Tuesday, November 25, 2014


1. In may of 1992 the teams of the Football League Division all resigned and formed the "super league" that would become the Premier League as we know it.

2. The first goal in the history of the Premium League was scored by Brian Deane for Sheffield United.

3. The first tournament of the premiership league was played on the fifteenth of August in the year 1992.On the first day of the league, nine matches were played.

4. The first live premier match was played at the City Ground Stadium. The man who scored the only goal was Teddy Sherigham. He was the top scorer of the championship.

5. The league has been renamed four times in 20 years. The league's official name is constantly changing. First it was the FA Carling Premiership.

In 2001 it became the Barclay-card Premiership.
In 2004 it became the Barclay's Premiership.
And in 2007 it became the Barclay's Premier League.
For most, it's just the English Premier League, or the Premiership.

6. During the season 2005-2006, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the thousandth goal, for Manchester United.

7. Arsene Wenger, six, Alex Ferguson, Josh Mournho, Kenny Daglish and Carlo Ancelotti are the managers of the English Premier League, who have contributed to the success of the league. Till date none of the English managers have won the league.

8. Americans are the majority stakeholders in five EPL teams –Arsenal, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Sunderland.English fan have often protested against these owners. The most famous example was the "Green and Gold" protest staged by Manchester United supporters who were angry about the ownership tactics of the Glazer family.

9. Since Blackburn won the league in 1994-95, only Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal have taken home Primer League titles.

10. Spurned by a massive TV rights deals and the most expensive ticket prices in the world, EPL revenue topped $2.8 billion in 2010-11, according to Deloitte. The league earns $2.3 billion in OVERSEAS television rights alone. The EPL is widely popular overseas, especially in Asia.
In addition to the league $2.9 billion domestic TV deal, the EPL negotiated contracts with networks all over the world to broadcast its game lives. Those contracts amount to a cool $2.3 billion.

11. Despite the massive revenue, EPL teams lost nearly $800 million in 2009-10. Deloitte estimates that inflated layer salaries have a lot to do with this. 67% of that $2.8 billion revenue went to player wages, whereas only 51% of the revenue generated by the German Bundesliga went to player wages.

12. Teams spend an average of $115 million per year on player salaries. Chelsea has the biggest salary figure at about $286 million. That’s $90 million more than the New York Yankees spend on player.

13. Just seven clubs have participated in all 20 EPL seasons. The Premier league has a relegation/promotion system.That means that the three teams at the bottom of the standing each year are forced to play in the English second division  (The "Championship" division) the next year.
The top three teams from the Championship are then promoted to the next years Premiership.
Only Arsenal, Aston villa, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham have never been relegated. 

14. 45 different clubs have spent at least one season in the EPL. In all, 45 teams have played in the highest level of English soccer. Five of those teams survived just one season. Seventeen teams have 10 or more total seasons in the EPL.

15. About 63% of EPL players are not British. British players are still prominent because of the UEFA homegrown player rules, but the league attracts the worlds best players, regardless of nationality. Biggest number, of course, is about fans. 6,903,030 fans attended Primer league matches on season 2011/12.Most interesting fact is number of goals. Players were celebrating 566 times in 200 matches, what makes an average of 2,83 goals per match. 150 wins and 50 draws means that English clubs earned total of 500 points.




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