La Liga vs Premier League – Face-off And Season Rivalries

Posted on December 01, 2018, 5:50 pm
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English Premier League and Spanish La Liga are the two biggest and most prestigious league football competition in the current World as well as most watched so far. If we consider La Liga vs English Premier League, we must analyze their statistics. If we consider the popularity, EPL is obviously more popular than La Liga where their clubs are well known than Spanish clubs

La Liga vs Premier League Face-off And Season Rivalries

La Liga vs Premier League Face-off Top scorer

. But, La Liga is the more prestigious competition than Premier League. But to the football lovers, some would like EPL and some would obviously say the Spanish La Liga. Let’s see which is actually better league competition considering the statistics.

Spanish La Liga

On the other hand, Spanish La Liga which is also known as La Liga Santander is the top professional league football competition based in Spain. It was founded in 1929 which was almost 89 years ago and considering UEFA, La Liga is the top league competition in Europe since last five years.

The tournament also consists of twenty clubs since the beginning where the last rank holder three clubs used to relegate to the Segunda Division in every season and they used to be replaced as well. If we consider the big teams in La Liga, we must admit two clubs named Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Real Madrid is the most successful club in Spain as well as in Europe where Barcelona is their top rival. There are also Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla considered as the top-rated clubs in La Liga so far.

Spanish La Liga Top Scorer 2018/19

Pos. Player Club Nation Goals
1st Cristhian Stuani Girona Uruguay 10
2nd Lionel Messi Barcelona Argentina 9
3rd Luis Suarez Barcelona Uruguay 9
4th Iago Aspas Celta Vigo Spain 8
5th Andre Silva Sevilla Portugal 8
6th Borja Iglesias Espanyol Spain 8

Spanish La Liga is a very prestigious and competitive league football competition where top-rated players used to participate with different clubs. So, it is very difficult to be the top goalscorer there. The new season of La Liga started in last August and above we have presented the top goalscorers list till now.

It seems that Uruguayan player Cristhian Stuani is holding the top position now with scoring highest 10 goals. He is playing for Girona. But the all-time top scorer in La Liga named Lionel Messi is in the 2nd position with 9 goals. He has suffered from an injury in the season and missed a number of matches. But there is still time to get to the top for him. His teammate Luis Suarez has also scored nine goals in the season by playing all the matches.

La Liga vs Premier League Season Rivalries So, he is standing on the 3rd position so far. Rest three players have scored eight goals each and so, they are in 4th, 5th, and 6th position gradually. The players are Iago Aspas who is playing for Celta Vigo, Andre Silva who is playing for Sevilla and Borja Iglesias who is playing for Espanyol.

Since the beginning of the career, Lionel Messi used to hold the top position on the top scorer’s list in La Liga most of the time. In last season of La Liga, he was awarded for the top goalscorer. However, he has a chance to be the top scorer once again in the season as he is passing a great time considering his performance.

La Liga Most Valuable Players

Lionel Messi (€180 Million)

Lionel Messi is one of the most valuable players in the World in recent time but undoubtedly the most valuable player in La Liga with a reported value of €180 million. He is the Argentina national team player and playing as the captain.

Messi is regarded as the best football player ever by many and he led his team Argentina to four international finals but unfortunately, he failed to win any titles with the national team. He is currently playing for the Spanish giants Barcelona as the key player.

Antoine Griezmann (€120 Million)

Antoine Griezmann is a reputed player in current time who is a professional football player and playing for France international. He is one of the World Cup winning players in France national team and currently playing for Spanish club Atletico Madrid as the major player.

He is a forward and started his professional career in 2009 with Real Sociedad. In 2014, he joined with the Atletico Madrid and recently extended his career. Griezmann is one of the most valuable players in Spanish La Liga with a value of €120 million.

Philippe Coutinho (€120 Million)

Philippe Coutinho is the Brazilian professional footballer and playing for the Spanish team Barcelona as the attacking midfielder or winger. He is currently 6 years old but already made his place among the top-rated players.

Coutinho started his professional career with Inter Milan in 2008 but in 2018, he joined at the Camp Nou by making a record transfer from Liverpool. The Brazilian star is one of the most valuable players in La Liga nowadays.

Gareth Bale (€90 Million)

Gareth Bale is the Wales national team forward and playing for Spanish top flight Real Madrid. He joined Real in 2013 and till now played 138 appearances with the club. He has become one of the most important parts for the club after CR7 left them.

Gareth Bale is one of the most valuable players in La Liga with a reported value of €90 million. Bale also played for Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton in his professional career.

Ousmane Dembele (€80 Million)

Ousmane Dembele is a professional football player in France and playing for France national team since 2016. He is one of the World Cup winning players for France national team and the 21 years old player is currently playing for Spanish club Barcelona.

He has joined Barcelona in 2017 from German club Borussia Dortmund in exchange for €105 million plus €40 million add-ons. However, he has become one of the most valuable players in La Liga with a value of €80 million.

Read More: Spanish La Liga Past Winners & Runners-up

La Liga Rivalries

  • Real Madrid Vs Barcelona (El Clasico)
  • Real Madrid Vs Atletico Madrid (Madrid Derby)

If we consider the La Liga rivalries, we must admit that the competition between Real Madrid and Barcelona is the most talkative as well as most popular match.

