Football is one of the most supported sports disciplines around the world, commanding a significant following from spectators. Football has been seen as one of the sports which has contributed to fostering unity in the world. With the popularity of the game, teams and clubs from the same geographical region have organized leagues where these clubs can compete against each other for prize money or other accolades. The following are some of the most popular football leagues around the globe.
English Premier League
The English Premier League sometimes referred to as the Premier League, is the top-level professional football league in England contested by 20 clubs. The Premier League is considered the most prestigious league in the world, attracting top talented players from different countries. The league is operated as a corporation where each club is a shareholder, and it runs from August to May of the following year. During a league season, each team is required to play 38 games both at home and away. According to broadcast data, the Premier League is the most-watched football league reaching an estimated 4.7 billion viewers.
Spanish La Liga
The Spanish La Liga is Spain’s professional football league, which is contested by the top 20 teams in the country. The league operates on a promotion/relegation format where the bottom three teams at the end of a season are dropped to the second division league. In contrast, the top three teams in the second division are promoted to the first division. Arguably the league features the best two teams in the world, which are Barcelona and Real Madrid.
The Bundesliga is a professional football league in Germany which boasts of having the highest average stadium attendance when compared to other football leagues. Eighteen teams take part in the league’s top division operating under a promotion and relegation system.