Today in Sports history: Hearts of Oak ranked 8th best team in the World

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On February 12th, 2001, which is exactly 19 years ago today, Accra Hearts of Oak reached it peak.

The Ghanaian giants were named 8th best club in the World in the CNN/World Soccer weekly chart. They club was at then rubbing shoulders with football giants Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Arsenal etc.

The Phobians achieved the feat just a day after they defeated Egyptian side Zamalek by 2-0 in Kumasi to win the CAF Super Cup.

The Super Cup success was the club’s fourth trophy in recent months. They had already won the Ghana Premier league, FA Cup and the CAF Champions League in December.

Below is the list of the top 10 clubs announced by CNN:

(1) As Roma Italy 90 pts

(2) Boca Juniors Argentina 89 pts

(3) Real Madrid Spain 83 pts

(4) Manchester Utd England 81pts

(5) Bayern Munich Germany 60 pts

(6) Deportivo La Coruna Spain 53 pts

(7) Vasco da Gama Brazil 48 pts

(8) Hearts of Oak Ghana 26 pts

(9) Arsenal England 25 pts

(10) Lazio Italy 22 pts

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