Women's International Football Elo Ratings

Below are Elo ratings for international women's teams. For a hypothetical FAQ, click here.

Elo Ratings
Last updated through July 13, 2019

rkcountryratingfederation2yr change2yr W-T-L
1USA2012CONCACAF8539 - 5 - 2
2France1811UEFA-2622 - 6 - 5
3Germany1807UEFA-7319 - 4 - 4
4England1773UEFA2421 - 4 - 8
5Netherlands1758UEFA16326 - 3 - 5
6Sweden1716UEFA9918 - 5 - 8
7Australia1665AFC219 - 7 - 7
8Canada1664CONCACAF-7316 - 4 - 7
9North Korea1628AFC-4113 - 2 - 3
10Japan1628AFC-518 - 7 - 12
11Brazil1606CONMEBOL-8814 - 2 - 16
12Spain1581UEFA2117 - 7 - 8
13Norway1564UEFA3117 - 3 - 12
14Italy1528UEFA18919 - 4 - 7
15China1469AFC-4122 - 4 - 17
16Denmark1436UEFA-479 - 4 - 12
17Belgium1427UEFA6910 - 7 - 5
18Iceland1421UEFA-467 - 6 - 7
19Scotland1410UEFA2813 - 3 - 10
20South Korea1385AFC-13511 - 5 - 14
21Austria1384UEFA389 - 8 - 7
22Switzerland1384UEFA-1288 - 8 - 10
23Mexico1308CONCACAF-928 - 1 - 14
24New Zealand1303OFC-649 - 2 - 12
25Nigeria1298CAF3612 - 3 - 9
26Colombia1249CONMEBOL-1007 - 5 - 5
27Vietnam1239AFC1413 - 2 - 7
28Costa Rica1236CONCACAF269 - 1 - 4
29Poland1232UEFA748 - 3 - 7
30Portugal1222UEFA18312 - 9 - 7
31Argentina1205CONMEBOL476 - 3 - 8
32Chile1190CONMEBOL1478 - 8 - 14
33Cameroon1189CAF609 - 2 - 7
34Finland1182UEFA545 - 6 - 9
35Russia1181UEFA-338 - 1 - 12
36Czech Republic1173UEFA16211 - 3 - 6
37Wales1170UEFA825 - 6 - 5
38Ukraine1163UEFA-266 - 3 - 5
39Ireland1151UEFA275 - 0 - 6
40Jamaica1147CONCACAF6012 - 3 - 9
41Ghana1106CAF-475 - 3 - 4
42South Africa1102CAF4514 - 10 - 12
43Thailand1100AFC-13515 - 6 - 18
44Taiwan1099AFC8512 - 3 - 4
45Myanmar1058AFC-329 - 3 - 5
46Panama1049CONCACAF964 - 2 - 4
47Uzbekistan1048AFC-234 - 0 - 3
48Paraguay1047CONMEBOL284 - 1 - 1
49Romania1028UEFA-576 - 2 - 9
50Papua New Guinea1006OFC124 - 0 - 1
51Serbia1004UEFA426 - 4 - 5
52Trinidad and Tobago1000CONCACAF-8210 - 2 - 7
53Slovakia970UEFA-493 - 5 - 13
54Venezuela961CONMEBOL454 - 0 - 7
55Hungary959UEFA-577 - 5 - 13
56Ivory Coast958CAF-403 - 5 - 1
57India955AFC489 - 3 - 3
58Equatorial Guinea945CAF-1692 - 0 - 4
59Guyana918CONCACAF-511 - 4 - 1
60Haiti912CONCACAF-604 - 1 - 3
61Cuba909CONCACAF317 - 1 - 5
62Guatemala884CONCACAF71 - 0 - 0
63Jordan881AFC-10912 - 4 - 8
64Slovenia872UEFA474 - 1 - 5
65Northern Ireland870UEFA463 - 0 - 7
66Puerto Rico869CONCACAF122 - 2 - 1
67Ecuador866CONMEBOL-720 - 0 - 4
68Zambia858CAF1307 - 6 - 5
69Fiji857OFC1497 - 2 - 1
70Philippines855AFC518 - 1 - 10
71Mali837CAF995 - 3 - 6
72Zimbabwe835CAF-227 - 2 - 3
73Iran835AFC-292 - 1 - 2
74Croatia830UEFA313 - 3 - 6
75Peru822CONMEBOL-370 - 1 - 3
76Belarus813UEFA115 - 3 - 6
77Algeria810CAF-205 - 1 - 5
78Tunisia796CAF00 - 0 - 0
79Angola792CAF00 - 0 - 0
80Greece792UEFA120 - 3 - 0
81Hong Kong778AFC293 - 3 - 8
82Turkey770UEFA265 - 1 - 1
83Ethiopia766CAF-136 - 0 - 4
84Israel765UEFA-190 - 0 - 3
85Bermuda761CONCACAF333 - 1 - 3
86Congo DR757CAF201 - 1 - 0
87New Caledonia750OFC-452 - 0 - 3
88Uruguay745CONMEBOL-170 - 1 - 7
89Nepal744AFC-34 - 3 - 3
90Morocco742CAF142 - 3 - 3
91Senegal739CAF53 - 0 - 3
92Egypt737CAF00 - 0 - 0
93St. Lucia725CONCACAF34 - 1 - 1
94Bosnia and Herzegovina724UEFA-345 - 2 - 7
95Tanzania723CAF112 - 4 - 2
96Kazakhstan717UEFA51 - 2 - 7
97Dominican Republic716CONCACAF-82 - 1 - 1
98Kenya715CAF767 - 4 - 4
