4Q December 2023 CONCACAF Ranking

North & Central America – the KA Leagues & Club Rankings – December 2023

ELO Ranking – CONCACAF Club Competitions & Matches

the KA Leagues & Club Rankings, set for December 21, 2023

the KA Leagues Ranking

4Q 2023 Performance ranking of CONCACAF leagues in international matches – derived ELO method

December 21, 2023
League (s)ClubsClubsPtsRPS_PIFex pos.diff.Zone/Region
1United StatesUSA🇺🇸🇨🇦

22,136125,4701America North
2MexicoMEX🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

20,711117,3932America North
3Costa RicaCRC🇨🇷

world leagues ranking

13,45176,2423America Central and Caribbean
4HondurasHON🇭🇳

world leagues ranking

10,76961,0404America Central and Caribbean
5SurinameSUR🇸🇷

world leagues ranking

6,62837,5688+3America South
6PanamaPAN🇵🇦

world leagues ranking

5,92733,5955-1America Central and Caribbean
7Guatemala
GUA🇬🇹

world leagues ranking

4,20023,8066-1America Central and Caribbean
8NicaraguaNCA🇳🇮

world leagues ranking

3,65920,7407-1America Central and Caribbean
9HaitiHAI🇭🇹

world leagues ranking

3,23718,3489America Central and Caribbean
10El SalvadorSLV🇸🇻

world leagues ranking

2,30513,06511+1America Central and Caribbean
11Dominican RepublicDOM🇩🇴

world leagues ranking

1,7049,65814+3America Central and Caribbean
12JamaicaJAM🇯🇲

world leagues ranking

1,6449,31812America Central and Caribbean
13CanadaCAN🇨🇦

world leagues ranking

1,4508,21913America North
14Trinidad and TobagoTRI🇹🇹

world leagues ranking

1,2346,99410-4America Central and Caribbean
15French GuianaGUF🇬🇫

world leagues ranking

0,6013,40715America South
16MartiniqueMTQ🇲🇶

world leagues ranking

0,5613,18016America Central and Caribbean
17ArubaARU🇦🇼

world leagues ranking

0,5313,01017America Central and Caribbean
18CuraçaoCUW🇨🇼

world leagues ranking

0,4822,73218America Central and Caribbean
19Puerto RicoPUR🇵🇷

world leagues ranking

0,4472,53420+1America Central and Caribbean
20Cayman IslandsCAY🇰🇾

world leagues ranking

0,2661,50819-1America Central and Caribbean
21Saint MartinSMN🇫🇷

world leagues ranking

0,1060,60121America Central and Caribbean
22Turks and Caicos IslandsTCA🇹🇨

world leagues ranking

0,0980,55522America Central and Caribbean
23Saint Kitts and NevisSKN🇰🇳

world leagues ranking

0,0960,54423America Central and Caribbean
24GuadeloupeGLP🇬🇵

world leagues ranking

0,0820,46525+1America Central and Caribbean
25BelizeBLZ🇧🇿

world leagues ranking

0,0730,41426+1America Central and Caribbean
26DominicaDMA🇩🇲

world leagues ranking

0,0600,34024-2America Central and Caribbean
27Saint LuciaLCA🇱🇨

world leagues ranking

0,0450,25527America Central and Caribbean

Club Ranking ↓

Notes
Meaning of the continental ranking versus global ranking
The North and Central America continental rankings (CONCACAF Leagues Ranking & CONCACAF Clubs Ranking) solely depict the position of a league or club based on international cups, like the Champions League. These rankings are highly technical in nature. For a more precise evaluation of football strength and quality, you should refer to the KA Football Leagues Global Rating or the KA Football Club Global Rating.

What makes global rankings different from continental rankings is the consideration of more factors. 

A global league rating takes into account the level of attractiveness and reputation of a league, as measured by the number of players from that league who feature in top national teams (AIF), regardless of the performance of clubs in international competitions. Furthermore, we consider a nation’s general football reputation, evaluated through national team historical results and the most esteemed individual football awards (NFRI).

The global club ranking exhibits a greater disparity from the continental ranking. It considers additionally a club’s standing in domestic league competitions in tandem with the global rating of league. As a result, clubs playing in highly ranked leagues but rarely participating in continental competitions may also feature in the global club rankings, occasionally achieving respectable positions.
ELO CONCACAF – Leagues & Clubs Performance Rankings
Clubs earn points for match results under the ELO method scheme.

Points are determined based on the relative strength of each opponent, with the expected score factor calculated first. A point value is then determined using factors specific to the match, including the match importance, score, and goal difference, which either increase or decrease the base value.

