Zurich, Switzerland – Ethiopia finished 132nd in the 2010 October FIFA World Football ranking.

Spain, the Netherlands, Brazil, Germany and Argentina took the Top-5 positions respectively. Three African Countries, Egypt (11), Ghana (17) and the Ivory Coast (19) are listed in the Top-20 list.

Ethiopia stayed in the 120s range for the first five months of the year, and dropped to 146 in Jun, followed by 144 in July. Ethiopia was listed at 133rd last month.

Ethiopia’s highest ranking was in December 1992 (85) and its worst listing in December 2001 (155). Ethiopia was the best mover in the world in July 2008 when it jumped 23 spots in the ranking, when a month prior the country recorded the worst move when it dropped 42 slots.

Africa’s Top 20 for October 2010: (First number is for FIFA Ranking and the second for Africa Ranking).

11 1 Egypt
17 2 Ghana
19 3 Côte d’Ivoire
33 4 Algeria
34 5 Nigeria
37 6 Burkina Faso
38 7 Cameroon
39 8 Gabon
45 9 Tunisia
47 10 Guinea
52 11 South Africa
63 12 Uganda
64 13 Mali
68 14 Benin
73 15 Senegal
76 16 Zambia
77 17 Morocco
79 18 Botswana
81 19 Libya
82 20 Cape Verde Islands

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