The History of English Premier League (1992 – 2017)


The FA Premier League was founded in 1992 succeeding the Football League First Division, which was founded in 1988. Premier League is the highest professional English league for football. The league size is 20 teams and 570 players, from which 370 of them are foreign players (64.9%) and the average age is 27.2 years. The league is ranked by UEFA in the 3rd position with 75.962 points and the total market value rise 4.97 billion euros.

The most successful clubs of English Premier League are:

Manchester United 1662 907 416 339 3137
Liverpool FC 1662 872 428 362 3044
Arsenal FC 1662 843 444 375 2973
Everton FC 1662 647 476 539 2417
Tottenham Hotspur 1662 661 415 544 2398


Manchester United has won also the most championships (20), followed by Liverpool with 18 titles and Arsenal with 13.

The most successful goal scorer of the league is Alan Shearer with 260, second is Wayne Rooney* with 200 goals, third is Andrew Cole with 187, fourth Frank Lampard with 177 goals and fifth is Thierry Henry with 175 goals. The top 5 record players are, first of all, Ryan Giggs at the top of the list with 632 matches, second is Gareth Barry with 628 matches, third is Frank Lampard with 609 matches, forth is David James with 572 appearances and fifth is Gary Speed with 535 matches. The most successful coaches are Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp.

The biggest victory recorded was Manchester United 9:0 Ipswich (March 4, 1995) and the game with most goals was Luton Town 7:4 Oxford United (February 6, 1988).

The biggest stadium is Old Trafford (Manchester United) with 75.643 seats and second biggest is Emirates Stadium (Arsenal) with 60.260 seats. The match with the highest number of spectators was Manchester United 4:1 Blackburn reaching 76.098 spectators (March 31, 2007). On the other hand the match with the lowest attendance was Wimbledon FC 1:3 Everton reaching 3.039 spectators (January 26 9, 1993).

Lastly, the most expensive transfer in the history of the Premier League was Paul Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United costing 105 million euros, the second most expensive was Gareth Bale from Tottenham to Real Madrid with 101 million euros, third is Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United to Real Madrid costing 94 million euros, the fourth was Luis Suarez from Liverpool to Barcelona with 81 million euros and fifth most expensive was Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid to Manchester United, a transfer move that cost 75 million euros.