As the year comes to a close, it is time to start reflecting on an entire year of world football especially Europe’s top team in terms of their performance and how brilliant they performed in 2021.
Some teams definitely had a roller-coaster performance in 2021 while some didn’t come close to the standard of those that wow the fans with their electrifying display.
10 Best Europe Teams In 2021
Atletico Madrid – (100,000 Points)
Los Rojiblancos are a fantastic team that occasionally challenges some of the best teams in Europe in recent time under the tutelage of their long-serving manager Diego Simeone.
Their ability to remain as one of Europe’s best sides is due to what their Argentine boss has been able to instill in the squad over the past decade to keep pace with league rival Real Madrid and Barcelona.
However, their recent struggles both in the league and Europe have shown Los Rojiblancos are not as deadly as they were three to five seasons ago when they entered a major final of Europe’s biggest club competition.
Despite their poor form this year, they were able to garner enough points to put them among the best ten teams in Europe for the year 2021.
Manchester United – (104,000 Points)
The year 2021 has been a season of bittersweet performance for the Red Devils even with the signing of arguably the best footballer on planet earth Cristiano Ronaldo who joined from Juventus.
United is no doubt the biggest club in England with great history and culture, but in recent times they don’t look like a team that knows where they’re headed with their cold and warm performances under Ole and new manager Ralf Rangnick.
However, despite their recent misfortune in terms of performance, they’re ranked ninth according to UEFA with 104,000 points as one of the best ten teams in Europe.
Juventus – (106,000 Points)
The Bianconeri as they call them have actually dominated Italian football for a decade and they likewise extend their supremacy into the biggest club competition in Europe, but unfortunately they’ve not been able to win it despite their obvious obsession for it.
When you talk of some of the biggest clubs in Europe, Juventus’s name will certainly pop up not because of anything but because of what they’ve been able to achieve and the kind of players they parade.
However this season in Serie A they’re more like a team that seems to have forgotten how to win with their unconvincing display under Max Allegri the same coach who won back to back Scudetto for them.
Barcelona – (108,000 Points)
Political turmoil and financial misappropriation had been the order of the day in Barcelona under former president Bartomeu, but then that didn’t affect their performance on the field of play.
However, since a new successor was reinstated after Bartomeu left as president with Laporta taking over they’ve been signs of good things to come, with homeboy Xavi building a team for the future plus signing his first player in the transfer market from City.
Currently, they ain’t doing well in LaLiga Santander especially with the departure of the greatest player in the history of the club Messi, but then they’re fortunate enough to make the list as one of the best in Europe.
Paris Saint Germain – (110,000 Points)
Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain boasts of some of the most exciting talents in world football, so failing to make this list would have been a disaster.
Though they’ve not been able to crack the champions league code, they’ve done well enough to play in the final in 2020 only to be beaten by Bayern Munich who went on to win the most coveted club competition in the world.
Mauricio Pochettino led side is financially backed by a Gulf state who’s desperate for success both on the home front and in Europe, should they continue investing in the team it’s just a matter of before they would lay their hands on the Champions League trophy.
Real Madrid – (113,000 Points)
The most successful team in European football also have their place on the list even though they’re not placed in the first position.
Los Blancos are currently enjoying their football once again under the tutelage of Carlo Ancelotti who won the Champions League for them in his first coming, and they’re rightly seated on top of the table in LaLiga Santander.
They’re to face Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain in the next round of the Champions League come March, and all eyes would definitely be on them being the most successful team to have won the competition.
Chelsea – (116,000 Points)
Current European champions Chelsea are currently going through a difficult time with injuries ravage the team with the likes of James, Chilwell, and Werner out.
With the January transfer window already open we might see the Blues hands once again in the market in order to sign one or two players to beef up the team, having lost some key players to injuries recently.
Their ability to come back from behind when trailing against Liverpool yesterday afternoon shows how good can be when they’re ready to fight, and that simply shows they remain one of the best in the world irrespective of their current form.
Liverpool – (122,000 Points)
The Reds as they call them have grown from being a sleeping giant into a great team that could destroy some of the best teams in world football with their swashbuckling style of football that has won them the EPL and Champions League under Klopp.
They’re currently seated amongst the top five teams on the table in the Premier League and looking like a team that wants to win the title at the end of the season, but to achieve that they must be resolute until the end.
With the AFCON very much around the corner, the Kop will miss three of their best players in Mane, Salah, and Keita who will be representing their nations and without doubt, the absence will be a huge blow for them.
Manchester City – (124,000 Points)
Manchester City another brilliant team backed with another Gulf state who’s financially buoyant enough to splash the cash in attracting some of the best stars in world football is ranked second on this list.
Since the takeover of the Citizens, they’ve left their mark on world football by gradually building a huge reputation for themselves as one of the best in Europe, and being on this list give credence to how huge they’ve grown in lips and bound.
With four Premier League titles under their belt and plenty of cup victories, it’s just a matter of time before they get their hands on the ultimate prize which is the champions league having lost it to Chelsea last season.
Bayern Munich – (133, 000 Points)
When you talk about a team that has resoundingly dominated its domestic league, without doubt, Die Roten’s name comes to mind having won the Bundesliga more than other teams in Germany.
They also have a great history and tradition in the champions league winning recently in 2020 against Paris Saint Germain, no wonder they’re placed first on this list.
All eyes would be on them once again once the champions league resume alongside traditional teams like Real Madrid and others to go on and win it.