In a week in which German champions-elect Bayern Munich ousted Arsenal on away goals in the Champions League last 16 despite a 2-0 defeat second leg in Munich, Blatter has claimed a preference for the 'integrity' of the German game.
Citing his astonishment that no German players were in the running for the Balon d'Or, Blatter said: "It is quite incomprehensible that no Bundesliga player made it through to the final round of these votes when you consider the German national team's position in the FIFA world ranking and the success it has enjoyed at the last World Cup and Euro ompetitions.
"With Messi and Ronaldo, the world currently has two players who are so good that it is difficult for other players to make the podium. They are both goalscoring machines. But if we were to assess leagues, Germany would be right at the top.
"The Premier League receives the largest viewership worldwide, but I would give the Bundesliga first prize for its consistency and integrity."