La Liga clubs have won the most UEFA Champions League tournaments (15) with Real Madrid being the competition’s most successful club, with 10 titles. La Liga clubs have also won the highest number of UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League titles. Sevilla has won four titles in the competition making them the most successful club in tournament’s history.
La Liga is the first and only league to be represented by both finalists in a UEFA Champions League final on two occasions. La Liga players have won the highest number of FIFA World Player of the Year Awards (11), Ballon d’Or Awards (19) and UEFA Best Player in Europe Awards (4). Its players have also represented the FIFPro World XI and have won the UEFA Team of the Year Award most number of times.
On the other hand, Barclays Premier League, also famous as English Premier League, has undoubtedly attracted the attention of many young football followers. Apart from being the oldest league in the world, it is also the first league which comes to anyone’s mind. Once the powerhouse of European football, the league has, however, lost its place to the likes of La Liga and Bundesliga.
Though it still attracts many a young players from United Kingdom and other major leagues of the world, it is slowly becoming the stepping stone for establishing their footballing careers. Once polished, they plan their transfer to other “major” European clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and PSG for world class exposure and play with the biggest names of the football world.
It is safe to say, thus, that this is because of the money and salary the players get in such clubs apart from bigger fields and stadium crowd.
Once the players move to European clubs, they seldom think of making a comeback to EPL. The players are quite vocal while stating their appreciation for the game. The kind of welcome they get in Europe is better than that in Britain. The fan support is overwhelming. Though the English league has one of the most incredible fan bases, the pressure, however, gets to the players which is not much appreciated by them.
With the steady fall of English clubs on European stage, a simple thought comes in our minds after all this. Train, learn with English clubs and play on European fields. It is the right way to kick-start your career.