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This page shows the ELO score history of the selected club - mapping their best and worst sides of all time, and their most unlikely victories and defeats based on their ELO score.

Inspired by ClubELO.com, the ELO rating system is a method of calculating and comparing the relative strengths of teams in competition. For every match played, the ELO scores of the two teams are considered, and adjusted for other factors (such as home advantage), to calculate the likelihood of the match result. When the actual result of the game is known, the ELO score is adjusted accordingly, comparing the expected outcome of the game with the actual outcome - so a victory over Manchester United will be worth more points than one over Supermarine. The resulting ELO score can be used to compare the strengths of teams over time, and to project future results based on the current form of all teams.

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BRADFORD CITY
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A historical overview of Bradford City's ELO scores.

 

A list of the top 15 Bradford City sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1911 Tuesday, April 11, 1911 4098.47  
  1909 Monday, December 27, 1909 4090.37  
  1910 Saturday, January 1, 1910 4066.42  
  1912 Monday, January 1, 1912 4052.72  
  1914 Friday, December 25, 1914 4042.99  
  1915 Saturday, January 30, 1915 4025.80  
  1920 Saturday, September 4, 1920 4018.30  
  1913 Saturday, December 27, 1913 4014.72  
  1919 Saturday, October 25, 1919 3993.36  
  1921 Friday, March 25, 1921 3992.42  
  1922 Friday, April 14, 1922 3939.27  
  1932 Tuesday, December 27, 1932 3923.44  
  1908 Saturday, December 26, 1908 3921.05  
  1933 Saturday, January 14, 1933 3917.92  
  1999 Saturday, August 7, 1999 3914.04  
 
 

A list of the worst 15 Bradford City sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1963 Wednesday, September 11, 1963 3348.20  
  1965 Saturday, October 30, 1965 3351.97  
  1966 Saturday, January 8, 1966 3382.47  
  1950 Saturday, April 1, 1950 3402.49  
  2011 Saturday, September 24, 2011 3403.63  
  1949 Saturday, September 3, 1949 3411.86  
  1967 Saturday, February 11, 1967 3425.40  
  1964 Saturday, December 12, 1964 3425.42  
  1972 Saturday, October 7, 1972 3427.62  
  1979 Saturday, August 11, 1979 3431.07  
  1948 Saturday, November 20, 1948 3432.92  
  2012 Saturday, March 31, 2012 3445.60  
  1973 Saturday, September 8, 1973 3447.11  
  1975 Saturday, November 15, 1975 3451.23  
  2010 Saturday, February 20, 2010 3454.40  
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant victories in Bradford City's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Chelsea (4304) vs. Bradford City (3666)
  Saturday, January 24, 2015
-684.3 1.9% 2-4 +14.7 
  Bradford City (3573) vs. Liverpool (4162)
  Wednesday, August 27, 1980
-488.7 5.7% 1-0 +18.9 
  Bradford City (3527) vs. Aston Villa (3977)
  Tuesday, January 8, 2013
-404.3 8.9% 3-1 +27.3 
  Norwich City (3940) vs. Bradford City (3521)
  Monday, February 23, 1976
-521.8 4.7% 1-2 +19.1 
  Bradford City (3643) vs. Nottingham Forest (4059)
  Tuesday, September 19, 1995
-348.3 11.9% 3-2 +8.8 
  Bradford City (3491) vs. Blackpool (3892)
  Saturday, January 13, 1973
-300.5 15.1% 2-1 +17.0 
  Bradford City (3500) vs. Nottingham Forest (3857)
  Tuesday, August 10, 2010
-307.4 14.6% 2-1 +8.5 
  Charlton Athletic (3801) vs. Bradford City (3451)
  Wednesday, November 4, 1964
-452.5 6.9% 0-1 +18.6 
  Watford (3848) vs. Bradford City (3501)
  Tuesday, August 28, 2012
-393.8 9.4% 1-2 +9.1 
  Bradford City (3645) vs. Norwich City (3978)
  Wednesday, September 22, 1993
-260.6 18.2% 2-1 +8.2 
  Bradford City (3438) vs. Hull City (3767)
  Saturday, February 19, 1949
-229.9 21.0% 4-2 +23.7 
  Bradford City (3629) vs. Manchester City (3955)
  Saturday, December 18, 1926
-200.7 24.0% 4-3 +15.2 
  Bradford City (3868) vs. Arsenal (4184)
  Saturday, February 5, 2000
-247.8 19.4% 2-1 +16.1 
  Bradford City (3477) vs. York City (3763)
  Wednesday, August 20, 1975
-182.4 25.9% 2-0 +22.2 
  Bradford City (3687) vs. Sunderland (3966)
  Sunday, February 15, 2015
-232.9 20.7% 2-0 +17.8 
  Bradford City (3433) vs. Doncaster Rovers (3708)
  Saturday, December 4, 1948
-176.2 26.6% 4-3 +14.7 
  Bradford City (3809) vs. Everton (4080)
  Wednesday, December 14, 1988
-189.9 25.1% 3-1 +22.5 
  Bradford City (3546) vs. Wrexham (3810)
  Monday, December 26, 1977
-159.6 28.5% 2-1 +14.3 
  Bradford City (3872) vs. Chelsea (4135)
  Tuesday, August 22, 2000
-197.1 24.3% 2-0 +22.7 
  Norwich City (3914) vs. Bradford City (3655)
  Saturday, January 10, 2004
-318.1 13.8% 0-1 +17.2 
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant defeats in Bradford City's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Telford United (3431) vs. Bradford City (3783)
  Saturday, January 5, 1985
+258.6 81.6% 2-1 -16.3 
  Worksop Town (3216) vs. Bradford City (3559)
  Thursday, December 15, 1955
+236.2 79.6% 1-0 -15.9 
  Millwall (3701) vs. Bradford City (4014)
  Saturday, January 31, 1914
+192.0 75.1% 1-0 -15.0 
  Crewe Alexandra (3262) vs. Bradford City (3574)
  Saturday, April 13, 1957
+203.9 76.4% 1-0 -15.3 
  Crewe Alexandra (3231) vs. Bradford City (3524)
  Saturday, November 3, 1979
+189.6 74.9% 2-0 -22.5 
  Bradford City (3649) vs. Accrington Stanley (3377)
  Saturday, August 26, 1939
+401.0 91.0% 0-2 -27.3 
  Wrexham (3525) vs. Bradford City (3784)
  Tuesday, September 10, 2002
+194.5 75.4% 2-1 -7.5 
  Bradford City (3712) vs. Nelson (3454)
  Saturday, December 15, 1928
+387.6 90.3% 0-2 -27.1 
  Bradford City (3808) vs. Burton United (3551)
  Saturday, April 20, 1907
+383.1 90.1% 2-3 -18.0 
  Bristol City (3729) vs. Bradford City (3985)
  Saturday, March 6, 1920
+136.6 68.7% 2-0 -20.6 
  Durham City (3397) vs. Bradford City (3645)
  Saturday, April 7, 1928
+119.0 66.5% 3-2 -13.3 
  Darlington (3417) vs. Bradford City (3657)
  Saturday, October 16, 1937
+106.7 64.9% 4-2 -19.5 
  Doncaster Rovers (3349) vs. Bradford City (3586)
  Tuesday, September 18, 1962
+132.8 68.2% 2-0 -20.5 
  Newport County (3317) vs. Bradford City (3547)
  Saturday, March 26, 1977
+126.4 67.4% 2-0 -20.2 
  Blackpool (3644) vs. Bradford City (3871)
  Saturday, March 14, 1908
+101.4 64.2% 2-1 -12.8 
  Scarborough (3252) vs. Bradford City (3477)
  Saturday, November 14, 1964
+122.6 66.9% 1-0 -13.4 
  Bradford City (3858) vs. Huddersfield Town (3635)
  Tuesday, March 1, 1988
+312.2 85.8% 0-1 -17.2 
  Southport (3461) vs. Bradford City (3682)
  Monday, September 6, 1937
+89.0 62.5% 2-0 -18.8 
  Bradford City (3705) vs. Colchester United (3485)
  Tuesday, March 1, 2016
+260.4 81.7% 1-2 -16.3 
  Scunthorpe United (3354) vs. Bradford City (3569)
  Saturday, November 21, 1981
+116.4 66.2% 1-0 -13.2 
 
