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 74.43 10.0 Manchester City: 92.4 Sheffield United: 56.3
2. Spanish Primera Division 72.18 9.2 Barcelona: 90.1 Cadiz: 56.1
3. German Bundesliga 70.49 10.4 Bayern Munich: 90.7 Schalke 04: 46.9
4. Italy Serie A 65.63 11.2 Atalanta: 84.1 Crotone: 47.2
5. French Ligue 1 61.40 10.8 Paris Saint-Germain: 84.6 Dijon FCO: 40.8
6. Russian Premier Liga 51.39 12.5 Zenit St Petersburg: 78.1 FC Tambov: 25.3
7. Brasileiro Série A 51.27 8.5 Flamengo: 70.8 Chapecoense AF: 39.3
8. Portuguese Liga 50.02 12.4 FC Porto: 76.8 C.D. Nacional: 34.2
9. English League Championship 48.58 8.0 Brentford: 67.0 Bristol City: 30.2
10. Dutch Eredivisie 44.98 15.1 Ajax: 80.6 ADO Den Haag: 23.1
11. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Apertura 44.86 8.9 Monterrey: 61.2 Querétaro: 32.4
12. Swiss Raiffeisen Super League 44.68 10.2 Young Boys: 71.3 FC Vaduz: 32.2
13. Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga 44.13 15.2 FC Salzburg: 79.7 FC Trenkwalder Admira: 25.2
14. Argentina Primera Division 43.66 8.2 River Plate: 65.5 Godoy Cruz: 29.8
15. Belgian Jupiler League 43.16 10.9 Club Brugge: 65.8 Waasland-Beveren: 28.2
16. Chinese Super League 42.01 10.2 Guangzhou Evergrande: 61.8 Guizhou Renhe: 26.8
17. Turkish Turkcell Super Lig 41.83 10.4 Galatasaray: 62.9 Denizlispor: 23.0
18. Danish SAS-Ligaen 41.06 11.7 FC Midtjylland: 62.2 AC Horsens: 22.7
19. Greek Super League 38.97 14.7 Olympiacos: 70.5 Volos NFC: 21.2
20. Major League Soccer 38.23 7.2 Los Angeles FC: 52.6 Vancouver Whitecaps: 24.2
21. German 2. Bundesliga 35.23 7.6 Hamburg SV: 47.8 Würzburger Kickers: 23.0
22. Spanish Segunda Division 35.20 9.0 Espanyol: 60.0 Logrones: 21.5
23. French Ligue 2 32.11 8.7 Clermont Foot: 49.8 Niort: 17.2
24. Japanese J League 31.53 11.6 Kawasaki Frontale: 61.7 Yokohama FC: 12.4
25. Scottish Premiership 31.50 16.2 Rangers: 71.4 Ross County: 18.6
26. Swedish Allsvenskan 31.10 10.7 Malmo FF: 56.6 Orebro SK: 19.0
27. Norwegian Tippeligaen 29.82 11.3 Molde: 56.6 Tromso: 15.7
28. Australian A-League 28.15 6.8 Melbourne City: 42.3 Western United: 18.9
29. Italy Serie B 26.53 6.4 Empoli: 37.7 Virtus Entella: 14.5
30. English League One 22.45 8.2 Hull City: 42.9 Bristol Rovers: 10.1
31. South African ABSA Premier League 22.06 8.7 Mamelodi Sundowns: 38.1 Black Leopards: 11.8
32. United Soccer League 17.50 6.7 Arizona United: 37.8 LA Galaxy II: 9.7
33. English League Two 11.51 3.7 Morecambe: 17.8 Scunthorpe: 5.9

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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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