The International Federation of Football History & Statistics have revealed that – as per their metrics – Milan were the sixth-best team in world football last year.
The Rossoneri’s resurgence after the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and under the guidance of Stefano Pioli has been well documented as Milan went into 2020 fighting for a spot in the top half and ended it top of Serie A having lost just twice in the league all calendar year.
The IFFHS (via MilanNews) have published their ranking of the best teams of 2020 based on a number of different index rankings. Bayern Munich are top unsurprisingly with a 30-point lead, while Palmeiras and PSG complete the podium.
Inter are fourth, followed by Milan and Juventus, sixth and seventh respectively. In fifth place is Manchester City.
It must be noted that Stefano Pioli’s team rose 155 positions compared to 2019, and below is the rankings in full…
1) Bayern Munich – 260 points
2) Palmeiras – 230
3) PSG – 226
4) Inter – 223
5) Manchester City – 221
6) Milan – 220
7) Juventus – 218
8) Sevilla 213
9) Manchester United – 212
10) Arsenal – 206