Ten Highest Ranking FIFA Countries by Year

Can you name the top ten ranked men's national football teams for each year since 2012?
Using the first ranking of each year
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Last updated: February 20, 2020
First submittedDecember 2, 2016
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2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
Belgium
Belgium
Germany
Argentina
Belgium
Germany
Spain
Spain
Spain
France
France
Brazil
Brazil
Argentina
Argentina
Germany
Germany
Netherlands
Brazil
Brazil
Portugal
Germany
Spain
Colombia
Argentina
Argentina
Germany
England
Croatia
Argentina
Chile
Germany
Belgium
Colombia
Italy
Uruguay
Uruguay
England
Belgium
Belgium
Chile
Netherlands
Portugal
Colombia
England
Croatia
Portugal
Spain
Colombia
Brazil
Brazil
Uruguay
England
Brazil
Portugal
Uruguay
Poland
France
Portugal
Portugal
Italy
Portugal
Portugal
Spain
Switzerland
Switzerland
Portugal
Colombia
France
Switzerland
Netherlands
Croatia
Argentina
Spain
France
Uruguay
England
Spain
Netherlands
Russia
Italy
Colombia
Denmark
Chile
Spain
Austria
Uruguay
Brazil
Croatia
Argentina
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Level 63
Jan 15, 2017
Egypt?! Oh well, I got the rest.
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Level 79
Jan 16, 2017
Believe it or not, they did were there.

I couldn't believe it neither, but after some fact-checking, they did were there.

But, then again, it's the same ranking that had once Norway as 2nd best and Mexico as high as 5th...

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Level 72
Feb 2, 2018
that was my last one and I got it with 5 seconds to spare.
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Level ∞
Feb 11, 2019
Now off the list since 2011 got pushed out by 2019.
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Level 73
Jan 16, 2017
It's true. They did were there!
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Level 64
Jan 16, 2017
They also did were there in 2010!
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Level 79
Feb 14, 2017
I was did too. Has you ever did?
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Level 70
Mar 19, 2017
I did once!
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Level 75
Dec 10, 2018
Hurrah for did time!
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Level 29
Jul 5, 2019
I was did there! Did I there?
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Level 83
Mar 1, 2019
They set us up the bomb!!
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Level 59
Jan 17, 2017
I got all of them except France. I even guessed Egypt. I'm not sure how my brain couldn't come up with something as painfully obvious as France.
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Level 46
Feb 20, 2019
It seems like I did the same mistake. It's such an obvious answer, I thought I went through every single European country...
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Level 54
Feb 20, 2019
I somehow managed to forget that Italy and Croatia existed so don't feel bad.
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Level 69
Mar 3, 2020
It's so funny how the brain works. I'm sitting there typing in every country in the world practically and I forget two countries that won the world cup.
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Level 72
Jan 17, 2017
Woo hoo...my first 100% on a soccer...ahem...football quiz!!!
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Level 44
Jan 24, 2017
Might be mine as well if I remember rightly...
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Level 47
Jan 22, 2017
Happy for Belgium. I hope they win the world cup one day.
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Level 45
Jan 22, 2017
Egypt? I can't name a single Premier League player who's from Egypt!
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Level 70
Jan 22, 2017
Because most of them play in their own country. They have pretty strong clubs like Al-Ahly and Zamalek. They first entered the top 10 when they won their third consecutive Africa Cup of Nations, and almost qualified for the 2010 World Cup.
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Level 51
Jan 22, 2017
Maybe cause premier league isn't the only championship in the world? Btw there are 3 egyptian in bpl (stoke, hull, arsenal) and salah played for chelsea
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Level 64
Jan 22, 2017
Excellent point and correct information. There is also the FIFA world cup and Confederation cups (UEFA, CONCACAF, Copa America, African, and AFC)
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Level 51
Jan 24, 2017
Hull City's Ahmed Elmohamady, Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny and Stoke's Ramadan Sobhi
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Level 74
Jan 24, 2018
Uh... Salah is Egyptian and is possibly the best player in the PL this season.
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Level 53
Sep 6, 2020
Yeah but he wasn't when they commented
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Level 43
Jul 10, 2018
I'm pretty sure you know one now with Mo Salah going off with Liverpool
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Level 45
Oct 23, 2018
👍👍
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Level 47
Nov 4, 2018
Try Salah bro
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Level 67
Dec 13, 2018
Mo Salah!
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Level 70
Feb 20, 2019
Someone claimed to me yesterday that he is now more famous than the pyramids.
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Level 32
Feb 21, 2020
Mo Salah
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Level 64
Jan 22, 2017
That's an awesome quiz :)
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Level 66
Jan 23, 2017
Thank you! :)
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Level 79
Mar 6, 2020
Yes, great football quiz!
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Level 28
Jan 22, 2017
Fun but in other quizzes Britain is used instead of England. Thanks for posting!
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Level 63
Jan 23, 2017
In this quiz it works because England has its own team.
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Level 70
Mar 19, 2017
Don't open cans of worms
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Level 52
Jan 16, 2020
Britain is never used because Britain is not a country.

The constituent countries of the UK have their own football teams and therefore England is the only acceptable answer in this circumstance.

