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July, 2020 - Global Leagues Ranking

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World Club Ranking

Asia

AFC 11 Leagues

North Central America the KA the Kick Algorithms

N&C America

CONCACAF 5 Leagues

CAF Africa the KA the Kick Algorithms

Africa

CAF 10 Leagues

CONMEBOL the KA the Kick Algorithms

South America

CONMEBOL 9 Leagues

Global World Football Leagues Ranking

Europe

UEFA 39 Leagues

Global Leagues Ranking

the Chamber

47 Leagues

Ocenia Football Ranking

Oceania

Oceania/OFC 1 League

World Football Ranking

the AnteChamber

28 Leagues

Season 2020/2021
Leagues Global Rating

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July 15, 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 CodeClubsDivision LevelZone/RegionCountry Cluster
1ENG🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿1 197,918Premier League24105/129153/2461 World Ultimate★★★★★★UEFA / Europe1WRU_1.546_20+England1Europe: British Isles and NordicsUK / overseas territories
2ESP🇪🇸763,796La Liga1880/8171/941 World Ultimate★★★★★★UEFA / Europe1WRU_1.504_20+Spain1Europe: South and BalkansEuropean Romance Languages States (excl. FRA)
3ITA🇮🇹638,262Serie A3135885/941 World Ultimate★★★★★★UEFA / Europe1WRU_1.462_20+Italy1Europe: South and BalkansEuropean Romance Languages States (excl. FRA)
4GER🇩🇪590,629Bundesliga41562/6784/1021 World Ultimate★★★★★★UEFA / Europe1WRU_1.420_18+Germany1Europe West ContinentalDACH Countries
5FRA🇫🇷🇲🇨503,341Ligue 15247/4982/1302 World Top★★★★★UEFA / Europe1WRT_1.378_17+France-Monaco1Europe West ContinentalFrance / overseas territories
6RUS🇷🇺274,831Российская Премьер-Лига7383638/40Russian Premier League3 Upper Continental★★★★UEFA / Europe1CTU_1.336_6+Russia1Euro-Asian UEFAformer Soviet Union Area (excl. Baltics, MDA)
7POR🇵🇹245,535Primeira Liga671838/463 Upper Continental★★★★UEFA / Europe1CTU_1.294_5+Portugal1Europe: South and BalkansEuropean Romance Languages States (excl. FRA)
8BEL🇧🇪212,452First Division A Pro League8116/1734/373 Upper Continental★★★★UEFA / Europe1CTU_1.252_5+Belgium1Europe West ContinentalBenelux / overseas territories / Taalunie
9TUR🇹🇷209,801Süper Lig112921/2273/793 Upper Continental★★★★UEFA / Europe1CTU_1.210_5+Turkey1Euro-Asian UEFANon Arabian Middle East (excl. other clusters)
10NED🇳🇱195,870Eredivisie9141526/353 Upper Continental★★★★UEFA / Europe1CTU_1.168_4+Netherlands1Europe West ContinentalBenelux / overseas territories / Taalunie
11MEX🇲🇽181,911Liga MX11122/2346/483 Upper Continental★★★★CONCACAF / North Central America4CTU_1.126_4+Mexico1America: NorthLatin America
12BRA🇧🇷150,001Campeonato Brasileiro Série A⬆︎139143 Upper Continental★★★★CONMEBOL / South America2CTU_1.084_4+Brazil1America: SouthLatin America
13SCO🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿147,965Scottish Premiership+213507204 Prime Continental★★★UEFA / Europe1CTP_1.042_3+Scotland1Europe: British Isles and NordicsUK / overseas territories
14ARG🇦🇷141,386Liga Profesional de Fútbol / SAF29916/174 Prime Continental★★★CONMEBOL / South America2CTP_1.000_4+Argentina1America: SouthLatin America
15AUT🇦🇹139,978Fußball-Bundesliga+11026274 Prime Continental★★★UEFA / Europe1CTP_0.959_3+Austria1Europe: Central and EastDACH Countries
