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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, 7 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 2016/17, Arsenal finished 5th in the Premier League, which meant they failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. However, they beat Chelsea 2-1  in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. It was Arsenal's third FA Cup win in four years and have now won the competition a record 13 times. The Gunners’ top scorer was Chile international Alexis Sanchez, with 30 goals in all competitions. With players like Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck, and Arsenal's new record signing, Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal have a strong attacking team. They also have one of the Premier League's best ever goalkeepers in Petr Cech and the French national captain, Laurent Koscielny at the back. Arsenal will be challenging for the top four and possibly the title this season and, as always, will be an enjoyable team to watch. 

Prediction 2017/18: 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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Tell us why you love Arsenal, tell us about your favourite Arsenal player, tell us about a match that you have seen, tell us your predictions for this season.
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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

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!!!!!

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

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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

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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aragorn1986
24/01/2016
ME
3527
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
3527

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
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?

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
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 :))

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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.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
19/12/2015
UA
2676
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
2676

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

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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aragorn1986
08/12/2015
ME
3527
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
3527

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

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Alex_from_Ukraine
01/12/2015
UA
2676
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
2676

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

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tokomoney
30/11/2015
GE
352
points

i,m not "THE GUNNERS" fans, but i like "Arsenal's" play stile : ))


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tokomoney
30/11/2015 17:08
Georgia
Manchester City
352

i,m not "THE GUNNERS" fans, but i like "Arsenal's" play stile : ))

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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

nikosonris
04/12/2015
UA
2453
points

You are absolutely right, Tokomoney, it's the Gunners style of playing that attracts so many fans across the globe.


nikosonris
04/12/2015 10:16
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

You are absolutely right, Tokomoney, it's the Gunners style of playing that attracts so many fans across the globe.

crazyboy
28/11/2015
AL
128
points

I like Arsenal because has a sense of playing different from all others teams. Even they are not ready to win a title and the situation on Champions League stage is not the best still their game give me impressions. Arsenal has the best striker on Premier like Giroud, Sanchez, Chamberlein or Walcott and I can't make separation but can say that walcott is my favourite player because play well and is talented
I have seen last years against Bayern Munchen.
For this year my prediction is for a runner-up on Premier League but not on the top 16 teams on Champions League


crazyboy
28/11/2015 18:26
Albania
Arsenal
128

I like Arsenal because has a sense of playing different from all others teams. Even they are not ready to win a title and the situation on Champions League stage is not the best still their game give me impressions. Arsenal has the best striker on Premier like Giroud, Sanchez, Chamberlein or Walcott and I can't make separation but can say that walcott is my favourite player because play well and is talented
I have seen last years against Bayern Munchen.
For this year my prediction is for a runner-up on Premier League but not on the top 16 teams on Champions League

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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015
RW
2320
points

The only team that brings happiness to me.


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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015 18:39
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

The only team that brings happiness to me.

nikosonris
25/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I couldn't agree more! This season league trophy stripes are going to be decorated in red and white colours of Arsenal. COYG!


nikosonris
25/11/2015 08:57
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I couldn't agree more! This season league trophy stripes are going to be decorated in red and white colours of Arsenal. COYG!

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Sadulla
17/11/2015
UZ
110
points

In my point of view Arsenal is the team where new premiers stars produced and I know that their academy is one of the strongest one in Europe.


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Sadulla
17/11/2015 17:01
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
110

In my point of view Arsenal is the team where new premiers stars produced and I know that their academy is one of the strongest one in Europe.

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Sadulla
17/11/2015
UZ
110
points

In my point of view Arsenal is the team where new premiers stars produced and I know that their academy is one of the strongest one in Europe.


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Sadulla
17/11/2015 17:01
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
110

In my point of view Arsenal is the team where new premiers stars produced and I know that their academy is one of the strongest one in Europe.

Ayrat 79
11/11/2015
RU
15
points

Ok


Ayrat 79
11/11/2015 08:32
Russia
Arsenal
15

Ok

SalvaGH
10/11/2015
ES
841
points

I think they have a solid chance of winning the title this season and if there's no major injuries, they will fight until the end.


