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July 15, 2020
|Pos.||League Country||Clubs Country||Pts||League||+/- Place||up/down Class||Cont Rank||FIFA NT Rank||Players FWC||Players Cont Ch||League Name (eng/fra/lat trans)||Class||Class Star Mark||Conf/Fed Continent||Fed Rank||the KA Rate Code||Clubs||Division Level||Zone/Region||Country Cluster|
|1||ENG||🏴||1 197,918||Premier League||≡||≡||2||4||105/129||153/246||–||1 World Ultimate||★★★★★★||UEFA / Europe||1||WRU_1.546_20+||England||1||Europe: British Isles and Nordics||UK / overseas territories|
|2||ESP||🇪🇸||763,796||La Liga||≡||≡||1||8||80/81||71/94||–||1 World Ultimate||★★★★★★||UEFA / Europe||1||WRU_1.504_20+||Spain||1||Europe: South and Balkans||European Romance Languages States (excl. FRA)|
|3||ITA||🇮🇹||638,262||Serie A||≡||≡||3||13||58||85/94||–||1 World Ultimate||★★★★★★||UEFA / Europe||1||WRU_1.462_20+||Italy||1||Europe: South and Balkans||European Romance Languages States (excl. FRA)|
|4||GER||🇩🇪||590,629||Bundesliga||≡||≡||4||15||62/67||84/102||–||1 World Ultimate||★★★★★★||UEFA / Europe||1||WRU_1.420_18+||Germany||1||Europe West Continental||DACH Countries|
|5||FRA||🇫🇷🇲🇨||503,341||Ligue 1||≡||≡||5||2||47/49||82/130||–||2 World Top||★★★★★||UEFA / Europe||1||WRT_1.378_17+||France-Monaco||1||Europe West Continental||France / overseas territories|
|6||RUS||🇷🇺||274,831||Российская Премьер-Лига||≡||≡||7||38||36||38/40||Russian Premier League||3 Upper Continental||★★★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTU_1.336_6+||Russia||1||Euro-Asian UEFA||former Soviet Union Area (excl. Baltics, MDA)|
|7||POR||🇵🇹||245,535||Primeira Liga||≡||≡||6||7||18||38/46||–||3 Upper Continental||★★★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTU_1.294_5+||Portugal||1||Europe: South and Balkans||European Romance Languages States (excl. FRA)|
|8||BEL||🇧🇪||212,452||First Division A Pro League||≡||≡||8||1||16/17||34/37||–||3 Upper Continental||★★★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTU_1.252_5+||Belgium||1||Europe West Continental||Benelux / overseas territories / Taalunie|
|9||TUR||🇹🇷||209,801||Süper Lig||≡||≡||11||29||21/22||73/79||–||3 Upper Continental||★★★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTU_1.210_5+||Turkey||1||Euro-Asian UEFA||Non Arabian Middle East (excl. other clusters)|
|10||NED||🇳🇱||195,870||Eredivisie||≡||≡||9||14||15||26/35||–||3 Upper Continental||★★★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTU_1.168_4+||Netherlands||1||Europe West Continental||Benelux / overseas territories / Taalunie|
|11||MEX||🇲🇽||181,911||Liga MX||≡||≡||1||11||22/23||46/48||–||3 Upper Continental||★★★★||CONCACAF / North Central America||4||CTU_1.126_4+||Mexico||1||America: North||Latin America|
|12||BRA||🇧🇷||150,001||Campeonato Brasileiro Série A||≡||⬆︎||1||3||9||14||–||3 Upper Continental||★★★★||CONMEBOL / South America||2||CTU_1.084_4+||Brazil||1||America: South||Latin America|
|13||SCO||🏴||147,965||Scottish Premiership||+2||≡||13||50||7||20||–||4 Prime Continental||★★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTP_1.042_3+||Scotland||1||Europe: British Isles and Nordics||UK / overseas territories|
|14||ARG||🇦🇷||141,386||Liga Profesional de Fútbol / SAF||≡||≡||2||9||9||16/17||–||4 Prime Continental||★★★||CONMEBOL / South America||2||CTP_1.000_4+||Argentina||1||America: South||Latin America|
|15||AUT||🇦🇹||139,978||Fußball-Bundesliga||+1||≡||10||26||2||7||–||4 Prime Continental||★★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTP_0.959_3+||Austria||1||Europe: Central and East||DACH Countries|
