Every major or final football nation has its own Football League and so like in any other case there ought to be arguments regarding which is the best Football League. Football leagues are the rage all throughout the world as all the best players in the world play together in a way they can’t at international level. Here we countdown the Top 10 Best Football Leagues 2016.
Top 10 Best Football Leagues 2017
English Premier League
At number 1 in Top 10 Best Football Leagues, 2017 is The English Premier League of England. Though it might not have the best players in the world but it does provide the biggest entertainment. Though the quality of football has suffered in recent years due to declining success at the European level, it still is the most entertaining league where even the minnows can give the giants a run for their money. Highly physical and competitive, the league is home to some of the best tacticians and managers in the world like Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klopp etc.
Despite having the best players in the world, two of the biggest clubs in Europe and the two best players of this generation, Messi and Ronaldo it still isn’t number 1 in the list. That is mainly because outside of the top 3, there is hardly any team that can give competition to the giants. Though it has a close title finish but the overall competitiveness of the league is pretty low.
Bundesliga has been a dominant force in the European scene, its constant representation in Europa and Champions League is commendable. Home to Bayern Munich which is considered to be the best club in the world right now, people have questioned the league’s competitiveness as Bayern is on another level compared to other teams but teams like Dortmund have been giving Bayern a run for their money. With 1.59 goals per match, matches here are filled with goals.
At number 4 in Top 10 Best Football Leagues 2017, is Eredivisie of Netherlands. Despite being the hotbed of emerging talent for a long time, Eredivisie is not usually considered as the Top 5 football leagues in the world but statistics prove otherwise. With an average of 1.7 goals a match and the top 4 having just a 4 points difference it’s fiercely competitive despite not having a good representation at Europa or the Champions League.
At number 5 is Serie A of Italy. It’ sad to see Serie A in its current condition considering that it was once the finest league in the world and its teams like Juventus and AC Milan dominated European football but now it feels like an another age. Though the teams still have a bit of their old sheen but their aura is long gone. Match fixing scandals and economic problems have spelled doom for this once great league.
Brazil is the mecca of football and this league is the holy grail of the Brazilian fans as greats like Pele, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Garrincha, Zico, Carlos, etc started their careers here. This league is the perennial hotbed of talents to be discovered and thus the quality of football and competitiveness is pretty high. With an average of 1.23 goals a match, it is one of the most entertaining league out there.
Ukrainian Premier League
At number 7 is the Ukrainian Premier League. Though it hasn’t made much impact on the European Champions League yet and is yet to find and cultivate local talent to put it on the map of major leagues in the world but it has always proven to be a tough away fixture for the elite teams of Europe. The top team in the league Shaktar has defeated teams like Arsenal and Chelsea so it has muscles but the league is not competitive as Shaktar’s monopoly over the league leaves little to the excitement of the fans.
Liga MX is the Mexican football league and is one of the most exciting ones to watch. The unique style of Mexican football that has awed the spectators during the World Cup is seen plenty here. The league is pretty complicated as it is divided into two parts Clausura and Apertura. One of the most aggressive leagues in the world, it’s a goal fest in Liga MX with some of the highest average goals per match.
As the name suggests this league belongs to Argentina and has over the years has produced numerous talented players including two of the greatest players of all time, Messi and Maradona. With the recent growth in the Argentine economy, the league has also seen substantial growth. With fierce competition and strong teams, it is one of the lesser known leagues are really great to watch.
MLS which is the football league of USA is still in its infancy and yet to achieve the popularity of the other leagues in this list but it’s been growing on a phenomenal level. Most of this growth can be contributed to the fact that some of the best players in the world after retiring from the top clubs in the world are coming here. David Beckham played for LA Galaxy and Steven Gerrard is set to join MLS as well.
So these were the top 10 best football leagues. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments down below.