Men's World Rankings - Historical

There is currently no official system of World Rankings for Australian Football, as the international game is still mostly amateur, still maturing and historically there have been insufficient matches between the nations to reliably compare them. However, at, we have attempted to create a ranking which resulted in opinion based tables for 2006, 2008 and a statistically based table since 8th August 2010.

For our latest rankings and links to criteria and methods, see World Rankings - Current.

Previous Unofficial World Rankings

Perhaps the best measure of nations historically has been the International Cups. They have been the most consistent forum for contests, although even there most nations could name several key players that were unable to attend to each time. Also, the best nations have generally attended, but often not the middle and lower ranked ones. A summary of International Cup positions is found here.

Below are links to all the World Footy News rankings since 2006.

    From 22nd October 2016 - WFN-Homes system

    From 20th August 2016 - WFN-Homes system

    From 1st August 2015 - WFN-Homes system

    From 23rd August 2014 - WFN-Homes system

    From 26th April 2014 - WFN-Homes system

    From 10th August 2013 - WFN-Homes system

    From 18th May 2013 - WFN-Homes system

    From 24th November 2012 - WFN-Homes system

    From 28th August 2011 - WFN-Homes system

    From 12th June 2011 - WFN-Homes system

    From 4th April 2011 - WFN-Homes system

    From 18th November 2010 - WFN-Homes system

    From 8th August 2010 - WFN-Homes system

    2008 - Opinion-based World Rankings

    2006 - Opinion-based World Rankings