A relatively new team found in 1973 after Independente and Atletico Chapecoense merged to form Associacao Chapecoense de Futebol or commonly known as Chapecoense, has recently grabbed the headlines. This Brazilian league team was an unknown entity till 2016 when an unfortunate plane crash killed their hopes of winning the Copa Sudamericana, which would have been their first major trophy. One of Football’s worst crashes saw the World empathise and pray for a speedy recovery for those who were injured.
Football fans have been kind and blessed the side to recover quickly. Chapecoense might not win anything substantial for the next few years, but they have definitely won many hearts. Get all the latest football scores here.
This English Premier League side has never done won anything substantial to place their names on the list of top clubs, but they have something other than history by their side. There are a few clubs in England where nurturing and development of players are of primary concern. Southampton is one of the rarest clubs to do so who sign players who have an abundance of talents but little to show for their name.
The likes of Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Sadio Mane, Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain, and many players have plied their trade for Southampton before making a big money move. They do not lose heart even after losing such talented players and keep on focusing on the next generation, which has made football fans fall in love with them.
Could be called as the Southampton of Netherlands, Ajax arguably has the best youth management system in the World. They have been producing mercurial talents since the dawn of time. From Johan Cruyff to Luis Suarez, Ajax has been keeping up the good work with another fine generation of young players waiting in the ranks.
The Dutch system of playing a versatile football or total football has benefitted Ajax who look to bring the best out of players. The club has been battling hard for European supremacy, but if they keep on doing the good work, the Footballing Gods will shower their blessings one day or another.
Despite PSG’s dominance in Ligue 1, AS Monaco is more than big money players. Under Leonardo Jardim, they have shown that it is not always about big names to win trophies. AS Monaco have been a revelation this season and have offered delightful football.
The team has the right mixture of talented and hardworking individuals, who can perform effortlessly as a team. Players like Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva, Lemar and Sidibe have made football look so easy on the eye.
The German giants can be proud of their Football Academy that has produced sensational players throughout. Dortmund’s fan base is among the best in the World, and their zeal of bringing the best out of a player has paid off well.
They might not have the depth that Bayern Munich possess, but fans from all over the World love their fearless approach and intent with which they play. Time and again they have shown they can be World leaders with an excellent young squad.