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 71.58 10.1 Manchester City: 92.7 Nottingham Forest: 55.6
2. German Bundesliga 69.04 8.9 Bayern Munich: 92.5 Schalke 04: 58.2
3. Spanish Primera Division 68.27 8.6 Real Madrid: 86.2 Mallorca: 57.6
4. Italy Serie A 61.87 10.8 Internazionale: 82.2 Salernitana: 46.6
5. French Ligue 1 61.78 9.8 Paris Saint-Germain: 89.6 Clermont Foot: 51.1
6. Dutch Eredivisie 53.10 12.8 Ajax: 84.4 Fortuna Sittard: 41.4
7. Portuguese Liga 52.46 12.3 FC Porto: 79.3 Casa Pia: 42.8
8. Brasileiro Série A 51.47 8.7 Flamengo: 68.9 Avaí: 38.1
9. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Apertura 47.16 8.1 Monterrey: 64.6 Querétaro: 35.6
10. Russian Premier Liga 44.34 11.3 Zenit St Petersburg: 72.8 Torpedo Moskow: 29.5
11. English League Championship 43.79 7.5 Watford: 59.3 Rotherham United: 32.3
12. Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga 43.29 12.7 FC Salzburg: 80.1 Cashpoint SC Rheindorf Altach: 31.9
13. Belgian Jupiler League 42.75 11.1 Club Brugge: 66.4 RFC Seraing: 23.2
14. Turkish Turkcell Super Lig 42.27 9.8 Fenerbahce: 65.7 Istanbulspor: 28.1
15. Major League Soccer 41.33 6.1 New York City FC: 56.4 DC United: 31.3
16. Scottish Premiership 40.49 13.8 Rangers: 70.7 St Mirren: 28.2
17. Danish SAS-Ligaen 40.23 9.3 FC Copenhagen: 59.5 Lyngby: 30.2
18. Swiss Raiffeisen Super League 38.81 9.9 Young Boys: 60.5 Winterthur: 21.9
19. Argentina Primera Division 38.01 6.8 River Plate: 61.2 Aldosivi: 25.6
20. Japanese J League 35.46 8.8 Yokohama F. Marinos: 55.0 Jubilo Iwata: 22.8
21. Spanish Segunda Division 34.14 6.5 Levante: 53.0 Albacete: 25.5
22. Norwegian Tippeligaen 33.72 11.8 Bodo/Glimt: 59.2 FK Jerv: 13.5
23. French Ligue 2 33.62 7.9 St Etienne: 49.8 US Quevilly: 22.7
24. Italy Serie B 33.50 7.0 Parma: 47.4 Cosenza: 23.5
25. Greek Super League 33.03 11.5 Olympiacos: 61.2 Lamia: 19.6
26. German 2. Bundesliga 31.81 6.9 Hamburg SV: 47.3 Eintracht Braunschweig: 19.0
27. Swedish Allsvenskan 27.33 11.0 Djurgardens IF: 43.8 GIF Sundsvall: 10.9
28. English League One 23.44 7.6 Derby County: 39.9 Morecambe: 12.6
29. Australian A-League 20.22 5.4 Melbourne City: 30.8 Perth Glory: 9.6
30. United Soccer League 16.91 7.2 Tampa Bay Rowdies: 31.8 New York Red Bulls II: 5.0
31. South African ABSA Premier League 16.43 7.5 Mamelodi Sundowns: 39.1 TS Galaxy: 10.4
32. Chinese Super League 13.45 6.9 Guangzhou Evergrande: 28.2 Guizhou Renhe: 4.9
33. English League Two 11.42 4.1 Salford City: 23.5 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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