There are FC Barcelona twice (2010-2011 & 2014-2015), Real Madrid (2016-2017), Liverpool (2018-2019), Bayern Munich (2012-2013), Inter Milan (2009) -2010), Juventus (2014-2015), Manchester City (2018-2019), Atlético Madrid (2013-2014) and … AS Monaco (2016-2017)! “If there had been a ranking for the most fun team of the decade, the 2017 AS Monaco side would certainly have won,” said Bleacher Report * about the presence of our team in this table which includes almost only winners or finalists in the Champions League.
From Ligue 2 to scaling the heights in Europe
Without having had the chance to raise the European Cup, or even to reach the final again, as was the case in 2004, AS Monaco made an impression far beyond the borders of the Principality with their fantastic season in 2016-2017. When we recall the sporting situation of our club at the beginning of this decade — 2010-2020 — we can all the more appreciate an appearance in this Top 10. Indeed, when Barça (2010-2011) or Bayern Munich (2012-2013) were champions of Europe, our team was more familiar with relegation or obscure battles in Ligue 2 than Europe. Fortieth among French teams when Dmitry Rybolovlev took control of the club at the beginning of 2012, AS Monaco have experienced one of the major climbs of this decade in football. What more to appreciate that journey than a position in this honorary ranking!