IFFHS Club Rankings

Discussion in 'Portugal' started by Força Sporting, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. Força Sporting

    Sep 29, 2002
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    The latest IFFHS club rankings are out and FC Porto has slipped another 2 spots, from 13th to 15th! A European Cup winner in 15th...this is insane. And who is 1st? Valencia, the UEFA Cup winner!!! This is even more outrageous. Fine, perhaps Porto doesn't deserve to be in 1st, but they are behind clubs like Newcastle, Club Brugge, and Monaco (who, BTW, they beat in the final)...SL Benfica dropped 4 spots to 22nd and Sporting rose 61 (!) spots from 137th to 76th. Here is a link for the complete listing of clubs: http://www.iffhs.de/
  2. Frank Cunha

    Frank Cunha New Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    its a joke when they got Nacional and Rio Ave ahead of Maritimo and Leiria

    Leiria was one of the finalist of the Intertoto Cup
  3. BatatasFritas

    BatatasFritas Member+

    Nov 29, 2004
    FC Porto
    How do they calculate these stats? Werber Bremem is ahead of Porto. LOL :confused:

    What a joke.
  4. Briosa a frente

    Briosa a frente New Member

    Sep 3, 2004
    Winnipeg, (Coimbra)
    How the Club World Ranking is made

    The World Club Ranking was started monthly since January 1st, 1991 and the information is globally distributed early in the following month. This ranking takes into consideration the results of twelve months of continental and intercontinental competitions, national league matches (including play-offs) and the national cup. In those countries having several national cup competitions, only the one organised by the national federation is included. Since the cup competition systems are diverse at the preliminary stage level, we assign only the points won in eight-finals, quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final. The points are assigned based upon a rating system of the level of performance of each national league. In the case of matches decided by penalty-kicks, each team receives half of the points in contention.
    All national leagues are rated at four levels based upon performance. In this grouping, each country (where the club plays) is assigned a number indicating the performance level of each national league. Clubs in the highest level leagues receive 4 points for each match won, 2 for a draw and 0 for a defeat. Level 2 is assigned 3 pts. (win), 1.5 (draw) and 0 (lost), and so on with the next lower levels. The same system applies for the play-off matches.

    In the continental competitions, all clubs receive the same number of points at all stages regardless of the performance level of their leagues. In the case of draws each team receives 50% of the points in dispute and 0 points for a lost match. The points are distributed equally to teams in matches decided by penalty-kicks. All Asia, Africa and CONCACAF continental competitions have the same point-assignment system: 8 points for a win, 4 for a draw; in the preliminary tournament phases for The Caribbean and Oceania zones, only 4 and 2 points are assigned for win and draw. In the South American competitions the clubs receive 12 points for a win, 6 for a draw; and in the European 14 and 7 points, respectively. Competitions between two continents are evaluated depending upon their importance. In the FIFA World Club Cup, the awarding system for wins and draws is determined by averaging the number of points assigned for wins and draws in each of the other continental competitions.

    Those competitions not organized by a continental confederation, or any intercontinental events not recognized by FIFA, are not taken into consideration for the World Club Ranking. Any competition cancelled before completion alters the point system. In order to equalise the chances of South American and European clubs we do not consider the result of previous matches already played in said tournament.

    The World Club Ranking is a precise classification showing the real level of the clubs free of any subjective influence. It is the result of a profound analysis that allows us to fairly report the level of international performance for each country

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