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 75.74 6.9 Barcelona: 91.5 Levante: 63.9
2. Barclays Premier League 71.40 10.7 Liverpool: 93.3 Cardiff City: 58.1
3. German Bundesliga 67.64 10.1 Bayern Munich: 92.3 1. FC Nürnberg: 52.7
4. Italy Serie A 66.75 11.6 Juventus: 89.5 Frosinone: 48.5
5. French Ligue 1 62.33 8.4 Paris Saint-Germain: 90.5 Amiens: 52.5
6. Brasileiro Série A 53.48 9.1 Palmeiras: 69.6 Paraná: 33.2
7. Russian Premier Liga 52.74 10.9 CSKA Moscow: 73.0 Anzhi Makhachkala: 34.6
8. Turkish Turkcell Super Lig 49.63 9.9 Galatasaray: 66.2 Ankaragucu: 32.5
9. Portuguese Liga 49.52 11.9 FC Porto: 76.6 Feirense: 37.6
10. English League Championship 49.05 7.3 Sheffield United: 60.3 Ipswich Town: 33.5
11. Belgian Jupiler League 48.14 11.3 Club Brugge: 71.5 Cercle Brugge: 34.4
12. Swiss Raiffeisen Super League 48.11 11.7 Young Boys: 75.1 Neuchatel Xamax: 33.2
13. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Clausura 46.57 8.4 Tigres UANL: 62.3 Veracruz: 32.3
14. Argentina Primera Division 45.29 6.5 River Plate: 60.5 Patronato: 36.5
15. Dutch Eredivisie 45.16 17.0 Ajax: 88.0 De Graafschap: 23.2
16. Chinese Super League 45.14 8.9 Guangzhou Evergrande: 66.7 Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng: 32.2
17. Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga 44.55 12.5 FC Salzburg: 78.5 FC Trenkwalder Admira: 30.3
18. Greek Super League 44.22 14.7 PAOK Salonika: 71.6 Apollon Smyrni: 25.3
19. Major League Soccer 39.60 7.2 Atlanta United FC: 52.4 Colorado Rapids: 23.9
20. Japanese J League 39.18 7.8 Kawasaki Frontale: 58.8 V-Varen Nagasaki: 26.3
21. Danish SAS-Ligaen 39.13 13.8 FC Midtjylland: 68.9 Hobro IK: 22.9
22. Swedish Allsvenskan 35.41 15.7 Malmo FF: 61.1 Trelleborgs FF: 11.9
23. Australian A-League 34.70 7.7 Melbourne Victory: 44.6 Central Coast Mariners: 19.4
24. German 2. Bundesliga 34.57 6.6 FC Cologne: 52.3 SpVgg Greuther Fürth: 25.1
25. Norwegian Tippeligaen 32.89 8.7 Molde: 53.1 IK Start: 19.3
26. Scottish Premiership 32.07 15.7 Celtic: 65.0 Hamilton Academical: 10.8
27. Spanish Segunda Division 31.16 6.8 Deportivo La Coruña: 43.9 Gimnástic Tarragona: 17.3
28. French Ligue 2 27.93 8.9 Metz: 45.8 GFC Ajaccio: 14.5
29. Italy Serie B 27.14 5.3 Palermo: 38.9 Carpi: 17.4
30. South African ABSA Premier League 25.31 8.3 Mamelodi Sundowns: 44.4 Maritzburg Utd: 15.9
31. English League One 24.27 7.9 Luton Town: 40.0 Rochdale: 12.4
32. United Soccer League 22.68 9.5 Louisville City FC: 47.4 Richmond Kickers: 5.2
33. English League Two 12.95 6.1 Milton Keynes Dons: 25.9 Notts County: 5.2

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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.