Niersbach believes Germany has leap-frogged both Italy and Spain.
DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach has lauded the strength of the Bundesliga and suggested it is the best league in Europe.
Having witnessed two German clubs contest the Champions League final last season, the Bundesliga has continued to go from strength to strength this summer, with giants Bayern Munich beginning a new era under Pep Guardiola.
Coupled with the arrival of Thiago Alcantara, as well as Dortmund making a trio of exciting big-name signings, it is widely recognised that the German league is on an upward curve, and has been for some time.
In addition to Thiago, Bayer Leverkusen have signed the talented Italian Under-21 star Giulio Donati, while his compatriot Luca Caldirola has joined Werder Bremen.
It is rapidly becoming a growing trend and Niersbach told TZ online, that the Bundesliga is becoming the first choice destination for the world’s top talents.
“If I was a football pro today, I would rather play in the Bundesliga than in Italy or Spain,” he said as reported by ESPN FC.
“We have a perfect environment, a perfect infrastructure with our stadiums, the reliability of management –the Bundesliga is top-notch.”
“The Bundesliga is a premium product that does not need to hide from any other league,” he said.
“The overall image is superb – the solid economic management, the integrity, the capacity for enthusiasm. Last season we had an average attendance of 44,000.
“That’s sensational, and that is mostly down to hosting the 2006 World Cup. Without the [World Cup hosting] vote on July 6 2000, the Allianz Arena [Munich’s stadium, like many others, was constructed after Germany won the bid to host the 2006 World Cup] would have never been built.
“Ever since its opening, it has been sold out for FC Bayern games,” he concluded.
The Bundesliga has benefited from impressive attendance figures for a number of years now, with relatively low ticket prices seeing stands regularly sold out.
It is a stark contrast to Serie A where the Italian game is still crippled by unacceptable stadia across the country, and it is a situation which shows no sign of a solution with government laws and restrictions continuing to block progress.
Meanwhile the Premier League and La Liga also have high attendance figures, but remain below the standard set by the Germans.
Having surpassed Italy in the UEFA country co-efficients in recent years and therefore securing an additional Champions League representative, the Bundesliga now has its sights firmly set on both the English and Spanish leagues in the future.