They say the best way to learn is to learn from the best. In the world of Soccer, it means watching the six best soccer leagues in the world. Here, I will offer you a quick round-up about the best leagues you should definitely watch and follow.
Six Best Soccer Leagues in the World
The American MLS (Major League Soccer)
MLS is a men’s professional soccer league which represents the highest level of the sport in the United States. This league comprises 24 teams, 3 from Canada and 21 from U.S. MLS is sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation.
The teams are divided into two conferences: the Easter Conference with 11 teams and the Western Conference with 12 teams. Each team plays 34 games during the regular season (each opponent of the conference is twice and each opponent is not the conference once, the remaining two games (East Conference teams), teams from the West) against an opponent of the intra-conference (decided by draw).
Bundesliga is a German top soccer league with 18 teams playing each other twice during a season (home and away). This gives you 34 games for each team in one season. First four teams on the rank are qualified to the Champions League for the next season and last two teams at the rank are relegated to lower leagues. A team that finishes at 16th place plays two legs play-off with the 3rd ranked team from the 2nd league for a placement in the nest Bundesliga season. Bundesliga games are usually played from mid-August up to mid-May.
- Bayern Munich
- Borussia Dortmund
- Hertha Berlin
- Borussia Dortmund – Bayern Munich
- Borussia Dortmund – Schalke 04
- Hamburg SV – Werder Bremen
The Spanish top soccer league which is usually played from September until mid-May. It consists of 20 teams playing against each other twice (home and away) during the season. This gives you 38 games for each team during the season. Top four teams are qualified to Champions League for next season and the last three teams are relegated to lower leagues.
- Popular Teams:
- Real Madrid
- Atletico Madrid
- Real Madrid – Barcelona
A special match is more notable than popular rivalries. It is an El Classico Match which is one and only, considered as fierce rivalries.
The top soccer league which is played in England and Wales which is usually played from mid-August until mid-May. 20 teams are playing against each other twice during the season (home and away). This gives you 38 games to make profits for each team in a single season. Likewise, the first four teams finishing are qualified to the Champions League next season. The last three teams are relegated to the lower leagues.
Top soccer league played in Italy which usually starts from September until mid-May. 20 teams face-off twice during the season (home and away). This means you have 38 games for each team throughout the season. Likewise, the top 4 teams are automatically qualified for the Champions League next season. The last three ranked teams are moved to lower league.
Also known as EUFA Champions League which is the league of the best soccer teams in Europe. It is usually played from mid-September until end of May. From every European national soccer league, at least one has the right to play in the qualification for Champions League. From better leagues, there are more teams chosen.
Champions League starts with Group Stage for 32 Teams – 8 groups of 4 teams where they play against each other twice. Groups stage starts from September till December then followed by the play-off from February till May. Play-offs are played by 16 teams from the group stage. Each round is played with two games with the exception of Finals.