Fulham are better than Manchester United and Arsenal, according to the latest Club World Rankings. Spanish champions Barcelona and Italian treble winners Inter Milan share top spot in the latest list produced by the by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, which takes into account matches played between August 1 2009 and July 30 2010 in domestic league, domestic cup and continental cup competitions.
But it's not only Fulham who have sprung a surprise: Jose Mourinho's new club Real Madrid are down in a lowly 20th place despite their near-miss in La Liga last season, while Juventus and AC Milan are both outside the top 40.
The Cottagers are in the top 10, manly down to their surprise run to the final of the Europa League last season.
IFFHS CLUB WORLD RANKINGS
1. Barcelona Spain Internazionale Italy 3. Bayern Munich Germany 4. Werder Bremen Germany AS Roma Italy Chelsea England 7. Atletico Madrid Spain 8. Lyon France 9. Fulham England 10. Manchester United England 11. Arsenal England