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The best leagues in the world - Part two

The best league in the world series continues on Total Football. After the English Premier League clinched top spot in our rankings, who will come second? This series will not solely feature on the well known leagues, lesser known leagues will also be covered.

NAME: Liga BBVA

RANKING: #2

COUNTRY: Spain

NUMBER OF TEAMS: 20

BEST THREE PLAYERS IN THE LEAGUE

1. Lionel Messi – Barcelona – 63 goals – 15 assists

2. Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid – 49 goals – 12 assists

3. Xavi Hernandez – Barcelona – 14 goals – 7 assists

CURRENT LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

FC Barcelona – 21 time champions – Manager: Pep Guardiola

LIKELY LEAGUE WINNERS THIS SEASON

Real Madrid – 1st – 78 points – Jose Mourinho

Barcelona – 2nd – 72 points – Pep Guardiola

BEST THREE CLUBS IN THE LEAGUE

1. Barcelona – 2nd – Pep Guardiola

2. Real Madrid – 1st – Jose Mourinho

3. Valencia – 3rd – Unai Emery

MAIN STRENGTHS

• Three of the world’s best players active in the league

• Two of the world’s best clubs

• Big upsets

• Entertaining football

• Constant battle for first place

• ‘El Classico’

WEAKNESSES

• Enormous gap below the top two

• Poor balance of wealth

• Dubious refereeing decisions

• Sevilla unhappy with league

MOST EXPENSIVE PLAYERS

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United to Real Madrid - £81,000,000

2. Zinedine Zidane – Juventus to Real Madrid - £65,000,000

3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Internazionale to Barcelona - £60,000,000

BEST HOME GROWN PLAYERS

1. Lionel Messi – Barcelona – 63 goals – 15 assists

2. Xavi Hernandez – Barcelona – 14 goals – 7 assists

3. Andres Iniesta – Barcelona – 7 goals – 7 assists

BEST UP AND COMING PLAYERS IN THE LEAGUE

1. Iker Muniain – Athletic Bilbao – 8 goals – 3 assists – 18 years old

2. Isco – Malaga – 3 goals – 3 assists – 19 years old

3. Cristian Tello – Barcelona – 12 goals – 0 assists – 20 years old

What league will finish in the top three? Will it be German or Italian? Dutch or French? Do not miss out!

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By Marcus Banks


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