Premier League: Better than the Bundesliga


Pundits and critics have recently claimed that the Bundesliga is on the rise and the Premier League is falling behind.

But here are a few reasons why the Premier league is much better than Bundesliga.

Every football fan would remember how Manchester City won the Premier League in 2012 in the final few minutes of the season, taking the crown from their rivals Manchester United. It is moments like these that makes the Premier League more exciting and fun; meanwhile Dortmund, in the same year, had won the league with two games remaining.


This season Bayern Munich won the league comfortably with six games to spare, and let's not forget there are only 18 teams in the Bundesliga compared to the Premier League, which has 20.

It was pretty much similar in the Premier league, where United won it with four games to spare, but comparatively it took more time for them to get there.

Top four race

Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke eased to Champions League qualification in the Bundesliga, while the Premier League maintained its tough competitive atmosphere with Arsenal and Tottenham fighting for the Champions League spot till the last minute.

Champions League

It was an all-German final this year at Wembley, and the Premier League received its fair share of criticism from pundits for this. However, the Premier League achieved this already, five years ago when Chelsea and Manchester United were in the final which resulted in a nail-biting finish.

Out of the last six Champions League campaigns, Premier League teams have made it four times to the finals in which Manchester United has won it once and were runners-up twice. Chelsea won it once and finished runners-up once. Whereas Bayern Munich have appeared in the final three times and won it only once.

The Treble

Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB-Pokal this year, but let's not forget Manchester United achieved this feat way back in 1999, while Chelsea could have achieved the same feat last season when they won the Double (Champions League and FA Cup), but unfortunately finished sixth in the league.

Development factor

This is something that is clearly open to debate if Germany is producing its fair share of prominent footballers in the recent times in the form of Mario Gotze, Marco Reus, Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller.

The Premier League is not very far behind and it includes the likes of Jack Wilshere, Phil Jones, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Raheem Sterling and Joe Hart.

Homegrown talent

According to research by FourFourTwo magazine, Manchester United are the English club with the best record of producing top drawer academy players, with 24 youth products currently plying their trade in Europe's top five divisions and Bayern Munich just behind with 23.


The latest annual report by accountants Deloitte, show that the Premier League has streaked clear of its rivals at the top of Europe's money charts, boosted by record television deals which generated a hefty £2.4b in the last financial year - while their nearest challenger, the Bundesliga, trailed by almost £1b.

Let us know what you think: Is the Premier League still better than the Bundesliga?


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