Is the SPL better than the Scandinavian leagues? ?
- WokazLv 62 months ago
The simplest way to determine the overall quality of players of each league is to compare them to the levels of English football. Also you cannot rank the strength of a league based on its strongest team, you have to find the average.
After looking in depth at the quality of players that are signed throughout the leagues, here's what I have to say.
• Celtic are obviously the strongest team in Scotland by far, and could definitely pass for a high-level Championship team while Rangers would be a lower Championship team. However the rest of the league is considerably weaker, who frequently sign players ranging from League One down to National League.
• Teams from countries like Sweden and Norway follow a similar trend. The higher teams tend to sign Championship and League One level players while lower teams sign players from lower leagues. Overall the structure of strength is similar to Scotland.
• One example we can use is Kyle Lafferty, who's recently played in Scotland, Norway, and England. He was a backup at Rangers (higher table), before joining Sarpsborg 08 (low table Norwegian team) where he did start games, and then joined Sunderland (high table League One) where he's currently backup again. If he was at a team higher in the Norwegian table, he likely would have been backup as well.
To conclude, the average level of teams from Scotland, Norway and Sweden are equivalent to that of English League One.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Yes, that's why so many Scandinavian players come to Scotland if they get a chance, they see it as a step up
- I'm That MexicanLv 62 months ago
I believe so...