Most Powerful European Football (Soccer) Leagues

What league has Europe's most greatest Football teams?

The Top Ten

1 Premier League (England)

The home country of the Football has the most professional clubs in the world and it's first division the Premier League has names like Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool - MatrixGuy

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

MU, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Man City, Tottenham, Everton, the first 4 (or maybe 3) all capable to win the Champion's League, the last 3 all capable to win the UEFA league, best league hands down

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

2 Primera Division (Spain)

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

HOW ARE THEY 3RD? They have 3 of the strongest teams in the world (Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona). Look at the Champion's league 2014: All 3 of those teams are in the quater finals and 2 will definitely go through to the semis only because Barcelona and atletico Madrid are facing each other (Real Madrid). For Germany, there are only 2 but 1 will go through (Real Madrid has a 3-0 aggregate over Dortmund) and the Premier League has 2 teams but none will go through (PSG has a 3-1 aggregate over Chelsea and there is a 1-1 aggregate with Bayern Munich and Manchester Untited. THEY SHOULD BE FIRST

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

With having 2 of the most dominating teams in the entire football world, which have a classic face off, la Luca break records every year, with only la liga players winning the ballon dor since 2008 (Ronaldo with Manchester United), it clearly states that this league is the most dominant on the planet. With both Merengues and Cules having won 16 Champions League titles. So, this clearly means that, this duopoly (or whatever it is called) is more stronger than all the premier league teams and we have all seen that these teams down ever time they face the Bavarians or any premier league teams.

3 Bundesliga (Germany)

The Bundesliga should be behind the Serie A. It is a one horse race. Their teams have no purchasing power. It's only Bayer Munich. Poor league.

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

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.

4 Serie A (Italy)

The Leagua with teams like AC Milan, Juventus Torino, Internazionale Milano, Fiorentina, AS Roma is valued the most powerful in the world - MatrixGuy

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

Most champions league winner(12).. & most europa league winner(09)
In recent five year they won 2 champions league

Cant go past the Serie A. With the likes of Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, AS Roma & SS Lazio its got to be the best league!

5 Superliga (Turkey)

I agree with you about producing wonderkids. They are good at this.
And yes, 'Underrated' is the best word to describe this league.

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

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

Superliga have important players

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

7 Liga Sagres (Portugal)

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.

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.

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

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?

8 Eredivisie (Netherlands)

Best league when talking about atmosphere... Rivalry is big and ajax is big

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

Lot better than the turkish and portuges leagues (see champions leagau etc)

Instead of big clubs at the moment who buy every player they create talent their selfs and Ajax ever was the best club in the world before every club did spend that much money. Even 6 times a club from the Eredivisie won the Champions League! - ICanSeeYou

9 Serbian SuperLiga (Serbia)

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

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.

10 Scottish Professional Football League (Scotland)

The atmosphere is real in Scottish stadiums and so many static fans ready to cheer their beloved teams.

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,

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

The Contenders

11 Sogaz (Russian)

After the legeaus of Spain,Germany,Italy And England by far one of the best legeaus of Europe. Big candidate to call the best of the rest.

It's the 5th best European league

Now is Russian Premier League - Aita45

Cska moskva, zenit and etc.

12 La Liga (Spain)

Quality players+quality Football League

This should be higher on the list.

This should be on top of the list - kylehawi

Best League in Europe!

13 Liga 1 (Romania)

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

Come On Steaua Bucharest and Kolozsvar - MatrixGuy

Gheorghe Hagi!

Long live romania

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 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)

16 Highland Football League (Scotland)

Best team is Keith.

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 Max TV Prva Liga (Croatia)

Croatian league has great clubs whit bigger succes I than Serbian league. I respect serbian league, but Croatian is better.

Dinamo Zagreb - Krystian3060

20 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

21 Danish Superliga (Denmark)

The atmosphere and the passion it's like a baby Premier League..

It is a very exciting to see the fight for top 6

best

They have FC Midtjylland so are the best

22 Super League (Switzerland)

Young Boys Basel FC - Krystian3060

23 Synot Liga (Czech Republic)
24 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!

25 Kenyan Premier League (Kenya)

Very strong like gor mahia

dope

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 Ekstraklasa (Polish League)

Teams like Legia Warsaw Lech Poznan Lechia Gdansk - Krystian3060

31 Egyptian Premier League (Egypt)

Al ahly best team

32 Premier Soccer League (South Africa)

Quality

33 Krakkadeildin (Icelandic Viking style football division)

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

34 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

35 Veikkausliiga (Finnish League)
36 BOV Premier League (Malta)

Valletta beat Juventus in 2008...Birkirkara held West Ham 1-0 for 120 minutes (due to 1-1 aggregate)...League has been decided in the final two weeks back in 2010 and in the final matchday 4 times in the past 7 years. Always competitive!

37 Welsh Fa

Best League in wales

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