- Atletico Madrid have moved up into second place in UEFA’s club rankings
- Real Madrid hold top spot, meaning two teams from the same city top the list
- UEFA rank the teams based on their performances in Europe over last five years
- The top British team is Manchester City in eight, while Arsenal are ranked ninth
Atletico Madrid have usurped Bayern Munich to become second in UEFA’s club rankings, sitting one spot behind city counterparts Real Madrid.
It is the first time ever two teams from the same city have taken up the top two spots in the list.
The highest-ranked English team is Manchester City, who lie in eighth, while Arsenal are a spot behind with Manchester United in 12th and Chelsea 13th.
Atletico Madrid have usurped Bayern Munich to become second in UEFA’s club rankings
Of the previous four seasons, Real Madrid have won three Champions League titles
UEFA calculate the rankings based on accumulative points over the previous five seasons in all European competition.
Liverpool, for example, are enjoying a tremendous Champions League campaign and have a foot in the door of the showpiece in Kiev following their 5-2 semi-final first-leg win at Anfield this week.
The Reds, however, did not accrue any points for the 2013-14 and 2016-17 as they were not involved in either European competition, meaning they were awarded zero points for the campaign.
Of the previous four seasons, Real Madrid have won three Champions League titles and are in pole position to reach the final this time round after beating Bayern Munich 2-1 away from home this week, meaning they sit comfortably atop the ladder, 23 points ahead of Atletico.
Atletico themselves have a golden opportunity to top up their own points table this term, following Thursday nights draw against Arsenal at the Emirates
The highest-ranked English team is Manchester City, who lie in eighth, a spot above Arsenal
Five English clubs are placed inside the top 20 while Liverpool lie in 24th place