Top 10 South American Football Clubs 2016

For the average viewers it’s the competition that appeals to them and not the quality of football played and as such South America might be the place where some of the most competitive football is played. It might be nowhere near the power and prestige of European clubs but it surely is the hotbed of talent and has acted as a constant source of talent for the elite clubs of the world, Here we countdown the Top 10 South American Football Clubs 2016.

Top 10 South American Football Clubs 2016

10. Santos

Top 10 South American Football Clubs 2016
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At number 10 in Top 10 South American Football Clubs 2016 is Santos from Brazil. One of the most successful and historic clubs of Brazil, Santos has won the domestic titles 8 times, Copa Libertadores three times and Copa do Brasil once.  Not only that, but it has produced some of the finest players ever like Pele, Robinho and Neymar. Though Neymar has left for Barcelona there is still enough young talent to make it among the best teams in Brazil.

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9. Corinthians

Top 10 South American Football Clubs 2016
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At number 9 in Top 10 South American Football Clubs 2016 is Corinthians from Brazil. Corinthians is regarded as the biggest club of Brazil and they surely have the silverware in their cabinet to prove so, five Brasileirao titles, Libertadoes title and the FIFA World Club Cup (by defeating Chelsea). Many famous players have donned this club’s colors including Tevez, Ronaldo, Mascherano and Socrates.

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8. River Plate

Top 10 South American Football Clubs 2016
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At number 8 in Top 10 South American Football Clubs 2016 is River Plate from Argentina. In terms of titles won, River Plate is the most successful club in Latin America with 36 league titles and 2 Libertadores but they have had no success in the last decade. River Plate is now like a fallen giant who has provided many good players to Europe like Ortega, Saviola, Crespo etc but it was di Stefano started his career here but went onto become a household name worldwide.

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