It’s easy to support a successful club. Following the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, or Paris Saint-Germain and watching them lift trophy after trophy is not difficult. Seriously, what’s the worst place your team will finish? 2nd? 3rd? Maybe 5th in a really bad year. And if that does happen you can rest assured that your club will never go bankrupt, always have a cup run, and continually be in the market for players that cost around the same as an aircraft carrier.
It may be easy to support these clubs, but it’s not cool. It’s why every football fan worth his salt has a couple of secondary teams that for some reason or another they pause briefly over when the scores are being read out. Everyone has an alternative team in the lower division of English football, a Scottish team, and a random European club thrown in for good measure. Case in point: Scunthorpe, St. Johnstone, and Genoa.
But again, these are not necessarily cool football clubs. So in regards to this, here is a list of the 10 coolest football teams in world football selected either due to their footballing philosophy, political stances, or just because they’re total badasses.