European football governing body, UEFA, has released the latest club rankings and the finalists of last season’s UEFA Champions League are not occupying the top spot.
Recall that last season, Manchester City and Chelsea played in the final of the Champions League and Chelsea emerged the winners. Based on that, most football fans expected that the two Premier League sides should top any positive ranking from UEFA.
However, in the latest club rankings UEFA released this week, Chelsea had no place in the top two despite being UEFA Champions League reigning champions. They however got a spot in the top 5.
This means that Chelsea are yet to accumulate enough points to overtake the clubs above them in the ranking. They can only achieve that by being more consistent in the Champions League and the domestic league.
Below are the top-rated clubs in UEFA latest club rankings
- Bayern Munich
German Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich are the highest-rated club in UEFA’s latest club rankings. The German club have been winning the Bundesliga for the past 9 years and have been very consistent in the Champions League.
- Manchester City
Manchester City are the second highest-ranked club in UEFA’s latest club ranking. City are the reigning Premier League champions and played in the final of the UEFA Champions League last season. Aside from that, the club has been very consistent in both Premier League and Champions League campaigns in the last five years.
Liverpool football club are third on the ranking for their consistency in the Champions League and the Premier League in the last five years. The club won the Premier League in 2020 and also won the Champions League in 2019.
Chelsea made do of the fourth spot despite being the reigning champions of the UEFA Champions League. The club has been very consistent in European competitions in the last five years. Recall that in 2019, the club won the Europa League and the Super Cup.
- FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are occupying the 5th spot in UEFA’s latest club rankings despite not being able to play in the final of the Champions League in the last five years. However, their consistency in both Champions League and La Liga over the years has given them an edge over other clubs.
- Paris Saint Germain
Paris Saint Germain are occupying the 6th spot despite their inability to win the Champions League in the club’s history. However, their consistency in the tournament in the last five years and their dominance in French Ligue 1 have given them an edge over other clubs.
- Real Madrid
Real Madrid are the most successful club in the Champions League and they have won the tournament twice in the last five years, but that only took them to the 7th spot on UEFA’s latest club rankings.
Juventus are occupying the 8th spot despite their dominance in Italian Serie A. The club has not been able to play in the final of the Champions League in recent times.
- Manchester United
Manchester United are the 9th highest-ranked team in UEFA’s latest club ranking. The Premier League side are yet to win a major tournament since 2017 but their consistency in major tournaments over the years was enough to get them into the UEFA top 10.
- Atletico Madrid
Despite being the reigning Spanish La Liga champions, Atletico Madrid are occupying the 10th spot in the UEFA ranking. The club has been very consistent in European competitions and has consistently remained a force in La Liga.