4Q December 2021 UEFA Ranking

Europe – the KA Leagues & Club Ranking – December 2021.

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the KA Leagues & Club Rankings, set for December 31, 2021

the KA Leagues Ranking

4Q 2021 Performance ranking of European leagues in international matches – derived ELO method

December 31, 2021
League (s)ClubsClubsRPSex RPSex pos.diff.Zone/Region
1EnglandENG🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

1 318,931 140,191Europe - British Isles and Nordics
2ItalyITA🇮🇹

world leagues ranking

1 057,33977,962Europe South
3SpainESP🇪🇸

world leagues ranking

1 016,35949,473Europe South
4GermanyGER🇩🇪

world leagues ranking

804,82834,604Europe West
5FranceFRA🇫🇷🇲🇨

646,28561,335Europe West
6PortugalPOR🇵🇹

world leagues ranking

534,30527,316Europe South
7NetherlandsNED🇳🇱

world leagues ranking

516,63454,417Europe West
8RussiaRUS🇷🇺

world leagues ranking

291,94298,578Euro-Asian UEFA
9AustriaAUT🇦🇹

world leagues ranking

290,48277,9710+1Europe Central and East
10BelgiumBEL🇧🇪

world leagues ranking

272,36286,049-1Europe West
11UkraineUKR🇺🇦

world leagues ranking

251,09259,6511Europe Central and East
12SwitzerlandSUI🇨🇭🇱🇮

world leagues ranking

209,85234,0212Europe West
13CroatiaCRO🇭🇷

world leagues ranking

205,01209,0915+2Europe South
14Czech RepublicCZE🇨🇿

world leagues ranking

198,20210,1814Europe Central and East
15ScotlandSCO🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

world leagues ranking

198,17175,8017+2Europe - British Isles and Nordics
16TurkeyTUR🇹🇷

world leagues ranking

195,77210,5413-3Euro-Asian UEFA
17GreeceGRE🇬🇷

world leagues ranking

176,78204,9916-1Europe South
18SerbiaSRB🇷🇸

world leagues ranking

161,87175,2618Europe South
19CyprusCYP🇨🇾

world leagues ranking

134,74140,7019Euro-Asian UEFA
20DenmarkDEN🇩🇰

world leagues ranking

132,69113,8221+1Europe - British Isles and Nordics
21IsraelISR🇮🇱

world leagues ranking

108,25113,6622+1Euro-Asian UEFA
22NorwayNOR🇳🇴

world leagues ranking

106,87109,5424+2Europe - British Isles and Nordics
23SwedenSWE🇸🇪

world leagues ranking

87,91111,7523Europe - British Isles and Nordics
24BulgariaBUL🇧🇬

world leagues ranking

87,3196,8025+1Europe South
25MoldovaMDA🇲🇩

world leagues ranking

79,77126,8020-5Europe Central and East
26RomaniaROU🇷🇴

world leagues ranking

76,6489,7626Europe Central and East
27HungaryHUN🇭🇺

world leagues ranking

74,2786,3027Europe Central and East
28AzerbaijanAZE🇦🇿

world leagues ranking

64,0970,2930+2Euro-Asian UEFA
29KazakhstanKAZ🇰🇿

world leagues ranking

63,7779,8928-1Euro-Asian UEFA
30BelarusBLR🇧🇾

world leagues ranking

59,6866,6431+1Europe Central and East
31SlovakiaSVK🇸🇰

world leagues ranking

55,1260,4933+2Europe Central and East
32SloveniaSVN🇸🇮

world leagues ranking

50,0361,3632Europe South
33Republic of IrelandIRL🇮🇪🇬🇧

world leagues ranking

39,6250,9434+1Europe - British Isles and Nordics
34PolandPOL🇵🇱

world leagues ranking

37,2477,2129-5Europe Central and East
35LithuaniaLTU🇱🇹

world leagues ranking

29,0935,4239+4Europe Central and East
36Bosnia and HerzegovinaBIH🇧🇦

world leagues ranking

28,3143,1535-1Europe South
37LuxembourgLUX🇱🇺

world leagues ranking

26,7435,5837Europe West
38EstoniaEST🇪🇪

world leagues ranking

26,4231,8942+4Europe Central and East
39AlbaniaALB🇦🇱

world leagues ranking

25,6534,9840+1Europe South
40LatviaLVA🇱🇻

world leagues ranking

25,6136,4036-4Europe Central and East
41Faroe IslandsFRO🇫🇴

world leagues ranking

25,0035,4638-3Europe - British Isles and Nordics
42WalesWAL🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

