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Heritage of the Premier League [1]

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.

1992/93
The competition is created as the Premier League , 22 teams battle in the first season . Sheffield United's Brian Deane scores the first goal on 15th August in a strategy that Manchester United go on to accomplish . Premier League property are 69 .6% full as well as season’s aggregate attendance is 9 .75m . Premier League turnover is £46m .

1993/94
Carling become the first Title Sponsors and the competition is called a the Carling Premiership . Manchester United turned into only the fourth team in the 20th hundred years to do the League and FA Cup double . Andy Cole scores a fast 34 goals for Newcastle United .

1994/95
Blackburn Rovers , managed by Kenny Dalglish , win the Championship on the final day of the season . Rovers striker Alan Shearer equates to Andy Cole's scoring record with 34 . It is the final time period with 22 teams – 4 are relegated and only two taken place from the Football League .

1995/96
Manchester United again complete a League and Cup double - and Eric Cantona is named Footballer of the Year . United also record the biggest ever Premier League victory , beating Ipswich Town 9-0 . Now at Newcastle United , Alan Shearer scores a record 31 goals for a 38-match season .

1996/97
On the opening day of the season Manchester United's David Beckham scores from the half-way line ; he goes on to win the Professional Footballers’ Association Young Player of the Year as United lift their fourth Premier League trophy . Arsenal appoint the little known Arsene Wenger as manager .

1997/98
Arsenal win the Premier League by a point from Manchester United , overhauling an 11-point lead in the process . Arsene Wenger becomes the first overseas manager to win the title in England . Arsenal become the fifth team 20th century team to do the League and FA Cup double .

1998/99
The Premier League Academy system is set up . Manchester United secure a unique 'treble' of League , FA Cup and UEFA Champions League . England gets three UEFA Champions League places . Premier League turnover rises to £281m .

1999/2000
Manchester United win the Premier League by a record 18 points , setting a new high of 97 goals scored in the process . A new record for total goals scored in a season is also created ( 1 ,060 ) . Sunderland’s Kevin Phillips becomes only the third player to score 30 goals or more in one season .

2000/01
Manchester United beat Arsenal into second for the third season in a row and Sir Alex Ferguson becomes the first manager to win three successive English titles . Ledley King scores the fastest goal in Premier League history ( 10 seconds ) . England gets four UEFA Champions League places .

2001/02
Barclaycard becomes the new league Title Sponsor . Arsenal complete a League and FA Cup double and score in every Premier League game . Premier League turnover now stands at £570m . All three promoted Clubs avoid relegation - Fulham , Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers .

2002/03
Manchester United go on an 18-match unbeaten run from Boxing Day , overhauling Arsenal's eight-point lead in the process to win their eighth Premier League title .

2003/04
The first biennial pre-season Asia Trophy takes place in Malaysia . Arsenal win the League , going through the entire season undefeated and earn the nickname ‘The Invincibles’ . Thierry Henry becomes the fourth player to score 30 goals in a Premier League season and Roman Abramovich takes over as owner of Chelsea .

2004/05
Barclays become the new Title Sponsor for the League . Jose Mourinho takes over as manager of Chelsea , who go on to win their first top flight title in 50 years with the most wins ( 29 ) and fewest goals conceded ( 15 ) in a season . Goalkeeper Petr Cech keeps a record 24 clean sheets .

2005/06
Chelsea retain the Premier League title and equal their own most wins in a season record ( 29 ) . Alan Shearer retires , having scored a record 260 goals . Arsenal leave Highbury for the Emirates Stadium and their striker Thierry Henry wins the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year award for a record third time .

2006/07
Manchester United become the third different Club to win the League in four seasons . Fulham's Moritz Volz scores the 15 ,000th Premier League goal . The Premier League attendance record is set when 76 ,098 watch Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford on 31 March 2007 .

2007/08
Premiership is dropped from the competition title and the Barclays Premier League is the new name for the English top-flight . The first all-English UEFA Champions League final takes place as Manchester United defeat Chelsea and the Premier League tops the UEFA Club Co-efficient for the first time . Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo is top scorer with 31 goals - in just 31 Premier League starts – tying Alan Shearer’s record for a 38-match season .

