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Is the Premier League Better than the Bundesliga?
The BL's clubs are more successful in international competitions than the PL's clubs.
The highest ranked BL team has a higher UEFA ranking than the highest ranked PL team (FC Bayern - 154.883 vs. Chelsea - 142.078).
The German and English football associations have almost identical
(76000 vs. 80000)
Of the top-25 clubs in the UEFA's ranking over the past five years, the PL supplied one more than the BL (
5 vs. 4
At least the 2018/19 Champions League Round of 16 draws a different image: All three remaining Bundesliga teams got eliminated by a Premier League team.
During the last decade, a PL club made it into the
's final match seven times, whereas a BL club only made it four times. Taking the semi-finals into account, this ratio stands at 14 for the PL vs. 8 for the BL.
The PL has slightly more clubs (13) in the top-100 of the
than the BL (11). If anything, the PL's clubs have therefore been more successful in recent years.
Looking at the Titles in the current highest two European competitions, Champions League (CL) and Europa League (EL), the PL has won 4 times the CL (while the BL has 3) and 1 time the EL (Germany zero times). Thus the PL has more success as of the current competitions.