Which is the best football league in Europe?
- Okay, this isn't technically a ‘top’ European league, but in terms of average attendance, the Championship ranks fifth out of all of Europe’s football leagues. It's ahead of the likes of France’s Ligue 1, which is all the more impressive considering that it’s England’s second tier league.
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By strongest u mean competitive right?? So for me the league with most competition is Barclay's Premier League(EPL)… Take a look at last 5 years champions: 2012–13 Manchester United 2013–14 Manchester City 2014–15 Chelsea 2015–16 Leicester City 20...
- Football League Championship
- Serie A
- Ligue 1
- Danish Superligaen
- Football League of Ireland
- Swiss Super League
Okay, this isn't technically a ‘top’ European league, but in terms of average attendance, the Championship ranks fifth out of all of Europe’s football leagues. It's ahead of the likes of France’s Ligue 1, which is all the more impressive considering that it’s England’s second tier league. Once upon a time though, the Football League was England’s top football league competition. But then, 20 years ago, all of the First Division clubs resigned en masse to join the newly created Premier League in search of greater money. In the time since, it has transformed into one of the world’s most lucrative sporting competitions. The Football League, meanwhile, was left to soldier on as best it could. But like the Premier League, the Football League has also changed over the last 20 years; in recent times it’s become a fantastic alternative for fans sick of the stagnation at the top of the Premier League. So, what exactly is good about the Championship? Firstly, with each new season there are si...
Serie Ais Italy’s premier football league competition. To fans of European football, this may be quite a strange inclusion on this list as it contains some of the biggest clubs in the world. But its high degree of competitiveness may help to explain why the Italian national team has been so successful for the past few years. Unlike, for example, the Spanish league, where two teams have dominated for decades, claiming the Serie A title, or the Scudetto as its known in Italy, is a realistic prospect for maybe seven or eight teams. During the past decade or so, five teams have claimed the title with traditional Italian super-weights AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus competing with smaller clubs such as Roma, Lazio, Udinese, Napoli and Fiorentina, if you go back another 10 years or so, then the number of winners grows to seven with Napoli and Sampdoria claiming titles. Okay, so it’s not as wide as open the Championship, but for a top quality league blessed with Champions League revenue...
Ligue 1is the top league competition in France, and again is another league whose inclusion on this list could be hotly disputed. This argument centres on the fact that Olympique Lyon dominated the league between 2002 and 2008, claiming seven titles in a row. Before that though, it was undoubtedly the most open football league in Europe. In the decade from 1992-2002, an incredible nine different clubs claimed the title, with only Nantes managing to win it more than once. In 2008, the dominance of Lyon came to an end, and Ligue 1 returned to its previous status as a wide open and competitive league, with an incredible five different clubs claiming the title since, including Lille who hadn't won a championship since 1954 and Montpelier who claimed their first title last season, just three years after winning promotion. These are astonishing facts to digest, especially when you consider that just five clubs have won the English Premier League since its inception in 1992; equally astoni...
In 1992, Denmark shocked the world by claiming victory at the European Championship, despite the fact they hadn't qualified for the tournament in the first place. They were only admitted due to the disqualification of Yugoslavia in the wake of the war that tore it and most of the rest of the Balkans almost totally apart. The Superligaen, despite not having the sort of profile that even Ligue 1 enjoys, is still one of the most competitive leagues in Europe. Since its creation in 1991, seven teams have claimed the title, which may not sound like a lot over a 21 year period. But the fact, that most for its history, the Superligaen was contested by just 10 clubs makes the figure far more impressive than at first sight. Today, the number of teams competing stands at 12, and competitiveness is alive and well with FC Nordsjaelland claiming their first championship last year.
In footballing terms, the Republic of Ireland is more famous for the star players it has produced down the years than its football teams and competitions. The likes of Roy Keane, Shay Given and Robbie Keane all made their name playing in the English Premier League and never played for an Irish club team. The quality of its club competitions and its teams unfortunately fall rather short of the elite, but still, it must be counted as one of the most competitive football leagues in the whole of Europe. Over the last 20 years 8 different teams have claimed the title, similar to Ligue 1 it’s a league where small clubs are consistently able to defy the odds and out-muscle bigger clubs to claim the title.
Switzerland is one of the smallest nations in all of Western Europe, and for decades has tried hard to make its mark on the international footballing stage. However, despite their best efforts which included co hosting the 2008 European Championship with Austria, their most famous sporting export remains legendary tennis superstar, Roger Federer. But still, the Swiss can take some solace in the fact that they possess one of the most competitive football leagues in Europe. In the last twenty years, seven different clubs have claimed the title, but in the last few years however, the league has been dominated by two teams: FC Basel and FC Zurich, so their inclusion on this list could be disputed somewhat. But, when you consider the fact that Switzerland possesses one of the smallest football leagues in Europe (10 teams) seven different champions in twenty years is a pretty impressive figure. © 2012 James Kenny
Hakanon February 04, 2019: With a UEFA Cup 2000 (against Arsenal) and UEFA Super Cup 2000 (against Real Madrid) winner Galatasaray in the list, as well as big teams like Fenerbahce and Besiktas, I think Turkish Super League also should have been listed here. FootballNuton December 17, 2015: Football in my view has lost it's sole. Players seem to give less and less effort as each week goes by. Managers play left footed players on the right, and right footed players on the left, this style of play limits the amount of attacking players do. If you watch games now you will see a player running down the wing, or the ball has been passed out to him/her on the wing and they will get level with the edge of the penalty box (but out wide) then turn back and play the ball into midfield which then goes back into defence then passed out to the player on the opposite wing, who will then get level with that side of the penalty box and turn back and pass the ball into midfield, then maybe via passi...
Answer (1 of 11): [Collected: original researcher is Shubhodip Bhattacharya] So I was going through the league tables of the top 5 leagues in Europe in the last 5 years to gauge the competitive level.
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