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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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A historical overview of Middlesbrough's ELO scores.

 

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

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1950 Monday, December 25, 1950 4127.81  
  1951 Saturday, January 6, 1951 4107.44  
  1946 Thursday, December 26, 1946 4084.48  
  1938 Wednesday, March 23, 1938 4079.98  
  2004 Saturday, December 18, 2004 4079.95  
  1947 Wednesday, January 1, 1947 4076.14  
  1939 Monday, April 10, 1939 4068.39  
  1914 Saturday, October 31, 1914 4068.35  
  1975 Saturday, October 18, 1975 4061.22  
  2005 Saturday, January 1, 2005 4060.00  
  1909 Saturday, March 27, 1909 4053.60  
  1908 Saturday, September 5, 1908 4051.38  
  1974 Saturday, October 26, 1974 4044.97  
  1976 Saturday, January 3, 1976 4042.63  
  1919 Monday, September 15, 1919 4041.37  
 
 

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

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1966 Saturday, October 8, 1966 3617.83  
  1900 Saturday, April 14, 1900 3632.41  
  1985 Saturday, October 26, 1985 3654.31  
  1986 Saturday, March 22, 1986 3668.73  
  1984 Tuesday, October 2, 1984 3669.22  
  1967 Saturday, April 15, 1967 3674.78  
  1899 Saturday, September 9, 1899 3685.62  
  1901 Saturday, January 12, 1901 3699.49  
  1925 Saturday, January 17, 1925 3702.55  
  1965 Saturday, November 20, 1965 3713.80  
  1987 Saturday, March 14, 1987 3724.73  
  2013 Tuesday, August 6, 2013 3733.56  
  1926 Saturday, September 4, 1926 3743.13  
  1990 Wednesday, May 2, 1990 3743.25  
  1983 Saturday, October 22, 1983 3743.64  
 
 

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

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Middlesbrough (3964) vs. Chelsea (4356)
  Saturday, February 11, 2006
-334.5 12.7% 3-0 +30.5 
  Manchester City (4294) vs. Middlesbrough (3946)
  Saturday, January 24, 2015
-393.5 9.4% 0-2 +13.6 
  Middlesbrough (3710) vs. Newcastle United (4048)
  Saturday, February 9, 1901
-207.5 23.2% 3-1 +23.0 
  Middlesbrough (3935) vs. Arsenal (4246)
  Sunday, December 9, 2007
-257.3 18.5% 2-1 +16.3 
  Middlesbrough (4001) vs. Chelsea (4300)
  Wednesday, August 23, 2006
-242.7 19.8% 2-1 +16.0 
  Arsenal (4300) vs. Middlesbrough (4003)
  Tuesday, January 20, 2004
-356.3 11.4% 0-1 +17.7 
  Middlesbrough (3941) vs. Liverpool (4229)
  Saturday, February 28, 2009
-237.3 20.3% 2-0 +23.9 
  Middlesbrough (3823) vs. Arsenal (4088)
  Tuesday, April 6, 1993
-190.8 25.0% 1-0 +15.0 
  Middlesbrough (3632) vs. Manchester United (3891)
  Saturday, April 21, 1900
-128.6 32.3% 2-0 +20.3 
  Middlesbrough (4017) vs. Arsenal (4274)
  Saturday, September 10, 2005
-199.2 24.1% 2-1 +15.2 
  Middlesbrough (3872) vs. Liverpool (4129)
  Wednesday, January 8, 1997
-191.7 24.9% 2-1 +15.0 
  Middlesbrough (3996) vs. Liverpool (4252)
  Saturday, November 9, 2002
-191.2 25.0% 1-0 +15.0 
  Middlesbrough (4034) vs. Arsenal (4287)
  Tuesday, February 3, 2004
-193.8 24.7% 2-1 +15.1 
  Middlesbrough (3950) vs. Liverpool (4201)
  Tuesday, May 6, 1980
-148.1 29.9% 1-0 +14.0 
  Middlesbrough (3718) vs. Chelsea (3958)
  Wednesday, September 13, 1967
-134.7 31.5% 2-1 +13.7 
  Middlesbrough (3735) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3973)
  Wednesday, April 25, 1984
-145.6 30.2% 2-0 +20.9 
  Manchester United (4129) vs. Middlesbrough (3893)
  Saturday, November 15, 1913
-357.2 11.3% 0-1 +17.7 
  Middlesbrough (3881) vs. Arsenal (4114)
  Saturday, March 28, 1953
-132.3 31.8% 2-0 +20.5 
  Middlesbrough (3911) vs. Aston Villa (4143)
  Saturday, April 8, 1905
-98.5 36.2% 3-1 +19.1 
  Middlesbrough (3926) vs. Arsenal (4157)
  Sunday, March 12, 2000
-163.5 28.1% 2-1 +14.4 
 
