5 Europa League with the Best Rank of the Last Decade
Every season, the European leagues have always been an entertainment for football lovers of the world. However, what should be discussed is the best league rankings on the Blue continent.
Ranking becomes important. Because, it can be a measure of coefficient in the Champions League, competitiveness, until the television broadcast. The better the rating, the more expensive the commercial price.
Actually UEFA have its own data about this. However, if viewed from the facts, many leagues are actually declining in quality.
So which European leagues have the best ratings in the last decade? Here’s the list quoted Sportskeeda:
Paris Saint-Germain, Toulouse, Neymar Jr
PSG players gave applause to the audience after the match against Toulouse in the French League 1 match, at the Parc des Princes Stadium on Monday (21/08/2017). PSG win 6-2 over Toulouse. (AFP / Thomas Samson)
Ligue 1 is probably one of the most competitive leagues in Europe. But when the money came to Qatar in Paris Saint-Germain, everything is just like that.
Since then, PSG is very dominant. In fact, they immediately won three league titles with an average of 10 points superior.
The 2015-16 season may be most striking. For PSG to lead 31 points from Lyon in second. The rise of AS Monaco last season also coincided with the fall of PSG after Unai Emery took over.
Ligue 1 also does not have much else going for it. In the Champions League, they only have a fleeting hope that either eradicated by Barcelona or Juventus.
With Neymar (and possibly Kylian Mbappe) joining PSG, the title race effectively ended because Monaco also lost the best talent. They will compete, but it’s hard to see PSG as a failed return.
Here is the list of Ligue 1 champions in the last decade before and after the money of Qatar entered:
2007/08 to 2011/12: Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille, Lille, Montpellier
2012/13 through 2016/17: PSG, PSG, PSG, PSG, Monaco.
Bayern Munich striker Roberto Lewandowski made a celebration after scoring against Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga 2017-2018 tournament at Weser Stadium on Saturday (26/08/2017). (AFP / Patrik Stollarz)
Just like in France, it is hard to see past a team to lift a league title in Germany. Since 2007/08, Bayern Munich have won the Bundesliga title seven times and finished at least in the top three.
Domination was faded when Borussia Dortmund with Jurgen Klopp won two consecutive league titles in 2010/11 and 2011/12. But the revolution was short-lived when Bayern regrouped and built an era of self-domination.
Before 2015, no team has won more than three titles in Bundesliga history. Bayern have now won league titles five times in a row by weakening their rivals.
However, one thing Bundesliga has done is the average attendance match which is the highest among the top five. They are a league that regularly has an average attendance of over 40,000 spectators because of cheaper tickets.
The AC Milan players celebrated victory after the match against Cagliari in the Italian Serie A league continued at the San Siro stadium in Milan (27/8). AC Milan win over Cagliari with a score of 2-1. (AP Photo / Luca Bruno)
After the dominance of Inter Milan, Serie A Italy struggled to re-establish its identity in Europe. Heavyweights like AC Milan and Inter failed to recapture past successes, while Juventus were sleeping giants.
However, once the Old Lady had made it back to the past, it never stopped. The Turin-based club built their own stadium and is no longer shackled with the old Stadio delle Alpi.
Juventus have now won six Serie A titles. Along with Massimiliano Allegri as a replacement for Antonio Conte, they have also reached two Champions League finals.
However, the fall of Milan-based clubs made Serie A lose its sheen and luxury. San Siro, who once became the Colosseum in the Champions League no longer resonates in Europe.
AS Roma and Napoli since also just so cheerlead and often difficulty in Champions League qualification. A few years ago Serie A might be lower than this list.
But the league is no longer defensive, even offensive, unlike the former. In fact, the 2016/17 season there are 1,123 goals created, the third highest in history. Later times have changed in Italy, and the popularity of the league is again increasing, poised to reach the heights of the 90s and 2000s.
This victory makes United climb to the top of the Premier League standings with a collection of 9 points, ahead of Huddersfield Town and city rivals, Manchester City are both collected 7 points. (twitter.com/ManUtd)
A decade ago, the English League was the world’s number one competition. The traditional big four are regular players in the Champions League knockout rounds and sometimes just bad luck that gets them knocked out.
However, the fall of the Champions League since last Chelsea won the Champions League in 2012 has been a lot of questions. For various reasons, the English club does not have what it takes to reach the final again.
The narrow schedule, the absence of winter holidays, one competition is too much to be an excuse. The average English club must play more than 50 matches.
The positive thing is that it makes it easy for the league to be marketed even in Europe with billions in revolving money every season. Moreover, the recent top 4 is unpredictable. Names like Tottenham Hotspurs, Leicester City, displacing Liverpool, and Manchester United.
Real Madrid, Valencia, La Liga
Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema (left) over) headed the ball in a duel with Valencia’s Ruben Vezo in Spanish La Liga at Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Madrid (27/8/2017). Real was arrested 2-2. (AP / Francisco Seco)
La Liga Spain may not be as fancy as the English League market price. However, they have two of the best players in the world, namely Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi helping La Liga market name throughout the world.
Atletico Madrid also recently succeeded in destroying the duopoly of Madrid and Barca with the title, while Sevilla won three Europa League titles in a row from 2014 to 2016.
No league sees more teams reach the knockout rounds of European competition, as much as La Liga. With the Super Cup and Inter-Club World Cup also going to Spanish clubs, they are the most successful in Europe at the moment.
The last four Champions League titles have come to Spanish clubs (three to Real Madrid and one to Barcelona who won the treble). Barcelona alone won four titles in a span of a decade.
In addition La Liga is a place for highly creative soccer players. Switching position, movement, smart passing is an exciting spectacle there.