Maybe there are a lot of you who love football wondering, what is the best football league in the world. It is true that as the time goes on, this particular sport is developing rapidly. Event football (or soccer in US) is considered by many people as the most profitable and famous sport. At the beginning of 21st century, we could see the rising of Europe’s top league like France, Spain, England, and German 1st tier competition while Italy dropping behind them as time goes on. As the strongest continent in football, Europe has the best football league in the world.
Ligue 1 (France)
France power in UEFA doesn’t need to be asked. Amazing players in 21st century such as Thierry Henry, Zinadine Zidane, Claude Makelele, Hugo Lloris, Antoine Griezmann, and the rising star Kylian Mbappe are some of the talent France has. Although they reach their peak of their career outside their homegrown league, all of them start from Ligue 1. As Europe’s top 5 league, currently sitting in 5th place in 17/18 season, Ligue 1 were given 3 spots to qualify to the UEFA Champions League. The top clubs in Ligue 1 are PSG, Lyon, Marseille, OGC Nice and AS Monaco while the others are local clubs that rarely reach the UEFA competitions like Rennes, Nantes, Guingamp, and many more. Most players in the league are based from Europe and France speaking country such as Senegal. There are also a lot of Arabian descendant players who play in Ligue 1. Top players that currently playing in 17/18 Ligue 1 are Neymar, Di Maria, Moutinho, Falcao, Balotelli, Payet, and Depay. The financial power from PSG may rise Ligue 1 into higher position of the best football league.
Serie A (Italy)
In 20th century, Italy may be the best league in the world that produces great talent such as Baggio, Batistuta, and Maldini. As time goes on, its place in the Europe’s top league is going down since the power of financial plays an important role in deciding the position. As the 4th best league in Europe, we could say that Serie A is quite a bit competitive with Juventus dominating the league in 21st century. The calciopoli scandal in 2006 that involved big clubs like AC Milan and Juventus make Serie A lose its place in Europe’s top league. Despite that the league is quite competitive, with clubs such as Napoli, Roma, Lazio, Internazionale, and AC Milan that always competes to fight for Champions League qualification spot. There are also rising clubs like Atalanta and Torino who qualify to the UEFA Europa league, the 2nd tier of football competition in Europe. Top players that play in Seria A are Dybala, Higuain, Dzeko, De Rossi, Bonucci, Perisic, Felipe Anderson, and Hamsik. If the clubs in the leaguecan produce high quality financing, we might see the Glory of Serie A like in 90’s.
English Premier League
Although the Premier League only sit in position 3, a lot of people think that this league is the best football league in the world because of its very competitive season in each year and the financial power that surpass all football league in the world. What make the league sits in third place is because there are no team from Premier League that wins UEFA Champions League or Europa League, except Manchester United (Europa League 16/17) and Liverpool (Champions League 2005). Aside from that, English teams also tend to be eliminated before semi-final in Champions League. But when it comes to local competition, we could see everything that cannot be seen in other league since each club can beat anyone. In 21st century, clubs that dominate the Premier League are Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur. Top players in the league are Pogba, Hazard, Aguero, Coutinho, Ozil, and Kane. Premier League reached the top once, so we may see that in the near future because the clubs are raring to be the champion of Europe with their big financial power.
Being the second best league in the world, Bundesliga has big clubs such as Dortmund, Bayern, Schalke, Leverkusen, and the rising star RB Leipzig. With a very slight difference in points, Bundesliga take the second position from Premier League. Thanks to Bayern Munich who always dominate in Champions League, although they never win in 21st century. We often times see Bayern go through semi-final and final in the last 10 years. Dortmund also plays well in Champions League, while the others usually eliminated in the first knock out stage or group stage. The football fans in Bundesliga is considered as the most fanatic in Europe since we could see a lot of graphic and choreography made by the supporters from each club in the stadium. The chanting done by the supporters is bone chilling, often times distracting the away team and never let them to play good. The competition itself is not too competitive, with Bayern win most of the league’s top position in 21st century.
Liga BBVA (Spanish)
You may know Barcelona and Real Madrid because they have the best footballers in 21st century, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Despite that, they reach the number 1 spot in UEFA League because Real Madrid and Barcelona dominates the UEFA Champions league in 21st century. Both of them won the competition 4 times in 21st century. Besides those clubs, another top clubs in Liga BBVA are Valencia, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, and Villareal. The competition of the league itself is not competitive because you always see Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid topping the league in recent years. Top players that play in Liga BBVA are C. Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann, Navas, and Bacca.
Being the strongest continent in football world, Europe always entertains football lovers because of the competition. Other strong leagues outside the top 5 like Primeira Liga (Portugal), Eredivisie (Netherland), Super Lig (turkey), and Russian Premier League also always competes in Europes top competition. It is all up to you to decide which one is the best football league in the world.