Football is a spectacular sport for many reasons. One of the most exciting things about it is the sheer number of countries that participate. With so many different players, clubs, and leagues, it can be a challenge to declare one the best. Here we try to get to the bottom of this question by taking a look at some of the best football leagues in the world.
It’s difficult to claim one league above the rest, but if we have to make a decision, we would have to say it’s the Premier League. In terms of global viewership, outreach, and revene, the Premier League is an absolute titan of the sport. Also, some of the most talented players in the world and some of the most famous football managers of all time have been a part of this league over the years.
The Premier League generates the most revenue, and its average salaries are higher than others as well. This entices some of the best footballers in the sport to play for these English clubs. There are far too many to name, but players like Harry Kane, Mohammed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne, Virgil van Dijk, and Trent Alexander-Arnold are among the most talented you will find anywhere.
The clubs here are not only historic and cherished, but also immensely competitive. Manchester City is always a top team in the league but after winning the championship last season, they have the attention of the entire football world. It’s obvious that they will be the favorites to win it again this upcoming season. When we look at the Premier League betting odds, we can see that Manchester City are the -139 overwhelming favorites to win the championship again. Manchester United, Liverpool and several others are also well respected clubs with decades of history.
Now over to La Liga, where fans can make a healthy argument for this league being the best. There are tons of reasons to love this league and people certainly do. For the 2019-2020 season, La Liga’s audience surged to over 2.8 billion global viewers.
Formed in 1929, La Liga is almost a century old and has 20 clubs scattered across Spain. Some of these, like FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, have global appeal and are beloved by many football fans. La Liga is also where arguably the best footballer in the world, Lionel Messi, has played for his entire career. Other incredible talents include Luis Suárez, Luka Modrić, and Karim Benzema.
In major international tournaments, Germany is known as a powerhouse of football. If you look over FIFA World Cup’s history, you can see Germany has taken the championship numerous times and have multiple 2nd and 3rd place finishes as well. Naturally, you can expect that their home league is very competitive, and full of young stars.
Bundesliga reportedly has the best average attendance of any league, showing how passionate its fans are. Its most famous club is Bayern Munich which is considered to be one of the best clubs in all of Europe. This year’s Ballon d’Or winner was Robert Lewandowski, a sensational striker who has played for Bayern Munich since 2014. Another player Bundesliga has churned out recently is Erling Haaland, a young footballer who rose rapidly to become an international sensation. Joshua Kimmich, Andre Silva, and Thomas Muller are other well-known names from the Bundesliga.
While many leagues deserve to be on this list, it would be a crime not to mention Serie A football. The Italian league has always been dynamic, and since Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus, Serie A has become even more popular. Here, the football is exciting and fast paced and the league has a competitive balance that allows any club to reach the top of the rankings. There is a lot to enjoy about this league with sensational athletes like Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Ciro Immobile working their magic for all to see.