Each of the continental rankings covers international matches arranged or recognized by FIFA or the continental federation.  For North & Central America, this includes CONCACAF Champions League, CONCACAF Central American Cup (formerly: CONCACAF League), CONCACAF Caribbean Cup (formerly: Caribbean Club Championship), CONCACAF Caribbean Shield (formerly: Caribbean Club Shield), the Leagues Cup, Campeones Cup as well as the FIFA Club World Cup.
Canada
The new national and professional Canadian Premier League started to play in April 2019 and 8 clubs participate in it. Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps and CF Montréal play in the highest tier of American league system, in the Major League Soccer (MLS). Other clubs play at various levels of American leagues or Canadian regional leagues.
CONCACAF members who didn’t score points
The classic ELO method assigns points to a base value, either adding or subtracting them. However, this distorts the evaluation of a club when they do not play matches, as its ranking value remains constant. 

Therefore, in the KA system, we utilise an additional depreciation algorithm in ELO rankings. This algorithm gradually reduces the point value of a club that does not play matches. 

As a result, such a club after some time acquires a zero or negative value and drops out of the ranking. This can impact the national league’s total score, leading to some countries not being displayed in the ranking table.
the Ranking Points, RPS and IC3
Ranking points (ELO points) are calculated according to the ELO method. In terms of leagues, these points are derived from the values obtained by clubs. The tables also show values labeled RPS_PIF and IC3.

RPS (Relative Point Score) is a value obtained by converting ELO points acquired in a ranking according to the same formula used throughout the KA system. This practice enables the comparison of values from different continental rankings. Each RPS assigned to a certain league is multiplied by PIF (Power Index Federation), which allows for the determination of the KA Football Leagues Global Rating.

The Inter-Continental Club Coefficient (IC3) is solely dedicated to clubs and is determined by their continental ranking points, taking into consideration the PIF (Power Index Federation) of the continent, as well as the AIF value. It is a crucial indicator for determining the KA Football Club Global Rating.

Leagues Ranking ↑

the KA Club Ranking

4Q 2023 Performance ranking of CONCACAF clubs in international matches – ELO method

December 21, 2023
ClubCountryCountryLeaguePtsIC3diff.Zone/Region
1UANL TigresMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX23,1151,373CONCACAF North America
2Club LeónMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX22,1211,316CONCACAF North America
3CF MonterreyMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX20,5571,227+1CONCACAF North America
4Seattle Sounders FCUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA20,3601,213-1CONCACAF North America
5Olimpia TegucigalpaHON 🇭🇳

world leagues ranking

HON17,1421,020CONCACAF Central America
6Cruz AzulMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX15,5060,925CONCACAF North America
7AméricaMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX15,2940,914CONCACAF North America
8SaprissaCRC 🇨🇷

world leagues ranking

CRC15,1470,905+1CONCACAF Central America
9Los Angeles FCUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA15,1200,901-1CONCACAF North America
10Philadelphia UnionUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA13,5590,810+2CONCACAF North America
11New York City FCUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA12,7090,755CONCACAF North America
12MotaguaHON 🇭🇳

world leagues ranking

HON12,6260,750-2CONCACAF Central America
13AlajuelenseCRC 🇨🇷

world leagues ranking

CRC12,6040,755+4CONCACAF Central America
14ComunicacionesGUA 🇬🇹

world leagues ranking

GUA12,4830,746-1CONCACAF Central America
15New York Red BullsUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA12,4020,740-1CONCACAF North America
16HeredianoCRC 🇨🇷

world leagues ranking

CRC10,8870,649+2CONCACAF Central America
17Inter Miami CFUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA10,8130,645-2CONCACAF North America
18Pumas UNAMMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX10,2770,610-2CONCACAF North America
19Independiente de la ChorreraPAN 🇵🇦

world leagues ranking

PAN9,9370,590+1CONCACAF Central America
20Atlanta United FCUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA9,3610,560-1CONCACAF North America
21AlianzaSLV 🇸🇻

world leagues ranking

SLV8,3270,495CONCACAF Central America
22CF MontréalCAN 🇨🇦

world leagues ranking

USA7,9080,473CONCACAF North America
23Nashville SCUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA7,7560,465+1CONCACAF North America
24Toronto FCCAN 🇨🇦

world leagues ranking

USA7,5680,454-1CONCACAF North America
25TauroPAN 🇵🇦

world leagues ranking

PAN7,2360,430CONCACAF Central America
26AtlasMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX7,0690,420+2CONCACAF North America
27Real Salt LakeUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA6,9320,412-1CONCACAF North America
28MarathónHON 🇭🇳

world leagues ranking

HON6,8270,406-1CONCACAF Central America
29RobinhoodSUR 🇸🇷

world leagues ranking

SUR6,7900,403+11CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
30QuerétaroMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX6,4930,397-1CONCACAF North America
31Real EstelíNCA 🇳🇮

world leagues ranking

NCA6,1530,397+1CONCACAF Central America
32Charlotte FCUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA6,1070,397-2CONCACAF North America
33Santos LagunaMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX5,9100,399-2CONCACAF North America
34VioletteHAI 🇭🇹