world leagues ranking

23,8126,1346+4Europe - British Isles and Nordics
43GeorgiaGEO🇬🇪

world leagues ranking

20,6729,0443Euro-Asian UEFA
44FinlandFIN🇫🇮

world leagues ranking

20,4032,5241-3Europe - British Isles and Nordics
45IcelandISL🇮🇸

world leagues ranking

20,2228,0144-1Europe - British Isles and Nordics
46GibraltarGIB🇬🇮

world leagues ranking

17,9424,8847+1Europe South
47ArmeniaARM🇦🇲

world leagues ranking

17,4926,4945-2Euro-Asian UEFA
48MaltaMLT🇲🇹

world leagues ranking

15,5524,7048Europe South
49Northern IrelandNIR🇬🇧

world leagues ranking

15,0924,1649Europe - British Isles and Nordics
50MontenegroMNE🇲🇪

world leagues ranking

12,8619,8350Europe South
51North MacedoniaMKD🇲🇰

world leagues ranking

12,3619,6051Europe South
52AndorraAND🇦🇩

world leagues ranking

11,9517,3153+1Europe South
53KosovoKVX🇽🇰

world leagues ranking

11,7717,9752-1Europe South
54San MarinoSMR🇸🇲

world leagues ranking

8,9113,1854Europe South

Club Ranking ➝

Notes
Meaning of the continental ranking versus global ranking
The continental ranking has a technical nature because it shows a position of a league or club only from the perspective of international cups like Champions League. This is not a real power classification. If you want to find more accurate ranking with relation to actual football strength and quality you must look at the KA Football Leagues Global Rating or the KA Football Club Global Rating. The global leagues ranking consider also world-wide attraction and reputability of the league, as well as of the country of league. In the case of the global club ranking we can see difference to an even greater extent. The global club ranking refers since also to a position of a club in the domestic games, as well as takes into consideration a position of the league in the word. It means that clubs playing games in high rated leagues, but rarely participate in the continental competitions they also appear in that global ranking, sometimes on decent spots.
ELO UEFA – International Matches Leagues & Clubs Performance Rankings
So far, in the field of continental rankings, matrix-structural rankings with averaged historical result have been used. Due to the introduction of the third tier of games in Europe, as well as the widespread confusion that is commonly taking place in the competitions around the world due to the COVID epidemic (canceled competitions, phases or matches), it was more and more difficult to apply out the matrix-structural rankings. The answer to this problem is the ELO method, which has been evolutionarily introduced into the KA system at the level of continental rankings (rankings relating to continental competitions). Each of the continental rankings covers international matches arranged or recognized by FIFA or the continental federation. For Europe, this includes the Champions League, Europa League, Conference League, Super Cup as well as the FIFA Club World Cup.
Multinational Leagues
Some countries have more than one flag displayed. This means that clubs from other countries can participate in the league systems of these countries, although only those countries where foreign clubs are usually present in the first or second division are marked in this way.
Great Britain & Ireland
Parts of the UK: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have a separate membership in UEFA / FIFA and have their own leagues. 

Despite the Welsh Premier League – Swansea City and Cardiff City play in the English Premier League or EFL Championship. Newport County is a club in Newport, South Wales. The team competes in the English football league system (lower level).

There are also other cases on the lower level, when clubs form Wales, Scotland and England play in the leagues of the system belonging to other country in the UK. There are also some examples dealing with border issues e.g. the New Saints F.C. is a club representing Oswestry in England and at the same time Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain in Wales plays in Welsh Premier League.

Derry City F.C. based in Northern Ireland, plays in the league of Ireland Premier Division.

