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 74.67 9.9 Manchester City: 95.6 Norwich City: 53.1
2. Spanish Primera Division 73.05 8.3 Barcelona: 90.5 Alavés: 61.7
3. German Bundesliga 70.27 10.4 Bayern Munich: 94.4 SC Paderborn: 53.6
4. Italy Serie A 64.89 11.9 Internazionale: 82.5 Brescia: 45.0
5. French Ligue 1 61.94 8.8 Paris Saint-Germain: 89.4 Toulouse: 48.6
6. Russian Premier Liga 52.02 10.4 Zenit St Petersburg: 78.0 Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast: 40.3
7. Brasileiro Série A 51.60 9.3 Flamengo: 70.6 Coritiba: 39.9
8. Portuguese Liga 49.61 12.3 FC Porto: 75.8 Desportivo Aves: 28.6
9. English League Championship 49.12 7.9 Leeds United: 70.0 Luton Town: 37.2
10. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Clausura 46.04 0.0 Morelia: 46.0 Morelia: 46.0
11. Swiss Raiffeisen Super League 45.65 13.1 Young Boys: 69.0 Neuchatel Xamax: 26.1
12. Dutch Eredivisie 45.23 13.6 Ajax: 76.5 RKC: 28.0
13. Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga 44.85 16.3 FC Salzburg: 81.4 WSG Swarovski Wattens: 24.8
14. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Apertura 44.74 8.9 Tigres UANL: 58.6 Mazatlán FC: 25.3
15. Belgian Jupiler League 44.26 12.7 Club Brugge: 68.4 Waasland-Beveren: 23.4
16. Turkish Turkcell Super Lig 43.85 10.0 Istanbul Basaksehir: 59.4 Denizlispor: 30.6
17. Argentina Primera Division 43.66 8.2 River Plate: 65.5 Godoy Cruz: 29.8
18. Chinese Super League 42.01 10.2 Guangzhou Evergrande: 61.8 Guizhou Renhe: 26.8
19. Danish SAS-Ligaen 40.28 11.3 FC Midtjylland: 60.6 Lyngby: 25.4
20. Greek Super League 39.50 15.7 Olympiacos: 75.2 Volos NFC: 21.2
21. Major League Soccer 38.80 6.9 Los Angeles FC: 57.7 Vancouver Whitecaps: 23.2
22. German 2. Bundesliga 34.59 6.5 VfB Stuttgart: 51.4 Dynamo Dresden: 25.7
23. Spanish Segunda Division 33.63 4.5 Rayo Vallecano: 41.3 Racing Santander: 23.9
24. Japanese J League 33.57 10.0 Kawasaki Frontale: 55.0 Yokohama FC: 14.0
25. Scottish Premiership 32.01 14.3 Celtic: 67.5 Hamilton Academical: 20.7
26. Swedish Allsvenskan 31.66 11.4 Malmo FF: 57.9 Falkenbergs FF: 18.0
27. French Ligue 2 30.45 6.9 Lorient: 43.3 Orléans: 19.4
28. Norwegian Tippeligaen 29.55 12.2 Molde: 57.5 Aalesund: 15.6
29. Australian A-League 28.87 4.8 Sydney FC: 35.5 Central Coast Mariners: 17.3
30. Italy Serie B 24.98 5.9 Benevento: 37.2 Livorno: 12.8
31. South African ABSA Premier League 22.06 8.7 Mamelodi Sundowns: 38.1 Black Leopards: 11.8
32. English League One 21.73 7.4 Peterborough United: 35.8 Bolton: 9.8
33. United Soccer League 18.23 7.8 Arizona United: 43.3 Bethlehem Steel FC: 5.5
34. English League Two 11.92 4.3 Swindon Town: 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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