Premier League

English men's association football top league
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The Premier League, commonly known as the English Premier League, or the EPL (formerly called the Barclays Premier League due to sponsorship reasons and before 2007 the Premiership) is the top tier of English football. 20 teams compete in the Premier League each season, which is usually played between August and May. Each season, 38 games are played (playing all 19 other teams home and away). For historic reasons, a few clubs from Wales also compete in the English football system.

Premier League
Founded20 February 1992; 32 years ago (1992-02-20)
Number of teams20
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toEFL Championship
Domestic cup(s)FA Cup
FA Community Shield
League cup(s)EFL Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Europa Confrence League
Current championsManchester City (7th title)
Most championshipsManchester United
(13 titles)
Most appearancesGareth Barry (653)
Top goalscorerAlan Shearer (260)
TV partnersSky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon (live matches)
Sky Sports, BBC Sport (highlights)
NBCSN (USA only)
List of international broadcasters
Current: 2023–24 Premier League

The competition started in 1992, after 22 clubs from the Football League First Division decided to break away from The Football League (now the EFL). The Premier League has since become the world's most watched sporting league.[1] It is the world's most lucrative football league, with combined club revenues of £1.93 billion ($3.15bn) in 2007–08.[2] It is also ranked second by UEFA's Association Ranking, behind La Liga.

Current clubs

As of the 2023–24 season
Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Stadium Capacity[3]
Arsenal London (Holloway) Emirates Stadium 60,704
Aston Villa Birmingham Villa Park 42,530
Bournemouth Bournemouth Vitality Stadium 11,307
Brentford London (Brentford) Gtech Community Stadium 17,250
Brighton & Hove Albion Falmer American Express Stadium 31,876
Burnley Burnley Turf Moor 21,944[4]
Chelsea London (Fulham) Stamford Bridge 40,173
Crystal Palace London (Selhurst) Selhurst Park 25,486
Everton Liverpool (Walton) Goodison Park 39,414
Fulham London (Fulham) Craven Cottage 24,500
Liverpool Liverpool (Anfield) Anfield 61,276
Luton Town Luton Kenilworth Road 11,500[5]
Manchester City Manchester Etihad Stadium 53,400
Manchester United Trafford Old Trafford 74,031
Newcastle United Newcastle upon Tyne St James' Park 52,257
Nottingham Forest West Bridgford City Ground 30,404
Doncaster rovers Doncaster keepmoat stadium 32,050
Tottenham Hotspur London (Tottenham) Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 62,850
West Ham United London (Stratford) London Stadium 62,500
Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton Molineux Stadium 31,750
Premier League clubs
As of 2023/2024
Location map of English clubs in the 2023–24 Premier League
Clubs in London
Location map of clubs in the 2023–24 Premier League in Greater London
Clubs in Manchester
Location map of clubs in the 2023–24 Premier League in Greater Manchester
Clubs in Liverpool
Location map of clubs in the 2023–24 Premier League in Greater Liverpool


Season Champions Runner-up Third place
1992–93 Manchester United Aston Villa Norwich City
1993–94 Manchester United Blackburn Rovers Newcastle United
1994–95 Blackburn Rovers Manchester United Nottingham Forest
1995–96 Manchester United Newcastle United Liverpool
1996–97 Manchester United Newcastle United Arsenal
1997–98 Arsenal Manchester United Liverpool
1998–99 Manchester United Arsenal Chelsea
1999–00 Manchester United Arsenal Leeds United
2000–01 Manchester United Arsenal Liverpool
2001–02 Arsenal Liverpool Manchester United
2002–03 Manchester United Arsenal Newcastle United
2003–04 Arsenal Chelsea Manchester United
2004–05 Chelsea Arsenal Manchester United
2005–06 Chelsea Manchester United Liverpool
2006–07 Manchester United Chelsea Liverpool
2007–08 Manchester United Chelsea Arsenal
2008–09 Manchester United Liverpool Chelsea
2009–10 Chelsea Manchester United Arsenal
2010–11 Manchester United Chelsea Manchester City
2011–12 Manchester City Manchester United Arsenal
2012–13 Manchester United Manchester City Chelsea
2013–14 Manchester City Liverpool Chelsea
2014–15 Chelsea Manchester City Arsenal
2015–16 Leicester City Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur
2016–17 Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City
2017–18 Manchester City Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur
2018–19 Manchester City Liverpool Chelsea
2019–20 Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United
2020–21 Manchester City Manchester United Liverpool



