The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) has named Barcelona the best club of the past decade.
“FC Barcelona won the CLUB WORLD RANKINGS of the First Decade (2001-2010) and also of the second Decade (2011-2020),” the IFFHS said in a statement.
Barça was ranked with 2,877 points with rival Real Madrid second on 2,782 with German giants Bayern Munich completing the top three with a points tally of 2,594.5.
FC Barcelona was founded in 1899 and has won five UEFA Champions League titles, three FIFA Club World Cups, five UEFA Super Cup trophies, and 26 Spanish La Liga tournaments.
Before coming up with these rankings, IFFHS usually takes into account the number of points claimed by a team in domestic competitions, as well as their performances in the European competitions.
Here’s the top 10 list:
- 1. Barcelona – 2,877 pts
- 2. Real Madrid – 2,782 pts
- 3. Bayern Munich – 2,594 pts
- 4. PSG – 2,357 pts
- 5. Atletico Madrid – 2,302 pts
- 6. Juventus – 2,272 pts
- 8. Chelsea – 2,113 pts
- 8. Manchester City – 2,113 pts
- 10. Manchester United – 2,020 pts