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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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NOTTINGHAM FOREST
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A historical overview of Nottingham Forest's ELO scores.

 

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

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1979 Wednesday, September 5, 1979 4203.54  
  1978 Saturday, November 11, 1978 4171.18  
  1989 Wednesday, May 3, 1989 4158.69  
  1980 Tuesday, January 22, 1980 4133.87  
  1990 Sunday, February 11, 1990 4111.62  
  1967 Tuesday, August 29, 1967 4104.63  
  1988 Monday, April 4, 1988 4102.81  
  1987 Monday, December 28, 1987 4100.28  
  1977 Saturday, December 31, 1977 4099.63  
  1986 Saturday, September 27, 1986 4095.62  
  1901 Saturday, February 23, 1901 4092.54  
  1902 Saturday, March 8, 1902 4085.94  
  1900 Saturday, December 8, 1900 4085.60  
  1984 Wednesday, September 5, 1984 4073.92  
  1981 Wednesday, November 11, 1981 4073.41  
 
 

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

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1919 Monday, September 1, 1919 3597.54  
  1920 Saturday, September 4, 1920 3603.74  
  1915 Saturday, April 24, 1915 3614.07  
  1914 Saturday, October 17, 1914 3619.45  
  1913 Saturday, December 20, 1913 3630.57  
  2006 Wednesday, February 15, 2006 3636.77  
  1921 Saturday, August 27, 1921 3661.04  
  1939 Wednesday, February 8, 1939 3664.85  
  2005 Friday, December 16, 2005 3680.22  
  1946 Saturday, September 14, 1946 3687.12  
  1937 Saturday, March 27, 1937 3698.55  
  1950 Saturday, April 22, 1950 3702.02  
  2007 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 3702.46  
  1938 Saturday, November 26, 1938 3704.75  
  2008 Saturday, October 25, 2008 3707.67  
 
 

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

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Nottingham Forest (3223) vs. Preston North End (4182)
  Saturday, February 13, 1892
-860.6 0.7% 2-0 +29.8 
  Nottingham Forest (3604) vs. Notts County (3912)
  Saturday, September 11, 1920
-191.3 25.0% 1-0 +15.0 
  Liverpool (4174) vs. Nottingham Forest (3877)
  Saturday, February 15, 1969
-401.2 9.0% 0-2 +27.3 
  Manchester United (4056) vs. Nottingham Forest (3775)
  Saturday, January 25, 1947
-405.2 8.8% 0-2 +27.3 
  Nottingham Forest (3805) vs. Chelsea (4074)
  Tuesday, March 14, 1972
-167.8 27.6% 2-1 +14.5 
  Manchester City (3992) vs. Nottingham Forest (3737)
  Saturday, January 3, 2009
-306.0 14.7% 0-3 +14.9 
  Nottingham Forest (3639) vs. Notts County (3881)
  Friday, December 26, 1913
-121.0 33.3% 1-0 +13.3 
  Nottingham Forest (3897) vs. Everton (4139)
  Friday, April 25, 1969
-137.1 31.2% 1-0 +13.8 
  Birmingham City (3987) vs. Nottingham Forest (3745)
  Saturday, February 25, 2012
-290.0 15.9% 1-2 +16.8 
  Manchester United (4209) vs. Nottingham Forest (3975)
  Saturday, December 17, 1994
-303.9 14.8% 1-2 +17.0 
  Sheffield United (3940) vs. Nottingham Forest (3710)
  Saturday, December 24, 1938
-361.4 11.1% 0-1 +17.8 
  Nottingham Forest (3683) vs. West Bromwich Albion (3912)
  Friday, April 7, 1939
-98.1 36.2% 2-0 +19.1 
  Aston Villa (3960) vs. Nottingham Forest (3736)
  Wednesday, March 9, 1938
-356.4 11.4% 1-2 +17.7 
  Nottingham Forest (3936) vs. Manchester City (4155)
  Saturday, March 18, 1905
-86.4 37.8% 2-1 +12.4 
  Nottingham Forest (3765) vs. Brighton and Hove Albion (3978)
  Saturday, March 4, 2017
-176.3 26.6% 3-0 +25.7 
  Nottingham Forest (3897) vs. Arsenal (4108)
  Saturday, December 21, 1996
-145.8 30.2% 2-1 +14.0 
  Nottingham Forest (3933) vs. Everton (4143)
  Saturday, December 23, 1905
-80.6 38.6% 4-3 +12.3 
  Nottingham Forest (3630) vs. Hull City (3838)
  Saturday, April 3, 1915
-87.0 37.7% 1-0 +12.5 
  Nottingham Forest (3812) vs. Newcastle United (4019)
  Friday, December 2, 2016
-169.6 27.4% 2-1 +14.5 
  Derby County (3980) vs. Nottingham Forest (3774)
  Saturday, January 17, 2015
-251.8 19.0% 1-2 +16.2 
 