16USA🇺🇸🇨🇦138,969Major League Soccer+12221982/1104 Prime Continental★★★CONCACAF / North Central America4CTP_0.918_4+United States-Canada1America: NorthUSA / overseas territories
17UKR🇺🇦138,058Українська Прем’єр-Лі́га-41224321Ukrainian Premier League4 Prime Continental★★★UEFA / Europe1CTP_0.877_3+Ukraine1Europe: Central and Eastformer Soviet Union Area (excl. Baltics, MDA)
18DEN🇩🇰130,500Superligaen15167/8124 Prime Continental★★★UEFA / Europe1CTP_0.836_3+Denmark1Europe: British Isles and NordicsScandinavia / overseas territories
19SUI🇨🇭125,634Super League⬆︎1812420/234 Prime Continental★★★UEFA / Europe1CTP_0.795_3+Switzerland1Europe West ContinentalDACH Countries
20CRO🇭🇷120,261Prva Liga2063125 Lower Continental★★UEFA / Europe1CTL_0.754_2+Croatia1Europe: South and BalkansSlavic Countries (excl. former Soviet Union)
21ENG🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿114,720EFL Championship+22423/12960/2465 Lower Continental★★UEFA / Europe1CTL_0.713_7+England-Wales2Europe: British Isles and NordicsUK / overseas territories
22GRE🇬🇷113,719Ελληνική Σούπερ Λίγκα1754516/19Greek Super League5 Lower Continental★★UEFA / Europe1CTL_0.672_2+Greece1Europe: South and BalkansGreek Language Countries
23SWE🇸🇪112,973Allsvenskan-22117315/225 Lower Continental★★UEFA / Europe1CTL_0.631_2+Sweden1Europe: British Isles and NordicsScandinavia / overseas territories
24CZE🇨🇿101,4261. Česká Fotbalová Liga1945016/175 Lower Continental★★UEFA / Europe1CTL_0.590_2+Czech Republic1Europe: Central and EastSlavic Countries (excl. former Soviet Union)
25CYP🇨🇾100,104Παγκύπριο Πρωτάθλημα Α΄ Κατηγορίας+1⬆︎149505Cypriot Championship A Class5 Lower Continental★★UEFA / Europe1CTL_0.549_2+Cyprus1Euro-Asian UEFAGreek Language Countries
26SRB🇷🇸98,998Суперлига Србије-1⬆︎162933Serbian SuperLiga5 Lower Continental★★UEFA / Europe1CTL_0.508_2+Serbia1Europe: South and BalkansSlavic Countries (excl. former Soviet Union)
27KSA🇸🇦92,899دوري المحترفين السعودي1673046/55Saudi Professional League6 Upper Inter-Zone★☆AFC / Asia3IZU_0.467_2Saudi Arabia1Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)Arab World
28POL🇵🇱85,294Ekstraklasa3119415/166 Upper Inter-Zone★☆UEFA / Europe1IZU_0.467_2Poland1Europe: Central and EastSlavic Countries (excl. former Soviet Union)
29CHN🇨🇳85,286中国足球协会超级联赛376833/34Chinese Football Association Super League6 Upper Inter-Zone★☆AFC / Asia3IZU_0.467_2China1Asia-PacificChinese Area
30COL🇨🇴82,534Categoría Primera A310666 Upper Inter-Zone★☆CONMEBOL / South America2IZU_0.467_2Colombia1America: SouthLatin America
31ISR🇮🇱80,282ליגת העל+2229324/5Super League7 Middle Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZM_0.467_1Israel1Euro-Asian UEFANon Arabian Middle East (excl. other clusters)
32JPN🇯🇵78,833J1リーグ2281530/36J1 League7 Middle Inter-ZoneAFC / Asia3IZM_0.467_1Japan1Asia-PacificFar East and Himalayas (excl. Cmlth / other clusters)
33NOR🇳🇴78,435Eliteserien-2⬇︎264414/77 Middle Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZM_0.467_1Norway1Europe: British Isles and NordicsScandinavia / overseas territories
34BUL🇧🇬78,056Първа Лига235925First Professional Football League7 Middle Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZM_0.467_1Bulgaria1Europe: South and BalkansSlavic Countries (excl. former Soviet Union)
