is a rankings system based only on statistics.
Just like the the systems ranking tennis players
and pro cyclists (UCI).
The first TFR rankings were based on the results
of the 2007-08 season.
The clubs, coaches and players are rewarded
for winning games. Draws are also rewarded
but only with one third of a victory. Results
in high competitive tournaments such as the
UEFA Champions League or the FIFA World Cup
are heavier weighted than results from less
competitive tournaments such as the smaller
The system also rewards players of the best
defensive and attacking teams. Many goals
scored will reward attacking players of a
team and few goals conceded will reward the
defensive forces - including the goalkeeper.
Finally the system rewards players for scoring
goals and providing assists as well as
clearances and successful passings.
Every year in August we release the annual
rankings of the best players (top 300), teams
(top 50), and
the best coaches, top scorers, top assists
and young guns (all top 30).