world leagues ranking

HAI5,2830,397CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
35Portland TimbersUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA5,2750,397CONCACAF North America
36DC UnitedUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA5,2710,397-3CONCACAF North America
37FC JuárezMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX5,1860,397-1CONCACAF North America
38Houston DynamoUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA5,0680,397-1CONCACAF North America
39Sporting Kansas CityUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA4,7730,397-1CONCACAF North America
40Columbus Crew SCUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA4,4570,400-1CONCACAF North America
41Chicago FireUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA4,0960,399CONCACAF North America
42Minnesota UnitedUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA3,9510,402CONCACAF North America
43Mazatlán FCMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX3,5070,397CONCACAF North America
44Forge FCCAN 🇨🇦

world leagues ranking

CAN3,2050,397CONCACAF North America
45FC CincinnatiUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA3,1680,399CONCACAF North America
46Vancouver WhitecapsCAN 🇨🇦

world leagues ranking

USA2,9350,400+2CONCACAF North America
47Moca FCDOM 🇩🇴

world leagues ranking

DOM2,9020,397+19CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
48Club SandoTRI 🇹🇹

world leagues ranking

TRI2,8690,397+3CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
49GuadalajaraMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX2,8060,397-3CONCACAF North America
50Real EspañaHON 🇭🇳

world leagues ranking

HON2,7240,397+3CONCACAF Central America
51Orlando City SCUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA2,5610,397-2CONCACAF North America
52CavalierJAM 🇯🇲

world leagues ranking

JAM2,4660,397+5CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
53GuastatoyaGUA 🇬🇹

world leagues ranking

GUA2,4100,397-6CONCACAF Central America
54CartaginésCRC 🇨🇷

world leagues ranking

CRC2,1680,397+14CONCACAF Central America
55Club Deportivo UniversitarioPAN 🇵🇦

world leagues ranking

PAN2,0380,397+1CONCACAF Central America
56TijuanaMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX1,8950,397-6CONCACAF North America
57Sporting San MiguelitoPAN 🇵🇦

world leagues ranking

PAN1,7610,397+4CONCACAF Central America
58Deportivo Toluca
MEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX1,7260,397-4CONCACAF North America
59PueblaMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX1,7240,397-7CONCACAF North America
60New England RevolutionUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA1,4260,397CONCACAF North America
61Austin FCUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA1,2890,397+1CONCACAF North America
62Olancho FCHON 🇭🇳

world leagues ranking

HON1,1690,397+7CONCACAF Central America
63FC DallasUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA1,1310,397+2CONCACAF North America
64Atlético San LuisMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX1,0700,397-9CONCACAF North America
65St. Louis City SCUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA1,0230,397-7CONCACAF North America
66Metropolitan FAPUR 🇵🇷

world leagues ranking

PUR0,9880,397+9CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
67Cobán ImperialGUA 🇬🇹

world leagues ranking

GUA0,9670,397+6CONCACAF Central America
68San Jose EarthquakesUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA0,9460,397-9CONCACAF North America
69Étoile MatouryGUF 🇬🇫

world leagues ranking

GUF0,9140,397+2CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
70CibaoDOM 🇩🇴

world leagues ranking

DOM0,8170,397+27CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
71DakotaARU 🇦🇼

world leagues ranking

ARU0,8080,397+1CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
72Harbour ViewJAM 🇯🇲

world leagues ranking

JAM0,8030,397-9CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
73Xelaju MC GUA 🇬🇹

world leagues ranking

GUA0,7650,397+4CONCACAF Central America
74Los Angeles GalaxyUSA 🇺🇸

world leagues ranking

USA0,7460,399-10CONCACAF North America
75Jong HollandCUW 🇨🇼

world leagues ranking

CUW0,7330,397-1CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
76O&M FCDOM 🇩🇴

world leagues ranking

DOM0,7010,397CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
77Dunbeholden FCJAM 🇯🇲

world leagues ranking

JAM0,6440,397+3CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
78NecaxaMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX0,5270,397-11CONCACAF North America
79Golden Lion FCMTQ 🇲🇶

world leagues ranking

MTQ0,4730,397-1CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
80CF PachucaMEX 🇲🇽

world leagues ranking

MEX0,4230,401+1CONCACAF North America
81Defence Force FC ChaguaramasTRI 🇹🇹

world leagues ranking

TRI0,4180,397-11CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
82Scholars InternationalCAY 🇰🇾

world leagues ranking

CAY0,4050,397-3CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
83Diriangén FCNCA 🇳🇮

world leagues ranking

NCA0,3890,397-1CONCACAF Central America
84AC Port of SpainTRI 🇹🇹

world leagues ranking

TRI0,2460,397CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
85ÁguilaSLV 🇸🇻

world leagues ranking

SLV0,1840,397+3CONCACAF Central America
86Junior Stars FCSMN 🇫🇷

world leagues ranking

SMN0,1620,397-1CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
87SWA Sharks FCTCA 🇹🇨

world leagues ranking

TCA0,1490,397-1CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
88St. Paul's UnitedSKN 🇰🇳

world leagues ranking

SKN0,1460,397-1CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas
89Solidarité-ScolaireGLP 🇬🇵