Like every year, the Institute of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) published the ranking of the 100 best teams in the world and surprised everyone with his choice of the Argentine club best positioned on the list, above River and Boca.
On an international level, number 1 in the ranking went to Manchester City. The team of Guardiola had an unbeatable season in 2022/2023: he took the Premier Leaguethe FA Cup and with the Champions League for the first time in its history.
The podium is completed by real Madridwho in the last year won the Copa del Rey, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup, and the Flamengothe last champion of the Libertadores Cup of America.
As for the Argentine teams, Mouth was a few places below Defense and Justice and occupied position 42 and River, which was also surpassed by other Argentine clubs, appeared in 67th. The other national institutions that appeared in the top 100 were Estudiantes de La Plata (45°), Racing (54°), San Lorenzo (70°) and Newell’s (83°).
The most notable in the ranking was Defense and Justice (30°) that is going through a great present this season. Although they have not yet won in the first three days of Zone B of the League Cup, they are in fourth place in the annual table that allows the qualification for the next Libertadores.
In addition, he is still in the race in the Argentine Cup and also in the South Americanwhere they will be measured in the semifinals against Liga de Quito of Ecuador.
In addition to growing exponentially at an institutional level, Halcón de Varela settled some time ago in the first division of Argentine soccer. Since his promotion in 2014, he has not dropped any further and has played in various international cups. Won the 2020 Copa Sudamericana and the South American Cup Winners’ Cup 2021. He also achieved two runner-up finishes in Argentine league in 2019 and 2021.
How the ranking of the 100 best teams in the world is made
To calculate the scores derived from this ranking that has been prepared since 1991the IFFHS takes into account different aspects to rate clubs as matches won, goals for and against, and titles, with different amounts of points awarded depending on the level of the competition. The period included in this edition was from September 1, 2022 until August 31, 2023.
The federation values national and international competitions of each country and distributes points according to games won and tied, in order of relevance of each tournament: the upper divisions of each league add greater units than those of promotion. The teams are left out of the list not regulated by FIFA.
Ranking: the best teams in the world for IFFHS
- 1. Manchester City (England).
- 2. real Madrid (Spain).
- 3. Flamengo (Brazil).
- 4. Inter de Milan (Italy).
- 5. FC Porto (Portugal).
- 6. Al Ahly (Egypt).
- 7. Manchester United (England).
- 8. Naples (Italy).
- 9. Benfica (Portugal).
- 10. Palmeiras (Brazil).
The Argentine teams within the IFFHS ranking
- 40. Defense and Justice (Argentina).
- 42. Boca Juniors (Argentina).
- Four. Five. Students (Argentina).
- 54. Racing Club (Argentina).
- 67. River Plate (Argentina).
- 70. San Lorenzo (Argentina).
- 83. Newell’s Old Boys (Argentina).
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