   

The twenty teams that Bradford City are most successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Northampton Town 31 +4.03 
  Fleetwood Town 11 +3.72 
  Charlton Athletic 24 +3.44 
  Morecambe 13 +3.20 
  Leicester City 34 +3.08 
  Cardiff City 14 +3.07 
  Bristol City 40 +2.80 
  Southport 55 +2.51 
  Torquay United 46 +2.50 
  Milton Keynes Dons 14 +2.48 
  Brighton and Hove Albion 33 +2.28 
  Carlisle United 48 +2.16 
  New Brighton 21 +2.00 
  Chesterfield 96 +1.82 
  Grimsby Town 59 +1.79 
  Luton Town 17 +1.71 
  Wrexham 72 +1.60 
  Norwich City 33 +1.35 
  Doncaster Rovers 77 +1.34 
  Port Vale 105 +1.34 

The twenty teams that Bradford City are least successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Crystal Palace 24 -4.27 
  Hereford 20 -3.72 
  Bristol Rovers 24 -3.55 
  Birmingham City 23 -3.47 
  Liverpool 30 -2.80 
  Stockport County 111 -2.36 
  Queens Park Rangers 16 -2.36 
  AFC Bournemouth 59 -2.30 
  Chester 71 -2.18 
  Millwall 46 -2.15 
  Leeds United 23 -2.15 
  Cambridge United 18 -2.12 
  Manchester City 33 -2.11 
  Southampton 37 -2.05 
  Sheffield United 65 -1.88 
  Gillingham 50 -1.73 
  Scunthorpe United 52 -1.59 
  Shrewsbury Town 52 -1.56 
  Notts County 66 -1.53 
  Blackburn Rovers 37 -1.53