99Bahrain697AFC126 - 1 - 1
100Barbados694CONCACAF93 - 1 - 3
101Tahiti683OFC-350 - 1 - 2
102El Salvador680CONCACAF-270 - 1 - 2
103Malaysia679AFC-143 - 0 - 8
104Azerbaijan677UEFA-62 - 1 - 1
105St. Kitts and Nevis674CONCACAF875 - 1 - 1
106Laos670AFC00 - 0 - 0
107Suriname666CONCACAF-371 - 1 - 4
108Albania646UEFA273 - 2 - 7
109Bulgaria646UEFA-221 - 0 - 2
110Congo628CAF-262 - 1 - 3
111Tonga625OFC-241 - 0 - 2
112Bolivia616CONMEBOL201 - 0 - 3
113Honduras611CONCACAF00 - 0 - 0
114Botswana597CAF463 - 3 - 2
115Burkina Faso594CAF62 - 1 - 3
116Faroe Islands594UEFA-580 - 2 - 6
117Malawi593CAF854 - 1 - 3
118Cook Islands587OFC-480 - 0 - 3
119Namibia587CAF-562 - 2 - 6
120Guinea585CAF00 - 0 - 0
121Malta577UEFA165 - 4 - 5
122Indonesia577AFC-202 - 4 - 11
123United Arab Emirates565AFC-820 - 2 - 5
124Guam555AFC61 - 0 - 1
125Antigua and Barbuda555CONCACAF505 - 0 - 4
126Moldova553UEFA01 - 3 - 6
127Gabon553CAF211 - 0 - 1
128Lebanon552AFC192 - 0 - 4
129Uganda550CAF855 - 3 - 5
130Rwanda544CAF-341 - 1 - 2
131Nicaragua541CONCACAF641 - 2 - 3
132Martinique540CONCACAF251 - 0 - 2
133Cyprus537UEFA-153 - 0 - 3
134Curacao530CONCACAF-182 - 0 - 3
135Bangladesh521AFC01 - 1 - 4
136Montenegro520UEFA-111 - 2 - 7
137Cambodia519AFC191 - 0 - 2
138Eritrea516CAF00 - 0 - 0
139Gambia511CAF111 - 0 - 3
140Solomon Islands510OFC101 - 1 - 1
141Georgia510UEFA-31 - 0 - 2
142Chad506CAF60 - 1 - 1
143Benin506CAF00 - 0 - 0
144Botswanna492CAF00 - 0 - 0
145Reunion490CAF00 - 0 - 0
146Liberia488CAF00 - 0 - 0
147Djibouti486CAF00 - 0 - 0
148Central African Republic486CAF-60 - 1 - 1
149Sierra Leone486CAF00 - 0 - 0
150Burundi482CAF00 - 0 - 0
151Syria482AFC00 - 0 - 0
152Samoa480OFC-70 - 1 - 4
153Kyrgyzstan479AFC00 - 0 - 0
154Guinea-Bissau478CAF00 - 0 - 0
155Palestine475AFC-791 - 2 - 7
156Vanuatu475OFC332 - 0 - 1
157Bahamas474CONCACAF00 - 0 - 0
158Turkmenistan474AFC-260 - 0 - 4
159Tajikistan473AFC412 - 0 - 5
160Anguilla472CONCACAF-580 - 0 - 4
161Kosovo467UEFA192 - 1 - 2
162Comoros467CAF-10 - 0 - 1
163US Virgin Islands466CONCACAF-521 - 0 - 5
164Togo463CAF-260 - 0 - 3
165Cayman Islands463CONCACAF00 - 0 - 0
166Madagascar459CAF-580 - 1 - 5
167Singapore456AFC-502 - 2 - 7
168Niger455CAF-240 - 0 - 3
169Mongolia451AFC-491 - 2 - 6
170Estonia450UEFA425 - 4 - 10
171Macau450AFC-220 - 1 - 2
172Dominica446CONCACAF792 - 2 - 3
173St. Vincent / Grenadines443CONCACAF-920 - 0 - 6
174Sri Lanka440AFC-41 - 0 - 5
175Libya436CAF-270 - 0 - 2
176Guadeloupe430CONCACAF-660 - 0 - 5
177Armenia423UEFA00 - 0 - 0
178Lesotho421CAF243 - 0 - 7
179Latvia419UEFA242 - 0 - 3
180Northern Mariana Islands419AFC00 - 0 - 0
181Timor-Leste418AFC-510 - 0 - 3
182Grenada407CONCACAF-530 - 2 - 5
183Pakistan398AFC00 - 0 - 0
184Mozambique395CAF-422 - 1 - 5
185Afghanistan383AFC-20 - 0 - 2
186Sao Tome e Principe381CAF00 - 0 - 0
187Belize379CONCACAF00 - 0 - 0
188Swaziland367CAF-461 - 1 - 6
189Aruba363CONCACAF171 - 0 - 3
190Lithuania361UEFA-150 - 6 - 5
191Mauritius359CAF-650 - 0 - 3
192British Virgin Islands358CONCACAF00 - 0 - 0
193American Samoa352OFC-420 - 0 - 3
194Macedonia351UEFA-160 - 1 - 2
195Iraq351AFC00 - 0 - 0
196Turks and Caicos Islands340CONCACAF-70 - 0 - 2
197Luxembourg334UEFA-31 - 0 - 1
198Kuwait329AFC00 - 0 - 0
199Qatar321AFC00 - 0 - 0
200Maldives317AFC-670 - 0 - 10
201Bhutan307AFC-130 - 0 - 2
202Andorra277UEFA-180 - 0 - 1

