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Statistical Analysis of the 6 greatest club sides in football history

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Statistical Analysis of the 6 greatest club sides in football history
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Statistical Analysis of 6 of the greatest club sides in football history and how they compare to each other over a 5 year period.

According to data acquired from various sources, below are our world top 6 football sides ever.

NB: Our ranking has no order.

  1. Real Madrid 1956-1960 (Spain)
  2. Santos 1961-65 (Brazil)
  3. Ajax 1969-1973 (Netherland)
  4. Liverpool 1977-1981 (England)
  5. AC Milan 1988-1992 (Italy)
  6. Barcelona 2008-2013 (Spain)

REAL MADRID 1956-1960

208 Games
140 Won – 67.3%
26 Drawn – 12.5%
42 Defeats – 20.1%

563 goals scored – 2.7 per game
237 Goals Conceded – 1.13 per game
Goal Difference per game – +1.57

446/624 points = 71.4%

Won 8/16 Trophies = 50%

SANTOS 1961-1965

237 Games
163 Wins – 68.7%
34 Draws – 14.3%
40 Defeats – 16.8%

725 Goals Scored – 3.05 per game
322 Goals Conceded – 1.35 per game
Goal Difference per game – +1.7

523/711 points = 73.5%

Won 15/19 Trophies = 78.9%

AJAX 1969-1973

235 Games
180 Wins – 76.5%
29 Draws – 12.3%
26 defeats – 11.06%

627 goals scored – 2.66 per game
159 goals conceded -0.67 conceded per game
Goals difference per game – +1.99

569/705 Points = 80.06%

Won 12/18 Trophies = 66.6%

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LIVERPOOL 1977-1981

301 Games
172 Wins – 57.14%
76 Draws – 25.2%
53 Defeats – 17.6%

519 Goals Scored – 1.72 per game
221 Goals Conceded – 0.73 per game
Goal Difference per game – +0.99

592/903 Points = 65.5%

Won 12/26 Trophies = 46.15%

AC MILAN 1988-1992

238 Games
132 Wins – 55.4%
77 Draws – 32.3%
29 Defeats – 12.18%

385 Goals scored – 1.61 per game
146 goals conceded – 0.61 per game
Goal Difference per game – +1.0

473/714 Points = 66.2%

Won 9/19 Trophies = 47.3%

Barcelona 2008-2012

307 Games
222 Wins – 72.3%
56 Draws – 18.2%
29 Defeats – 9.04%

803 Goals Scored – 2.61 per game
250 Goals Conceded – 0.81 per game
Goal Difference per game – +1.8

Won 722/921 Points = 78.3%

Won 15/23 Trophies = 65.2%

Statistical Analysis of the 6 greatest club sides in football history according to:

  • Games Won Percentage (%)

76.5% Ajax
72.3% Barcelona
68.7% Santos
67.3% Real Madrid
57.1% Liverpool
55.4% AC Milan

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  • Points Won %

80.0% Ajax
78.3% Barcelona
73.5% Santos
71.4%  Real Madrid
66.2%  AC Milan
65.5% Liverpool

  • Goals Scored per game

3.05 Santos
2.70  Real Madrid
2.66 Ajax
2.61 Barcelona
1.72 Liverpool
1.61 AC Milan

  • Goals Conceded Per Game

0.61 AC Milan
0.67 Ajax
0.73 Liverpool
0.81 Barcelona
1.13 Real Madrid
1.35 Santos

And here is possibly the deciding factor and what determines how dominant and great a team really is.

  • % TROPHIES WON

78.9% Santos

66.6% Ajax

65.2% Barcelona

50.0% Real Madrid

47.3% AC Milan

46.1% Liverpool

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