Today in History, exactly 19 years ago, Accra Hearts of Oak were ranked 8th best club in the World in the CNN/World Soccer weekly chart.
On February 12, 2001, Hearts of Oak reached its peak, when CNN/World Soccer rated them the 8th best club in the world in its weekly chart, rubbing shoulders with Football giants such as Real Madrid.
Hearts Achieved this feat a day after the club had beaten Zamalek of Egypt by 2-0 to win the only Super Cup by a Ghanaian side at the Kumasi Sports Stadium.
It was the fourth trophy in recent months for Hearts of oak after winning the Ghana Premier League, FA Cup and the African Champions League in December.
Hearts played host to Zamalek in Kumasi because the club was banned for a year from playing any continental club games at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Below is a list of the top 10 clubs announced by CNN/World Soccer
Rank Team Country Points
(1) As Roma Italy 90pts
(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