cluj — Romania (NR)
  44. Libertad — Paraguay (56)
  45. Stoke City — England (49)
  46. Flamengo — Brazil (45)
  47. Cruz Azul — Mexico (63)
  48. AZ Alkmaar — Netherlands (48)
  49. Fulham — England (35)
  50. CD Guadalajara — Mexico (NR)
  51. Alanzia Lima — Peru (54)
  52. Celtic — Scotland (86)
  53. Columbus Crew — USA (73)
  54. Penarol — Uruguay (NR)
  55. Shakhtar Donetsk — Ukraine (75)
  56. Internacional — Brazil (57)
  57. Porto — Portugal (26)
  58. Juventus — Italy (41)
  59. Kashima Antlers — Japan (NR)
  60. APOEL — Cyprus (59)
  61. Atletico Madrid — Spain (69)
  62. FC Copenhagen — Denmark (72)
  63. Debrecen — Hungary (NR)
  64. Birmingham — England (NR)
  65. Pohang Steelers — Korea Republic (85)
  66. Vfk Wolfsburg — Germany (71)
  67. Universidad — Chile (62)
  68. Dynamo Kiev — Ukraine (68)
  69. Dundee United — Scotland (97)
  70. CF Pachuca — Mexico (81)
  71. Fenerbahce — Turkey (73)
  72. Basel — Switzerland (37)
  73. Red Bull Salzburg — Austria (54)
  74. Anderlecht — Belgium (NR)
  75. Cruziero — Brazil (73)
  76. Swansea City — Wales (74)
  77. IFK Goteborg — Sweden (90)
  78. Mallorca — Spain (43)
  79. Once Caldas — Colombia (NR)
  80. Al-Wahda — UAE (NR)
  81. Seattle Sounders FC — USA (87)
  82. Al-Ahly — Egypt (95)
  83. Al Hilal — Saudi Arabia (NR)
  84. Wigan Athletic — England (38)
  85. Sparta Prague — Czech Republic (NR)
  86. Supersport United — South Africa (NR)
  87. FC Aktobe — Kazakhstan (NR)
  88. Marathon — Honduras (78)
  89. Aalesund — Norway (NR)
  90. The New Saints — Wales (NR)
  91. Besiktas — Turkey (47)
  92. LDU Quito — Ecuador (NR)
  93. Red Star FC — Serbia (100)
  94. LA Galaxy — USA (95)
  95. Saprissa — Costa Rica
  96. Zob Ahan — Iran (NR)
  97. Sunderland — England (56)
  98. Sydney FC — Australia (NR)
  99. Levski Sofia — Bulgaria (NR)
  100. Comunicaciones — Guatemala (NR)

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