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Why is soccer/football not as star-driven like the NFL and NBA?


While the NFL and NBA seem to revolve around individual star players, soccer or football operates a bit differently. The reason being, soccer is more team-oriented, with a focus on cohesive play rather than individual performance. Additionally, the game has less stoppage time, thus reducing the spotlight on any one player. Furthermore, the sport's global nature means talent is spread across numerous leagues worldwide, diluting the 'star power' seen in more localized sports. Ultimately, football's beauty lies in its collective brilliance, rather than individual stardom.