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Level 56
Jan 22, 2017
Love multiple fields filling in at once
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Level 38
Jan 22, 2017
Shucks, I had all but Russia. I was sure I had already tried Russia...
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Level 65
Jan 23, 2017
Yus, got Switzerland and Egypt in the last 10 seconds...
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Level 37
Jan 23, 2017
The FIFA ranking has always been a complete nonsense.
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Level 64
Jan 23, 2017
How? It is based off of which teams play, the difficulty of the competition, and the result of the match. They even put up a formula on the website.
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Level 60
Jan 23, 2017
The formula can be abused though. Belgium did it recently, they got to #1 for winning a lot of meaningless friendlies without playing very many competitive matches - at the only tournament they played in during 2016, they were terrible.
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Level 61
Jan 25, 2017
Agree with Corrode, the FIFA ranking never values winning world cups, for example right now Germany is behind Brazil and Argentina, teams that they won in the last world cup.
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Level 77
Jan 26, 2017
It covers last 4 years though
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Level 64
Jan 26, 2017
FIFA ranking values winning cups at part of their highest consideration!! But as retratado stated, countries may abuse the system to kick themselves up to a higher rank.
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Level 81
Jan 24, 2018
Belgium played as many friendlies as any other European nation (teams really won't just release their players for international football on a whim). Besides, playing poor countries in friendlies can actually lower your ranking. Belgium did not hold the number 1 position after the 2016 Euros, in fact they were only number 1 between november 2015 and april 2016. FIFA rankings are heavily flawed (as are any other metrics), but not for any of the reasons mentioned. And no, Belgium was never the best footballing nation in the world. That should be clear for anyone with even a modicum of interest in the game.
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Level 53
Feb 21, 2019
Austria in the top 10???? Haven't been to a WC or Euro as long as I can remember
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Level 69
Jul 18, 2019
Euro 2016 :)
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Level 35
Jan 24, 2017
Portugal ! Portugal ! Portugal ! How I did they were there isn't it .
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Level 57
May 28, 2019
I'm not exactly sure I understand "How I did they were there isn't it." Did you just type in random fragments of sentences?
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Level 46
Feb 3, 2017
Please accept UK or United Kingdom for England.

Welsh, Scottish, and Northern Irish people are all glaring at you right now.

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Level 64
Feb 14, 2017
Quite the contrary actually
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Level 70
Mar 19, 2017
In football (that is real football) England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have their own representative football team. It is the same in the Commonwealth Games with the addition of teams from Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man all separate not UK.
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Level 40
Feb 20, 2019
Is Will Griggs still on fire!?
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Level 58
Apr 4, 2017
Nope, people from England, Scotland, Wales and Norn Iron are glaring at YOU right now for not knowing that the UK does not have a representative football team!
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Level 72
Dec 28, 2017
Ah Norn Iron! What a team! I remember their best player Geoe Bust
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Level 68
Feb 20, 2019
Except on the Olympics, maybe? Don't they do that under the UK banner?
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Level 65
Feb 20, 2019
"Except on the Olympics, maybe? Don't they do that under the UK banner?"

Yes, but not for football. Except at 2012 when they were hosts but that caused all sorts of ructions around team selection as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland didn't want their players selected.

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Level 64
Feb 28, 2017
100!!!!!!!

Drop that hundo!

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Level 60
Jun 19, 2017
9 seconds left
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Level 38
Jun 29, 2018
Chile isn't even in the 2018 FIFA World Cup!
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Level 70
Aug 18, 2018
FIFA...... August 2018 top 10....... 1) France 2) Belgium 3) Brazil 4) Croatia 5) Uruguay 6) England 7) Portugal 8) Switzerland 9) Spain 10) Denmark:
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Level 51
Aug 18, 2018
OOOOF. Somehow got Egypt but forgot England...
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Level 36
Nov 17, 2018
100%
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Level 80
Feb 20, 2019
I don't know a lot about soccer but with the generous time limit this was still pretty easy.
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Level 65
Feb 20, 2019
With two minutes left i missed one. With one second left i guessed austria.
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Level 56
Feb 21, 2019
dam, i missed denmark..
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Level 25
Feb 22, 2019
Missed Austria
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Level 55
May 28, 2019
Missed Helvetica and England..
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Level 22
Nov 25, 2019
I got 17/19. Forgot Columbia which I'm mad about but Poland I didn't even think of.
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Level 82
Feb 20, 2020
Hmmm....that was super easy for an American who couldn't have guessed the answers....
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Level 83
Feb 20, 2020
Ummm...you got a bit of a problem here. All the answers were displayed in the boxes before even beginning the quiz. Makes it pretty easy. :) Might want to fix that.
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Level 67
Feb 20, 2020
Shhhh. Easy 100% ;)
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Level 74
Feb 21, 2020
Finally a quiz that doesn't give you anything for typing China, India, and USA!
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Level 29
Apr 17, 2020
Still baffles me how England get such high rankings each year
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Level 52
Nov 16, 2020
Because they tend to do quite well in qualifiers.
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Level 47
May 26, 2020
england is not a country, please accept it as UK
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Level 53
Jun 25, 2020
There is no UK in FIFA. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Irelands are all separate teams.
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Level 60
Aug 4, 2020
Please stop whining, silly boy.
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Level 59
Jun 3, 2020
Guessed Austria (only 2016) but not Colombia (many years) 😂😂.
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Level 56
Jun 25, 2020
Wow didn't quite believe it for Austria, Switzerland and Poland!

..5/5 on the razor's edge

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Level 56
Jul 18, 2020
This was much easier than I expected tbh