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Summary

This is a European Football Club Ranking based on the Elo-System, mainly inspired by World Football Elo Ratings

Changelog

21/03/2014 - Minor corrections (Netherlands).
06/03/2014 - Various corrections.
06/03/2014 - Bulgarian results (1962-1995) added.
06/03/2014 - French 2nd tier results (1993-1996) added.
06/03/2014 - Portuguese results (1939-1960) added.
27/02/2014 - Minor corrections (various).
24/02/2014 - Soviet 2nd tier results (1970-1991) results added.
24/02/2014 - Minor corrections (Italy 1946-1993)
09/02/2014 - Greek (1959-1994) results added.
26/01/2014 - Bulgarian (1995-2005) and Israeli (1995-2005) results added.
26/01/2014 - Romanian (1946-1963) and Yugoslav (1968-1987) results added.
26/01/2014 - Cypriot league removed.
15/01/2014 - Turkish (1959-1994) and Czechoslovakian (1984-1992) results added.
02/12/2013 - UCL and UEL qualifying rounds 2001,2002 added.
02/12/2013 - Major corrections (Bilbao and Bilbao B seperated).
28/11/2013 - Minor corrections (Austria 1970s).
21/10/2013 - Portuguese games (1960-63) added. Minor corrections (Germany 1991-'93).
18/10/2013 - Minor corrections (Germany 1994, Poland).
15/10/2013 - Aviacion results (1939-1947) merged with Atlético.
15/10/2013 - Minor algorithm change for inter-league adjustments.
15/10/2013 - 2nd tier results (ITA 1946+, ENG 1946+, ESP 1968+, FRG 1981+) added.
15/10/2013 - Swiss (1991-2005) and Danish (1991-2005) results added.
15/10/2013 - Minor corrections (Czechia 1998-2004).
03/10/2013 - Minor corrections (UEFA Cup 2002-08).
21/09/2013 - Zorya Voroshilovgrad and Zorya Lugansk merged to "Zorya".
26/08/2013 - Minor corrections.
20/07/2013 - Croatian, Serbian, Belarussian and Slovakian League removed.
20/07/2013 - Minor corrections.
30/06/2013 - 12/13 game Cagliari-Roma removed as it was awarded.
23/05/2013 - Italian Serie B Playoff added (2004-2013).
16/05/2013 - Minor corrections (Sweden 2012).
24/03/2013 - New method to determine Home Field Advantage.
24/01/2013 - Minor corrections.
20/01/2013 - Polish results (1962+) added, 2-leg-formula changed, minor corrections.
12/12/2012 - Belgian results (1962+) added.
11/12/2012 - Norwegian, Austrian, Scottish and Swedish results (1946+) added. Thanks to Graeme Riley.
01/12/2012 - The Coppa Latina (1949-1957) is recognised and included in calculations.
09/09/2012 - Historic results from Romania (1963 onwards) added.
21/07/2012 - Predictions use now the Poisson/Elo model.
08/07/2012 - Some slight calculation errors for games from 1985 corrected.
25/06/2012 - Liechtenstein now independent from Switzerland.
23/05/2012 - Spanish La Liga Playoff 2011 added.
20/05/2012 - The Football Club Elo Ratings relaunch.

Rating System

Have a look at the Elo System Description where the formulas and adjustments are explained.

Sources

In total, 466447 football games from European cups and league matches are in the database. Have a look at Data & Sources for details. National cup games are not taken into account.

Tools

A Python-Script is making the calculations and creating the whole HTML-Code. It runs on a virtual server provided by Memset. I use Google Analytics.

Re-utilisation

I am happy if you like this site. You can use my calculations, diagrams, rankings for any further use, I am sure there are plenty of interesting analyses possible based on this. Please cite me when you do so.

Author

Lars Schiefler
London W2, UK
clubelo@schiefler.com