British Crown Dependencies: Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man have separate leagues and national teams and they are not member of UEFA / FIFA. Some of clubs from theese countries participate in the lower divisions of English league system (Jersey Bulls F.C., Guernsey F.C., F.C. Isle of Man). The Priaulx League (Guernsey), the Jersey Football Combination (a league of Jersey) and the Isle of Man Football League are affiliated with the English FA, but they do not form a part of the English football league system. The Isle of Man is also a member of the FA, as county football assocciation. People born in the Isle of Man are eligible to play for official UK national teams.

Following British overseas territories have separate membership in FIFA and/or continental federations: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, and Turks & Caicos Islands.
France & Monaco
Monaco is not a member of UEFA/FIFA and does not have a professional league. AS Monaco FC plays in the French football league system.

Following French overseas territories have separate a membership in FIFA and/or continental federation: French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, New Caledonia, Reunion, Saint Martin and Tahiti (French Polynesia).
Netherlands
Following Dutch overseas territories have separate a membership in FIFA and/or CONCACAF: Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and Sint Maarten.
Liechtenstein / Switzerland
Liechtenstein has a membership of UEFA/FIFA but all clubs in Liechtenstein play in the Swiss football league system. FC Büsingen is a German club based in the exclave of Büsingen that competes in the Swiss league system.
Spain & Andorra
FC Andorra is a club based in Encamp, Andorra. Although based in Andorra, they compete in the Spanish football league system (in lower divisions), not in the Andorran Primera Divisió.
Denmark
The Faroe Islands, autonomous territory within Denmark are a full member of UEFA and FIFA. They have Faroe Islands Premier League and national team. Other autonomous territory Greenland has no international recognition (according to FIFA rules), but Football Association of Greenland is a member of the Confederation of Independent Football Associations.

Leagues Ranking ➝

the KA Club Ranking

4Q 2021 Performance Ranking of European clubs in international matches – ELO method

December 31, 2021
ClubCountryCountryLeagueRPSIC3prev. pos.diff.Zone/Region
1FC Bayern MünchenGER 🇩🇪

world leagues ranking

GER267,9712,3521UEFA Central Western Europe
2Liverpool FCENG 🇬🇧

world leagues ranking

ENG249,6652,1923+1UEFA British Isles
3Manchester City FCENG 🇬🇧

world leagues ranking

ENG250,5062,2022-1UEFA British Isles
4Real Madrid CFESP 🇪🇸

world leagues ranking

ESP230,8652,0287+3UEFA Iberian Zone
5Paris Saint-GermainFRA 🇫🇷

world leagues ranking

FRA227,1991,9956+1UEFA Western Continental Europe
6JuventusITA 🇮🇹

world leagues ranking

ITA226,3621,9895-1UEFA Central / East Mediterranean Europe
7FC BarcelonaESP 🇪🇸

world leagues ranking

ESP224,5071,9724-3UEFA Iberian Zone
8Chelsea F.C.ENG 🇬🇧

world leagues ranking

ENG224,3151,9718UEFA British Isles
9Club Atlético de MadridESP 🇪🇸

world leagues ranking

ESP192,2691,6899UEFA Iberian Zone
10Manchester United FCENG 🇬🇧

world leagues ranking

ENG190,8691,67711+1UEFA British Isles
11TottenhamENG 🇬🇧

world leagues ranking

ENG189,5581,66510-1UEFA British Isles
12FC PortoPOR 🇵🇹

world leagues ranking

POR173,1681,52013+1UEFA Iberian Zone
13Borussia DortmundGER 🇩🇪

world leagues ranking

GER171,4761,50612-1UEFA Central Western Europe
14Sevilla FCESP 🇪🇸

world leagues ranking

ESP164,4851,44414UEFA Iberian Zone
15RB LeipzigGER 🇩🇪

world leagues ranking

GER161,5691,41916+1UEFA Central Western Europe
16AS RomaITA 🇮🇹

world leagues ranking

ITA156,2451,37115-1UEFA Central / East Mediterranean Europe
17AFC AjaxNED 🇳🇱

world leagues ranking

NED156,7391,37618+1UEFA Western Continental Europe
18SSC NapoliITA 🇮🇹

world leagues ranking

ITA141,8001,24517-1UEFA Central / East Mediterranean Europe
19SL BenficaPOR 🇵🇹

world leagues ranking

POR136,5291,19922+3UEFA Iberian Zone
20Atalanta BCITA 🇮🇹

world leagues ranking

ITA135,4211,19019-1UEFA Central / East Mediterranean Europe
21FC Shakhtar DonetskUKR 🇺🇦

