As we all know, there are five major leagues in Europe, namely the English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and French League .
The five major leagues in Europe are the five representative leagues with the highest level and the most points in the European war among all professional leagues in Europe.
However, many fans are still curious to this day: Why among the five major European leagues, only the Premier League is called the Super League, while La Liga, Serie A, The Bundesliga and French Ligue 1, are they inferior, and they are only worthy of the first division?
So why is the Premier League only more special among the five major European leagues, called the Super League?
After reading the following three knowledge points, I believe everyone can find the answer to the question:
The first point of knowledge, the Premier League is the same as other First Division leagues, and there is no difference between high and low.
The full name of the Premier League is the English Premier League. The name is: premier league
does not contain the meaning of super, but only expresses the highest league in England.
Others such as Ligue 1, the full name is the French Football League, the foreign name is: Ligue 1
There is also the Serie A, the full name is the Italian Football League, the foreign name is: Serie A
From the foreign name, all are countries The most advanced professional football league, but the English is used in the foreign language of the Premier League, Italian is used in the foreign language of Serie A, and French is used in the French League.
Because of the different languages used, the names of these leagues cannot be unified and are not easy for Chinese fans to remember. Therefore, for convenience, they are translated and unified as the first league. .
Because the professional league of Chinese football used to be called League A. When it comes to La Liga, fans soon know that this refers to the highest football in Spain. The professional league sounds more cordial.
Therefore, whether it is the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and French Ligue 1, they are all levels of leagues, and there is no difference between high and low. They all represent various European football powers and the most advanced professional football leagues in China.
The second point of knowledge, the predecessor of the Premier League is also called the League of Nations.
1992 In the past, England’s highest professional football league was called the League of Nations, which is essentially the same as La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and French Ligue 1.
However, because of many major incidents, the Premier League was transformed into the Premier League.
First on May 11, 1985, 56 fans were killed in a fire at Bradford Stadium in England.
Then on May 29, 1985, at the Heysel Stadium in the Champions League final between Liverpool and Juventus, a violent clash between fans occurred, resulting in 39 fans died.
In just 18 days, 95 fans lost their precious lives because of the Heysel tragedy and the fire at Bradford Stadium.
ThereforeUEFA banned all football clubs in England from participating in the European war for 5 years, which brought huge economic losses to the domestic league in England.
Then in 1989, another tragedy occurred in the FA Cup semi-final in Sheffield on Wednesday at Hillsborough Stadium, because of the There were too many fans watching the game, and the stadium stands were too small, so a collapse occurred, which directly caused 96 deaths and 150 injuries.
Obviously, the facilities and management of the League One are far behind the development of the times, so so many tragedies have occurred one after another.
So on May 27, 1992, the original 17 top clubs in the English Premier League separated from the Premier League and formed the Premier League Limited company.
This newly established England’s top league is now the Premier League.
The operation of the Premier League will be completely independent of the FA and the English Football League, and enjoy the right to negotiate broadcasting rights and sponsors, and can obtain huge profits Divided.
In this way, the Premier League can do its utmost to avoid another large-scale fan casualties like the League One.
After all, with money, the level of stadium facilities will also improve, allowing fans to watch the Premier League more safely and comfortably.
In order to distinguish it from the original League One, and to reflect the status of the new league, the newly born English Premier League is called the Premier League.
The third knowledge point, the Premier League is an inevitable product of the development of the English professional league.
As we all know, Britain is the birthplace of modern football.
There is a long history of football here, there are many professional teams, the fans are very enthusiastic, and the atmosphere in English football is very good.
In England, there are more than 100 professional teams, big and small.
For leagues like La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1, their domestic professional football teams are not as many as the British professional football teams.
Therefore, other European leagues only need the first division, and the second and third divisions are basically enough.
In English professional football leagues, including the Premier League, there are five levels of leagues.
Each level of the league must have at least about 20 teams in order to fully accommodate the more than 100 professional teams.
Without the Premier League, there may be thirty teams in the League.
This kind of league cycle will be very long. When La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 have all shifted their focus from their home league to the Champions League, England's professional teams may still be fighting in their own domestic leagues.
Such an England professional team will definitely struggle to achieve good European results.
Once there is a Premier League, it can be distinguished from other lower-level leagues in the UK.
There are only 20 teams in the Premier League, so the internal friction in the domestic league will be relatively small, and the quality of Premier League teams will be better than that of Premier League teams Higher, it is of great help to business income and European war results.
In fact, Premier League fans often complain that, compared with other European leagues, the consumption of Premier League teams in the domestic league is too large, which ultimately leads to Premier League teams and The Champions League champion missed.
However, this is already the result of the Premier League.
If there is no Premier League, I am afraid that English football clubs will have greater internal friction, and their results in the Champions League will be even more bleak.