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http://soccerlens.com/all-time-club-rankings-according-to-iffhs/5125/

Below's the explanation of how this work:

An All-time Club World Ranking can only be meaningful and useful if it can be determined by taking account all the results of the national championships, the national cup competitions, the club competitions of the six continental confederations and the FIFA. It is therefore only possible to determine an All-time Club World Ranking from January 1st, 1991 – when the Club World Ranking began taking all these details into consideration.

The period from 1872 to 1990 can only be asssessed subjectively, mostly by using national and international champions as a guide. It follows that teams placed in the individual competitions cannot be taken into consideration, even if their titles were won easily or in spite of many defeats. It is simply not possible to establish a basis for giving all participating clubs an equal opportunity for the period 1872 to 1990.

The IFFHS has therefore has decided, logically, that the All-time Club World Ranking should be determined from January 1st, 1991 using the annual Club World Ranking (the situation at 31st December annually). For this it will take into consideration the “Top 50 Clubsâ€, annually and award them points from 50 points for the top club down to 1 point for the club in 50th place. Adding the points from the individual years for each club will provide the All-time Club World Ranking.

So there goes.

The result? The “lucky winner†of the IFFHS All-Time Club Ranking is FC Barcelona with 670 points, who in the period from 1991 to 2007 won 8 La Liga titles, 2 Copa del Rey, 6 Supercopa de España, 2 Champions League, 1 Cup Winners' Cup, and 2 European Super Cups. Completing the top trio, we find Juventus (7 [minus 2] Serie A titles, 1 Coppa Italia, 4 Supercoppa Italiana, 1 Champions League, 1 UEFA Cup, 1 Intertoto Cup, 1 European Super Cup, 1 Intercontinental Cup) and Manchester Utd (9 EPL titles, 4 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, 6 Charity Shields, 1 Champions League, 1 Cup Winners' Cup, 1 European Super Cup, 1 Intercontinental Cup).

One of the funny things about this year's All-Time Ranking is that compared to 2006, AC Milan has actually dropped by 2 ranks to 5th spot (behind Real Madrid). Yeah, the same AC Milan which won the UEFA Champions League in May, the European SuperCup in September and the FIFA Club World Cup at the end of the year. Man Utd and Real Madrid did win their respective national titles, but still weird I find.

Completing the Top 10 right behind AC Milan, we find Bayern Munich (6th), Inter Milan (7th), River Plate (8th), Arsenal (9th), and Porto (10th). Further down the list, Italian club Parma is incredibly ranked 12th, right behind Ajax Amsterdam and their huge cup gallery, but in front of clubs like Chelsea and Liverpool (13th and 14th). Huh? How did that happen?

By now most of you are probably screaming for murder, so in defense of the IFFHS ranking, let me just mention that it does accurately reflect the top world leagues of the past two decades, at least in terms of total number of clubs present. In the 191 ranked clubs, the Spanish Liga and Italian Serie A are the biggest providers, totalling 17 teams each. They are followed by the English Premier League (15), the Campeonato Brasileiro (15), the German Bundesliga (12), and the French Ligue 1 (12). Argentina totals 11 clubs and caps the ‘Big 7′ according to this ranking. Much further down the list are the Belgian, Czech and Dutch leagues (6).

By the way, 6 other Italian teams make the IFFHS ranking: Torino (57th), Sampdoria (70th), Fiorentina (80th), Bologna (97th), Genoa (105th) and Vicenza (185th).

In the end, despite IFFHS's explanation for their selection criteria (see above), such a ranking is a fairly poor representation of an “All-Time†statistic. By only counting club history from 1991 onwards, IFFHS should effectively have forfeited the right to use “All-time†in their ranking terminology. Nevertheless what you are looking at here, should more or less accurately reflect the teams who have dominated the world of football from 1991 to 2007. That at least, we can admit.

For comparison, the UEFA ranking (last updated to May 25, 2007 i.e. before the Rossoneri European SuperCup and Club World Cup triumphs) puts AC Milan at nº1, followed by Barcelona, Liverpool, and Inter. Quoting Gazzetta dello Sport, the IFFHS “would be a much more respected institute if it took into consideration the entire world of football. That is, starting from the time someone in England had the great idea of inventing the sport. It was the year 1872″.

