English Premier League

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Premier League
Country England
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1992
Level 1
Number of teams 20
Relegation to Football League Championship
Domestic cup FA Cup
League Cup
International cup Champions League
UEFA Cup
Current champions Manchester City (2013–14)
Most successful club Manchester United (13)
Website PremierLeague.com
Soccerball current event.svg2014–15 Premier League

The Premier League (often referred to as The Premiership in the United Kingdom and English Premier League internationally or Barclays Premier League for sponsorship reasons) is a league competition for English football clubs at the top of the English football league system (above The Football League), making it England's primary football competition. For historic reasons, a few clubs from Wales compete in the English football system, and one these, Swansea City, has played in the Premier League since the 2011-12 seasons.

The competition started as the FA Premier League on 20 February 1992 after the decision of clubs in the Football League First Division to break away from The Football League. This was originally 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 English Premier League is ahead of Spain's La Liga and Italy's Serie A.[3]

A total of 46 clubs have competed in the Premier League, but only five have won the title: Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester City.

Clubs in the 2014–15 season[change | change source]

Club
Position
in 2013–14
First season in
top division
Number of
seasons
in top division
Number of
seasons in the
Premier League
First season of
current spell in
top division
Top division
titles
Last top
division title
Arsenala, b 4th 1903–04 98 23 1919–20 13 2003–04
Aston Villaa, b, c 15th 1888–89 104 23 1988–89 7 1980–81
Burnleyc 2nd in the
Championship
1888–89 53 2 2014–15 2 1959-60
Chelseaa, b 3rd 1907–08 80 23 1989–90 4 2009–10
Crystal Palacea 11th 1969–70 15 6 2013–14 0 n/a
Evertona, b, c 5th 1888–89 112 23 1954–55 9 1986–87
Hull City 16th 2008–09 4 4 2013–14 0 n/a
Leicester City 1st in the
Championship
1908–09 46 9 2014–15 0 n/a
Liverpoola, b 2nd 1894–95 100 23 1962–63 18 1989–90
Manchester Citya 1st 1899–1900 86 18 2002–03 4 2013–14
Manchester Uniteda, b 7th 1892–93 90 23 1975–76 20 2012–13
Newcastle United 10th 1898–99 84 21 2010–11 4 1926–27
Queens Park Rangersa 4th in the
Championship
1968-69 23 7 2014–15 0 n/a
Southamptona 8th 1966–67 38 16 2012–13 0 n/a
Stoke Cityb, c 9th 1888–89 59 7 2008–09 0 n/a
Sunderland 14th 1890–91 84 14 2007–08 6 1935–36
Swansea Cityb, d 12th 1981–82 6 4 2011–12 0 n/a
Tottenham Hotspura, b 6th 1909–10 80 23 1978–79 2 1960–61
West Bromwich Albionc 17th 1888–89 78 9 2010–11 1 1919–20
West Ham United 13th 1923–24 57 19 2012–13 0 n/a

a: Founding member of the Premier League
b: Never been relegated from Premier League
c: One of the original 12 Football League teams
d: Club based in Wales

Champions[change | change source]

1992–2000[change | change source]

2000–2014[change | change source]

Season Champions Runner-up Third place
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

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