35ROU🇷🇴71,927Liga I+127371147 Middle Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZM_0.467_1Romania1Europe: Central and EastEuropean Romance Languages States (excl. FRA)
36QAT🇶🇦71,423دوري نجوم قطر-1755271/78Qatar Stars League7 Middle Inter-ZoneAFC / Asia3IZM_0.467_1Qatar1Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)Arab World
37PAR🇵🇾69,464División de Honor+14411107 Middle Inter-ZoneCONMEBOL / South America2IZM_0.467_1Paraguay1America: SouthLatin America
38GER🇩🇪68,7352. Bundesliga-14155/6713/1027 Middle Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZM_0.467_0+Germany2Europe West ContinentalDACH Countries
39FRA🇫🇷67,842Ligue 2⬇︎522/4928/1308 Lower Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZL_0.467_0+France2Europe West ContinentalFrance / overseas territories
40ESP🇪🇸66,750LaLiga2+1181/8115/948 Lower Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZL_0.467_1+Spain2Europe: South and BalkansEuropean Romance Languages States (excl. FRA)
41HUN🇭🇺66,453Nemzeti Bajnokság+13252012/138 Lower Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZL_0.467_1Hungary1Europe: Central and EastFinno-Ugric / Baltic Countries
42SVK🇸🇰64,986Superliga-22932178 Lower Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZL_0.467_1Slovakia1Europe: Central and EastSlavic Countries (excl. former Soviet Union)
43AZE🇦🇿63,154Premyer Liqası25114028 Lower Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZL_0.467_1Azerbaijan1Euro-Asian UEFAformer Soviet Union Area (excl. Baltics, MDA)
44ITA🇮🇹62,610Serie B+13130/586/948 Lower Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZL_0.467_0+Italy2Europe: South and BalkansEuropean Romance Languages States (excl. FRA)
45KAZ🇰🇿61,379Қазақстан Премьер Лигасы-12411802Qazaqstan Premier Ligasy (kaz – lat char)8 Lower Inter-ZoneUEFA / Europe1IZL_0.467_1Kazakhstan1Euro-Asian UEFAformer Soviet Union Area (excl. Baltics, MDA)
46KOR🇰🇷52,858K리그-클래식44011/137/10K-League Classic8 Lower Inter-ZoneAFC / Asia3IZL_0.467_1Korea Republic1Asia-PacificKorean Area
47IRN🇮🇷52,111یگ برتر خلیج فارس533914Gulf Premier League8 Lower Inter-ZoneAFC / Asia3IZL_0.467_1Iran1Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)Non Arabian Middle East (excl. other clusters)
48CRC🇨🇷51,000Liga FPD346714/16Intermediate 9<>CONCACAF / North Central America4DMI_0,467_0Costa Rica1America: Central and CaribbeanLatin America
49HON🇭🇳44,285Liga Nacional+10⬆︎46218Intermediate 9<>CONCACAF / North Central America4DMI_0,467_0Honduras1America: Central and CaribbeanLatin America
50TUN🇹🇳37,042الرابطة المحترفة الأولى لكرة القدم+2227614/15Première Ligue de Football Professionnel (fra)Intermediate 9<>CAF / Africa5DMI_0,467_0Tunisia1Africa: NorthArab World
51EGY🇪🇬36,078الدوري المصري الممتاز+23511026Egyptian Premier LeagueIntermediate 9<>CAF / Africa5DMI_0,467_0Egypt1Africa: NorthArab World
52UAE🇦🇪34,538دوري الخليج العربي-21071227/28Arabian Gulf LeagueIntermediate 9<>AFC / Asia3DMI_0,467_0UAE1Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)Arab World
53BLR🇧🇾32,704Вышэйшая Ліга-2288700Top LeagueIntermediate 9<>UEFA / Europe1DMI_0,467_0Belarus1Europe: Central and Eastformer Soviet Union Area (excl. Baltics, MDA)
