Soccer perhaps is the most popular sport in the world. Soccer fanatics from all around the globe become obsessed with the clubs they support. This quote from former soccer star and manager Bill Shankly describes the passion for the sport perfectly in his words:

“Some people believe Football is a matter of life and death. I’m very disappointed with that attitude . I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.”

England is said to be the home of soccer. Many believe that the sport originated in England and is dubbed as the most popular sport in the country.

In England, Soccer is a religion . Soccer stars hold the stature of Gods. Legends like Bobby Charlton, Alan Shearer and Robbie Fowler were literally worshiped at their times. David Beckham, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard are some of the modern day greats of English Soccer.

The English Premier League

Nicknamed as ‘The Premiership,’ the English Premier League or EPL is the pride of soccer in England. At the top tier of the English soccer league system, it is the premier soccer competition in the country. Contested by a total of 20 clubs, the league operates on a system of relegation and promotion as per league rules. EPL is believed to be the physically most competitive and demanding soccer league in the world.

Top Soccer Clubs

Manchester United F.C. - Manchester United F.C. is undoubtedly the biggest soccer club in England and one of the biggest in world soccer. Also known as the ‘Red Devils,’ the club takes immense pride of its record number of 20 premier league titles, more than any other club in the country. Currently, the club is at the helm of legendary soccer manager Jose Mourinho. The club’s jersey has been graced by some of the greatest players of all time such as Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo, Michael Owen, etc. among many others. Catch a cheap flight to Manchester and witness the likes of modern day legends like Zlatan Ibrahimović, Wayne Rooney and David De Gea in action.

Liverpool F.C. - It perhaps won’t be an exaggeration to say that Liverpool F.C. is as big as Manchester United F.C. The rivalry of Liverpool F.C. and Manchester United F.C. is considered to be the fiercest in the world of soccer. The Merseyside Club has won the second highest number of league titles at 18. Some of the best players to have donned the famous red jersey are Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, etc.

Arsenal F.C.

Based in London, Arsenal F.C. is regarded as the third biggest soccer club in England after Manchester United F.C. and Liverpool F.C. The club is currently managed by the iconic French soccer manager and former player Arsène Wenger. Thierry Henry, Ian Wright and John Radford are some of the all-time greats to play for the club. If you manage to score a cheap flight to London , make sure to catch an Arsenal game at their home ground, Emirates Stadium.

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Author's Bio: 

Victor Martin is a Freelance Travel Writer.