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 72.98 11.6 Manchester City: 93.4 Norwich City: 47.0
2. Spanish Primera Division 69.97 8.7 Real Madrid: 85.5 Alavés: 55.6
3. German Bundesliga 69.27 10.2 Bayern Munich: 91.6 Arminia Bielefeld: 49.4
4. Italy Serie A 63.42 11.9 Internazionale: 82.1 F.B.C Unione Venezia: 41.9
5. French Ligue 1 60.54 11.2 Paris Saint-Germain: 85.8 Metz: 41.2
6. Portuguese Liga 52.05 13.7 FC Porto: 81.6 Tondela: 35.1
7. Dutch Eredivisie 51.57 14.3 Ajax: 84.6 Fortuna Sittard: 35.9
8. Brasileiro Série A 49.30 8.0 Palmeiras: 65.2 Juventude: 37.2
9. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Apertura 47.39 9.0 Monterrey: 63.9 FC Juárez: 34.0
10. Russian Premier Liga 45.71 10.5 Zenit St Petersburg: 70.6 FC Arsenal Tula: 28.3
11. English League Championship 44.09 8.7 Fulham: 64.1 Barnsley: 27.6
12. Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga 43.10 14.1 FC Salzburg: 81.5 Cashpoint SC Rheindorf Altach: 26.4
13. Belgian Jupiler League 42.73 13.4 Club Brugge: 66.0 RFC Seraing: 21.0
14. Turkish Turkcell Super Lig 40.22 10.9 Fenerbahce: 61.7 Yeni Malatyaspor: 17.2
15. Swiss Raiffeisen Super League 39.70 10.7 Young Boys: 56.9 Lausanne Sports: 23.3
16. Major League Soccer 39.43 6.2 New York City FC: 54.9 Houston Dynamo: 29.9
17. Danish SAS-Ligaen 39.31 10.5 FC Copenhagen: 59.3 Sonderjyske: 25.1
18. Argentina Primera Division 38.87 8.1 River Plate: 61.3 Aldosivi: 24.4
19. Scottish Premiership 38.73 15.4 Celtic: 72.4 St Johnstone: 23.4
20. Japanese J League 35.42 8.2 Yokohama F. Marinos: 54.4 Kyoto Purple Sanga: 24.5
21. German 2. Bundesliga 35.33 8.0 Schalke 04: 48.6 Erzgebirge Aue: 20.1
22. Greek Super League 34.27 13.2 Olympiacos: 60.4 Apollon Smyrni: 13.0
23. Norwegian Tippeligaen 33.28 11.2 Bodo/Glimt: 54.3 FK Jerv: 12.5
24. Spanish Segunda Division 31.84 5.5 Almeria: 42.9 Fuenlabrada: 22.0
25. Italy Serie B 31.83 7.6 Monza: 46.0 Pordenone Calcio: 17.6
26. French Ligue 2 30.58 9.1 Toulouse: 54.4 Dunkerque: 15.6
27. Swedish Allsvenskan 28.33 10.1 Djurgardens IF: 41.7 GIF Sundsvall: 12.8
28. Chinese Super League 24.45 8.9 Guangzhou Evergrande: 42.6 Guizhou Renhe: 12.0
29. Australian A-League 22.54 5.7 Melbourne City: 33.5 Perth Glory: 11.4
30. English League One 20.62 8.6 Sheffield Wednesday: 33.5 Crewe Alexandra: 7.3
31. United Soccer League 16.23 6.4 Tampa Bay Rowdies: 28.2 New York Red Bulls II: 5.4
32. South African ABSA Premier League 15.41 6.0 Mamelodi Sundowns: 32.3 Baroka FC: 8.0
33. English League Two 10.07 3.9 Bristol Rovers: 18.9 Scunthorpe: 2.9

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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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