|16||USA||🇺🇸🇨🇦||138,969||Major League Soccer||+1||≡||2||22||19||82/110||–||4 Prime Continental||★★★||CONCACAF / North Central America||4||CTP_0.918_4+||United States-Canada||1||America: North||USA / overseas territories|
|17||UKR||🇺🇦||138,058||Українська Прем’єр-Лі́га||-4||≡||12||24||3||21||Ukrainian Premier League||4 Prime Continental||★★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTP_0.877_3+||Ukraine||1||Europe: Central and East||former Soviet Union Area (excl. Baltics, MDA)|
|18||DEN||🇩🇰||130,500||Superligaen||≡||≡||15||16||7/8||12||–||4 Prime Continental||★★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTP_0.836_3+||Denmark||1||Europe: British Isles and Nordics||Scandinavia / overseas territories|
|19||SUI||🇨🇭||125,634||Super League||≡||⬆︎||18||12||4||20/23||–||4 Prime Continental||★★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTP_0.795_3+||Switzerland||1||Europe West Continental||DACH Countries|
|20||CRO||🇭🇷||120,261||Prva Liga||≡||≡||20||6||3||12||–||5 Lower Continental||★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTL_0.754_2+||Croatia||1||Europe: South and Balkans||Slavic Countries (excl. former Soviet Union)|
|21||ENG||🏴🏴||114,720||EFL Championship||+2||≡||2||4||23/129||60/246||–||5 Lower Continental||★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTL_0.713_7+||England-Wales||2||Europe: British Isles and Nordics||UK / overseas territories|
|22||GRE||🇬🇷||113,719||Ελληνική Σούπερ Λίγκα||≡||≡||17||54||5||16/19||Greek Super League||5 Lower Continental||★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTL_0.672_2+||Greece||1||Europe: South and Balkans||Greek Language Countries|
|23||SWE||🇸🇪||112,973||Allsvenskan||-2||≡||21||17||3||15/22||–||5 Lower Continental||★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTL_0.631_2+||Sweden||1||Europe: British Isles and Nordics||Scandinavia / overseas territories|
|24||CZE||🇨🇿||101,426||1. Česká Fotbalová Liga||≡||≡||19||45||0||16/17||–||5 Lower Continental||★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTL_0.590_2+||Czech Republic||1||Europe: Central and East||Slavic Countries (excl. former Soviet Union)|
|25||CYP||🇨🇾||100,104||Παγκύπριο Πρωτάθλημα Α΄ Κατηγορίας||+1||⬆︎||14||95||0||5||Cypriot Championship A Class||5 Lower Continental||★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTL_0.549_2+||Cyprus||1||Euro-Asian UEFA||Greek Language Countries|
|26||SRB||🇷🇸||98,998||Суперлига Србије||-1||⬆︎||16||29||3||3||Serbian SuperLiga||5 Lower Continental||★★||UEFA / Europe||1||CTL_0.508_2+||Serbia||1||Europe: South and Balkans||Slavic Countries (excl. former Soviet Union)|
|27||KSA||🇸🇦||92,899||دوري المحترفين السعودي||≡||≡||1||67||30||46/55||Saudi Professional League||6 Upper Inter-Zone||★☆||AFC / Asia||3||IZU_0.467_2||Saudi Arabia||1||Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)||Arab World|
|28||POL||🇵🇱||85,294||Ekstraklasa||≡||≡||31||19||4||15/16||–||6 Upper Inter-Zone||★☆||UEFA / Europe||1||IZU_0.467_2||Poland||1||Europe: Central and East||Slavic Countries (excl. former Soviet Union)|
|29||CHN||🇨🇳||85,286||中国足球协会超级联赛||≡||≡||3||76||8||33/34||Chinese Football Association Super League||6 Upper Inter-Zone||★☆||AFC / Asia||3||IZU_0.467_2||China||1||Asia-Pacific||Chinese Area|
|30||COL||🇨🇴||82,534||Categoría Primera A||≡||≡||3||10||6||6||–||6 Upper Inter-Zone||★☆||CONMEBOL / South America||2||IZU_0.467_2||Colombia||1||America: South||Latin America|
