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Arsenal

Arsenal

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Arsenal is one of the most popular teams in English football and one of the most successful football teams in English football history. Arsenal's nickname is 'the Gunners' and their club badge has a cannon on it. An 'arsenal' is a place where guns and weapons are stored. Arsenal football club was founded in 1886 by workers from the Royal Arsenal in London which is where the club's name and nickname come from. 

Arsenal play in the Emirates Stadium in London. The Emirates Stadium is one of the biggest in the Premier League with a capacity of 60,335 and on a match day, the seats sell out!

A young fan shows off his scarf.

Arsenal wear red shirts and white shorts and socks when they are at home. Their away kit is yellow and dark grey. 

Arsenal have won League titles, FA Cups, League Cups and European trophies. Since the start of the Premier League, Arsenal have won titles in 1998, 2002 and 2004. Only Manchester United and Liverpool have won more league titles than Arsenal. They also reached a Champions League final, but lost 2-1 against Barcelona, in 2006. Arsenal have played in the top division, without relegation, for longer than any other team. Arsenal are also the only team to play a full Premier League season without losing (2003-04), and are only the second team to play a full season without defeat in the history of top division, English football (the other team was Preston in 1888-89!)

Arsene Wenger joined Arsenal in 1996 and now that Alex Ferguson has retired is the longest-serving manager in the Premier League.

Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger

Wenger has won 3 Premier League titles, 6 FA Cups and reached 2 European finals with Arsenal. Many people see Arsene Wenger’s teams as having a purist approach with an emphasis on attack and teams that always try to entertain. In March 2014, Wenger took charge of his 1000th game with Arsenal, only Ferguson has managed more Premier League games.

"I don’t look at the passport of people but at their quality and their attitude." Arsene Wenger

Although Arsenal’s home games at the Emirates Stadium sell out, only a tiny proportion of Arsenal supporters ever go to an Arsenal game. This is because the club has about 27 million fans around the world. There are supporters groups everywhere from Liberia to Hong Kong.

Mohamed Elneny plays in midfield for Arsenal.

In 2015/16, Arsenal finished 2nd in the Premier League, and qualified for the Champions League for the 19th consecutive season. They also won the FA Cup for the second year in a row, when they beat Aston Villa 4-0 in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. ‘The Gunners’ top scorer was French international Olivier Giroud, with 16 goals. With players like Alex Sanchez, Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil, and Giroud, Arsenal have a strong attacking team. They also have one of the Premier League's best ever goalkeepers in Petr Cech, but it might be the signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany that gets them challenging at the top of the table this season. Arsenal have had difficulties in defensive midfield for a few seasons and maybe Xhaka, a Swiss international, will help in the middle of the pitch.

Prediction 2016/17: 6th

Key player: Alexis Sanchez

Did you know....?

At the end of the 2003-04 season, Arsenal became known as, ‘The Invincibles’ because they hadn't lost a single game!

Learn about Arsenal

The following activities will help you learn about Arsenal football club. 

The first activity is a matching activity. If you're not sure of an answer, go back to the READ section.

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match Arsenal's manager, top scorer, stadium, stadium capacity, and club colours.
Can you match the facts and figures?

Mesut Ozil is a key player for Arsenal.

Victoria Concordia Crescit

This is Arsenal's motto. It means victory through harmony. 

Now you have looked at the facts and figures, it's time to go into detail. Can you answer some more detailed questions about the Gunners?


Activity 2: In this activity, there is a video guide to Arsenal. Watch the Arsenal club video and learn more about ‘The Gunners’. See how much you understand by trying the activities that are after the video. The video is a little difficult to understand and is for intermediate learners and above.
Watch the video guide to Arsenal.

