English Premier League wiki consists of its brief history, year-by-year winners list, Financial Stats and Sponsors. The summary of Premier League records (Most Goals, Assists and much more) is also here to cherish for which will end with some unknown and crazy facts about the league.
The English Premier League, our beloved EPL, is on the verge of a fresh start of season 2017-18 where all the soccer fans around the world are now looking forward to having a blast with their favourite teams this season. The Red Devils, The Blues, The Gunners along with all the fan followers of other teams already started to buckle up their seat belts to cheer for their clubs. Where big teams like Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are practising hard to achieve their spot with the trophy, teams like Leicester City, the black horse of 2015-16 season, is also preparing to give their best. And here goes the English Premier League wiki to sum up all the excitements, history, data and stats to get going with the big expectation of the upcoming season. The EPL wiki is actually a cocktail of the legendary history with a pinch of unknown facts to give it a modern twist. So let’s get started.
English Premier League Wiki
The EPL, the top of the English football league system, is the primary football competition of England and Wales and is currently contested by 20 clubs. The league is estimated to be watched by around 4.7 billion people through television. Besides being the most watched football league, EPL is also the costliest and the highest earned league of the whole world. Premier League is currently generating nearly €2.2 billion per year with the television rights where teams were estimated to have earned nearly £2,400 million per season as the revenue. Not only that, the league also hosts the richest Premier League footballers who are among the top earners in the football world.
The amazing fact of English premier league is that, only 6 teams have got the chance to hold the cup since its inception in 1992 (Manchester United 13 times, Chelsea 5 times, Arsenal thrice, Manchester City twice, Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City once each) where 47 clubs have competed the league till now. Chelsea is the current champion of EPL as we all know the Blues secured their fifth EPL title in May 2017.
Brief History of English Premier League
The basic principles for the inauguration of FA Premier League, currently the Premier League, called ‘The Founder Members Agreement’ was signed on 17 July 1991 by the top clubs in England and Wales. FA Premier League was established on 27th May 1992 as a limited company having its headquarter in Lancaster Gate. The very first season of Premier League was inaugurated in 1992-93 where 22 teams had made their participation that year. The first ever EPL goal was scored by Brian Deane of Sheffield United club in a breathtaking match against Manchester United.
One of the most significant stats of EPL is that the league is majorly dominated by the “Big Four” consisting Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool. While talking about the domination by these four teams in the top four spots of the league almost every year till 2011, Former English football player Joseph Kevin Keegan once said: “This league is in danger of becoming one of the most boring but great leagues in the world.” But the modern age of EPL after 2011 has seen clubs like Manchester City and Tottenham broke the domination of the Big Four and marked their presence in the league, and who don’t know about the famous run by Leicester City in the 2015-16 season.
Most trophy holders of Premier League:
|Club||No Of Trophies||Year of Trophy|
|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|
The Premier League clubs held the UEFA Champions League trophy four times and secured the second spot five times since 1992. As a surprising recent fact, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. and Huddersfield Town A.F.C will participate in the upcoming Premier League season 2017-18 as the 48th and 49th inductee of the league. Hull City, Middlesbrough and Sunderland were relegated from the league and will not participate in the upcoming season.
Financial Stats of Premier League
In this part of the English Premier League wiki, we tried to make a gist of the whole financial facts of EPL. Barclays was the main title sponsor of the league from 1993 to 2016 after which The FA announced it would not collaborate any further for title sponsorship to maintain a clean image of the Premier League. The current official match ball supplier is Nike who had the contract with EPL since 2000. EPL was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its outstanding contribution to international business in 2010.
Premier League is currently holding the spot of highest revenue football league in the world while having nearly €2.48 billion as total club revenues. The English Premier League has some of the richest football clubs in the world while Deloitte listed seven Premier League clubs in their top 20 list of “Football Money League“. Recently Sky and BT paid a total of £5.136 billion as the renewal fee for their TV rights for the next three seasons till 2018-19, which also makes the league the highest earning league of the world in the category of Television rights.
Favourite Footballers and Managers of Premier League
Sir Alex Ferguson holds the record for being the longest-serving manager of EPL while coaching Manchester United straight 21 seasons since the inception of the league. The longest-serving current manager is Arsène Wenger who is in charge of Arsenal from 1996. Ryan Giggs holds the current most appearances record with his 632 match playing experience in the Premier League, and also holds the record for most Premier League trophy with his 13 titles for Manchester United. Alan Shearer holds the record of most English Premier League goals with 260, and also jointly holds the record for most goals scored in a season (34) with Andrew Cole. Thierry Henry holds the record of most Premier League Golden Boot with his 4 awards. Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur is the current golden boot holder of the premier league. Recently Paul Pogba’s transfer from Juventus to Manchester United made the record for highest transfer fees ever paid with £89 million.
Top Goal Scorers of English Premier League:
Crazy Facts of Premier League
In this segment of English Premier League Wiki, we tried to unfold some hidden and crazy side of EPL, like the fact of Mario Balotelli’s only premier league assist was for Sergio Aguero’s league-winning score against QPR. As a crazy fact to know, only three players scored a goal, provided one assist and scored one own-goal in EPL in a single match, do you know who are they? Amazingly it is Wayne Rooney, Gareth Bale and Kevin Davies. The highest goal scorer of Premier League Alan Shearer not only holds the record of most penalty scored (56) but also holds the record of most penalty misses (11) in the league.
Anyone will be surprised to know that a player scored in 47 different EPL matches without losing any; yes it’s the marvellous James Milner. And do you know only Gordan Strachan is the player to score a hat-trick in English Premier League born before 1960. You will be more surprised if we told you a club won 34 points from losing position which is also the same point they have earned in total in the time of their relegation seven years later. Do you know which club? Yes, it is Newcastle United. One of the interesting facts about the underdog of season 2015-16, Leicester City, is that they have spent around 140 days in the bottom of the English Premier League table without being relegated in the season 2014-15.
Footballers have an added advantage of header goals if they had more height than their fellow players, which is proven by the tallest man of EPL Peter Crouch. He has scored a total of 50 header goals in the league which is more than 16 teams playing the EPL. Not only the players but the managers also have some crazy records in the premier league, like Terry Connor who has been in the charge of 10 EPL games without winning any. The greatest manager at the theatre of dreams, Sir Alex Ferguson, who is not even from England, has won 12 Premier League titles.
Conclusion of English Premier League Wiki
As we all know, 380 matches of each season of the premier league give us the adrenalin rush like we never get anywhere else. The whole world is now looking forward to witness some marvellous matches of the upcoming season along with some breathtaking performances by the legends of the EPL such as Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba, Harry Kane, Zlatan Ibrahimović and many more. So keep your eyes on our site to get the English Premier League match highlights, predictions, fixtures and just everything about EPL. And don’t forget to let us know about anything else you want to add in this English Premier League Wiki in the comment box below. Happy reading!