|31||ISR||🇮🇱||80,282||ליגת העל||+2||≡||22||93||2||4/5||Super League||7 Middle Inter-Zone||★||UEFA / Europe||1||IZM_0.467_1||Israel||1||Euro-Asian UEFA||Non Arabian Middle East (excl. other clusters)|
|32||JPN||🇯🇵||78,833||J1リーグ||≡||≡||2||28||15||30/36||J1 League||7 Middle Inter-Zone||★||AFC / Asia||3||IZM_0.467_1||Japan||1||Asia-Pacific||Far East and Himalayas (excl. Cmlth / other clusters)|
|33||NOR||🇳🇴||78,435||Eliteserien||-2||⬇︎||26||44||1||4/7||–||7 Middle Inter-Zone||★||UEFA / Europe||1||IZM_0.467_1||Norway||1||Europe: British Isles and Nordics||Scandinavia / overseas territories|
|34||BUL||🇧🇬||78,056||Първа Лига||≡||≡||23||59||2||5||First Professional Football League||7 Middle Inter-Zone||★||UEFA / Europe||1||IZM_0.467_1||Bulgaria||1||Europe: South and Balkans||Slavic Countries (excl. former Soviet Union)|
|35||ROU||🇷🇴||71,927||Liga I||+1||≡||27||37||1||14||–||7 Middle Inter-Zone||★||UEFA / Europe||1||IZM_0.467_1||Romania||1||Europe: Central and East||European Romance Languages States (excl. FRA)|
|36||QAT||🇶🇦||71,423||دوري نجوم قطر||-1||≡||7||55||2||71/78||Qatar Stars League||7 Middle Inter-Zone||★||AFC / Asia||3||IZM_0.467_1||Qatar||1||Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)||Arab World|
|37||PAR||🇵🇾||69,464||División de Honor||+1||≡||4||41||1||10||–||7 Middle Inter-Zone||★||CONMEBOL / South America||2||IZM_0.467_1||Paraguay||1||America: South||Latin America|
|38||GER||🇩🇪||68,735||2. Bundesliga||-1||≡||4||15||5/67||13/102||–||7 Middle Inter-Zone||★||UEFA / Europe||1||IZM_0.467_0+||Germany||2||Europe West Continental||DACH Countries|
|39||FRA||🇫🇷||67,842||Ligue 2||≡||⬇︎||5||2||2/49||28/130||–||8 Lower Inter-Zone||☆||UEFA / Europe||1||IZL_0.467_0+||France||2||Europe West Continental||France / overseas territories|
|40||ESP||🇪🇸||66,750||LaLiga2||+1||≡||1||8||1/81||15/94||–||8 Lower Inter-Zone||☆||UEFA / Europe||1||IZL_0.467_1+||Spain||2||Europe: South and Balkans||European Romance Languages States (excl. FRA)|
|41||HUN||🇭🇺||66,453||Nemzeti Bajnokság||+1||≡||32||52||0||12/13||–||8 Lower Inter-Zone||☆||UEFA / Europe||1||IZL_0.467_1||Hungary||1||Europe: Central and East||Finno-Ugric / Baltic Countries|
|42||SVK||🇸🇰||64,986||Superliga||-2||≡||29||32||1||7||–||8 Lower Inter-Zone||☆||UEFA / Europe||1||IZL_0.467_1||Slovakia||1||Europe: Central and East||Slavic Countries (excl. former Soviet Union)|
|43||AZE||🇦🇿||63,154||Premyer Liqası||≡||≡||25||114||0||2||–||8 Lower Inter-Zone||☆||UEFA / Europe||1||IZL_0.467_1||Azerbaijan||1||Euro-Asian UEFA||former Soviet Union Area (excl. Baltics, MDA)|
|44||ITA||🇮🇹||62,610||Serie B||+1||≡||3||13||0/58||6/94||–||8 Lower Inter-Zone||☆||UEFA / Europe||1||IZL_0.467_0+||Italy||2||Europe: South and Balkans||European Romance Languages States (excl. FRA)|
|45||KAZ||🇰🇿||61,379||Қазақстан Премьер Лигасы||-1||≡||24||118||0||2||Qazaqstan Premier Ligasy (kaz – lat char)||8 Lower Inter-Zone||☆||UEFA / Europe||1||IZL_0.467_1||Kazakhstan||1||Euro-Asian UEFA||former Soviet Union Area (excl. Baltics, MDA)|
|46||KOR||🇰🇷||52,858||K리그-클래식||≡||≡||4||40||11/13||7/10||K-League Classic||8 Lower Inter-Zone||☆||AFC / Asia||3||IZL_0.467_1||Korea Republic||1||Asia-Pacific||Korean Area|
|47||IRN||🇮🇷||52,111||یگ برتر خلیج فارس||≡||≡||5||33||9||14||Gulf Premier League||8 Lower Inter-Zone||☆||AFC / Asia||3||IZL_0.467_1||Iran||1||Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)||Non Arabian Middle East (excl. other clusters)|
