Combined Table of Europe’s Top 5 Leagues: Man City the Only English Side in the Top Ten

Combined Table of Europe’s Top 5 Leagues: Man City the Only English Side in the Top Ten

Byron Pillay
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Manchester City are currently ranked in eighth place if Europe's top five leagues were combined
  • Pep Guardiola's side are also the only English side to have scored enough points to make the top ten
  • La Liga's teams dominate the combined league standings, with Girona and Real Madrid topping the list

There is no denying that Europe has some of the biggest clubs in world football.

The Serie A, English Premier League, Ligue 1, Bundesliga and La Liga are considered the top five leagues in Europe, and competition between the teams in these leagues is always tough.

While the English Premier League is often considered the toughest of the five, the other four proved that they have teams that can pack a punch.

Pep Guardiola and a Top Ten sign.
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City would only be in eighth place if Europe's top five leagues were to combine. Image: Visionhaus/ Paradesign.
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But how would the top five leagues compare if they were combined?

Sports Brief looks closer at the top ten teams in the table of the combined five European leagues.

1. Girona

Undoubtedly, the biggest surprise of the season thus far has been the performance of Girona.

The Spanish side lead La Liga after 13 games and are currently on 34 points. Girona have won 11 games, drawn one and only lost one.

Their only defeat in the league came at the hands of Real Madrid.

2. Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti’s men are used to being at the top of everything, but after 13 games, they trail Girona in La Liga and Europe.

Madrid have won 10 out of their 13 games this season and only lost one, and are currently 32 points.

Their biggest problem at the moment is the number of injuries piling up at the club.

3. Bayer Leverkusen

Under the leadership of Xabi Alonso, Leverkusen are a force to be reckoned with in Germany.

Currently leading the Bundesliga on 31 points after 11 games, Leverkusen are also the third-best team in Europe currently.

Alonso’s side have also scored a massive 34 goals this season and are unbeaten in the Bundesliga.

4. Inter Milan

Milan are top of Serie A and the fourth-best side in Europe at the moment.

Simone Inzaghi’s side are also on 31 points after 12 games and have only lost one game in the league this season.

Milan have also opened up an eight-point lead over their city rivals, AC, who are in third.

5. Barcelona

The reigning La Liga champions are third in La Liga currently and are four off the pace set by Girona.

Xavi’s men are on 30 points after 13 games and have dropped points in four league games.

Barcelona also crucially lost the first El Clasico of the current season.

6. Bayern Munich

The defending Bundesliga champions aren’t topping the table currently, but they are firing on all fronts.

With Harry Kane in impeccable form, Bayern have already scored 42 goals after 11 games.

They are currently on 29 points.

7. Juventus

Currently second in Serie A, Juventus are on 29 points after 12 games.

The Old Lady have only lost one game this season, to Sassuolo, and play Inter in their next game in the league.

Juventus only have the league to focus on, as they have been banned from European competitions for breaking financial regulations, Forbes reported.

8. Manchester City

Manchester City won the treble last season but aren’t having it all their own way in 2023/24.

Pep Guardiola’s men have lost two of the 12 games this season in the league and are on 28 points so far.

City are only a point above Liverpool in the EPL and face the Anfield side on November 25 in their next game.

9. Atletico Madrid

Diego Simeone’s men are playing some attacking football this season and are six points off the pace in La Liga, having played a game less.

Currently, on 28 points after 12 games, they have only lost twice this season. With Alvaro Morata and Antoine Griezmann firing on all cylinders, Atleti are looking to pose a serious threat in Spain.

With Simeone extending his contract with the club, he will be looking to lead them to another La Liga title.

10. Paris Saint-Germain

The French table toppers would currently be tenth if Europe’s top five leagues combined, having scored 27 points from 12 games.

With no Lionel Messi and Neymar this season, PSG have not hit the heights many expected them to.

They have only scored 29 goals in the league thus far, with Kylian Mbappe going through a bit of a goal drought for a few games this season.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.