The most popular soccer clubs in the world

Find out why these clubs have the biggest followings across the globe.

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Tel Aviv Maccabi fans at Netanya stadium. Tel Aviv Maccabi fans at Netanya stadium. (Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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Israel: Tel Aviv Maccabi

The oldest, largest and most decorated club in Israeli soccer, Tel Aviv Maccabi's consistent appearance in European tournaments has made it the global ambassador of Israeli soccer.

Its status as a worldwide soccer brand that transcends the domestic playing field can be witnessed in the fact that even its personnel is high-profile: Jordi Cruyff, the son of one of the 20th century's great soccer icons, Johan Cruyff, is currently the director of the club.

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