Football League Rankings


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"Football League Rankings" is a list of professional football leagues in the world and their strength

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League Average SPI Stdev Best Team Worst Team
1. Spanish Primera Division 75.58 7.6 Barcelona: 93.0 Celta Vigo: 65.0
2. Barclays Premier League 71.49 11.2 Manchester City: 94.7 Huddersfield Town: 53.5
3. German Bundesliga 67.46 11.1 Bayern Munich: 92.5 Hannover 96: 48.7
4. Italy Serie A 66.64 10.4 Juventus: 86.3 Frosinone: 51.7
5. French Ligue 1 62.31 9.1 Paris Saint-Germain: 90.9 Caen: 47.2
6. Brasileiro Série A 53.48 9.1 Palmeiras: 69.6 Paraná: 33.2
7. Russian Premier Liga 52.86 11.2 CSKA Moscow: 73.5 Metallurg Krasnoyarsk: 32.8
8. Turkish Turkcell Super Lig 49.59 10.9 Galatasaray: 72.6 Ankaragucu: 34.9
9. Portuguese Liga 49.47 13.3 FC Porto: 79.3 Feirense: 33.9
10. English League Championship 49.05 8.1 Leeds United: 63.1 Bolton: 32.8
11. Belgian Jupiler League 48.01 10.6 Club Brugge: 68.3 Cercle Brugge: 31.7
12. Swiss Raiffeisen Super League 47.96 12.6 Young Boys: 74.8 Grasshoppers Zürich: 30.2
13. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Clausura 46.59 9.4 Tigres UANL: 62.9 Veracruz: 28.3
14. Dutch Eredivisie 45.50 16.7 Ajax: 82.8 NAC: 21.9
15. Argentina Primera Division 45.31 6.6 River Plate: 61.0 Gimnasia La Plata: 38.0
16. Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga 44.58 12.8 FC Salzburg: 76.7 FC Wacker Innsbruck: 27.0
17. Greek Super League 43.71 16.3 Olympiacos: 78.5 Apollon Smyrni: 21.4
18. Chinese Super League 42.98 9.8 Guangzhou Evergrande: 65.0 Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng: 32.2
19. Danish SAS-Ligaen 39.31 13.4 FC Copenhagen: 69.1 Vejle: 23.3
20. Major League Soccer 39.02 6.5 New York Red Bulls: 49.9 Colorado Rapids: 25.2
21. Japanese J League 35.99 9.1 Kawasaki Frontale: 51.7 Matsumoto Yamaga FC: 18.2
22. Swedish Allsvenskan 35.36 15.6 Malmo FF: 60.4 Trelleborgs FF: 11.9
23. Australian A-League 34.63 8.2 Perth Glory: 48.1 Central Coast Mariners: 18.9
24. German 2. Bundesliga 34.57 7.0 FC Cologne: 53.6 MSV Duisburg: 24.2
25. Norwegian Tippeligaen 32.89 8.7 Molde: 53.1 IK Start: 19.3
26. Scottish Premiership 31.51 16.1 Celtic: 65.3 Hamilton Academical: 11.3
27. Spanish Segunda Division 30.99 7.3 Osasuna: 44.2 Gimnástic Tarragona: 17.4
28. French Ligue 2 27.77 8.8 Metz: 46.3 Red Star FC 93: 13.1
29. Italy Serie B 27.11 5.3 Brescia: 37.4 Carpi: 19.0
30. South African ABSA Premier League 25.70 7.3 Mamelodi Sundowns: 39.3 Black Leopards: 16.2
31. English League One 24.09 8.9 Luton Town: 47.9 Rochdale: 13.4
32. United Soccer League 19.16 7.7 Arizona United: 33.5 Richmond Kickers: 4.2
33. English League Two 13.04 5.7 Bury: 26.9 Notts County: 5.3

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Football League Rankings uses data from the awesome Global Club Soccer Rankings by FiveThirtyEight!

How does it work?

Pretty simple! It takes the rankings of all clubs from FiveThirtyEight, groups them into what league they belong too, and calculates the average SPI (Soccer Power Index) and the standard deviation of the values!

For more information about SPI ratings and how the ratings work in general - check out FiveThirtyEight's overview here.