What makes football exciting is not only what happens on the field of play. It’s the arguments about refereeing decisions, the goal-or-no-goal debates, and of course the player comparisons that can go on and on between rival fans.
Speaking of fans, we all support different clubs in different leagues for one reason or the other. For obvious reasons, the most popular leagues have a larger fan base; a fan base where a question, amongst other football questions, has remained evergreen: Which football league is the best in the world?
Like different empires, each football league – especially those that make up Europe’s top five leagues – has risen to the top of the food chain, reigned, ruled and dominated, before another league upstaged them and took over.
At some point, the Italian Serie A was the hottest football league in the world, with teams like AC Milan and Juventus featuring in Champions League finals. At some other point, it was the Premier League dominating all the others – remember those days when the EPL had so many clubs in the knockout stages of the UCL?
Each league has enjoyed its own fair share of the spotlight. Now that we’re asking and with the way things presently stand, which football league is the best in the world?
This can be determined by the different factors people consider in judging. Some are:
The caliber of players plying their trade in the league
In this regards, the likes of the French Ligue 1, the German Bundesliga and the Italian Serie A fall by the way side as it is a straight battle between the Premier League and the Spanish La Liga.
Although the Premier League may boast of the likes of Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, and co, the Spanish La Liga, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, will easily win this one to an extent.
For one thing, awards don’t lie!
The current standings
There’s a 16-point gap between Manchester City and Manchester United in the Premier League. This is a stark contrast of what England’s Premier League is notorious for. Pep Guardiola, to an extent, has run away with this season’s title. The title is very well done and dusted in Germany and France.
But the reverse is the case in leagues like the Spanish La Liga and the Italian Serie A, where the title race is still very much alive. Is this enough to name both La Liga and Serie A the best football leagues in the world at the moment? (Hey, it’s just a question na!)
We’ve already mentioned a couple of things that could determine, to an extent, which football league is the best in the world at the moment. How would you judge if you were asked? What factors will you consider before declaring a football league as the best in the world?
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