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La Liga – officially better than the Premier League

The La Liga lads – thrilled

 

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Their national team might be rubbish but, according to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, Spain boasts the best domestic league in the whole blummin’ world.

 

The catchily acronymed IFFHS, today released their annual list of the best leagues in the world and Spain have come out on top with 1092 points – meaning England haven’t with 1039.

 

 It’s the first year England haven’t been top since 2006 when they were third behind Italy in first and Spain in second.

 

You can see the full list of this year’s results here.

 

But sod the IFFHS (the same organisation who named Arsene Wenger World Coach of the Decade a couple of weeks ago), what do you think? Feel free to add a little comment as well…


14 responses so far
  • Josie // January 11, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Technically I think La Liga is the best. But I still think that the Barclay’s Premier League is more exciting to watch. La Liga has a more predictible table and you know who the usual suspects are at the end of the day. Not necessarily the case in the Premier League.

    I prefer free-flowing football and as far as I’m concerned Barcelona is the only club I truly enjoy watching in La Liga.

  • Roger // January 11, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Wrong La Liga is a two team league what else is there to watch???
    EPL more talent, faster,stronger players more entertainment!!

  • haha nope // January 11, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    look at how ronaldo played in the epl, he had one season with 40 plus goals than the rest averaged 20 something odd. while in spain he is tearing them up with 63 goals in 62 games and is on his way to be the best goal scorer in la liga history only needing 16 more goals to tie it. its so easy to score in la liga compared to the epl. other than barca and rm the other spanish teams are shite and i bet even wolves could get top 4 there.

  • Titus // January 12, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Their national team might be rubbish? Did you fall into a coma since Euro 08 till today???

  • Patrick // January 12, 2011 at 3:39 am

    1. Premier League
    2. Bundesliga
    3. La Liga
    4. Serie A

  • brian // January 12, 2011 at 5:15 am

    dear haha nope,

    did you ever consider that ronaldo’s improved over the years? any coincidence his 40-goal season was his last with united (or 2nd to last, can’t remember)? messi used to not score a lot of goals until (compared to now), i don’t know, 3 years ago. does that mean that la liga was just that much better 3 years ago? what stupid logic.

    also, i seem to recall atletico madrid downing fulham and ‘pool in the europa league last year. atletico finished somewhere around 7th if i recall. but yeah, you’re right, wolves would finish top 4 in la liga. if spain is a two team league, then so is the premier league. every now and then someone different finishes in second place (villareal did in 2008, i think), but the winner is always going to be one of two teams. don’t delude yourself.

    if you want to talk about a league where the winner is going to change frequently, go to the bundesliga or now, evidently, ligue 1.

  • Avram Magic // January 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Serie A is still the most competitive and entertaining league for me, even if it isn’t as star-studded and the teams aren’t of as high a quality as in England in Spain, because for me there is no other major top-flight league where the teams are so closely matched and teams at the bottom are regularly capable of matching those at the top. Plus there’s something beautiful about the likes of Marco Di Vaio and Hernan Crespo still delivering the goods!

  • Shawn Miller // January 12, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Can anyone find the criteria they used for this? I’m just not sure what they are looking at.

  • Caleb // January 13, 2011 at 6:05 am

    They have the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 behind Brasil. Add that in with the domestic leagues of Algeria, Iran, and Georgia are ahead of the United States, and I feel like this list is worthless.

  • goldengirlsk // January 14, 2011 at 8:20 am

    “their national team might be rubbish”…..i dont get it…

  • Nilsen // February 6, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Serie A and Bundesliga don´t cut it, LA liga is a league of two teams, and has been for years. The main reason of insane transfer fees, and salaries, is that spanish teams are in charge of TV- deals themselves. Leaves Barcelona and Real with
    90 000 000£ every season!! FCB dont even need a sponsorship!! It´s like Scottish league with a handful of skillful players having fun. No one really cares!

  • Dru // February 6, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    “their national team might be rubbish”…. “rubbish” enough to win the World Cup and Euro titles, right?

  • xavi // October 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    La Liga is the best ligue in the world. They have the best players Ronaldo , Messi , Xavi , Iniesta… They also have the best football style passing the ball and having the possesion like they do in the world cup. The Premier style sucks they just kick the ball from one side to the other side of the pitch

  • Jackie // October 30, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    1: Premier League – unpredictable, exciting to watch, edge of your seat football, absolutely incredible at 3:00 on a Saturday afternoon
    2: La Liga – other than Barca and Real Madrid, not many good teams to look out for
    3: Bundesliga – Bayern, Leverkusen, Schalke, Werder Bremen, good teams but not in the class of Premier League or La Liga
    4: Serie A – boring, boring, defensive football

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