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THE STRONGEST NATIONAL LEAGUE OF THE WORLD

Spanish Primera División is the Strongest National League of the World for the fourth time in a row

English Premier League get up to the second place again

The World ranking for the Strongest National Leagues has been determined annually by the IFFHS since 1991 on the basis of all national (championship, FA Cup) and (inter)continental (confederations & FIFA club competitions) results of the clubs. This principle has proved to be a very sensitive and an objective indicator.

The Spanish Primera División retains the first place thank to the extraordinary performance in the year, so in domestic competitions as continental cups, of their three best clubs, Real Madrid CF, Club Atlético de Madrid and FC Barcelona. It is the fourth time in a row since 2010. Previously the Spanish Primera División has been The Strongest National League of the World in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004.

The English Premier League returns at his ancient position in 2011, moving off Brazilian Série A. His five best clubs are classified in the Club World Ranking in the top-26. It made that the difference between Primera División and Premier League was very close: The best English clubs got a better performance for continental competitions (524 points) than Spanish (469 points), but strongly they failed in the FA Cup (72 points), meanwhile La Copa del Rey semifinals were played by the four strongest Spanish teams (144 points).

German Bundesliga was third again, thanks to FC Bayern München, brilliant winner of the Club World Ranking. The UEFA Champion’s League was decisive with two German clubs in the Final to give the third place. Best German clubs got 518 points from intercontinental competitions, but they got very poor performance for the domestic cup (84 points). It puts  very close German Bundesliga from Primera División and Premier League.

Russian Premier Liga was so close to move French Ligue 1, and it would have had important consequences in the Club World Ranking 2014, because Russia could get the top level for leagues.

The Best South American league was the Brazilian Série A, ahead Argentina Primera División. Brazil got down from the second place to fifth. In the other hand, Colombian Primera A jumps up to place 9 and it is the third strongest league in South America, ahead of Paraguay, Chile and Ecuador.

For other football continents, Mexican Primera División is the best for CONCACAF area, ahead of Costa Rica and USA. In Asia, Republic of Korea league was better closely than Saudi Arabia and Japan was third. In Africa, Northern Countries were the three best: Tunisia, Egypt (thanks to the great continental results), and Maroc. New Zeland, since Australia was in AFC, is the winner for OFC.

Top 125
(1st January 2013 – 31st December 2013)

 

Place

1

2012

(1)

Country

Spain

Points

1155,00

2

(5)

England

1128,00

3

(3)

Germany

1056,00

4

(4)

Italy

927,00

5

(2)

Brazil

896,00

6

(6)

Argentina

868,00

7

(7)

France

796,00

8

(19)

Russia

739,50

9

(21)

Colombia

724,50

10

(14)

Romania

722,50

11

(9)

Paraguay

721,00

12

(23)

Switzerland

698,00

13

(15)

Turkey

683,50

14

(11)

Ukraine

682,00

15

(20)

México

678,50

16

(12)

Belgium

669,50

17

(21)

Czech Republic

661,50

18

(17)

Portugal

646,50

19

(10)

Chile

621,50

20

(13)

Ecuador

587,50

21

(8)

Netherlands

578,50

22

(17)

Greece

578,00

23

(15)

Korea Republik

571,50

24

(28)

Saudi Arabia

519,00

25

(24)

Scotland

503,00

26

(29)

Cyprus

488,50

27

(68)

Bulgaria

486,50

28

(43)

Austria

476,00

29

(30)

Norway

472,00

30

(27)

Japan

469,50

31

(42)

Tunisia

462,00

32

(32)

Croatia

458,00

33

(26)

Denmark

435,50

34

(70)

China

430,50

35

(25)

Uruguay

429,00

36

(44)

Israel

427,50

37

(36)

Iran

419,00

38

(61)

Costa Rica

403,00

39

(51)

Poland

392,00

40

(31)

Perú

384,00

41

(34)

Moldova

380,00

42

(41)

Serbia

372,00

43

(84)

Azerbaijan

370,50

44

(38)

Bolivia

370,00

45

(33)

Sweden

366,50

46

(87)

Egypt

361,50

47

(56)

Maroc

359,00

48

(69)

Venezuela

351,00

49

(37)

USA

349,50

50

(46)

Georgia

343,00

51

(63)

Northern Ireland

340,50

52

(39)

Slovenia

340,00

53

(60)

Nigeria

332,50

54

(59)

Estonia

332,00

55

(62)

Guatemala

328,00

56

(50)

Kuwait

327,00

57

(46)

Latvia

325,50

58

(45)

Mali

322,00

59

(80)

Albania

321,50

60

(39)

Belarus

320,50

61

(82)

South Africa

316,50

62

(72)

Algeria

315,50

63

(49)

Thailand

315,00

64

(66)

Angola

314,50

65

(55)

Slovakia

310,50

66

(81)

Qatar

310,00

67

(93)

Íceland

308,50

68

(53)

Lithuania

308,00

69

(54)

Uzbekistan

299,50

70

(83)

Cameroun

295,00

71

(58)

United Arab Emirates

293,50

72

(97)

Luxembourg

286,00

73

(71)

Éire

285,00

74

(95)

Iraq

283,50

75

(91)

Oman

282,50

76

(46)

Hungary

277,00

77

(65)

Ghana

266,50

78

(64)

Macedonia

265,50

79

(76)

El Salvador

263,00

80

(73)

Côte-d’Ivoire

261,00

81

(92)

Panamá

260,00

82

(77)

Honduras

253,50

83

(104)

Kazakhstan

252,50

84

(57)

Finland

249,00

85

(89)

Jordan

248,50

.

(94)

Nicaragua

248,50

87

(75)

Armenia

245,50

88

(74)

Malaysia

242,00

89

(85)

Congo RD

238,00

90

(79)

Lebanon

234,00

91

(35)

Sudan

230,00

92

(86)

India

229,00

93

(100)

Bahrein

220,50

94

(90)

Singapore

215,50

95

(99)

Indonesia

209,00

96

(78)

Zambia

206,50

97

(67)

Zimbabwe

205,00

98

(-)

Congo

202,00

99

(52)

Australia

200,00

100

(98)

Hong Kong

192,50

101

(102)

Bosnia Herzegovina

189,25

102

(88)

Vietnam

187,00

103

(96)

Yemen

171,00

104

(103)

Malta

166,00

105

(101)

Montenegro

160,00

106

(116)

Turkmenistan

159,50

107

(110)

Ethiopia

157,00

108

(114)

Wales

148,75

109

(-)

Faroe Island

143,00

110

(112)

Burkina Faso

138,00

111

(119)

Jamaica

130,50

112

(112)

Botswana

127,00

113

(-)

Maldives

126,00

114

(117)

Kenya

123,00

115

(-)

Trinidad & Tobago

121,00

116

(109)

Mozambique

118,00

117

(106)

New Zeland

117,50

118

(105)

Tanzania

115,00

119

(-)

Burundi

114,50

120

(-)

Haiti

114,00

.

(120)

Myanmar

114,00

.

(108)

Uganda

114,00

123

(107)

Senegal

113,25

124

(-)

Togo

112,00

125

(-)

Rwanda

108,00

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