• The Premier League is a league competition
for English football clubs at the top of the
English football league system.
• For historic reasons, a few clubs from Wales
compete in the English football system.
• The competition started as the FA Premier
League on 20 February 1992 after the decision
of clubs in the Football League First Division to
break away from The Football League.
• This was originally founded in 1888.
• The Premier League has since become the
world's most watched sporting league.
• It is the world's most lucrative football league,
with combined club revenues of £1.93 billion
($3.15bn) in 2007–08.
• It is also ranked first by UEFA.
• This rating is based on performances in European
competitions over the last five years.
• In this English Premier League is ahead of Spain's
La Liga and Italy's Serie A.
• A total of 45 clubs have competed in the
Premier League, but only five have won the
title: Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers,
Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester City.
• The Premier League is a corporation in which
the 20 member clubs act as shareholders.
• Seasons run from August to May, with teams
playing 38 matches each, totalling 380
matches in the season.
• Most games are played in the afternoons of
Saturdays and Sundays, the other games
during weekday evenings.
• It is currently sponsored by Barclays Bank and
thus officially known as the Barclays Premier
• Outside of England it is commonly referred to
as the English Premier League (EPL).
• This deal is worth £1 billion a year as of 2013–
14, with BSkyB and BT Group securing the
rights to broadcast 116 and 38 games
• The Premier League is the most-watched
football league in the world, broadcast in 212
territories to 643 million homes and a
potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people.
• In the 2010–11 season the average Premier
League match attendance was 35,363.
• The second highest of any professional
football league behind the German
Bundesliga, and stadium occupancy was
• Manchester United Football Club is an English
professional football club, based in Old
Trafford, Greater Manchester, that plays in the
Premier League. Founded as Newton Heath
LYR Football Club in 1878, the club changed its
name to Manchester United in 1902 and
moved to Old Trafford in 1910.
• Manchester United have won many trophies in
English football, including a record 20 League
titles, a record 11 FA Cups, four League Cups and
a record 20 FA Community Shields.
• The club has also won three European Cups, one
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, one UEFA Super Cup,
one Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club
• In 1998–99, the club won a continental treble of
the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA
Champions League, an unprecedented feat for an
• Alex Ferguson won 28 major honours, and 38
in total, from November 1986 to May 2013,
when he announced his retirement after 26
years at the club.
• Fellow Scot David Moyes was appointed as his
replacement on 9 May 2013.
• Manchester United is the third-richest football
club in the world for 2011–12 in terms of
revenue, with an annual revenue of €395.9
million, and the second most valuable club in
2013, valued at $3.165 billion.
• It is one of the most widely supported football
teams in the world.
• Arsenal Football Club is an English Premier
League football club based in Holloway, London.
• One of the most successful clubs in English
football, it has won 13 First Division and Premier
League titles and 10 FA Cups.
• Arsenal holds the record for the longest
uninterrupted period in the English top flight and
would be placed first in an aggregated league of
the entire 20th century.
• Arsenal was founded in 1886 in Woolwich and in
1893 became the first club from the south of
England to join the Football League.
• In 1913, it moved north across the city to Arsenal
Stadium in Highbury.
• In the 1930s the club won five League
Championship titles and two FA Cups.
• After a lean period in the post-war years it won
the League and FA Cup Double, in the 1970–71
season, and in the 1990s and first decade of the
21st century won two more Doubles and reached
the 2006 UEFA Champions League Finale.
• Chelsea F.C. is an English football club that plays
in England, starting in 1905.
• The club plays in the Premier League, and they
play at the Stamford Bridge Stadium in London.
• Chelsea's owner is Russian billionaire Roman
• Chelsea finished sixth in The Barclays Premier
League in the 2011–12 season, but won Europe's
club championship, the UEFA Champions League,
in the same season.
• In 2003 the Russian billionaire, Roman
Abramovich, purchased Chelsea and invested
lots of capital to employ new football players.
• He also employed Luiz Felipe Scolari, as the
manager of the club.
• Abramovich also employed Peter Kenyon as
the chief executive to be responsible for the
commercial strategies of the club.
• This made Chelsea more and more powerful,
and they won the Premier League in
• A third straight FA Premier League title slipped
through Chelsea's fingertips after their failure
to defeat Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium
meant that Manchester United had won their
ninth league title in fifteen tries.
• On September 20, 2007, the very successful
manager José Mourinho left the club by
• This exit came just days after a shockingly
poor performance which saw them barely
scrape out a 1-1 draw in a Champions League
tie against Norwegian side Rosenborg B.K.
• Following Mourinho's exit, Chelsea made Director
of Football Avram Grant the new manager of the
club, until May 2008.
• Grant took over with Chelsea trailing in the
Premier League "title race" behind Manchester
United and Arsenal, and managed to keep
Chelsea in the hunt for the league until the last
game of the season.
• He got Chelsea into the Champions League Final
for the first time as well as the Carling Cup Final.
• Chelsea's regular kit colours are royal blue
shirts and shorts with white socks.
• The club's crest has been changed several
times in attempts to re-brand the club and
modernise its image.
• The current crest, featuring a ceremonial lion
rampant regardant holding a staff, is a
modification of the one introduced in the
• The club has sustained the fifth highest
average all-time attendance in English
• Their average home gate for the 2012–13
season was 41,462, the sixth highest in the
• Liverpool Football Club is an English football
• They were created on March 15, 1892, and are
also known as The Reds.
• The club plays in the Premier League. The
stadium they play in is Anfield.
• The club is managed by Brendan Rodgers.
• The club is owned by John W Henry.
• Liverpool F.C. is one of the most successful
clubs in England and has won more European
trophies than any other English team with five
European Cups, three UEFA Cups and three
UEFA Super Cups.
• The club has also won eighteen League titles,
seven FA Cups and a record eight League Cups.
• Liverpool was founded in 1892 and joined the
Football League the following year.
• The club has played at Anfield since its
• The most successful period in Liverpool's
history was the 1970s and '80s when Bill
Shankly and Bob Paisley led the club to eleven
league titles and seven European trophies.
• The club's supporters have been involved in two
• The first was the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985
in which charging Liverpool fans caused a wall to
collapse, killing 39 Juventus supporters and
resulting in English clubs being banned from
European competitions for five years.
• In the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, 96 Liverpool
supporters lost their lives in a crush against
• Liverpool has long-standing rivalries with
neighbours Everton and with Manchester
• The team changed from red shirts and white
shorts to an all-red home strip in 1964.
• The club's anthem is "You'll Never Walk