The Best Clubs – History

the best world club ranking

the KA Best Rated Clubs 2023

2023 2Q - 672 clubs rated

2023 1Q - 692 clubs rated

the KA Best Rated Clubs 2022

2022 4Q - 731 clubs rated

2022 3Q - 714 clubs rated

2022 2Q - 724 clubs rated

2022 1Q - 730 clubs rated

the KA Best Rated Clubs 2021

2021 4Q - 847 clubs rated

2021 3Q - 854 clubs rated

2021 2Q - 884 clubs rated

2021 1Q - 889 clubs rated

the KA Best Rated Clubs 2020

2020 4Q - 879 clubs rated

2020 3Q - 893 clubs rated

2020 2Q - 895 clubs rated

2020 1Q - 902 clubs rated

the KA Best Rated Clubs 2019

2019 4Q - 897 clubs rated

2019 3Q - 893 clubs rated

2019 2Q - 878 clubs rated

2019 1Q - 871 clubs rated

the KA Best Rated Clubs 2018

2018 4Q - 856 clubs rated

2018 3Q - 871 clubs rated

2018 2Q - 881 clubs rated

2018 1Q - 873 clubs rated

the KA Best Rated Clubs 2017

2017 4Q - 854 clubs rated

2017 3Q - 863 clubs rated

2017 2Q - 848 clubs rated

2017 1Q - 838 clubs rated

Rating Procedures

Football Club Global Rating is generated based on three key algorithms: league, continental and domestic. The first concerns the rate of the league (evaluated in the KA Football Leagues Global Rating), the second (IC3) covers the club’s results in continental club competitions, while the third (DC2) relates to the club’s position in the national league. The rate of the continent also influences the position of the club. You can find a more detailed description below or  read the-KA Logs tab or the specific ranking page .

Club Coefficient

The KA Club Coefficient decides, as a rule, about the quarterly position in the KA Global Football Club Rating.  This coefficient is calculated according to the formula:

= (IC3 x 3 + Global League Coefficient x 2 + Domestic Club Coefficient x 1) / 6

The value of the coefficient can be increased according to results on the FIFA Club World Cup.

The factor IC3 shown in the formula is a combination of the Continental Index and the Continental Club Coefficient

Continent Index

The Continental Index is a common term for Power Index of Federation (PIF) & the Virtual Performance Index of Federation (VIF). Both are related to strength of the continent (continental federation/confederation) from the perspective of clubs and leagues (not national teams).

Sum of PIFs assigned to all continents is 100%.

The PIF & VIF combined with Continental Club Coefficient give Inter-Continental Club Coefficient (IC3).

Global League Coefficient

Global League Coefficient (the KA League Coefficient) arises from the KA Global Football Leagues Rating determined twice for the season. 

Continental Club Coefficient

Continental Club Coefficient results from the KA Continental Competitions Club Rankings, which are calculated on the basis of the ELO method.

The competitions which are taken into account are: Champions Leagues,  Copa Libertadores and other, similar continental cups, including second tier competitions. 

The Continental Index (PIF) combined with Continental Club Coefficient gives Inter-Continental Club Coefficient (IC3).

Domestic Club Coefficient

The Domestic Club Coefficient (DC2) refers to the club’s current position in the league table (Milestone League Table). The Milestone League Table is understood as the final table or table set in the middle of the season. The team holding the first place in the table is assigned the value of the Maximum Coefficient, the last team – the Minimum Coefficient, and for the others the proportionally. The Maximum Coefficient and the Minimum Coefficient are respectively in the amount of: 1.5 and 0.5 (approximately).

In the final table, teams relegated to lower league are not included, and at the same time the teams that have been promoted are taken into account. In the case where the league competition model provides for play-off / knockout matches – the league table is set for the needs of the KA Rating according to appropriate rules.

Getting a high DC2 with a simultaneous high value of the KA League Coefficient allows clubs that are rare or never present in continental cups – get a decent position in the club rating. This distinguishes the KA Rating from most club rankings, based mainly on the results of continental games such as the Champions League