SPAIN’S LA LIGA  WINS AGAIN

 

Since 2010, the Spanish PRIMERA DIVISION – LA LIGA has dominated the ranking of THE STRONGEST NATIONAL LEAGUE OF THE WORLD. For the 9th year in a row, Spain won the IFFHS Award with a great advance.

In 1991, the IFFHS created this ranking, considering that the performance level of a league depended on the results of the best teams of each country (only the five best teams are considered) in national and international competitions. A point system is so applied for each league and is recognised as an objective indicator of the league level.

Since the beginning of this ranking in 1991, Spain (Primera Division – La Liga) has won 13 times, Italy (Serie A) 10 times, England (Premier League) 4 times and Germany (Bundesliga) 1 time.

The English PREMIER LEAGUE kept the second place and the Brazilian SERIE A was again the best League in South America with the third place in the World.

The Colombian PRIMERA A (6th in 2017) took a great 4th place in 2018, before the Italian SERIE A and the Argentin PRIMERA DIVISION.

The French LIGUE 1 (3th in 2016 and 5th in 2017) is ranked at the 7th place before the German BUNDESLIGA, again at the 8th place, the worst place since the beginning of this ranking in 1991.

Big surprise with the Scottish PRIMIERSHIP which won 16 places and returned in the Top 10  15 years after(10th in 2003). The PRIMEIRA LIGA of Portugal entered also in the Top 10.

In Africa, the BOTOLA of Morocco was again the best league seven years after his last win (2011), the LIGUE 1 of Tunisia took the second place after being 5 years long Number 1. Third in Africa, the SUPER LIGUE of  Congo Democratic Republic was the big surprise (30 places better then in 2017).

The K LEAGUE CLASSIC of Korea Republic was again the best league in Asia since 2011 before the STARS LEAGUE of Qatar (32 places better then in 2017 – 71th) and the CSL of China.

In CONCACAF, the Mexican LIGA MX kept his first place, but lost his place in the Top 20 since 19 years (21th in 1999). The PRIMERA DIVISION of Costa Rica was second and the LIGA NACIONAL of Guatemala again third, 8 years after.

In Oceania, the PREMIERSHIP of New Zealand returned to the first place before the LIGUE 1 of Tahiti and the SUPER LIGUE of New Caledonia.

 

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STATISTICS

Top 20 : UEFA  15, CONMEBOL  4 , AFC  1           

Top 50 : UEFA  30, CAF 8, CONMEBOL  7,  AFC  4 , CONCACAF  1  

 

   RANKINGS 

UEFA TOP 3 : SPAIN – ENGLAND – ITALY 

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CONMEBOL TOP 3 : BRAZIL – COLOMBIA – ARGENTINA 

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CAF TOP 3 : MOROCCO – TUNISIA – CONGO D R 

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AFC TOP 3 : KOREA REPUBLIC – QATAR – CHINA

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CONCACAF TOP 3 : MEXICO – COSTA RICA – GUATEMALA

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OCEANIA TOP 3 : NEW ZEALAND – TAHITI – NEW CALEDONIA

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IFFHS – THE STRONGEST NATIONAL LEAGUE OF THE WORLD 2018

RANKING

         Top 80
 (1st January 2018 – 31st December 2018)

 

Place 2017     Points
1 ( 1 ) SPAIN UEFA 1256
2 ( 2 ) ENGLAND UEFA 1050
3 ( 3 ) BRAZIL CONMEBOL 1043
4 ( 6 ) COLOMBIA CONMEBOL 1028
5 ( 4 ) ITALY UEFA 998
6 ( 7 ) ARGENTINA CONMEBOL 902
7 ( 5 ) FRANCE UEFA 895
8 ( 8 ) GERMANY UEFA 834,5
9 ( 25  SCOTLAND UEFA 720,5
10 ( 16  PORTUGAL UEFA 714,5
11 ( 9 ) PARAGUAY CONMEBOL 697
12 ( 26  BELGIUM UEFA 682,5
13 ( 13  CYPRUS UEFA 672
14 ( 18  AUSTRIA UEFA 668
15 ( 15 DENMARK UEFA 624
16 ( 22  NETHERLANDS UEFA 624
17 ( 10  RUSSIA UEFA 585,5
18 ( 11  GREECE UEFA 580,5
19 ( 28  KOREA REPUBLIC AFC 580
20 ( 14  TURKEY UEFA 570,5
21 ( 27 ) CZECH REPUBLIC UEFA 549
22 ( 19  CROATIA UEFA 545
23 ( 23  UKRAINE UEFA 538,5
24 ( 12  ISRAEL UEFA 529,5
25 ( 30  ROMANIA UEFA 525,5
26 ( 20  MEXICO CONCACAF 524
27 ( 44  MOROCCO CAF 511,5
28 ( 17  ECUADOR CONMEBOL 510,5
29 ( 39  SERBIA UEFA 503,5
30 ( 24  TUNISIA CAF 499,5
31 ( 21  SWITZERLAND UEFA 487
32 ( 62  CONGO D R CAF 476,5
33 ( 32  EGYPT CAF 474,5
34 ( 49  URUGUAY CONMEBOL 456
35 ( 78  ZAMBIA CAF 441,5
36 ( 34  BULGARIA UEFA 441
37 ( 47  BELARUS UEFA 435
38 ( 48  NORWAY UEFA 421
39 ( 71  QATAR AFC 420
40 ( 43  KAZAKHSTAN UEFA 413,5
41 ( 33  BOLIVIA CONMEBOL 408
42 ( 37  SWEDEN UEFA 407
43 ( 57  SLOVAKIA UEFA 401
44 ( 38  CHINA AFC 400,5
45 ( 36  SUDAN CAF 390
46 ( 55  ALGERIA CAF 388,5
  ( 31  JAPAN AFC 388,5
48 ( 41  SLOVENIA UEFA 387
49 ( 52  LITHUANIA UEFA 384
50 ( 42  SOUTH AFRICA CAF 376
51 ( 46  IRAN AFC 374
52 ( 29  SAUDI ARABIA AFC 358
53 ( 66  VENEZUELA CONMEBOL 356
54 ( 59  PERU CONMEBOL 354
55 ( 68  GEORGIA UEFA 353
  ( 35  POLAND UEFA 353
57 ( 72  ANGOLA CAF 351,5
58 ( 59  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AFC 342,5
59 ( 56  HUNGARY UEFA 341
60 ( 58  THAILAND AFC 332,5
61 ( 54  COSTA RICA CONCACAF 332
62 ( 61  ESTONIA UEFA 331
63 ( 75  GUATEMALA CONCACAF 324,5
64 ( 80  LATVIA UEFA 323
65 ( 64  REPUBLIC OF IRELAND UEFA 319
66 ( 50  NORTHERN IRELAND UEFA 318
67 ( 65  CHILE COBM 314
68 ( 52  U S A CONCACAF 310,5
69 ( 45  ALBANIA UEFA 308
70 ( 50  AZERBAIJAN UEFA 306
71 ( 76  HONDURAS CONCACAF 305
72 ( 70  UZBEKISTAN AFC 304
73 ( 40  MACEDONIA UEFA 295,5
74 ( 69  FINLAND UEFA 288
75 ( 67  MOLDOVA UEFA 283,5
76 ( 73  CAMEROUN CAF 273,5
77 ( 63  NIGERIA CAF 271
78 ( 77  NICARAGUA CONCACAF 255
79 ( 82  IRAQ AFC 252,5
80 ( 79  ICELAND UEFA 251,5

 

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