Real Madrid Leads UEFA Club Rankings
Spanish football giant Real Madrid, which made it to a sixth successive UEFA Champions League semi-final, surpassing Barcelona’s 2008/09–2012/13 record of five, remained top the European club rankings. The ranking was announced after the semi-final line-up has been finalised on Wednesday.
The Madrid team has been leading the rankings since the 2013-2014 season, with a total of 169,371 points, followed by Bayern Munich (159,921), Barcelona (158,371), Atletico Madrid (138,371) and Chelsea (136,056), reports Efe. While Manchester City, which made its debut in Champions League Semi-Final, is not in the top 10.
La Liga is the league with most representation in the ‘top 10’ thanks to Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico, ahead of the Premier League, which has Chelsea and Arsenal. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are the two Germans teams made it into the list.
Benfica from Porugal, Paris Saint-German of France and Juventus from Italy are also got into the list.
This season’s dark horse VFL Wolfsburg is not in the list.
The last time neither Bayern nor Real Madrid failed to make it to the last four was 2008/09.
The UEFA club rankings:
1. Real Madrid (SPAIN) 169,371
2. Bayern Munich (GERMANY) 159,921
3. Barcelona (SPAIN) 158,371
4. Atletico Madrid (SPAIN) 138,371
5. Chelsea (ENGLAND) 136,056
6. Benfica (PORTUGAL) 116,583
7. Paris Saint-Germain (FRANCE) 112,549
8. Borussia Dortmund (GERMANY) 109,921
9. Juventus (ITALY) 107,087
10. Arsenal (ENGLAND) 105,056.
(With inputs from IANS)