What Are The Top 10 Football Clubs Outside Europe

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There are lots of big boys outside European football who are mostly underrated due to the Major Leagues like as Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga. The Leagues in Brazil, Argentina, China and even in Middle Eastern countries have some extremely talented players and a whole lot of Supporters.

Here we have selected the top 10 clubs outside Europe.

River Plate

This Argentine Football Club has produced many big footballing talents to this Sport. 6 out of 11 players of the all-time Argentine national team had served for River Plate. Some of the Players are Hernan Crespo, Demichelis, Saviola, Higuain, Mascherano.

Boca Juniors

Another Argentine club which is known for a lot of footballing history having gifted players like Diego Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta, Riquelme, Carlos Tevez. Boca is ranked second in the world in terms of a number of international titles won, together with A.C. Milan and behind Real Madrid and Al Ahly Sc with 20 titles.

LA Galaxy

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This American Major League Soccer franchise based in the Los Angeles is a member of the Western Conference of the league. The club started the journey in 1996 as a charter team in the league and the franchise is one of the league’s most decorated clubs, having won the MLS Cup five times. Galaxy’s popularity actually rode the back of none other than David Beckham who left Real Madrid for this MLS club in 2007.

Sao Paulo

Founded in 1930 and based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The club competes in the Sao Paulo State Championship, as well as a steady performer in the Brazilian League Serie A. As for international titles, this club is the most successful team from Brazil, with 12 international trophies. Sao Paolo is also one of the most successful South American teams considering overall titles.


Santos’ best player of all time is no doubt Pele, who joined the first team at 15 years of age in 1956. Under the guidance of Pele, Santos went on to win numerous Brazilian and international cups in the 1960s. Thanks to this heydey, this Brazilian club was the most successful football team in Brazil for decades. Only recently Santos is celebrating glory again, and of course, there is Neymar – Barcelona’s terrific attacking weapon whom they signed from Santos.


SC Corinthians was originally named after the English Corinthians FC, which at that time was having a promotional tour around Brazil and made a great impression by winning all its matches. After Flamengo, SC Corinthians comes with the most fans of all Brazilian football clubs. Arch rivals of Corinthians are Palmeiras, which was founded by renegade members of Corinthians in 1914. Their clashes (Derby Paulista) are the second most intense derby matches in Brazil, after Fla-Flu.

Al Ain

Arabian Gulf League’s most famous club Al Ain is based in Abu Dhabi. Having won the league more than eleven times, they are regarded as the most successful club in the UAE. They ended up to be the sixth position last season but currently, they are fourth in the league. They are the first and the only UAE club to win the AFC Champions League though they have won it once.

Guangzhou Evergrande FC

Being the Powerhouse of Chinese super league, this club has managed to bring in some world-class players in recent times. Italian world cup winner Fabio Cannavaro currently manages Guangzhou. The revolution started since 2011. They achieved a huge amount of success when they were under the former coach Marcello Lippi. The Chinese club has won the AFC Champions League in 2013 and Chinese League four times consecutively.

Al- Sadd

Qatar football’s one of the most successful clubs, locally termed as ‘Al Zaeem’ which means the boss. They ended up at the third position last season in the Qatar stars league and currently in position two. They have won the AFC champions league two times and the Qatari league more than thirteen times. Barcelona Club Legend Xavi right now plays for this Club.

Club America

This Mexican club from Liga MX stole the headlines last December when they faced Real Madrid in the Club World Cup semi-finals. The Concacaf champions tasted a 2-0 defeat but their bravery in front of a team like Real was highly praised. America is historically the most successful club in Mexican football. The club has a record twelve league titles, as well as a joint-record five Copa Mexico cups.


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