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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.

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

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

5 star matches guaranteed to keep you entertained this weekend in Europe
BREAKING: Premier League club sets new record, appoints oldest manager ever in the league

BREAKING: Premier League club sets new record, appoints oldest manager ever in the league

Premier League club Crystal Palace have appointed former England boss Roy Hodgson as manager after sacking Dutch legend Frank de Boer after 77 days...

BREAKING: Premier League club sets new record, appoints oldest manager ever in the league
Updated: Dutch legend becomes the first manager to be sacked in the Premier League after 77 days

Updated: Dutch legend becomes the first manager to be sacked in the Premier League after 77 days

Ajax and Netherland legend Frank de Boer has been sacked as Crystal Palace manager after losing his first four games in charge of the London club this season.

Updated: Dutch legend becomes the first manager to be sacked in the Premier League after 77 days
Chelsea in big trouble following travelling fans conducts at Leicester with Morata at the centre of 'drama'

Chelsea in big trouble following travelling fans conducts at Leicester with Morata at the centre of 'drama'

Chelsea could face punishment from the FA after their fans indulged in an offensive anti-Semitic chanting during their 2-1 away victory over Leicester.

Chelsea in big trouble following travelling fans conducts at Leicester with Morata at the centre of 'drama'
Just in: Arsene Wenger names the only club that have the quality to win the Premier League title this season

Just in: Arsene Wenger names the only club that have the quality to win the Premier League title this season

Arsene Wenger has been badly criticized since the Gunners' defeat at Anfield with many club's faithfuls asking the Frenchman to leave the Emirates Stadium.

Just in: Arsene Wenger names the only club that have the quality to win the Premier League title this season
5 important things to expect when the Premier League returns this weekend

5 important things to expect when the Premier League returns this weekend

After the exciting international break, NAIJ.com sports desk analyses the likely things that will happen as the EPL takes center stage tomorrow September 9.

5 important things to expect when the Premier League returns this weekend
Just in: Liverpool star player will miss his team's game against Manchester City

Just in: Liverpool star player will miss his team's game against Manchester City

Liverpool gaffer Jürgen Klopp has confirmed that Coutinho won’t make the squad that will face Manchester City at the Etihad this Saturday September 9.

Just in: Liverpool star player will miss his team's game against Manchester City
Breaking! Premier League announce new dates for summer transfer window

Breaking! Premier League announce new dates for summer transfer window

Premier League clubs have voted to close its summer transfer window before first game of next season. The transfer window will now close 5pm on a Thursday.

Breaking! Premier League announce new dates for summer transfer window
Former Super Eagles star Efe Sodje and brothers in serious trouble over alleged N37.6m money laundering claims

Former Super Eagles star Efe Sodje and brothers in serious trouble over alleged N37.6m money laundering claims

Nigerian football brothers Sam, Efe and Ekp Sodje all reportedly helped launder nearly £80,000 stolen by fraudsters from a string of international companies.

Former Super Eagles star Efe Sodje and brothers in serious trouble over alleged N37.6m money laundering claims
Eden Hazard gives his honest thoughts on Chelsea's transfers this summer, Diego Costa exile in Brazil

Eden Hazard gives his honest thoughts on Chelsea's transfers this summer, Diego Costa exile in Brazil

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has begged Diego Costa to end his self-imposed exile and "come back" to Chelsea so they can win the Champions League together.

Eden Hazard gives his honest thoughts on Chelsea's transfers this summer, Diego Costa exile in Brazil
Transfer Deadline Day: When does window close? which players could move?

Transfer Deadline Day: When does window close? which players could move?

The summer transfer window shuts at 11pm on Thursday, August 31 in England. NAIJ.com will guide you through all the details to need to know about the deadline.

Transfer Deadline Day: When does window close? which players could move?
Ambitious Manchester City offers star England attacker plus cash to Arsenal for Sanchez

Ambitious Manchester City offers star England attacker plus cash to Arsenal for Sanchez

Manchester City have made an incredible player-plus-cash offer for unsettled Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez. They have offered Raheem Sterling into the deal.

