Spanish Primera División for the fifth time in a row!

Italian Serie A moves English Premier League from to the second place!

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 four best clubs, Real Madrid CF, Club Atlético de Madrid, FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC. It is the fifth 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. Primera División got a difference with more than 250 points from second place.

Italian Serie A got the second place and moved English Premier League to the third place. Both leagues were very close but the performance of Italian clubs in Europe was better than English clubs. Argentina’s Primera División was the best of South America and got the fourth place. It made that German Bundesliga got down two places from 2013. German best club, FC Bayern München is second in WCR, but the second best club is BV Borussia 09 Dortmund (25th placed in WCR) with a poor performance for the last leg in 2014.

France reteined theirs 2013 position (7th place) and kept in the best level legues. Portugal was so close to moved the Ligue 1, with SL Benfica Lisboa great performance. Colombian Primera A was again thethird South American league very close from Paraguay.

For other football continents, Mexican Primera División is the best for CONCACAF area, ahead of Costa Rica and USA. In Asia, the three best leagues kept their same places than 2013: Republic of Korea league was better closely than Saudi Arabia and Japan was third. In Africa Tunisia, Egypt, South Africa, who won the third place to Algeria. Maroc got down from third to sixth place. New Zeland, since Australia was in AFC, is the winner for OFC one more time.

The Strongest National League in The World 2014
by IFFHS

Top 170
(1st January 2014 – 31st December 2014)

Place 2013 Country Points
1 (1) España 1259
2 (4) Italia 998
3 (2) England 958
4 (6) Argentina 938
5 (3) Deutschland 912
6 (5) Brasil 893
7 (7) France 871
8 (18) Portugal 758
9 (9) Colombia 697,5
10 (11) Paraguay 671,5
11 (16) Belgique 670
12 (8) Russia 653,5
13 (15) México 653,5
14 (22) Ellás 635
15 (20) Ecuador 627,5
16 (10) România 619
17 (21) Nederland 614
18 (12) Schweiz 611
19 (14) Ukrayina 594
20 (26) Cypern 579,5
21 (25) Scotland 574
22 (27) Bulgaria 563,5
23 (17) Ceská Republika 563
24 (23) Republic of Korea 562,5
25 (19) Chile 552
26 (32) Hrvatska 538,5
27 (13) Türkiye 519
28 (28) Österreich 512
29 (24) Saudi Arabia 490
30 (31) Tunisia 477
31 (44) Bolivia 461
32 (30) Nippon 460,5
33 (29) Norge 459,5
34 (38) Costa Rica 459,5
35 (35) Uruguay 452,5
36 (60) Belarus 437
37 (43) Azärbaycan 421
38 (83) Kazakhstan 418
39 (39) Polska 408
40 (41) Moldova 405
41 (52) Slovenija 401,5
42 (45) Sverige 392
43 (46) Egypt 386,5
44 (42) Srbija 380
45 (54) Eesti 380
46 (56) Kuwait 377
47 (33) Danmark 369
48 (65) Slovensko 365
49 (48) Venezuela 360,5
50 (71) UAE 352
51 (73) Éire 349
52 (36) Israel 344
53 (51) Northern Ireland 344
54 (61) South Africa 341
55 (49) USA 341
56 (34) China 340,5
57 (66) Qatar 338
58 (84) Suomi 337,5
59 (62) Algérie 335
60 (76) Magyarország 335
61 (37) Iran 333,5
62 (99) Australia 331
63 (63) Thailand 329,5
64 (55) Guatemala 322
65 (57) Latvija 317
66 (89) Congo RD 308
67 (59) Shqiperia 307
68 (40) Perú 305,5
69 (67) Island 302
70 (78) Makedonija 295,5
71 (68) Lietuva 295
72 (47) Morocco 290,5
73 (70) Cameroun 287
74 (95) Indonesia 285
75 (82) Honduras 279,5
76 (53) Nigeria 278
77 (58) Mali 276
78 (64) Angola 270,5
79 (50) Georgia 267
80 (85) Nicaragua 264
81 (72) Luxembourg 262
82 (69) Uzbekistan 256
83 (80) Côte-d’Ivoire 253,5
84 (90) Lebanon 252,5
85 (96) Zambia 250
86 (81) Panamá 242
87 (85) Jordan 241,5
88 (94) Singapore 240,5
89 (100) Hong Kong 235
90 (91) Sudan 235
91 (97) Zimbabwe 234
92 (74) Iraq 230,5
93 (79) El Salvador 228,5
94 (93) Bahrain 224,5
95 (75) Oman 221
96 (98) Congo 216
97 (87) Armenia 211
98 (101) Bosna i Hercegovina 196,75
99 (88) Malaysia 193,5
100 (102) Vietnam 182,75
101 (109) Foeroyar 179,5
102 (111) Jamaica 165,5
103 (105) Crna Gora 158,25
104 (77) Ghana 151
105 (106) Turkmenistan 146,5
106 (119) Burundi 138,5
107 (108) Wales 127,5
108 (110) Burkina Faso 127,5
109 (114) Kenya 123
110 (103) Yemen 123
111 (126) Rwanda 118
112 (120) Uganda 114
113 (104) Malta 113,75
114 (117) New Zeland 109,5
115 (125) Malawi 109
116 (120) Myanmar 108,5
117 (116) Moçambique 107,5
118 (.) Guadeloupe 106
119 (131) Pakistan 104
120 (137) Andorra 102,5
121 (112) Botswana 102,5
122 (129) Gabón 101,5
123 (166) Guinea 99
124 (118) Tanzania 99
125 (128) Syria 97,5
126 (160) Libya 96,5
127 (145) Namibia 96,5
128 (161) Bangla-Desh 96
129 (107) Ethiopia 95
130 (127) San Marino 94,75
131 (.) Curaçao 94,5
132 (134) Lesotho 94,5
133 (120) Senegal 94,5
134 (139) Tahiti 92
135 (115) Trinidad and Tobago 89,5
136 (138) Kâmpŭchea 88,5
137 (92) India 85
138 (141) Swaziland 82
139 (124) Togo 82
140 (144) Philippines 81
141 (.) Niger 80
142 (135) Gambia 79
143 (133) Mauritania 78,5
144 (158) Mauritius 78
145 (141) Nouvelle-Calédonie 76,5
146 (.) Gibraltar 74
147 (.) Cayman 74
148 (156) Vanuatu 72
149 (136) Palestina 70,5
150 (140) Kyrgyzstan 70
151 (113) Maldives 69,5
152 (149) Benin 69,5
153 (120) Haiti 68
154 (.) Sri Lanka 66
155 (163) Nepal 64,5
156 (145) Surinam 63
157 (142) Tajikistan 63
158 (132) Fiji 60,5
159 (.) Antigua & Barbuda 59,5
160 (148) Madagascar 53
161 (130) Liberia 52
162 (164) Solomon 52
163 (159) Mongolia 50,5
164 (152) Seychelles 49
165 (155) Butan 48,5
166 (157) Taiwan 43
167 (154) Papua New Guinea 42,5
168 (151) Puerto Rico 42,5
169 (153) Cook 42
170 (150) São Tomé e Príncipe 42
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