Premier League

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Premier League
Founded20 February 1992; 29 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
UEFA Europa Confrence League
Current championsLiverpool (1st title)
(2019–20)
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)
NBCSN (USA only)
List of international broadcasters
Websitepremierleague.com
2020–21 Premier League

The Premier League, commonly known as the English Premier League, or the EPL (formerly called the Barclays Premier League due to sponsorship reasons) is the top tier of English football. 20 teams compete in the Premier League each season, which is usually played between August and May. Each season, 38 games are played (playing all 19 other teams home and away). For historic reasons, a few clubs from Wales also compete in the English football system.

The competition started in 1992, after 22 clubs from the Football League First Division decided to break away from The Football League (now the EFL). 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 second by UEFA's Association Ranking, behind La Liga.

Clubs[change | change source]

2020–21 season[change | change source]

The following 20 clubs competed in the Premier League during the 2020–21 season.

Club Position
in 2019–20
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 8th 1904–05 1992–93 104 29 1919–20 13 2003–04
Aston Villaa, c 17th 1888–89 1992–93 107 26 2019–20 7 1980–81
Brighton & Hove Albionb 15th 1979–80 2017–18 8 4 2017–18 0
Burnleyc 10th 1888–89 2009–10 58 7 2016–17 2 1959–60
Chelseaa, b 4th 1907–08 1992–93 86 29 1989–90 6 2016–17
Crystal Palacea 14th 1969–70 1992–93 21 12 2013–14 0
Evertona, b, c 12th 1888–89 1992–93 118 29 1954–55 9 1986–87
Fulham 4th in the Championship 1949–50 2001–02 27 15 2020–21 0
Leeds Uniteda 1st in the Championship 1924–25 1992–93 51 13 2020–21 3 1991–92
Leicester City 5th 1908–09 1994–95 52 15 2014–15 1 2015–16
Liverpoola, b 1st 1894–95 1992–93 106 29 1962–63 19 2019–20
Manchester Citya 2nd 1899–1900 1992–93 92 24 2002–03 6 2018–19
Manchester Uniteda, b 3rd 1892–93 1992–93 96 29 1975–76 20 2012–13
Newcastle United 13th 1898–99 1993–94 89 26 2017–18 4 1926–27
Sheffield Uniteda 9th 1893–94 1992–93 62 5 2019–20 1 1897–98
Southamptona 11th 1966–67 1992–93 44 22 2012–13 0
Tottenham Hotspura, b 6th 1909–10 1992–93 86 29 1978–79 2 1960–61
West Bromwich Albionc 2nd in the Championship 1888–89 2002–03 81 13 2020–21 1 1919–20
West Ham United 16th 1923–24 1993–94 63 25 2012–13 0
Wolverhampton Wanderersc 7th 1888–89 2003–04 66 7 2018–19 3 1958–59

a: Founding member of the Premier League
b: Never been relegated from Premier League
c: One of the original 12 Football League teams

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
2019–20 Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United
2020–21 Manchester City Manchester United Liverpool

Managers[change | change source]

The torso and head of a grey-haired white man in a football stadium. He is wearing spectacles and a black coat.
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was the longest serving and most successful manager in Premier League history.
Current managers
Nat. Name Club Appointed Time as manager
England Sean Dyche Burnley 30 October 2012 8 years, 248 days
Germany Jürgen Klopp Liverpool 8 October 2015 5 years, 270 days
Spain Pep Guardiola Manchester City 1 July 2016 5 years, 4 days
Denmark Thomas Frank Brentford 25 May 2016 5 years, 41 days
Denmark Daniel Farke Norwich City 31 May 2017 4 years, 35 days
Portugal Bruno Lage Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 June 2021 26 days
France Patrick Vieira Crystal Palace 5 July 2021 0 days
Argentina Marcelo Bielsa Leeds United 15 June 2018 3 years, 20 days
England Dean Smith Aston Villa 10 October 2018 2 years, 268 days
Austria Ralph Hasenhüttl Southampton 5 December 2018 2 years, 212 days
Norway Ole Gunnar Solskjær Manchester United 19 December 2018 2 years, 198 days
Northern Ireland Brendan Rodgers Leicester City 26 February 2019 2 years, 129 days
England Graham Potter Brighton & Hove Albion 20 May 2019 2 years, 46 days
England Steve Bruce Newcastle United 17 July 2019 1 year, 353 days
Spain Mikel Arteta Arsenal 20 December 2019 1 year, 197 days
Spain Rafael Benítez Everton 30 June 2021 5 days
Scotland David Moyes West Ham United 29 December 2019 1 year, 188 days
Germany Thomas Tuchel Chelsea 26 January 2021 160 days
Portugal Nuno Espírito Santo Tottenham Hotspur 30 June 2021 5 days
Former Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson was the longest serving and most successful manager since Steve Coppell in Premier League history

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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. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2009.