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 71.50 10.1 Manchester City: 93.0 Nottingham Forest: 54.2
2. German Bundesliga 69.03 8.7 Bayern Munich: 92.5 VfL Bochum: 52.8
3. Spanish Primera Division 67.93 10.0 Barcelona: 88.7 Elche: 52.8
4. Italy Serie A 62.05 10.8 AC Milan: 79.7 Spezia: 48.0
5. French Ligue 1 61.43 10.6 Paris Saint-Germain: 90.4 Auxerre: 47.3
6. Dutch Eredivisie 53.04 13.6 Ajax: 85.4 Fortuna Sittard: 38.7
7. Portuguese Liga 52.51 12.9 Benfica: 79.1 Maritimo: 38.9
8. Brasileiro Série A 51.48 9.1 Flamengo: 67.0 Juventude: 37.0
9. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Apertura 47.15 8.7 Monterrey: 63.8 Atlético San Luis: 36.7
10. Russian Premier Liga 44.31 12.1 Zenit St Petersburg: 76.3 Torpedo Moskow: 27.2
11. English League Championship 43.78 6.9 Norwich City: 59.0 Hull City: 33.5
12. Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga 43.25 13.7 FC Salzburg: 79.1 Cashpoint SC Rheindorf Altach: 26.0
13. Belgian Jupiler League 43.06 12.7 Club Brugge: 70.0 SV Zulte Waregem: 25.6
14. Turkish Turkcell Super Lig 42.51 10.7 Fenerbahce: 67.9 Istanbulspor: 27.7
15. Major League Soccer 41.31 6.1 Philadelphia Union: 58.8 DC United: 31.0
16. Scottish Premiership 40.27 14.4 Celtic: 72.5 Dundee Utd: 28.0
17. Danish SAS-Ligaen 40.19 8.0 FC Midtjylland: 54.0 Lyngby: 25.6
18. Swiss Raiffeisen Super League 38.22 11.1 Young Boys: 63.0 Winterthur: 17.6
19. Argentina Primera Division 37.86 5.8 River Plate: 53.7 Aldosivi: 20.8
20. Japanese J League 35.57 9.3 Yokohama F. Marinos: 55.4 Jubilo Iwata: 19.8
21. Norwegian Tippeligaen 33.88 11.8 Bodo/Glimt: 55.9 FK Jerv: 14.0
22. Spanish Segunda Division 33.72 5.6 Levante: 47.8 Lugo: 25.6
23. French Ligue 2 33.57 7.8 Bordeaux: 46.2 US Quevilly: 22.1
24. Italy Serie B 33.41 6.5 Parma: 46.4 Palermo: 23.8
25. Greek Super League 32.60 11.1 Olympiacos: 55.4 Lamia: 18.5
26. German 2. Bundesliga 31.87 7.1 Hamburg SV: 47.3 1. FC Magdeburg: 19.4
27. Swedish Allsvenskan 27.27 9.9 Djurgardens IF: 40.5 GIF Sundsvall: 9.2
28. English League One 23.65 8.9 Sheffield Wednesday: 41.4 Morecambe: 10.5
29. Australian A-League 20.22 5.4 Melbourne City: 30.8 Perth Glory: 9.6
30. United Soccer League 16.86 6.8 Louisville City FC: 27.8 New York Red Bulls II: 4.1
31. South African ABSA Premier League 15.93 6.8 Mamelodi Sundowns: 37.1 Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila: 10.0
32. Chinese Super League 13.45 6.9 Guangzhou Evergrande: 28.2 Guizhou Renhe: 4.9
33. English League Two 11.13 4.3 Salford City: 20.9 Hartlepool: 5.7

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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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