World Soccer's 50 Greatest Derbies

Discussion in 'Portugal' started by rdteixeira, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. rdteixeira

    rdteixeira New Member

    Jul 6, 2004
    San Leandro, CA
    FC Porto
    World Soccer's list seems to be lacking a very important derby. Porto-Benfica is listed at a respectable #17, but Benfica - Sporting is nowhere to be found. I am a Porto fan but I know that the Lisbon derby will always be the biggest game of the year for most Portuguese soccer fans. It is sad how little respect our game gets from the outside soccer community. I think two spots for Portugal wouldn't be asking too much.:eek:

  2. Força Sporting

    Força Sporting Member

    Sep 29, 2002
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Here's the entire list:

    1. Real Madrid-Barcelona (Spain)
    2. Boca Juniors-River Plate (Argentina)
    3. Celtic-Rangers (Scotland)
    4. Galatasaray-Fenerbahce (Turkey)
    5. Ajax-Feyenoord (Holland)
    6. Lazio-Roma (Italy)
    7. Schalke 04-Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
    8. Al Ahly-Zamalek (Egypt)
    9. Betis-Sevilla (Spain)
    10. Partizan-Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)
    11. Marseille-Paris St. Germain (France)
    12. Juventus-Fiorentina (Italy)
    13. Flamengo-Vasco da Gama (Brazil)
    14. Olympiakos-Panathinaikos (Greece)
    15. Milan-Inter (Italy)
    16. Athletic Bilbao-Real Sociedad (Spain)
    17. Benfica-FC Porto (Portugal)
    18. Corinthians-São Paulo (Brazil)
    19. Racing Club-Independiente (Argentina)
    20. América-Guadalajara (Mexico)
    21. Nacional-Peñarol (Uruguay)
    22. Persepolis-Esteghlal (Iran)
    23. Spartak-CSKA Moskva (Russia)
    24. Steaua-Dinamo Bukarest (Romania)
    25. Kaizer Chiefs-Orlando Pirates (South Africa)
    26. Slavia-Sparta Prag (Czech Republic)
    27. Corinthians-Santos (Brazil)
    28. Liverpool-Manchester United (England)
    29. Rosario Central-Newell’s Old Boys (Argentina)
    30. Cerro Porteño-Olimpia (Paraguay)
    31. Ferencváros-Újpest (Hungary)
    32. AIK-Djurgården (Sweden)
    33. CSKA-Levski Sofia (Bulgaria)
    34. Genoa-Sampdoria (Italy)
    35. América-Deportivo Cali (Colombia)
    36. Raja-Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)
    37. FC Basel-FC Zürich (Switzerland)
    38. Rapid-Austria Wien (Austria)
    39. Barcelona-Emelec (Ecuador)
    40. Hajduk Split-Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia)
    41. Beitar Jerusalem-Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel)
    42. Arsenal-Tottenham (England)
    43. Alianza Lima-Universitário (Peru)
    44. FC Köpenhamn-Bröndby (Denmark)
    45. Anderlecht-Club Brugge (Belgium)
    46. ASEC Abidjan-Africa Sports (Côte d'Ivoire)
    47. FK Sarajevo-Željezničar (Bosnia-Hercegovina)
    48. Mohun Bagan-East Bengal (India)
    49. Tenerife-Las Palmas (Spain)
    50. Grêmio-Internacional Porto Alegre (Brazil)

    Just eyeballing the list, I don't think that I see a club listed more than once (I could be wrong), so that could have something to do with the Lisbon derby not being added. Also, with Benfica the most popular club and Porto the more successful club in recent years, it's I guess no surprise that the Lisbon derby isn't there...
  3. Benfica_fan

    Benfica_fan Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    I always thought derby's were only between teams from the same city? :confused:

    Anyways, I too think Benfica vs Sporting is still the biggest rivalry in Portugal. Benfica vs Porto is a close second though.
  4. ---Z---

    ---Z--- Member+

    Nov 2, 2005
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Lazio Roma bigger then SLB SCP?

    lol both of them combined dont even have 10 championships, maybe not even 5 in their history.

  5. ---Z---

    ---Z--- Member+

    Nov 2, 2005
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    BTW, in one of my old soccer mags... world soccer or four four two one of those..

    they did the same kind of list top 20 or top 50 kind of thing.

    and Sporting - Benfica was number #6
  6. ThespecialoneJM

    ThespecialoneJM New Member

    May 13, 2008
    San Jose
    Terrible...terrible list.
  7. benficafan3

    benficafan3 Member+

    Nov 16, 2005
    Not much bigger, but it is debateable that it is bigger. The amount of trophies between the two teams in a derby does not provide much significance, it is simply the passion put into it, and the Rome derby has plenty of passion, although, it is probably on foot with the Lisbon derby.
  8. quinas1139

    quinas1139 New Member

    Sep 18, 2007
    NJ & PA
    Yes, a derby is between teams from the same city.

  9. PassItOn

    PassItOn New Member

    Dec 29, 2004
    Well this list is very debatable, so many errors here, I'll just mention one.

    How can you have AC Milan-Inter in 15th??

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