SalvaGH
10/11/2015 22:22
Spain
Manchester City
841

I think they have a solid chance of winning the title this season and if there's no major injuries, they will fight until the end.

kaysmallz
07/11/2015
NG
112
points

Gunners for life


kaysmallz
07/11/2015 19:41
Nigeria
Arsenal
112

Gunners for life

Abdallah
05/11/2015
KW
1813
points

Good game , hope see you always lose


Abdallah
05/11/2015 02:45
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

Good game , hope see you always lose

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006000
30/10/2015
HK
29
points

I like Arsenal because they have Cech


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006000
30/10/2015 14:04
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Arsenal
29

I like Arsenal because they have Cech

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Rich
30/10/2015
ES
178
points

Thanks for your comment and welcome to Premier Skills English! Cech is a great goalkeeper. Did you know that he played the drums really well? We've got a video lesson with Peter Cech if you want to check it out http://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/players/player-interviews... Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
30/10/2015 20:14
Spain
Liverpool
178

Thanks for your comment and welcome to Premier Skills English! Cech is a great goalkeeper. Did you know that he played the drums really well? We've got a video lesson with Peter Cech if you want to check it out http://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/players/player-interviews... Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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aragorn1986
23/10/2015
ME
3527
points

I follow this team since I was a little boy. I was inspired by Ian Wright and Nigel Winterburn. Later, I witnessed the invincibles season with Henry, Ljungberg, Vieira and Pires. Days of glory!! Now I'm waiting for another amazing season. With Sanchez and Theo everything's possible. Only, it was way better atmosphere while playing on Highburry. I realy miss that time. I live for this team. COYG!!!


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aragorn1986
23/10/2015 17:56
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

I follow this team since I was a little boy. I was inspired by Ian Wright and Nigel Winterburn. Later, I witnessed the invincibles season with Henry, Ljungberg, Vieira and Pires. Days of glory!! Now I'm waiting for another amazing season. With Sanchez and Theo everything's possible. Only, it was way better atmosphere while playing on Highburry. I realy miss that time. I live for this team. COYG!!!

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Rich
23/10/2015
ES
178
points

Ian Wright was amazing! I remember when he played for Palace, he nearly won them the cup against Manchester Utd and helped Palace up to third in the first division!


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Rich
23/10/2015 21:23
Spain
Liverpool
178

Ian Wright was amazing! I remember when he played for Palace, he nearly won them the cup against Manchester Utd and helped Palace up to third in the first division!

Magellan777
21/10/2015
UZ
62
points

Unbelievable. Bayern suffer their first defeat of the season after two second-half goals from Giroud and Özil.


Magellan777
21/10/2015 13:30
Uzbekistan
Manchester City
62

Unbelievable. Bayern suffer their first defeat of the season after two second-half goals from Giroud and Özil.

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Rich
21/10/2015
ES
178
points

Hi Magellan and welcome to Premier Skills English!
It was a great result for Arsenal against Bayern. Do you think they will qualify for the next round?
Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
21/10/2015 14:21
Spain
Liverpool
178

Hi Magellan and welcome to Premier Skills English!
It was a great result for Arsenal against Bayern. Do you think they will qualify for the next round?
Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Magellan777
21/10/2015
UZ
62
points

My favourite Arsenal player is O'zil. He scored important goal against Munchen yesterday. Go O'zil !!!


Magellan777
21/10/2015 13:12
Uzbekistan
Manchester City
62

My favourite Arsenal player is O'zil. He scored important goal against Munchen yesterday. Go O'zil !!!

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zuxo
15/10/2015
13
points

i think that arsenal will win this season its one of the best team of europe with amazing players


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zuxo
15/10/2015 09:37


13

i think that arsenal will win this season its one of the best team of europe with amazing players

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boyane
14/10/2015
6
points

I love Ozil


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boyane
14/10/2015 17:20


6

I love Ozil

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Sir_Mahdi24
09/10/2015
AF
139
points

I love Arsenal because of their playing style...
Firstly my favourite player is still Henry, after him I like Ozil...


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Sir_Mahdi24
09/10/2015 21:34
Afghanistan
Arsenal
139

I love Arsenal because of their playing style...
Firstly my favourite player is still Henry, after him I like Ozil...

