- What are the top 10 football leagues in the world?
- Which football league is considered the best?
That inquiry can result in a debate that may never end
Here is a look at the top 10 world football leagues ranked on statistics.
|Russian Premier League||Russia||6|
|Belgian Pro League||Belgium||8|
|Major League Soccer||United States||10|
1. Premier League
The Premier League is the most-watched sports league worldwide, program in 212 territories to 643 million residences as well as a possible TV target market of 4.7 billion people.For the 2018– 19 period ordinary Premier League suit presence went to 38,181, 2nd to the Bundesliga’s 43,500, while aggregated participation across all suits is the greatest of any association football league at 14,508,981. The majority of stadium occupancies are near capacity.The Premier League places initially in the UEFA coefficients of leagues based upon efficiencies in European competitions over the past 5 seasons since 2021The English top-flight has actually produced the second-highest number of UEFA Champions League/European Cup titles.
With 5 English clubs having actually won fourteen European trophies in overall. Fifty clubs have actually contended considering that the inception of the Premier League in 1992: forty-eight English as well as two Welsh clubs. Seven of them have won the title: Manchester United (13 ), Chelsea (5 ), Manchester City (5 ), Toolbox (3 ), Blackburn Rovers (1 ), Leicester City (1) as well as Liverpool (1 ).
The Bundesliga was founded in 1962 in Dortmund and also the first season began in 1963. Fifty-six clubs have contended in the Bundesliga since its beginning. Bayern Munich has won the title 30 times, one of the most amongst Bundesliga clubs. Nevertheless, the Bundesliga has seen other champions, with Borussia Dortmund, Burger SV, Werder Bremen, Borussia Mönchengladbach, and also VfB Stuttgart most famous amongst them.The Bundesliga is one of the top national leagues, rated 4th in Europe according to UEFA’s league coefficient ranking for the 2020– 21 season, based on performances in European competitions over the past five seasons.The Bundesliga led the UEFA position from 1976 to 1984 and in 1990. It has also generated the continent’s top-rated club 6 times. Bundesliga clubs have won eight UEFA Champions League, six UEFA Europa league, 4 European Cup Champions’ Cup, 2 UEFA Super Cup, two FIFA Club World Cup, as well as three Intercontinental Mug titles. Its gamers have gathered 9 Ballon d’Or honors, one The Best FIFA Men’s Player awards, three European Golden Footwear, as well as three UEFA Males’s Gamer of the Year awards including UEFA Club Footballer of the Year.
The Bundesliga is the number one football league in the world in terms of average attendance; out of all sports, its standard of 45,134 fans per game throughout the 2011– 12 period was the second-highest of any type of sports league on the planet after the American National Football League.The Bundesliga is transmitted on tv in over 200 nations.
3. La Liga
A total of 62 teams have competed in La Liga since its inception. Nine teams have been crowned champions, with Real Madrid winning the title a record 34 times and Barcelona 26 times. During the 1940s Valencia, Atlético Madrid and Barcelona emerged as the strongest clubs, winning several titles. Real Madrid and Barcelona dominated the championship in the 1950s, each winning four La Liga titles during the decade. During the 1960s and 1970s Real Madrid dominated La Liga, winning 14 titles, with Atlético Madrid winning four. During the 1980s and 1990s Real Madrid were prominent in La Liga, but the Basque clubs of Athletic Club and Real Sociedad had their share of success, each winning two Liga titles. From the 1990s onward, Barcelona have dominated La Liga winning 16 titles to date. Although Real Madrid has been prominent, winning nine titles, La Liga has also seen other champions, including Atlético Madrid, Valencia, and Deportivo La Coruña.
La Liga is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 26,933 for league matches in the 2018–19 season.This is the eighth-highest of any domestic professional sports league in the world and the third-highest of any professional association football league in the world, behind the Bundesliga and the Premier League, and above the other two so-called “Big Five” European leagues, Serie A and Ligue 1.La Liga is also the sixth wealthiest professional sports league in the world by revenue, after the NFL, MLB, the NBA, the Premier League, and the NHL.
4. Serie A
Serie A is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top of the Italian football league system. Serie A is regarded as one of the best football leagues in the world and it is often depicted as the most tactical and defensively sound national league. It is ranked 3rd in the top 50 football leagues around the world.
Since soccer great Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus, Serie A has received increased media attention. In his debut match for Juventus, about 2.3 million tuned in to watch the star work his magic. The league, which was founded in 1898, was ranked the third-best league in Europe by UEFA in 2019. Aside from Ronaldo, top footballers in Serie A include, Lorenzo Insigne, Paulo Dybala, and Gianluigi Buffon.
