Opening Year 2020

January, 2020 - Global Leagues Ranking

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World Club Ranking

Asia

AFC 12 Leagues

CAF Africa the KA the Kick Algorithms

Africa

CAF 10 Leagues

Global World Football Leagues Ranking

Europe

UEFA 40 Leagues

Ocenia Football Ranking

Oceania

Oceania/OFC 1 League

North Central America the KA the Kick Algorithms

N&C America

CONCACAF 5 Leagues

CONMEBOL the KA the Kick Algorithms

South America

CONMEBOL 10 Leagues

Global Leagues Ranking

the Chamber

47 Leagues

World Football Ranking

the AnteChamber

31 Leagues

Season 2019/2020
Leagues Global Rating

January 19, 2020
Pos.League CountryClubs CountryPtsLeague+/- Placeup/down ClassCont RankFIFA NT RankPlayers FWCPlayers Cont ChLeague Name (eng/fra/lat trans)ClassClass Star MarkConf/Fed ContinentFed Rankthe KA Rate CodeClubs
1ENG🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿1 192,187Premier League24105/129153/2461 World Ultimate★★★★★★UEFA / Europe1WRU_1.546_20+England
2ESP🇪🇸769,641La Liga1880/8171/941 World Ultimate★★★★★★UEFA / Europe1WRU_1.504_20+Spain
3ITA🇮🇹631,150Serie A3135885/941 World Ultimate★★★★★★UEFA / Europe1WRU_1.462_20+Italy
4GER🇩🇪587,721Bundesliga41562/6784/1021 World Ultimate★★★★★★UEFA / Europe1WRU_1.420_18+Germany
5FRA🇫🇷🇲🇨502,749Ligue 15247/4982/1302 World Top★★★★★UEFA / Europe1WRT_1.378_17+France-Monaco
6RUS🇷🇺281,066Российская Премьер-Лига7383638/40Russian Premier League3 Upper Continental★★★★UEFA / Europe1CTU_1.336_6+Russia
7POR🇵🇹246,943Primeira Liga671838/463 Upper Continental★★★★UEFA / Europe1CTU_1.294_6+Portugal
8BEL🇧🇪212,572First Division A Pro League+18116/1734/373 Upper Continental★★★★UEFA / Europe1CTU_1.252_5+Belgium
9TUR🇹🇷209,937Süper Lig-1112921/2273/793 Upper Continental★★★★UEFA / Europe1CTU_1.210_5+Turkey
10NED🇳🇱193,116Eredivisie+19141526/353 Upper Continental★★★★UEFA / Europe1CTU_1.168_4+Netherlands
11MEX🇲🇽178,097Liga MX-111122/2346/483 Upper Continental★★★★CONCACAF / North Central America4CTU_1.126_4+Mexico
12BRA🇧🇷145,944Campeonato Brasileiro Série A+1139144 Prime Continental★★★CONMEBOL / South America3CTP_1.084_3+Brazil
13UKR🇺🇦142,668Українська Прем’єр-Лі́га-11224321Ukrainian Premier League4 Prime Continental★★★UEFA / Europe1CTP_1.042_3+Ukraine
14ARG🇦🇷142,340Superliga Argentina29916/174 Prime Continental★★★CONMEBOL / South America3CTP_1.000_4+Argentina
15SCO🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿141,098Scottish Premiership+314507204 Prime Continental★★★UEFA / Europe1CTP_0.959_3+Scotland
16AUT🇦🇹134,132Fußball-Bundesliga1026274 Prime Continental★★★UEFA / Europe1CTP_0.918_3+Austria
17USA🇺🇸🇨🇦133,538Major League Soccer-22221982/1104 Prime Continental★★★CONCACAF / North Central America4CTP_0.877_4+United States-Canada
18DEN🇩🇰129,310Superligaen-115167/8124 Prime Continental★★★UEFA / Europe1CTP_0.836_3+Denmark
19SUI🇨🇭124,235Super League1912420/235 Lower Continental★★UEFA / Europe1CTL_0.795_3+Switzerland
20CRO🇭🇷120,827Prva Liga2063125 Lower Continental★★UEFA / Europe1CTL_0.754_2+Croatia
21SWE🇸🇪114,631Allsvenskan+32117315/225 Lower Continental★★UEFA / Europe1CTL_0.713_2+Sweden
