World Football: Ranking the Top 50 Most Influential Teams on the Planet

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World Football: Ranking the Top 50 Most Influential Teams on the Planet
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Football. Arguably the greatest game to grace the world. Watched, adored and played in every aspect of every continent, mankind simply cannot live without the beautiful game. Whether it's played in alleyways with paper bags rolled tightly into a spherical ball, to Saturday morning madness with children to freezing winter nights with the snow trickling down, football is an addiction.

What makes it more exciting though are the professional teams. Literally every country has some form of professional league that fans week in week out look forward to. When played at the highest level with the highest calibre, football becomes a devastating art that is caressed by money. With such leagues as the English Premier League, Spain's La Liga, Italy's Serie A and the French Ligue 1, millions of people worldwide watch their beloved team to escape the hazards of everyday and to be engulfed by the overwhelming excitement it produces.

But just who are the most influential teams on this planet? With so many leagues and so many teams, which teams captivate and motivate their fans?

Bleacher Report attempts to establish and rank the top 50 most influential teams in modern day society.

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