the KA Football Big Data Analytics System

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What is the KA Football Big Data Analytics System?

the KA Football Big Data Analytics System is a set of algorithms that allow you to systematize information about clubs or football (soccer) leagues by ordering them in a certain hierarchy.

How is big data used to create football (soccer) rankings?

the KA Football Big Data Football System obtains data from the results of matches played around the world, and then transposes specific point values, which in the first phase of calculation are assigned to players, clubs or national teams, to the final ranking values attributed to the specific clubs, leagues and federations.

Why is the the KA Football Big Data Analytics System important?

By analyzing the data, we are able to compare football leagues (which do not play matches between themselves, as countries do through their national teams) or compare clubs that have never played a match against each other, and are likely not to play such a match.

Rankings give the answer to players, coaches or investors – how to plan a career or invest assets, looking at the value of leagues or clubs understood as a resultant of their reputation, strength and attraction. The results of the rankings also refine the knowledge of all the people involved in football e.g. experts, journalists, as well as fans participating in sports betting.

You can learn more by reading the description of the procedure used in the KA Big Data Football System. The procedure is described in 10 steps.

#1 AIF Procedure

Attraction & Impact Factors (AIF) procedure is based on determining the level of activity of players in the most important competitions in which national teams take part. The recently completed FIFA World Cup and 6 continental championships (UEFA Euro, Coupe d’Afrique des Nations, Asian Cup, CONCACAF Gold Cup, OFC Nations Cup and Copa América) are considered.

Every player receives points, which are derived from the results of the national team to which he was capped and the number of minutes he had on the pitch. Players points are sum up, if the play in the same club or the same league.

The initial scores are then transposed:

  • to the point value of the clubs in which these players play (Club AIF)
  • to the point value of the leagues from which the above clubs come (Leagues AIF or Flow Impact Index / FI2)
  • to the point value of continents (understood as 6 federations/confederations belonging to FIFA), based on points awarded to leagues of countries which are associated in a given continental federation (AIF Continent).

Each “AIF” has two components: the global relating to FWC, and the continental referring to the continental championships.

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#2 Nations Football Reputability Index

Based on the results of national teams and other criteria related to the activity of countries in the football world, the Nations Football Reputability Index (NFRI) is created. This ranking goes back the furthest and covers up to 16 years back.

The NFRI shows the position of the country in the football world, from the perspective of its overall recognition, reputation, prestige and quality of players.

The NFRI provides numbers applied to rankings of leagues, as well as to continents (federation) ranking, but to a limited extent.

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#3 Continental Indexes

Based on the value of the AIF Continent, NFRI points and the results of matches played within intercontinental tournaments (primarily FIFA Club World Cup), the Continents Ranking is determined. The ranking indicates the strength of the continents in terms of club football.

The order of continental federations is determined on the basis of the PIF (Power Index Federation) indicator. The VIF (Virtual Performance Index Federation) and BIF (Balanced Index Federation) values are also assigned to the continents.

Continental indicators support almost all other algorithms used within the KA Football Big Data Analytics System.  To some extent, the procedure also goes back to step #1, as the continental component of the FI2 requires regional adjustment.

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#4 Continental Performance Factors

Continental Performance Factors (CPF) measure clubs performance in the international club competitions (mostly continental). The CPF Procedure imply many indicators used for both the leagues rankings and the club rankings.

Based on the ELO method, all official international matches played as part of continental competitions, such as the Champions League or other continental cups, create the point value of the clubs.

Pursuant to the ELO value assigned to each club, the KA Continental Club Rankings are created.  A derivative of the continental ranking of clubs is the ranking of countries from the one certain continent, referring to club football (the KA Continental Leagues Rankings).

Points obtained in the rankings are converted into the universal RPS (Relative Point Score) formula.

The competitions which are taken into account are: UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, AFC Champions League, AFC Cup, CONCACAF Champions League, CONCACAF League, Leagues Cup, CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship, CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup and OFC Champions League. Super Cups and FCWC as well as similar games also get included.  

Learn more about Continental Rankings and Continental Performance Factors →

Also check the pages & posts covering the rankings for a specific period & continent, where there you will also find a lot of information explaining the operation of the rankings.