2019 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Race

cover photo from US Sports Guru

This season Everybody Soccer will be tracking the top MLS goalkeepers with Goals Saved Above Replacement. Check out last year’s ratings with an explanation at how we arrived at a single, compact number. For more detail statistics on each goalkeeper, click here to view the web page which breaks down each goalkeeper’s contributions into seven categories, week-by-week performances, and how much they deserve to be paid.

Last Updated May 14, 2019

RankGSARKeeperTeam Mins GSAR/90
1 3.73 Maxime Crepeau VAN 1170 0.29
2 2.66 Tyler Miller LAFC 1350 0.18
3 1.69 David Ousted CHC 1170 0.13
4 1.36 David Bingham LAG 1260 0.10
5 0.95 Jeff Attinella POR 720 0.12
6 0.52 Luis Robles RBNY 1170 0.04
7 0.38 Daniel Vega SJ 1170 0.03
8 0.14 Sean Johnson NYC 1080 0.01
9 -0.23 Tim Howard CLR 1170 -0.02
10 -0.29 Zack Steffen CLB 1080 -0.02
11 -0.53 Andre Blake PHI 756 -0.06
12 -0.82 Jose Luis Gonzalez FCD 1170 -0.06
13 -1.04 Brad Guzan ATL 1170 -0.08
14 -1.11 Bill Hamid DC 1350 -0.07
15 -1.13 Joe Willis HOU 1080 -0.09
16 -1.50 Spencer Richey CIN 990 -0.14
17 -1.66 Stefan Frei SEA 1260 -0.12
18 -1.77 Evan Bush MON 1350 -0.12
19 -1.82 Nick Rimando RSL 810 -0.20
20 -2.16 Vito Mannone MIN 1170 -0.17
21 -2.41 Brian Rowe OCSC 1170 -0.19
22 -2.94 Tim Melia SKC 990 -0.27
- 1.68 Steve Clark POR 360 0.42
- 1.28 Carlos PHI 319 0.36
- 0.69 Matt Freese PHI 185 0.34
- 0.24 Adrian Zendejas SKC 90 0.24
- 0.23 Kenneth Kronholm CHC 90 0.23
- 0.14 Jimmy Maurer FCD 90 0.14
- -0.09 Jon Kempin CLB 90 -0.09
- -0.22 Andrew Putna RSL 360 -0.06
- -0.23 Zac MacMath VAN 180 -0.12
- -0.49 Greg Ranjitsingh OCSC 90 -0.49
- -0.53 Ryan Meara RBNY 90 -0.53
- -0.71 Joe Bendik CLB 180 -0.36
- -1.24 Quentin Westberg TOR 630 -0.18
- -1.32 Alex Bono TOR 540 -0.22
- -1.48 Przemyslaw Tyton CIN 270 -0.49
- -1.52 Brad Knighton NE 394 -0.35
- -2.26 Matt Turner NE 326 -0.62
- -2.40 Cody Cropper NE 630 -0.34

