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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 Southport's ELO scores.

 

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

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1931 Saturday, September 12, 1931 3727.55  
  1932 Wednesday, February 24, 1932 3703.61  
  1969 Wednesday, April 23, 1969 3688.81  
  1968 Thursday, December 26, 1968 3662.47  
  1956 Saturday, February 25, 1956 3645.79  
  1925 Saturday, April 18, 1925 3645.58  
  1930 Saturday, December 27, 1930 3643.80  
  1928 Saturday, February 25, 1928 3633.50  
  1938 Saturday, December 17, 1938 3625.41  
  1970 Tuesday, March 17, 1970 3622.43  
  1939 Saturday, January 21, 1939 3621.78  
  1927 Monday, December 26, 1927 3619.17  
  1967 Saturday, December 23, 1967 3607.27  
  1924 Friday, December 26, 1924 3606.84  
  1955 Saturday, December 31, 1955 3603.74  
 
 

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

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  2018 Saturday, October 27, 2018 3025.19  
  2017 Saturday, December 23, 2017 3059.88  
  2004 Saturday, August 14, 2004 3108.29  
  2019 Saturday, August 31, 2019 3117.35  
  2005 Saturday, January 1, 2005 3169.04  
  2006 Saturday, January 14, 2006 3196.81  
  2016 Saturday, October 8, 2016 3202.77  
  2009 Sunday, May 3, 2009 3216.89  
  2014 Saturday, January 25, 2014 3218.32  
  2011 Saturday, August 27, 2011 3222.88  
  2015 Saturday, August 29, 2015 3225.83  
  2013 Saturday, December 28, 2013 3231.73  
  2010 Tuesday, December 28, 2010 3235.02  
  2008 Saturday, April 12, 2008 3248.49  
  2007 Monday, January 1, 2007 3251.79  
 
 

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

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Southport (3508) vs. Blackburn Rovers (3971)
  Saturday, January 8, 1927
-337.2 12.6% 2-0 +26.2 
  Carlisle United (3777) vs. Southport (3371)
  Tuesday, August 17, 1976
-510.5 5.0% 0-1 +19.0 
  Southport (3221) vs. Accrington Stanley (3587)
  Tuesday, March 21, 2006
-310.7 14.3% 2-0 +25.7 
  Ipswich Town (3812) vs. Southport (3466)
  Tuesday, January 25, 1966
-450.4 7.0% 2-3 +18.6 
  Southport (3157) vs. Forest Green Rovers (3471)
  Monday, April 17, 2017
-278.0 16.8% 2-0 +25.0 
  Southport (3054) vs. Boreham Wood (3366)
  Saturday, November 10, 2018
-270.6 17.4% 2-0 +12.4 
  Chester (3746) vs. Southport (3435)
  Saturday, October 10, 1936
-443.5 7.2% 2-3 +18.6 
  Tranmere Rovers (3594) vs. Southport (3287)
  Saturday, August 13, 1977
-411.0 8.6% 0-1 +18.3 
  Rotherham United (3697) vs. Southport (3408)
  Monday, September 15, 1947
-401.2 9.0% 0-2 +27.3 
  Stevenage Borough (3482) vs. Southport (3197)
  Saturday, January 21, 2006
-341.0 12.3% 0-1 +17.5 
  Southport (3475) vs. Bristol Rovers (3759)
  Friday, April 5, 1974
-181.4 26.0% 1-0 +14.8 
  Southport (3286) vs. Crystal Palace (3563)
  Saturday, October 3, 1959
-173.5 26.9% 3-1 +21.9 
  Southport (3459) vs. Rotherham United (3731)
  Friday, April 4, 1947
-147.8 29.9% 2-0 +21.0 
  Southport (3253) vs. Luton Town (3518)
  Saturday, March 26, 2011
-220.2 22.0% 2-1 +15.6 
  Southport (3675) vs. Bradford Park Avenue (3936)
  Saturday, February 14, 1931
-130.6 32.0% 1-0 +13.6 
  Southport (3415) vs. Chesterfield (3675)
  Saturday, February 15, 1936
-128.0 32.4% 1-0 +13.5 
  Southport (3321) vs. Northampton Town (3580)
  Friday, September 9, 1977
-154.5 29.1% 3-1 +21.3 
  Southport (3465) vs. Derby County (3719)
  Saturday, April 20, 1957
-146.1 30.1% 3-2 +14.0 
  Southport (3377) vs. Chester (3631)
  Saturday, December 28, 1935
-121.4 33.2% 2-1 +13.4 
  Southport (3365) vs. York City (3615)
  Tuesday, September 2, 1958
-145.1 30.3% 1-0 +13.9 
 
