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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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COLCHESTER UNITED
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A historical overview of Colchester United's ELO scores.

 

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

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  2007 Saturday, April 21, 2007 3840.64  
  2006 Saturday, December 30, 2006 3834.99  
  1979 Tuesday, October 23, 1979 3758.16  
  2008 Saturday, February 16, 2008 3754.90  
  2009 Monday, December 28, 2009 3742.70  
  2010 Saturday, February 20, 2010 3739.38  
  1980 Friday, February 22, 1980 3726.98  
  2005 Saturday, December 31, 2005 3714.90  
  1974 Monday, November 25, 1974 3689.95  
  1977 Friday, December 9, 1977 3685.75  
  1957 Saturday, March 23, 1957 3682.51  
  2004 Saturday, August 28, 2004 3680.95  
  1963 Saturday, November 30, 1963 3680.13  
  1960 Saturday, March 5, 1960 3674.75  
  1959 Monday, February 23, 1959 3673.80  
 
 

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

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1994 Tuesday, August 30, 1994 3361.02  
  1989 Saturday, December 16, 1989 3372.48  
  1988 Saturday, December 3, 1988 3379.61  
  1973 Monday, March 19, 1973 3382.02  
  1990 Saturday, February 17, 1990 3382.53  
  1955 Saturday, September 10, 1955 3396.03  
  1995 Saturday, April 8, 1995 3402.78  
  1954 Saturday, December 4, 1954 3415.89  
  1972 Saturday, November 4, 1972 3419.87  
  1987 Friday, September 25, 1987 3429.43  
  1968 Wednesday, September 4, 1968 3430.49  
  1993 Monday, December 27, 1993 3431.64  
  1996 Saturday, February 24, 1996 3443.41  
  1953 Saturday, November 28, 1953 3451.77  
  1986 Tuesday, March 25, 1986 3458.22  
 
 

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

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Colchester United (3192) vs. Huddersfield Town (3939)
  Saturday, January 10, 1948
-635.2 2.5% 1-0 +19.5 
  Colchester United (3212) vs. Bradford Park Avenue (3799)
  Saturday, January 24, 1948
-475.4 6.1% 3-2 +18.8 
  Colchester United (3585) vs. Leeds United (4165)
  Saturday, February 13, 1971
-475.9 6.1% 3-2 +18.8 
  Colchester United (3176) vs. Wrexham (3578)
  Saturday, December 13, 1947
-291.2 15.8% 1-0 +16.8 
  Colchester United (3563) vs. Newcastle United (3960)
  Monday, October 10, 1960
-293.1 15.6% 4-1 +29.5 
  Colchester United (3615) vs. Fulham (3941)
  Wednesday, September 25, 1963
-222.4 21.8% 5-3 +23.5 
  West Bromwich Albion (3791) vs. Colchester United (3471)
  Tuesday, September 3, 1996
-385.6 9.8% 1-3 +13.5 
  Colchester United (3396) vs. Leyton Orient (3716)
  Thursday, September 15, 1955
-213.1 22.7% 2-1 +15.5 
  Shrewsbury Town (3711) vs. Colchester United (3394)
  Saturday, January 7, 1989
-397.8 9.2% 0-3 +31.8 
  Aston Villa (4007) vs. Colchester United (3698)
  Wednesday, September 5, 1979
-412.6 8.5% 0-2 +27.4 
  Colchester United (3553) vs. Swindon Town (3825)
  Wednesday, September 8, 1971
-170.3 27.3% 4-1 +25.5 
  Colchester United (3439) vs. Bristol City (3709)
  Tuesday, August 15, 1995
-201.1 23.9% 2-1 +7.6 
  Colchester United (3580) vs. Peterborough United (3846)
  Saturday, October 26, 2013
-220.6 21.9% 1-0 +15.6 
  Fulham (3649) vs. Colchester United (3386)
  Saturday, November 19, 1988
-343.3 12.2% 0-1 +17.6 
  Colchester United (3596) vs. Preston North End (3844)
  Sunday, May 3, 2015
-202.4 23.8% 1-0 +15.2 
  Colchester United (3493) vs. Plymouth Argyle (3740)
  Thursday, September 13, 1951
-150.8 29.6% 1-0 +14.1 
  Wigan Athletic (3802) vs. Colchester United (3556)
  Saturday, February 12, 2000
-313.3 14.1% 0-1 +17.2 
  Colchester United (3633) vs. Carlisle United (3876)
  Wednesday, October 9, 1974
-142.0 30.6% 2-0 +20.8 
  Southampton (3683) vs. Colchester United (3441)
  Saturday, January 8, 1955
-348.3 11.9% 0-1 +17.6 
  Colchester United (3533) vs. Reading (3774)
  Thursday, April 3, 1952
-145.2 30.2% 4-1 +24.4 
 
