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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.

Watford appoint new manager just hours after sacking Marco Silva

Watford appoint new manager just hours after sacking Marco Silva

Watford appoint new manager just hours after sacking Marco Silva
Mighty Arsenal crush Crystal Palace at the Emirates

Mighty Arsenal crush Crystal Palace at the Emirates

Premier League giant Arsenal completed a remarkable 4 -1 victory over resilient Crystal Palace at the Emirates stadium, before this emphatic victory, Arsene Wenger side last victory coincidentally was over the same city side.

Mighty Arsenal crush Crystal Palace at the Emirates
Victor Moses scores as rampaging Chelsea return to winning ways in style

Victor Moses scores as rampaging Chelsea return to winning ways in style

Premier League champions, Chelsea returned back to winning ways in style as they thrash Brighton 4-0 at the The American Express Community Stadium, before this emphatic away victory for the Blues, they have endured a difficult.

Victor Moses scores as rampaging Chelsea return to winning ways in style
Mourinho sends serious warning to Guardiola over Man United bound Arsenal striker

Mourinho sends serious warning to Guardiola over Man United bound Arsenal striker

Manchester United gaffer, Jose Mourinho has shown significant interest to put an end to the dominance of rival Manchester City next season, the Portuguese gaffer plans landing Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez six months ahead.

Mourinho sends serious warning to Guardiola over Man United bound Arsenal striker
Bayern Munich beat Liverpool and Manchester United to top German midfielder

Bayern Munich beat Liverpool and Manchester United to top German midfielder

German international Leo Goretzka has signed a pre-contract agreement with German Champions Bayern Munich, Goretzka is one of the most sought after midfielders in Europe in this window including teams like Liverpool

Bayern Munich beat Liverpool and Manchester United to top German midfielder
Adidas store prints amazing Man United jersey of Arsenal star ahead of potential move

Adidas store prints amazing Man United jersey of Arsenal star ahead of potential move

The deal that will see Alexis Sanchez join Manchester United is not yet complete but Manchester United fans can yield a certain relief as they can now buy club shirts with the Chilean name printed on the back - above the iconic.

Adidas store prints amazing Man United jersey of Arsenal star ahead of potential move
Paul Pogba checks into Manchester United training driving a N124.7m Rolls Royce (photos)

Paul Pogba checks into Manchester United training driving a N124.7m Rolls Royce (photos)

With his on-field contributions making fans have plenty to smile about, Manchester United star Paul Pogba stormed into training early on Thursday, January 18 driving a £250,000 (N124.7m) Rolls Royce Black Badge.

Paul Pogba checks into Manchester United training driving a N124.7m Rolls Royce (photos)
Jose Mourinho tricked into signing Man Utd jersey with Antonio Conte's name on it and his reaction is priceless

Jose Mourinho tricked into signing Man Utd jersey with Antonio Conte's name on it and his reaction is priceless

Italian TV pulled the real ultimate prank on Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho as they handed the Red Devils boss a jersey of his side with rival and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte's name printed on its back.

Jose Mourinho tricked into signing Man Utd jersey with Antonio Conte's name on it and his reaction is priceless
Good news for Nigerians as Super Eagles striker promises more goals in 2018

Good news for Nigerians as Super Eagles striker promises more goals in 2018

Super Eagles striker has vowed to repay the faith Leicester City showed in him when they paid Manchester City £25 million for his services in the summer, Iheanacho has struggled to break into the Leicester City starting line up

Good news for Nigerians as Super Eagles striker promises more goals in 2018
Antonio Conte reveals the unprofessional coduct of Morata that made him angry after Norwich win

Antonio Conte reveals the unprofessional coduct of Morata that made him angry after Norwich win

Chelsea gaffer, Antonio Conte, has explained why he was annoyed with striker Alvaro Morata after the Norwich game, Chelsea met a resilient Norwich side at Stamford Bridge that pushed them all the way to penalty shoot out.

Antonio Conte reveals the unprofessional coduct of Morata that made him angry after Norwich win
Man United set to begin talks with star player that will make him Old Trafford highest earner

Man United set to begin talks with star player that will make him Old Trafford highest earner

Premier League giants, Manchester United, have begun talks with star goalkeeper David de Gea over a new long-term contract for the Spaniard, that is hope to keep off Real Madrid,the 27-year-old will be out of contract with the.

Man United set to begin talks with star player that will make him Old Trafford highest earner
9-man Chelsea defeat Norwich to progress in tough FA Cup clash

9-man Chelsea defeat Norwich to progress in tough FA Cup clash

Premier League giants, Chelsea have defeated resilient Championship side Norwich 5-3 via penalty shootout to progress in the Emirates FA cup competition, the first leg of tie at the Carrow Road ended in a goalless draw, that.

