You love watching soccer and can’t get enough of the electrifying atmosphere this game is capable of creating. The football flying from the half of one team to the half of another team with rising and falling chants of the fans in the background – there is nothing quite like a soccer match and you could talk about arguably any other game in the world.
With that being said, it always raises curiosity in soccer viewers which team is performing the best. Keep in mind that the best team in the game can be defined based on a variety of factors. Just because a team is the best in 2022 does not mean it is the best team in the world overall. Let’s take a look at the teams that are best in both categories i.e. all-time and in 2022.
There are many reasons why this team is currently world’s 5th best soccer playing nation. It has won great leagues, tournaments, and also contains some of the best soccer stars. Over the course of time, it has given the world some of the best players, such as Lionel Messi, Maradona, and Sergio Batista. There are many other players from this team who rank in the top 20 and 30 players of the world. Now, the best accolade that makes this team proud is that it has been able to take the World Cup home twice. In addition to that, it was out of the World Cup race 5 times when it was only one match away from winning it.
However, the journey of this team does not stop here. Even the best soccer nations in the world have won only one Olympic medal, but this one stands out from the other because it has won 2 of them. Another huge achievement that this team has been able to attach with its name is that it has won the Copa Americas tournament 14 times. You can see why this team is one of the best soccer playing nations in the world and how it has remained that way for so many years.
This is yet another shining team in the world of soccer that has given the fans around the world a player like Zinedine Zidane. There is no doubt that he was one of the strongest and most intimidating midfielder in the world. While other midfielders like to remain defensive a huge chunk of the time they spend on the field, he was always attacking. Zizou (his nickname), isn’t just about playing. In fact, he is also one of the most influential and effective coaches out there and it was evident when he coached Real Madrid recently. As for the team of France, you have 2 World Cups to its name.
In addition to that, it appeared in 6 semi-finals. Don’t forget that France holds the record of beating one of the best teams in the world in a World Cup final i.e. Brazil in 1998. Another big achievement for the team is that it has won the recent World Cup of 2018 that was held in Russia. France has also won Euro Cup twice and the same number of Confederations Cup. Some other great players that this nation has produced include Lilian Thuram, Raymond Kopa, and Thierry Henry.
Italy remains a strong team for a variety of reasons. It won’t be wrong to say that this nation has the capability of beating just about any soccer team in the world. For starters, you can take a look at the result of the 2006 World Cup that took place in Germany. Italy beat France in the final of this World Cup. In 1982, Italy was able to give defeat to Germany. These are some of the strongest teams in the world of soccer. Now, what really sets Italy apart from other nations in terms of numbers is its World Cup record of taking home the cup not once or twice, but four times.
That’s not it. The team came close to winning the World Cup on eight different occasions when it was defeated in the semi-finals. There is a maiden Olympic Gold Medal to its name too with a Euro Cup on its list of achievements. Talk about players and you will have a long list of stars that have come from this team. The first name that needs to be mentioned is Meazza. In addition to this name, you also have Luigi Riva, Sandro Mazzola, Franco Baresi, and many others.
This is yet another team that has some impressive achievements to its name, presents a very intimidating set of records, and has the capability of not only giving a touch competition to but also winning against the biggest and strongest soccer nations. These aren’t just words. The truth is, Germany has beaten the biggest teams of the world in the past. The team has beaten the likes of Argentina and Italy in the final. It also has the record of beating the world’s best soccer team Brazil with a final score of 7-1. That’s an achievement no other team has to date.
The team has won a total of 4 tournaments, the most recent of which was 2014 against Argentina. It was the same World Cup in which Germany gave a scarring defeat to Brazil by scoring 7 goals against the world number 1. Germany has won the Olympic Gold Medal once and has taken home the Euro Cup three times.
You guessed it. Brazil remains the best team in the world. While other teams have some great records that leave the world number 1 behind, they can’t take away the fact that Brazil has won the World Cup 5 times. In addition to that, the team has even appeared in the semi-finals on 11 different occasions. This shows you the might this team has. The record of this team is unbeaten and something that’s to remain intact for many decades to come. It has won Cop Americas 8 times and Confederations Cup 4 times.
In 2022, the team ranks at 2 in the list of FIFA’s best teams. When you talk about players, this nation has probably given the world the best and highest number of players. The list doesn’t end but Kaka, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Carlos Alberto, Zico, Pele, etc. are just few of the names that make this team the best in the world.
Keep coming back to our website to know more about the Soccer’s best teams and as their rankings continue to change with time.