The Premier League is the top of the English football league system as well as the country’s main and most popular football competition with a long history having its roots back in 1888. The Premier League consists of twenty teams operating on a system of relegation and promotion with the EFL or English Football League. Since 1995 the league included seventy-two teams divided into three divisions today known as The Championship, and second and third tier leagues League One and League Two. A system including promotions and relegation between the divisions is the main feature which is further extended to let the top teams exchange places with those lowest placed clubs in the league.
The Premier League, in fact, is a corporation in which all twenty member clubs act as certain shareholders. Seasons of the league run from August to May and every team plays thirty-eight matches which is a total number of three hundred and eighty matches in every season. The competition FA Premier League was formed back in 1992 following the decision of clubs competing in the Football League First Division in order to break away from the 1888 year founded Football League as well as to take great advantages of television right deals.
Back at that time, the deal was worth more than £1 Billion with BT Group and BSkyB securing their domestic rights to broadcast hundred and sixteen games. The major English football league generated around €2.2 Billion per year in both international and domestic television rights. It is also the most-watched sports league globally broadcasted in more than two hundred territories to more 643 homes and around 4.7 billion people from all over the world.
Since the Inception of the Premier League, Six Teams Have Won Title
In total, forty-nine teams have competed since the inception of the Premier League back in 1992. Six of them were able to take home the title including Machester United thirteen times which is a team with most championships. Other five teams which have won the title include Chelsea with five championships, Arsenal with three, Machester City with two, Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City with one championship title.
Manchester United’s Record 13 Championship Titles
In the initial season of 1992/93 twenty-two clubs have competed. The winner of that season was Manchester United which holds the most championship titles, thirteen. From forty seven clubs which have played in the Premier League since its introduction, only clubs Manchester United, Arsenal, Everton, Spurs and Chelsea have participated in every campaign. Manchester United is the most successful club in the Premier League based in Old Trafford located in Greater Manchester. The club was founded back in 1978 named as Newton Heath LYR. Its name to Manchester United was changed in 1902 and eight years later in 1910, the club moved to its current stadium. The club holds most championship titles and the club won their last title in the season 2013/14. When it comes to the current season of the Premier League, Manchester United is second with 20 points closely following Manchester City with 22 points.
Huddersfield Town and Brighton & Hove Albion Made Their Premier League Debut
Clubs Huddersfield Town and Brighton & Hove Albion made their Premier League debuts in the 2017–18 season making the total number of clubs which competed in the Premier League reach forty-nine teams. Brighton & Hove Albion made their debut after selling automatic promotion from the English Football League Championship. The club was founded back in 1901 playing their professional football in the Southern League before they have been elected to the Football League back in 1920. The club enjoyed an amazing prominence between 1979 until 1983 when they were able to reach the 1893 FA Cup Final eventually losing to Manchester United. They played in the second and third tier until the club earned their promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their long and rich history. Their presence in the Premier League marked the end of a thirty-four years absence from the top tier league.
Another club which made its Premier League debut in the current season is Huddersfield Town. The club is based in the West Yorkshire and was founded in 1908. The club has been finally promoted to the highest tier of English football by winning the 2017 Championship play-off final. The club back in 1926 became the first club to win three successive titles. The club manager Herbert Chapman also led the club to the major FA Cup in 1922. Later the club was managed by famous Bill Shankly. After only two seasons in the top tier, the club spent forty-five years playing in the second, third and fourth tiers until finally being promoted to the Premier League in the current season under their manager David Wagner.
Leicester’s Remarkable Title Triumph
Leicester is a club based at the King Power Stadium. The club was founded back in 1884 named as Leicester Fosse playing on a field located near Fosse Road. The club later moved to Filbert Street when they have been elected to compete in the Football League back in 1894. That same year the club changed its name to Leicester. Their title triumph in the 2015–16 season of the Premier League was described by many newspapers as the greatest sporting upset ever since at the beginning of the season the club was favourites to face relegation. Seeing them heading home with the title was the greatest surprise ever. The club also has been four time FA Cup finalists. The club has several promotions to its name, but they greatest win if definitely the Premier League Championship title. Currently, they stand at eighteenth place with 6 points.
Past Premier League Champions
Manchester United club was the first winner of the competition in the 1992/93 season when they have finished having 10 points more than second-placed Aston Villa. Blackburn won the title in the 1994/95 season while Arsenal headed home with the title three times in seasons 1997/98, 2001/02 and 2003/04. Arsenal currently stands at sixth place with thirteen points while Blackburn currently competes in the third tier of the English Football, League One. Chelsea was the fourth club to win the title in the season 2004/05. Since that time the club claimed the title four more times in the seasons 2005/06, 2009/10, 2014/15. The club is also the Premier League current champion.
Manchester City headed home with the title two times in 2011/12 and in 2013/14 season. Manchester City currently stands first with 22 points closely followed by Manchester United. The last season’s winner Chelsea stands at fifth place with thirteen points. Since the 2001/02 season clubs which finish in the top four places directly qualify for the UEFA Champions League while the fifth team gets to compete in the UEFA Europa League.
The Most Disappointing Clubs in the History of the Premier League
Twenty-five years have passed since the Premier League was introduced. There are many clubs which fell short of those standards expected from them. Most of them were not relegated and even those which were failed to break any particular records. One of the very disappointing teams is Leeds in season 1992/93. The team goes an entire season without any win and it was more than embarrassing for reigning champions. That season they finished sixth from bottom. Liverpool the following season also was more than disappointing. Graeme Souness was a leading fixture in successful Liverpool squad back in the 1980s. His skills as a manager were so poor, so that time was regarded as the beginning of the end for the famous team. Liverpool in the season 1993/94 finished on eight place just behind Wimbledon.
The following season Tottenham disappointed as they finished on eight place with eleven points off a UEFA Cup place. The club also failed to meet Manchester United in that dream final at Wembley. Then Leeds once again disappointed in the season 1995/96 when they finished thirteenth. Another disappointing club was Newcastle back in season 1998/99 after finishing on a thirteenth place just two years after they were able to secure two consecutive runners-up spots. Another disappointing club was Everton in season 2000/01 which finished sixteenth with only forty-two points at the end of the season. Liverpool in season 2002/03 after finishing second in the previous season dropped to fifth place and stayed there.
Reigning champions Manchester United in season 2003/04 after winning the FA Cup finished on third place twice in three years. The following season New Castle disappointed all as they finished fourteenth. Middlesbrough after reaching the UEFA Cup final back in May of 2006 failed as the club’s manager wasn’t able to emulate the highs of their recent years. The team eventually finished with a negative goal difference. Manchester City also disappointed in season 2007/08 when Thaksin Shinawatra took over and Sven Goran Eriksson arrived. Things went down quickly for the club as they went down 8-1 at Middlesbrough. Everton after reaching the 2009 FA Cup Final, also disappointed after finishing in eight place in the 2009/10.