In Europe’s top 5 traditional leagues – Spain’s La Liga, England’s Premier League, Germany’s Bundesliga, Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1, Juventus picked up the most points in 2013-14 and were the only team to reach a Century.
The UEFA coefficient currently has Portugal’s Primeira Liga above Ligue 1, but this analysis does not contain the likes of Benfica, FC Porto or Sporting Club because I find the French league more competitive and exciting.
Juventus ran away with Serie A, finishing a massive 17 points clear of Roma to win the Scudetto for a third consecutive season. However, Bayern Munich managed to win the German Bundesliga by a bigger margin – 19 points clear of runners-up Borussia Dortmund.
The Bundesliga title was wrapped up in record time back in March before Pep Guardiola’s side started to stumble; dropping 8 points from their final seven fixtures, compared to dropping just 4 points in their first 27.
Thankfully, there was some excitement at the bottom end of the table in Germany with any of three teams able to occupy the bottom two positions heading into the final game of the season. At the top, Germany provided the most boring league of Europe’s big five.
Paris Saint-Germain were 9 points clear of AS Monaco in France. The runners-up themselves 9 points clear of third-place Lille. This was the biggest margin between second and third in any of the five leagues.
Spain managed to provide the most drama in the title race with 3 points separating the top 3 and Atlético Madrid requiring a draw at Barcelona on the final day of the season to end the season as surprise winners.
Manchester City needed to beat West Ham on the final day of the season to win their second Premier League crown in three seasons as Manuel Pellegrini’s side finished 2 points above runners-up Liverpool – the smallest gap between the top two amongst the five leagues and one of only two to be settled on the final game.
The full list of all 98 teams in the traditional big five, ordered by points per game and then alphabetical order is as follows:
*Parma finished in a Europa League spot but are ineligible to participate in Europe next season.
Note: The European places are by league positions and does not include teams that qualified for Europa League via the national cup.