The History of Barclay’s Premier League

The 2016/17 season marked the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Premier League. So what are the origins of the top tier of English football?

In May 1992 the First Division Clubs resigned from the Football League, thus creating the Premier League.

 

The inaugural members of the Premier League were: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Coventry City, Crystal Palace, Everton, Ipswich Town, Leeds United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Oldham Athletic, Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield Utd, Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, and Wimbledon. There are now 20 teams in the Premier League.

Check out the Premier League Roll of Honour since its inception:

2016/17

Chelsea

2015/16

Leicester City

2014/15

Chelsea

2013/14

Manchester City

2012/13

Manchester United

2011/12

Manchester City

2010/11

Manchester United

2009/10

Chelsea

2008/09

Manchester United

2007/08

Manchester United

2006/07

Manchester United

2005/06

Chelsea

2004/05

Chelsea

2003/04

Arsenal

2002/03

Manchester United

2001/02

Arsenal

2000/01

Manchester United

1999/00

Manchester United

1998/99

Manchester United

1997/98

Arsenal

1996/97

Manchester United

1995/96

Manchester United

1994/95

Blackburn Rovers

1993/94

Manchester United

1992/93

Manchester United

 

The bottom three clubs are relegated at the end of each season and three promoted clubs from the Football League's Championship replace them.

Apart from the opening campaign in 1992/93, every season of the Premier League has had a title sponsor. From the 1993/94 season, England’s top flight was known as the FA Carling Premiership, before the sponsorship changed in 2001 to Barclaycard until 2004.

The title of the competition then changed to the FA Barclays Premiership, with this being amended to Barclays Premier League ahead of the 2007/08 campaign.

Season 2015/16 marked the final campaign of a title sponsor arrangement, with the competition name becoming Premier League from 2016/17.

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The History of Barclay’s Premier League