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Premier League
Premier League Logo.svg
Founded 20 February 1992; 28 years ago (1992-02-20)
Country England
Confederation UEFA
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)
(2018–19)
Most championships Manchester United
(13 titles)
Most appearances Gareth Barry (653)
Top goalscorer Alan Shearer (260)
TV partners Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon (live matches)
Sky Sports, BBC (highlights)
Website premierleague.com

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.

Champions

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

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