54SVN🇸🇮31,076PrvaLiga306401/2Intermediate 9<>UEFA / Europe1DMI_0,467_0Slovenia1Europe: South and BalkansSlavic Countries (excl. former Soviet Union)
55URU🇺🇾30,450Campeonato Uruguayo+16522Secondary 10CONMEBOL / South America2DMI_0,467_0Uruguay1America: SouthLatin America
56CHI🇨🇱28,173Primera División de Chile+1717210/12Secondary 10CONMEBOL / South America2DMS_0,467_0Chile1America: SouthLatin America
57AUS🇦🇺 🇳🇿25,513A-League+12042314/18Secondary 10AFC / Asia3DMS_0,467_0New Zealand-Australia1Asia-Pacificthe Commonwealth (excl. UK / Africa)
58PAN🇵🇦24,177Liga Panameña de Fútbol-9⬇︎58138Secondary 10CONCACAF / North Central America4DMS_0,467_0Panama1America: Central and CaribbeanLatin America
59IRQ🇮🇶20,002دوري الممتاز العراقي+1670015Iraqi Premier LeagueSecondary 10AFC / Asia3DMS_0,467_0Iraq1Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)Arab World
60JOR🇯🇴18,979دوري الأردني للمحترفين+1997021Jordanian Professional LeagueSecondary 10AFC / Asia3DMS_0,467_0Jordan1Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)Arab World
61RSA🇿🇦18,947Premier Soccer League+1671143/48Secondary 10CAF / Africa5DMS_0,467_0South Africa1Africa Sub-SaharanAnglophone Africa
62MAR🇲🇦18,574Botola Pro 1 / البطولة-7⬇︎14326Botola ( mar-arab-lat char) / Championnat National Marocain (fra)Secondary 10CAF / Africa5DMS_0,467_0Morocco1Africa: NorthArab World
63ALG🇩🇿16,116الرابطة الجزائرية المحترفة الأولى لكرة القدم+143504/5Algérie Première Ligue de Football Professionnel (fra)Secondary 10CAF / Africa5DMS_0,467_0Algeria1Africa: NorthArab World
64PHI🇵🇭15,593Philippines Football League+18124014Secondary 10AFC / Asia3DMS_0,467_0Philippines1Asia-PacificFar East and Himalayas (excl. Cmlth / other clusters)
65COD🇨🇩15,195Linafoot+155608Secondary 10CAF / Africa5DMS_0,467_0Congo DR1Africa Sub-SaharanFrancophone Africa
66NGA🇳🇬14,987Nigerian Professional Football League+1103112Secondary 10CAF / Africa5DMS_0,467_0Nigeria1Africa Sub-SaharanAnglophone Africa
67GUI🇬🇳14,237Guinée Championnat National+197410Secondary 10CAF / Africa5DMS_0,467_0Guinea1Africa Sub-SaharanFrancophone Africa
68RUS🇷🇺13,263Футбольная Национальная Лига+27380/362/40Football National LeagueSecondary 10UEFA / Europe1DMS_0,467_0Russia2Euro-Asian UEFAformer Soviet Union Area (excl. Baltics, MDA)
69ZAM🇿🇲13,066Zambia Super League88808Secondary 10CAF / Africa5DMS_0,467_0Zambia1Africa Sub-SaharanAnglophone Africa
70ANG🇦🇴12,150Girabola+17124013Secondary 10CAF / Africa5DMS_0,467_0Angola1Africa Sub-SaharanLusophone Africa / Asia (excl. MAC)
71POR🇵🇹12,134LigaPro+1670/186/46Secondary 10UEFA / Europe1DMS_0,467_0Portugal2Europe: South and BalkansEuropean Romance Languages States (excl. FRA)
72NZL🇳🇿11,539Premiership+1112202/6Secondary 10OFC / Oceania6DMS_0,467_0New Zealand1Asia-Pacificthe Commonwealth (excl. UK / Africa)
73ECU🇪🇨10,865Serie A de Ecuador+156309Secondary 10CONMEBOL / South America2DMS_0,467_0Ecuador1America: SouthLatin America
74BOL🇧🇴10,433Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano+1875023Secondary 10CONMEBOL / South America2DMS_0,467_0Bolivia1America: SouthLatin America
75PER🇵🇪10,000Primera División del Perú+2102167Secondary 10CONMEBOL / South America2DMS_0,467_0Peru1America: SouthLatin America
74E →🌎< 10,000All other Leagues in the WorldElementaryDME_0,467_0

