For the average viewers, it’s the competition that attracts them and not the quality of football played. South America is the place nurture some of the most competitive footballer. It might be nowhere compare to the power and prestige of European football clubs but it surely is the home of talent and has been a constant source of nurturing talent for the elite clubs of the world. In this list, you will find the Best South American Football Clubs.
Santos from Brazil is one of the most successful with rich culture clubs of Brazil, winning the domestic titles 8 times, Copa Libertadores three times and Copa do Brasil once with the ability to produced some of the greatest football players in the world like Pele, Robinho, and Neymar. Although Neymar has moved to Barcelona, there are still countless young talent to create the best teams in Brazil.
Corinthians from Brazil is both one of the best and the biggest club in Brazil, having the silverware with seven Brasileirao titles, Libertadores title, and the FIFA World Club Cup thanks to many famous players including Tevez, Ronaldo, Mascherano, and Socrates.
8. River Plate
River Plate from Argentina is the most successful club in Latin America in terms of titles won, with 36 league titles and 4 Libertadores although they have not achieved any major success in the last decade, making them a fallen giant who has nurtured many good players to Europe clubs like Ortega, Saviola, di Stefano, Crespo, etc. Among those, di Stefano began his career here before make a major move to become a household name worldwide.
7. Boca Juniors
Boca Juniors from Argentina is the long time rival of River although Boca Juniors’ impressive title might lesser in comparison to Rivers with 33 league titles. However, they have shone with four Libertadores to achieve the title of the best South American club of the 21st century by The International Federation of Football History and Statistics. Through time, there are many players of the club become stars include Burdisso, Tevez, Palacio and Maradona.