Discussion in 'Soccer' started by robertmac43, Aug 18, 2019.
Simple question I was thinking about the other day. Can be any League in the world.
Ligue 1 is a talent factory, and people talk about it like it's absolute ****. If they kept even half the players they sell each summer, a few of the squads in that league would be amongst the best in Europe.
Yup. Said exactly what I was going to say.
I thought Ligue 1 would likely get a lot of love here, as it should. I find it funny when people trash its reputation and then the team they cheer for has 3 or 4 important players that have their roots in France.
I was thinking of making this a non top-5 League thread at first. My guess was Ligue 1 would be the frequent response
being based on the league, and not the players coming from the league, Ligue 1 is not underrated
PSG is the standard-bearer, they started 3 Frenchmen in their 11 today.
Also been 3 years since they went to the quarterfinals in the CL
My answer is Primeira Liga (Ligue 1 is part of the top 5 league circle in Europe). Sure they get wrecked in European competition, but they're as good as Ligue 1 in development especially in bringing in recruits from South America. Plus, Portugal is reaping those benefits of the league on the international circuit. Very underrated.
I would say an under rated league would probably be Belgium. Also a solid factory of players and their best teams are pretty decent.
On here they're all underrated well except for one which is overrated.
I agree. People act as if the league is worse than the League of Wales when it's really not that bad at all. There are a handfull of elite leagues in the world, but after that you have quite a bunch of leagues grouped together at the next level and to me MLS is at that tier.
Probably the EPL.
We're seeing all these clubs abroad desperate for young talented English youth products within the past 3 years. It's never really happened before until recently.
Despite even making the final 4 in a World Cup with all EPL players, a lot of their best get underrated. Raheem Sterling is the best forward in the Premier League. Kane is the best striker in the world.
And most recently, we had 2 English European cup finals. The past 2 years in particular English teams have been amazing best on best.
It's the best and most exciting league and none of the other leagues are close IMO.
Where is MLS in the grand scheme of leagues? 15th in the world? Higher or Lower?
I’d say around 10. You got the obvious top 5 then they’re probably in the lower part of the next group of the Dutch league, Belgium, Portugal, Russia, MLS.
I think I would put Brazil and Mexico in there slightly ahead of MLS. But I fully expect the MLS to be the league of the western hemisphere by 10 years from now.
Also I would put the Championship up there as well.
Overall such a good League with a lot of great teams and players. I miss following it as closely as I did when Brighton were down there.
You'd also have to throw the Argentina super liga. As long as MLS can't produce their own talent it will be nothing. By talent I mean actual good players that can thrive in Europe.
Championship: great answer
I’d have mls right at 15, aside from the obvious, they’re behind: greece, ukraine, brazil, mexico, argentina, and russia. I don’t see a lot of change there anytime soon, but that might mean it’s a bit underrated.
Also if they switched how their salary cap system worked there would be some better talents in the league.
I agree with all of this but Sterling isn't the best forward in the Prem, and Kane isn't even in the top 3 of Premier League strikers.
I tend to agree. With Pukki entering the stage Kane is now probably the 4th best forward in the PL.
Which leagues are rated by who? I don't know.
Been awhile since I moved from France, but I remember how surprised I was of the quality - a lot weaker than I thought. Not that 2008 is very relevant for today, but back then there were also a lot of excellent players coming through Ligue 1 without the league itself being especially strong.
I like how The Championship has evolved. Some very decent football being played in that league these days. Probably helps that many, if not most, of the pitches are now playable.
I don’t like to use this, but “LOL” at the PL. They are the best and are widely considered so. They are shown globally and have a plethora of fans worldwide. Not to mention the European successes they have. How are they underrated?
I nominate the Bundesliga and Bundesliga II. I also think the Russian, Portuguese, Belgium and Dutch league don’t always the recognition they deserve. They sprout out massive talents on a regular base but these talents are only considered great when they have left.
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