English Premier League

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English Premier League
Founded1992
CountryEngland and Wales
Level on pyramid1
Most championshipsPremierLeague.com

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. One of these, Swansea City, has played in the Premier League since the 2011–12 season. Cardiff City also played in the Premier League in the 2013–14 season.

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 in the 2017–18 season

Club
Position
in 2016–17
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 5th 1903–04 100 26 1920-21 13 2003–04
Bournemouthb th 2015-16 2015–16 0 n/a
Burnleyc 16th 1888–89 55 2016–17 2 1959–60
Chelseaa, b 1st 1907–08 83 26 1989–90 6 2016-17
Crystal Palacea 14th 1969–70 18 2013–14 0 n/a
Evertona, b, c 7th 1888–89 115 26 1954–55 9 1986–87
Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 2nd in the Championship 2008–09 5 5 2016–17 0 n/a
Leicester City 12th 1908–09 48 11 2014–15 1 2015–16
Liverpoola, b 4th 1894–95 103 26 1962–63 18 1989–90
Manchester Citya 3rd 1899–1900 89 21 2002–03 4 2013–14
Manchester Uniteda, b 6th 1892–93 93 26 1975–76 20 2012–13
Huddersfield Town 5th in the Championship 1902–03 61 15 2016–17 0 n/a
Southamptona 8th 1966–67 40 18 2012–13 0 n/a
Stoke Cityb, c 13th 1888–89 61 9 2008–09 0 n/a
Newcastle United 1st in the Championship 1890–91 86 16 2007–08 6 1935–36
Swansea Cityb, d 15th 1981–82 7 5 2011–12 0 n/a
Tottenham Hotspura, b 2nd 1909–10 83 26 1978–79 2 1960–61
Watford 17th 1982–83 10 2 2015–16 0 n/a
West Bromwich Albionc 10th 1888–89 80 11 2010–11 1 1919–20
West Ham United 11th 1923–24 59 21 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

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