Africa's top ten clubs
The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) has published its monthly list of the world’s best 400 clubs for July, with Spanish giants Barcelona still on top with 356 points, followed by Chilean side Universidad Santiago, whose 339 points remain unchanged from June’s ranking.
Spanish football champions Real Madrid come third with 295 points, which was also what they raked last month.
We have to go down to the 71st position to find Africa’s first club on the list, which is CAF reigning champions Esperance Tunis. The Blood and Gold lost nine places from their previous standing to claim 138 points.
Moroccan clubs MAS Fes and Wydad Casablanca are 100 and 108 respectively on the ranking, but are second and third best clubs on the continent.
Below are the top 10 African clubs for the month of July:
1) Esperance Tunis (Tunisia) – 71 on the list.
2) MAS Fes (Morocco) – 100
3) Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) – 108
4) Desportivo Interclube (Angola) – 115
5) Zamalek (Egypt) – 134
6) Al Ahly (Egypt) – 152
7) Club Africain (Tunisia) – 156
8) Enyimba (Nigeria) – 161
9) Chelsea Berekum (Ghana) – 170
10) Al Merreikh (Sudan) – 182
The IFFHS is an organisation that chronicles the history and records of association football.