Real Madrid end 2017 atop UEFA rankings
Madrid: Real Madrid is set to finish 2017 in the top spot of the club table established by UEFA, the governing body of European football.
The rankings are based on results over the last five years, reports Efe. Real Madrid, who have hoisted the Champions League trophy three times in the last five years, claimed first place with 148,000 points, ahead of archrival and current La Liga leader Barcelona (126,000 points). Bayern Munich was third with 125,000 points, followed by Atletico Madrid with 122,000. Turning to Europe's national teams, Germany — who emerged as the World Cup champions in 2014 — head the list with 40,747 points, followed by Portugal, Belgium and Spain.