Arsenal ranked higher than Chelsea in global club list

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics has released their ranking of clubs across the globe.

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics’ (IFFHS) latest case study is sure to raise a few eyebrows, as the Swiss-based organisation has released a ranking of global football clubs.

Based on factors such as results in various competitions over time, the organisation has stated that Real Madrid top the club list.

Interestingly for English football fans, Arsenal were the only side in the top ten, ranked in seventh place, despite a lack of silverware for Arsene Wenger’s men in recent times.

Next up were Chelsea in 11th, Tottenham in 28th, Manchester City in 32nd, Liverpool in 83rd and Manchester United in an incredible 128th.

A graphic of the top ten clubs can be seen below.


The list is sure to start a round of debates, with the bizarre placing of some of the sides. With Colombian side Atletico Nacional in fifth, Salzburg and River Plate in joint ninth, Steaua Bucharest in 17th and Sparta Prague in 19th in particular catching the eye.

Given that City won the Premier League last season but are ranked below Spurs, and Arsenal have only won the FA Cup in the last eight years but are the top English club, the results are certainly controversial.

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