 

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

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Mansfield Town (3443) vs. Nottingham Forest (3868)
  Tuesday, August 24, 1999
+357.5 88.7% 1-0 -8.9 
  Bradford City (3643) vs. Nottingham Forest (4059)
  Tuesday, September 19, 1995
+348.3 88.1% 3-2 -8.8 
  Bradford City (3500) vs. Nottingham Forest (3857)
  Tuesday, August 10, 2010
+307.4 85.4% 2-1 -8.5 
  Wimbledon (3696) vs. Nottingham Forest (4031)
  Tuesday, October 4, 1983
+242.7 80.2% 2-0 -24.1 
  Derby County (3697) vs. Nottingham Forest (4029)
  Saturday, January 8, 1983
+240.3 79.9% 2-0 -24.0 
  Fulham (3633) vs. Nottingham Forest (3936)
  Saturday, February 18, 1905
+169.7 72.6% 1-0 -14.5 
  Nottingham Forest (4047) vs. Wrexham (3750)
  Saturday, January 2, 1982
+396.1 90.7% 1-3 -27.2 
  Bolton Wanderers (3814) vs. Nottingham Forest (4110)
  Saturday, March 1, 1980
+192.9 75.2% 1-0 -15.0 
  Nottingham Forest (3773) vs. Leyton Orient (3484)
  Saturday, March 3, 1951
+382.8 90.1% 0-1 -18.0 
  Coventry City (3701) vs. Nottingham Forest (3987)
  Saturday, February 19, 1910
+160.7 71.6% 3-1 -21.5 
  Sheffield United (3651) vs. Nottingham Forest (3936)
  Sunday, February 16, 2014
+239.5 79.9% 3-1 -18.0 
  Watford (3805) vs. Nottingham Forest (4081)
  Tuesday, October 28, 1980
+176.8 73.5% 4-1 -25.7 
  Nottingham Forest (4149) vs. Brighton and Hove Albion (3882)
  Saturday, November 17, 1979
+370.1 89.4% 0-1 -17.9 
  Portsmouth (3799) vs. Nottingham Forest (4064)
  Tuesday, September 25, 1984
+171.7 72.9% 1-0 -14.6 
  Derby County (3871) vs. Nottingham Forest (4131)
  Saturday, November 24, 1979
+156.5 71.1% 4-1 -24.9 
  Nottingham Forest (3898) vs. Walsall (3639)
  Wednesday, September 17, 1997
+322.7 86.5% 0-1 -8.7 
  Crystal Palace (3791) vs. Nottingham Forest (4048)
  Sunday, January 11, 1987
+169.6 72.6% 1-0 -14.5 
  Norwich City (3940) vs. Nottingham Forest (4197)
  Saturday, September 15, 1979
+153.1 70.7% 3-1 -21.2 
  Scunthorpe United (3676) vs. Nottingham Forest (3931)
  Wednesday, February 16, 2011
+205.5 76.5% 1-0 -15.3 
  Wimbledon (3762) vs. Nottingham Forest (4015)
  Wednesday, January 30, 1985
+160.0 71.5% 1-0 -14.3 
 
   

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

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Crewe Alexandra 17 +4.01 
  Gateshead 12 +2.66 
  Southend United 11 +2.62 
  Coventry City 92 +2.30 
  Lincoln City 29 +2.22 
  Swindon Town 21 +2.15 
  Bradford Park Avenue 38 +2.13 
  Ipswich Town 74 +2.03 
  Leyton Orient 54 +1.94 
  Rotherham United 35 +1.81 
  Doncaster Rovers 40 +1.76 
  Peterborough United 13 +1.72 
  Bristol City 86 +1.65 
  Carlisle United 14 +1.62 
  Reading 42 +1.51 
  Gillingham 20 +1.49 
  Sheffield United 117 +1.45 
  Bradford City 46 +1.42 
  Port Vale 49 +1.28 
  Hull City 63 +1.04 

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

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Glossop North End 13 -2.90 
  AFC Wimbledon 34 -2.35 
  Walsall 21 -2.18 
  Millwall 66 -2.08 
  Blackburn Rovers 117 -1.98 
  AFC Bournemouth 14 -1.80 
  Arsenal 98 -1.59 
  Cardiff City 52 -1.56 
  Bury 92 -1.54 
  Oldham Athletic 47 -1.52 
  Stockport County 30 -1.43 
  Oxford United 24 -1.42 
  Charlton Athletic 42 -1.42 
  Brentford 27 -1.39 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers 129 -1.30 
  Watford 51 -1.20 
  Fulham 97 -1.13 
  Chesterfield 25 -1.11 
  Aston Villa 123 -1.08 
  Norwich City 70 -1.04