Geographical Extremes in World Football


  • Extremal Participants

  • Below you find the northernmost, southernmost, easternmost and westernmost clubs to participate and win in the world and continental champions cup and to win first level competitions.

    Extremal Participants

    World Cup [1] - Participation

    North: Celtic Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland		Latitude  55°53'N  Longitude   4°15'W
    South: South Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia		Latitude  37°49'S  Longitude 144°58'E
    East:  South Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia		Latitude  37°49'S  Longitude 144°58'E
    West:  Necaxa, Mexico City, Mexico [2]			Latitude  19°24'N  Longitude  99°99'W

    World Cup [1] - Winners

    North: Manchester United, Manchester, England		Latitude  53°30'N  Longitude   2°15'W
    South: Estudiantes, La Plata, Argentina			Latitude  34°55'S  Longitude  57°57'W
    East:  Crvena zvezda, Beograd, Serbia & Montenegro	Latitude  44°50'S  Longitude  20°30'E
    West:  Boca Juniors, River Plate and Vélez Sarsfield,
           Buenos Aires, Argentina				Latitude  34°36'S  Longitude  58°27'W

    Continental Champions Cup - Participation

    North: KA Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland 			Latitude  65°66'N  Longitude  18°10'W 
    South: Napier City Rovers, Napier, New Zealand		Latitude  39°29'S  Longitude 176°55'E
    East:  Foodtown Warriors Labasa, Labasa, Fiji		Latitude  16°24'S  Longitude 179°08'E
    West:  Lotoha'apai FC, Nuku'alofa, Tonga		Latitude  21°08'S  Longitude 175°12'W

    Continental Champions Cup - Winners

    North: Celtic Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland		Latitude  55°53'N  Longitude   4°15'W
    South: South Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia		Latitude  37°49'S  Longitude 144°58'E
    East:  Sydney FC, Sydney, Australia                     Latitude  33°52'S  Longitude 151°13'E
    West:  Los Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles, USA		Latitude  34°03'N  Longitude 118°15'W 

    First Level - Winners [3]

    North: FK Bodř/Glimt, Norway                            Latitude  67°28'N  Longitude  14°38'E 
    South: Christchurch United, Christchurch, New Zealand	Latitude  43°32'S  Longitude 172°38'E
    East:  Labasa, Labasa, Fiji				Latitude  16°24'S  Longitude 179°08'E
    West:  Lotoha'apai FC, Nuku'alofa, Tonga [4]		Latitude  21°08'S  Longitude 175°12'W
    
    [1] includes both Toyota and FIFA World Championships
    [2] Necaxa moved to Aguascalientes after their participation in FIFA World Championship 2000
    [3] only countries affiliated to FIFA or a continental confederation
    [4] unknown who was the champions of Tonga from 1986 to 1997

    About this document

    With thanks to Andre Zlotkowski (nzfooty@hotmail.com)

    Prepared and maintained by Marcelo Leme de Arruda for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

    Author: Marcelo Leme de Arruda (mlarruda@terra.com.br)
    Last updated: 26 Nov 2020

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