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 74.42 10.1 Manchester City: 95.1 Newcastle: 59.4
2. Spanish Primera Division 72.74 8.3 Barcelona: 90.2 Mallorca: 60.1
3. German Bundesliga 70.25 10.7 Bayern Munich: 93.7 SC Paderborn: 56.8
4. Italy Serie A 65.12 10.7 Juventus: 83.7 Brescia: 48.0
5. French Ligue 1 62.00 8.7 Paris Saint-Germain: 88.7 Toulouse: 49.0
6. Brasileiro Série A 52.20 10.3 Flamengo: 71.7 Avaí: 32.4
7. Russian Premier Liga 52.09 10.0 Zenit St Petersburg: 76.7 Krylia Sovetov: 41.2
8. Portuguese Liga 49.53 12.3 FC Porto: 74.8 Desportivo Aves: 37.1
9. English League Championship 49.18 7.1 Leeds United: 66.5 Luton Town: 34.7
10. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Clausura 45.90 6.8 Monterrey: 57.4 Puebla: 37.7
11. Dutch Eredivisie 45.41 13.5 Ajax: 78.1 RKC: 26.4
12. Swiss Raiffeisen Super League 45.31 11.9 Basel: 66.4 Thun: 31.6
13. Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga 45.10 15.8 FC Salzburg: 76.6 WSG Swarovski Wattens: 26.0
14. Belgian Jupiler League 44.24 12.5 Club Brugge: 68.9 Waasland-Beveren: 25.0
15. Turkish Turkcell Super Lig 43.84 12.0 Galatasaray: 64.7 Kayserispor: 26.2
16. Argentina Primera Division 43.64 8.0 River Plate: 66.2 Godoy Cruz: 28.7
17. Chinese Super League 42.01 10.2 Guangzhou Evergrande: 61.8 Guizhou Renhe: 26.8
18. Danish SAS-Ligaen 40.30 12.0 FC Midtjylland: 61.4 AC Horsens: 22.4
19. Greek Super League 39.69 15.9 Olympiacos: 74.2 Panionios: 19.5
20. Major League Soccer 38.98 7.6 Los Angeles FC: 57.7 FC Cincinnati: 21.6
21. German 2. Bundesliga 34.53 7.4 VfB Stuttgart: 52.2 Dynamo Dresden: 24.8
22. Japanese J League 33.81 10.5 Yokohama F. Marinos: 53.6 Matsumoto Yamaga FC: 17.5
23. Spanish Segunda Division 33.69 5.2 Girona FC: 43.6 Racing Santander: 26.0
24. Scottish Premiership 32.57 15.7 Celtic: 70.1 Hamilton Academical: 18.2
25. Swedish Allsvenskan 31.97 14.4 Malmo FF: 58.8 Varbergs BoIS FC: 13.4
26. French Ligue 2 30.45 7.0 Lorient: 46.3 Orléans: 20.6
27. Australian A-League 29.18 6.4 Perth Glory: 39.5 Central Coast Mariners: 16.5
28. Norwegian Tippeligaen 29.04 9.9 Molde: 53.7 Sandefjord: 17.1
29. Italy Serie B 24.89 6.0 Benevento: 39.1 Trapani: 16.8
30. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Apertura 24.89 0.0 Veracruz: 24.9 Veracruz: 24.9
31. South African ABSA Premier League 22.36 8.9 Mamelodi Sundowns: 38.1 Baroka FC: 11.9
32. English League One 21.81 8.3 Sunderland: 35.8 Bolton: 9.5
33. United Soccer League 18.27 7.3 Arizona United: 38.7 Bethlehem Steel FC: 7.2
34. English League Two 11.77 4.2 Swindon Town: 21.6 Morecambe: 6.2

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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.

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