Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Best And Most Popular Soccer Teams in The World 2017. Europe dominates the top 10 best and most popular soccer teams in 2017 and 2 leagues in Europe provide the top 4 teams on this list. When you look at the top of this list you will probably wonder how come the number one team is at the top but figures do not lie so you cannot argue much with the numbers. Some of the teams on this list may not have done so well in the 2016 season but they still manage to maintain their popularity and the money is still coming in which makes them qualify for their spot on the list.
List of Top 10 Best And Most Popular Soccer Teams in The World 2017
10- Paris St Germain PSG
They are a powerhouse in France with a real hope of winning the 2016-2017 league. They are ranked as the best club in France and since they are a team in the capital, they have a lot of fans within France and their participation in Europe’s biggest soccer competition, The Champions League has led to their increased popularity. Forbes ranks PSG 13th in terms of total monetary worth but as a team, they are tenth in the world rankings that consider much more than just money.
This is the most successful team in the Italian league and they have a big number of the best Italian footballers who make up the national team. Juventus has earned the support of a number of fans around the world who follow Italian Serie A football. They managed to reach the final of the 2015 Champions league and have won 4 consecutive league cups.
8- AC Milan
Despite their poor performance over the years, AC Milan have managed to secure a place in the top 10 best and most popular soccer teams in 2017. But they have had a major drop since winning the champions league in 2007. Once ranked on the same level with Barcelona and Madrid, they have fallen far behind and it is only a matter of time before newcomers take over them. But for now, they still have reasonable popularity.
7- Bayern Munich
For people who have been following German football and the Champion’s league, it may e a big surprise that the team that is arguably the best in the world in terms of performance would be this far down the list but the thing is German Football does not have as much exposure as other leagues so Bayern Munich does not have a huge crown following outside of Europe. With over 40 million fans on Facebook and Twitter, they can only manage a 7th place position even if their team is strong.
Liverpool are a club that made a name for themselves in the 90s and that has continued to carry them forward. In the last 10 years they have not achieved much at home and would be appropriately labelled as an underachieving side but they have a huge following in Asia, Australia and America which adds to its popularity. In 2017 their popularity has grown even more as they are considered one of the top 4 teams to win the premier league if they do that will be a major boost for their popularity. A thrilling victory of the Champions league in 2005 is one of the most talked about games among fans. This is one among the Top 10 Best And Most Popular Soccer Teams in The World 2017.
Arsenal have reached the Champions league final twice and that has been a major boost for them though never winning Europe’s most prestigious football competition is also a blow to them which puts them at the bottom of the top 5 best teams in the world. However, they have quite a crowd following in Africa and the UK. Arsenal is known for having a number of black players of African origin which makes them favourites for many in the continent. On facebook and twitter, they are second to Manchester United when it comes to fans. In the 2016-2017 league competition, they are among the favourites to win the premier league title.
With the coming in of Roman Abramovich as the owner of the club, Chelsea has grown in stature as they have been able to get big name signings who have not only boosted performance of the club, but also its popularity. At the moment they have over 50 million followers on twitter and facebook. Within the space of 12 years, Chelsea have won the champions league, 3 premier league titles and the Europa league which has made them noticed in Europe and the world.
This may be a subject for debate as many people would expect Barcelona to be at the top of the table, true they are dominating Spanish football as well as European football and with Messi, who is believed to be the best player in the world, you would expect them to be at the top. Well, the figures, however, tell a different story as Barcelona have 100 million followers which is not enough to get them to the top spot.
2- Real Madrid
Real Madrid have shown great improvement in performance since Zinedine Zidane became their coach and Ronaldo’s fame and skill have pushed the popularity of the club. They may not be as amazing as Barcelona in 2016 but the popularity they gained when they were the best team in Spain has carried them to the number 2 spot on list of top 10 best and most popular soccer teams in 2017. Although they share the 100 million followers mark with Barcelona, world rankings in terms of supporters and people who watch their games around the world beat Barcelona but not by so much.
1- Manchester United
Their performance may not be very amazing but their popularity is still high up there. Manchester United is believed to have over 600 million fans all over the world and the record signing of Pogba has pushed it’s popularity even further. It remains to see if the team can keep this position for long in 2016 as a number of English teams seem to be better than them but for now, they are at the number one spot.
These are the Top 10 Best And Most Popular Soccer Teams in The World 2017. It takes much more than good results and skilled players to make it to the top 10 list as past performances and popularity can contribute to the popularity of a team. Some of the teams on this list have performed poorly but they have a number of loyal fans from their heydeys who contribute to their popularity and ranking.