 

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

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Middlesbrough (4002) vs. Notts County (3489)
  Wednesday, September 20, 2006
+568.7 96.4% 0-1 -9.6 
  Wrexham (3576) vs. Middlesbrough (3971)
  Saturday, December 11, 1999
+326.9 86.8% 2-1 -8.7 
  Middlesbrough (3893) vs. Grimsby Town (3504)
  Saturday, January 7, 1989
+470.1 93.7% 1-2 -18.7 
  Middlesbrough (3866) vs. Bradford Park Avenue (3481)
  Wednesday, October 2, 1963
+488.8 94.3% 2-3 -18.9 
  Tranmere Rovers (3500) vs. Middlesbrough (3880)
  Tuesday, October 11, 1988
+298.8 84.8% 1-0 -17.0 
  York City (3638) vs. Middlesbrough (4010)
  Saturday, February 12, 1938
+239.2 79.9% 1-0 -16.0 
  Bury (3679) vs. Middlesbrough (4043)
  Tuesday, January 6, 1976
+260.7 81.8% 3-2 -16.4 
  West Ham United (3659) vs. Middlesbrough (3973)
  Thursday, February 8, 1912
+189.1 74.8% 2-1 -15.0 
  Middlesbrough (3742) vs. Accrington Stanley (3445)
  Tuesday, August 6, 2013
+342.5 87.8% 1-2 -8.8 
  Brentford (3679) vs. Middlesbrough (3972)
  Saturday, February 2, 1907
+168.5 72.5% 1-0 -14.5 
  Leeds United (3829) vs. Middlesbrough (4123)
  Saturday, January 6, 1951
+199.5 75.9% 1-0 -15.2 
  Burton Albion (3496) vs. Middlesbrough (3788)
  Saturday, January 8, 2011
+243.4 80.2% 2-1 -8.0 
  Middlesbrough (3784) vs. Chesterfield (3496)
  Tuesday, August 30, 1983
+380.9 90.0% 0-1 -18.0 
  Middlesbrough (3873) vs. York City (3590)
  Tuesday, September 14, 1971
+384.7 90.2% 1-2 -18.0 
  Leyton Orient (3651) vs. Middlesbrough (3932)
  Saturday, November 24, 1928
+152.5 70.6% 3-0 -24.7 
  Wrexham (3680) vs. Middlesbrough (3950)
  Saturday, January 26, 1974
+166.7 72.3% 1-0 -14.5 
  Bristol City (3746) vs. Middlesbrough (4014)
  Saturday, January 16, 2016
+227.2 78.7% 1-0 -15.7 
  Cardiff City (3728) vs. Middlesbrough (3996)
  Saturday, April 13, 1974
+165.2 72.1% 3-2 -14.4 
  Burton United (3656) vs. Middlesbrough (3921)
  Saturday, April 12, 1902
+133.3 68.3% 3-2 -13.7 
  Bristol Rovers (3591) vs. Middlesbrough (3852)
  Wednesday, January 29, 1902
+129.5 67.8% 1-0 -13.6 
 
   

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

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Shrewsbury Town 15 +4.96 
  Stockport County 13 +4.79 
  Scunthorpe United 18 +2.93 
  Doncaster Rovers 23 +2.90 
  Wigan Athletic 15 +2.71 
  Brighton and Hove Albion 46 +2.51 
  Oxford United 27 +2.39 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers 92 +2.37 
  Preston North End 94 +1.97 
  Swindon Town 30 +1.94 
  Rotherham United 36 +1.78 
  Barnsley 56 +1.75 
  Manchester City 128 +1.58 
  Derby County 141 +1.44 
  Sheffield Wednesday 106 +1.31 
  Norwich City 51 +1.31 
  Tottenham Hotspur 93 +1.29 
  Brentford 23 +1.18 
  Huddersfield Town 92 +1.17 
  Swansea City 44 +1.05 

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

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Bradford Park Avenue 12 -7.44 
  York City 11 -7.42 
  Luton Town 27 -3.50 
  Leyton Orient 40 -2.77 
  Watford 38 -2.33 
  Cardiff City 61 -2.29 
  Crystal Palace 48 -1.67 
  Queens Park Rangers 47 -1.60 
  Ipswich Town 65 -1.52 
  Chelsea 114 -1.49 
  Everton 132 -1.43 
  Birmingham City 111 -1.39 
  Oldham Athletic 51 -1.27 
  Carlisle United 29 -1.10 
  Blackburn Rovers 131 -1.07 
  Reading 29 -1.01 
  Lincoln City 23 -0.97 
  Tranmere Rovers 14 -0.97 
  Bolton Wanderers 125 -0.96 
  Leicester City 92 -0.88