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 73.28 9.4 Manchester City: 93.5 Norwich City: 57.4
2. Spanish Primera Division 70.12 9.2 Real Madrid: 86.0 Cadiz: 55.8
3. German Bundesliga 69.51 10.0 Bayern Munich: 92.4 SpVgg Greuther Fürth: 54.9
4. Italy Serie A 64.24 10.8 Internazionale: 82.7 Salernitana: 49.2
5. French Ligue 1 60.20 8.7 Paris Saint-Germain: 84.3 Bordeaux: 49.9
6. Portuguese Liga 52.14 12.2 FC Porto: 78.9 Tondela: 39.5
7. Dutch Eredivisie 51.05 13.4 Ajax: 88.9 RKC: 36.7
8. Brasileiro Série A 50.31 8.0 Flamengo: 67.9 Chapecoense AF: 38.0
9. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Apertura 47.39 7.8 Monterrey: 61.0 Mazatlán FC: 35.3
10. Russian Premier Liga 45.73 10.9 Zenit St Petersburg: 70.6 FC Arsenal Tula: 32.8
11. English League Championship 44.12 7.5 Fulham: 62.4 Peterborough United: 31.9
12. Belgian Jupiler League 43.02 10.6 Genk: 64.0 KFCO Beerschot-Wilrijk: 27.0
13. Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga 42.95 13.3 FC Salzburg: 79.3 FC Trenkwalder Admira: 28.3
14. Major League Soccer 40.06 6.7 New York City FC: 56.2 FC Cincinnati: 28.6
15. Turkish Turkcell Super Lig 39.68 9.8 Fenerbahce: 57.4 Caykur Rizespor: 25.1
16. Swiss Raiffeisen Super League 39.32 11.5 Young Boys: 67.7 Grasshoppers Zürich: 29.5
17. Danish SAS-Ligaen 39.26 11.5 FC Midtjylland: 61.6 Vejle: 24.5
18. Scottish Premiership 38.73 13.6 Rangers: 69.3 Ross County: 26.3
19. Argentina Primera Division 38.70 7.4 River Plate: 61.0 Aldosivi: 27.3
20. German 2. Bundesliga 35.08 6.5 Schalke 04: 47.1 Erzgebirge Aue: 24.3
21. Greek Super League 34.51 12.5 Olympiacos: 65.4 Apollon Smyrni: 22.0
22. Japanese J League 34.42 12.0 Kawasaki Frontale: 61.4 Yokohama FC: 17.4
23. Norwegian Tippeligaen 33.54 11.0 Molde: 55.3 Mjondalen: 20.0
24. Italy Serie B 32.16 7.4 Parma: 49.0 Pordenone Calcio: 22.1
25. Spanish Segunda Division 31.77 5.9 Almeria: 45.7 Amorebieta: 24.3
26. French Ligue 2 30.53 7.3 Toulouse: 51.2 Dunkerque: 20.5
27. Swedish Allsvenskan 27.74 10.1 Malmo FF: 48.5 Östersunds FK: 12.9
28. Chinese Super League 24.45 8.9 Guangzhou Evergrande: 42.6 Guizhou Renhe: 12.0
29. Australian A-League 22.53 6.3 Melbourne City: 36.1 Western United: 14.3
30. English League One 20.10 5.2 Sheffield Wednesday: 32.4 Crewe Alexandra: 13.4
31. United Soccer League 15.83 6.6 Arizona United: 34.3 Real Monarchs SLC: 6.8
32. South African ABSA Premier League 15.57 5.7 Mamelodi Sundowns: 29.2 Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila: 9.6
33. English League Two 9.44 2.6 Salford City: 14.3 Scunthorpe: 5.2

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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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