World Football / Soccer Rankings

These rankings, which are updated daily, consider margin of victory when adjusting for strength of schedule in international soccer / football.

The rankings use a 4 year window of matches and weight matches by their importance, e.g. a World Cup match has 4 times the weight of a friendly.

The predictions based on these rankings performed well in an academic study of world football/soccer rankings.


Rk Team Rating Record
1 Brazil 2.41 45-7-11
2 Germany 2.30 35-9-10
3 Chile 2.08 33-15-12
4 Argentina 2.05 35-8-15
5 France 2.01 35-12-9
6 Colombia 1.82 31-12-12
7 Netherlands 1.79 25-14-12
8 Belgium 1.78 33-8-9
9 Spain 1.74 35-11-7
10 England 1.72 29-8-13
11 Uruguay 1.68 30-17-9
12 Portugal 1.57 32-11-8
13 Italy 1.57 26-10-21
14 Ecuador 1.44 18-20-13
15 Croatia 1.43 26-10-11
16 United States 1.40 46-20-14
17 Mexico 1.34 41-15-23
18 Ukraine 1.31 25-8-8
19 Poland 1.27 21-8-14
20 Peru 1.25 20-19-11
21 Costa Rica 1.23 32-17-21
22 Serbia 1.20 18-13-8
23 Switzerland 1.20 25-10-9
24 Republic of Ireland 1.13 17-13-17
25 Wales 1.11 15-10-11
26 Sweden 1.09 23-15-11
27 Slovakia 1.08 21-10-11
28 Turkey 1.06 25-11-10
29 Iceland 1.06 21-18-11
30 Paraguay 1.01 9-19-14
31 Austria 1.01 17-12-9
32 Bosnia-Herzegovina 0.99 23-12-6
33 Algeria 0.99 27-12-10
34 Russia 0.98 20-13-11
35 Ivory Coast 0.98 29-14-21
36 Ghana 0.96 33-19-17
37 Denmark 0.91 18-14-11
38 Nigeria 0.87 32-14-21
39 Czech Republic 0.85 18-14-10
40 Egypt 0.83 28-14-5
41 Senegal 0.82 24-9-14
42 Japan 0.80 35-14-9
43 Romania 0.80 15-9-16
44 Scotland 0.78 14-12-7
45 Iran 0.78 30-6-11
46 Australia 0.75 21-17-11
47 Greece 0.72 16-14-13
48 Northern Ireland 0.70 14-14-10
49 Slovenia 0.70 13-18-7
50 Cameroon 0.68 28-13-24
51 Morocco 0.65 27-11-18
52 Venezuela 0.64 11-23-11
53 Panama 0.64 23-23-24
54 South Korea 0.63 33-19-7
55 South Africa 0.63 30-10-29
56 Congo DR 0.51 25-18-18
57 Albania 0.49 13-16-8
58 Israel 0.49 11-13-5
59 Hungary 0.47 15-11-14
60 Burkina Faso 0.46 24-20-19
61 Tunisia 0.44 22-16-20
62 Honduras 0.38 26-31-18
63 Mali 0.37 21-19-19
64 Bulgaria 0.35 13-14-4
65 Guinea 0.32 17-11-16
66 Armenia 0.29 8-19-5
67 Finland 0.28 9-19-10
68 Bolivia 0.28 6-24-9
69 Uzbekistan 0.24 28-15-9
70 Uganda 0.22 29-19-14
71 Zambia 0.22 23-17-32
72 Montenegro 0.18 7-13-8
73 United Arab Emirates 0.18 33-14-11
74 Belarus 0.18 13-16-12
75 Jamaica 0.17 16-26-9
76 Saudi Arabia 0.17 24-13-8
77 Georgia 0.14 6-22-6
78 Cape Verde Islands 0.13 13-9-8
79 Norway 0.10 13-23-8
80 Gabon 0.08 15-19-22
81 Zimbabwe 0.05 21-15-19
82 Canada 0.04 10-19-14
83 Congo 0.03 15-18-9
84 Qatar 0.02 36-21-13
85 China 0.01 19-14-16
86 FYR Macedonia -0.04 9-24-3
87 Equatorial Guinea -0.06 6-9-7
88 Trinidad and Tobago -0.07 17-21-14
89 Kenya -0.10 18-10-17
90 Haiti -0.11 12-20-5
91 Jordan -0.14 27-20-18
92 Libya -0.14 11-15-12
93 Cyprus -0.20 6-19-4
94 Lithuania -0.20 8-18-9
95 Togo -0.22 10-17-8
96 El Salvador -0.23 11-25-12
97 Rwanda -0.23 15-21-8
98 Kazakhstan -0.23 9-18-10
99 Mauritania -0.27 13-17-8
100 Iraq -0.27 21-26-13
101 Azerbaijan -0.27 9-15-13
