Most Powerful European Football (Soccer) Leagues

What league has Europe's most greatest Football teams?
The Top Ten
1 Premier League (England)

Best league in the world. You can see teams like Watford beating Arsenal or City losing to Aston Villa. This league puts strength and pace at the core of its competition. Also, you never know is going to win the league, unlike La Liga with Barcelona,Real Madrid, or Atletico Madrid. Bundesliga is okay but the premier league is another level ahead

Strength in depth is what the premier league has over all other leagues. The prize and T.V. monies are split much more evenly, creating a much more even playing field.
Barca and Real will never allow that to happen in Spain.

The premier league is one of the only leagues that actually involves a fight for the first spot! Chelsea, MU, MC, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton, etc! In La Liga, its boring. You know the title is either going to Madrid or Barça. And now Serie A has all the match fixing scandals! There's no league like Barclays!

This league has the hardest rivals for a team (Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton), and also is the most balanced in economical terms (T.V. rights for example)

2 Primera Division (Spain)

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.

Even though I follow the Bundesliga, La Liga has clearly shown it is the most talented league in the world with two straight UEFA CL wins. The premier league is overrated as it is the only league that has many of its games broadcasted in other parts of the world.

They have 2 good clubs, who dominate the league. They have all the best players, but they all play for real Madrid or Barca. Apart from when they play, it is quite boring. The whole season people just wait for el classico.

Maybe premier league is more enjoyable but, this league as the best teams by far, you have just to look champions and europa league.

3 Bundesliga (Germany)

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.

This has got to be the second greatest league behind the premier league. I would much rather watch any random game from the Bundesliga that from the Primera. the Spanish league is a league of show ponies. this is a league for decent football.

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.

The most competitive league. 4 winners in the past 6 years, unlike La Liga, only Barcelona & Real Madrid.

4 Serie A (Italy)

Can't 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!

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

Without a doubt Serie A. It's on the rebound after a little lul but over last 25 years hands down best league. Last few years have been great

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

5 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

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

6 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

It should be in Top 6 in the league order.

Portugal cannot stand The big 3 teams : Besiktas,Galatasaray and Fenerbahce.

Has the best fans worldwide, one of the best atmospheres there are.

Lot's of big players that play in the league.

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

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

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

The Primeira Liga is perfect for young players to develop their skills, and the fans are always extremely engaged. Top clubs like Porto, Benfica and Sporting makes this league worth taking notice

8 Eredivisie (Netherlands)

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!

Laudrup, cruyff, van nistelrooy, sneijder, robben, van persie, van der vaart, ronaldo, romario, ibrahimovic, affelay, van der sar, farfan, makaay, van basten, gullit, huntelaar and so on have all played in the eredivisie, who have played in romania?

Ajax, Feyenoord, PSV, everyone who likes the game knows these three clubs!

So very underrated. With teams like Ajax, feyenoord and PSV.

9 La Liga (Spain)

This should be higher on the list.

10 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!

The Contenders
11 Scottish Professional Football League (Scotland)

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.

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

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

Best of the rest.

12 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.

13 Liga 1 (Romania)

A very underrated league, the 2 big rivals Steaua Bucharest and Dinamo.

It should be in top 9 in the league order. Good fans/stadiums.

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

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.

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

Paok is a great team!

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

16 Highland Football League (Scotland)

Best team is Keith.

17 Spor Toto Süper Lig (Turkey)
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.

20 Ligue 1 (Israel)

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..

22 Super League (Switzerland)
23 Synot Liga (Czech Republic)
24 Coca Cola League 2 (England)

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

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

25 Kenyan Premier League (Kenya)
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