Juventus Football Club (BIT: JUVE) (from Latin iuventus: youth, pronounced [juËˆvÉ›ntus]), commonly referred to as Juventus and familiarly as Juve, is an Italian professional football club based in Turin, Piedmont. The club was founded in 1897 and has spent its entire history, with the exception of the 2006â€“07 season, in the top flight First Division (called Serie A since 1929).
Associazione Sportiva Roma, (BIT: ASR, LSE: 0DMN) commonly referred to as simply Roma, is an Italian professional football club from Rome. Founded by a merger in 1927, Roma have participated in the top-tier of Italian football for all of their existence bar one season in the early 50s (1951-52). For their 58th season in a row (77th overall), Roma are competing in Serie A for 2009â€“10.
Football Club Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as Internazionale or simply Inter, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. They play in the Italian Serie A.
Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to as A.C. Milan and as just Milan in Italy, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. The club was founded in 1899 by English lace-maker Herbert Kilpin, Alfred Edwards, and four other Englishmen and has since spent most of its history in the top flight of Italian football, having spent only two years in Serie B in the eighties.
The Primera DivisiÃ³n Profesional (English: Professional First Division), simply known as the Primera DivisiÃ³n, is the top level of the Mexican football league system and is administered by the Mexican Football Federation. It was established in 1943 and as of 2009 has 18 clubs, divided into three groups competing for league titles. Each season the league holds two tournaments, the Apertura in the winter and the Clausura in the summer.
Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league based in the United States and sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer). The league comprises 16 teams, 15 in the U.S. and one in Canada, which is scheduled to become 18 teams by the beginning of the 2011 season. MLS represents the top tier of the American and Canadian soccer pyramids.
The Portuguese Liga, currently named Liga Sagres after its main sponsor, is the top tier in Portuguese club football. It's current champion is Futebol Clube do Porto. It also has a European ranking of 10th by UEFA. The Liga is presently contested by 16 clubs each season.
Ligue 1 (PremiÃ¨re division or Division 1 until 2003, now officially called Ligue 1) is the top division of French football, one of two divisions making up the LFP, the other being Ligue 2. Ligue 1 is one of the top national leagues, currently ranked fifth in Europe behind the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, and the German FuÃŸball-Bundesliga. Ligue 1 has been an all-professional league since its inception in 1932
The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germany's football league system. The term Bundesliga also applies to football in Austria and is used to refer to the highest level league competitions in several other sports in the two countries. The league was originally founded by the German Football Association, but is now operated by the Deutsche FuÃŸball Liga.
The Primera DivisiÃ³n, commonly known as La Liga (The League) or, in terms of sponsorship, Liga BBVA (BBVA League) since 2008, is the top professional association football league in Spain. It is contested by 20 teams. La Liga is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world. La Liga is currently ranked the second strongest league in Europe according to UEFA's league coefficient, based on recent European performances.
Serie A, is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top of the Italian football league system and has been operating for over eighty years. It is regarded as one of the most elite leagues of the footballing world. Historically, Serie A has produced the highest number of European Cup finalists. In total Italian clubs have reached the final of the competition on a record twenty-five different occasions, winning the title ...
The Premier League is an English professional league for football clubs. It is contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with The Football League. The season runs from August to May, with teams playing 38 games each totalling 380 games in the season. It is sponsored by Barclays Bank and therefore officially known as the Barclays Premier League.
The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is the continental governing body for soccer in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Three South American entities, the independent nations of Guyana, Suriname, and the French department of French Guiana, are also members.
The OFC is one of the six continental confederations of international football. The OFC is the smallest confederation under FIFA, and even smaller since 2006 with the departure of Australia, which is now under the AFC. This group consists of New Zealand and other Pacific Islands.
AFC is the governing body of football in Asia, excluding Israel but includes Australia. It is one of FIFA's six continental confederations, which includes nations from both European and Asian territories.
It is the administrative and controlling body for African football. It is almost always referred to by CAF. CAF represents the national football associations of Africa, runs continental national and club competitions, and controls the prize money, regulations and media rights to those competitions.
The South American Football Confederation (Spanish: ConfederaciÃ³n Sudamericana de FÃºtbol; Portuguese: ConfederaÃ§Ã£o Sul-Americana de Futebol), known by the acronym CONMEBOL or CSF, is the governing body of football (soccer) in most of South America and is one of FIFA's six continental confederations.
UEFA represents the national football associations of Europe, runs Europewide national and club competitions, and controls the prize money, regulations and media rights to those competitions. Several national football associations which are geographically in Asia or mostly in Asia belong to UEFA rather than the Asian