Soccer: Top 5 Club Teams In The World
Top 5 Club Teams In The World
When looking at the best teams in the world, the first place to look is Europe. The best talents in the world ply their trade on the continent and for good reason. These great teams are comprised of players from all corners of the earth that speak a multitude of different languages, which makes it more difficult to have a cohesive squad. Somehow, these clubs manage to get past language barriers and playing styles and become one collective unit on the pitch.
Whether its the La Liga, English Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A or Ligue 1, there are many teams that lay claim to being the best in the world. Many debate what league is the best, yet it is hard to make such distinctions when most leagues' style of play vary, as well as the depth of each league's talent.
This list is comprised of some of the world's most famous clubs and some clubs with a rich history and tradition that have been out the limelight up until now. Some of the best players in the world play for these teams, along with iconic figures who have become synonymous with their clubs' success.
It is unsure where these clubs will end up when the season is over, but for now they are playing the best soccer of any clubs in the world. It is a testament to their managers, as well as the cohesion among the players that they have gotten off to such wonderful starts.
Liverpool may have the best out-and-out strike partnership in the world with the return of Luis Suarez to link up with Daniel Sturridge, but the rest of Brendan Rodgers' team have been in solid form as well. The acquisitions of Momadou Sahko and Victor Moses have helped Liverpool catapult to the top of table, and have the rest of the Premier League on notice.
With the loss of their two best young players Marquinhos and Erik Lamela, Roma has still managed a plus-19 goal differential, only conceding one goal in Serie A. Francesco Totti and Danielle De Rossi have been magnificent. Gervinho seems to have rediscovered his form in Italy and Roma look like a team to be reckoned with.
3. Athletico Madrid
This team is off to an incredible start as they are undefeated in La Liga and Champions League play. With the departure of superstar Radamel Falcao, many thought they would be in decline, but the emergence of Diego Costa has uplifted the club. The Brazilian leads the league in goals with 10 already. Athletico is looking down at Real Madrid in the standings as of now.
2. Bayern Munich
After a historic treble, you would think that the German side would show complacency. Not with Pep Guardiola at the helm. Bayern has not lost a game all season and sit atop the Bundesliga table, having thrashed Manchester City in the Champions League. A second treble isn't out of the question.
Barcelona continues its dominance. They arguably boast the best starting 11 in the world. They may have five of the top 10 players in the world. Scoring goals in bunches, the Catalan club haven't dropped a point in any competition thus far. Headlined by Lionel Messi and Neymar, they look to regain Champions League glory and reassert themselves as the world's one true power in soccer.