9-man Chelsea defeat Norwich to progress in tough FA Cup clash
Official: Arsenal hero completes Everton move in £20m deal (photos)

Official: Arsenal hero completes Everton move in £20m deal (photos)

Everton have announced the signing of winger Theo Walcott from Arsenal for a fee reported to be £20m. The 28-year-old signed a three-year deal and becomes Sam Allardyce's second signing of the January transfer window.

Official: Arsenal hero completes Everton move in £20m deal (photos)
Highly-rated Liverpool midfielder leaves club, joins another English side

Highly-rated Liverpool midfielder leaves club, joins another English side

Cardiff have beaten Middlesbrough in the battle to sign Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic on loan. The Serbian international is struggling for match action under Jurgen Klopp and is being allowed to leave in order to get it.

Highly-rated Liverpool midfielder leaves club, joins another English side
Breaking! Man City 'General' signs new improved five year deal

Breaking! Man City 'General' signs new improved five year deal

Manchester City star defender, Nicolás Otamendi, has penned a new five year deal that will keep him with the Etihad giants until 2022, the Etihad giants confirmed the new deal via a post on their official twitter account and City.

Breaking! Man City 'General' signs new improved five year deal
Arsenal star goalkeeper shares adorable photo with wife in the streets of London

Arsenal star goalkeeper shares adorable photo with wife in the streets of London

Second choice Arsenal goalkeeper, David Ospina, can easily be called the 'lover boy' of Arsenal as he shares love up photos his wife and mother of two, Jesica Sterling, the Colombian shot-stopper took to his Instagram account to.

Arsenal star goalkeeper shares adorable photo with wife in the streets of London
Party over for Liverpool as star player is set to be sentenced to prison (photos)

Party over for Liverpool as star player is set to be sentenced to prison (photos)

Liverpool might be on record high after putting an end to Manchester City unbeaten run - but a recent news involving their full back now threatens the jubilation at Anfield, Reds full-back, Jon Flanagan, is due to be sentenced.

Party over for Liverpool as star player is set to be sentenced to prison (photos)
You are going nowhere - Jose Mourinho pressures Man United board to keep star midfielder

You are going nowhere - Jose Mourinho pressures Man United board to keep star midfielder

Manchester United gaffer, Jose Mourinho, has reportedly told the Red Devil chiefs to all they can to keep Marouane Fellaini, NAIJ.com has previously reported that the big Belgian has told the Special One that he wants a new.

You are going nowhere - Jose Mourinho pressures Man United board to keep star midfielder
Jose Mourinho to sign mouthwatering deal with top Premier League team

Jose Mourinho to sign mouthwatering deal with top Premier League team

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is close to agree a new £250,000 a week deal with the Red Devils which will be for five years, Mourinho joined the Red Devils in 2016 when he replaced his former boss Louis Van Gaal

Jose Mourinho to sign mouthwatering deal with top Premier League team
Cristiano Ronaldo, Alexis Sanchez and 3 star players who were raised by single mum

Cristiano Ronaldo, Alexis Sanchez and 3 star players who were raised by single mum

Some of the top players in World today did not have the luxury of growing up with their mum and dad. Infact to some of these players that name 'dad' sounds foreign to them as all they had growing up was just their mum.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Alexis Sanchez and 3 star players who were raised by single mum
Antonio Conte speaks on Chelsea's determination to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal

Antonio Conte speaks on Chelsea's determination to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal

Antonio Conte has suggested Chelsea are not in the hunt to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, January 15, the Chelsea boss said he does not think Chelsea are trying to sign the Chilean.

Antonio Conte speaks on Chelsea's determination to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal
Breaking! Arsenal star striker spotted at Everton training ahead of potential big money move

Breaking! Arsenal star striker spotted at Everton training ahead of potential big money move

Arsenal attacker, Theo Walcott has been spotted in Everton training ground, today, January 16 - a move that suggests that his transfer to the Toffees is imminent, top British media, Sky Sports reports via a tweet on their.

Breaking! Arsenal star striker spotted at Everton training ahead of potential big money move
See the amazing way Ronaldo's sister motivated him following his poor form

See the amazing way Ronaldo's sister motivated him following his poor form

Cristiano Ronaldo's sister, Katia Aveiro, has sent an emotional message to Portugal captain with the aim of keeping him motivated as his on-field struggles continue, Ronaldo had yet another poor performance on Saturday as.

See the amazing way Ronaldo's sister motivated him following his poor form
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