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Is the Premier League Better than the Bundesliga?
The PL is more capable at attracting world-class players than the BL.
's players have a total market worth of 4.4 billion €, while the
's players total only 2.4 billion €
As of summer 2014, the average annual wage at PL clubs was about 1.5x as high as at BL clubs (
3.4 vs. 2.1 Mio Euro
The PL is spending more on acquiring highly-valued players.
Over the course of the past ten years, players from PL clubs were awarded a spot at the
FIFA Ballon d'Or
awards (or, until 2010, the
FIFA World Player of the Year
awards) four times, whereas players from BL clubs achieved this only twice.
The PL seems to be less attractive than the BL for the next generation of up and coming super talents.