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Find out where Newcastle and Sunderland feature in Football Club World Rankings

7 years ago

The Football Club World Rankings is a weekly ranking based on the previous 52 weeks, using the results of a total of 14,000 matches.

Clubs earn ranking points in the top divisions and cup tournaments of the 40 top football countries in the world. Additional points are added from the ten most prestigious international cup tournaments (Champions League etc.).

Results are weighted when working out the ranking points, as not every match is as important, or league as strong as another, while some leagues also play more games than others.

I thought it would be interested to see where Newcastle’s results over the last 52 weeks put them compared to their Premier League rivals, plus of course the rest of the world.

Here are the top ten ranked countries with number of ranking points then their world ranking in brackets, followed by the next lot of Premier League clubs.

19170 Real Madrid (1st)

15510 Bayern Munich (2nd)

14770 Atletico Madrid (3rd)

13411 Barcelona (4th)

12010 Benfica (5th)

11701 Juventus (6th)

10793 PSG (7th)

10755 Borussia Dortmund (8th)

10745 Sevilla (9th)

10556 Chelsea (10th)

9403    Arsenal (13th)

9019    Manchester City (14th)

8338    Tottenham (18th)

7438    Manchester United (29th)

7029    Everton (37th)

6993    Liverpool (38th)

4696    Southampton (81st)

4555    Crystal Palace (97)

4535    Stoke (99th)

4321    Newcastle United (104th)

4130    Sunderland (120th)

As you can see Newcastle’s results over the past year put them 104th in the world and 11th of the Premier League clubs – Crystal Palace and Stoke just above, the mackems just below.

United of course finish off the end of the last calendar year well and the recent run of six wins has also done wonders, though the ten months or so in between weren’t much to write home about.

Would be great to think the team can maintain this upward trajectory and establish themselves as a team further up both the Premier League and world rankings.


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