AUGUST 1, 2021 / FEBRUARY 12, 2022

the best leagues in the world / top football soccer leagues

Season 2021/22

the KA Leagues Global Rating

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February 12, 2022
WORLD TIER
League CountryClubs CountryClubs CountryLeagueContinentPts+/- up/down Class
I     ★★★★★★  World Ultimate Class
1ENG

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Premier LeagueUEFA / Europe1 349,589
2ESP

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La LigaUEFA / Europe845,862
3ITA

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Serie AUEFA / Europe821,151
II     ★★★★★  World Top Class
4GER

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BundesligaUEFA / Europe700,516⬇︎
5FRA

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Ligue 1UEFA / Europe545,292
CONTINENTAL TIER
League CountryClubs CountryClubs CountryLeagueContinentPts+/- up/down Class
III     ★★★★  Upper Continental Class
6POR

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Primeira LigaUEFA / Europe289,336+1
7NED

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world leagues ranking

EredivisieUEFA / Europe268,260+1
8RUS

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Российская Премьер-Лига

UEFA / Europe252,780-2
IV     ★★★  Prime Continental Class
9MEX

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Liga MXCONCACAF / North Central America203,727⬇︎
10BEL

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First Division A Pro LeagueUEFA / Europe193,935⬇︎
11TUR

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Süper LigUEFA / Europe171,266⬇︎
12USA

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Major League SoccerCONCACAF / North Central America157,841+2
13BRA

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série ACONMEBOL / South America155,509-1⬇︎
14ARG

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Liga Profesional de Fútbol / SAFCONMEBOL / South America143,913+1
V     ★★  Lower Continental Class
15UKR

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world leagues ranking

Українська Прем’єр-Лі́га

UEFA / Europe142,844-2⬇︎
16AUT

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Fußball-BundesligaUEFA / Europe133,519+1⬇︎
17SCO

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Scottish PremiershipUEFA / Europe120,744-1⬇︎
18ENG2

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EFL ChampionshipUEFA / Europe119,930+6
19CRO

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Prva LigaUEFA / Europe114,948-1
20SUI

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Super LeagueUEFA / Europe108,562+2
INTER-ZONE TIER
League CountryClubs CountryClubs CountryLeagueContinentPts+/- up/down Class
VI     ★☆  Upper Inter-Zone Class
21KSA

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دوري المحترفين السعودي

AFC / Asia103,560+6
VII     ★ Middle Inter-Zone Class
22CZE

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1. Česká Fotbalová LigaUEFA / Europe101,601-2⬇︎⬇︎
23DEN

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SuperligaenUEFA / Europe97,271-4⬇︎⬇︎
24GRE

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Ελληνική Σούπερ Λίγκα

UEFA / Europe94,195-3⬇︎⬇︎
25CHN

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中国足球协会超级联赛

AFC / Asia89,199+4⬇︎
26JPN

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J1リーグ

AFC / Asia84,701+4⬇︎
27SRB

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Суперлига Србије

UEFA / Europe78,042-4⬇︎⬇︎
28COL

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Categoría Primera ACONMEBOL / South America70,517+4
VIII     ☆  Lower Inter-Zone Class
29KOR

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K리그 클래식

AFC / Asia70,120+15
30GER2

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2. BundesligaUEFA / Europe67,713+8⬇︎
31CYP

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world leagues ranking

Παγκύπριο Πρωτάθλημα Α΄ Κατηγορίας

UEFA / Europe66,947-5⬇︎⬇︎!
32SWE

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AllsvenskanUEFA / Europe66,471-7⬇︎⬇︎!
33FRA2

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Ligue 2UEFA / Europe65,743+7
34ESP2

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LaLiga2UEFA / Europe64,969+8
35ITA2

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Serie BUEFA / Europe63,020+8
36IRN

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یگ برتر خلیج فارس

AFC / Asia58,252+12
37NOR

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EliteserienUEFA / Europe57,000-9⬇︎⬇︎
DOMESTIC TIER
League CountryClubs CountryClubs CountryLeagueContinentPts+/- up/down Class
IX     <>  Intermediate Class
38CRC

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Liga FPDCONCACAF / North Central America56,000+3⬇︎
39HON

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Liga NacionalCONCACAF / North Central America52,661+8⬇︎
40EGY

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الدوري المصري الممتاز

CAF / Africa48,789+9
41TUN

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الرابطة المحترفة الأولى لكرة القدم

CAF / Africa45,806+10
42ISR

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ליגת העל

UEFA / Europe33,053-11⬇︎⬇︎
43PAR

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División de HonorCONMEBOL / South America32,318-7⬇︎⬇︎
44QAT