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Salloum
02/10/2015
SY
1308
points

I think the Admin here support the Ganners , Good luck this season but I want from the Admin to specify an article talking about the continues fight between Jouse Morinho (Chelsea's manager) and Arsen Wenger .thanks


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Salloum
02/10/2015 20:50
Syria
Manchester United
1308

I think the Admin here support the Ganners , Good luck this season but I want from the Admin to specify an article talking about the continues fight between Jouse Morinho (Chelsea's manager) and Arsen Wenger .thanks

Soheibo
24/09/2015
DZ
7
points

arsenal my love <3


Soheibo
24/09/2015 15:11
Algeria
Arsenal
7

arsenal my love <3

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elghoul
23/09/2015
DZ
1542
points

Arsenal will be in the three first places this year


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elghoul
23/09/2015 14:52
Algeria
Arsenal
1542

Arsenal will be in the three first places this year

Jack
17/09/2015
GB
4
points

I want to get an award, please!


Jack
17/09/2015 15:28
United Kingdom
Arsenal
4

I want to get an award, please!

Jack
17/09/2015
GB
4
points

Good luck this weekend!


Jack
17/09/2015 15:24
United Kingdom
Arsenal
4

Good luck this weekend!

chriswar
13/09/2015
PL
44
points

Arsenal isn't my absolutely favouririte. I like MU, MC, Everton, Chelsea too.


chriswar
13/09/2015 22:39
Poland
Leicester City
44

Arsenal isn't my absolutely favouririte. I like MU, MC, Everton, Chelsea too.

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Aymenbl_96
16/08/2015
DZ
0
points

I think Arsenal is the BLACK HORSE of the Premier League.


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Aymenbl_96
16/08/2015 00:42
Algeria
Liverpool
0

I think Arsenal is the BLACK HORSE of the Premier League.

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Rema
05/08/2015
RS
538
points

What is the meaning of this phrase: "purist approach"?


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Rema
05/08/2015 17:25
Serbia
West Ham United
538

What is the meaning of this phrase: "purist approach"?

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Rich
06/08/2015
ES
178
points

This phrase is used to describe one style of football a manager uses. Arsene Wenger at Arsenal is often described to follow a 'purist approach' as he believes in an attacking, passing game that is played on the ground. Also, he doesn't change his style depending on the opposition. Other famous manager such as Jose Mourinho take a more 'pragmatist approach' which means they often change their style of play and tactics, according to the opposition.


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Rich
06/08/2015 16:28
Spain
Liverpool
178

This phrase is used to describe one style of football a manager uses. Arsene Wenger at Arsenal is often described to follow a 'purist approach' as he believes in an attacking, passing game that is played on the ground. Also, he doesn't change his style depending on the opposition. Other famous manager such as Jose Mourinho take a more 'pragmatist approach' which means they often change their style of play and tactics, according to the opposition.

Nan
27/07/2015
ES
4
points

I didn't know the most of Arsenal.There're a lot Arsenal's fans around the world !!


Nan
27/07/2015 09:12
Spain
Crystal Palace
4

I didn't know the most of Arsenal.There're a lot Arsenal's fans around the world !!

Soheib
20/06/2015
DZ
0
points

I love Arsenal because all my favourite player are there, the match I've seen is with liverpool I guess Arsenal will win premier league.


Soheib
20/06/2015 13:50
Algeria
Hull City AFC
0

I love Arsenal because all my favourite player are there, the match I've seen is with liverpool I guess Arsenal will win premier league.

Soheib
20/06/2015
DZ
0
points

Very useful


Soheib
20/06/2015 13:45
Algeria
Hull City AFC
0

Very useful

Deez nuts
26/05/2015
SE
0
points

sseee


Deez nuts
26/05/2015 12:16
Sweden
Arsenal
0

sseee

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1kwesimanifest3912
2assemjuve3557
3aragorn19863527
4haydi3189
5Alex_from_Ukraine2676
6nikosonris2453
7MUGEMANYI2320
8Ahmed Adam Mamado1990
9Abdallah1813
10HakanUslu18811761
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Serbia23427
2Albania21085
3Ukraine19585
4Macedonia19390
5Bosnia and Herzegovina16071
6Kosovo13542
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
9Montenegro8140
10Azerbaijan7844
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United70484
2Arsenal51125
3Liverpool48741
4Chelsea41872
5Manchester City15440
6Leicester City7632
7Tottenham Hotspur4515
8Newcastle United4125
9West Ham United3694
10Watford1647

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