#5 Continental Club Rankings

The points obtained in the Continental Club Rankings in combination with the PIF value give the basic indicator used for the purposes of the global ranking, i.e. IC3 (Inter-Continental Club Coefficient).

A subsidiary value is also set for clubs: IC2 Pts (Inter-Continental Club Poins). IC2 Pts is calculated as = RPS x PIF.

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#6 Continental Leagues Rankings

RPS points obtained in the Continental Leagues Rankings in combination with the PIF value give the basic indicator used for the purposes of the global ranking, i.e. ICLP (Inter-Continental League Points).

The are supplied also additional values of “ICLP” with te combination with the VIF and the BIF.

#7 Global Leagues Ranking

The ICLP in combination with FI2 (AIF League) and NFRI creates the final value assigned to a specific football league (the KA Leagues Points / TKLP).


Exact formula for calculating the KA League Points is:

= (3 x ICLP + 2 x FI2 + NFRI) / 6

Based on these points, the KA Football Leagues Global Rating is created twice a year.

The KA Rating System for global evaluation of leagues is based on the scheme where there are 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 basic Range of Ranking. The 9th and the 10th class are also called “the Antechamber” (the 2nd Range).

This means that leagues or clubs listed by name in the Ranking Main Table are placed in 10 (ten) classes.

As part of the calculation of the world leagues ranking, basic system values are also determined, which are used in other algorithms of the KA System, primarily Max System Coefficient and Min System Coefficient.

Learn more about the KA Football Leagues Global Rating →

Also check the pages publishing the ranking for a specific period or summary posts, where there you will also find a lot of information explaining the operation of the ranking.

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#8 Scheme of the Global Leagues Ranking

As part of the world ranking of leagues, leagues are divided into mentioned above Ranges, Tiers and Classes. Two separate tables are created: the Main Top Table covering the leagues from the Chamber and AnteChamber range, and the Yard Table covering the leagues from the Elementary class.

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 Yard Table (Elementary Class) is divided into subclasses (degrees): National, Union, Regional and Local.

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

Placing a certain league in a specific range or class does not result only from the figure of TKLP assigned to a specific league, but also from meeting certain classification criteria. These criteria are determined on the basis of a combination of the FI2 (AIF Leagues) values, the position occupied in the Continental Leagues Ranking and continental indicators: PIF, VIF and BIF.

From the world leagues ranking are imposed derivative values, which are used in the world ranking of clubs. These derived values include, in particular, the KA League Coefficient (TKLC) and the League Threshold (LT). The KA League Coefficient is extremely important for determining the KA Club Coefficient (weight 33%). 

#9 Global Club Ranking

Firstly, DC3 (Domestic Club Coefficient) is set, and It is calculated on the basis of current national tables.

The IC3 in combination with the KA League Coefficient (TKLC) and DC2 calculates the basic club index, i.e. the KA Club Coefficient

This coefficient is calculated according to the formula:

= (IC3 x 3 + TKLC x 2 + DC2) / 6

For clubs of lower quality, an alternative ARC (AnteChamber Rating Coefficient) value is calculated, which is finally converted to the KA Club Coefficient.

Based on the the KA Club Coefficient value and additional qualification criteria, the KA Football Club Global Rating is determined.

Learn more about the KA Football Club Global Rating →

Also check the pages publishing the ranking for a specific period or summary posts there you will also find a lot of information explaining the operation of the ranking.

#10. Scheme of the Global Club Ranking

As in the case of the global leagues ranking, clubs are assigned to specific Ranges, Tiers and Classes. The Yard Table is not created for clubs.

Allocation for Ranges, Tiers and Classes is making not only through amount of the KA Club Coefficient, but over to special conditions (algorithms).

There are a total of 20 eligibility criteria (within the basic division, the so-called national algorithms and continental algorithms are distinguished).  Qualifying algorithms use a variety of variable values such as: positions taken in national league tables (with the simultaneous use of the League Threshold), positions hold in continental rankings and points obtained there, as well as the Club AIF values.

For clubs there is applied following scheme: High Tier (Supreme & Top), Master Tier (Grand, Principal & Standard), Pro Athletic Tier (Upper, Advanced & Qualified) and Regular Athletic Tier (the Bench, the Scarf & the Pitch).

The last 11th Pitch Class covers all clubs not classified in larger levels, where they are cumulatively listed in one position.