world leagues ranking

UKR127,8941,12221UEFA Eastern Europe and the Baltics
22FC SalzburgAUT 🇦🇹

world leagues ranking

AUT126,7511,11224+2UEFA Central Europe
23Olympique LyonnaisFRA 🇫🇷

world leagues ranking

FRA125,1611,09923UEFA Western Continental Europe
24Arsenal FCENG 🇬🇧

world leagues ranking

ENG123,9851,08820-4UEFA British Isles
25FC Internazionale MilanoITA 🇮🇹

world leagues ranking

ITA119,8121,05326+1UEFA Central / East Mediterranean Europe
26SS LazioITA 🇮🇹

world leagues ranking

ITA116,9031,02625-1UEFA Central / East Mediterranean Europe
27Villarreal CFESP 🇪🇸

world leagues ranking

ESP114,8661,00827UEFA Iberian Zone
28AC MilanITA 🇮🇹

world leagues ranking

ITA106,4681,00834+6UEFA Central / East Mediterranean Europe
29FC ZenitRUS 🇷🇺

world leagues ranking

RUS102,9651,00531+2UEFA Eastern Europe and the Baltics
30GNK Dinamo ZagrebCRO 🇭🇷

world leagues ranking

CRO100,0341,00529-1UEFA South Slavic / Balkan Zone
31FK Crvena ZvezdaSRB 🇷🇸

world leagues ranking

SRB97,3481,00030-1UEFA South Slavic / Balkan Zone
32Bayer 04 LeverkusenGER 🇩🇪

world leagues ranking

GER98,1351,00932UEFA Central Western Europe
33Sporting Clube de PortugalPOR 🇵🇹

world leagues ranking

POR96,3771,00441+8UEFA Iberian Zone
34Club BruggeBEL 🇧🇪

world leagues ranking

BEL94,6591,00428-6UEFA Western Continental Europe
35SK Slavia PrahaCZE 🇨🇿

world leagues ranking

CZE92,6371,00433-2UEFA Central Europe
36BSC Young BoysSUI 🇨🇭

world leagues ranking

SUI87,5301,00035-1UEFA Central Western Europe
37FC Basel 1893SUI 🇨🇭

world leagues ranking

SUI85,2261,00037UEFA Central Western Europe
38SC BragaPOR 🇵🇹

world leagues ranking

POR83,3651,00038UEFA Iberian Zone
39Valencia CFESP 🇪🇸

world leagues ranking

ESP77,7261,00536-3UEFA Iberian Zone
40Olympiacos FCGRE 🇬🇷

world leagues ranking

GRE76,8101,00140UEFA Central / East Mediterranean Europe
41FC Lokomotiv MoskvaRUS 🇷🇺