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GunnerZ's picture
GunnerZ
12/09/2016
SE
18
points

yep you are right gunners have a very nice play stile


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GunnerZ
12/09/2016 09:12
Sweden
Arsenal
18

yep you are right gunners have a very nice play stile

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Alex_from_Ukraine
01/12/2015
UA
2627
points

My friend, Alexander, is a long-standing Arsenal fan, not I. :-)


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Alex_from_Ukraine
01/12/2015 03:30
Ukraine
Liverpool
2627

My friend, Alexander, is a long-standing Arsenal fan, not I. :-)

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
08/12/2015
ME
6882
points

Ozil is going to break a record this season with his assists. He's of great use, indeed!


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aragorn1986
08/12/2015 20:49
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

Ozil is going to break a record this season with his assists. He's of great use, indeed!

nikosonris
16/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Arsenal should beat Man City this weekend to claim their title-winning ambitions!


nikosonris
16/12/2015 15:05
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Arsenal should beat Man City this weekend to claim their title-winning ambitions!

nikosonris
22/12/2015
UA
2453
points

I told you :) This season is for Arsenal to win! COYG!


nikosonris
22/12/2015 09:35
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I told you :) This season is for Arsenal to win! COYG!

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Alex_from_Ukraine
19/12/2015
UA
2627
points

Great team. Though they have a lot to do to please their fans.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
19/12/2015 04:25
Ukraine
Liverpool
2627

Great team. Though they have a lot to do to please their fans.

Nita's picture
Nita
19/12/2015
XK
35
points

The Arsenal Games is soo good because the play open football and fast.My favorite player is Olivier Giroud.


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Nita
19/12/2015 21:24
Kosovo
Manchester United
35

The Arsenal Games is soo good because the play open football and fast.My favorite player is Olivier Giroud.

nikosonris
22/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Arsenal were second in the PL at Christmas during two of the three seasons they won the competition. Pretty good chances to finish top of the PL table this season (according to statistics :))


nikosonris
22/12/2015 12:37
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Arsenal were second in the PL at Christmas during two of the three seasons they won the competition. Pretty good chances to finish top of the PL table this season (according to statistics :))

nikosonris
28/12/2015
UA
2453
points

What a blow at St. Mary's !(( Hopefully, Arsene and his team have learned their lessons out of this game, because it's a unique opportunity for Arsenal to win the title this season. COYG!


nikosonris
28/12/2015 09:40
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

What a blow at St. Mary's !(( Hopefully, Arsene and his team have learned their lessons out of this game, because it's a unique opportunity for Arsenal to win the title this season. COYG!

nikosonris
20/01/2016
UA
2453
points

Has anybody seen a new Arsenal player - Elneny - in action for Basel? Is he good? Will he fit the Gunners' style of play?


nikosonris
20/01/2016 15:32
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Has anybody seen a new Arsenal player - Elneny - in action for Basel? Is he good? Will he fit the Gunners' style of play?

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aragorn1986
24/01/2016
ME
6882
points

Though Arsenal is chasing the title this year, it will be hard to eliminate them from the FA Cup race. They can do it third time in a row, it is not impossible. But it is hard, there's no doubt about it.


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aragorn1986
24/01/2016 21:41
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

Though Arsenal is chasing the title this year, it will be hard to eliminate them from the FA Cup race. They can do it third time in a row, it is not impossible. But it is hard, there's no doubt about it.

nikosonris
25/01/2016
UA
2453
points

What a defeat by Chelsea! Arsenal just don't deserve it.


nikosonris
25/01/2016 08:20
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

What a defeat by Chelsea! Arsenal just don't deserve it.

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mike tyson
28/01/2016
GE
38
points

arsenal is good club. but in epl are good more this


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mike tyson
28/01/2016 21:14
Georgia
Leicester City
38

arsenal is good club. but in epl are good more this

moise
29/01/2016
RW
2
points

yes my team is alisenal in my life


moise
29/01/2016 10:51
Rwanda
Arsenal
2

yes my team is alisenal in my life

moise
29/01/2016
RW
2
points

yes alisenal is best team in primier league!!!!!


moise
29/01/2016 10:54
Rwanda
Arsenal
2

yes alisenal is best team in primier league!!!!!

bleron hamiti
29/01/2016
AL
8
points

yes i am. I like ozil. i saw a lot of matches but i liket the game with leicester. We are gona win this season


bleron hamiti
29/01/2016 18:09
Albania
Arsenal
8

yes i am. I like ozil. i saw a lot of matches but i liket the game with leicester. We are gona win this season

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Genrilon
29/01/2016
UZ
137
points

"Va va voom" by Thierry Henry and The Invincibles!


