Bayern Munich are now the number one football club in the world. They toppled Real Madrid who move second.
According to the latest World Football Database ranking, Barcelona retain the third position, while Atletico Madrid, another Spanish team are fourth. They moved two places up the ranking.
Italian giants Juventus dropped one step down to take fifth and Paris Saint Germain moved two up into 6th.
Manchester City are ranked 7th, the only English club to make the first 10.They were at the same position at the last ranking.
Arsenal dropping three places are ranked 11th, while Leicester City FC, the current English champions are 13th, behind PSV Eindhoven. Leicester also moved up three places.
Tottenham Hotspur are 18th and Liverpool 21st. Chelsea are 26th and Manchester United are 29th.
The rankings took account of matches played by the various teams up till 18 September.
The World Football Elo Ratings is a ranking system for men’s national teams in association football. The method used to rank teams is based upon the Elo rating system method but modified to take various football-specific variables into account. Elo should not be confused with the FIFA World Rankings, which is more prevalent because it is the official rating system used by the international governing body of football to rank national teams.
This system, developed by Hungarian-American mathematician Dr. Árpád Élő, is used by FIDE, the international chess federation, to rate chess players, and by the European Go Federation, to rate Go players. In 1997 Bob Runyan adapted the Elo rating system to international football and posted the results on the Internet.
FootballDatabase uses the adapted Elo Rating formula and applies it to a number of important football club competitions around the globe, with the aim to provide fans a mathematical ranking of World Football Clubs.
30 leading clubs in the world
2 Real Madrid Spain 2021
5 Juventus Italy 1918
7 Manchester City England1871
8 Borussia Dortmund Germany1861
10 SSC Napoli Italy1835
11 Arsenal England 1819
13 Leicester City England 1792
15 Sporting Portugal 1771
16 Monaco France 1767
17 Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine1762
18 Tottenham Hotspur England1758
19 Ajax Netherlands1753
20 Olympiakos Greece1749
21 Liverpool FC England17442
22 Athletic Bilbao Spain1741
24 FC Porto Portugal1738
25 Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany1726
26 Chelsea England1725
27 Southampton England1721
28 Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine1721
29 Manchester United England1714
30 Sassuolo Italy 1710