Top 50 clubs: Supercomputer ranks Manchester City as the best football club in the world

Based on current performance, Manchester City have been ranked as the best football club in the world by a supercomputer.

Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez-Manchester City
Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez-Manchester City | Photo Credit: IMAGO

Based on current performance, Manchester City have been ranked as the best football club in the world by a supercomputer.

The Premier League champions were awarded a soccer power index score of 92.4 by FiveThirtyEight.

The SPI is calculated using a points system based on the results. Three points are awarded for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss.

Pep Guardiola’s side managed to win the Premier League and the Carabao cup last season, and despite their defeat in the Champions League final, they are at the top of the list.

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Manchester City v Chelsea – UEFA Champions League – Final | Photo Credit: IMAGO

German champions Bayern Munich are second in the rankings after their domestic success last year.

Champions League winners Chelsea are third with the likes of Barcelona and Liverpool comprising of the top five.

Spanish giants Real Madrid have surprisingly dropped to 7th in the standings, and Manchester United are eighth after finishing second in the Premier League last year.

The likes of Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint Germain are in the top 10.

Meanwhile, Italian champions Inter Milan are surprisingly 14th in the list, with Juventus 15th.

Contribution of Different Leagues to Top-50

Leagues# of Teams
English Premier League12
Spanish La Liga10
German Bundesliga8
Italian Serie A7
French Ligue 14
Portuguese Primeira Liga3
Swiss Super League1
Brasileirao (Brazil)1
Scottish Premiership1
Austria Bundesliga1
Russian Premier League1
Dutch Eredivisie1

Furthermore, the fact that the Spanish champions Atletico Madrid are outside of the top ten and are ranked 11th on the list proves that the choices made by the supercomputer are nothing but controversial.

For example, Atalanta are ranked 12th in the table ahead of champions Inter Milan.

Meanwhile, the likes of Brighton and Hove Albion have been ranked ahead of Tottenham Hotspur. It is simply incomprehensible how the Seagulls have managed to climb above the Londoners especially given the fact that they tend to fight for survival every year.

50 Top Ranking Teams and their UEFA Ranking

#Team LeagueUEFA Ranking
1Man. CityEnglish Premier League3
2Bayern MunichGerman Bundesliga1
3ChelseaEnglish Premier League11
4BarcelonaSpanish La Liga4
5LiverpoolEnglish Premier League9
6RB LeipzigGerman Bundesliga21
7Real MadridSpanish La Liga2
8Man. UnitedEnglish Premier League7
9PSGFrench Ligue 18
10DortmundGerman Bundesliga14
11Atletico MadridSpanish La Liga6
12AtalantaItalian Serie A27
13ArsenalEnglish Premier League10
14Inter MilanItalian Serie A26
15JuventusItalian Serie A5
16SevillaSpanish La Liga12
17Real SociedadSpanish La Liga79
18AjaxDutch Eredivisie17
19RB SalzburgAustria Bundesliga23
20VillarrealSpanish La Liga22
21NapoliItalian Serie A20
22AC MilanItalian Serie A53
23MonacoFrench Ligue 140
24WolfsburgGerman Bundesliga103
25BrightonEnglish Premier LeagueX
26Leicester CityEnglish Premier League51
27Tottenham HotspurEnglish Premier League15
28ZenitRussian Premier League28
29PortoPortuguese Primeira Liga16
30LyonFrench Ligue 119
31LilleFrench Ligue 1109
32Real BetisSpanish La Liga82
33LeverkusenGerman Bundesliga25
34West HamEnglish Premier League76
35BenficaPortuguese Primeira Liga24
36Leeds UnitedEnglish Premier LeagueX
37GetafeSpanish La Liga80
38GladbachGerman Bundesliga48
39EintrachtGerman Bundesliga49
40Athletic BilbaoSpanish La Liga83
41RomaItalian Serie A13
42LazioItalian Serie A34
44EvertonEnglish Premier League74
45Aston VillaEnglish Premier LeagueX
46Celta VigoSpanish La Liga84
47HoffenheimGerman Bundesliga63
48SportingPortuguese Primeira Liga32
49RangersScottish Premiership52
50Young BoysSwiss Super League42