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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 Sheffield Wednesday's ELO scores.

 

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

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1930 Saturday, December 13, 1930 4177.95  
  1904 Saturday, October 15, 1904 4171.15  
  1961 Friday, March 31, 1961 4161.13  
  1931 Thursday, January 1, 1931 4152.71  
  1960 Saturday, November 12, 1960 4125.85  
  1913 Saturday, April 12, 1913 4113.41  
  1929 Thursday, December 26, 1929 4110.05  
  1906 Saturday, December 8, 1906 4109.29  
  1903 Saturday, November 7, 1903 4106.95  
  1933 Monday, January 2, 1933 4106.39  
  1962 Saturday, January 27, 1962 4105.36  
  1905 Saturday, October 28, 1905 4099.48  
  1907 Saturday, November 30, 1907 4097.30  
  1932 Saturday, December 31, 1932 4097.16  
  1898 Saturday, March 12, 1898 4089.89  
 
 

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

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1976 Tuesday, March 30, 1976 3550.79  
  2004 Saturday, August 7, 2004 3566.18  
  1975 Wednesday, September 3, 1975 3579.83  
  2011 Tuesday, March 29, 2011 3611.49  
  1977 Monday, December 26, 1977 3615.73  
  1978 Monday, January 2, 1978 3624.37  
  2002 Saturday, December 21, 2002 3644.10  
  1979 Monday, February 19, 1979 3661.52  
  2003 Friday, December 26, 2003 3661.96  
  2005 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 3672.42  
  2006 Saturday, March 4, 2006 3679.86  
  1980 Saturday, January 12, 1980 3692.47  
  1921 Saturday, January 1, 1921 3700.05  
  1974 Thursday, December 26, 1974 3702.01  
  1971 Saturday, September 11, 1971 3704.49  
 
 

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

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Sheffield Wednesday (3223) vs. Accrington (4017)
  Saturday, February 1, 1890
-689.0 1.9% 2-1 +19.6 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3312) vs. Bolton Wanderers (4064)
  Saturday, January 23, 1892
-653.9 2.3% 4-1 +34.2 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3190) vs. Notts County (3939)
  Saturday, February 16, 1889
-654.7 2.3% 3-2 +19.5 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3261) vs. Bolton Wanderers (4008)
  Saturday, March 8, 1890
-746.7 1.3% 2-1 +19.7 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3242) vs. Notts County (3903)
  Monday, March 3, 1890
-555.1 3.9% 2-1 +19.2 
  Derby County (3902) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3294)
  Saturday, January 31, 1891
-715.5 1.6% 2-3 +19.7 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3854) vs. Arsenal (4271)
  Tuesday, October 27, 2015
-376.0 10.3% 3-0 +15.7 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (3936) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3598)
  Tuesday, August 31, 1976
-442.2 7.3% 1-2 +18.5 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3883) vs. Liverpool (4189)
  Wednesday, November 29, 1989
-229.2 21.1% 2-0 +23.7 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3902) vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (4203)
  Saturday, April 26, 1958
-194.3 24.6% 2-1 +15.1 
  Aston Villa (4061) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3763)
  Wednesday, November 28, 2001
-363.4 11.0% 0-1 +8.9 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3900) vs. Manchester United (4176)
  Saturday, November 21, 1998
-208.3 23.2% 3-1 +23.0 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3967) vs. Sunderland (4229)
  Saturday, October 29, 1892
-146.3 30.1% 3-2 +14.0 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3993) vs. Aston Villa (4254)
  Monday, September 27, 1897
-129.4 32.2% 3-0 +23.7 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3861) vs. Portsmouth (4120)
  Monday, August 21, 1950
-165.4 27.8% 2-1 +14.4 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3874) vs. Chelsea (4131)
  Saturday, April 15, 2000
-190.3 25.1% 1-0 +15.0 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3770) vs. Sunderland (4027)
  Wednesday, September 12, 2001
-191.3 25.0% 4-2 +11.3 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3747) vs. Blackpool (3996)
  Saturday, January 11, 1947
-124.6 32.8% 4-1 +23.5 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3681) vs. Preston North End (3923)
  Saturday, March 18, 2006
-184.1 25.7% 2-0 +22.3 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3755) vs. Everton (3996)
  Saturday, January 25, 1947
-117.1 33.8% 2-1 +13.2 
 