world leagues ranking

RUS76,4531,00339-2UEFA Eastern Europe and the Baltics
42FC Dynamo KyivUKR 🇺🇦

world leagues ranking

UKR74,0591,00842UEFA Eastern Europe and the Baltics
43Celtic FCSCO 🇬🇧

world leagues ranking

SCO70,0631,00347+4UEFA British Isles
44PSV EindhovenNED 🇳🇱

world leagues ranking

NED70,0061,00645+1UEFA Western Continental Europe
45Eintracht FrankfurtGER 🇩🇪

world leagues ranking

GER68,8371,00849+4UEFA Central Western Europe
46FC SheriffMDA 🇲🇩

world leagues ranking

MDA65,0421,00043-3UEFA Eastern Europe and the Baltics
47Rangers FCSCO 🇬🇧

world leagues ranking

SCO63,5051,00551+4UEFA British Isles
48PFC CSKA MoskvaRUS 🇷🇺

world leagues ranking

RUS63,2571,00346-2UEFA Eastern Europe and the Baltics
49LOSC LilleFRA 🇫🇷

world leagues ranking

FRA63,0631,00573+24UEFA Western Continental Europe
50FC KøbenhavnDEN 🇩🇰

world leagues ranking

DEN61,9011,00452+2UEFA Nordic Zone
51Beşiktaş JKTUR 🇹🇷

world leagues ranking

TUR60,7121,00444-7UEFA Central / East Mediterranean Europe
52AZ AlkmaarNED 🇳🇱

world leagues ranking

NED59,9731,00254+2UEFA Western Continental Europe
53TSG 1899 HoffenheimGER 🇩🇪

world leagues ranking

GER60,1841,00848-5UEFA Central Western Europe
54LASK LinzAUT 🇦🇹

world leagues ranking

AUT57,2881,00059+5UEFA Central Europe
55VfL Borussia MönchengladbachGER 🇩🇪

world leagues ranking

GER58,4911,01350-5UEFA Central Western Europe
56Real Sociedad de FútbolESP 🇪🇸

world leagues ranking

ESP57,4110,99056UEFA Iberian Zone
57Olympique de MarseilleFRA 🇫🇷

world leagues ranking

FRA56,7260,97955-2UEFA Western Continental Europe
58Maccabi Tel-Aviv FCISR 🇮🇱

world leagues ranking

ISR55,6100,96257-1UEFA Asian Middle East
59RennesFRA 🇫🇷

world leagues ranking

FRA53,7060,95461+2UEFA Western Continental Europe
60Malmö FFSWE 🇸🇪

world leagues ranking

SWE52,9250,93862+2UEFA Nordic Zone
61FC Viktoria PlzeňCZE 🇨🇿

world leagues ranking

CZE52,1690,92553-8UEFA Central Europe
62FeyenoordNED 🇳🇱

world leagues ranking

NED50,6620,91665+3UEFA Western Continental Europe
63PFC Ludogorets 1945BUL 🇧🇬

world leagues ranking

BUL49,6190,90058-5UEFA South Slavic / Balkan Zone
64Galatasaray AŞTUR 🇹🇷

world leagues ranking

TUR48,8950,89370+6UEFA Central / East Mediterranean Europe
65KAA GentBEL 🇧🇪

world leagues ranking

BEL48,1610,88066+1UEFA Western Continental Europe
66İstanbul BaşakşehirTUR 🇹🇷

world leagues ranking

TUR47,1390,86560-6UEFA Central / East Mediterranean Europe
67PAOK FCGRE 🇬🇷

world leagues ranking

GRE45,9430,85168+1UEFA Central / East Mediterranean Europe
68AS Monaco FCMON 🇫🇷

world leagues ranking

FRA45,3590,84477+9UEFA Central / East Mediterranean Europe
69SK Rapid WienAUT 🇦🇹

world leagues ranking

AUT44,7430,82667-2UEFA Central Europe
70Qarabağ FKAZE 🇦🇿

world leagues ranking

AZE43,5540,81471+1UEFA Central / North Asia and Caucasia
71FC Schalke 04GER 🇩🇪

world leagues ranking

GER43,9800,80663-8UEFA Central Western Europe
72Leicester City FCENG 🇬🇧

world leagues ranking

ENG44,0560,80179+7UEFA British Isles
73FC KrasnodarRUS 🇷🇺

world leagues ranking

RUS43,1280,78264-9UEFA Eastern Europe and the Baltics
74FK PartizanSRB 🇷🇸

world leagues ranking

SRB40,4220,76475+1UEFA South Slavic / Balkan Zone
75FC Spartak MoskvaRUS 🇷🇺

world leagues ranking

RUS40,6790,75783+8UEFA Eastern Europe and the Baltics
76AEK Athens FCGRE 🇬🇷

world leagues ranking

GRE39,3620,73969-7UEFA Central / East Mediterranean Europe
77VfL WolfsburgGER 🇩🇪