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دوري نجوم قطر

AFC / Asia32,109-7⬇︎⬇︎
45BUL

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Първа Лига

UEFA / Europe31,820-11⬇︎⬇︎
46ROU

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Liga IUEFA / Europe31,517-7⬇︎⬇︎
47HUN

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Nemzeti BajnokságUEFA / Europe31,211-14⬇︎⬇︎
48KAZ

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Қазақстан Премьер Лигасы

UEFA / Europe30,892-2⬇︎
49SVK

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SuperligaUEFA / Europe30,562-4⬇︎
50POL

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EkstraklasaUEFA / Europe30,209-15⬇︎⬇︎
X     ⌘  Secondary Class
51URU

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Campeonato UruguayoCONMEBOL / South America29,513+4
52UAE

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دوري المحترفين الإماراتي

AFC / Asia27,595-2⬇︎
53CHI

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Primera División de ChileCONMEBOL / South America26,261+3
54MAR

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Botola Pro 1 / البطولة

CAF / Africa23,809+3
55MDA

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Divizia NaționalăUEFA / Europe20,281+25
56RSA

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Premier Soccer LeagueCAF / Africa20,078+2
57AZE

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Premyer LiqasıUEFA / Europe19,782-4⬇︎
58ALG

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الرابطة الجزائرية المحترفة الأولى لكرة القدم

CAF / Africa19,680+1
59BLR

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Вышэйшая Ліга

UEFA / Europe19,446-5⬇︎
60COD

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world leagues ranking

LinafootCAF / Africa18,915+1
61NGA

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world leagues ranking

Nigerian Professional Football LeagueCAF / Africa16,908+1
62GUI

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Guinée Championnat NationalCAF / Africa16,326+1
63POR2

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Liga Portugal 2UEFA / Europe14,421+2
64ECU

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Serie A de EcuadorCONMEBOL / South America13,871+5
65SVN

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PrvaLigaUEFA / Europe13,836-13⬇︎
66TAN

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world leagues ranking

Ligi Kuu Tanzania BaraCAF / Africa13,800
     ❖  Elementary Class
67E🌎🌎All other Leagues in the World< 13,800
League CountryClubs CountryClubs CountryLeagueContinentPts+/- up/down Class

COLUMNS

League Country

a short name of the country and the number presenting the league level in the country league system, if the division is lower then the first

Clubs Country

flag of a country of the football league; in a case when other then domestic clubs participate in the league, there is the other small flag in the corner of the flag image (desktop) or two flags (mobile)

League

a name of the football league

Continent

continental Federation/Confederation to which the country belongs

Pts

points assigned according to the KA Algorithms (see in the “Procedure” item of the toggle bar)

+/-

difference in relation to the position held in the previous ranking

up/down Class

difference in relation to the class assigned in the previous season; two arrows means indicate promotion / degradation by two classes; two arrows and an exclamation mark – promotion / degradation by more than two classes; teardrop (spoked asterisk) means the new entry

Track of ranking table versions:

Version 1, the first release / February 18, 2022

August 1, 2021
WORLD TIER
League CountryClubs CountryClubs CountryLeagueContinentPts+/- up/down Class
I     ★★★★★★  World Ultimate Class
1ENG

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world leagues ranking

Premier LeagueUEFA / Europe1 202,690
2ESP

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La LigaUEFA / Europe777,439
3ITA

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Serie AUEFA / Europe674,233
4GER

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BundesligaUEFA / Europe631,906
II     ★★★★★  World Top Class
5FRA

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Ligue 1UEFA / Europe475,592
CONTINENTAL TIER
League CountryClubs CountryClubs CountryLeagueContinentPts+/- up/down Class
III     ★★★★  Upper Continental Class
6RUS

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world leagues ranking

Российская Премьер-Лига

UEFA / Europe258,532
7POR

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Primeira LigaUEFA / Europe255,329
8NED

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EredivisieUEFA / Europe202,268+1
9MEX

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Liga MXCONCACAF / North Central America201,760+2
10BEL

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First Division A Pro LeagueUEFA / Europe190,119-2
11TUR

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Süper LigUEFA / Europe177,954-1
12BRA

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série ACONMEBOL / South America155,435
IV     ★★★  Prime Continental Class
13UKR

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Українська Прем’єр-Лі́га

UEFA / Europe153,074+3
14USA

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Major League SoccerCONCACAF / North Central America152,724+3
15ARG

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Liga Profesional de Fútbol / SAFCONMEBOL / South America149,275-1
16SCO

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Scottish PremiershipUEFA / Europe149,074-3
17AUT

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Fußball-BundesligaUEFA / Europe137,719-2
V     ★★  Lower Continental Class
18CRO

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Prva LigaUEFA / Europe121,046+2
19DEN

