In this article we share with you the latest list of the top 10 best football leagues in the world right now based on facts, league prowess, financials, track records, achievements, etc. !
Football is considered to be a very competitive sport. It is one of the most popular sport and is thus played in every country on the planet.
Each country has leagues that comprise of a fixed number of teams who compete in order to make their objectives at the end of the season.
Focusing on the best leagues in the world might not do justice to the competitive nature of other leagues.
However, there are lots of factors that come into play when discussing the best football leagues in the world.
Football, as a lucrative sport offers a great spectacle to lovers of the game, and fans. Many of the richest football clubs also know the feelings of importance they get from their fans.
When considering the best football leagues in the world, some of the factors considered include popularity, competitive strength, value, achievement, and other considerable factors every football fans would agree with.
Top 10 Best Football Leagues In The World
In this article, we present to you the top ten word’s best football leagues. All the factors stated earlier are considered when ranging each of the leagues available on this.
|World’s Best Football Leagues|
|#1||English Premier League|
|#4||Italian Serie A|
|#5||French Ligue 1|
|#7||Brazilian Serie A|
|#8||Portuga’s Liga NOS|
|#10||Major League Soccer (MLS)|
Without any further hesitation, here we go.
10. Major League Soccer (MLS)
Regardless of the fact that they come last on this list of best football leagues in the world, it is the fastest growing league in the world by miles.
The MLS is a football league in America, where soccer is only beginning to gain a wide following.
This is due to the fact that America has specific sports which they follow, which includes the likes of the National Football league (NFL), Basketball which originates from the country, as well as Cricket.
In the last decade however, Soccer has gained a whole lot of momentum, and the further exposure of the nation to the most popular sport in the world can well be credited for this.
Another reason for the massive growth is the exponential investment the sport has seen from different business moguls.
Even the likes of David Beckham, one of the richest footballers in the world, decided to invest and set up a team in the league.
This is why many star footballers see the league as a retirement league and have seen the likes of superstar footballers like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Carlos Velasquez, and many others.
Already home to the biggest stadiums in the world, the league has a very bright future. It is possible to predict that over the next decade, it would have progressed further up this list.
9. Argentine League
Another interesting league is the Argentine League.
It is one of the oldest football leagues in the world and has produced many iconic footballers like Lionel Messi, a magician footballer referred to as the greatest of all time, Higuain, Lautaro Martinez, Aguero, Hernan Crespo, Zanetti, Cambiasso, and so on.
The league is popular among clubs in Europe for their prominence in producing top strikers, and history backs that claim through the examples already mentioned.
It is quite hard to imagine the financial stability of this league, considering the fact that it has very low viewership compared to many other leagues in the world.
The league however attracts attention with its representative teams in the Copa Libertadores, including the likes of River Plate, Boca Junior, Santa Cruz, and many others.
This league is however expected to be displaced by the MLS in the coming years due to its stagnated growth in the last few years.
8. Portugal’s Liga NOS
This is an historic football league that has been around for time immemorial.
It is deservingly on this list of best leagues in the world due to its competitive nature. Teams like Porto, Benfica, Sporting Lisbon battle it out for a right to the league title at the end of the season.
The derby match between any of these three clubs is always interesting and intense due to the rivalry between these teams that date back to a very long time.
The Liga NOS is also very popular for its talent production line, where they produce top rated future stars almost every year. The league is usually seen by bigger leagues in the world as their supermarket for prodigies, and talents who go on to become the best in the world.
There are too many examples list here, but to mention a few of the most prominent ones. We have the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting who is today referred to as the greatest of all time among footballers.
Other examples include Joao Felix who moved to Atletico Madrid for a record-breaking fee of €120 million and James Rodriguez from Porto who later left the club to become one of the players with the highest transfer record.
The league is not too buoyant in terms of revenues, but its reputation definitely precedes it.
7. Brazilian Serie A
The list of best leagues in the world is never complete without the inclusion of the Brazilian league.
It has been a steady, consistent source of talent for many leagues in the world. There are always stars to look out for due to their production line of highly skillful players.
This fact brings to mind the likes of Ronaldinho, Neymar Jr, Dani Aves, Rivaldo, Adriano; the list is just endless.
They have recently opened their doors to let go of some talents recently, most of which are expected to hit the ground running in the nearest future.
When considering the pulling power of this league, it does fairly well with many top Brazilian players deciding to end their careers in the national league.
The league is also a very interesting one with competition in every game. The league does not have a consistently dominant team, just to show you how talent is spread evenly throughout the league.
6. Dutch Eredivisiee
This is the domestic league in the Netherlands. It is such a unique league that is rich in history in terms of players, and clubs.
Some of the most prominent clubs in this league include Ajax, PSV, Feyenoord, and they all do well to battle every season to win the league.
Even though Ajax has prominently dominated the league for years now, it has not affected the quality of football and entertainment offered to fans watching from around the world.