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Genrilon
29/01/2016 19:52
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
137

"Va va voom" by Thierry Henry and The Invincibles!

Tigrann
31/01/2016
AM
328
points

I think Arsenal has a great chance to win the premier league in this season, as the main competitors like Man City, United and Chelsea look weaker this year


Tigrann
31/01/2016 20:04
Armenia
Southampton
328

I think Arsenal has a great chance to win the premier league in this season, as the main competitors like Man City, United and Chelsea look weaker this year

Rich's picture
Rich
31/01/2016
ES
805
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English Tigrann! Arsenal have a real chance this season but it's very tight at the top! I think a number of clubs will be thinking they've got a chance this season.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
31/01/2016 20:11
Spain
Liverpool
805

Welcome to Premier Skills English Tigrann! Arsenal have a real chance this season but it's very tight at the top! I think a number of clubs will be thinking they've got a chance this season.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

nika_chelsea25
31/01/2016
GE
1667
points

arsewnal is the one my favourite


nika_chelsea25
31/01/2016 21:32
Georgia
Chelsea
1667

arsewnal is the one my favourite

nikosonris
03/02/2016
UA
2453
points

So many chances created by my favourite team against Southampton but none of them has converted into a goal(( Lack of luck...But we still believe in you! COYG!


nikosonris
03/02/2016 09:20
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

So many chances created by my favourite team against Southampton but none of them has converted into a goal(( Lack of luck...But we still believe in you! COYG!

nikosonris
08/02/2016
UA
2453
points

Well done! Next game against the Foxes is going to be crucial. Who could predict it at the beginning of the season? COYG!


nikosonris
08/02/2016 08:36
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Well done! Next game against the Foxes is going to be crucial. Who could predict it at the beginning of the season? COYG!

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davidcusco56
15/02/2016
EC
97
points

gunners


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davidcusco56
15/02/2016 13:00
Ecuador
Arsenal
97

gunners

nikosonris
16/02/2016
UA
2453
points

What a comeback from Danny Welbeck! The Gunners left it late in the game, but they deserved to win against Leicester.


nikosonris
16/02/2016 07:54
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

What a comeback from Danny Welbeck! The Gunners left it late in the game, but they deserved to win against Leicester.

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Nilufer2002
16/02/2016
AZ
42
points

Really!This section is for me!


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Nilufer2002
16/02/2016 11:40
Azerbaijan
Chelsea
42

Really!This section is for me!

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Marcelo GD
18/02/2016
TN
1
points

I adore arsenal and it's my favorite premier league club. Since my childhood I found myself into Arsenal's obsession. My favorite players are Terry Henry, Van Persie and Özil. I have been rewatching Arsenal vs Barcelona that ended up with a glorious victory 2-1 for 'us' . I have a good faith that we are going to be Champions this year


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Marcelo GD
18/02/2016 22:08
Tunisia
Arsenal
1

I adore arsenal and it's my favorite premier league club. Since my childhood I found myself into Arsenal's obsession. My favorite players are Terry Henry, Van Persie and Özil. I have been rewatching Arsenal vs Barcelona that ended up with a glorious victory 2-1 for 'us' . I have a good faith that we are going to be Champions this year

Rich's picture
Rich
18/02/2016
ES
805
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English Marcelo!

Are you looking forward to Arsenal's match against Barcelona next week? What's your prediction?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
18/02/2016 22:37
Spain
Liverpool
805

Welcome to Premier Skills English Marcelo!

