In recent days, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) revealed the results of the best football leagues worldwide, which was between the period of January 1, 2019, until December 31, that same year.
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1. Premier League
According to the IFFHS, the English league received 1287 points, and after ten years it manages to return to the top, upsetting the Spanish league, who for nine seasons was in charge of obtaining the title.
Led by an unstoppable Liverpool and teams as important as Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, among others, each date, the teams give their best to try to overcome in a league in which each day there are fewer points of difference between each other.
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2. Brazilian Serie A Championship
The second place is for the Brazilian league, which reached 1165 points, thus staggered one place since the 2018 edition. The current champion Flamengo has had one of the best seasons in its history, as it not only triumphed in the league of its country, but it was crowned champion of the Copa Libertadores.
Thanks to this triumph, the team was able to play the Club World Cup, the championship it reached until the final, where it reached the final. In the last stage he faced Liverpool, a team that won in the extra time. Thanks to its good performance, it managed to raise 170 million dollars, according to the Pluri Consultoría report.
3. The League
Probably one of the most popular leagues around the world, the Spanish league dropped two places and scored 1141 points. One of its main critics is that there are only between three and four maximum exponents, which are in the fight of being at the top of the standings (Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, and Valencia).
Even so, fans do not seem to care much, because according to figures from the 'Merca2' portal, “Spanish football accounts for 1.37 percent of the national GDP”, translated into figures the money that enters is 15.7 billion euros of annual form. In addition, it is one of the industries that generates the most employment, since, at 2019 figures, there were 184,626 jobs.
4. Series A
The Italian league ranked fourth by climbing a position compared to 2018 and, in this new edition, achieved 939 points. In the hands of great teams like Juventus, Inter Milan, Rome or Lazio, this football league is part of the outstanding list where confederations are profitable for the second consecutive year, according to a UEFA study.
Although the period is that of 2017/18, The Guardian states that what is generated this season by the Italian league represents 2.3 billion euros, taking into account club attendance, television revenues and commercial income.
5. Betplay Dimayor League
One of the surprises within the Top 5 is the appearance of the Colombian league. Although in 2018 it occupied the number four position, in 2019 it dropped one place and obtained a total of 849 points.
Junior, one of the most prominent and constant teams in the tournament, is one of the teams with the highest revenues, since according to the Money Magazine, in 2018, the original team from Barranquilla closed the year with $62.8 billion, with an increase of $13.8 billion.
The rest of the Top
The other leagues were classified in the following five positions as follows:
6. Portugal: 834
7. France: 818
8. Netherlands: 790.5
9. Argentina: 776
10. Germany: 765.5
To consult the complete list you can access the official website here.