Club Rankings: Top 30 teams in the world

Denis Doyle
Goal polled editors from across its 37 editions to determine the No.1 side on the planet in terms of squad strength and recent success

Real Madrid have been voted the best team in the world by Goal editors from our 38 editions across the globe.

Zinedine Zidane's men became the first side to successfully defend their Champions League title by routing Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff in May and were just as emphatic victors in our poll to decide the top 30 clubs on the planet, which was based upon squad strength and recent success.

PSG, of course, have yet to win the European Cup but they finished second in our vote, no doubt thanks to the recent acquisitions of Brazilian superstar Neymar and French sensation Kylian Mbappe.

RB Leipzig claimed 19th spot after their sensational second-placed finish in last season's Bundesliga but there are no non-European clubs in the top 20, with River Plate the highest-ranked South America side, in 22nd.

1 Real Madrid 300
2 PSG 275
3 Juventus 270
4 Barcelona 267
5 Bayern Munich 249
6 Atletico Madrid 243
7 Manchester United 230
8 Chelsea 227
9 Manchester City 223
10 Napoli 180
11 Monaco 173
12 Liverpool 172
13 Borussia Dortmund 164
14 Sevilla 160
15 Tottenham 144
16 Roma 123
17 Arsenal 94
18 Benfica 57
19 RB Leipzig 51
20 Porto 50
21 Inter 45
22 River Plate 39
23 Boca Juniors 36
24 Corinthians 31
25 Atletico Nacional 28
26 Zenit 27
27 Santos 19
28 Valencia 17
29 Besiktas 12
30 Lyon 12

Juventus, who have made two Champions League finals in the past three seasons, came home third, just ahead of Barcelona, whom the Bianconeri eliminated at the quarter-final stage last season.

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Bayern Munich ranked fifth, despite an uncertain start to their current Bundesliga campaign, while Atletico Madrid grabbed sixth place, just ahead of a Manchester United side that has strengthened its squad significantly since Jose Mourinho took charge last year.

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English champions Chelsea only made eighth place but they still finished ahead of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, in ninth, while Napoli are a surprise inclusion in the top 10.