The ancient Greeks and Romans are known to have played many ball games, some of which involved the use of the feet. The Ancient Greek game of Episkyros is recognized as one of the earliest forms of football by FIFA.
Sport Clubs dedicated to playing football began in the 18th century, for example London’s Gymnastic Society which was founded in the mid-18th century, but ceased playing matches in 1796.
The first documented club to bear in the title a reference to being a “football club” were called “The Foot-Ball Club” who were located in Edinburgh, Scotland during the period 1824-1841.
Below we will have a listing with some of the best teams in European football at this moment, according to the UEFA Club coefficients. They are some of the most well-known football clubs in the world having some of the best football players that ever played the game.
These teams have been in the limelight of European football for decades and have a rich history of winning trophies. Between them there are some of the most long lasting rivalries that two football clubs have ever had.
The most important rivalry between these top teams is the one between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. The matches between the two have come to be known as “El Clasico”. Here’s a 2010 video of Barcelona dominating Real Madrid, resulting in a 5-0 win for Barcelona. It was just in time for the Barcelona football club’s 111th anniversary :
Seeing how these teams have been important figures in the European football scene for the past 50 years it is safe to say that they will be an influential part of football for the future decades to come.