Premier League

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Premier League
Founded20 February 1992; 27 years ago (1992-02-20)
CountryEngland
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams20
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toEFL Championship
Domestic cup(s)FA Cup
FA Community Shield
League cup(s)EFL Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current championsManchester City (4th title)
(2018–19)
Most championshipsManchester United
(13 titles)
Most appearancesGareth Barry (653)
Top goalscorerAlan Shearer (260)
TV partnersSky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon (live matches)
Sky Sports, BBC (highlights)
List of international broadcasters
Websitepremierleague.com
2019–20 Premier League

The Premier League ('The Premiership') (formerly called 'Barclays Premier League') is the top league competition for English football. It is above the English Football League (EFL). For historic reasons, a few clubs from Wales also compete in the English football system.

The competition started in 1992. 22 Clubs coming from the Football League First Division decided to break away from The Football League (now the EFL), founded in 1888. The Premier League has since become the world's most watched sporting league.[1] It is the world's most lucrative football league, with combined club revenues of £1.93 billion ($3.15bn) in 2007–08.[2] It is also ranked first by UEFA. This rating is based on performances in European competitions over the last five years. In this topic the Premier League is ahead of Spain's La Liga and Italy's Serie A.[3]

Clubs[change | change source]

2019–20 season[change | change source]

The following 20 clubs are competing in the Premier League during the 2019–20 season.

Club Position
in 2018–19
First season in
top division
First season in
Premier League
Seasons
in top
division
Seasons
in Premier
League
First season of
current spell in
top division
Top
division
titles
Most
recent top
division title
Arsenala, b 5th 1904–05 1992–93 103 28 1919–20 13 2003–04
Aston Villaa, c 5th in the Championship 1888–89 1992–93 106 25 2019–20 7 1980–81
Bournemouthb 14th 2015–16 2015–16 5 5 2015–16 0 n/a
Brighton & Hove Albionb 17th 1979–80 2017–18 7 3 2017–18 0 n/a
Burnleyc 15th 1888–89 2009–10 57 6 2016–17 2 1959–60
Chelseaa, b 3rd 1907–08 1992–93 85 28 1989–90 6 2016–17
Crystal Palacea 12th 1969–70 1992–93 20 11 2013–14 0 n/a
Evertona, b, c 8th 1888–89 1992–93 117 28 1954–55 9 1986–87
Leicester City 9th 1908–09 1994–95 51 14 2014–15 1 2015–16
Liverpoola, b 2nd 1894–95 1992–93 105 28 1962–63 18 1989–90
Manchester Citya 1st 1899–1900 1992–93 91 23 2002–03 6 2018–19
Manchester Uniteda, b 6th 1892–93 1992–93 95 28 1975–76 20 2012–13
Newcastle United 13th 1898–99 1993–94 88 25 2017–18 4 1926–27
Norwich Citya 1st in the Championship 1972–73 1992–93 27 9 2019–20 0 n/a
Sheffield Uniteda 2nd in the Championship 1893–94 1992–93 61 4 2019–20 1 1897–98
Southamptona 16th 1966–67 1992–93 43 21 2012–13 0 n/a
Tottenham Hotspura, b 4th 1909–10 1992–93 85 28 1978–79 2 1960–61
Watford 11th 1982–83 1999–2000 13 7 2015–16 0 n/a
West Ham United 10th 1923–24 1993–94 62 24 2012–13 0 n/a
Wolverhampton Wanderersc 7th 1888–89 2003–04 65 6 2018–19 3 1958–59

Champions[change | change source]

Season Champions Runner-up Third place
1992–93 Manchester United Aston Villa Norwich City
1993–94 Manchester United Blackburn Rovers Newcastle United
1994–95 Blackburn Rovers Manchester United Nottingham Forest
1995–96 Manchester United Newcastle United Liverpool
1996–97 Manchester United Newcastle United Arsenal
1997–98 Arsenal Manchester United Liverpool
1998–99 Manchester United Arsenal Chelsea
1999–00 Manchester United Arsenal Leeds United
2000–01 Manchester United Arsenal Liverpool
2001–02 Arsenal Liverpool Manchester United
2002–03 Manchester United Arsenal Newcastle United
2003–04 Arsenal Chelsea Manchester United
2004–05 Chelsea Arsenal Manchester United
2005–06 Chelsea Manchester United Liverpool
2006–07 Manchester United Chelsea Liverpool
2007–08 Manchester United Chelsea Arsenal
2008–09 Manchester United Liverpool Chelsea
2009–10 Chelsea Manchester United Arsenal
2010–11 Manchester United Chelsea Manchester City
2011–12 Manchester City Manchester United Arsenal
2012–13 Manchester United Manchester City Chelsea
2013–14 Manchester City Liverpool Chelsea
2014–15 Chelsea Manchester City Arsenal
2015–16 Leicester City Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur
2016–17 Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City
2017-18 Manchester City Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur
2018-19 Manchester City Liverpool Chelsea

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Campbell, Dennis (6 January 2002). "United (versus Liverpool) Nations". The Observer. Retrieved 8 August 2006.
  2. "Premier League revenues near £2bn". BBC. 04 June 2009. Retrieved 04 June 2009. Check date values in: |accessdate=, |date= (help)
  3. "UEFA ranking of European leagues". UEFA. 2006.


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