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21.01.2010 12:11

Best in history, according to IFFHS


FC Barcelona has been recognised as the best team in recent football history, according to the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). Barça get 807 points, 81 more than second placed Manchester United.

The stats are based on domestic leagues and cups and international club competitions in all six continental confederations and all FIFA tournaments since 1991.

Ahead of United and Madrid

Barça are clearly superior to Manchester United (726 points) and joint third placed Madrid and Juventus (633 points). Curiously, FC Barcelona beat five of the top ten teams last season.

27 titles since 1991

27-05-09_MESSI_GOL_01.jpgSince the list was first compiled, FC Barcelona have won 27 trophies. Nine Spanish Leagues, three Spanish Cups, seven Spanish Super Cups, three Champions Leagues, three European Super Cups, one Cup Winners Cup and one Clubs World Cup. That’s an average of one and a half titles a season!

How are the points awarded?

The ranking is decided on December 31 each year, and values the 50 best teams each year, scoring them from 50 to the best down to 1 for the fiftieth.
Best in history, according to IFFHS
The top ten
1. FC Barcelona (807 points)
2. M. United (726 points)
3. Real Madrid (633 points)
3. Juventus (633 points)
5. Milan AC (620 points)
6. Inter Milan (605 points)
7. Bayern Munich (599 points)
8. Arsenal (594 points)
9. River Plate (503 points)
10. Chelsea (491 points)

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