Top 10 NCAA Men's Goalkeepers (since 1970)

After months of teasing a list, Stan Anderson and Bill Reno reveal their picks for their top ten goalkeepers in NCAA’s men’s D-1 play since 1970. To hear the rationale behind the picks, head over to the latest podcast (click here).

Stan’s List

1. Tony Meola (Virginia, 1987-89)
1989 National Champion
1989 Hermann Trophy Winner
1989 1st Team All-American
1988 1st Team All-American
1987 U20 World Cup

2. Kasey Keller (Portland, 1988-91)
1991 ISAA Goalkeeper of the Year
1991 2nd Team All-American
1990 1st Team All-American
1989 U20 World Cup
1988 National Semifinalist
1988 3rd Team All-American
1987 U20 World Cup

3. Dragan Radovich (St. Francis, 1975-78)
1978 1st Team All-American
1977 1st Team All-American
1976 1st Team All-American

4. Brad Friedel (UCLA, 1990-93)
1992 Olympics
1992 ISAA Goalkeeper of the Year
1992 Hermann Trophy Winner
1992 1st Team All-American
1992 3rd Seed in National Tournament
1991 1st Team All-American
1991 3rd Seed in National Tournament
1990 National Champion

5. Adin Brown (William and Mary, 1996-99)
2000 Olympic Qualifying
1999 1st Team All-American
1998 1st Team All-American
1997 2nd Team All-American
1996 4th Seed in National Tournament

6. Jon Busch (Charlotte, 1994-96)
1996 National Semifinalist
1996 1st Team All-American
1994 4th Seed in National Tournament
1993 U17 World Cup

7. Andre Blake (Connecticut, 2011-2013)
2013 1st Team All-American
2012 1st Team All-American
2012 4th Seed in National Tournament
2011 3rd Team All-American
2011 3rd Seed in National Tournament

8. Peter Mannos (NIU, 1972-75)
1975 1st Team All-American
1974 1st Team All-American

9. Jeff Duback (Yale, 1982-86)
1986 ISAA Goalkeeper of the Year
1986 1st Team All-American
1984 1st Team All-American
1983 U20 World Cup

10. Skip Gilbert (Vermont, 1980-1983)
1982 1st Team All-American
1981 1st Team All-American

Bill’s List

1. Brad Friedel (UCLA, 1990-93)

2. Kasey Keller (Portland, 1988-91)

3. Tony Meola (Virginia, 1987-89)

4. Jeff Causey (Virginia, 1990-93)
1993 National Champion
1993 3rd Team All-American
1992 National Champion
1991 National Champion

5. Adin Brown (William and Mary, 1996-99)

6. Juergen Sommer (Indiana, 1987-90)
1990 ISAA Goalkeeper of the Year
1989 National Semifinalist
1988 National Champion

7. Pat Wall (Notre Dame 2010-14)
2014 1st Seed in National Tournament
2013 National Champion
2012 National Runner-Up

8. TJ Hannig (Indiana, 1997-2000)
2000 National Semifinalist
1999 National Champion
1998 National Champion
1997 National Semifinalist

9. Peter Arnautoff (San Francisco, 1975-78)
1980 Olympic Qualifying
1978 World University Games
1978 National Champion
1976 National Champion
1975 National Champion

10. Will Hesmer (Wake Forest, 2000-03)
2003 1st Team All-American
2003 3rd Seed in National Tournament
2002 2nd Team All-American
2002 1st Seed in National Tournament

Goals Saved Above Replacement: 2018 MLS Goalkeeping Stats

cover photo belongs to Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports

Recently American Soccer Analysis published an article, Going to WAR for Points Above Replacement. It’s a fantastic read and an idea that I’m sure will stem new ideas for how statistics are utilized in soccer. Unfortunately they’ve beat me to the punch a little as I’ve been working on a new goalkeeping stat for the past few years, trying to find something more intuitive than the dreadful save percentage or goals against average. There are a number of issues with traditional goalkeeping statistics, the most notable being that they are only a sliver of a goalkeeper’s impact on the game. Goals Saved Above Replacement (GSAR) quantifies all areas of a goalkeeper’s actions, from shot stopping to cross handling to pass accuracy.