5. Ligue 1
Ligue 1 was inaugurated on 11 September 1932 under the name National before switching to Division 1 after a year of existence. It continued to operate under that name until 2002, when it adopted its current name. AS Saint-Étienne is the most successful club with ten league titles in France while Olympique Lyonnais is the club that has won the most consecutive titles (seven between 2002 and 2008). With the presence of 71 seasons in Ligue 1, Olympique de Marseille hold the record for most seasons among the elite, while Paris Saint-Germain hold the league record for longevity with 47 consecutive seasons (from 1974 to present). FC Nantes is the team with the most consecutive unbeaten streak in a single season (32 matches) and have the least number of defeats (1 match) in the 1994/95 season. In addition, FC Nantes also holds the record for the longest time without losing at home with 92 matches from May 1976 to April 1981.
The current champions are Lille, who won in the 2020–21 season. The league has been won on multiple occasions by foreign-based club AS Monaco, the presence of which within the league makes it a cross-border competition.
6. Russian Premier League
The Russian Premier League , also written as Russian Premier Liga, is the top division professional association football league in Russia.It was established at the end of 2001 as the Russian Football Premier League and was rebranded with its current name in 2018. From 1992 through 2001, the top level of the Russian football league system was the Russian Football Championship.There are 16 teams in the competition. The league has three Champions League qualifying spots given to the top three teams at the end of the season and the two Europa League spots will be allocated to the fourth and fifth placed teams. The last two teams are relegated to the Russian National Football League at the end of the season.
The Russian Premier League succeeded the Top Division including history and records. The Top Division was run by the Professional Football League of Russia. Creation of the Premier League is considered to give the clubs a greater degree of independence. The league is currently called Tinkoff Russian Premier League , also written as Tinkoff Russian Premier Liga, for sponsorship reasons.
7. Primeira Liga
Founded in 1934 as an experimental (now official) league called Campeonato da Liga da Primeira Divisão, it was named Campeonato Nacional da Primeira Divisão from 1938 until 1999, when it was changed to its current naming. Over 70 teams have competed in the Primeira Liga, but only five have been crowned champions. Among them, the “Big Three” teams – Benfica (37 wins), Porto (29 wins) and Sporting CP (19 wins) – have won all but two Primeira Liga titles; the other winners are Belenenses (1945–46) and Boavista (2000–01)
The Primeira Liga has increased its reputation in recent years, occupying the sixth place of UEFA’s national league ranking, as of 2021. It broke into the top five for the first time in the 2011–12 season, passing the French Ligue 1, one of the historical “big five” European leagues, for the first time since 1990. The Primeira Liga also reached a world ranking of fourth according to IFFHS’s 2011 ranking.
8. Belgian Pro League
The competition was created in 1895 by the Royal Belgian Football Association and was first won by FC Liégeois. Of the 74 clubs to have competed in the first division since its creation, 16 have been crowned champions of Belgium. RSC Anderlecht is the most successful league club with 34 titles, followed by Club Brugge KV (17), Union Saint-Gilloise (11) and Standard Liège (10). It is currently ranked 8th in the UEFA rankings of leagues based on performances in European competitions over the last five-years.The competition was ranked 3rd when the UEFA first published their ranking in 1979 and also the next year in 1980, which is the best ranking the Belgian First Division has ever achieved.
The Eredivisie is the highest level of professional football in the Netherlands. The league was founded in 1956, two years after the start of professional football in the Netherlands. It is considered one of the best European leagues and widely regarded as one of the better leagues in the world. As of the 2020–21 season, it is ranked the 7th best league in Europe by UEFA.
10. Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer (MLS) is a men’s professional soccer league sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation, which represents the sport’s highest level in the United States.The league comprises 27 teams—24 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada—and plans to expand to 30 teams by the 2023 season. Although not one of the “Big Four”, the MLS, along with the Canadian Football League, is considered one of the “Big Six” major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.The league is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan.
Major League Soccer was founded in 1993 as part of the United States’ successful bid to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup. The inaugural season took place in 1996 with ten teams. MLS experienced financial and operational struggles in its first few years, losing millions of dollars and folding two teams in 2002. Since then, developments such as the proliferation of soccer-specific stadiums around the league, implementation of the Designated Player Rule allowing teams to sign star players such as David Beckham, and national TV contracts have made MLS profitable.With an average attendance of over 20,000 per game, MLS has the fourth-highest average attendance of any professional sports league in the U.S. and Canada after the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB), and Canadian Football League (CFL)and was the seventh-highest attended professional soccer league worldwide by 2013.