Top 10 Best Soccer Teams – 2014 Rankings
Each year, soccer teams or clubs of every country compete in different domestic and international competitions. The year round football season produces some exciting matches which are to be savored. Europe is the dominant region for club football and all the great teams hail from the top football leagues of Europe. Likewise, the competitiveness in the respective leagues has also increased and each team looks to build a squad of players that is capable to win any title. The best soccer teams of 2014 include the finest soccer teams from around the world. The top 10 teams of 2014 are listed below.
10. Atletico Madrid
The list of the best soccer teams of 2014 kicks off with the Spanish club Atletico Madrid. Atletico are giving a strong performance this season and at the moment they are at number 2 in the La Liga standings, above Real Madrid. The Los Indios also had a successful 2012 as they won the Europa League that year.
At number 9 are the Italian giants Juventus. Based in the city of Turin, the Serie A side has won the domestic championship this year and is also going strong in the UEFA Champions League. Juventus are the most successful and decorated club of Italy, having won a total of 35 domestic titles.
8. Manchester City
Despite their big spending, Manchester City failed to win a single trophy this year. However, their performances this year have been outstanding; especially at home where they are still unbeaten this year. Having finished 2nd in the league last season, City are favorites to lift the title this year.
7. Broussia Dortmund
Last season’s runners-up in the UEFA Champions League, Broussia Dortmund has played second fiddle to Bayern Munich in recent times. The club finished 2nd in the league behind Bayern Munich and also lost against them in the Champions League final. The German club is destined to do well this year.
6. Paris Saint-Germain
The French club, ranked at number 6, is one of the most expensive football clubs in Europe right now. This year PSG claimed their first Ligue 1 title since 1994. The takeover of the club greatly assisted PSG’s transformation from being a mediocre club to a European powerhouse.
Chelsea’s ranking in the recent years has declined due to their poor performances in both the domestic and European club competitions. Nonetheless, the West London club has regained its lost position among the best soccer teams, by lifting the Europa League under the interim manager Rafael Benetiz.
4. Real Madrid
Real Madrid has dominated the club football for many decades. Ranked at number 4 in the list of top 10 best soccer teams of 2014, the Los Blancos are still the most expensive and valuable soccer team in the world with a net worth of $3.3 billion. The year 2014 has not started well for the Spanish titans.
3. Manchester United
Being the most successful club of England, Manchester United is ranked as 3rd in the list of the top 10 best soccer teams of 2014. They are the reining English Premier League champions, but the start to this season’s campaign has been an odd one. Still there are a lot of matches left in the league and United are famous for their late title attack.
The current La Liga champions, Barcelona have again been unstoppable this year. Sitting at the top of the Liga table and qualifying for the knock-out stages of the Champions League without much hassle, the Catalans are again looking to add a season double to their already glittering trophy cabinet.
1. Bayern Munich
The best soccer team in the world, without doubt, is Bayern Munich. 2013 had been pretty remarkable for the team as they have won every competition in which they had participated. And there might just be a handful of people who think that Bayern will not finish the year as the world’s best team.