Are you looking forward to Arsenal's match against Barcelona next week? What's your prediction?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

nikosonris
23/02/2016
UA
2453
points

The Gunners are going to beat Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium!) Final score: Arsenal 3 - Barcelona 2.


nikosonris
23/02/2016 17:04
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

The Gunners are going to beat Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium!) Final score: Arsenal 3 - Barcelona 2.

nikosonris
07/03/2016
UA
2453
points

I made it wrong(( On the flip side, Arsenal could focus more on the PL!


nikosonris
07/03/2016 12:19
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I made it wrong(( On the flip side, Arsenal could focus more on the PL!

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HakanUslu1881
08/03/2016
TR
1750
points

I am not a fan of Arsenal.


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HakanUslu1881
08/03/2016 03:32
Turkey
Leicester City
1750

I am not a fan of Arsenal.

Laczek
14/03/2016
PL
122
points

5/6


Laczek
14/03/2016 16:37
Poland
Manchester City
122

5/6

nikosonris
24/03/2016
UA
2453
points

I still cherish the hope my favourite team can win the PL title.


nikosonris
24/03/2016 08:32
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I still cherish the hope my favourite team can win the PL title.

assemjuve
06/04/2016
PS
3433
points

I am not a fan of Arsenal,but they must bring another manager in a way that keeps the respect of what Wenger has done through his period coaching Arsenal.


assemjuve
06/04/2016 18:34
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I am not a fan of Arsenal,but they must bring another manager in a way that keeps the respect of what Wenger has done through his period coaching Arsenal.

kaysmallz
09/04/2016
NG
112
points

i love arsenal


kaysmallz
09/04/2016 02:53
Nigeria
Arsenal
112

i love arsenal

Bogdan1
11/04/2016
KZ
17
points

I love Arsenal because of my friend from childhood. He is a great fan of this footbal team. He spoke every time about Arsenal FC and I've loved it! My favourite Arsenal player is Per Mertesacker because of his ability for defense. The last Arsenal match I've seen was the match between Arsenal and Manchester City. the final of Super Cup, these time Arsenal won the title. I think this season Arsenal can fight for 2 or 3 place, but not for champions title.


Bogdan1
11/04/2016 15:47
Kazakhstan
Arsenal
17

I love Arsenal because of my friend from childhood. He is a great fan of this footbal team. He spoke every time about Arsenal FC and I've loved it! My favourite Arsenal player is Per Mertesacker because of his ability for defense. The last Arsenal match I've seen was the match between Arsenal and Manchester City. the final of Super Cup, these time Arsenal won the title. I think this season Arsenal can fight for 2 or 3 place, but not for champions title.

Rich's picture
Rich
11/04/2016
ES
805
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English Bogdan1

I think you're right. Arsenal will find it difficult to win the title this season but they have a great team and will be fighting at the top next season!

I hope you enjoy our website!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
11/04/2016 16:31
Spain
Liverpool
805

Welcome to Premier Skills English Bogdan1

I think you're right. Arsenal will find it difficult to win the title this season but they have a great team and will be fighting at the top next season!

I hope you enjoy our website!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

majid_mtp
08/05/2016
IR
7
points

Arsenal is my second team after PERSEPOLIS CF. to explain my reason i must say that, Arsenal has a brilliant attacking approaches , it makes Arsenal a worth watching and supporting football club. The magnificent management is another reason made the club highly financially successful. Granted, Mesut Ozil is the epitome of a competent assistant with an unique style. Undoubtedly, he is my favorite player. As we all know that, Arsenal began the current season acceptable and continued it really great. Unfortunately, fluctuations put an obstacle in the way of championship within the last weeks. Gunners have experienced the same story during the consecutive last seasons. I concretely believe that, Arsène Wenger should determine a viable and reliable solution for the problem or resign his post as soon as possible.


majid_mtp
08/05/2016 13:11
Iran
Arsenal
7

Arsenal is my second team after PERSEPOLIS CF. to explain my reason i must say that, Arsenal has a brilliant attacking approaches , it makes Arsenal a worth watching and supporting football club. The magnificent management is another reason made the club highly financially successful. Granted, Mesut Ozil is the epitome of a competent assistant with an unique style. Undoubtedly, he is my favorite player. As we all know that, Arsenal began the current season acceptable and continued it really great. Unfortunately, fluctuations put an obstacle in the way of championship within the last weeks. Gunners have experienced the same story during the consecutive last seasons. I concretely believe that, Arsène Wenger should determine a viable and reliable solution for the problem or resign his post as soon as possible.

