English Premier League Records – Stats and Facts

English Premier League Records is the summary of Most Title Winning Teams of Premier League, Players with Most Appearances in Premier League, Highest Scoring Players of Premier League, Players with most assist, Most clean sheets, Youngest players to score in EPL, best Performing Premier League clubs and also some other notable records.

Since its inception in 1992, Premier League never stopped to amaze the fans worldwide besides creating numerous records in world football. With its global influence, it has successfully drafted several amazing global talents to play for the English clubs. And after just 25 seasons, Premier League is now the most viewed league in the world of sports with million and millions of dedicated fans. Premier League created so many unbreakable records till now which is even unbelievable for other big leagues around the globe. Starting from highest transfer fees ever paid to the most successful football manager the world has ever seen, Premier League just has it all. Everyone now hopes that the new season of EPL 2017-18 will witness some marvellous records too. And to tribute the new season, let’s unwind the English Premier League Records.

English Premier League Records

Best English Premier League Records

Premier League Records Of All Time

Each Premier League seasons comes with a huge expectation from the fans which the league had always fulfilled. And in this year too, the league is expected to create so notable memories for the football fans which will be remembered throughout the history of the sport. The league has created so many records till date and here we sum up the most notable records and statistics for the Premier League fans.

Most Title Winning Teams of Premier League

Manchester United won most EPL Titles

Premier League Records for Most Title Wins

47 clubs have participated since the beginning of Premier League but the world has seen just 6 trophy holders till now. Manchester United is the most successful Premier League champions having 13 trophies under their name till now and surprisingly all of them came under the managerial skill of Sir Alex Ferguson. Besides the Big clubs, the most unpredicted winners of the EPL are Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City. Chelsea became the winner of the League in the last season of 2016-17 which is their 5th title till now. Reputed clubs like Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are yet to achieve the silverware.

Club No Of Trophies Winning Season
Manchester United

 

13 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13
Chelsea

 

5 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2014–15, 2016–17
Arsenal 3 1997–98, 2001–02, 2003–04
Manchester City

 

2 2011–12, 2013–14
Blackburn Rovers

 

1 1994–95
Leicester City 1 2015–16

Highest Scoring Players in Premier League

Alan Shearer is the highest goalscorer of EPL

Alan Shearer – Premier League Records for Most Goals

Alan Shearer, the all-time Premier League top scorer, holds the record for most goals in a 42-game season with his 34 goals for Blackburn Rovers in 1994–95 and most goals in a 38-game season with his 31 goals in 1995–96. He also holds the record for most goals scored in a calendar year with his 36 goals in 1995. Kevin Phillips holds the record for most goals scored in a debut season with 30 goals that he scored for Sunderland in 1999–2000 season. Thierry Henry scored at least 20 goals in 5 consecutive seasons which is a record in itself. Luis Suárez holds the record for most goals scored in a single calendar month with his 10 goals for Liverpool in December 2013.

Rank Player Club Goals Matches Goal Ratio
1 Alan Shearer Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United 260 441 0.59
2 Wayne Rooney Everton, Manchester United 198 460 0.43
3 Andy Cole Bristol City, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Birmingham City 187 414 0.45
4 Frank Lampard West Ham United, Swansea, Chelsea, Manchester City 177 609 0.29
5 Thierry Henry Arsenal 175 258 0.68
6 Robbie Fowler Liverpool, Leeds United, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers 163 379 0.43
7 Jermain Defoe West Ham United, Bournemouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland

 

158 468 0.34
8 Michael Owen Liverpool, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Stoke City 150 326 0.46
9 Les Ferdinand Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Leicester City 149 351 0.42
10 Teddy Sheringham Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, West Ham United 146 418 0.35

Players with Most Appearances in Premier League

Ryan Giggs holds the EPL record of most appearances

Ryan Giggs – Premier League Records for Most Appearances

Gary Speed was the first player to appear in 500 Premier League games which he accomplished while playing for Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers. He played his 500th match for Bolton against West Ham United on 9 December 2006. David James is the only goalkeeper to appear in more than 500 Premier League matches, the record which he made while playing for Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham United, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Bristol City.  The only foreign player to appear in more than 500 Premier League matches is Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer. Gareth Barry is the only active player with more than 500 matches under his name.