 

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

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Workington (3168) vs. Southport (3493)
  Saturday, November 25, 1933
+192.6 75.2% 1-0 -15.0 
  New Brighton (3398) vs. Southport (3699)
  Saturday, March 5, 1932
+169.9 72.7% 3-1 -21.8 
  Ilkeston Town (2936) vs. Southport (3233)
  Saturday, August 15, 2009
+252.6 81.1% 3-2 -16.2 
  Southport (3516) vs. Boston United (3241)
  Saturday, November 21, 1970
+379.5 89.9% 0-2 -27.0 
  Rotherham United (3409) vs. Southport (3677)
  Saturday, January 2, 1932
+138.2 68.9% 2-0 -20.7 
  Barrow (3304) vs. Southport (3567)
  Saturday, September 10, 1927
+134.7 68.5% 3-1 -20.5 
  Barrow (3068) vs. Southport (3330)
  Monday, August 27, 2007
+212.1 77.2% 1-0 -15.4 
  Blyth Spartans (3042) vs. Southport (3300)
  Saturday, February 9, 2008
+207.9 76.8% 1-0 -15.4 
  Hartlepools United (3467) vs. Southport (3715)
  Wednesday, September 23, 1931
+117.3 66.3% 2-1 -13.3 
  Bradford Park Avenue (2991) vs. Southport (3222)
  Saturday, February 19, 2005
+170.8 72.8% 3-1 -21.8 
  Southport (3300) vs. Alfreton Town (3073)
  Saturday, September 6, 2008
+274.7 82.9% 0-1 -16.6 
  Southport (3299) vs. Redditch United (3077)
  Saturday, October 25, 2008
+269.6 82.5% 2-3 -16.5 
  Solihull Moors (3065) vs. Southport (3284)
  Saturday, April 5, 2008
+169.4 72.6% 4-1 -25.4 
  Southport (3574) vs. Barrow (3357)
  Wednesday, January 1, 1930
+345.9 88.0% 0-2 -26.4 
  Farsley Celtic (3044) vs. Southport (3255)
  Saturday, April 25, 2009
+163.6 72.0% 5-1 -27.0 
  Southport (3597) vs. Northampton Town (3386)
  Friday, February 23, 1973
+311.9 85.8% 1-2 -17.2 
  Southport (3333) vs. Worcester City (3128)
  Saturday, January 26, 2008
+255.2 81.3% 0-1 -16.3 
  Blyth Spartans (3067) vs. Southport (3270)
  Tuesday, April 21, 2009
+155.1 71.0% 1-0 -14.2 
  Southport (3411) vs. Wigan Athletic (3209)
  Saturday, November 16, 1957
+308.9 85.5% 1-2 -17.1 
  Southport (3646) vs. Hartlepools United (3449)
  Saturday, April 9, 1932
+327.9 86.8% 1-2 -17.4 
 
   

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

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Millwall 11 +8.08 
  Welling United 20 +4.23 
  Gainsborough Trinity 11 +4.03 
  Stafford Rangers 12 +3.44 
  Stevenage 22 +3.20 
  Stalybridge Celtic 26 +2.98 
  Woking 36 +2.80 
  Nuneaton Borough 22 +2.73 
  Stockport County 101 +2.51 
  Hednesford Town 13 +2.35 
  Ashington 16 +2.26 
  Brentford 16 +2.17 
  Bradford Park Avenue 52 +1.87 
  Grimsby Town 44 +1.69 
  Bristol Rovers 11 +1.57 
  Bath City 12 +1.49 
  Walsall 36 +1.32 
  Durham City 15 +1.27 
  Yeovil Town 16 +1.22 
  Notts County 12 +1.21 

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

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Alfreton Town 21 -5.40 
  Braintree Town 12 -4.55 
  Hayes 12 -4.47 
  Blyth Spartans 12 -3.42 
  Shrewsbury Town 15 -3.40 
  Kettering Town 27 -3.20 
  Brighton and Hove Albion 12 -3.12 
  Farnborough 15 -3.08 
  Boston United 12 -2.88 
  Altrincham 27 -2.84 
  Northwich Victoria 25 -2.69 
  Bradford City 55 -2.51 
  Torquay United 34 -2.14 
  Cambridge United 26 -2.02 
  AFC Rushden and Diamonds 14 -1.90 
  Watford 16 -1.77 
  AFC Telford United 37 -1.68 
  Wigan Borough 20 -1.64 
  Hull City 30 -1.59 
  Chesterfield 57 -1.52