English Premier League champions are Manchester United (1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11 and 2012–13), Chelsea (2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2014–15 and 2016–17), Arsenal (1997–98, 2001–02 and 2003–04), Manchester City (2011–12 and 2013–14), Blackburn Rovers (1994–95) and Leicester City (2015–16).
Premier League, reputedly known as the EPL, is the most prestigious and most viewed football league in the whole world. It is not only the most prominent league but also the highest earning league in football in terms of revenue and team’s earning. Many great players and legendary managers jewelled this league since its inception where many youngsters are now having their dream to make a debut in this auspicious football tournament. Premier league has seen several champions who are undoubtedly among the biggest clubs in the world like Manchester United and Arsenal, but teams like Leicester City also marked their presence in the league after they became the champion in season 2015-16. Whoever the trophy holder is, English Premier League champions have always marked their presence in the world football. So let’s dive into the history and stats of premier league champions till date.
English Premier League champions
Where a total of 47 clubs have participated in the Premier League since its beginning in 1992, the world has seen just 6 clubs to hold the trophy. The champion teams are Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers and the unexpected and recent inductee Leicester City. While being one the best clubs in the whole world, teams like Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are yet to hold the prestigious cup. The history, facts and stats have already been discussed in our Premier League wiki segment, but now let’s take a look at the English Premier League Winners year by year.
Premier League Season 1992–93 – Manchester United
The inaugural season of the English Premier League has begun on 15th August 1992 with 22 football clubs. Manchester United under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson and the captaincy of Bryan Robson won the league with a 10-point margin against the runners-up Aston Villa. Manchester United played 42 games that season and scored a total of 84 points with 24 wins, 12 draws and 6 losses. ManU has scored 67 goals and conceded 31 in the season of 1992-93.
Premier League Season 1993–94 – Manchester United
1993–94 season of EPL again saw Manchester United ahead of other clubs and again became the winner for a straight two year. Ferguson again showed his magic and the team led by Bryan Robson won the league 8 points ahead of the runners-up Blackburn Rovers. ManU has scored 92 points while playing 42 matches with 27 wins, 11 draws and 4 losses that season. The most prestigious premier league champions, Manchester United, scored a total of 80 goals that season while conceding just 38.
Premier League Season 1994–95 – Blackburn Rovers
After a marvellous run in the season 93-94 while earning the second position in the league, Blackburn Rovers became the Premier League champion for the first and only time in 1994–95 under the coaching of Kenny Dalglish. Tim Sherwood proved him as an excellent captain while making his club the winner 1 point ahead of the runners-up Manchester United. After playing 42 matches that season, Rovers had scored 89 points with 27 wins, 8 draws and 7 losses. They scored a total of 80 goals that season where 39 goals have scored against them.
Premier League Season 1995–96 – Manchester United
Manchester United regained their glory under Sir Ferguson and became the winner of 1995–96 season with a 4 point margin against the runners-up Newcastle United. Under Steve Bruce’s captaincy, they have earned a total of 82 points in 38 games while winning 25 of them and had 7 draws and 6 losses in their bag. They have scored 73 goals that season while conceding 35.
Premier League Season 1996–97 – Manchester United
United again became the champion in EPL season 1996–97 while having one of the highest scorers of premier league Eric Cantona as their captain and Alex Ferguson as the manager. They have scored 7 more points in the league that season than the runners-up Newcastle United. After playing 38 games, they scored a total of 76 goals while conceding just 44. Manchester United bagged 75 points that season with 21 wins, 12 draws and 5 losses.
Premier League Season 1997–98 – Arsenal
Arsenal became the EPL champion for the first time in the 1997-98 season while beating the dominating club Manchester United. They, under the guidance of Arsène Wenger and captaincy of Tony Adams, defeated ManU that season with just 1 point while scoring a total of 78 points that season. Arsenal inducted into the hall of English Premier League champions while scoring 68 goals in 38 matches in season 97-98. They won a total of 23 matches and had 9 draws and 6 losses in that season.
