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The classification of the best leagues of the world is made objectively without any out side influence of any sort. We follow the criteria that the level of performance of a league is reflected by the best classified teams of that league who in turn usually represent their country in international club competitions. If one looks at the football power-houses of the world, one notices that regularly 4 or 5 clubs of their leagues are always competing in con tinental competitions. By adding the points won in all competitions by the five best placed clubs of each league, we have the points for the country which in turn helps to establish a fair classification. It is important to note that only the yearly classification is representative, since all competitions move along the whole season and over twelve months, we have an objective view of the best. This system has been used since 1991, and it is recognized today as the most precise in rating the leagues of the world.

The Spanish Primera División: the strongest League in the World!

IFFHS - without any subjective influence - determines since 1991 the ranking of the best leagues of the world, based upon the Club World Ranking, containing the results of the national and international competitions during the 12 prevous months. This is the best rating indicator of quality and performance levels of each league.
Comparing with the 2000 ranking the position of the first three leagues remain unchanged. The Spanish League is still the strongest of the world, but the difference between the English Premier League and the Italian Serie A is now wider. The German Bundesliga has moved from 7th to 4th place thanks to the more numerous foreign players now in their teams. The Argentinean Primera División is again the best league in South America.

The Portuguese league shows a sensational improvement (from 17th to 8th position) and the Dutch Eredivisie is now again among the "Top 10". The Turkish league after their height in 2000 has returned to their former level. Among the leagues that have greatly improved in 2001, we can count Ecuador, Croatia, Israel, Denmark, Guatemala, Tunesia and Romania, that have joined China in being in the "Top 50". For the first time appear in the "Top 50" the Uzbekistan and Slovenian leagues.

Sweden has come down as well as many Asian leagues, suffering during many months because of the training camps and many World Cup Qualifying matches. The trophy of the strongest league of the world will be presented to the "Real Federación Española de Fútbol" president, Ángel María Villar Llona.

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SO what is Turkey's ranking now?

And is the MLS in the list?
 

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Deniz..........good questions .... whu dont you check their Web Site ?????
http://www.iffhs.de/

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The German league has never been only 7th, and the Portugese league have never been the 17th best....
 
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