Zenit named as the 43rd best club in world football

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics published thir list of the best clubs of the world in 2017.
The blue-white-sky blues were ranked 43rd in the rankings, improving on our 2016 result of 64th. CSKA Moscow were in 51st place, Lokomotiv 88th, Spartak 133rd, Krasnodar 168th and Rostov 243rd. 

According to the IFFHS, The best club in the world are Real Madrid, in second place are Brazil's Gremio and in third are Manchester United. 

The IFFHS rating takes into account the results achieved by the clubs from January to December within the calendar year in all official competitions.