All top Football league’s has concluded around europe and we move to a competitive international summer where Copa America and European Championship 2016 will be taking place in June and early july. Copa America will be played from 3rd June – 23 June 2016 while Euro 2016 will be played through 10th June to 09th July 2016. While the pre-season friendlies will begin in mid July. We take a look at all the top european league’s next season start dates and when their official fixtures will be announced.
Usually of the top 5 top european league (England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France) Premier League start the earliest and next season Premier League will get underway on the weekend of 13-14 August 2016 (Confirmed). While Spanish La Liga and Italian Serie A will begin on the weekend of 20-21 August 2016.
The Premier League 2016-17 Season:
English FA will officially announce the premier league fixtures for 2016-17 season on 15th June 2016. Full Fixture List
Start Date: Saturday, 13 August 2016
End Date: Sunday, 14 May 2017
Spanish La Liga 2016-17 Season:
Spanish FA will officially announce the 2016-17 league fixtures in spain on Thursday, 21st July 2016. La Liga fixture list
Start Date: Saturday, 20 August 2016
End Date: 29 May 2017
La Liga also have two weeks Christmas and new years break.
Italian Serie A 2016-17 Season:
Italian FA has already announced the important dates. The fixtures will be announced on Monday, 25 July 2016. Serie A fixture list
Start: Saturday, 20 August 2016
End: Sunday, 29 May 2016
German Bundesliga 2016-17 Season:
German FA has also announced the 2016-17 season dates in Germany. The fixtures will be announced in early July 2016.
Start: Friday, 26 August 2016
End: Saturday, 20 May 2017
Since Germany has only 18 teams in the top division there are only 34 matchdays which means German Bundesliga can afford late start to the season and more breaks.
French Liga 1 2016-17 season:
Unlike the other top european leagues, In France fixtures are announced as early as end of May. This year French FA Will officially unveil the full fixture list for next season on Friday, 27 May 2016.
Start: Saturday, 13 August 2016
Date: Sunday, 21 May 2017
UEFA Champions League 2016-17 Season:
Champions League will start with the first qualifying rounds starting midweek 28-29 June 2016 followed by 2nd qualifying round (12-13 July 2016), 3rd Qualifying round (26-27 July 2016) and the playoffs (16-17 August 2016). the group stage draw will take place on Friday, 26 August 2016. Full Champions League calendar
Group Stage starts: 13–14 September 2016
Final: Saturday, 03 June 2017