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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.

Antonio Conte reveals why Chelsea suffered embarrassing loss to Crystal Palace

Antonio Conte reveals why Chelsea suffered embarrassing loss to Crystal Palace

Antonio Conte reveals why Chelsea suffered embarrassing loss to Crystal Palace
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
Hat-trick hero Aguero leads Man City to huge win over Watford, Liverpool stumble to draw without Mane

Hat-trick hero Aguero leads Man City to huge win over Watford, Liverpool stumble to draw without Mane

Quick fire first half goals from Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus helped Man City to a huge win over Watford while Liverpool came from behind to beat Burnley.

Hat-trick hero Aguero leads Man City to huge win over Watford, Liverpool stumble to draw without Mane
Arsenal, Cologne to receive heavy punishment from UEFA after crowd trouble almost ruined Europa League tie

Arsenal, Cologne to receive heavy punishment from UEFA after crowd trouble almost ruined Europa League tie

Arsenal face UEFA charges after their clash against Cologne was delayed after some of the 20,000 German fans broke through security to invade the Emirates.

Arsenal, Cologne to receive heavy punishment from UEFA after crowd trouble almost ruined Europa League tie
Alexis Sanchez the hero as Arsenal hammer FC Cologne in the Europa League tough duel

Alexis Sanchez the hero as Arsenal hammer FC Cologne in the Europa League tough duel

Arsenal on Thursday, September 14, 2017 began their campaign in the 2017/18 Europa League championship on an impressive note after beating FC Cologne 3-1.

Alexis Sanchez the hero as Arsenal hammer FC Cologne in the Europa League tough duel
Jose Mourinho given new nickname by Man Utd staff after losing weight in the summer

Jose Mourinho given new nickname by Man Utd staff after losing weight in the summer

Jose Mourinho's decision to shed some weight over the summer has led the staff at Manchester United's Carrington training base to give him a new nickname.

Jose Mourinho given new nickname by Man Utd staff after losing weight in the summer
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
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