Many think that the English Premier League is the best league in Europe at the moment, and it's quite hard to disagree.
They have the best stadiums, facilities, pitches, TV coverage, kits, and merchandising. Oh, and they have many of the best players, too.
Tickets don't come cheap when compared to other countries, but a large crowd will regularly attend every game. Cup, league, or league cup, it doesn't make much difference.
In each of the last five years, the Champions League final has featured at least a Premier League club. In 2008, it was a local affair between Chelsea and Manchester United.
But when it comes to international football, it's a completely different story. England has not won a single trophy since their home-based (and much debated) 1966 World Cup triumph. A team which included some of the best-paid footballers in the world failed to even QUALIFY for Euro 2008.
Proud Englishmen may not like to hear this (though I'm pretty sure they're aware), but a lot of their local players are extremely overrated and overpaid.
Here's a list of the 10 most overrated English footballers still playing the beautiful game (and earning much more money and respect than they should).
P.S. "Overrated" doesn't necessarily mean "rubbish". Well, maybe in just a couple of cases...