Munich - FC Bayern München are officially the world's best team, according to the International Football Federation of History and Statistics' (IFFHS) club world rankings for 2013.

The Bavarians collected 372 points over the course of the year, fending off the likes of Real Madrid CF, Chelsea FC and FC Barcelona to become the first German outfit to ever top the IFFHS' annual standings.

In good company


Only Italian side FC Juventus have fared better (372.7 points, 1993) since the IFFHS introduced its club ranking system, based on all competitive results, in 1991.

The news comes just three days after Bayern's quintuple-winning shot stopper Manuel Neuer dethroned Spain hero Iker Casillas as the IFFHS' World Goalkeeper of the Year.