Rank Club Nation Points
1 Barcelona Spain 670
2 Juventus Italy 584
3 Manchester United England 579
4 Real Madrid Spain 570
5 AC Milan Italy 547
6 Bayern Munich Germany 509
7 Inter Milan Italy 488
8 River Plate Argentina 475
9 Arsenal England 472
10 Porto Portugal 405
11 Ajax Amsterdam Netherlands 400
12 Parma Italy 373
13 Chelsea England 350
14 Liverpool England 344
15 Lazio Italy 342
16 Valencia Spain 338
17 Boca Juniors Argentina 329
18 AS Roma Italy 319
19 Rangers Scotland 308
20 São Paulo Brazil 290
21 Borussia Dortmund Germany 285
22 Paris Saint-Germain France 284
23 Spartak Moscow Russia 278
24 AS Monaco France 277
25 Club Brugge Belgium 260
26 Lyon France 260
27 Atletico Madrid Spain 255
28 Deportivo La Coruña Spain 255
29 Celtic Scotland 236
30 Feyenoord Rotterdam Netherlands 227
31 Werder Bremen Germany 226
32 CD América Cali Colombia 225
33 Colo Colo Chile 222
34 Benfica Portugal 221
35 Grêmio Brazil 212
36 AJ Auxerre France 204
37 Newcastle United England 197
38 Cruzeiro Brazil 194
39 PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 192
40 Olimpia Asunción Paraguay 188
41 Galatasaray SK Turkey 187
42 Anderlecht Belgium 182
43 Marseille France 181
44 Palmeiras Brazil 162
45 Bayer Leverkusen Germany 159
46 Vélez Sarsfield Argentina 153
47 Universidad Católica Chile 149
48 Nacional Montevideo Uruguay 142
Schalke 04 Germany 142
50 Bordeaux France 139
Zaragoza Spain 139
52 Sparta Prague Czech Republic 138
53 FC Nantes France 136
54 Cerro Porteño Paraguay 135
55 Nacional Medellín Colombia 130
56 Vasco da Gama Brazil 127
57 Torino Italy 126
58 Dynamo Kiev Ukraina 123
59 Panathinaikos Greece 113
60 Flamengo Brazil 112
61 Santos FC Brazil 111
62 San Lorenzo Argentina 107
63 Slavia Prague Czech Republic 107
64 Red Star Belgrade Serbia 105
65 Mallorca Spain 103
66 Corinthians Brazil 95
67 Real Betis Spain 93
68 Sevilla FC Spain 91
69 Leeds United England 87
70 Sampdoria Italy 83
71 Eintracht Frankfurt Germany 76
72 VfB Stuttgart Germany 75
73 Villarreal CF Spain 74
74 AEK Athens Greece 73
75 CSKA Moscow Russia 73
76 Lokomotive Moscow Russia 72
77 Olympiakos Piräus Greece 69
78 Peñarol Montevideo Uruguay 68
79 Internacional Porto Alegre Brazil 68
80 Fiorentina Italy 64
81 Atletico Mineiro Brazil 57
82 AZ Alkmaar Netherlands 56
83 Steaua Bucarest Romania 56
84 Lille France 56
85 Tottenham England 55
86 Rapid Bucarest Romania 51
87 Independiente Argentina 50
88 Espanyol Spain 50
89 São Caetano Brazil 48
90 Sporting Lisbon Portugal 48
91 Hamburger SV Germany 46
92 Kaiserslautern Germany 43
93 Beşiktaş SK Turkey 43
94 Club América Mexico Mexico 40
95 RC Lens France 40
96 Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany 40
97 Boavista Portugal 39
98 Bologna Italy 39
99 Cienciano del Cusco Peru 39
100 CD Guadalajara Mexico 39
101 Karlsruher SC Germany 39
102 Celta Vigo Spain 39
103 Newell's Old Boys Argentina 38
104 Austria SV Salzburg Austria 37
105 Genoa Italy 37
106 Everton England 36
107 Universidad de Chile Chile 35
108 Tenerife Spain 34
109 Strasbourg France 34
110 Rosario Central Argentina 33
111 FC Basel Switzerland 33
112 Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraina 32
113 SIGMA Olomouc Czech Republic 32
114 Palermo Italy 32
115 CS Emelec Guayaquil Ecuador 31
116 Atlético Morelia Mexico 30
117 RC Genk Belgium 30
118 Rosenborg BK Norge 30
119 Udinese Italy 30
120 Bolívar La Paz Bolivia 29
121 Fluminense Brazil 29
122 Fenerbahçe SK Turkey 28
123 Banfield Argentina 27
124 Lanús Argentina 27
125 Once Caldas Manizales Colombia 27
126 Sporting Cristal Lima Peru 27
127 Club Libertad Asunción Paraguay 26
128 Deportivo Cali Colombia 25
129 Cagliari Italy 25
130 Rapid Wien Austria 25
131 Nottingham Forest England 24
132 Standard Liège Belgium 24
133 Perugia Italy 23
134 Barcelona SC Guayaquil Ecuador 23
135 Fulham England 23
136 LDA Alajuela Costa Rica 23
137 Napoli Italy 23
138 MTK Budapest Hungary 22
139 Universitario Lima Peru 21
140 Bolton England 20
141 Baník Ostrava Czech Republic 19
142 Santiago Wanderers Chile 19
143 Atletico Paranaense Brazil 18
144 National SC Cairo Egypt 18
145 Aberdeen Scotland 17
146 Brøndby IF Denmark 16
147 LD Universitario de Quito Ecuador 16
148 RC Avellaneda Argentina 16
149 Rayo Vallecano Spain 15
150 CPD Junior Barranquilla Colombia 15
 

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If i got it right you get points for being where you are in the league and get as long as you possible can, But i cant agree with the list, some leagues are harder even if they maybe get more points, im a bit lazzzy^^
 

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If i got it right you get points for being where you are in the league and get as long as you possible can, But i cant agree with the list, some leagues are harder even if they maybe get more points, im a bit lazzzy^^
You 4gt to say *Woops Woops*! :eek: :D ;)
 
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