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Nislija018
17/05/2016
RS
250
points

Arsenal play the best football in premier league!!


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Nislija018
17/05/2016 09:36
Serbia
Arsenal
250

Arsenal play the best football in premier league!!

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liobvb09
18/05/2016
UG
16
points

cool


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liobvb09
18/05/2016 08:28
Uganda
Arsenal
16

cool

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Dilik777
26/05/2016
UZ
24
points

Arsenal is my favourite team In Primer League, because this team plays as FC Barcelona with short passes!


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Dilik777
26/05/2016 09:07
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
24

Arsenal is my favourite team In Primer League, because this team plays as FC Barcelona with short passes!

Rich's picture
Rich
26/05/2016
ES
805
points

Hi Dilik777

Welcome to Premier Skills English! Yes, Arsenal have a great style of play. What do you think will happen to the Gunners next season?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
26/05/2016 09:43
Spain
Liverpool
805

Hi Dilik777

Welcome to Premier Skills English! Yes, Arsenal have a great style of play. What do you think will happen to the Gunners next season?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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kwesimanifest
07/06/2016
GH
3735
points

Am not an arsenal fan but I love their style of play


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kwesimanifest
07/06/2016 08:52
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

Am not an arsenal fan but I love their style of play

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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
3735
points

I love arsenal because of their style of play


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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 18:20
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

I love arsenal because of their style of play

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
3735
points

I love arsenal because of their style of play


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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 18:20
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

I love arsenal because of their style of play

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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
3735
points

My favourite arsenal player is sanchez


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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 18:21
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

My favourite arsenal player is sanchez

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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
3735
points

Arsenal did well by finishing 2nd


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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 18:23
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

Arsenal did well by finishing 2nd

Elite
18/07/2016
NG
33
points

i am an arsenal fan for real #gunners4life.


Elite
18/07/2016 16:20
Nigeria
Arsenal
33

i am an arsenal fan for real #gunners4life.

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Rich
20/07/2016
ES
805
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English Elite!

Do you think Arsenal will be fighting for the Premier League title this season?

Best wishes from sunny Spain!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 


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Rich
20/07/2016 17:43
Spain
Liverpool
805

Welcome to Premier Skills English Elite!

Do you think Arsenal will be fighting for the Premier League title this season?

Best wishes from sunny Spain!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 

Elite
19/07/2016
NG
33
points

i love Arsenal because is the best club full of entertainment. my favorite football will be ozil .match against liverpool


Elite
19/07/2016 12:35
Nigeria
Arsenal
33

i love Arsenal because is the best club full of entertainment. my favorite football will be ozil .match against liverpool

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Mostafa Ellafy
20/07/2016
EG
42
points

Arsenal is me best team


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Mostafa Ellafy
20/07/2016 17:14
Egypt
Arsenal
42

Arsenal is me best team

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Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1aragorn19866882
2RafaelRC4428
3kwesimanifest3735
4assemjuve3433
5haydi3066
6Alex_from_Ukraine2627
7nikosonris2453
8MUGEMANYI2320
9amaral1915
10Ahmed Adam Mamado1840
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Serbia23261
2Albania23000
3Macedonia19390
4Ukraine18941
5Bosnia and Herzegovina15913
6Kosovo13534
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
9Montenegro11488
10Azerbaijan7844
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United68101
2Arsenal53605
3Liverpool47809
4Chelsea40493
5Manchester City15203
6Leicester City11064
7Tottenham Hotspur4148
8West Ham United3677
9Everton1549
10Watford1461

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