Ghana giants Hearts of Oak was rated as the 8th best club in the world ahead of some of Europe's big clubs such as Chelsea and Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
Exactly 17 years today the Ghanaian giants were named 8th best club in the World in the CNN/World Soccer weekly chart.
On 12TH February, 2001 Hearts of Oak reached its peak, when CNN/World Soccer rated them the 8th best club in its weekly chart, rubbing shoulders with giants such as Real Madrid.
This happened 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
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