The English premier league was founded on the 20th of February 1992. The Premier League is the highest placed league in England. The league is competed by Twenty teams. Every team in the league plays the other nineteen teams both home and away, taking the number of matches each team plays to 38.
The English league follows the same rules as other FIFA recognized competitions in terms of point allocation. Three points are allocated for a win, 1 point is given for a draw and none for a loss. The club with the most points is named champions. The four highest-ranked teams will qualify for the Lucrative UEFA Champions league, while the 5th and 6th highest teams will make it to the UEFA Europa League. The three lowest-ranked teams in the premier league are relegated to the championship, and the three highest-ranked teams in the championship will be promoted to take their place in the premier league.
The competition was formed when a couple of teams, known as the big five (made up by Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, and Everton), decided to break out from the football league to benefit from their games being aired on tv. After getting support from the FA, the Premier League was birthed. Before the inception of the English premier league, the football league it replaced was in disarray as the league was banned from European competitions. The league was far behind the Italian league and Spanish leagues in popularity, attendance, and overall revenue. The new league turned this around as the English league is now the league that generates the most revenue from Tv rights, attendance, and sponsorships.
English Premier League Records
Most titles: It has been 28 years since the English League was restructured to this new format, and Manchester United has won the title 13 times. Making them the greatest club in the competition, followed by Chelsea with five titles. Liverpool, who used to enjoy success in the former format, has struggled to lay their hands on the new title. They only managed to get their first one in the 2019/2020 season almost a decade after the inception of the premier league.
All-time top scorer: The top scorer in the history of the premier league is Alan Shearer. Alan Shearer established himself as the best striker to have ever played in the English league with Newcastle. He ended up scoring a total of 260 premier league goals playing for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, and Newcastle United. Only Wayne Rooney has come close with 208 goals. Only these two players have managed to hit the 200 goal mark.
Most appearances: Gareth Barry holds the record for the most appearances in the premier league. He stepped into the pitch for a premier league match a staggering 653 times while representing Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton, and West Bromwich Albion. Ryan Giggs and Frank Lampard follow closely with 632 and 609 appearances, respectively.
The English league has grown to become the most lucrative league globally as it is the most-watched league. Its huge audience has led to the influx of more sponsors and advertisers into the league.