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 75.62 6.7 Barcelona: 91.7 Rayo Vallecano: 64.5
2. Barclays Premier League 71.46 11.2 Manchester City: 94.4 Huddersfield Town: 51.8
3. German Bundesliga 67.30 11.2 Bayern Munich: 93.5 Hannover 96: 50.5
4. Italy Serie A 66.54 10.1 Atalanta: 82.5 Chievo Verona: 49.1
5. French Ligue 1 62.36 8.8 Paris Saint-Germain: 85.0 Caen: 46.6
6. Russian Premier Liga 52.97 13.3 FC Krasnodar: 75.5 Anzhi Makhachkala: 25.7
7. Brasileiro Série A 51.89 9.6 Palmeiras: 72.8 CSA: 34.7
8. Turkish Turkcell Super Lig 49.68 10.3 Galatasaray: 72.1 Akhisar Belediye: 37.9
9. Portuguese Liga 49.44 13.5 FC Porto: 80.5 Feirense: 33.5
10. English League Championship 49.10 8.6 Leeds United: 64.4 Bolton: 29.8
11. Swiss Raiffeisen Super League 47.98 13.8 Young Boys: 75.9 Grasshoppers Zürich: 27.8
12. Belgian Jupiler League 47.96 11.1 Club Brugge: 69.6 Cercle Brugge: 31.7
13. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Clausura 46.62 9.2 Club América: 59.1 Veracruz: 25.8
14. Dutch Eredivisie 45.71 16.5 Ajax: 82.8 NAC: 21.4
15. Argentina Primera Division 45.30 6.8 River Plate: 61.2 Gimnasia La Plata: 36.7
16. Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga 44.90 13.9 FC Salzburg: 79.1 St. Pölten: 26.8
17. Greek Super League 44.21 18.4 Olympiacos: 83.3 Apollon Smyrni: 16.4
18. Chinese Super League 43.51 9.3 Guangzhou Evergrande: 60.5 Guizhou Renhe: 31.7
19. Major League Soccer 39.05 7.0 Los Angeles FC: 59.3 FC Cincinnati: 27.5
20. Danish SAS-Ligaen 37.81 12.1 FC Copenhagen: 63.7 AC Horsens: 22.4
21. Japanese J League 35.80 9.4 Kawasaki Frontale: 54.7 Matsumoto Yamaga FC: 16.5
22. Swedish Allsvenskan 34.89 12.4 Malmo FF: 60.0 Vasby United: 14.7
23. Australian A-League 34.70 9.0 Perth Glory: 49.1 Central Coast Mariners: 18.8
24. German 2. Bundesliga 34.66 6.6 FC Cologne: 50.8 MSV Duisburg: 24.7
25. Norwegian Tippeligaen 31.76 9.1 Molde: 57.7 Lillestrom: 21.5
26. Scottish Premiership 31.52 16.8 Rangers: 64.2 Dundee: 11.9
27. Spanish Segunda Division 31.18 6.9 Osasuna: 43.9 Gimnástic Tarragona: 18.7
28. French Ligue 2 27.74 9.3 Troyes: 45.3 GFC Ajaccio: 15.1
29. Italy Serie B 27.22 5.6 Brescia: 36.8 Carpi: 17.9
30. South African ABSA Premier League 25.31 6.9 Orlando Pirates: 40.3 Black Leopards: 15.5
31. English League One 24.91 9.4 Luton Town: 44.4 Scunthorpe: 12.5
32. United Soccer League 20.35 8.7 Arizona United: 47.0 Tacoma Defiance: 5.3
33. English League Two 12.71 3.9 Mansfield Town: 19.5 Yeovil Town: 5.4

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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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