Rank Player Appearances Club
1 Ryan Giggs 632 Manchester United
2 Gareth Barry 628 Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton
3 Frank Lampard 609 West Ham United, Chelsea, Manchester City
4 David James 572 Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham United, Manchester City, Portsmouth
5 Gary Speed 535 Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers
6 Emile Heskey 516 Leicester City, Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa
7 Mark Schwarzer 514 Middlesbrough, Fulham, Chelsea, Leicester City
8 Jamie Carragher 508 Liverpool
9 Phil Neville 505 Manchester United, Everton
10 Steven Gerrard 504 Liverpool

Players with most assists in Premier League

Most Assists in EPL History

Premier League Records for Most Assists

Thierry Henry holds the record of most Premier League assists in a season with his 20 assists for Arsenal in season 2002–03. Mesut Özil assisted in 7 consecutive Premier League matches from 26 September to 21 November 2015 for Arsenal which is a record. 6 players have provided 4 assists each in a single Premier League matches, which are Dennis Bergkamp for Arsenal against Leicester City on 20th February 1999, José Antonio Reyes for Arsenal against Middlesbrough on 14th January 2006, Cesc Fàbregas for Arsenal against Blackburn Rovers on 4th October 2009, Emmanuel Adebayor for Tottenham Hotspur against Newcastle United on 11th February 2012, Santi Cazorla for Arsenal against Wigan Athletic on 14th May 2013 and Dušan Tadić for Southampton against Sunderland on 18th October 2014.

Rank Player Assists Club
1 Ryan Giggs 162 Manchester United
2 Cesc Fàbregas 107 Arsenal, Chelsea
3 Frank Lampard 102 West Ham United, Swansea, Chelsea, Manchester City
4 Wayne Rooney 101 Everton, Manchester United
5 Dennis Bergkamp 94 Arsenal
6 Steven Gerrard 92 Liverpool
7 David Beckham 80 Manchester United
8 Teddy Sheringham 76 Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, West Ham United
9 James Milner 75 Leeds United, Newcastle United,  Aston Villa, Manchester City, Liverpool
10 Thierry Henry 74 Arsenal

Most clean sheets in Premier League

Petr Čech holds the most clean sheets record

Petr Čech – Premier League Records for most clean sheets

The record of most clean sheets in a single Premier League season jointly holds by Petr Čech for Chelsea in 2004–05 season and Edwin van der Sar for one of the marvellous English Premier League winners, Manchester United, in 2008–09 season. Edwin van der Sar also holds the record of spending 14 games without conceding a goal for Manchester United on the same 2008–09 season. Peter Schmeichel (Everton), Brad Friedel (Charlton Athletic), Paul Robinson (Tottenham Hotspur), Tim Howard (Everton) and Asmir Begović (Stoke City) are the only 5 players to have scored in a Premier League match.

Rank Goalkeeper Clean Sheets Club
1 Petr Čech 190 Chelsea, Arsenal
2 David James 169 Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham United, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Bristol City
3 Mark Schwarzer 152 Bradford City, Middlesbrough, Fulham, Chelsea, Leicester City
4 David Seaman 142 Arsenal, Manchester City
5 Nigel Martyn 138 Crystal Palace, Leeds United, Everton
6 Pepe Reina 134 Liverpool
7 Edwin van der Sar 134 Fulham, Manchester United
8 Tim Howard 132 Manchester United, Everton
9 Brad Friedel 132 Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur
10 Peter Schmeichel 129 Manchester United, Aston Villa, Manchester City

Youngest players to score in Premier League

James Vaughan is the youngest goalscorer of EPL

James Vaughan – Premier League Records of Youngest Goalscorer

Andy Turner created the sensation on media when he scored his first goal for Tottenham Hotspur aged just 17 years and 166 days on the inaugural season of Premier League. Wayne Rooney became an instant superstar when he scored his debut goal for Everton on 19th October 2002 aged just 16 years and 364 days. James Vaughan became the current youngest debut scorer record holder which he created for Everton on 10th April 2005 against Crystal Palace at just the age of 16 years and 274 days.

