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 74.22 9.1 Manchester City: 94.5 Sheffield United: 63.8
2. Spanish Primera Division 72.26 7.3 Barcelona: 91.1 Mallorca: 64.1
3. German Bundesliga 70.46 9.7 Bayern Munich: 93.6 1. FC Union Berlin: 56.6
4. Italy Serie A 65.28 9.9 Juventus: 89.9 Lecce: 53.8
5. French Ligue 1 61.75 8.0 Paris Saint-Germain: 87.6 Brest: 52.7
6. Russian Premier Liga 52.45 10.7 Zenit St Petersburg: 73.6 FC Tambov: 41.0
7. Brasileiro Série A 52.17 9.8 Palmeiras: 70.8 CSA: 32.3
8. Portuguese Liga 49.61 12.0 FC Porto: 77.6 Maritimo: 38.6
9. English League Championship 49.23 7.7 Fulham: 67.8 Barnsley: 35.4
10. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Apertura 45.38 9.7 Club América: 60.7 Veracruz: 26.4
11. Dutch Eredivisie 45.33 14.0 Ajax: 82.4 Fortuna Sittard: 26.4
12. Swiss Raiffeisen Super League 44.70 12.1 Young Boys: 70.6 Servette: 33.5
13. Belgian Jupiler League 44.50 11.3 Club Brugge: 68.5 Cercle Brugge: 27.6
14. Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga 44.35 13.9 FC Salzburg: 80.8 St. Pölten: 28.0
15. Argentina Primera Division 43.70 8.3 River Plate: 68.7 Godoy Cruz: 35.1
16. Turkish Turkcell Super Lig 43.69 10.5 Galatasaray: 67.9 Genclerbirligi: 32.5
17. Chinese Super League 41.89 10.5 Guangzhou Evergrande: 63.8 Guizhou Renhe: 26.2
18. Greek Super League 40.62 15.1 Olympiacos: 75.5 Panionios: 27.0
19. Danish SAS-Ligaen 40.24 12.1 FC Copenhagen: 67.0 Lyngby: 25.7
20. Major League Soccer 39.28 8.3 Los Angeles FC: 63.6 Vancouver Whitecaps: 24.0
21. German 2. Bundesliga 34.55 6.9 VfB Stuttgart: 51.0 Erzgebirge Aue: 26.5
22. Spanish Segunda Division 34.13 6.7 Girona FC: 53.0 AD Alcorcon: 25.3
23. Japanese J League 33.90 9.3 Kawasaki Frontale: 50.3 Matsumoto Yamaga FC: 16.6
24. Swedish Allsvenskan 32.70 13.2 Malmo FF: 56.0 Falkenbergs FF: 15.0
25. Scottish Premiership 32.64 15.0 Celtic: 66.2 Hamilton Academical: 16.7
26. French Ligue 2 30.67 7.2 Guingamp: 44.7 AC Ajaccio: 23.3
27. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Clausura 30.30 0.0 Lobos de la BUAP: 30.3 Lobos de la BUAP: 30.3
28. Norwegian Tippeligaen 29.80 9.2 Molde: 53.4 Tromso: 18.2
29. Australian A-League 29.54 8.4 Perth Glory: 43.3 Central Coast Mariners: 14.9
30. Italy Serie B 25.30 6.5 Empoli: 42.5 Trapani: 16.3
31. South African ABSA Premier League 22.87 8.0 Mamelodi Sundowns: 39.7 Stellenbosch FC: 9.5
32. English League One 21.52 6.7 Sunderland: 40.6 Bury: 13.0
33. United Soccer League 18.74 9.3 Arizona United: 46.5 Tacoma Defiance: 4.4
34. English League Two 11.45 4.0 Bradford City: 22.5 Macclesfield: 6.4

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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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