Tehran Times - Persepolis football team of Iran have moved up 160 places to 142nd in the latest Soccer Clubs Rankings.
The Reds are 160th in the world and eighth in Asia with 1569 points.
Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia are the first Asian team in the rankings with 1672 points, followed by South Korea’s Jeonbuk, Saudi Arabian Al Ahli, Kashima Antlers of Japan, Chinese Guangzhou Evergrande, Japanese Kawasaki Frontale and the UAE’s Al Ain.
The rankings are a season-long measurement of clubs. Just like last term, they track teams throughout 2017/18, taking into account results from all competitions.
Sides that have lost the fewest games naturally rank higher—though the strength of opposition met in a loss is considered—and both Champions League form and presence are used as tiebreakers for those with similar records. Those who gather big wins against strong opposition get a natural boost.