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Top 5 Football Leagues in the World 

Top 5 Football Leagues in the World 

If you like football as a sport, you must be a regular viewer of most football leagues. But have you ever wondered what the top 5 football leagues in the world are? If not, then let us familiarize you with the same. 

The list of top football leagues features the names which you might already know, including the NFL. These leagues aren’t just popular among sports fanatics but also gamblers. That’s why most wagerers look for NFL picks to place their best bets. 

Besides the NFL, what other football leagues are leading the charts currently? Let’s find out.

English Premier League

EPL, or English Premier League, is the topmost sports league played on any continent. Its games have a global audience of more than 12 million, which is higher than La Liga, Serie A and other popular leagues. The main reason behind its extensive popularity is the quality, depth, and competition within the teams. 

Not to forget about the iconic rivalries between managers/teams, which Manchester United and Arsenal supporters would know the best. Like FIFA 22, EPL’s popularity is justified by the fact that it has many online games launched after it.

La Liga

La Liga draws a domestic audience of about 301,000 people per game on average. Its matches witness some of the most iconic rivalries in history, with Real Madrid and Barcelona (El Clasico) being one of them. 

The league is also home to some of the best talents and competitive teams with a consistent streak of success. It has also gained popularity for its star players, i.e. Christiano Ronaldo and Leonel Messi, and their massive fan following worldwide.  

Serie A

Speaking of the most tactical and sound national leagues (defensively), Serie A tops the list. It has also been officially named the world’s best national league for 2020 by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics. 

The league has millions of people as an audience. Also, many renowned clubs like Juventus, Milan, and Roma have helped Serie A earn status in the football industry.  


Bundesliga league is popular for its sheer competitiveness, and that’s why it’s ranked fourth in Europe as per the UEFA’s league coefficient ranking (2021-2022). 

It has an average audience of 43,458, with 361,000 viewership. The league also emerges young stars with extensive recognition on a global level. 

Ligue 1 

With an average audience of 22,484 (in the stadium) and 10.5 million viewers globally, Ligue 1 has all the reasons to be on the top 5 list of best football leagues. It has AS Saint Etienne as the leading club, with PSG and Olympique de Marseille on the list. While the league has already been popular earlier, thanks to the entry of Lionel Messi, people are looking forward to it more nowadays. These were the top 5 football leagues across the world. While this is our list, which one do you think is the best? 


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