|48||CRC||🇨🇷||51,000||Liga FPD||≡||≡||3||46||7||14/16||–||Intermediate 9||<>||CONCACAF / North Central America||4||DMI_0,467_0||Costa Rica||1||America: Central and Caribbean||Latin America|
|49||HON||🇭🇳||44,285||Liga Nacional||+10||⬆︎||4||62||1||8||–||Intermediate 9||<>||CONCACAF / North Central America||4||DMI_0,467_0||Honduras||1||America: Central and Caribbean||Latin America|
|50||TUN||🇹🇳||37,042||الرابطة المحترفة الأولى لكرة القدم||+2||≡||2||27||6||14/15||Première Ligue de Football Professionnel (fra)||Intermediate 9||<>||CAF / Africa||5||DMI_0,467_0||Tunisia||1||Africa: North||Arab World|
|51||EGY||🇪🇬||36,078||الدوري المصري الممتاز||+2||≡||3||51||10||26||Egyptian Premier League||Intermediate 9||<>||CAF / Africa||5||DMI_0,467_0||Egypt||1||Africa: North||Arab World|
|52||UAE||🇦🇪||34,538||دوري الخليج العربي||-2||≡||10||71||2||27/28||Arabian Gulf League||Intermediate 9||<>||AFC / Asia||3||DMI_0,467_0||UAE||1||Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)||Arab World|
|53||BLR||🇧🇾||32,704||Вышэйшая Ліга||-2||≡||28||87||0||0||Top League||Intermediate 9||<>||UEFA / Europe||1||DMI_0,467_0||Belarus||1||Europe: Central and East||former Soviet Union Area (excl. Baltics, MDA)|
|54||SVN||🇸🇮||31,076||PrvaLiga||≡||≡||30||64||0||1/2||–||Intermediate 9||<>||UEFA / Europe||1||DMI_0,467_0||Slovenia||1||Europe: South and Balkans||Slavic Countries (excl. former Soviet Union)|
|55||URU||🇺🇾||30,450||Campeonato Uruguayo||+1||≡||6||5||2||2||–||Secondary 10||⌘||CONMEBOL / South America||2||DMI_0,467_0||Uruguay||1||America: South||Latin America|
|56||CHI||🇨🇱||28,173||Primera División de Chile||+1||≡||7||17||2||10/12||–||Secondary 10||⌘||CONMEBOL / South America||2||DMS_0,467_0||Chile||1||America: South||Latin America|
|57||AUS||🇦🇺 🇳🇿||25,513||A-League||+1||≡||20||42||3||14/18||–||Secondary 10||⌘||AFC / Asia||3||DMS_0,467_0||New Zealand-Australia||1||Asia-Pacific||the Commonwealth (excl. UK / Africa)|
|58||PAN||🇵🇦||24,177||Liga Panameña de Fútbol||-9||⬇︎||5||81||3||8||–||Secondary 10||⌘||CONCACAF / North Central America||4||DMS_0,467_0||Panama||1||America: Central and Caribbean||Latin America|
|59||IRQ||🇮🇶||20,002||دوري الممتاز العراقي||+1||≡||6||70||0||15||Iraqi Premier League||Secondary 10||⌘||AFC / Asia||3||DMS_0,467_0||Iraq||1||Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)||Arab World|
|60||JOR||🇯🇴||18,979||دوري الأردني للمحترفين||+1||≡||9||97||0||21||Jordanian Professional League||Secondary 10||⌘||AFC / Asia||3||DMS_0,467_0||Jordan||1||Asian Greater Middle East (AFC)||Arab World|
|61||RSA||🇿🇦||18,947||Premier Soccer League||+1||≡||6||71||1||43/48||–||Secondary 10||⌘||CAF / Africa||5||DMS_0,467_0||South Africa||1||Africa Sub-Saharan||Anglophone Africa|
|62||MAR||🇲🇦||18,574||Botola Pro 1 / البطولة||-7||⬇︎||1||43||2||6||Botola ( mar-arab-lat char) / Championnat National Marocain (fra)||Secondary 10||⌘||CAF / Africa||5||DMS_0,467_0||Morocco||1||Africa: North||Arab World|
|63||ALG||🇩🇿||16,116||الرابطة الجزائرية المحترفة الأولى لكرة القدم||+1||≡||4||35||0||4/5||Algérie Première Ligue de Football Professionnel (fra)||Secondary 10||⌘||CAF / Africa||5||DMS_0,467_0||Algeria||1||Africa: North||Arab World|
|64||PHI||🇵🇭||15,593||Philippines Football League||+1||≡||8||124||0||14||–||Secondary 10||⌘||AFC / Asia||3||DMS_0,467_0||Philippines||1||Asia-Pacific||Far East and Himalayas (excl. Cmlth / other clusters)|
|65||COD||🇨🇩||15,195||Linafoot||+1||≡||5||56||0||8||–||Secondary 10||⌘||CAF / Africa||5||DMS_0,467_0||Congo DR||1||Africa Sub-Saharan||Francophone Africa|
