Most Powerful European Football (Soccer) Leagues

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What league has Europe's most greatest Football teams?

The Top Ten

1 Premier League (England)

The Premier League is shown in more countries around the world than any other league and is the most competitive top division in football.

England has the big six Manchester city, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea, and Arsenal. All of them are great teams.

They have top 6 giant club

The best league! No doubt

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2 Primera Division (Spain)

It should be third the bundesliga has better matches than it - kylehawi

They are just the best no doubt

Best success in Europe out of all the leagues, a no-brainer 1st place.

THE REAL best league in the world, as it has proven in the toughest test, dominating European competition.

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3 Bundesliga (Germany)

It should be second not third it has better matches than the laliga - kylehawi

Hardest matches

If you really follow the Bundesliga youll see that it has better matches than Primera Division the good thing in Spain are Real Madrid And Barca but they have no competion - Villafranca

For a moment, I would think that maybe Premier League is better than Bundesliga. But La Liga? Damn no. Bundesliga has much more competition than La Liga. Added to that, Bundesliga teams have a better average success rate in European competitions according to statistics. Hands down deserving at least second.

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4 Serie A (Italy)

It deserves to stay in top 4 - kylehawi

best

Aside from a poor few years this past decade, Serie A should be at least in the top three.

Serie is a VERY hard league becuase of VERY BIG teams like Napoli who have insigne and Koulibaly and Lazio who have savic and imobile.

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5 Superliga (Turkey)

A very underrated league. The Turkish Super League is the fifth wealthiest league in the world. Has produced some wonderful home grown talent, as well as being one of the pioneers of introducing some fantastic African players to the Turkish league and consequently on to some of the other major leagues of Europe.

Galatasaray are the royalty of Turkish football, with a proud history in various other sports too, such as basketball and swimming and much more. Fenerbahce, is thought of as the peoples team. Also, is probably the wealthiest Turkish football club. There is also one other Istanbul giant, namely Besiktas. In the the shadows of their bigger city rivals, nevertheless, able to mix it up once in a while with the bigger boys. There are lots of medium sized teams too, such as Trabzon Spor, etc. All in all, as regards to standards of Stadiums, training facilities, expertise of personnel etc, well the Turkish Super league is more than equal to the best in the world.

Lets ...more

Superliga have important players

I've watched a random game once time. The crowded was amazing and their show with phones flash was just perfect.

Their stadia are amazing. Great stadium atmosphere especially when three major Istanbul clubs play against each other. Gala vs Besiktas vs Fenerbahce rivalry are the ones to watch for

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6 Ligue 1 (France)

Guys... Seriously.

Paris and Monaco are the biggest spenders worldwide, with players like Ibrahimovic, Cavani, Thiago Silva, Falcao, Pastore, Lucas Moura, Moutinho, Veratti, etc...
Paris has 1 C2 cup & 1 final, and several CL semi-finals. Its was in 1/4 finals last year.
Monaco has 1 CL final a few years ago and several semi-finals too.

Marseille represents 1 Champions league win, 1 final and several semi-finals. It's also 2 UEFA Cup finals, and 10 championships and 10 cups. It dominated Europe's football during the 90s along with Milan AC. And it was again in CL 1/4 finals only 2 years ago. Might be one of the hottest public in Europe too.

Lyon won 7 times in a row the Ligue 1 and reached CL 1/4 finals 5 times in a row those past years!

If you add Bordeaux which was in CL 1/4 finals 3 years ago, Lille which was in 1/8 finals also 3 years ago, and mythical clubs like Saint-Etienne and Reims which both reached several times the CL finals, Ligue 1 might ...more

Ligue 1 is so ridiculously underrated

Great league with Olympique de Marseille and Olympique Lyon...

One of top 4 league because neymar plays there

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7 Liga Sagres (Portugal)

The 5th best league in europe, clubs that already played in 9 UEFA Champions League finals (won it four times), 7 UEFA Europa League finals (won it twice) and 4 FIFA Club World Cup finals (won it twice). There are ones of the greatest world football rivalries (Benfica-Porto and Benfica-Sporting), the big three are really very popular clubs, Braga and V.Guimaraes had a big number too, instead of the lower sides being a little poor. Cristiano Ronaldo, Rui Costa, Luis Figo born here, even foreign players grow up in the portuguese league like Di Maria, Falcao, Oblak, Matic, James Rodriguez, Enzo Perez, etc.

Statistically the 5th best league in europe. There are always 3 contenders to the title, even though the rest have only a slim chance. In the international stage we are rather sucessful, also taking into account that we don't have rich clubs like the other leagues.

Porto: 2 champions league winners, 2 europa league winners and 1 time runner-up, 1 UEFA super cup winners and 3 times runner-up, 2 international cups.
Benfica: 2 champions league winners and 5 times runner-up, 3 times europa league runner-up.
Sporting: 1 europa league winners and 1 time runner-up.

Special mention to Braga: 1 time europa league runner-up

All of these teams and other have also participated in countless semi-finals as well. In particular these 4 clubs are very competitive internationally, more than the french league can say. They only have PSG and Monaco now.

Porto will win europa league this year easily. And its very possible that the final is.. Porto-benfica. Braga at semi-final. need to say more? look at rank and make accounts to 2012-2013, portuguese will beat france and getting close to italy in 4 place. enough?

Porto: 2 times European champion( last in 2004, so its recent and on a money football crazy world), Benfica, the most supported club in the world, on guiness, Sporting, the second most successful club in all sports, behind Barcelona. There�'s not just 2 title challengers like Spain, 2 like england, or 1 like Italy or Germany, they are 3. I'm not portuguese but I watch they football and they are the Brazil of Europe. Go watch and learn

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8 Eredivisie (Netherlands)

It should be 7th not 8th it has teams that is much better than the teams in the league that is 7th - kylehawi

Intense football.