22GRE🇬🇷113,921Ελληνική Σούπερ Λίγκα+11854516/19Greek Super League5 Lower Continental★★UEFA / Europe1CTL_0.672_2+Greece
23ENG2🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿113,649EFL Championship-22423/12960/2465 Lower Continental★★UEFA / Europe1CTL_0.631_7+England-Wales
24CZE🇨🇿105,8581. Česká Fotbalová Liga-21645016/175 Lower Continental★★UEFA / Europe1CTL_0.590_2+Czech Republic
25SRB🇷🇸98,918Суперлига Србије+3172933Serbian SuperLiga6 Upper Inter-Zone★☆UEFA / Europe1IZU_0.549_2+Serbia
26CYP🇨🇾97,685Παγκύπριο Πρωτάθλημα Α΄ Κατηγορίας139505Cypriot Championship A Class6 Upper Inter-Zone★☆UEFA / Europe1IZU_0.508_2+Cyprus
27KSA🇸🇦93,018دوري المحترفين السعودي3673046/55Saudi Professional League6 Upper Inter-Zone★☆AFC / Asia2IZU_0.467_2+Saudi Arabia
28POL🇵🇱89,897Ekstraklasa-33019415/166 Upper Inter-Zone★☆UEFA / Europe1IZU_0.467_2Poland
29CHN🇨🇳87,422中国足球协会超级联赛+1176833/34Chinese Football Association Super League6 Upper Inter-Zone★☆AFC / Asia2IZU_0.467_2China
30COL🇨🇴85,072Categoría Primera A+1310666 Upper Inter-Zone★☆CONMEBOL / South America3IZU_0.467_2Colombia
31NOR🇳🇴84,592Eliteserien-2234414/76 Upper Inter-Zone★☆UEFA / Europe1IZU_0.467_2Norway
32JPN🇯🇵79,799J1リーグ+12281530/36J1 League7 Middle Inter-ZoneAFC / Asia2IZM_0.467_1Japan
33ISR🇮🇱78,549ליגת העל-1229324/5Super League7 Middle Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZM_0.467_1Israel
34BUL🇧🇬74,893Първа Професионална Футболна Лига+6⬆︎245925First Professional Football League7 Middle Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZM_0.467_1Bulgaria
35QAT🇶🇦73,563دوري نجوم قطر755271/78Qatar Stars League7 Middle Inter-ZoneAFC / Asia2IZM_0.467_1Qatar
36ROU🇷🇴69,391Liga I+9⬆︎28371147 Middle Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZM_0.467_1Romania
37GER2🇩🇪67,6792. Bundesliga4155/6713/1027 Middle Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZM_0.467_0+Germany
38PAR🇵🇾67,404División de Honor4401107 Middle Inter-ZoneCONMEBOL / South America3IZM_0.467_1Paraguay
39FRA2🇫🇷66,853Ligue 2+2⬆︎522/4928/1307 Middle Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZM_0.467_0+France
40SVK🇸🇰66,841Superliga+32932178 Lower Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZL_0.467_1Slovakia
41ESP2🇪🇸65,816LaLiga2-7⬇︎181/8115/948 Lower Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZL_0.467_1+Spain
42HUN🇭🇺65,623Nemzeti Bajnokság+10⬆︎3252012/138 Lower Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZL_0.467_1Hungary
43AZE🇦🇿65,235Premyer Liqası+126114028 Lower Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZL_0.467_1Azerbaijan
44KAZ🇰🇿63,796Қазақстан Премьер Лигасы-22511802Qazaqstan Premier Ligasy (kaz – lat char)8 Lower Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZL_0.467_1Kazakhstan
45ITA2🇮🇹61,535Serie B-9⬇︎31306/948 Lower Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZL_0.467_0+Italy
46KOR🇰🇷55,389K리그-클래식44011/137/10K-League Classic8 Lower Inter-ZoneAFC / Asia2IZL_0.467_1Korea Republic
47IRN🇮🇷52,530یگ برتر خلیج فارس633914Gulf Premier League8 Lower Inter-ZoneAFC / Asia2IZL_0.467_1Iran
48CRC🇨🇷51,000Liga FPD346714/16Intermediate 9~CONCACAF / North Central America4DMI_0,467_0Costa Rica
