Who comes out on top: the Premier League, Bundesliga or La Liga?

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Debate is often raised regarding which is Europe's greatest football league, with La Liga and the Premier League often the two battling it out for top spot.

Spain's top-flight boasts some of the world's best talents yet the league is dominated by Barcelona and Real Madrid. In fact, over the past ten years, their dominance has only been disrupted once by Atletico Madrid during the 2013/14 season. 

Real boast a team of modern day 'Galacticos', including three-time Ballon D'or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. Barcelona, on the other hand, have the potent attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar (MSN) at their disposal.


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Between the two giants they have won five of the last ten Champions League finals, with Barca lifting the prestigious trophy four times in the last decade and Real just once.

Furthermore, La Liga's Sevilla and Atletico have lifted the Europa League six times combined during such time, with the former emerging victorious on four occasions. Such success has seen Spain ranked the highest European nation for club competitions, yet outside of the aforementioned four, the gulf in class is huge.

There's certainly an argument that the Bundesliga should be considered for the title, especially given that they're ranked second in the UEFA rankings. At the top you have Bayern Munich, who have largely dominated German football bar three league titles surrendered to Borussia Dortmund (2) and Wolfsburg (1) in the last eight seasons.

In fact, the only reason German club football is ranked so highly is due to Bayern's impressive Champions League performances over the past decade, reaching the final three times.

England, meanwhile, are ranked third with poor Champions League showings in recent seasons undoubtedly a reason for that.

What the Premier League has over its European rivals is the standard of competition on offer, alongside the the lesser gulf in class between the bigger an smaller sides.

This season has emphasised such a point, with surprise-package Leicester City the current league leaders, driven by the goals of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. For football fans, such unpredictability has made this campaign one of the most exciting yet.

The Bundesliga and La Liga certainly appear to have the edge when it comes to the quality of teams at the top, but with regards to a league as a whole, the Premier League is far more competitive and entertaining.

The question remains of just what makes the best league, but if it's based on overall quality, the Premier League is without question superior.

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