There is no doubt that football is the most watched sport in the world. Along with attracting more people to the stadium the crowd watching live streaming and broadcasting is indescribable. Its massive popularity is well-understood by over 200 countries choosing it as their main sport. Big football leagues across the world are eagerly watched by football fans due to the popularity of the participating teams and the skill of the players. Here are some of the famous football leagues across the globe.
- Chinese Super League
The 2019 season of the Chinese Super League crossed a viewership of over 700 million and it is one of the best leagues in the whole Asia. The Chinese Super League has been in the field for more than 18 years and about 18 teams participate in the league. The most championships in the history of the league were won by Guangzhou. The Shanghai Derbies are known to be games with intense rivalry where there will be a competition between three Shanghai-based clubs to acquire local bragging rights.
- La Liga
It was in 1929 that Spanish La Liga was introduced and in the 2019-2020 season, the league managed to get a viewership of around 2.5 billion, which denotes the huge popularity it has among football fans across the world. La Liga includes 20 teams, which Barcelona and Real Madrid dominate. The matches between these two teams are called El Clásico, providing intense moments, competitiveness, and style from the players. Lionel Messi is one of the most notable players in the league as he has played for around 17 seasons for Barcelona.
- Premier League
Premier League football games were watched by 3.2 billion people in the 2018-19 season. It is the most popular and most viewed football league around the world. It was in 1990 that the league began in England. Currently, it has 20 teams. The league features many superstars of world football including Christiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, David Beckham, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Manchester City dominates the league as it has won 6 championships. Chelsea and Liverpool are also notable teams in the league.
- Ligue 1
During the 2019-20 season, around 54 million people watched the games on French television. It is a French football league founded in 1930 and has 20 teams competing. Saint-Étienne and Paris Saint-Germain are considered to be the most famous teams in the Ligue 1 league. Neymar is a popular superstar widely looked for in this league.
- Serie A
The opening weekend of Serie A in 2021 was watched by around 4.3 million people. It is an Italy-based league and has been hosted for more than 100 years now. There are 20 teams in the league and Juventus is the most popular team as it has won 36 championships. Several rivalry games can be seen in Serie A, but the most popular are the games between Inter Milan and AC Milan, which is also called The Milan Derby. The game attracts many football fans across the world.