49PAN🇵🇦43,333Liga Panameña de Fútbol48138Intermediate 9~CONCACAF / North Central America4DMI_0,467_0Panama
50UAE🇦🇪41,869دوري الخليج العربي1171227/28Arabian Gulf LeagueIntermediate 9~AFC / Asia2DMI_0,467_0UAE
51BLR🇧🇾38,716Вышэйшая Ліга-12⬇︎⬇︎278700Top LeagueIntermediate 9~UEFA / Europe1DMI_0,467_0Belarus
52TUN🇹🇳36,288الرابطة المحترفة الأولى لكرة القدم-1227614/15Première Ligue de Football Professionnel (fra)Intermediate 9~CAF / Africa5DMI_0,467_0Tunisia
53EGY🇪🇬34,762الدوري المصري الممتاز+13511026Egyptian Premier LeagueIntermediate 9~CAF / Africa5DMI_0,467_0Egypt
54SVN🇸🇮33,844PrvaLiga-1316401/2Intermediate 9~UEFA / Europe1DMI_0,467_0Slovenia
55MAR🇲🇦32,746البطولة الوطنية المغربية14326Botola ( mar-arab-lat char) / Championnat National Marocain (fra)Intermediate 9~CAF / Africa5DMI_0,467_0Morocco
56URU🇺🇾31,836Campeonato Uruguayo+2⬇︎6522Secondary 10CONMEBOL / South America3DMS_0,467_0Uruguay
57CHI🇨🇱28,119Primera División de Chile+2⬇︎717210/12Secondary 10CONMEBOL / South America3DMS_0,467_0Chile
58AUS🇦🇺 🇳🇿26,981A-League+92142314/18Secondary 10AFC / Asia2DMS_0,467_0New Zealand-Australia
59HON🇭🇳23,961Liga Nacional+356218Secondary 10CONCACAF / North Central America4DMS_0,467_0Honduras
60IRQ🇮🇶22,201دوري الممتاز العراقي+1570015Iraqi Premier LeagueSecondary 10AFC / Asia2DMS_0,467_0Iraq
61JOR🇯🇴19,995دوري الأردني للمحترفين+3897021Jordanian Professional LeagueSecondary 10AFC / Asia2DMS_0,467_0Jordan
62RSA🇿🇦19,451Premier Soccer League+1771143/48Secondary 10CAF / Africa5DMS_0,467_0South Africa
63IND🇮🇳17,774I-League / ISL+31010802/24Secondary 10AFC / Asia2DMS_0,467_0India
64ALG🇩🇿16,252الرابطة الجزائرية المحترفة الأولى لكرة القدم+443504/5Algérie Première Ligue de Football Professionnel (fra)Secondary 10CAF / Africa5DMS_0,467_0Algeria
65PHI🇵🇭15,818Philippines Football League+49124014Secondary 10AFC / Asia2DMS_0,467_0Philippines
66COD🇨🇩15,008Linafoot+555608Secondary 10CAF / Africa5DMS_0,467_0Congo DR
67NGA🇳🇬14,791Nigerian Professional Football League+5103112Secondary 10CAF / Africa5DMS_0,467_0Nigeria
68GUI🇬🇳13,850Guinée Championnat National+697410Secondary 10CAF / Africa5DMS_0,467_0Guinea
69ZAM🇿🇲13,320Zambia Super League+468808Secondary 10CAF / Africa5DMS_0,467_0Zambia
70RUS2🇷🇺13,152Футбольная Национальная Лига-14⬇︎73802/40Football National LeagueSecondary 10UEFA / Europe1DMS_0,467_0Russia
71ANG🇦🇴11,762Girabola+58124013Secondary 10CAF / Africa5DMS_0,467_0Angola
72POR2🇵🇹11,740LigaPro-26706/46Secondary 10UEFA / Europe1DMS_0,467_0Portugal
73NZL🇳🇿11,437Premiership+2112202/6Secondary 10OFC / Oceania6DMS_0,467_0New Zealand
74ECU🇪🇨10,904Serie A de Ecuador-17⬇︎56309Secondary 10CONMEBOL / South America3DMS_0,467_0Ecuador
75BOL🇧🇴10,428Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano+2875023Secondary 10CONMEBOL / South America3DMS_0,467_0Bolivia
76VEN🇻🇪9,952Liga de Fútbol Profesional de Venezuela+292502Secondary 10CONMEBOL / South America3DMS_0,467_0Venezuela
77PER🇵🇪9,476Primera División del Perú-17⬇︎102167Secondary 10CONMEBOL / South America3DMS_0,467_0Peru
78TUR2🇹🇷9,000TFF 1.Lig-1311291/224/79Secondary 10UEFA / Europe1DMS_0,467_0Turkey
79E →🌎< 9,000All other Leagues in the worldElementaryDME_0,467_0

