Summary of the World Football Leagues Ranking - Start of the Year 2022

#Bundesliga lost one star #Serie A very close to La Liga #Australia and New Zealand outside the Top Main Table #Primeira Liga and Eredivisie leapfrogged Russia #Austria overtook Scotland #large increases for the K-League and Saudi Professional League #Poland fell to the last position in the Intermediate class #Moldova‘s return to the Top Main Table #significant reclassification of many leagues as a result of the ELO method introduced to the KA System #spread between top leagues and the rest of the world has widened

Below we present basic indicator data of the best leagues in the world, as well as continental leaders and the best leagues in particular zones. If you want to go to a quick overview click here.

To see the full the KA Football Leagues Global Rating for 2021/2022 – Opening Year 2022 Ranking click here (presentation format) or here (full table).

TOP 5

Best World

Premier League
6/10
1,610
League Coefficient
1
Position
1 349,589 points
England

Continent
Index

72.73%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

147,93%

Continental Strength Factor

100%

Country
Index

86.19%

World No. 2

La Liga
6/10
1,549
League Coefficient
2
Position
845,862 points
Spain

Continent
Index

72.73%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

79.49%

Continental Strength Factor

77.06%

Country
Index

87.58%

World No. 3

Serie A
6/10
1,488
League Coefficient
3
Position
821,151 points
Italy

Continent
Index

72.73%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

72.58%

Continental Strength Factor

80.17%

Country
Index

88.29%

World No. 4

Bundesliga
5/10
1,427
League Coefficient
4
Position
700,516 points
Germany

Continent
Index

72.73%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

67.79%

Continental Strength Factor

61.02%

Country
Index

78%

World No. 5

Ligue 1
5/10
1,366
League Coefficient
5
Position
545,292 points
France

Continent
Index

72.73%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

50.39%

Continental Strength Factor

49%

Country
Index

94.82%

TOP CONTINENTAL

Best NC Am / CONCACAF

Liga MX
3/10
1,122
League Coefficient
9
Position
203,727 points
Mexico

Continent
Index

7.12%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

15.65%

Continental Strength Factor

100%

Country
Index

85%

Best S Am / CONMEBOL

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
3/10
0,880
League Coefficient
13
Position
155,509 points
Brazil

Continent
Index

7.95%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

8.37%

Continental Strength Factor

100%

Country
Index

100%

Best Asia / AFC

Saudi Professional League
دوري المحترفين السعودي
★☆
0/10
0,400
League Coefficient
21
Position
103,560 points
Saudi Arabia

Continent
Index

7.41%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

10.09%

Continental Strength Factor

96.26%

Country
Index

55.88%

Best Africa / CAF

Egyptian Premier League
الدوري المصري الممتاز
⩤⩥
0,400
League Coefficient
40
Position
48,789 points
Egypt

Continent
Index

4.5%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

2.79%

Continental Strength Factor

100%

Country
Index

60.69%

Best Oceania / OFC

National League
❖ National Grade Ⲁ
0,400
League Coefficient
187
Position
(67 CM)
1,400 points
New Zealand

Continent
Index

0.29%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

0.1%

Continental Strength Factor

100%

Country
Index

38%

Best in Leagues Zones

Best Euro-Asian UEFA Zone

Russian Premier League
Российская Премьер-Лига
4/10
1,183
League Coefficient
8
Position
252,780 points
Russia

Continent
Index

72.73%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

23.16%

Continental Strength Factor

22.13%

Country
Index

62.46%

Best Central-Eastern Europe

Ukrainian Premier League
Українська Прем’єр-Лі́га
2/10
0,760
League Coefficient
15
Position
142,844 points
Ukraine

Continent
Index

72.73%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

6.6%

Continental Strength Factor

31.27%

Country
Index

63.26%

Best Asia-Pacific

Chinese Super League
中国足球协会超级联赛
1/10
0,400
League Coefficient
25
Position
89,199 points
China

Continent
Index

7.41%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

10.13%

Continental Strength Factor

61.95%

Country
Index

43.69%

Best Central America

Liga FPD
⩤⩥
0,400
League Coefficient
38
Position
56,000 points
Costa Rica

Continent
Index

7.12%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

2.65%

Continental Strength Factor

38.16%

Country
Index

59.31%

Best Africa Sub-Saharan

Premier Soccer League
0,400
League Coefficient
56
Position
20,078 points
RSA

Continent
Index

4.5%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

1.08%

Continental Strength Factor

53.83%

Country
Index

49.18%

Best in Club sub-Zones

Best UEFA Asian Middle East

Süper Lig
3/10
1,000
League Coefficient
11
Position
171,266 points
Turkey

Continent
Index

72.73%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

15.29%

Continental Strength Factor

14.84%

Country
Index

56.41%

Best CONMEBOL Southern Cone

Liga Profesional de Fútbol
3/10
0,820
League Coefficient
14
Position
143,913 points
Argentina

Continent
Index

7.95%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

9.17%

Continental Strength Factor

83.16%

Country
Index

87%

Best UEFA Central Europe

Fußball-Bundesliga
2/10
0,700
League Coefficient
16
Position
133,519 points
Austria

Continent
Index

72.73%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

2.63%

Continental Strength Factor

22.02%

Country
Index

59.86%

Best UEFA South Slavic / Balkans

Prva Liga
2/10
0,520
League Coefficient
19
Position
114,948 points
Croatia

Continent
Index

72.73%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

4.27%

Continental Strength Factor

15.54%

Country
Index

66%

Best UEFA Nordics

Superligaen
1/10
0,400
League Coefficient
23
Position
97,271 points
Denmark

Continent
Index

72.73%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

5.78%

Continental Strength Factor

10.06%

Country
Index

73.71%

Best Australia & Oceania

A-League
❖ National Grade Ⲁ
0,400
League Coefficient
78
Position
(70 CM)
6,120 points
Australia