Premier League Season 1998–99 – Manchester United
Manchester United regained the cup again on season 1998–99 under Roy Keane’s captaincy and Alex Ferguson’s managerial power. They won the league with just 1 point ahead of the runners-up Arsenal. Manchester earned a total of 79 points that season with 22 wins, 13 draws and just 3 wins. While playing 38 matches the team scored 80 total goals and conceded 37.
Premier League Season 1999–2000 – Manchester United
United maintained their top position and became the Premier League winner for the sixth time under Ferguson. They scored a total of 91 points that season under Roy Keane’s captaincy while winning the cup 18 points ahead of the runners-up Arsenal. Manchester United bagged 28 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses that season while scoring a total of 97 goals. Just 45 goals had scored against them the EPL season 1990-2000.
Premier League Season 2000–01 – Manchester United
Manchester United became the champion of the premier league third time in a row in the 2000-01 season. Ferguson’s awesome managerial skill along with Roy Keane’s captaincy proved them the best in England. They won the title 10 points ahead of the runners-up Arsenal while scoring a total of 80 points that season. They had 24 wins, 8 draws and 6 losses while scoring 79 goals and conceding just 31.
Premier League Season 2001–02 – Arsenal
One of the most prominent English Premier League champions, Arsenal, won the EPL for the second time in 2001–02 season under the guidance of legendary manager Arsène Wenger. As the captain of the team, Tony Adams, won the cup 7 points ahead of Liverpool who was the runners-up of that season of EPL. Arsenal made a total of 87 points in 38 matches with 28 wins, 9 draws and 3 losses. They scored a total of 79 goals that season and 36 goals were scored against them.
Premier League Season 2002–03 – Manchester United
Manchester United, the most prominent English Premier League champions, again maintained their top position in the league in 2002-03 season. Roy Keane became the first captain ever to achieve 4 premier league titles and Alex Ferguson proved himself as the most successful football manager that season. Manchester 83 points that season while winning the league 5 points ahead of the second position holder Arsenal. With 25 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses in total, Manchester United 74 goals that season while conceding 34.
Premier League Season 2003–04 – Arsenal
Arsenal, the excellent premier league champions of modern times, secured the cup for the third time in 2003-04 season. The invincible manager Arsène Wenger and the new captain Patrick Vieira put the team 11 points ahead of the runners-up Chelsea while scoring a total of 90 points that season. They ended the season with 26 wins, 12 draws and without any losses that season. The team scored a total of 73 goals and conceded just 36 goals.
Premier League Season 2004–05 – Chelsea
Chelsea, one the dominant premier league champions, became the winner of the league for the first time in 2004–05 EPL season. José Mourinho proved him the best manager of EPL and John Terry led the team well to secure the top position 12 points ahead of the runners-up Arsenal. The team had 29 wins, 8 draws and just 1 loss that season after playing 38 games. A total of 72 goals were scored by them while just a record-low 15 goals were scored against them.
Premier League Season 2005–06 – Chelsea
Chelsea proved them the best again for two consecutive years and again became the champions of Premier League with 91 points in 2005–06 season. The partnership of José Mourinho as the manager and John Terry as the captain placed the team at the top spot of the league 8 points ahead of Manchester United. Chelsea played a total of 38 matches while winning 29 of them, and with 4 draws and 5 losses. They scored 72 total goals and conceded just 22.
Premier League Season 2006–07 – Manchester United
One of the most prestigious premier league champions, Manchester United, again set them as the leader of EPL in 2006–07 season. New captain Gary Neville led the team well under the guidance of Alex Ferguson while securing the top position 6 points ahead of the runners-up club Chelsea. Manchester United bagged a total of 89 points that season with 28 wins, 5 draws and losses each. They scored 83 total goals and 27 goals were scored against them.
Premier League Season 2007–08 – Manchester United
Manchester United won the league for the 10th time under Ferguson’s managerial skill. Gary Neville, as the captain of the team, had put the team in the top spot with 87 points, 2 points ahead of the runners-up Chelsea. The team won 27 matches and faced 6 draws and 5 losses that season. United scored a total of 80 goals where just 22 goals were scored against them by the opponents.
