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. Barclays Premier League 74.12 9.4 Manchester City: 94.2 Sheffield United: 61.8
2. Spanish Primera Division 72.21 7.4 Barcelona: 91.2 Mallorca: 63.8
3. German Bundesliga 70.41 9.7 Bayern Munich: 94.0 SC Paderborn: 58.1
4. Italy Serie A 66.26 10.0 Juventus: 84.1 Chievo Verona: 49.3
5. French Ligue 1 61.64 8.2 Paris Saint-Germain: 87.8 Dijon FCO: 52.8
6. Brasileiro Série A 52.13 10.0 Palmeiras: 72.9 CSA: 34.2
7. Russian Premier Liga 51.05 13.0 FC Krasnodar: 71.7 Anzhi Makhachkala: 24.8
8. English League Championship 49.38 7.9 Fulham: 69.3 Charlton Athletic: 36.3
9. Portuguese Liga 48.67 12.9 FC Porto: 78.0 Feirense: 33.4
10. Turkish Turkcell Super Lig 46.48 10.4 Galatasaray: 69.4 Akhisar Belediye: 34.6
11. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Apertura 45.36 9.9 Club América: 61.4 Veracruz: 28.5
12. Belgian Jupiler League 44.35 10.8 Genk: 67.5 KSC Lokeren: 31.0
13. Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga 44.33 12.6 FC Salzburg: 78.5 St. Pölten: 30.3
14. Swiss Raiffeisen Super League 44.10 13.3 Young Boys: 71.5 Grasshoppers Zürich: 25.6
15. Dutch Eredivisie 43.70 14.8 Ajax: 82.2 NAC: 20.8
16. Argentina Primera Division 43.44 8.0 River Plate: 65.6 San Martin de Tucuman: 35.3
17. Chinese Super League 41.89 10.0 Guangzhou Evergrande: 60.6 Guizhou Renhe: 26.8
18. Danish SAS-Ligaen 40.51 11.5 FC Copenhagen: 67.4 AC Horsens: 26.3
19. Major League Soccer 39.17 7.3 Los Angeles FC: 60.6 FC Cincinnati: 25.2
20. Greek Super League 37.30 16.6 Olympiacos: 75.7 Apollon Smyrni: 13.1
21. German 2. Bundesliga 34.70 6.8 VfB Stuttgart: 52.5 MSV Duisburg: 24.2
22. Japanese J League 33.73 10.4 Kawasaki Frontale: 55.7 Matsumoto Yamaga FC: 13.7
23. Spanish Segunda Division 33.14 7.8 Girona FC: 52.3 Gimnástic Tarragona: 19.5
24. Swedish Allsvenskan 32.47 12.1 Malmo FF: 55.8 Falkenbergs FF: 15.9
25. Scottish Premiership 31.39 15.0 Celtic: 63.4 Dundee: 12.5
26. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Clausura 30.30 0.0 Lobos de la BUAP: 30.3 Lobos de la BUAP: 30.3
27. Norwegian Tippeligaen 29.79 9.3 Molde: 53.4 Tromso: 18.1
28. French Ligue 2 29.79 8.9 Guingamp: 50.7 GFC Ajaccio: 15.9
29. Australian A-League 29.54 8.4 Perth Glory: 43.3 Central Coast Mariners: 14.9
30. South African ABSA Premier League 23.56 7.4 Mamelodi Sundowns: 40.0 Black Leopards: 14.4
31. Italy Serie B 22.39 4.7 Palermo: 31.4 Carpi: 15.5
32. English League One 21.68 6.7 Sunderland: 43.0 Rochdale: 12.7
33. United Soccer League 18.46 8.7 Arizona United: 44.5 Tacoma Defiance: 3.9
34. English League Two 11.27 4.9 Scunthorpe: 23.9 Yeovil Town: 4.3

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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.

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