The match between them is known as El Clasico and El Clasico is regarded as one of the biggest club football competition as well as most viewed annual sporting events so far. Besides, the rivalry between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid is also well known and it is called as Madrid Derby.

English Premier League

English Premier League which is often called as EPL is the top professional football league competition which was founded as Premier League on 20th February 1992. However, earlier it started in 1882 and by that time, the competition was quite different and familiar as different name so far. Officially Premier League started their journey in 1992 which was 26 years ago and since the beginning, the tournament used to be contested by 20 clubs. There are Big Six clubs in names which are very famous throughout the World. If we consider the most successful club in EPL, we must add the name of Manchester United which club won the highest number of EPL title.

English Premier League Top Scorer 2018/19

Pos. Player Club Nation Goals
1st Sergio Aguero Man City Argentina 8
2nd Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal Gabon 8
3rd Eden Hazard Chelsea Belgium 7
4th Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur England 7
5th Mohamed Salah Liverpool Egypt 7

According to the above-listed statistics, we can see the top goalscorers of Premier League in current season 2018/18. The season started just a couple of months ago and most of the clubs played thirteen matches each. Still, plenty of matches are ahead.

But till now, Argentine forward Sergio Aguero is the top scorer by playing 13 matches. He has scored the highest 8 goals in the season. However, Aguero is playing for the club Manchester City and has become a most wanted player in the Premier League.

If we look to the 2nd position, Arsenal player Emerick Aubameyang also scored eight goals in the season. He is a Gabon international player. Belgium national team captain Eden Hazard is in the 3rd position of top scorers list.

He is playing for Chelsea in recent time. The obvious rumor spread that the Belgian star would leave the Stamford Bridge and join at the Spanish La Liga top flight Real Madrid. But, the transfer is not certain yet.

La Liga vs Premier League Season Rivalries face-offHarry Kane who is the top scorer in last season of FIFA World Cup 2018, he is also standing on the list of top scorer in a current season. He has scored 7 goals. The English player is playing for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

Mohamed Salah who is one of the most talkative players in recent time, he is standing in 5th position. Salah is the Egypt national team player and played the last Russia World Cup 2018 for the team. He also was the top scorer in last season of Premier League.

Besides, Man City star Raheem Sterling, Brighton star Glenn Murray and Fulham star Aleksandar Mitrovic have also scored 7 goals each in the season.

Premier League Most Valuable Players

Kevin De Bruyne (£135 Million)

Kevin De Bruyne is the Belgium professional football player and currently playing for Premier League club Manchester City. He is 27 years old and already becomes the most valuable player in Premier League with a value £135 Million.

He started his professional career in 2008 but joined at the Etihad Stadium in 2015 in exchange for £55 million. It was the 2nd most expensive transfer in British football history.

Mohamed Salah (£135 Million)

Mohamed Salah is an Egypt national team player and he is quite talkative in Premier League recent time. He played for a number of clubs and won different individual awards in his professional career. Salah is 26 years old and playing for the Reds now.

He joined at the Anfield in 2017 from Roma for an initial fee of €42 million. Salah is the 2nd most valuable players in Premier League nowadays with a value of £135 million.

Harry Kane (£135 Million)

Harry Kane or Harry Edward Kane is a professional English football player and playing for the England national team as the captain. With an early age, he has got the captaincy of the national team. He is a reputed goalscorer and won the award for top goal goalscorer in last Russia World Cup 2018.

Harry Kane is currently playing for Tottenham Hotspur and he is with them since 2009. He is spending his entire professional career with the club. However, 25 years old Kane is one of the most valuable players in Premier League now.

Eden Hazard (£108 Million)

Eden Hazard is a professional football player in Belgium who is also the captain of the national team as well as for his club Chelsea. Hazard vis playing as the winger or attacking midfielder and very reputed. He led his national team to the semi-final of Russia World Cup 2018 and he presented his true color there.

Hazard is playing for Premier League club Chelsea since long. But now, he would leave the club for Real Madrid. Still, now he is one of the most valuable players in Premier League so far.

Romelu Lukaku (£90 Million)

Romelu Lukaku is just another Belgian professional footballer and currently playing for the Premier League club Manchester United and Belgium national team as a striker. he is also one of the most valuable players in EPL with a reported value of £90 million.

Lukaku is currently 25 years old started his professional career in 2009 with Anderlecht. He has joined at the Old Trafford in 2017  with a reported fee of £75 million, plus £15 million add-ons.

Read More: English Premier League Golden Boot Winners

English Premier League Rivalries

  • Arsenal Vs Chelsea
  • Chelsea Vs Tottenham Hotspur
  • Manchester City Vs Manchester United (Manchester Derby)
  • Everton Vs Liverpool (Merseyside Derby)
  • Liverpool Vs Manchester United (Northwest Derby)

The rivalries in English Premier League are quite well known. According to the above-listed statistics, we can see the top five rivalries in EPL. But, the rivalry between Man City and Man United is very popular. It is called as Manchester Derby. The rivalry between Everton and Liverpool is known as Merseyside Derby which is also quite popular.

However, if we consider La Liga vs Premier League competitions according to the above-listed statistics, we can see that both of them are top-rated club competitions where Premier League is much popular and watched but La Liga is more prestigious so far. So, as the football lovers, we must respect the two league competitions.