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changes of classes

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Global World Football Leagues and Clubs

The ranking is based on two basic data sources: 1) the results of club matches in international club competitions for the last 4 years and 2) the number of players representing leagues in the last FIFA World Cup and the last continental championships completed. In addition, the points obtained are adjusted to a very limited extent by the country’s reputation index (CFRI). The country’s reputation index is primarily based on the results of the national teams.

Explanations of Columns

The table has 18 columns and contains 78 leagues (first or second level) that met the criteria for classifying them as Chamber or AnteChamber classes. The first column contains the number denoting the position held.

Country

The columns provide names of countries carrying out the football / soccer leagues. By “countries” should understand “football countries”, and therefore not only independent states. In some items in the “Clubs Country” column, more than one flag may appear. It means that a specific league also has clubs from other countries.

Country - special status of clubs

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 England/Wales:  Swansea City and Cardiff City play usually in the Premier League or EFL Championship. For the moment of preparing the ranking, both clubs play in the English second division. Welsh league on the day of the ranking is in the last Elementary Class.

🇫🇷🇲🇨 France/Monaco: Monaco does not have a professional league. AS Monaco FC plays in the French football league system.

🇨🇭🇱🇮 Switzerland/Liechtenstein: all clubs in Liechtenstein play in the Swiss football league system. On the day of the ranking, the best club from Liechtenstein, FC Vaduz plays in the 2nd league.

🇺🇸🇨🇦 USA/Canada: Major League Soccer (MLS) is based in the USA, but both the American and Canadian soccer teams play there. Canada has a new professional league, which started in 2019. This league on the day of the ranking is in the last Elementary Class.

🇦🇺🇳🇿 Australia/New Zealand: New Zealand club Wellington Phoenix competes in the Australian A-League.

🇨🇳🇭🇰 China/Hong Kong: R&F (a satellite team of Chinese Guangzhou R&F) plays in the Hong Kong Super League. This league on the day of the ranking (since the 2018/19 season) is in the last Elementary Class.

The last column lists the name of the country or countries from which clubs in the league presently come from.

FIFA NT Rank

In this column you can compare the position of the country (league) with the position of the national team. The number indicates the place held by the country in the the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking at the date of  December 19, 2019.

In the case of second level leagues listed in the KA Rating – this number is the same like for the highest league.

Players FWC

This column shows number of players representing the league who participated in the last FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.

The first number represents the amount of players from a specific league participating in FWC 2018. The second number means the amount of all players from all leagues (divisions) from a certain country attending to the tournament. If it is only one number that means all the players were from the 1st level league.

The players are ordered to the league (club) as at the start of the tournament.

Clubs promoted to upper divisions at the end of the season are considered as “upper division clubs” and conseqently clubs relegated to lower divisions at the end of the season are treated as “lower division clubs”.

Class & Class Star Mark

There are 4 (four) Tiers: World, Continental, Inter-Zone & Domestic. Each of the Tier is divided into Classes. 

The highest Tier has two Classes: World Ultimate & World Top. The others have 3 Classes. Continental Tier is divided to: Upper, Prime & Lower, but Inter-Zone Tier is divided to: Upper, Middle & Lower.

Classes, with the exception of the Classes assigned to the lowest Tier, are marked with asterisks, from 6 to 0.5 asterisk (white star). They are called “the Chamber”.

The 9th (Intermediate) and the 10th class (Secondary) are also called “the AnteChamber”.

The 11th class (Elementary Class) has separate table: the Yard Table.

Learn more on THE-KA LOGS tab or on the Leagues Rating Home Page.

Tiers, Classes & Ranges

the KA the Kick Algorithms

Conf/Fed Continent & Fed Rank

Data in columns present the name of continental Federation/Confederation to which the country belongs, as well as the place held by the mother continental Federation/Confederation in the KA Federation Ranking.

