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Barcelona named best club of the decade ahead of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid



Spanish giants, FC Barcelona have been named the best club of the past decade by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).

Barcelona named best club of decade ahead of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid

Barçelona were ranked with 2,877 points with rival Real Madrid second on 2,782 with German giants Bayern Munich completing the top three with a points tally of 2,594.5.

“FC Barcelona won the CLUB WORLD RANKINGS of the First Decade (2001-2010) and also of the second Decade (2011-2020),” the IFFHS said in a statement.

Founded in 1899, FC Barcelona have won five UEFA Champions League titles, three FIFA Club World Cups, five UEFA Super Cup trophies, and 26 Spanish La Liga tournaments.

Before coming up with these rankings, IFFHS usually takes into account the number of points claimed by a team in domestic competitions, as well as their performances in the European competitions.

See top 10 best club of decade

1. Barcelona – 2,877 pts

2. Real Madrid – 2,782 pts

3. Bayern Munich – 2,594 pts

4. PSG – 2,357 pts

5. Atletico Madrid – 2,302 pts

6. Juventus – 2,272 pts

8. Chelsea – 2,113 pts

8. Manchester City – 2,113 pts

10. Manchester United – 2,020 pts