Premier League Season 2008–09 – Manchester United
Manchester United became the Premier League champions third time in a row in 2008–09 season of EPL. Captain Gary Neville achieved the feat of three consecutive Premier League wins and Ferguson officially became the most successful manager of EPL. The team made 89 points while playing 38 matches and finished in the first place 4 points ahead of the runners-up Liverpool. Manchester won 28 matches and faced 6 draws and 4 losses that season.
Premier League Season 2009–10 – Chelsea
Chelsea became one of the most successful Premier League champions in 2009–10 season after winning the third EPL club under their name. Legendary manager Carlo Ancelotti’s tactics and John Terry’s marvellous captaincy put the team 1 points ahead of the runners-up Manchester United. Chelsea scored 86 points that season with 27 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses. They scored a record 103 total goals while conceding just 32 goals.
Premier League Season 2010–11 – Manchester United
Manchester United showed their stardom and again became the premier league champion this season under Gary Neville’s captaincy. They scored 80 points in 38 league matches and finished 9 points ahead of the second-place holder Chelsea. The team had 23 wins, 11 draws and 4 losses that season under Alex Ferguson as the manager. Manchester United scored a total of 78 goals and conceded 37 goals on that season of Premier League.
Premier League Season 2011–12 – Manchester City
Manchester City won the EPL title for the first time in 2011–12 and inducted in the list of Premier League champions. Roberto Mancini displayed in awesome tactics while Vincent Kompany led the team well on the field as the captain, and the combination secured the team’s first place at the league. Manchester City scored a total of 89 points with 28 wins, 5 draws and losses each. They scored 93 goals that season and won the cup with more goal difference than the runners-up Manchester United.
Premier League Season 2012–13 – Manchester United
Manchester United most recently became the Premier League champion on 2012–13 season. They achieved their 13th Premier League title under the new captain Nemanja Vidić. The team finished 11 points ahead of the second-place holder Manchester City while scoring a total of 89 points that season. United’s season was marked with 28 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses, and they scored a total of 86 goals.
Premier League Season 2013–14 – Manchester City
Manchester City, one of the marvellous Premier League champions, took home their second Premier League title in 2013-15 EPL season. Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini took the charge of the team and Vincent Kompany put his effort on the field to place his team 2 points ahead of the runners-up Liverpool. City scored a total of 86 points with 27 wins, 5 draws and just 6 losses. They had conceded just 37 goals while scoring 102 goals in total.
Premier League Season 2014–15 – Chelsea
Chelsea’s fourth Premier League title came in the 2014–15 season. The awesome combination of Coach José Mourinho and captain John Terry secured the team’s first place on league 8 points ahead of the second-place holder Manchester City. Chelsea won 26 matches out of 38 and faced just 9 draws and 3 losses. They scored a total of 73 goals that season while just 32 goals were scored against them.
Premier League Season 2015–16 – Leicester City
After being at the bottom of the league for several years, Leicester City surprisingly played very well in the 2015–16 EPL season and secured their name among the English premier league champions. They, under the guidance of Italian coach Claudio Ranieri and the captaincy of Jamaican superstar Wes Morgan, finished the league at the top place 10 points ahead of the runner-up Arsenal. Leicester City won 23 matches and faced just 12 draws and 3 losses. The marvellous team secured their top spot while scoring 68 goals on that season.
Premier League Season 2016–17 – Chelsea
The most recent Premier League champion was Chelsea who secured their top place in the last EPL season of 2016-17. Italian coach Antonio Conte did a splendid job with the team and helped the club to secure their top spot 7 points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea secured their fifth Premier League title with 93 points in total with 30 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses. They have scored a whopping 85 goals last season under the captaincy of John Terry.
We are on the verge of a fresh start of Premier League football season 2017-18 where all the fans are expecting to witness some power-packed performances by their favourite teams. Big clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal will try their best to secure the top spot while Tottenham Hotspur will surely put some extra effort to pick up the prestigious cup. And who knows if this is the season when Liverpool will be inducted among the English Premier League Champions group? And fans are also hoping to see some famous runs by not-so-famous-team like Leicester City. As the whole football world, we also hope to see a marvellous EPL season this year along with a spectacular Premier League Champion. Let’s hope for the best and don’t forget to cast your opinion in the comment box below.