ESPN's World Club Top 25

January 10, 2006

Chelsea defeated West Ham 3-1 last Monday to hold onto the top spot in the ESPN World Club Top 25 for the second straight week.

  • The ESPN World Club Top 25, a computer-based ranking of the world's top clubs, was developed by the staff at ESPN International in 1999. Now in its sixth season, the Top 25 formula takes into consideration performances in league, continental and cup competitions.

    The Top 25 is released every week throughout the football club season.

    ESPN's World Club Top 25
    Club Country Points Comment
    1. Chelsea England 327.95 FA Cup Weekend
    2. Juventus Italy 326.88 16-1-1 in Serie A.
    3. Barcelona Spain 300.22 Defeat Espanyol in derby match.
    4. Bayern Munich Germany 299.60 Club record 13th straight win.
    5. Boca Juniors Argentina 272.05 Summer break.
    6. AC Milan Italy 264.22 4-3 winners vs. Parma.
    7. Lyon France 259.71 12-point lead in French league
    8. Inter Milan Italy 259.33 Scoreless draw at Siena.
    9. Liverpool England 247.84 10-game EPL winning streak snapped.
    10. Hamburg SV Germany 236.34 Winter break.
    11. Werder Bremen Germany 232.25 Winter break.
    12. PSV Netherlands 230.66 Winter break.
    13. Corinthians Brazil 223.36 Summer break.
    14. Manchester United England 218.42 Scoreless draw vs. Arsenal.
    15. Osasuna Spain 212.16 8-game home winning streak snapped

    16. Arsenal

    England 211.46 Scoreless draw versus Man United.
    17. Inter - PA Brazil 208.19 Summer Break.

    18. AZ Alkmaar

    Netherlands 207.81 Winter break.
    19. America Mexico 205.94 Winter break.

    20. U Catolica

    Chile 204.76 Summer break.
    21. Villarreal Spain 203.55 Scoreless draw with Real Madrid.

    22. Velez Sarsfield

    Argentina 201.45 Summer break.

    23. Real Madrid

    Spain 198.33 Could only muster a draw with Villarreal.

    24. Fiorentina

    Italy 198.22 Fourth in Serie A.

    25. Fenerbache

    Turkey 196.72 Turkish league leaders.