Assistant Referees

  • Natalie Aspinall
  • Simon Bennett
  • Gary Beswick
  • Lee Betts
  • Stuart Burt
  • Darren Cann
  • Dan Cook
  • Neil Davies
  • Derek Eaton
  • Nick Greenhalgh
  • Constantine Hatzidakis
  • Adrian Holmes
  • Nick Hopton
  • Ian Hussin
  • Peter Kirkup
  • Scott Ledger
  • Harry Lennard
  • Simon Long
  • James Mainwaring
  • Sian Massey-Ellis
  • Steve Meredith
  • Adam Nunn
  • Marc Perry
  • Dan Robathan
  • Mark Scholes
  • Eddie Smart
  • Wade Smith
  • Richard West
  • Matthew Wilkes
  • Tim Wood

Dedicated video assistant referee


Mike Dean

Former referees


Graham Poll
Peter Walton
Mike Riley
Phil Dowd
Mike Jones
Mark Halsey
Uriah Rennie
Mark Clattenburg
Howard Webb
Keith Hackett
David Elleray
Paul Dirkin
Jeff Winter
Dermot Gallagher
Chris Foy
Lee Probert
Neil Swarbrick
Mike Dean
Jon Moss
Lee Mason

Former video assistant referees


Lee Mason


Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was the longest serving and most successful manager in Premier League history.

Current managers
Nat. Manager Club Appointed Time as manager
  Jürgen Klopp Liverpool 8 October 2015 8 years, 286 days
  Pep Guardiola Manchester City 1 July 2016 8 years, 19 days
  Thomas Frank Brentford 16 October 2018 5 years, 278 days
  Brendan Rodgers Leicester City 26 February 2019 5 years, 145 days
  David Moyes West Ham United 29 December 2019 4 years, 204 days
  Marco Silva Fulham 1 July 2021 3 years, 19 days
  Steve Cooper Nottingham Forest 21 September 2021 2 years, 303 days
  Antonio Conte Tottenham Hotspur 2 November 2021 2 years, 261 days
  Eddie Howe Newcastle United 8 November 2021 2 years, 255 days
  Erik ten Hag Manchester United 23 May 2022 2 years, 58 days
  Graham Potter Chelsea 8 September 2022 1 year, 316 days
  Roberto De Zerbi Brighton & Hove Albion 18 September 2022 1 year, 306 days
  Unai Emery Aston Villa 2 November 2022 1 year, 261 days
  Julen Lopetegui Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 November 2022 1 year, 249 days
  Gary O'Neil Bournemouth 27 November 2022 1 year, 236 days
  Sean Dyche Everton 30 January 2023 1 year, 172 days
  Juan Gracía Leeds United 21 February 2023 1 year, 150 days
  Ruben Selles Southampton 24 February 2023 1 year, 147 days
  Paddy McCarthy (interim) Crystal Palace 17 March 2023 1 year, 125 days


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  2. "Premier League revenues near £2bn". BBC. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2009.
  3. "Premier League Handbook Season 2023–24" (PDF). Premier League. Retrieved 1 September 2023.
  4. "Burnley Official Stadium Capacity". Retrieved 21 December 2023.
  5. Bryant, Toby (1 September 2023). "When will Luton Town leave Kenilworth Road? New stadium plans and current Luton ground capacity explained". Luton Today. Retrieved 2 September 2023.