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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 21 columns and contains 75 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  June 11, 2020.

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 Leagues Tiers Classes

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.

Continental Football (Soccer) Organizations

Continental, Leagues & Club Zones

(a) also clubs from leagues zone the Euro-Asian UEFA
(b) the Euro-Asian UEFA is subdivided into Asian UEFA Club Area constisting of two directly assigned club zones, and European part where clubs belong to the Eastern Europe & the Baltics, as well as to the Central / East Mediterranean Zone.
(c) continental & leagues zone
(d) actual club zone “Caribbean and the Guianas” belonging to CONCACAF
(e) leagues & club zone
(f) two continental zones
(g) OFC Area is not recognized as a parent zone of any leagues zones or club zones; it is regarded as part of a club zone and itself as continental zone
Football Soccer World Map
the KA Leagues Zones

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.

Zone/Region

Each territory of continental federation/confederation is divided for leagues zones. Each league zone consists of several club zones (see the KA Club Global Rating).

The zones have been designated according to the regional structure of some Confederations (AFC, CAF, CONCACAF) or on the basis of criteria related to geographical and political factors, including in the context of football conditions (CONMEBOL, OFC, UEFA).

Special separate rules are applied as follows:

  • OFC territory is not divided into zones; all OFC leagues belong to zone of the “Asia-Pacific”, and all of OFC clubs are in the “Australia & Oceania” zone; the “Australia & Oceania” comprises also clubs from AFC countries: Guam and Northern Mariana Islands, as well as two Indonesian provinces: West Papua and Papua;
  • CONMEBOL territory belongs to one leagues zone of the “South America”; the “South America” collects also the Guianas leagues, which are members of CONCACAF; clubs from the Guianas belong to the “CONCACAF Caribbean and the Guianas”; CONMEBOL club area is dived into two zones: North CONMEBOL/ Amazonia Zone  and CONMEBOL Southern Cone Countries; this division relates it to entire countries and not to geographic regions; therefore the clubs from the southern Brazilian states are allocated to CONMEBOL North;
  • Euro-Asian UEFA leagues zone comprises UEFA members Asian countries as well as trans-continental states: Russia, Kazachstan and Turkey; clubs from Russia in majority are assigned to “UEFA Eastern Europe and the Baltics” zone, but only those located in Asia or in six Russian republics of the North Caucasus belong to the “UEFA Central / North Asia and Caucasia”; clubs from East Thrace belong to “UEFA Central / East Mediterranean” zone, but other Turkish clubs are assigned to the “UEFA Asian Middle East”; Kazakh clubs, those from European part (if any), are allocated to “UEFA Eastern Europe & the Baltics” zone; 
  • North Africa leagues zone and North America leagues zone have at either one clubs zone, respectively: the CAF North Africa and the CONCACAF North America;
  • Other clubs are assigned to the zones according to their geographical location (e.g.Corsica is in the UEFA Central / East Mediterranean), unless it causes “moving” them to league zone unambiguously belonging to other continental confederation; then, in such cases clubs have to be assigned to the same club zones as most clubs from the specific country (e.g. if Egyptian clubs from Asian Sinai had been rated they would have been assigned to “CAF North Africa” zone, but not to the “AFC West Asian”).

Division Level

General rule of the ranking implies to show the highest divisions. However some of lower divisions have better strength, attractiveness and renown then many of the first level leagues. Therefore the KA System provides also positioning of lower level leagues and in the ranking one can find some of the second level divisions. In the Yard Table (lower rated table) also can be find the third level leagues or even lower level divisions.