Premier League facts for kids
|Founded||20 February 1992|
|Number of teams||20|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||EFL Championship|
|Domestic cup(s)||FA Cup
FA Community Shield
|League cup(s)||EFL Cup|
|International cup(s)||UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
|Current champions||Manchester City (4th title)
|Most championships||Manchester United
|Most appearances||Gareth Barry (653)|
|Top goalscorer||Alan Shearer (260)|
|TV partners||Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon (live matches)
Sky Sports, BBC (highlights)
The Premier League ('The Premiership') (formerly called 'Barclays Premier League') is the top league competition for English football. It is above the English Football League (EFL). For historic reasons, a few clubs from Wales also compete in the English football system.
The competition started in 1992. 22 Clubs coming from the Football League First Division decided to break away from The Football League (now the EFL), 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 topic the Premier League is ahead of Spain's La Liga and Italy's Serie A.
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