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The Premier League is an English professional league for men's association football clubs. It is commonly referred to as the English Premier League (EPL).

English premiership started on 15th august 1992. In the same year, the first African player Peter Ndlovu joined the league for Coventry. The league held its first season in 1992–93 and was originally composed of 22 clubs. The first ever Premier League goal was scored by Brian Deane of Sheffield United in a 2–1 win against Manchester United.

In 1995, the number of clubs was reduced to 20. Besides English clubs, some of the Welsh clubs can also qualify to play. These 20 member clubs are the owners of the Premier League that is operated as a corporation. Each club is a shareholder, with one vote each on issues such as rule changes and contracts.

The clubs elect a chairman, chief executive, and board of directors to oversee the daily operations of the league. The current chairman is Sir Dave Richards, who was appointed in April 1999, and the chief executive is Richard Scudamore, appointed in November 1999.

During the course of a season (from August to May), these 20 clubs play twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 38 games. Teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw and no points for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, then goal difference, and then goals scored.

The main current sponsor of the Premier League is Barclays Bank. Thus it is officially known as the Barclays Premier League.

Television money had always been important. 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. For example, from 2013, the league generates €2.2 billion per year in domestic and international television rights.

The Premier League clubs are considered to be among the richest in the world. Seven clubs have been members of the Premier League for every season since its inception: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur.

In the first Premier League season the average player wage was £75,000 (about N20 million) per year; in 2008–09 it was £1.1 million (about N290 million).

Since 1888, a total of 23 clubs have been crowned champions of the English football system. Manchester United have been the most successful team, winning 13 titles. The current champions are Manchester City, who won the title in 2013–14.

Most Premiership appearances was made by Ryan Giggs: 632 and counting. Chelsea lead yellow card charts with over 1200 bookings.

Around 63% of the league’s players are non-British players.

Harry Kane proves he is the best striker in the world with top class showing against Liverpool

Harry Kane proves he is the best striker in the world with top class showing against Liverpool

Harry Kane proves he is the best striker in the world with top class showing against Liverpool
Manchester United youngster signs new long deal

Manchester United youngster signs new long deal

Manchester United teenage midfielder Scott McTominay signs a new deal with the club until June 2021, with the option to extend for a further year.....

Manchester United youngster signs new long deal
UPDATED: Fan who appeared to have thrown a punch at Lyon's keeper has been banned for life

UPDATED: Fan who appeared to have thrown a punch at Lyon's keeper has been banned for life

English side Everton could face a heavy Uefa disciplinary action after a brawl between Ronald Koeman’s side and the Lyon players in Thursday’s 2-1 Europa League

UPDATED: Fan who appeared to have thrown a punch at Lyon's keeper has been banned for life
Barcelona star deals Arsenal and Chelsea major blow as he decides on his future

Barcelona star deals Arsenal and Chelsea major blow as he decides on his future

Barcelona midfielder has no intention of leaving the Catalan club, that is according to the midfielder's father,Mazinho,who insists his son is happy where he is

Barcelona star deals Arsenal and Chelsea major blow as he decides on his future
Chelsea slam Nigeria over Victor Moses' injury

Chelsea slam Nigeria over Victor Moses' injury

Chelsea have accused the Super Eagles of Nigeria for the hamstring injury picked up by Victor Moses in their 1-2 loss to Crystal Palace last weekend........

Chelsea slam Nigeria over Victor Moses' injury
The unwanted record of Jose Mourinho against big teams that Manchester United fans won't want to see

The unwanted record of Jose Mourinho against big teams that Manchester United fans won't want to see

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is no doubt one of the best managers in the game, winning big trophies in every club he is has managed in his career

The unwanted record of Jose Mourinho against big teams that Manchester United fans won't want to see
Antonio Conte reveals why Chelsea suffered embarrassing loss to Crystal Palace

Antonio Conte reveals why Chelsea suffered embarrassing loss to Crystal Palace

Antonio Conte launched a furious attack on his Chelsea flops after their shock 2 - 1 away defeat at rock-bottom Crystal Palace on Saturday, October 14.

Antonio Conte reveals why Chelsea suffered embarrassing loss to Crystal Palace
Liverpool vs Manchester United: Preview, latest team news, likely line-ups

Liverpool vs Manchester United: Preview, latest team news, likely line-ups

José Mourinho is well equipped to exploit Liverpool’s defensive weaknesses with the power and counter-attacking style of his new-look Manchester United side.

Liverpool vs Manchester United: Preview, latest team news, likely line-ups
Antonio Conte reveals what he did to Chelsea star who criticized him on Instagram

Antonio Conte reveals what he did to Chelsea star who criticized him on Instagram

Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea star Charly Musonda to quit fooling around on social media and start working on being good enough to be a star for the club.