 

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

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Leatherhead (3189) vs. Colchester United (3676)
  Saturday, December 14, 1974
+385.9 90.2% 1-0 -18.0 
  Bedlington Terriers (3100) vs. Colchester United (3571)
  Saturday, November 14, 1998
+403.5 91.1% 4-1 -15.9 
  Dover (3164) vs. Colchester United (3610)
  Wednesday, November 26, 1975
+342.8 87.8% 4-1 -30.7 
  Wisbech Town (3169) vs. Colchester United (3594)
  Saturday, November 16, 1957
+318.6 86.2% 1-0 -17.2 
  Wimbledon (3139) vs. Colchester United (3562)
  Saturday, November 3, 1962
+318.5 86.2% 2-1 -17.2 
  Chelmsford City (3239) vs. Colchester United (3642)
  Saturday, November 3, 2012
+356.1 88.6% 3-1 -13.3 
  Barnet (3503) vs. Colchester United (3823)
  Tuesday, January 9, 2007
+264.1 82.1% 2-1 -8.2 
  Bradford Park Avenue (3223) vs. Colchester United (3526)
  Saturday, November 9, 1968
+198.7 75.8% 2-1 -15.2 
  Gravesend and Northfleet (3196) vs. Colchester United (3487)
  Saturday, November 11, 1995
+222.8 78.3% 2-0 -11.7 
  York City (3345) vs. Colchester United (3617)
  Friday, March 5, 1982
+172.6 73.0% 3-0 -25.5 
  Shrewsbury Town (3587) vs. Colchester United (3816)
  Tuesday, August 14, 2007
+175.0 73.3% 1-0 -7.3 
  Wycombe Wanderers (3275) vs. Colchester United (3503)
  Saturday, November 16, 1985
+137.6 68.8% 2-0 -20.6 
  Welling United (3342) vs. Colchester United (3569)
  Saturday, February 15, 1992
+151.5 70.5% 4-1 -24.7 
  Colchester United (3523) vs. Yeovil Town (3301)
  Saturday, March 30, 1991
+297.3 84.7% 0-1 -16.9 
  Scunthorpe United (3340) vs. Colchester United (3561)
  Friday, April 2, 1982
+121.9 66.9% 2-1 -13.4 
  Torquay United (3318) vs. Colchester United (3529)
  Saturday, August 31, 1985
+120.5 66.7% 2-1 -13.3 
  Redbridge Forest (3383) vs. Colchester United (3590)
  Thursday, December 26, 1991
+130.9 68.0% 2-1 -13.6 
  Tranmere Rovers (3426) vs. Colchester United (3631)
  Tuesday, November 10, 1981
+106.2 64.8% 1-0 -13.0 
  Merthyr Tydfil (3384) vs. Colchester United (3588)
  Saturday, January 4, 1992
+128.3 67.7% 2-0 -20.3 
  Colchester United (3561) vs. Barrow (3361)
  Saturday, February 26, 1972
+301.7 85.0% 0-1 -17.0 
 
   

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

  Team Games Avg. Score
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  Cheltenham Town 11 +4.54 
  Charlton Athletic 17 +3.14 
  Stockport County 46 +2.61 
  Workington 22 +2.41 
  Preston North End 33 +2.40 
  Barnet 18 +2.20 
  Norwich City 26 +2.05 
  Sheffield Wednesday 20 +1.94 
  Fulham 16 +1.78 
  Swansea City 30 +1.72 
  Cardiff City 26 +1.69 
  Carlisle United 43 +1.59 
  AFC Bournemouth 69 +1.58 
  Leyton Orient 49 +1.45 
  Bradford City 33 +1.44 
  Watford 42 +1.42 
  Bristol City 45 +1.30 
  Chesterfield 60 +1.24 
  Grimsby Town 32 +1.24 
  Luton Town 24 +1.23 

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

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Milton Keynes Dons 19 -4.63 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 -4.43 
  York City 26 -3.69 
  Barrow 14 -3.46 
  Rotherham United 25 -3.28 
  Burnley 20 -2.97 
  Scunthorpe United 62 -2.61 
  Chester 43 -2.42 
  Stoke City 12 -2.23 
  Notts County 42 -2.07 
  Brentford 69 -1.92 
  Tranmere Rovers 57 -1.87 
  Darlington 1883 45 -1.87 
  Hereford 43 -1.50 
  Coventry City 35 -1.50 
  Doncaster Rovers 48 -1.23 
  Ipswich Town 18 -1.10 
  Peterborough United 80 -0.98 
  Shrewsbury Town 50 -0.96 
  Northampton Town 66 -0.91