One such spectacular season for the league was in 2019 when Ajax went through to the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League in what was referred to as a giant-slaying game.
The league is quite rich in terms of finances, and it is also kind of a supermarket for the big guns of Europe. Obviously, the league’s exploits in Europe is enough to qualify it as one of the best leagues in the world.
5. French Ligue 1
The French Ligue 1 has been on the map of European and world football for quite a long time.
The league find itself in a privileged position to be among the popularly and elite leagues called the ‘The top 5’ leagues.
The league is so strong on all grounds from the financial aspects, the competition level, star status, to viewership from around the world.
The league is usually referred to as the Farmers league by many higher leagues due to the poor competition for position, which draws comparison to a one horse race.
This one horse is none other than Paris Saint Germain, who have the likes of Neymar Jr, who they signed for a world record transfer fee of €222 million.
This amount is enough to buy a full squad in any of Europe’s top 5 leagues. This attest to the financial power of the league through the sole leader of the club.
The mammoth investment made by the club was not only on Neymar, as Kylian Mbappe was acquired from AS Monaco for a mouthwatering fee of €180 million, a fee which is in the same region as Neymar’s.
4. Italian Serie A
This is another league that can be described as a one horse league, but that doesn’t take away from the fierce competitive nature of the league, and its attractive football.
Juventus FC have dominated this league for the last 9 years, winning the title on consecutive occasions despite different change in administration in terms of coaches.
The addition of a superstar player in Cristiano Ronaldo further boosted the firepower of Juventus as well as increasing the visibility of the league across the world.
One thing that has however eluded the league over the years is a UEFA Champions league title. The last time an Italian team won the Champions league came in 2007 by AC Milan in a cracking match against Liverpool.
Ever since then, it has since been as if they were wiped off the face of the map. Juventus came Close in the 2015 and 2018, by reaching the final but eventually losing on both occasions.
On a general note, the Italian Serie A is a powerful, competitive league with a characteristic defensive pattern of play.
Though the financial power of the teams here are not so huge, it has still proven itself on the world stage as one of the best football leagues in the world.
When talking of the leagues with the most exciting of football, the German Bundesliga is the fist league that comes to mind.
Majority of teams in this league play attacking football, with a characteristic long range goals dominating.
The shooting prowess of many teams in this league makes you think of the durable machines Germans are capable of producing.
Unlike the last few leagues analyzed on this list of best football leagues in the world, the Bundesliga is a two horse race, with Bayern Munchen and Borussia Dortmund going head to head for the league title all season. It is almost as if no other teams exist in this league aside these two.
The league also fields superstar from many teams, some of which include the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Jadon Sancho, Alphonso Davies, Leon Bailey, Kai Havertown, and so on.
With all these stars on the books of the league, Bundesliga is surely 3rd best football league in the world.
2. La Liga
La Liga is one of the most popular football leagues in the world, as well as being one of the best.
It is popular due to the presence of two of the most powerful football clubs in the world, namely Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Its largest audience also comes from a match between these two giants clubs who have a great history of rivalry dating as far back as 1900.
The La Liga is also one of the most lucrative leagues in the world. It is a league where we have superstars like Eden Hazard, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Goncalo Guedes, and so many others.
The league is absolutely blessed in riches and appeal to many football stars around the world. You just can’t deny the league’s place among the best football leagues in the world.
1. English Premier League
Unique, spectacular, mind blowing, exciting…. You just name it; the premier league deserves its place as the best football league in the world.
There are so many reasons that make it standout among the remaining leagues from around the world.
The Premier league is the most lucrative league in the world, and in many ways generate revenues in ten-folds of other league’s revenues.
The TV rights revenue of the league alone in the just concluded season reached a sky-high £1.2 billion.
This figure is enough to take care of other leagues in the top 5 category for at least 5 years. Talking about the endorsements the league brings the participants in the league is also a mammoth figure that many other leagues envy.
This huge revenues generated by the league allow teams therein to make big signings with extraordinary transfer fees attached.
In terms of popularity, it is the most watched league in the world. This makes sense considering the huge revenues the league generate die to its viewership around the world.
Interestingly, as people troop into the Stadium to watch teams in this leauge, they also rush to the most accurate football prediction websites to foresee their outcomes. Isn’t that interesting?
If there is a league that has to be tagged as the best, it is definitely the English Premier League.
Summary of Best Football Leagues In The World
Various leagues possess different characteristics that make them so great that they get to be tagged as the best, despite the countless numbers of leagues in the world.
The best football leauges in the world are the richest, most successful on European ground, the most popular, and the most competitive.
- Here’s a quick recap:
- English Premier League
Italian Serie A
French Ligue 1
Brazilia Serie A
Portuga’s Liga NOS
Major League Soccer (MLS)
While sometimes there have been debates on the prospect of La Liga being the best league in the world at the expense of the premier league, the facts stated are enough to convince anyone from making such assumptions.
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