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SuperligaenUEFA / Europe117,127
20CZE

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1. Česká Fotbalová LigaUEFA / Europe114,249+5
21GRE

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Ελληνική Σούπερ Λίγκα

UEFA / Europe111,661
22SUI

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Super LeagueUEFA / Europe111,591-4⬇︎
23SRB

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Суперлига Србије

UEFA / Europe108,251
24ENG2

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EFL ChampionshipUEFA / Europe107,500-2
25SWE

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AllsvenskanUEFA / Europe98,044-1
26CYP

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Παγκύπριο Πρωτάθλημα Α΄ Κατηγορίας

UEFA / Europe97,526
INTER-ZONE TIER
League CountryClubs CountryClubs CountryLeagueContinentPts+/- up/down Class
VI     ★☆  Upper Inter-Zone Class
27KSA

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world leagues ranking

دوري المحترفين السعودي

AFC / Asia95,505
28NOR

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EliteserienUEFA / Europe87,248
29CHN

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中国足球协会超级联赛

AFC / Asia86,302+1
30JPN

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J1リーグ

AFC / Asia83,043+2
VII     ★ Middle Inter-Zone Class
31ISR

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ליגת העל

UEFA / Europe80,136-2⬇︎
32COL

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world leagues ranking

Categoría Primera ACONMEBOL / South America73,246+1⬇︎
33HUN

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Nemzeti BajnokságUEFA / Europe71,326+2
34BUL

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Първа Лига

UEFA / Europe69,700
35POL

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world leagues ranking

EkstraklasaUEFA / Europe66,569-4⬇︎
36PAR

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world leagues ranking

División de HonorCONMEBOL / South America66,449+2
37QAT

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دوري نجوم قطر

AFC / Asia64,908
38GER2

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world leagues ranking

2. BundesligaUEFA / Europe63,745+1
39ROU

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world leagues ranking

Liga IUEFA / Europe63,739-3
VIII     ☆  Lower Inter-Zone Class
40FRA2

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Ligue 2UEFA / Europe61,872⬇︎
41CRC

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Liga FPDCONCACAF / North Central America61,302+3
42ESP2

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LaLiga2UEFA / Europe60,748-1
43ITA2

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Serie BUEFA / Europe58,916-1
44KOR

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K리그 클래식

AFC / Asia56,836+2
45SVK

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SuperligaUEFA / Europe55,309-2
46KAZ

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Қазақстан Премьер Лигасы

UEFA / Europe53,696+6⬆︎
47HON

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Liga NacionalCONCACAF / North Central America53,513+1⬆︎
48IRN

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world leagues ranking

یگ برتر خلیج فارس

AFC / Asia53,383-1
DOMESTIC TIER
League CountryClubs CountryClubs CountryLeagueContinentPts+/- up/down Class
IX     <>  Intermediate Class
49EGY

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world leagues ranking

الدوري المصري الممتاز

CAF / Africa52,000
50UAE

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world leagues ranking

دوري المحترفين الإماراتي‎

AFC / Asia49,671+1
51TUN

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world leagues ranking

الرابطة المحترفة الأولى لكرة القدم

CAF / Africa45,662-1
52SVN

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world leagues ranking

PrvaLigaUEFA / Europe41,637+1
53AZE

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world leagues ranking

Premyer LiqasıUEFA / Europe39,773-8⬇︎
54BLR

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world leagues ranking

Вышэйшая Ліга

UEFA / Europe38,359
X     ⌘  Secondary Class
55URU

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world leagues ranking

Campeonato UruguayoCONMEBOL / South America37,693
56CHI

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world leagues ranking

Primera División de ChileCONMEBOL / South America33,061
57MAR

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world leagues ranking

Botola Pro 1 / البطولة

CAF / Africa24,795+4
58RSA

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Premier Soccer LeagueCAF / Africa22,123+2
59ALG

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world leagues ranking

الرابطة الجزائرية المحترفة الأولى لكرة القدم

CAF / Africa21,341+3
60AUS

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world leagues ranking

A-LeagueAFC / Asia20,538-3
61COD

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world leagues ranking

LinafootCAF / Africa17,675+3
62NGA

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world leagues ranking

Nigerian Professional Football LeagueCAF / Africa17,427+3
63GUI

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world leagues ranking

Guinée Championnat NationalCAF / Africa16,371+3
64ANG

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world leagues ranking

GirabolaCAF / Africa14,059+6
65POR2

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world leagues ranking

Liga Portugal 2UEFA / Europe13,012+4
66TAN

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world leagues ranking

Ligi Kuu Tanzania BaraCAF / Africa12,893+13
67RUS2

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Футбольная Национальная Лига

