The Best in Soccer Right Now (Really, Football)

 

The best soccer teams in the world aren’t as easy as in American sports where there is one premier league above all else. There are numerous of soccer (football) leagues around the world and several of them can claim to have the best players and the best teams.

 

Toss in that there are continental league competitions around the globe and sometimes it can be difficult to sift through who is truly the best in the sport. Likewise, there are club games and national team games, making it tougher to recognize the top individual players on the planet.

 

The Best Clubs:

1) Real Madrid

Currently atop the World rankings and atop the Spanish Primera, two points in front of perennial rival Barcelona, Real Madrid is led by reigning best soccer players in the world Cristiano Ronaldo, Rodriquez,  and rising German midfielder Tony Kroos.

 

2) Bayern Munich

The German powerhouse club is having a typically strong 2017 year. Bayern Munich is 10 points clear of everyone else in the German Bundesliga and are poised to have a showdown with Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. Polish forward Robert Lewandowski already has 21 goals in Bundesliga action and is supported by German midfielder Thomas Muller and Dutch threat Arjen Robben.

 

3 )FC Barcelona

Though not as strong this season, Barcelona remains one of the better clubs and is still alive for a UEFA Champions League crown. Armed with overwhelming offensive prowess led by the great Lionel Messi and fellow forwards Luis Suarez and Neymar, Barcelona is a threat to score plenty as Paris Saint German recently found out.

 

4) Juventus

The top team from the Italian Serie A is looking for a sixth straight league title and are well on their way considering they are have an eight-point lead in the standings. Led by Argentine strike Gonzalo Higuaín fellow countryman Paulo Dybala, Juventus also has a spot in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

 

5) Chelsea

The men in blue are back in good form in leading the English Premier League by a full 10 points with 11 matches to go in 2016-17. Chelsea is back up to sixth in the world rankings as a result, a jump of 11 places compared to one year ago.

 

Honorable mention: Atletico Madrid, Dortmund, Monaco, Paris St. Germain

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