Antonio Conte reveals what he did to Chelsea star who criticized him on Instagram
Pep Guardiola beats Mourinho, Kloop to win prestigious managers award

Pep Guardiola beats Mourinho, Kloop to win prestigious managers award

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has won the award for the prestigious Barclay Premier League manager of the month award for the month of September.

Pep Guardiola beats Mourinho, Kloop to win prestigious managers award
Valencia's goal against Everton named Goal of the month for September as Kane, Guardiola win big

Valencia's goal against Everton named Goal of the month for September as Kane, Guardiola win big

Antonio Valencia's wonder goal against Everton has won the Ecuadorian wing-back the award for the Premier League best goal for the month of September.

Valencia's goal against Everton named Goal of the month for September as Kane, Guardiola win big
See the winners of Premier League award for manager, goal and player of the month as leaked document surfaces (photos)

See the winners of Premier League award for manager, goal and player of the month as leaked document surfaces (photos)

The winners of the English Premier League awards for player, goal and manager of the month for September have been anonymously leaked onto the internet.

See the winners of Premier League award for manager, goal and player of the month as leaked document surfaces (photos)
Portugal honours Jose Mourinho in the most amazing way in recognition of football achievements

Portugal honours Jose Mourinho in the most amazing way in recognition of football achievements

The former Rua da Saude road on the seafront in Setubal, Portugal has been renamed Avenida Jose Mourinho in houour of Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

Portugal honours Jose Mourinho in the most amazing way in recognition of football achievements
Barcelona fails to confirm entry into La Liga next season

Barcelona fails to confirm entry into La Liga next season

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club would have to discuss the possibility of leaving La Liga if Catalonia gained independence from Spain.

Barcelona fails to confirm entry into La Liga next season
Arsenal move up to 5th place with huge win over Brighton and Hove

Arsenal move up to 5th place with huge win over Brighton and Hove

Arsene Wenger men secured a much needed match day seven win when they beat newly promoted Brighton and Hove at the Emirates in their Premier League clash.

Arsenal move up to 5th place with huge win over Brighton and Hove
Mata, Fellaini send Manchester United top of Premier League after huge win over Crystal Palace

Mata, Fellaini send Manchester United top of Premier League after huge win over Crystal Palace

Two first half goals from Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini helped Man United secure a win over Crystal Palace who are still winless and goalless in the league.

Mata, Fellaini send Manchester United top of Premier League after huge win over Crystal Palace
Chelsea vs Man City: All you need to know including team news, likely line-ups, kick off time

Chelsea vs Man City: All you need to know including team news, likely line-ups, kick off time

First place and third place clash when Pep Guardiola's Man City travel to face Antonio Conte's Chelsea at Stamford Bridge for their Premier League clash.

Chelsea vs Man City: All you need to know including team news, likely line-ups, kick off time
Barcelona to play in the Premier League next season if this happens

Barcelona to play in the Premier League next season if this happens

Barcelona could come and play in the Premier League if Sunday's referendum on Catalan independence is passed, the region's sports minister has claimed.

Barcelona to play in the Premier League next season if this happens
Legend! Gareth Barry breaks Premier League appearance record

Legend! Gareth Barry breaks Premier League appearance record

Englishman Gareth Barry set a new Premier League appearance record after starting for West Bromwich Albion at Arsenal on Monday night for his 633rd appearance.

Legend! Gareth Barry breaks Premier League appearance record
5 star matches guaranteed to keep you entertained this weekend in Europe

5 star matches guaranteed to keep you entertained this weekend in Europe

The weekend is upon us, and as usual we should be expecting mouthwatering fixtures, that should keep us entertained, these are our top five pick for the weekend

5 star matches guaranteed to keep you entertained this weekend in Europe
Antonio Valencia scores goal of the season contender as Man Utd spoil Wayne Rooney's Old Trafford return

Antonio Valencia scores goal of the season contender as Man Utd spoil Wayne Rooney's Old Trafford return

Three goals in the last ten minutes helped Jose Mournho's Manchester United to a 4 - 0 win over Everton in what was Wayne Rooney's return to Old Trafford.

Antonio Valencia scores goal of the season contender as Man Utd spoil Wayne Rooney's Old Trafford return
David Luiz sees red as Arsenal fail to capitalize on 10-man Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

David Luiz sees red as Arsenal fail to capitalize on 10-man Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea and Arsenal played an entertaining goalless draw in their Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge as David Luiz saw red late on for a tackle.

David Luiz sees red as Arsenal fail to capitalize on 10-man Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Arsenal's key player set to miss Premier League clash against Chelsea

Arsenal's key player set to miss Premier League clash against Chelsea

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil looks set to miss his team’s clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday September 17 after missing the Gunners training...

Arsenal's key player set to miss Premier League clash against Chelsea
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