Football is one of the greatest sport in the world, uniting different nations and bringing joy to the world. As a sport, football has developed in very many countries, and thus we have so many different leagues and competitions played all over the world.
They are also being broadcast on television for people who are not able to travel to those countries to watch the match live. Football has generated many great players and also income to many individuals. They are nothing as interesting as being paid for what you enjoy doing.
We have so many leagues in the world, and some of these leagues are more preferable to others and have more viewers than others. Below is a list of top football leagues in the world.
10. Chinese Super League
Taking the number 10 position in our list is the Chinese super league. The league started entering the limelight after they started offering huge contracts and attracting huge players from Europe. In Asia, the Chinese league has the highest football attendance in the stadiums, recording more than a million viewers all over the world. The league involves 16 teams, and the reigning champions are Jiangsu Suning.
This league is being played in Netherland, and they are always known for bringing up young and very good players into the world of football. This league has an average attendance of 18100 in the stadium and recently recorded 1.2 million viewers worldwide. However, the average viewership is less due to the low popularity of the rest of the teams.
8. Brasileiro Serie A
This is the first division league in brazil and is the most-watched league in brazil. This league has huge popularity in Europe because the league is known to produce incredible young stars, like the famous Neymar Jr. Vinicius Jr, and more have come to Europe from the league. Palmeiras is known to be the most successful club because of its nine trophies, and the reigning champions are Flamengo. The league recorded a good amount of 43,458 attendance and viewership of 1.4m across the globe.
This is one of the most-watched leagues in the world. The Bundesliga is known for its attacking gameplay and scoring of many goals. Bayern Munich is the most successful team here, winning the title 9 years straight and recording a total of 31 wins.
Adding to being one of the most-watched leagues in the world, it also records a 43,458 average attendance, being one the best-supported leagues by fans. It also has an average viewership of 361,000 per game reaches over 1.7m households.
6. Major League soccer M.L.S.
Major League Soccer is the premier league competition in the United States of America. The division has 27 teams in it, divided into Eastern and Western conferences because of the size of the country. Columbus Crew is the raining champions, while Los Angeles Galaxy has the highest amount of titles, recording five titles. Average stadium attendance currently stands at 21,310. It has had about 2m viewers per game in recent times, making it one of the most-watched football leagues in the world.
5. Serie A
This is the first division of the Italian footballing society, and this league has iconic clubs like AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, and more. The league recorded over 24.7k average viewers from the stadiums and reached over 2m viewers, and this was recorded when the G.O.A.T. Cristiano Ronaldo was playing in the competition. Juventus have won the league 36 times, and Inter Milan is the reigning champions of the competition.
4. Liga Apertura
Surprisingly, the first division league in Mexico called the Liga MX Apertura goes one step ahead of the Italian league and is the strongest North American football league. It is said to have a close resemblance to Spain and Brazil in the style of gameplay. Club America is the record title winner with 13 trophies, while CD Cruz Azul is the defending champion of the competition. With records and stats from official bodies, the league records an average attendance of 25,557 people. The T.V. viewership of the competition has observed a rise lately, reaching 3.7m households overall.
3. French Ligue 1
The French Ligue 1 is famously known for the financial imbalance of the P.S.G. team being able to bring in big names and have dominated the league for many years now, and it is also known to be one of the most-watched matches in the world. Before the P.S.G. team was taken over by rich owners, the league was very competitive and unpredictable. Interestingly, AS Saint Etienne remains the most successful club with ten league titles, followed by P.S.G. and Olympique de Marseille, who have nine each. L.O.S.C. Lille is the defending champions after winning it last season. The average stadium attendance is 22,484, coupled with 10.5m viewers per game worldwide. Ratings for the league skyrocketed after the arrival of the G.O.A.T. Lionel Messi.
2. La Liga
This is the second most-watched league in the world. This league includes legendary clubs like Real Madrid and F.C. Barcelona. These clubs have dominated this league over the years and always taking turns in winning the title.
The league has the greatest football clash in the world, known as the El Classico. The Los Blancos are the most successful club in the league’s history, winning it 34 times. Atletico Madrid is the reigning champions of the competition, which enjoyed 76m viewers per game last season.
1. Premier League
This is the number one watched league in the world and recording a huge amount of viewers worldwide. This is the toughest league in the world. Every top player coming to the English league always concludes that it’s the toughest. Some notable clubs that play in the league, like Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC, and Tottenham Hotspur, bring in millions of viewers every year.
The league records a huge attendance of 38,181 people, reaches 643m viewers per game, and has a worldwide television audience of over 3.2 billion people. Manchester United has won the competition 20 times, more than any other team.
Believe it or not, a lot of people don’t know which is the best football league in the world. Everyone wants to play and watch good games, so we decided to compile a list of the top ten best football leagues in the world currently.