102 Estonia -0.31 17-21-11
103 Benin -0.31 8-9-5
104 Angola -0.31 8-20-16
105 Latvia -0.32 6-18-13
106 Oman -0.33 23-17-15
107 Moldova -0.37 7-25-10
108 Syria -0.39 17-14-6
109 Kuwait -0.40 17-14-13
110 Mozambique -0.41 15-20-15
111 Sierra Leone -0.42 6-11-5
112 Namibia -0.42 14-13-11
113 Burundi -0.46 10-11-12
114 Liberia -0.48 7-9-3
115 Guatemala -0.48 11-19-11
116 Botswana -0.49 16-21-11
117 Nicaragua -0.51 11-16-5
118 Malawi -0.52 14-20-11
119 Tanzania -0.52 11-20-14
120 Luxembourg -0.53 4-23-8
121 Comoros -0.55 2-8-8
122 Ethiopia -0.59 15-25-8
123 Madagascar -0.60 11-7-7
124 Swaziland -0.63 10-14-12
125 Guinea-Bissau -0.69 4-8-6
126 Bahrain -0.70 18-14-19
127 North Korea -0.74 13-10-6
128 Niger -0.78 7-20-12
129 Faroe Islands -0.78 4-18-3
130 Lebanon -0.79 10-15-20
131 Lesotho -0.81 9-23-15
132 Sudan -0.82 7-21-7
133 Malta -0.87 3-27-5
134 Chad -0.95 4-7-1
135 New Zealand -0.95 11-8-7
136 Gambia -0.96 3-9-5
137 Thailand -0.96 22-19-7
138 Palestine -1.11 14-11-10
139 Curacao -1.17 8-5-5
140 Liechtenstein -1.18 2-25-4
141 St. Kitts and Nevis -1.20 12-4-4
142 Belize -1.21 3-16-7
143 Indonesia -1.27 11-14-8
144 Philippines -1.30 21-17-8
145 Kyrgyzstan -1.34 11-12-8
146 Turkmenistan -1.35 7-10-1
147 Vietnam -1.35 16-11-8
148 Central African Republic -1.37 3-10-3
149 Hong Kong -1.43 15-15-7
150 Antigua and Barbuda -1.52 12-7-2
151 Mauritius -1.54 6-17-6
152 Suriname -1.59 6-6-1
153 Andorra -1.60 1-26-3
154 Cuba -1.65 5-15-3
155 Barbados -1.77 6-7-3
156 Montserrat -1.79 1-1-1
157 Bermuda -1.82 3-4-3
158 Singapore -1.82 17-25-6
159 Yemen -1.85 6-23-7
160 Seychelles -1.89 4-17-3
161 Tajikistan -1.91 11-11-6
162 Dominican Republic -1.98 6-9-1
163 Sao Tome and Principe -1.98 2-10-0
164 South Sudan -2.06 6-12-3
165 New Caledonia -2.09 4-5-3
166 Guyana -2.10 6-6-4
167 St. Lucia -2.13 7-9-2
168 Myanmar -2.14 13-21-9
169 India -2.18 15-13-5
170 Grenada -2.20 6-10-6
171 Cayman Islands -2.22 0-1-2
172 Afghanistan -2.23 17-13-9
173 Puerto Rico -2.24 3-8-4
174 Malaysia -2.25 13-22-13
175 Papua New Guinea -2.29 5-5-3
176 Guam -2.35 6-14-6
177 Eritrea -2.51 0-5-0
178 St. Vincent / Grenadines -2.58 10-13-5
179 Maldives -2.61 11-18-5
180 Tahiti -2.79 4-6-2
181 Pakistan -2.84 6-8-3
182 San Marino -2.96 0-26-1
183 Dominica -2.96 4-11-4
184 Solomon Islands -2.98 3-9-0
185 Aruba -3.01 4-7-1
186 Cambodia -3.06 12-28-4
187 Chinese Taipei -3.06 9-19-4
188 Fiji -3.07 3-5-2
189 Gibraltar -3.16 0-6-0
190 Nepal -3.26 5-13-8
191 Somalia -3.36 0-10-0
192 Netherlands Antilles -3.39 1-1-0
193 Vanuatu -3.41 3-2-1
194 Macau -3.56 3-8-6
195 US Virgin Islands -3.62 1-6-0
196 Laos -3.65 9-22-9
197 Bangladesh -3.72 6-18-8
198 Djibouti -3.99 1-14-0
199 Timor-Leste -4.18 2-16-4
200 Brunei Darussalum -4.36 2-9-1
201 Sri Lanka -4.44 3-15-2
202 Turks and Caicos Islands -4.77 1-3-0
203 Mongolia -4.90 1-9-1
204 British Virgin Islands -5.10 0-6-1
205 Bhutan -5.11 3-16-1
206 American Samoa -5.30 2-2-0
207 Anguilla -5.47 0-7-0
208 Cook Islands -5.65 2-1-0
209 Bahamas -5.81 0-2-0
210 Samoa -6.15 2-4-0
211 Tonga -7.35 0-4-0