50 Greatest Rivalries in World Football

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50 Greatest Rivalries in World Football

Ah, sports rivalries. They truly are what makes the game fun. If you don't have some sort of hatred for the opposing team, then what's the point in watching?

No sport has rivalries that are more passionate, have more history or are as entertaining as those in football. Another writer here at Bleacher Report recently ranked his top 50 rivalries is World Football, and I must say, I was left somewhat unsatisfied. So I've compiled my own list of the 50 best football rivalries.

The best matches, the best legacies, the best fans, the best atmosphere and of course, the best football.

I've left off what I feel are rivalries that are more known for violence or commotion off the pitch and do not display much entertainment or success on it. 

I won't pretend to know everything about each of these rivalries, and as some are hugely important in one part of the world but much less so elsewhere, I've decided to list 35 in no particular order, and then I've ranked what I think are the top 15 football rivalries the world over. Chime in with what you think!

 

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