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 73.44 9.5 Manchester City: 93.2 Norwich City: 57.7
2. Spanish Primera Division 70.21 8.7 Real Madrid: 85.1 Cadiz: 52.7
3. German Bundesliga 69.30 9.9 Bayern Munich: 93.3 SpVgg Greuther Fürth: 50.7
4. Italy Serie A 64.17 11.6 Internazionale: 85.5 Salernitana: 46.2
5. French Ligue 1 60.50 9.5 Paris Saint-Germain: 82.8 Metz: 46.4
6. Portuguese Liga 52.30 12.7 FC Porto: 79.6 Maritimo: 37.8
7. Dutch Eredivisie 51.33 14.6 Ajax: 89.5 Fortuna Sittard: 34.2
8. Brasileiro Série A 50.32 8.0 Flamengo: 66.4 Chapecoense AF: 31.8
9. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Apertura 47.34 7.5 Tigres UANL: 58.2 Mazatlán FC: 33.9
10. Russian Premier Liga 45.73 10.3 Zenit St Petersburg: 70.6 FK Nizhny Novgorod: 31.2
11. English League Championship 44.09 7.6 Fulham: 64.1 Peterborough United: 28.7
12. Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga 43.26 11.7 FC Salzburg: 74.8 Cashpoint SC Rheindorf Altach: 25.6
13. Belgian Jupiler League 42.87 9.4 KAA Gent: 58.4 KFCO Beerschot-Wilrijk: 29.5
14. Major League Soccer 40.05 6.8 New York City FC: 56.6 FC Cincinnati: 23.9
15. Turkish Turkcell Super Lig 39.53 9.1 Trabzonspor: 61.1 Caykur Rizespor: 25.2
16. Danish SAS-Ligaen 39.43 10.4 FC Midtjylland: 57.2 Sonderjyske: 22.9
17. Swiss Raiffeisen Super League 39.29 9.9 Young Boys: 60.3 Lausanne Sports: 29.4
18. Argentina Primera Division 38.85 8.2 River Plate: 62.2 Aldosivi: 24.1
19. Scottish Premiership 38.68 13.0 Rangers: 67.3 St Mirren: 28.3
20. German 2. Bundesliga 35.16 7.1 Werder Bremen: 47.3 FC Ingolstadt 04: 23.4
21. Greek Super League 34.76 11.9 Olympiacos: 62.8 Apollon Smyrni: 20.1
22. Japanese J League 34.33 11.9 Kawasaki Frontale: 62.1 Yokohama FC: 18.5
23. Norwegian Tippeligaen 33.46 10.4 Bodo/Glimt: 55.4 Mjondalen: 20.4
24. Italy Serie B 31.89 7.3 Lecce: 45.7 Cosenza: 18.9
25. Spanish Segunda Division 31.64 5.9 Almeria: 44.6 AD Alcorcon: 22.8
26. French Ligue 2 30.31 7.0 Toulouse: 51.5 Dunkerque: 20.8
27. Swedish Allsvenskan 27.90 9.3 Malmo FF: 43.5 Östersunds FK: 9.6
28. Chinese Super League 24.45 8.9 Guangzhou Evergrande: 42.6 Guizhou Renhe: 12.0
29. Australian A-League 22.12 6.4 Melbourne City: 39.1 Western United: 15.2
30. English League One 20.62 7.0 Rotherham United: 35.2 Doncaster Rovers: 8.8
31. United Soccer League 15.94 6.4 Tampa Bay Rowdies: 29.2 Real Monarchs SLC: 6.4
32. South African ABSA Premier League 15.89 6.3 Mamelodi Sundowns: 31.5 Moroka Swallows: 9.1
33. English League Two 10.06 3.6 Forest Green Rovers: 17.8 Scunthorpe: 4.6

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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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