The Japanese media responded that they couldn’t understand why their country’s J-League ranked lower than the Korean K-League.
According to data released by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), as of 2022, the K-League has ranked first in Asia for 12 consecutive years. With a scaled score of 525.25, the overall ranking is 18th. 메이저놀이터
Japan ranked second in Asia with 402 points. It is ranked 30th overall. Regarding this, Japanese media <Tokyo Sports> said, “IFFHS has announced the world professional league rankings. The Korean K-League ranks first in Asia. Japan ranks second.” He commented, “It has produced many players who play, and its competitiveness is evaluated in the world. Also, in Southeast Asia, interest in broadcasting is high, and many voices call it Asia’s No. 1. It is shocking to lose to the K-League in such an atmosphere.”
Even in terms of clubs, the K-League ranked high. First of all, the team with the highest ranking in Asia was Jeonbuk Hyundai. Jeonbuk Hyundai ranked 42nd as a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The second place in Asia was also a K-League club. Ulsan Hyundai was 99th. Daegu FC was ranked 133rd. The highest ranked Japanese club was the Urawa Reds Diamonds at number 150. Another Japanese club, Kawasaki Frontale, was 161st.
On the other hand, the world’s No. 1 in the league was Brazil’s Serie A. Brazil was rated with a combined score of 1,181 points. It was followed by the English Premier League in 2nd place and the Spanish La Liga in 3rd place. In terms of clubs, Flamengo of Brazil ranked first in the world, Palmeiras of Brazil ranked second, and Liverpool of England ranked third.