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There may be some argument as to which is the best football league in the world in terms of quality, but there's no debate as to which is the most watched and most lucrative. Attracting the world's top players and the globe's best managers, the Premier League has sprung from humble beginnings into a behemoth.
Set up in 1992 as a reaction to the damaging decade English football went through in the '80s, it has become a place in which the traditional aspects of the British game - grit, passion, attacking instincts and spirit - have been merged with the more continental characteristics of flair, technical excellence and silky skills.
Hence, on display every weekend and occasionally in midweek, is one of the most well-rounded exhibitions of football anywhere in the world. And, while it is no doubt the financial rewards on offer that lure the players to these shores, there are few places elsewhere that such a wealth of quality footballers can habitually be seen.
For football fans in search of the glamour and spectacle of international competition, or the tradition and high drama of the domestic game, there are a series of high profile finals to choose from: ranging from the Champions League final, held this year in Madrid, to the FA Cup final at Wembley, where it has captivated crowds since 1923.