Continent
Index

7.41%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

1.1%

Continental Strength Factor

19.17%

Country
Index

66.35%

Noticeable

Best 2nd Level Division

EFL Championship
2/10
0,580
League Coefficient
18
Position
119,930 points
England

Continent
Index

72.73%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

14.11%

Continental Strength Factor

12.53%

Country
Index

86.19%

Best Move Up within the Main Top Table

K-League Classic
K리그-클래식
0/10
0,400
League Coefficient
29
Position
+15
70,120 points
South Korea

Continent
Index

7.41%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

3.69%

Continental Strength Factor

100%

Country
Index

65.85%

Best Move Up into the Main Top Table

Divizia Națională
0,400
League Coefficient
55
Position
+25
20,281 points
Moldova

Continent
Index

72.73%

Attraction & Impact
Factor

0.09%

Continental Strength Factor

6.05%

Country
Index

11.82%

To see the full the KA Football Leagues Ranking Opening 2022 Year click here (presentation format) or here (full table). You can also go to the page with the table of low ranked leagues (Yard Table).

72.73%
147,93%
100%
86.19%
2 La Liga
72.73%
79.49%
77.06%
87.58%
3 Serie A
72.73%
72.58%
80.17%
88.29%
4 Bundesliga
72.73%
67.79%
61.02%
78%
5 Ligue 1
72.73%
50.39%
49%
94.82%
8 Russian Premier League
72.73%
23.16%
22.13%
62.46%
9 Liga MX
7.12%
15.65%
100%
85%
11 Süper Lig
72.73%
15.29%
14.84%
56.41%
13 Brasileiro Série A
7.95%
8.37%
100%
100%
14 Liga Profesional de Fútbol
7.95%
9.17%
83.16%
87%
15 Ukrainian Premier League
72.73%
6.6%
31.27%
63.26%
16 Fußball-Bundesliga
72.73%
2.63%
22.02%
59.86%
18 EFL Championship
72.73%
14.11%
12.53%
86.19%
19 Prva Liga
72.73%
4.27%
15.54%
66%
21 Saudi Professional League
7.41%
10.09%
96.26%
55.88%
23 Superligaen
72.73%
5.78%
10.06%
73.71%
25 Chinese Super League
7.41%
10.13%
61.95%
43.69%
29 K-League Classic
7.41%
3.69%
100%
65.85%
38 Liga FPD
7.12%
2.65%
38.16%
59.31%
40 Egyptian Premier League
4.5%
2.79%
100%
60.69%
55 Divizia Națională
72.73%
0.09%
6.05%
11.82%
56 Premier Soccer League
4.5%
1.08%
53.83%
49.18%
78 A-League
7.41%
1.1%
19.17%
66.35%
187 National League
0.29%
0.1%
100%
38%

League Coefficient

Every league in the the KA Global Football Leagues Rating (determined twice for the season)is assigned a league ratio (the KA League Coefficient), and the points (the KA League Points). While the KA League Points decide on the place held by the league in the world football league ranking, the KA League Coefficient is determined in relation to the place that the league has on the rating list. 

The KA League Points are calculated according to the formula:

= (ICL Points x 3 +  Attraction & Impact Points x 2 + Country Index x 1) / 6

The ICL Points in the formula are a combination of the Continent Index and the Continental Strength Factor.

The coefficient is used in the calculation of the KA Football Club Global Rating.

Continent Index

Power Index Federation (PIF)  is related to strength of the continent (continental federation/confederation) from the perspective of clubs and leagues (not national teams).

Sum of indexes assigned to all continents is 100%.

The PIF combined with the Continental Strength Factor gives Inter-Continental League Points (ICL Points).

More about Continental Indexes one can find here.

Attraction & Impact Factor​​

Primary Attraction & Impact Factor procedure (otherwise referred to as Flow Impact Index – FI2)  recognizes level of attraction and attractiveness of the league from a global perspective. One of the circumstances that is subject to particular attention is the number of players from a specific league participating in the FIFA World Cup and continental championships. Percentage number, which appeared above is a result of the relation the FI2 assigned to the single league to the average value of FI2 assigned to the top 3 leagues ranked according FI2: English Premier League, Spanish La Liga and Italian Serie A (1 726,997 pts).

Continental Strength Factor

Continental Strength Factor results from the KA Continental Performance Leagues Rankings, which are calculated on the basis of the results of clubs in the continental competitions. 

The competitions which are taken into account are: Champions Leagues, Copa Libertadores and other, similar continental cups, including second tier competitions. 

The Continental Strength Factor combined with the PIF gives Inter-Continental League Points (ICL Points).

Percentage number appeared above is a result of the relation the points from the Continental Competitions Leagues Ranking assigned to the league to the points assigned to the league hold top position currently in the KA Continental Competitions League Ranking, set for appropriate continent.

Country Index

Nations Football Reputability Index (NFRI) – is a supplementary indicator for the calculation of the world soccer / football league ranking.

The index shows the position of the country in the football world, from the perspective of its overall recognition, reputation, prestige and quality of players.

The index is related to the FIFA ranking for national teams. However, it includes all countries, not only FIFA members but also non-FIFA members belonging to continental federations / confederations, including associate members.

Percentage number appeared above is a result of the relation CFRI points assigned to the country of the league to the points assigned to the first country in the CFRI Rank.

Leagues Tiers & Classes the KA - Statistic February 2022