The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) has revealed its rankings for 2022, and for the first time, no Ghanaian club made the cut.
The rankings, which take into account club performances from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022, saw a total of 499 places filled with European and Brazilian clubs dominating the list.
Despite the absence of any Ghanaian representation, the African continent was not completely shut out.
Egyptian side Al-Ahly led the pack at 17th place, followed by Wydad Casablanca of Morocco at 49th, Egyptian side Zamalek at 92nd, Algerian side CR Belouizdad at 72nd, and Pyramids FC of Egypt at 85th rounding out the top five African clubs.
Petro Luanda, Simba SC, Mamelodi Sundowns, Al-Hilal Omdurman and ES Setif completed the top ten African teams.
The absence of any Ghanaian clubs comes just after the betPawa Ghana Premier League also missed out on a place among the top-ranked men's football leagues in the world.
Despite this setback, Brazilian clubs Flamengo and Palmeiras topped the rankings, just as the Brazilian league topped the football league rankings.
This result will come as a disappointment to fans of the Ghanaian clubs, who were hoping to see their teams included in the prestigious list.