Now you may be wondering who is the best football team in Europe currently.
Maybe you are a follower of the game wanting to compare your opinions with others.
Or you could just be someone who is new to the sport and wants an idea of who are teams that play the best football in the continent.
Well since I have the privilege of watching many European games, which I have done ever since I was young I can tell you which teams are the best.
Now obviously its always going to be open to interpretation, as if you follow football you may have your own list of teams which you consider to be the very best.
However, while this will be of course my opinion, I will also be going off stats and form so you actually have a list of teams that are outperforming the rest.
So without further ado, let’s start with team 11.
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Ever since the Eredivisie was founded back in the 1950s there have only been two teams setting the pace in the league.
Since 2000 there have only been two teams that have won the title that isn’t Ajax and PSV.
However, while both teams go toe to toe each year, it is Ajax who has reigned the superior of the two.
That is not just shown by their four titles on the spin, but their success in Europe.
The champions league is an easy competition to make up the numbers, especially if your domestic league is weak like the dutch is.
However, their success over the past few years has been remarkable when you take into account the budget the club is working with.
In the 2018/19 season, they drew with Bayern twice, knocked out Real Madrid outscoring them 5-3 on aggregate in the second round.
They then pushed out Juventus in the quarters before being agonizing close to a final conceding to Tottenham in the last minute of the semi-finals.
Erik-Van Hag has made a huge impact since arriving, with Ajax now being a team fancied to go on Champions League runs, when previously they wouldn’t of.
He has got the best out of West Ham flop Sebastien Haller who has been producing goals for fun.
Who alongside veteran Dusan Tadic, and youngsters David Neres, Antony, and Kudus, have done brilliantly.
7. Real Madrid
The stats back up the fact that not only are Real Madrid the most successful team in Europe but they are one of the best out there.
During the mid-2010’s they dominated the Champions League, winning the title an impressive three times in a row.
It was during that time they were quite simply the best team in Europe, brushing past every side that came their way.
However, things have changed for the Los Blancos with Ronaldo since departing and with many of the team’s key players starting to age.
Players who have been instrumental in Modric, Ramos, Marcelo, Benzema, and most recently Hazard hitting 30.
With that said they are rebounding from a few years of struggle.
They have Zidane back in charge that has restored some order, they have youngsters with bags of potential in Vini Junior and Rodrygo as well as emerging talents Ferland Mendy and Valverde in their roster.
6. Inter Milan
For the majority of the 2010s, there was only one team in charge of the Serie A and that was Juventus.
As not only did the Old Lady dominate the league, but they achieved 9 league titles in a row asserting their domination upon Italian football.
The reason for them being so dominant was the fall of the Milan clubs who have only just started to pick up in recent times.
However, in 2019 everything changed when Conte took charge of Inter, bringing order and discipline to the team.
He brought in Lukaku to form a partnership with young prospect Lautaro Martinez and set his team up to be defensively sturdy.
They broke their duck of 11 years without a Serie A title, which not only did they achieve comfortably but they only lost 3 games in the entire season.
While Lukaku has since left for Chelsea and Conte to Tottenham, the team is still in great shape and the leaders within Serie A.
They have the quality from front to back and that is reflected by the fact they are currently on track to win another Serie A in 2022.
A campaign in which they have only lost once so far.
Liverpool is another top footballing side who cemented their place as one of the best, after their Champions League triumph in 2019.
They have a front three that cause havoc of issues to defenses, with the rapid Sadio Mane, clinical Mohammed Salah, and all-around Diogo Jota.
A leader at the back in Virgil Van Dijk is as sturdy as they come along with full-backs that can put a ball on a six-pence in Trent Alexander Arnold and Andy Robertson.
The team works hard together under Jurgen Klopp and with how hostile Anfield can be.
Not only do teams not relish going there, but they tend to end up on the losing side.
Being the reigning champions of Europe, Chelsea had to be on this list.
Even if their Premier League campaign and overall form over 2020/21 hasn’t been to the same level as the year before.
Chelsea has though improved massively ever since Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard in January 2021.
They have been a top side and the German has found a way to get the best out of each player.
He has given the English players opportunities in Yung Chalobah, Mount, and Hudson Odoi.
Aswell as implementing the system he used the year before, at PSG, that has helped them tighten up defensively.
In fact, they only conceded 4 goals on their way to the Champions League triumph, with top teams struggling to find a way to get through them.
While Chelsea was so impressive last year, their form has taken a recent dip.
That hasn’t been helped by comments by Lukaku and the unavailability of important squad members.
However, with a coach for the future, a good draw in the Champions League along with being on track for a top 3 finish, they are one of the best in Europe.
Having the trio of Messi, Neymar and Mbappe are enough to make any side one of Europe’s elite.
PSG has had the luxury of bringing in some of the best players in the world to their side, which in turn has helped them become superior within Ligue 1.
The Parisians are currently in top form since the start of the current 2021/22 season.
With just one loss in the league, they are well on track for regaining the title from Lille who took the crown the previous season.
Now while any team would fear playing against PSG, the only issue is they do struggle in squad depth.
Their first-team boasts world-class players in every position, however when you look at the rest of the squad it consists mostly of academy graduates.
So if there is anything that stops them from being the absolute best, even with 3 of the absolute best players, its there squad depth and their success
2. Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich has by many been considered as the best, and looking at the form and statistics you can see why.
The Bavarians have been in great form and enjoyed a terrific 2021 to build on the 2020 success of lifting the Champions League for the first time since 2013.
Bayern achieved the impressive feat of nine league titles in a row, but they also clinched the Fifa World Cup.
This makes them technically the best team in the world until 2022’s takes place shortly.
What has helped them is the outstanding form of Robert Lewandowski who recently won Fifa’s Player Of The Year.
The Polish forward has been formidable in front of goal scoring 133 goals in his last 113.
Its not just Lewa that is playing great but also his teammates around him are coming in their own.
Sane is enjoying his football, Gnabry and Coman are such threats from wide positions and have you the tireless Muller who has great link-ups with Lewandowski.
From a defensive view of things, they are also solid despite losing Alaba to Real Madrid before the start of the 2021/22 season.
You have the emerging talent of Alphonso Davies and Lucas Hernandes who are two of the most expensive left-backs in the world.
These two are well looked after by the ever-reliable Manuel Neuer.
But you have quite importantly the two rocks in CDM, of Goretzka and Kimmich who boss the midfield.
1. Manchester City
If you ask any football fan who is the best football team in the world they would likely say Manchester City with Bayern Munich a close second.
Not only are they a fabulous football team to watch, but they are unstoppable on their day.
They dominate the ball and wear teams out with the high-tempo play and pressing system that manager Guardiola uses.
This is though made easy by the fact they have top-tier players in every department, that can come up with plays when needed the most.
Kevin De-Bruyne, Mahrez, Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Sterling all play a role in scoring and creating goals.
While a backline consisting of players such as Ruben Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, and Walker keeps them defensively sound.
So when you have players of the highest quality and arguably the best manager in the world in Guardiola, you can see why they are so good.
Now while on their day they would take any team in the world apart, there is one kryptonite of there’s which is the Champions League.
Every year they start the campaign as the bookie’s favorite, however always find a way to bottle it despite the gap in quality they have over other teams in Europe.
Last year for the 2020/21 season they reached the Champions League final for the first time, only to fall to Chelsea by a 1 nil deficit.
They are though quite rightly the favorites for the crown this year and are on track for back-to-back Premier League titles.