Intense competition

More goals on average per game then any other league.

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9 Serbian SuperLiga (Serbia)

League with small attendance,but in recent years their clubs are producing great results in the European competitions. With better results in Europe,and without corruption and nationalism,Serbian super league could be in the top 12,if not top 10,with great teams like Red star,Partizan,and the new team that is producing great results in the league with great potentials Radnicki Nis. Only thing that this league needs is money and no cooruptions. That would be perfect.

Red star Belgrade 1991 European champion...enough said!

10 Scottish Professional Football League (Scotland)

Fantastic league for such a small country. Funded by fans.

Some of the best fans in the world

This league is a victim of the success of the EPL, money launderers, the so called most successfull club in the world have never won the major European trophy, and liquidated 2012, the Scottish football league with a newcomer director on board decided they could keep titles won, even those where players were improperly registered for ten years, felt to be a corrupt what an association not fit for purpose.

Celtic is by far the best club in Scotland,

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The Newcomers

? Ekstraklasa (Polish League)

Teams like Legia Warsaw Lech Poznan Lechia Gdansk - Krystian3060

? Krakkadeildin (Icelandic Viking style football division)

It's a bit bloody but dear God how entertaining!

The Contenders

11 Sogaz (Russian)

Better then Turkish Superlig and Eredivise - Krystian3060

Cska moskva, zenit and etc.

It's the 5th best European league

Now is Russian Premier League - Aita45

12 Liga 1 (Romania)

Long live romania

Steaua Bucharest, one of the best champions of the European leagues!

Come On Steaua Bucharest and Kolozsvar - MatrixGuy

Gheorghe Hagi!

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13 La Liga (Spain)

This should be on top of the list - kylehawi

This should be higher on the list.

Quality players+quality Football League

Check balik

14 Super League (Greece)

It has its problems but despite all of them it's a pretty good league. It has historical teams, for example AEK Athens, Olympiakos, PAOK and more. Some of them participate in european competitions.

Paok is a great team!

One of the best leagues in Europe despite the economicals problems. There is a lot of good teams: Olympiacos, Panathinaikos. PAOK, AEK, Aris

15 Highland Football League (Scotland)

Best team is Keith.

16 Jupiler Pro League (Belgian)

Watch it it is awesome

Underrated league.. great up and coming talent from Belgian youngsters, Africans and some east Europeans

Should be Nr 9 (after Eredivisie)

17 Spor Toto Süper Lig (Turkey)

Very competetive and developing leauge

18 Premier League (Ucraine)

Common, 13th!? Ukrainian league has amazing clubs that appear in the Champions league a lot, such as Dynamo Kyiv, Shakhtar, and Dnipro.

Ranked the 8th best league in Europe, Ukraine gives us such wonderful clubs as Shakhtar (winner of Europa league 2009), Dynamo Kyiv (3 times Champions League semi-finalist), Dnipro (2 times Europa league finalist), and Metalist Kharkiv (Europa league finalist)

19 Super League (Switzerland)

Young Boys Basel FC - Krystian3060

20 Max TV Prva Liga (Croatia)

Dinamo Zagreb - Krystian3060

21 Coca Cola League 2 (England)

WOW, has no one ever heard of Bradford City?!? League 2 deserve a spot here, undoubtably - Tobzz

With 40 time champions league winners Gillingham F. C. And World Club Cup winners AFC Wimbledon. - sam11855

BRADFORD CITY ROCK! THEY WON THE LEAGUE PLAY-OFFS AND CAME RUNNERS-UP IN THE CAPITAL ONE CUP IN THE SAME SEASON! THEY BEAT WIGAN,ARSENAL AND ASTON VILLA! THEY WON THE F.A CUP IN 1911! COME ON YOU BANTAMS!

22 Ligue 1 (Israel)

Should be higher with clubs like Hapoel Beer-Sheva beating giants like Inter Milan

Beersheba Pot 4 Team beats Inter Milan, tie Southampton and makes it out of the group. Who thought that?
Also...
5 times since 2000 Israeli teams to champions league gs
5 teams made it to Europa league gs
3 times rof 32 in EL
Better than Austria

23 Danish Superliga (Denmark)

best

They have FC Midtjylland so are the best

24 Kenyan Premier League (Kenya)

dope

Very strong like gor mahia

25 Synot Liga (Czech Republic)
26 Pari Match League (Ukraine)
27 Albania Superliga (Albania)

Best leagud ever

Skënderbeu won with Sporting Portugal 3-0 in Elbasan Arena! I vote for Skënderbeu!

28 League of Ireland Premier Division (Ireland)
29 Bundesliga (Austria)

They have good teams like Salzburg, Rapid Wiena, Austria Wiena

30 Premier Soccer League (South Africa)

Quality

31 Blue Square Bet South (England)

Whitehawk F.C. - Division One Champions 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991
- F.A. Cup Champions 1988
- League Cup Champions (surprisingly none)
Irregardless of Whitehawk's sudden demise down the depths of English football, they remain a fierce force in the nation where the beautiful game was created. They possess a thriving fanbase in their location of East Brighton (could be West, no one has actually bothered to check), and are amongst England's greatest sleeping giants.

Last game: Whitehawk 0 AFC Hornchurch 4
Attendance: 192

32 Egyptian Premier League (Egypt)
33 Veikkausliiga (Finnish League)
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