 

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

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Sheffield Wednesday (3901) vs. Darlington (3247)
  Monday, January 19, 1920
+773.4 98.8% 0-2 -29.7 
  Newport County (3469) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (4060)
  Saturday, January 4, 1964
+487.9 94.3% 3-2 -18.9 
  Swindon Town (3519) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (4022)
  Tuesday, October 29, 1985
+413.1 91.5% 1-0 -18.3 
  Exeter City (3458) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3943)
  Wednesday, September 4, 1968
+380.4 89.9% 3-1 -27.0 
  Sheffield Wednesday (3932) vs. Cambridge United (3493)
  Wednesday, September 16, 1998
+506.0 94.8% 0-1 -9.5 
  Norwich City (3642) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (4057)
  Saturday, January 11, 1908
+288.6 84.0% 2-0 -25.2 
  Barnsley (3738) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (4134)
  Saturday, January 24, 1931
+265.8 82.2% 2-1 -16.4 
  Port Vale (3439) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3818)
  Tuesday, August 25, 2009
+331.0 87.1% 2-0 -13.1 
  Chesterfield (3716) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (4092)
  Wednesday, January 18, 1933
+245.6 80.4% 4-2 -24.1 
  Cambridge United (3542) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3917)
  Tuesday, August 9, 2016
+337.6 87.5% 2-1 -8.7 
  Blackpool (3636) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3978)
  Tuesday, September 27, 1988
+261.7 81.9% 2-0 -24.6 
  Sheffield Wednesday (4054) vs. Glossop (3718)
  Saturday, February 20, 1909
+459.9 93.4% 0-1 -18.7 
  Barnsley (3639) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3968)
  Saturday, March 24, 1900
+200.1 76.0% 1-0 -15.2 
  Bradford Park Avenue (3754) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (4075)
  Saturday, February 22, 1913
+200.4 76.0% 2-1 -15.2 
  Wigan Athletic (3323) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3642)
  Saturday, December 17, 1977
+214.7 77.5% 1-0 -15.5 
  Rotherham United (3664) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3980)
  Saturday, March 21, 1959
+211.1 77.1% 1-0 -15.4 
  Manchester United (3809) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (4117)
  Wednesday, January 28, 1931
+178.5 73.6% 4-1 -25.8 
  Shrewsbury Town (3592) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3899)
  Saturday, January 30, 2016
+265.8 82.2% 3-2 -8.2 
  Scunthorpe United (3452) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3756)
  Tuesday, August 20, 1974
+203.6 76.3% 1-0 -15.3 
  New Brighton (3555) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3854)
  Saturday, January 9, 1926
+177.7 73.6% 2-1 -14.7 
 
   

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

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Hartlepool United 13 +3.96 
  Blackpool 83 +2.81 
  West Bromwich Albion 115 +2.42 
  Brighton and Hove Albion 35 +2.05 
  Hull City 50 +1.97 
  Walsall 22 +1.96 
  Wrexham 15 +1.90 
  Queens Park Rangers 67 +1.76 
  Doncaster Rovers 19 +1.47 
  West Ham United 93 +1.41 
  Norwich City 53 +1.39 
  Bolton Wanderers 120 +1.35 
  Bristol City 56 +1.18 
  Bristol Rovers 13 +1.15 
  Crystal Palace 56 +1.09 
  Stockport County 26 +1.08 
  Gateshead 15 +1.08 
  Chelsea 123 +1.07 
  Millwall 45 +0.98 
  Cambridge United 16 +0.96 

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

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Exeter City 11 -7.34 
  Mansfield Town 13 -3.52 
  Shrewsbury Town 21 -3.37 
  AFC Bournemouth 19 -3.03 
  Port Vale 30 -2.86 
  Plymouth Argyle 40 -2.53 
  Chesterfield 35 -2.22 
  Colchester United 20 -1.94 
  Huddersfield Town 58 -1.69 
  Scunthorpe United 15 -1.69 
  AFC Wimbledon 38 -1.51 
  Bradford Park Avenue 22 -1.51 
  Watford 47 -1.34 
  Middlesbrough 106 -1.31 
  Gillingham 19 -1.31 
  Coventry City 82 -1.27 
  Oxford United 30 -1.26 
  Brentford 37 -1.22 
  Bradford City 37 -1.22 
  Derby County 130 -1.18