Top 10 Clubs Based on Opta Power Rankings: It is challenging to determine which football clubs are successful and what makes them superior to others. However, experts at Opta have made a valiant effort through their Power Rankings methodology to do so.
Initially, the Opta Power Rankings system allocates a football club a score between 0 and 100. This score aims to provide an indication of the club’s personnel, financial, and other paper strengths. The ability score has multiple applications, one of which is to compare football clubs and athletes from these clubs.
In terms of Asian football, the Opta Power Rankings feature a number of prominent clubs with high scores. Here are the top ten finest football clubs in Asia based on their ability score.
Top 10 Clubs Based on Opta Power Rankings
With an ability rating of 76, Jeonbuk Motors are one of the finest clubs in Asia and compete in the top division of the K-League. Regarding global standing, the club is ranked 274th. According to the Opta Power Rankings, the tenth best Asian club has won the K-League nine times.
According to Opta Power Rankings, Sepahan FC of Iran plays in the Gulf Pro League and is the ninth-best club in Asia. It has a score of 77.6 out of 100 for aptitude. They have won the Iranian premier division five times.
According to Opta’s Power Rankings, Saudi Pro League’s Al-Shabab is the next club on the list with an ability score of 77.9. Players like Grzegorz Krychowiak and Ever Banega perform for the club. In 2022, Mumbai City FC of the Indian Super League faced Al-Shabab in the AFC Champions League.
Esteghlal is one of the most formidable Asian organisations in Iran’s Persian Gulf Pro League. They have won the Iranian premier division nine times. Their ability score of 77.9 places them seventh on the list of the most powerful Asian clubs.
Yokohama F. Marinos
The Yokohama F. Marinos compete in Japan’s premier league, the J1 League. They’ve won the league five times, most recently in 2022. Additionally, the club has won the Japanese Cup seven times in the past. Opta’s Power Rankings give the Marinos an aptitude score of 78.2.
According to the Opta Power Rankings, the fifth greatest club in Asia is Ulsan Hyundai FC of South Korea. In 2023, they won the K League 1 with ease. Additionally, the team has won the AFC Champions League twice and has an ability rating of 78.2.
Al-Hilal of the Saudi Professional League is the second largest club in Asia, according to the Opta Power Rankings. It has an aptitude score of 81.0 and a global rank of 119. The club made a bold attempt to recruit Lionel Messi, but he ultimately chose Inter Miami. Odion Ighalo and Luciano Vietto are Saudi Arabian club players.
Iran’s Persepolis competes in the Persian Gulf Pro League. They have won the nation’s premier division fifteen times, including the 2022-23 season. The team’s aptitude score of 79.2 places them in fourth place in Asia.
Al-Nassr made headlines by signing Cristiano Ronaldo and introducing him to the Saudi Professional League. The nine-time Saudi Arabian champions were unable to win their league in 2022-23, but according to the Power Rankings, they remain one of the most talked about Asian clubs with an ability score of 80.
Al-Ittihad were the champions of the Saudi Pro League in 2022-23. They have strengthened their roster by acquiring Karim Benzema for the upcoming season.
Al-Ittihad is the greatest Asian club according to the Opta Power Ranking system, with an ability score of 82.9. Interestingly, the nine-time Saudi champions are the only Asian team ranked outside the top 100 (84th).