Player First Goal on Age Team Opponent
James Vaughan 10th April 2005 16 years 274 days Everton Crystal Palace
James Milner 26th December 2002 16 years 360 days Leeds United Sunderland
Wayne Rooney 19th October 2002 16 years 364 days Everton Arsenal
Cesc Fabregas 25th August 2004 17 years 113 days Arsenal Blackburn Rovers
Michael Owen 6th May 1997 17 years 148 days Liverpool Wimbledon
Andy Turner 5th September 1992 17 years 166 days Tottenham Everton
Federico Macheda 5th April 2009 17 years 226 days Manchester United Aston Villa
Raheem Sterling 20th October 2012 17 years 312 days Liverpool Reading
Mikael Forssell 20-Feb-1999 17 years 335 days Chelsea Nottingham Forest
Danny Cadamarteri 20th September 1997 17 years 338 days Everton Barnsley

Most Performing Premier League teams

Manchester United is the most successful EPL team

Premier League Records of Most Successful Teams

As we already know Manchester United, is the 13-time cup holder of EPL. The team also holds the record for most points scored in Premier League History. They scored 2021 points with 604 wins till now. Liverpool is the most successful club that is yet to hold the Premier League trophy. The Reds scored 1677 points in total till now which is the fourth highest among the English teams. Aston Villa is the only successful team of Premier League that will not participate in the new season of 2017-18.

Rank Club Season Games Played Wins Draws Losses Total Points
1 Manchester United 25 962 604 209 149 2021
2 Arsenal 25 962 525 247 190 1822
3 Chelsea 25 962 516 241 205 1789
4 Liverpool 25 962 478 243 241 1677
5 Tottenham Hotspur 25 962 400 247 315 1447
6 Everton 25 962 349 277 336 1324
7 Aston Villa 24 924 316 275 333 1223
8 Newcastle United 22 844 322 217 305 1183
9 Manchester City 20 772 327 190 255 1171
10 West Ham United 21 806 265 209 332 1004

Other Notable Records

Premier League Records, Stats and Facts

Notable Premier League Records

• The first ever Premier League goal was scored by Brian Deane in a match for Sheffield United against Manchester United on 15 August 1992.

• Manchester United created the record of the biggest league-winning margin of 18 points after they scored a total point of 91 points in 1999-2000 season over the runners-up over Arsenal (73 points).

• Chelsea won 30 games out of 38 league matches in the last season of Premier League 2017-18 thus creating the record of most wins in a single EPL season.

• Arsenal won 14 league matches consecutively from 10th February 2002 to 24th August 2002 and created the record of most consecutive wins in Premier League.

• Arsenal won the Premier League without losing a single match in 2003–04 season. They scored 95 points the following season which is the record point scored in a single Premier League season.

• The Manchester United vs. Blackburn Rovers match on 31st March 2007 at Old Trafford was viewed by 76,069 fans on the ground which the record of highest Premier League attendance.

• Chelsea scored 103 goals in season 2009-10 which the record of most goals scored in a single season of Premier League.

• John Burridge created the record of being the oldest player to appear in Premier League when he participated in the Manchester City vs. Queens Park Rangers game on 14th May 1995 at the age of 43 years and 162 days.

• Sadio Mané scored a hat-trick for Southampton in 2 minutes 56 seconds against Aston Villa on 16th May 2015 which is the fastest Premier League hat-trick ever scored.

• Patrick Vieira, Duncan Ferguson and Richard Dunne were dismissed 8 times each which is the record of most red cards in Premier League.

The whole football world is now expecting that many of the records listed above will be taken over by new players or new teams. So let’s hope for the best in the new season of EPL 2017-18 and don’t forget to leave your valuable comments about English Premier League Records in the comment box below.