The Barclays Premier League has now been contested for 20 seasons . On an annual basis over the last over twenty years the players , managers , Clubs and the League have pulled in numerous superb events and matches that explain to the story of a season.
The tournament founded as the FA Premier League on 20 February 1992 following the decision of clubs in the Football League First Division to split away from The Football League , that has been originally started in 1888 , and benefit from a prosperous television privileges contract . This deal will be worth £3 billion as of 2013–14 , with BSkyB and BT Group protecting the rights to broadcast 116 and 38 games respectively . The Premier League is the most-watched football league in the world , transmitted in 212 territories to 643 million houses . In the 2010–11 season the average Premier League match attendance was 35 ,363 , the 2nd highest of any professional football league excluding the German Bundesliga , and stadium occupancy was 92 .2% capacity . The Premier League rated first in the Union of European Football Associations ( UEFA ) coefficients of leagues according to performances in European tournaments over the last 5 years.
The Premier League is controlled as a business and is owned by the 20 member clubs . Each club is a shareholder , with one vote every on problems for example rule modifications and contracts . The clubs choose a chairman , key executive , and board of directors to supervise the every day operations of the league . The present president is Sir Dave Richards , who was selected in April 1999 , along with the chief executive is Richard Scudamore , selected in November 1999 . The previous chairman and chief executive , John Quinton and Peter Leaver , were compelled to resign in March 1999 after awarding consultancy agreements to former Sky executives Sam Chisholm and David Chance . The Football Association is not instantly involved in the day-to-day operations of the Premier League , but has veto potential as a special shareholder throughout the election of the president and chief executive so when new rules are adopted by the league.
The Premier League sends staff to UEFA's European Club Association , the variety of clubs and the clubs by themselves picked based on UEFA coefficients . For the 2010–11 period the Premier League had 10 representatives in the Association : Arsenal , Aston Villa , Chelsea , Everton , Fulham , Liverpool , Manchester City , Manchester United , Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur . The European Club Association is in charge of deciding upon three people to UEFA's Club Competitions Committee , which is involved with the procedures of UEFA competitions like the Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
2012 - 2013 Teams
ARSENALStadium: Emirates Stadium
ASTON VILLAStadium: Villa Park
CHELSEAStadium: Stamford Bridge
EVERTONStadium: Goodison Park
FULHAMStadium: Craven Cottage
MANCHESTER CITYStadium: City of Manchester
NEWCASTLE UNITEDStadium: St James' Park
NORWICH CITYStadium: Carrow Road
QUEENS PARK RANGERSStadium: Loftus Road
READINGStadium: Madejski Stadium
SOUTHAMPTONStadium: St Mary's Stadium
STOKE CITYStadium: Britannia Stadium
SUNDERLANDStadium: Stadium of Light
SWANSEA CITYStadium: Liberty Stadiu
TOTTENHAM HOTSPURStadium: White Hart Lane
WEST BROMWICHStadium: The Hawthorns
Town: West Bromwich
WEST HAM UNITEDStadium: The Boleyn Ground
WIGAN ATHLETICStadium: DW Stadium
Brighton & Albion
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