Overhyped? Maybe. But there's a reason the English Premier League is widely regarded as the best domestic football competition in the world.
With 20 seasons under its belt, the Premier League has been instrumental in revolutionising how soccer is watched, consumed and even played.
The Premier League was born in 1992 from the desire of England's top clubs to reap optimum benefit from the nascent explosion of TV broadcasting rights for football.
It was a time when English football was emerging from perhaps its darkest days of hooliganism, crumbling stadiums and falling attendances.
Public interest in Italia 90, stadium improvements spurred by the Taylor Report and the return of English teams to European competition all signalled that football was ripe for a renaissance in the early '90s.
With its canny mix of money, broadcasting and global ambition, the Premier League embodied that renaissance—and continues to dominate the world game today.
Here are 10 reasons why the Premier League is the best in the world.