Before going into Indian Football Leagues, we all should know how the best league im the world works.Let’s start with basics, Premier League has 20 clubs. It starts in August and ends in May. A month league. Each team plays a total of 38 games, each team playing each other twice. The Premier League is set up so there are no playoffs, only relegation and promotions. Bottom 3 of Premier League clubs get relegated and best 3 of 2nd division which is championship get promoted to Premier League.
So, essentially, each league just switches out three teams every year to keep things interesting. It gives teams a chance to prove, or demolish, themselves. Another thing: since there are no playoffs, a team can will the title before the season ends; the winner is just whoever has the most points and no one else can possibly catch up to them. The table is set up so that the top six teams qualify for the Europa League, the fourth place team goes to qualifying rounds for the Champions League, and the top three teams automatically qualify for the Champions League. In terms of domestic cups, there is the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield, which is played between last year’s Premier League winners and the FA Cup holders
The current Premier League was founded in 1992 when it was known as the FA Premier League and took over the position of England’s top league from theFootball League First Division which had been around since 1888.
The reason for this drastic rebranding was the difficult situation in the 1980s, which is considered the historic low point of English football:
- Economic and sporting difficulties
- Stadiums in disrepair
- Problems with hooligans
Putting all of this together, it’s hardly a surprise that in each and every way, the foremost League in English football fell far short of the attendance figures and economic strength of other European elite Leagues such as the Serie A and ones such as the Primera Division in Spain. The best players in England therefore, understandably, left the domestic league and joined foreign clubs.
Premier League Economics
Ever since the Premier League was founded, (private) television has played a crucial role in its development. Increasing revenues from TV broadcasting rights have steadily led to a rise in the EPL’s playing standards. Since 2017’s ludicrous media deal, the Premier League has been drunk on money, driving prices on the transfer market to unprecedented heights.
The Premier League markets its TV rights on a collective basis, which is a major difference from other European leagues (such as Italy, Spain) in which the clubs do their own marketing. This leads to a more equitable system which is not just of benefit to the top clubs. The highest-earning Club received 1.6 times the amount received by the lowest-earning Club in 2016/17. In 2018 this ratio was fixed at 1.8:1. Compared to a ratio of 3.7:1 in La Liga and 3.2:1 in the Bundesliga.