The KA Federation Ranking is supporting ranking for the KA System, where important and necessary coefficients & converters are determined.

League

The column provides names of leagues (divisions).

I-League shares the top spot in the Indian football system with the Indian Super League (ISL) – franchise-based league. The ISL has been granted official recognition by the AFC, meaning there are two collateral top divisions in India since 2017/18. For this reason, the KA system recognizes them as one league.

In the 12th column “League Name (eng / fra / lat trans)” the name of the league is transliterated into the Latin alphabet if the country using an alphabet other than the Latin alphabet. The name is given mainly in English, but also in French or other phonetic record – accordingly and appropriately to the country.

Points (Pts)

Points (the KA League Points) obtained by single league according the KA Algorithms System.

The value reflecting to the application of two types of algorithms: the Attraction & Impact Factors (AIF: FI2/CFRI) and the Continental Competitions Factors (CCF); for both weight is aprox. 50%. Learn more on THE-KA LOGS tab or on the Leagues Rating Home Page.

+/- Place & Up/Down Class

Columns show difference in relation to the position held in the previous season and difference in relation to the class assigned in the previous season. 

The league can change position and the class does not change at the same time. It is also possible to reverse situations, and even those in which the direction of change is different in relation to the position and the class.

Two arrows ⬆︎⬆︎ indicate promotion / degradation by two classes, two arrows and an exclamation mark ⬆︎⬆︎ ! – promotion / degradation by more than two classes and the cirled bullet ⦿ – no change. Teardrop (spoked asterisk) ✻  means the new entry.

Continental Ranking (Cont Rank)

The place held by the country in the KA Continental Competitions Leagues Ranking (on a day of the KA Global Football Leagues Rating) in which it is determined Continental Competitions Factors (CCF).

The CCF are calculated on the basis of the results of clubs in the continental club competitions for the last 4/5 seasons. Competitions taken into account: UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup, AFC Champions League, AFC Cup, CONCACAF Champions League, CONCACAF League, CFU Club Champions’ Cup, Leagues Cup, OFC Champions League, Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.

Differences (sometimes significant) may be observed between the position of the country in the Continental Ranking and the position on the continent measured by the Global Ranking. This is due to the fact that Continental Rankings are based only on the results of matches played in continental club competitions (like some kind of Champions League), while in the Global Ranking other factors are also taken into account.

Because of the KA Continental Rankings deal with countries (league systems) but not to specified divisions, in the case of second level leagues listed in the KA Rating – this number is the same like for the highest league.

The Continental Competitions Leagues Ranking can be found by clicking here.

Players Cont Ch

This column shows number of players representing the league who participated in the last continental national team championships: OFC Nations Cup 2016, UEFA Euro 2016, AFC Asian Cup 2019, CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019, Copa América 2019 and Africa Cup of Nations 2019.

The first number represents the amount of players from a specific league participating in the last all continental championships. The second number means the amount of all players from all leagues (divisions) from a certain country attending to those tournaments. If it is only one number that means all the players were from the 1st level league.

The players are ordered to the league (club) as at the start of the tournaments.

Clubs promoted to upper divisions at the end of the season are considered as “upper division clubs” and conseqently clubs relegated to lower divisions at the end of the season are treated as “lower division clubs”.

Because of Japan & Qatar attending to the AFC Asian Cup 2019, as well as the Copa America 2019 – some of players could be counted twice.

In the case of India, first number deals with I-League, but the second is related to all players from Indian leagues, including ISL.

the KA Rate Code

The KA Rate Code contains three data: class name (abbreviation), the KA League Coefficient and the League Threshold.

Every league in the the KA Global Football Leagues Rating is assigned a league ratio (the KA League Coefficient), alongside the KA League Points. While the KA League Points decide on the place held in the rating list, the KA League Coefficient is determined in relation to the place that the league has on the rating list. The KA League Coefficient is extremely important for determining the KA Club Coefficient (weight 33%).

The League Treshold index determines the number of teams from the single league, which qualify for the KA Football Club Global Rating in accordance with the „national algorithm” (one of two used qualification algorithms).

Learn more on THE-KA LOGS tab or on the Club Rating Home Page.