The English Premier League is the 28th season of the EPL. And It was founded on 20 February 1992, some 27 years ago, EPL or English Premier League is also referred to as the ‘Premier League’. This is on the top level of the English football league system. There are 20 clubs contesting in the league. It operates on a system of promotion and relegation (barring) with the English Football League (EFL).
|Number of teams||20|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||EFL Championship|
|International cup(s)||UEFA Champions League|
|UEFA Europa League|
|Current champions||Manchester City (4th title)|
|Most championships||Manchester United (13)|
The English Premier League 2020 is a corporation and its member clubs are its shareholders too. Games seasons are organized by this corporation running from August to May. Each team plays 38 matches. There are 49 clubs that are members of the league: 47 English and two Welsh clubs. These clubs have been participating since the inception of the league in 1992, making it a cross-border league.
The Premier League is the most-watched sports league in the world. Its seasons are broadcasted in 212 territories to reach 643 million homes. According to statistics, the league has a potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people across the globe. According to the UEFA coefficients of leagues based on their performances in European competitions over the past five seasons as of 2019-20, EPL ranks second after Spain’s La Liga.
Six clubs to have won the title since the inception of the league are Manchester United (13), Chelsea (5), Manchester City (4), Arsenal (3), Blackburn Rovers (1), and Leicester City (1).
|1998–99||Manchester United [g]|
Manchester City set the record for most points,100, in a Premier League season in 2017-18.
|Aston Villa||Birmingham (Aston)||24|
|Birmingham City||Birmingham (Bordesley)||7|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||Brighton||2|
|Charlton Athletic||London (Charlton)||8|
|Crystal Palace||London (Selhurst)||10|
|Hull City||Kingston upon Hull||5|
|Manchester United||Old Trafford||27|
|Newcastle United||Newcastle upon Tyne||24|
|Nottingham Forest||West Bridgford||5|
|Queens Park||London (Shepherd’s Bush)||7|
|Sheffield United||Sheffield (Highfield)||3|
|Sheffield Wednesday||Sheffield (Owlerton)||8|
|Tottenham Hotspur||London (Tottenham)||27|
|West Bromwich||West Bromwich||12|
|West Ham United||London (Stratford)||23|
Let us have a quick look into some of the participating clubs details:-
This professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England has been nicknamed “the Red Devils”. It was found as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878 moved to its current stadium, Old Trafford, in 1910 with this new name( name changed in 1902).
This club has won more trophies than any other club in English football creating a record 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups, five League Cups, and a record 21 FA Community Shields. Also, it won three UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA Europa League, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup, and one FIFA Club World Cup. Winning the UEFA Europa League in 2016–17 made it one of five clubs to have won all three main UEFA club competitions.
This English professional football club is based in Fulham, London. It was founded in 1905 and has been England’s most successful football club. Its home ground is Stamford Bridge. The club has been league’s champions six times and won over thirty competitive honors first being in 1955, including six European trophies. They won the FA Cup for the first time in 1970 and their first European honor, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, in 1971. This is one of five clubs to have won all three of UEFA’s main club competitions, Also, it is the only London club to have won the Champions League.
This English football club is based in Manchester and was founded in 1880 as St. Mark’s club. Later the name changed to Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894. The club’s home ground is the City of Manchester Stadium in east Manchester. It won its first significant honor with the FA Cup in 1904. The club has won six domestic league titles. This is the only Premier League team to attain 100 points in a single season in 2018. The revenue of the club was the fifth-highest of a football club in the world in the 2018–19 season at €568.4 million.
This professional football club based in Islington, London, England has won 13 League titles, a record 13 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, 15 FA Community Shields, 1 League Centenary Trophy, 1 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and 1 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. This was the first club from the South of England to join The Football League in 1893, and they reached the First Division in 1904. The fanbase of the club is the fifth largest in the world. In 2018, Forbes estimated the club as the third most valuable in England with a net worth $2.24 billion.
This professional football club in Blackburn, Lancashire, England was established in 1875. The club is among the founder member of The Football League in 1888 and the Premier League in 1992. The club has been English champions three times, and have won six FA Cups, one Football League Cup, and one Full Members’ Cup. The club qualified for the UEFA Cup four times: once as League Cup winners, twice as the Premier League’s sixth-placed team and once via the Intertoto Cup. The motto of the club is “Arte et Labore”, “By Skill and Hard Work” in Latin.
This English professional football club is based in Leicester in the East Midlands that plays its home games at the King Power Stadium. It was founded in 1884 as Leicester Fosse F.C. The club has won the 2015–16 Premier League, their first top-level football championship. It is one of only six clubs to have won the Premier League since its inception in 1992. It won the League Cup three times and competed in four European campaigns
This professional football club is based in Liverpool, England. It has won six European Cups, over the other English club, 3 UEFA Cups and 4 UEFA Super Cups, additionally English records, eighteen League titles, seven fa Cups, a record eight League Cups, and fifteen fas Community Shields. It was founded in 1892. Its home ground is Anfield, since its formation. This club is the seventh highest-earning football club in the world in 201. Its annual revenue is expected at €513.7.2 million. It is the world’s eighth most valuable football club in 2019 with a net worth of $2.183 billion. This club is one of the most widely supported teams in the world.
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Cardiff City F.C.
This professional association football club is based in Cardiff, Wales, nicknamed “The Bluebirds”. It was founded in 1899 as Riverside A.F.C. Later the name changed to Cardiff City in 1908 and entered the Southern Football League in 1910 before joining the English Football League in 1920. The team has the longest period: between 1921 and 1929, 17 seasons in the top tier of English football. Their most recent season in the top flight was the 2018–19 Premier League season. This is the only team from outside England that won the FA Cup in 1927.
West Ham United Football Club
This English professional football club is based in Stratford, East London. It was founded in 1895 as Thames Ironworks and was reformed in 1900 as West Ham United. The home ground of the team is Boleyn Ground. In 1940, it won the inaugural Football League War Cup. It been winners of the FA Cup three times and has also been runners-up twice, in 1923, and 2006. The club has reached two major European finals, winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965 and finishing runners-up in the same competition in 1976. It has also won the Intertoto Cup in 1999. This is one of eight clubs that has never fallen below the second tier of English football.
This professional association football club is based in Southampton, Hampshire, England. Their home ground, since 200, has been St Mary’s Stadium. Nicknamed “The Saints” since its inception in 1885 is due to its history as a church football team .Then it was founded as St. Mary’s Church of England Young Men’s Association.
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