|66||NGA||🇳🇬||14,987||Nigerian Professional Football League||+1||≡||10||31||1||2||–||Secondary 10||⌘||CAF / Africa||5||DMS_0,467_0||Nigeria||1||Africa Sub-Saharan||Anglophone Africa|
|67||GUI||🇬🇳||14,237||Guinée Championnat National||+1||≡||9||74||1||0||–||Secondary 10||⌘||CAF / Africa||5||DMS_0,467_0||Guinea||1||Africa Sub-Saharan||Francophone Africa|
|68||RUS||🇷🇺||13,263||Футбольная Национальная Лига||+2||≡||7||38||0/36||2/40||Football National League||Secondary 10||⌘||UEFA / Europe||1||DMS_0,467_0||Russia||2||Euro-Asian UEFA||former Soviet Union Area (excl. Baltics, MDA)|
|69||ZAM||🇿🇲||13,066||Zambia Super League||≡||≡||8||88||0||8||–||Secondary 10||⌘||CAF / Africa||5||DMS_0,467_0||Zambia||1||Africa Sub-Saharan||Anglophone Africa|
|70||ANG||🇦🇴||12,150||Girabola||+1||≡||7||124||0||13||–||Secondary 10||⌘||CAF / Africa||5||DMS_0,467_0||Angola||1||Africa Sub-Saharan||Lusophone Africa / Asia (excl. MAC)|
|71||POR||🇵🇹||12,134||LigaPro||+1||≡||6||7||0/18||6/46||–||Secondary 10||⌘||UEFA / Europe||1||DMS_0,467_0||Portugal||2||Europe: South and Balkans||European Romance Languages States (excl. FRA)|
|72||NZL||🇳🇿||11,539||Premiership||+1||≡||1||122||0||2/6||–||Secondary 10||⌘||OFC / Oceania||6||DMS_0,467_0||New Zealand||1||Asia-Pacific||the Commonwealth (excl. UK / Africa)|
|73||ECU||🇪🇨||10,865||Serie A de Ecuador||+1||≡||5||63||0||9||–||Secondary 10||⌘||CONMEBOL / South America||2||DMS_0,467_0||Ecuador||1||America: South||Latin America|
|74||BOL||🇧🇴||10,433||Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano||+1||≡||8||75||0||23||–||Secondary 10||⌘||CONMEBOL / South America||2||DMS_0,467_0||Bolivia||1||America: South||Latin America|
|75||PER||🇵🇪||10,000||Primera División del Perú||+2||≡||10||21||6||7||–||Secondary 10||⌘||CONMEBOL / South America||2||DMS_0,467_0||Peru||1||America: South||Latin America|
|76||E →||🌎||< 10,000||All other Leagues in the World||Elementary||❖||DME_0,467_0|
Classes - No Change
Positions - No Change
New entries to the Chamber/AnteChamber
Relegated to Elementary Class
Maintained Position in the Chamber/AnteChamber
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.
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.
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.
Tiers, Classes & Ranges
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, Leagues & Club Zones
- South Europe (or Europe: South & Balkans)
- Iberian Zone
- Central / East Mediterranean Zone (a)
- South Slavic / Balkan Zone
- Western Continental Europe (or West Europe)
- Central Western Europe
- (North) Western Continental Europe
- British Isles & Nordics
- British Zone
- Central & East Europe
- Eastern Europe & the Baltics (a)
- Central Europe
- Euro-Asian UEFA (UEFA Asian Club Area) (b)
- Middle East UEFA
- Central / North Asian UEFA & Caucasia
- Eastern Europe & the Baltics (b)
- Central / East Mediterranean Zone (b)
- South Europe (or Europe: South & Balkans)
- CONMEBOL / South America (c)
- CONMEBOL North / Amazonia Zone
- CONMEBOL Southern Cone Countries
- the Guianas Area (Caribbean and the Guianas club zone) (d)
- AFC & OFC (f)
(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
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 (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)
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).
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”).
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.