Throughout the past 10 years in European club soccer, certain teams have emerged from the pack and shown that they are a class above most. Taking into consideration the success clubs have had in the Champions League, along with how they have done in their domestic leagues, this is a look at the 10 best club teams in Europe over the last decade.
Since the 2004-2005 season, European club soccer has been quite competitive, with eight different teams having won the Champions League, the most prestigious award in European club soccer. No one country has been able to dominate the tournament either, with teams from Spain, England, Germany and Italy being able to call themselves Europe’s best.
Some of these teams are here because of the way they dominate within their own country, while others make the list because of improbable runs in the Champions League. However, the truly great teams have managed to have success in all major competitions.
Here are the top 10 European club soccer teams of the last decade.