Why ligue 1 is offen called Farmer’s league
European football Assosion have a rule in which the “top five leagues” comprise of the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1. and Of these European competitions, fans accuse Ligue 1 of being a ‘farmers league’. , of those five,
It is generally considered that Ligue 1 is the least elite of the competitions, but they have raised their profile and status in recent years what with their access to riches and star players in Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani.The term ‘farmers league’ is used to describe Ligue 1 by fans of rival leagues in a tongue-in-manner with an edge of mockery. Its definition is rather simple – by referring to Ligue 1 as a ‘farmers league’, they jokingly suggest that it is a competition made up of people who take up actual farming as their day job and then play football in the evening. Thus, they hint that Ligue 1 players aren’t as skilled or at the level of other footballers in the other top five European leagues.Farmers league’ is used in a derogatory way to look down upon Ligue 1 as certain spectators feel that it is also a league that is unfairly dominated by a single top club. PSG have dominated Ligue 1 in recent years, and the league seems to be capable of being only dominated by just one club during a certain period.
The term ‘farmers league’ is also used to reference the fact that several Ligue 1 players leave the league to play in the more ‘competitive’ likes of the Premier League – leading to it also being dubbed a ‘feeder league’