Given the never ending debates about the relative qualities of the various leagues, some of them 2nd Divisions, here are two Elo based sites that offer their rankings based on a mathematical formulas. Warning - the cross continental rankings, although offered as well, are next to impossible to establish realistically due to a relative paucity of data. However, the intra-national competitions are taken into account. http://clubelo.com/All/Ranking.html http://www.footballdatabase.com/worldrankings.php?Rnk=1 Do note that this allows to also rank leagues outside of the UEFA formulas that favor the "top heavy" leagues where a few clubs dominate not only locally but across the sanctioned UEFA events. FWIW : Clubelo has these YA clubs thusly ranked - Schalke in 15th, Tottenham in 17th, Malaga in 18th, Everton 19th, Hannover 34th, Roma 47th, Stoke 55th and so on.