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 74.25 9.9 Manchester City: 95.2 Norwich City: 57.4
2. Spanish Primera Division 72.75 7.8 Real Madrid: 89.0 Mallorca: 62.3
3. German Bundesliga 70.25 9.7 Bayern Munich: 92.4 SC Paderborn: 53.6
4. Italy Serie A 65.25 9.5 Juventus: 86.7 Lecce: 52.3
5. French Ligue 1 61.88 8.1 Paris Saint-Germain: 89.6 Metz: 53.3
6. Russian Premier Liga 52.19 10.6 Zenit St Petersburg: 77.4 Rubin Kazan: 40.7
7. Brasileiro Série A 52.17 9.8 Flamengo: 71.7 Avaí: 34.5
8. Portuguese Liga 49.51 12.1 FC Porto: 77.0 Maritimo: 37.6
9. English League Championship 49.18 7.1 Leeds United: 66.7 Barnsley: 35.7
10. Dutch Eredivisie 45.55 14.7 Ajax: 83.5 VVV Venlo: 26.1
11. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Apertura 45.39 9.3 Club América: 59.5 Veracruz: 24.8
12. Swiss Raiffeisen Super League 45.28 12.5 Basel: 69.0 Thun: 31.9
13. Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga 44.67 16.7 FC Salzburg: 83.8 St. Pölten: 25.7
14. Belgian Jupiler League 44.39 11.9 Club Brugge: 71.7 Cercle Brugge: 25.3
15. Turkish Turkcell Super Lig 44.01 10.4 Galatasaray: 63.0 Kayserispor: 31.0
16. Argentina Primera Division 43.65 7.7 River Plate: 65.9 Aldosivi: 30.9
17. Chinese Super League 41.98 9.8 Guangzhou Evergrande: 59.8 Guizhou Renhe: 26.1
18. Greek Super League 40.57 14.1 Olympiacos: 72.4 Panionios: 24.8
19. Danish SAS-Ligaen 40.34 11.9 FC Midtjylland: 62.2 AC Horsens: 24.0
20. Major League Soccer 39.33 7.4 Los Angeles FC: 57.7 FC Cincinnati: 21.6
21. German 2. Bundesliga 34.59 6.8 Hamburg SV: 50.5 SV Wehen Wiesbaden: 25.1
22. Spanish Segunda Division 33.85 5.4 Girona FC: 47.2 Lugo: 27.4
23. Japanese J League 33.84 10.3 Kawasaki Frontale: 53.3 Matsumoto Yamaga FC: 18.7
24. Swedish Allsvenskan 33.17 16.0 Malmo FF: 60.7 Falkenbergs FF: 13.4
25. Scottish Premiership 32.96 16.8 Celtic: 68.4 Hamilton Academical: 17.1
26. French Ligue 2 30.35 7.2 Lorient: 43.7 Chambly Thelle FC: 18.6
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 29.73 9.1 Molde: 53.7 Ranheim: 18.5
29. Australian A-League 29.01 6.9 Sydney FC: 41.2 Central Coast Mariners: 15.8
30. Italy Serie B 24.92 5.6 Crotone: 34.6 Trapani: 16.6
31. South African ABSA Premier League 22.50 7.7 Mamelodi Sundowns: 35.3 Stellenbosch FC: 11.3
32. English League One 21.81 7.5 Oxford United: 35.1 Southend United: 9.8
33. United Soccer League 18.76 8.4 Arizona United: 40.2 Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: 5.6
34. English League Two 11.45 4.0 Bradford City: 20.2 Morecambe: 5.8

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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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