Welcome back to another addition of World Soccer 2017. Today we will be talking about the best league in all of football, The Barclay’s Premier League. The Premier league is England’s division of Soccer and it is very rich in terms of its history. The competition formed as the FA Premier League on 20 February 1992 following the decision of clubs in the Football League First Division to break away from the Football League, which was founded in 1888, and take advantage of a lucrative television rights deal. Many of the teams are still the same and have been since the 1800s. Many of the greatest teams in the world like Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, And Manchester City belong to the Premier league, but the beauty of the league is in it’s equality in terms of team strength. Teams that could be the worst one year can unexpectedly beat 5,000 to 1 odds and become champions like the infamous foxes also known as Leicester City F.C.
Winning this illustrious division of soccer is considered a great feat by any and all fans of the game. Some might even say the premier league is the best league in the world and has been for many years. This is a statement that can be debated but there is no doubt that the premier league is the most physical of all the leagues. Referees tend to allow the men in the premier league to give a little more push and shove than leagues like the Spanish league which has caused some controversy in recent times. Some of the coaches are worried about their players safety and implore the league to try and minimize the dangerous challenges that go on but this is very difficult to do. The players come to this league because they want to play a more physical brand of soccer and the league is known for its grit.
The premier league isn’t just a league full of brutes and savages, it also has players that are second to none in terms of their talent. the video above shows the class of the premier league through half of this season. you will see a couple shots go upper 90, some players riding bikes(scoring a bicycle kick) and other flicking the ball into the back of the net with the back of their heel. the quality of a premier league player cannot be question, and when you add that in with the physicality that most people never knew was in the game of soccer, you get one of the most exciting leagues in all of the world.