The European Football league (EUROFA) is the supreme body of amateur football in Europe. The League is the official regulator of football at national level. The European Association of Football clubs (EAFC) is an international non-profit association that brings together clubs from Europe. Together, they aim to create and develop the most professionally and competitively run clubs in Europe.
The European Leagues comprises 36 professional football clubs in 29 nations, spanning Europe. As the common voice of opposition organised football clubs at national and international level, the European Leagues strives to maintain and enhance the high level of competitiveness of professional football clubs at European level. The association is also responsible for managing the different competitions that occur between leagues in Europe.
Currently, four teams are part of the English football league – Aston Villa, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool. The Gunners are the current record holders of most English cups, while Villa is second with the Manchester City in terms of the number of matches won. Liverpool football club is yet to win a major tournament.
In contrast, there are seven clubs from the other four corners of Europe in the English football league – Chelsea, Manchester United, QPR, Crystal Palace, Watford and West Bromwich Albion. Amongst these top four, Crystal Palace is the current European champions and is led by manager Harry Red Knapp. Manchester United, Chelsea, Watford and QPR are amongst the top sides in the league. Amongst the top European sides, Liverpool are the joint-top highest spenders, with United and Arsenal being second and third. Some observers believed that the excessive spending power by some European clubs was a contributory factor in the recent scandals regarding the transfer of players from one club to another.
The EFL or EnglandFA is an amateur football association governing just six different professional clubs – Millwall, Portsmouth, Bristol City, Wolves, Watford and West Bromwich. Each of the six clubs in the league has its own budget for running and maintaining the club. Each of the six English FA member clubs have their own television station and also have various radio stations to promote their teams. The EFL has enjoyed great success in recent years, mostly due to the presence of European teams who play in the tournaments. The recent scandals have however prompted the English FA to increase its budget and increase the number of matches scheduled in a season.
The third kind of football clubs is the non-playing league clubs. These clubs are generally not part of any given competition but exist solely to sustain the interest of fans. Such football clubs are known as the non-league clubs. Non-league clubs are run and managed by individuals who are not part of the governing body. The very existence of these clubs is supported by the supporter clubs who try to keep the team in operation.
The fourth kind of football club is the independent clubs. Independent clubs are totally autonomous and have their own identity and set of values apart from the rest of the footballing fraternity. There are a few well known examples of such clubs that have fought for and obtained major national and international titles including the FA Cup. Examples of well-known independent clubs include Rangers, Millwall, Portsmouth, Wolves and Watford.
Football clubs have their own unique way of playing which depends mainly on the manager and his team; the manager decides on the entire game strategy including the selection of players, training and sometimes even diet. In order to be part of the game, you must make sure that your club has a qualified and experienced manager who knows what he is doing. You can’t just put a lineup including all best players together and expect good results, because that’s just crazy.