Ambitious Manchester City offers star England attacker plus cash to Arsenal for Sanchez
Pep Guardiola slams quality of Premier League, reveals his pick for toughest league in the world

Pep Guardiola slams quality of Premier League, reveals his pick for toughest league in the world

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes the Premier League still has steps to take to become the toughest domestic club competition in the world.

Pep Guardiola slams quality of Premier League, reveals his pick for toughest league in the world
Finally! Arsene Wenger responds to fans calling for him to quit Arsenal, talks about future with club

Finally! Arsene Wenger responds to fans calling for him to quit Arsenal, talks about future with club

Arsene Wenger has responded to Arsenal fans calling for his resignation after the ridiculous defeat his side suffered to Liverpool by admitting "if I am the pro

Finally! Arsene Wenger responds to fans calling for him to quit Arsenal, talks about future with club
Gasar BPL: Arsene Wenger ya bar filin wasa cikin kunya

Gasar BPL: Arsene Wenger ya bar filin wasa cikin kunya

A wasa na 3 a kakar bana an nunawa Arsenal cewa dai ba ta iya kwallo ba inda Liverpool ta zuba mata kwallaye ba tare da ta rama ba. zura ko daya ba a raga.

Gasar BPL: Arsene Wenger ya bar filin wasa cikin kunya
Arsenal get strong opponents as Everton tackle Lyon in the Europa League round of 32 draws (See full draws)

Arsenal get strong opponents as Everton tackle Lyon in the Europa League round of 32 draws (See full draws)

Premier League campaigners Arsenal have been drawn in Group G of the 2017/2018 Europa League championship where they will face minors BATE Borisov of Belarus.

Arsenal get strong opponents as Everton tackle Lyon in the Europa League round of 32 draws (See full draws)
Manchester United superstar named Europa player of the year

Manchester United superstar named Europa player of the year

Former world most expansive footballer Paul Pogba has been named EUROPA footballer of the season 2016/2017. The Frenchman was highly influential in Manchester u

Manchester United superstar named Europa player of the year
After Iheanacho, Leicester City announce mega million signing of another Nigerian superstar (photo)

After Iheanacho, Leicester City announce mega million signing of another Nigerian superstar (photo)

Former Premier League champions Leicester City have completed the signing of Nigerian wonder-kid Habib Makanjuola, and he has signed a four-year deal.

After Iheanacho, Leicester City announce mega million signing of another Nigerian superstar (photo)
Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal's move for AS Monaco winger is 'dead'

Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal's move for AS Monaco winger is 'dead'

Arsenal have been chasing 21-year-old France and AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar all summer but the trail has gone cold according to Arsene Wenger.

Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal's move for AS Monaco winger is 'dead'
Finally! Ahmed Musa scores his first goal in 22 games for Leicester City to end 8 months goal drought

Finally! Ahmed Musa scores his first goal in 22 games for Leicester City to end 8 months goal drought

Super Eagles of Nigeria and Leicester winger Ahmed Musa found the net in the Football League Cup Second round with Sheffield United, the first time he's scored

Finally! Ahmed Musa scores his first goal in 22 games for Leicester City to end 8 months goal drought
Wayne Rooney scores 200th Premier League goal as Everton frustrate Manchester City

Wayne Rooney scores 200th Premier League goal as Everton frustrate Manchester City

Striker Wayne Rooney continued his resurgence at Everton as he scored in the Toffees 1 - 1 draw with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City at the Etihad stadium.

Wayne Rooney scores 200th Premier League goal as Everton frustrate Manchester City
Marcus Alonso double gives Chelsea huge win over Tottenham at Wembley

Marcus Alonso double gives Chelsea huge win over Tottenham at Wembley

Chelsea came out on top in their battle with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley as wing-back Marcus Alonso scored twice to give Antonio Conte's side a 2 - 1 win.

Marcus Alonso double gives Chelsea huge win over Tottenham at Wembley
Liverpool finally win Premier League game, Chicharito scores twice in West Ham defeat

Liverpool finally win Premier League game, Chicharito scores twice in West Ham defeat

Former Man Utd star Javier Hernandez scores twice but West Ham lost to Southampton while Liverpool win first game of the season through Saido Mane's lone goal.

Liverpool finally win Premier League game, Chicharito scores twice in West Ham defeat
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