Identifying a baseline or replacement-level for MLS goalkeepers is tricky with salaries and talent levels constantly swelling over the past twenty years. Matching a “0 GSAR” goalkeeper with the median salary of MLS goalkeepers in 2018 ($132,625.00) proved to be the easiest route. Using this standard, we’ll take a look at seven different categories to obtain an overall GSAR rating, as well as put a dollar amount on each MLS goalkeeper’s performance from 2018.

Goals Saved Above Replacement

Each MLS goalkeeper has had their season broken down into seven categories.

shots <10 - The first two columns are shots from inside and outside ten yards. The distance measured is from the shooter to the goalkeeper, not the shooter to the goal.

While traditional expected goal models focus on a shooter’s location on the field, GSAR focuses on different criteria: where the shot passes the goalkeeper and how long the goalkeeper had to react.

A shot’s difficulty is not deemed by where it enters the goalmouth but how far the ball was from the goalkeeper when it intersected the goalkeeper’s dive line. This angle is affected by a goalkeeper’s starting position as well as where the shooter is located on the field. If a shot is taken near the end line, the ball will pass the goalkeeper within a few feet even if it is hit the upper corner. Similarly, if a goalkeeper is closer to the shooter, they “cut down the angle” and cover more of the goalmouth, putting the ball’s path closer to their body.

shots >10 - While the first category is largely impacted by a goalkeeper’s reaction abilities, the second has more emphasis on a goalkeeper’s ability to move his feet and general angle play.

pks - Penalties aren’t a large part of the MLS season, but they do occur once every six or seven games. On average a penalty has a success rate of around 80%.

crossing - This category takes into account if a goalkeeper punched, claimed, or (for a negative value) let a cross drop in a position they should have challenged for. The position has recently seen a swing towards favoring passive goalkeeping when it comes to crosses, which explains the relatively low ratings.

error - Covering a number of different areas, only negative numbers will be found here. This can include gifting a poor rebound to the opposition, giving away a penalty, or a number of other actions that result in creating another chance on goal.

misc - The miscellaneous tallies cover any non-tradition goalkeeping action. Slotted balls back to the center of the box are the most common, as well as any actions that don’t fit a proper formula, which are entered in by hand. Unique shot deflections and 1v1 situations (amongst other actions) can be found here. Hand-adjusted values make up less than .1% of all goalkeeping actions.

passing - Passing stats consider how often and where a goalkeeper completes a pass versus where a turnovers occur. A turnover at the other side of the field is negligible, while a turnover in front of one’s own goal returns a larger negative value.

Minutes and average GSAR/90 minutes are tacked on at the end.

Projected Salaries Based Off of GSAR

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Placing a value on a goalkeeper’s season is challenging as one team’s willingness to spend high on goalkeeping doesn’t necessarily mean the rest of the league will. To find a fair expected payment, the salaries and GSARs were listed in descending order to find a trend between the two. This brings up certain issues but overall it puts every goalkeeper on an even playing field when it comes to receiving payment for their services.

As some goalkeepers didn’t play the whole season - whether due to injury or a coach’s decision - finding a projected dollar amount would either have to extrapolate a goalkeeper’s stats for a full 38 game season or shrink down the corresponding payment. For example, Attinella only played two-thirds of the season but compiled a 4.74 GSAR. Should his projected GSAR-based salary be off what he could have done over 38 games or should it account for only the games he played? With a goalkeeper’s true impact being dependent on what they can bring to the field every game, I opted to extrapolate the dollar amount out to 38 games.

Categories are explained in more detail below. Goalkeepers are sorted by the difference ($$.diff) in their projected payment minus their actual. “$$.diff” is not what goalkeepers deserved to be paid, simply just the difference between actual and deserved.

m.GSAR/gm - Simply dividing a goalkeeper’s GSAR over the minutes they played, unless the goalkeeper played less than 900 minutes in the season. If this was the case, a goalkeeper was given either a positive or negative .03, depending on their GSAR. It’s not a great siphoning method, but +/- .03 keeps backup goalkeepers’ GSARs from getting out of hand with such a small sample size.

adj.GSAR - What a goalkeeper’s GSAR would have been had they played all 38 games (3060 minutes, excluding stoppage time).

gsar.$$ - How much a goalkeeper deserves to be paid, converted from a goalkeepers’ adj.GSAR. The conversation formula is based off the previous orange and white graph.

$$.diff - Goalkeepers are sorted by this column, which simply subtracts real.$$ from gsar.$$. Tyler Miller was underpaid by $333,503 while Andre Blake was overpaid by $410,805.

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