2008/09
Manchester United win their 11th Premier League and equal Liverpool's record of 18 top-flight titles . Premier League turnover is £1 .005bn , with £136m going to external good causes and solidarity payments .

2009/10
Chelsea reclaim the Premier League title from Manchester United for the first time since 2006 . The success caps an excellent first season for Chelsea manager Carlos Ancelotti , with his side scoring 103 goals – a new Premier League record – and winning The FA Cup .

2010/11
Manchester United win their 12th Premier League title and 19th overall . A new record of 1 ,063 goals scored is set in a 38-fixture season . On Saturday 5th February 2011 a record 41 goals are scored in one day , in only eight matches . Premier League grounds are 92 .2% full and the season’s attendance is 13 .4m . Premier League turnover stands at £1 .202bn , with more than £165m distributed outside of the League in solidarity , good causes and grassroots funding .

2011/12
With one of the final strikes of the season , Sergio Aguero secured Manchester City’s first ever Premier League title in a dramatic 3-2 victory over QPR as Manchester United finished second on goal difference . Chelsea also lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy for the first time , ensuring that England was top of the UEFA League coefficient for the fifth season in a row . Aston Villa midfielder Marc Albrighton scored the 20 ,000th Premier League goal against Arsenal in December . The 2011/12 season was voted the best one yet in the Premier League 20 Seasons Awards , with the league title , Champions League qualification places and relegation all decided on the final day .

2012 - 2013 Teams

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ARSENAL

Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Town: London
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ASTON VILLA

Stadium: Villa Park
Town: Birmingham
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CHELSEA

Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Town: London
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EVERTON

Stadium: Goodison Park
Town: Liverpool
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FULHAM

Stadium: Craven Cottage
Town: London
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LIVERPOOL

Stadium: Anfield
Town: Liverpool
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MANCHESTER CITY

Stadium: City of Manchester
Town: Manchester
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MANCHESTER UNITED

Stadium: Old Trafford
Town: Manchester
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NEWCASTLE UNITED

Stadium: St James' Park
Town: Newcastle
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NORWICH CITY

Stadium: Carrow Road
Town: Norwich
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QUEENS PARK RANGERS

Stadium: Loftus Road
Town: London
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READING

Stadium: Madejski Stadium
Town: Reading
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SOUTHAMPTON

Stadium: St Mary's Stadium
Town: Southampton
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STOKE CITY

Stadium: Britannia Stadium
Town: Stoke-on-Trent
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SUNDERLAND

Stadium: Stadium of Light
Town: Sunderland
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SWANSEA CITY

Stadium: Liberty Stadiu
Town: Swansea
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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Stadium: White Hart Lane
Town: London
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WEST BROMWICH

Stadium: The Hawthorns
Town: West Bromwich
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WEST HAM UNITED

Stadium: The Boleyn Ground
Town: London
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WIGAN ATHLETIC

Stadium: DW Stadium
Town: Wigan

 

Other Teams

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Accrington Stanley

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AFC Wimbledon

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Barnet

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Bradford City

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Barnsley

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Birmingham City

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Blackburn Rovers

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Blackpool

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Bolton Wanderers

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Brighton & Albion

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Bristol City

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Bristol Rovers

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Burnley

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Burton Albion

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Cardiff City

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Charlton Athletic

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Cheltenham

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Chesterfield

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Crystal Palace

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Dagenham

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Derby County

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Exeter City

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Fleetwood Town

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Gillingham

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Huddersfield Town

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Hull City

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Ipswich Town

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Leeds United

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Leicester City

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Middlesbrough

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Millwall

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Morecambe

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Northampton

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Nottingham Forest

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Oxford United

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Peterborough United

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Port Vale

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Rochdale

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Rotherham United

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Sheffield Wednesday

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Southend United

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Torquay United

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Watford

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Wycombe Wanderers

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Wolverhampton

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York City

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