For the first time in the history of FIFA world rankings Belgium have taken the top spot.
The Belgians, who average ranking 33rd since the advent of FIFA’s world ranking system, have usurped Argentina (who now sits in 3rd) and over-leaped world champions Germany to sit at the top of the table in November.
Belgium has blossomed into a world contender with a class of talent that the country hasn’t seen in years in players like Eden Hazard, Christian Benteke, Marouane Fellaini, Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, and Thibaut Courtois.
Belgium isn’t the only one enjoying a November blossoming as England, Austria, and Chile have all moved up within the top ten as well.
The next and final FIFA rankings are published December 3rd. If Belgium hang on to the number one spot for the next few weeks they may be crowned ‘Team of the Year’.
Turkey is currently leading the running for ‘Mover of the Year’ (up 430 points), but Chile could close the gap with more successful play.
No matter what becomes of November, 2015 has been a historic year for Belgium football.