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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
Last updated: February 11, 2019
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2019
Belgium
France
Brazil
Croatia
England
Portugal
Uruguay
Switzerland
Spain
Denmark
2018
Germany
Brazil
Portugal
Argentina
Belgium
Spain
Poland
Switzerland
France
Chile
2017
Argentina
Brazil
Germany
Chile
Belgium
Colombia
France
Portugal
Uruguay
Spain
2016
Belgium
Argentina
Spain
Germany
Chile
Brazil
Portugal
Colombia
England
Austria
2015
Germany
Argentina
Colombia
Belgium
Netherlands
Brazil
Portugal
France
Spain
Uruguay
2014
Spain
Germany
Argentina
Colombia
Portugal
Uruguay
Italy
Switzerland
Netherlands
Brazil
2013
Spain
Germany
Argentina
Italy
Colombia
England
Portugal
Netherlands
Russia
Croatia
2012
Spain
Netherlands
Germany
Uruguay
England
Brazil
Portugal
Croatia
Italy
Argentina
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level 62
Jan 15, 2017
Egypt?! Oh well, I got the rest.
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level 72
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 57
Jan 20, 2018
You won't nearly as many surprises like that on the 2017 and 2018 versions!
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level 73
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 68
Jan 16, 2017
It's true. They did were there!
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level 57
Jan 16, 2017
They also did were there in 2010!
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level 70
Feb 14, 2017
I was did too. Has you ever did?
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level 67
Mar 19, 2017
I did once!
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level 75
Dec 10, 2018
Hurrah for did time!
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level 78
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 44
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 48
Feb 20, 2019
I somehow managed to forget that Italy and Croatia existed so don't feel bad.
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level 73
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 49
Jan 22, 2017
Happy for Belgium. I hope they win the world cup one day.
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level 43
Jan 22, 2017
Egypt? I can't name a single Premier League player who's from Egypt!
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level 66
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 48
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 57
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 52
Jan 24, 2017
Hull City's Ahmed Elmohamady, Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny and Stoke's Ramadan Sobhi
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level 70
Jan 24, 2018
Uh... Salah is Egyptian and is possibly the best player in the PL this season.
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level 32
Feb 1, 2018
SALAH!
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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 43
Oct 23, 2018
👍👍
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level 38
Nov 4, 2018
Try Salah bro
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level 63
Dec 13, 2018
Mo Salah!
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level 67
Feb 20, 2019
Someone claimed to me yesterday that he is now more famous than the pyramids.
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level 57
Jan 22, 2017
That's an awesome quiz :)
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level 61
Jan 23, 2017
Thank you! :)
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level 27
Jan 22, 2017
Fun but in other quizzes Britain is used instead of England. Thanks for posting!
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level 60
Jan 23, 2017
In this quiz it works because England has its own team.
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level 67
Mar 19, 2017
Don't open cans of worms
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level 53
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 60
Jan 23, 2017
Yus, got Switzerland and Egypt in the last 10 seconds...
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level 34
Jan 23, 2017
The FIFA ranking has always been a complete nonsense.
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level 57
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 58
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 54
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 73
Jan 26, 2017
It covers last 4 years though
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level 57
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 75
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 47
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 35
Jan 24, 2017
Portugal ! Portugal ! Portugal ! How I did they were there isn't it .
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level 47
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 57
Feb 14, 2017
Quite the contrary actually
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level 67
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 56
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 67
Dec 28, 2017
Ah Norn Iron! What a team! I remember their best player Geoe Bust
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level 57
Feb 20, 2019
Except on the Olympics, maybe? Don't they do that under the UK banner?
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level 58
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 60
Feb 28, 2017
100!!!!!!! Drop that hundo!
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level 55
Jun 19, 2017
9 seconds left
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level 48
Mar 17, 2018
100% with 14 seconds remaining!!! i dont even watch football and im not a fan also. just pure guess. lol
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level 32
May 22, 2018
Portugal, Argentina, Spain and Germany always top 10 over the last years...
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level 67
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 1
Jun 3, 2018
Croatia should be in the 2018 list look at there players: Modric, Rakitic and Manzukik
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level 38
Jun 29, 2018
Chile isn't even in the 2018 FIFA World Cup!
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level 67
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 46
Aug 18, 2018
OOOOF. Somehow got Egypt but forgot England...
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level 38
Nov 17, 2018
100%
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level 75
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 37
Feb 20, 2019
With two minutes left i missed one. With one second left i guessed austria.
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level 53
Feb 21, 2019
dam, i missed denmark..
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level 26
Feb 22, 2019
Missed Austria
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level 40
Mar 19, 2019
Accept United Kingdom for England
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level 71
Mar 25, 2019
Now you're just trolling people