Tasnim - Persepolis football club of Iran has jumped 167 spots to 135th in the newly released rankings.
According to footballdatebase.com, the Iranian team has moved up in the rankings due to its outstanding performance in the 2017 AFC Champions League.
Persepolis advanced to the ACL semi-final, where the Reds failed to qualify for the final match after losing to Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal.
Persepolis sits eighth in Asia with 1574 points.
Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia remains the best Asian team in the rankings with 1668 points.
South Korea’s Jeonbuk (1621), Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia (1611), Japanese Kashima Antlers (1607), Chinese Guangzhou Evergrande (1584), the UAE’s Al Ain (1584) and Japanese Kawasaki Frontale (1584) are above the Iranian team in the table.
Spain’s Barcelona is the best football club in the world with 2043 points, followed by Real Madrid and Manchester City with 2039 and 2000 points respectively.