UEFA / Europe11,022+1
68NZL

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world leagues ranking

National LeagueOFC / Oceania10,597+3
69ECU

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world leagues ranking

Serie A de EcuadorCONMEBOL / South America10,000+3
     ❖  Elementary Class
70E🌎🌎All other Leagues in the World< 10,000
League CountryClubs CountryClubs CountryLeagueContinentPts+/- up/down Class

COLUMNS

League Country

a short name of the country and the number presenting the league level in the country league system, if the division is lower then the first

Clubs Country

flag of a country of the football league; in a case when other then domestic clubs participate in the league, there is the other small flag in the corner of the flag image (desktop) or two flags (mobile)

League

a name of the football league

Continent

continental Federation/Confederation to which the country belongs

Pts

points assigned according to the KA Algorithms (see in the “Procedure” item of the toggle bar)

+/-

difference in relation to the position held in the previous ranking

up/down Class

difference in relation to the class assigned in the previous season; two arrows means indicate promotion / degradation by two classes; two arrows and an exclamation mark – promotion / degradation by more than two classes; teardrop (spoked asterisk) means the new entry

Track of ranking table versions:

Version 1, the first release / September 7, 2021

Version 2, bug fix with Tanzanian Premier League; error in marking a difference position change / September 9, 2021

Version 3, change name of the New Zealand league from Premiership to National League / November 8, 2021

Version 4, change name of the UAE league from Arabian Gulf League to UAE Pro League / November 16, 2021

Elementary Class Leagues Ranking you can find in the Yard Table August, 2021 or the Yard Table February, 2022


LEAGUES MOVED TO THE ELEMENTARY CLASS – OPENING YEAR 2022

February 12, 2022

AUS

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world leagues ranking

A-Leagueprev. pos. 60AFC / Asia
ANG

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world leagues ranking

Girabolaprev. pos. 64CAF / Africa
RUS2

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world leagues ranking

Футбольная Национальная Лигаprev. pos. 67UEFA / Europe
NZL

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National Leagueprev. pos. 68OFC / Oceania


LEAGUES MOVED TO THE ELEMENTARY CLASS – START SEASON 2021/22

August 1, 2021

PAN

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world leagues ranking

Liga Panameña de Fútbolprev. pos. 58CONCACAF / North Central America
IRQ

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world leagues ranking

دوري الممتاز العراقيprev. pos. 59AFC / Asia
PHI

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world leagues ranking

Philippines Football Leagueprev. pos. 63AFC / Asia
ZAM

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world leagues ranking

Zambia Super Leagueprev. pos. 67CAF / Africa
BOL

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world leagues ranking

Liga de Fútbol Profesional Bolivianoprev. pos. 73CONMEBOL / South America

the KA FOOTBALL LEAGUES GLOBAL RATING PROCEDURE ©

The ranking is based on three factors:

    1. Inter-Continental League Points (ICLP) which measures clubs performance in the international club competitions (and transpose and switch the score to leagues where clubs play games);
    2. Flow Impact Index (FI2) which measures players performance in the key international national team competitions (and transposes and switch the score to leagues where footballers play games);
    3. Nations Football Reputability Index (NFRI, formerly: CFRI) shows the position of the country in the football world, from the perspective of its overall recognition, reputation, prestige and quality of players (and transposes and switch the index score to leagues managing by the rated country).

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Estimated typical values

Max Value

ICLP 600

FI2 2.400

NFRI 120

Position 100 pts

ICLP 30

FI2 20

NFRI  10

Position 5 pts

ICLP 150

FI2 100

NFRI 200

 

Ranges, Tiers & Classes

The KA Ranking has 4 (four) Tiers. Each of the Tier is divided into Classes. The highest Tier has two Classes. The others have 3 Classes.

Classes, with the exception of the Classes assigned to the lowest Tier, are marked with asterisks, from 6 to 0.5 asterisk (white asterisk). They are called “the Chamber” The 9th and the 10th class constitute of “the Antechamber” Range.

For Leagues, there are: World Tier (Ultimate & Top), Continental Tier (Upper, Prime & Lower), Inter-Zone Tier (Upper, Middle & Lower) and Domestic Tier (Intermediate, Secondary & Elementary).

The 11th Elementary Class has separate table (Yard Table). It is divided into subclasses (degrees): National, Union, Regional and Local.

The Local subclass for leagues covers all leagues not classified in larger levels, where they are cumulatively listed in the one position.

More details you can find in the-KA LOGS menu tab

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Season 2020/21

Full Data Table - February 2022

Full Data Table - August 2021

Season 2022/23

Statistic Continents - February 2022
Statistic Tiers & Classes - February 2022
Statistic Continents - August 2021
Statistic Tiers & Classes - August 2021

the KA FOOTBALL CLUB GLOBAL RATING