The Spanish lead, La Liga, has proven itself to be the strongest national football league of the past decade
According to IFFHS Football History and Statistics Assessment. The list published by IFFHS, based on the annual ranking summary, clearly topped the Spanish first division, which proved to be the best nine times out of ten years between 2011 and 2020.
It ranked second in the English championship, the English Premier League, and the third in the Brazilian League.
The PL was only able to overtake La Liga in 2019. In addition to Brazil, the top ten included three other tournaments in South America – Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay – but in continental comparison, Europe is the first with 14 national championships out of the top twenty. Hungarian NB I was not included in IFFHS’s 40th list.
IFFHS also reported that Imre Schlosser was the first in football history to cross the 500 goal mark. Speaking of that, Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez scored the 500th goal of his career. Schlosser is called the Hungarian football legend in writing, indicating that he scored half a thousand goals on April 3, 1927 in the league match that his then team, Ferencváros, won 3-0 against Buda 33. The famous “Sluzy” age was 38 years and 69 days. At that day. He pulled back soon after, stopping at 504 goals, a world record for the time. At club level, in addition to FTC, he played at home in MTK and Buda 33, but also made appearances in Austria’s Wiener AC. In the IFFHS permanent ranking, joined by Suárez as a “semi-colonel” 22, Schlosser finished 20th with 504 goals. Ferenc Puskas and Giorgi Sarussi also rank: Puskas, who scored 729 goals in Hungarian and Spanish, is fifth, Sarussi who scored 526 goals, is 17th.