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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.

Manchester United put on red alert as Juve star says he misses Pogba

Manchester United put on red alert as Juve star says he misses Pogba

Manchester United put on red alert as Juve star says he misses Pogba
Pogba, Lukaku, Martial all score as Manchester United bag huge win over Newcastle

Pogba, Lukaku, Martial all score as Manchester United bag huge win over Newcastle

Paul Pogba scored one and assisted another in his return from injury as Manchester United secured a 4 - 1 comeback win over Rafa Benitez Newcastle side.

Pogba, Lukaku, Martial all score as Manchester United bag huge win over Newcastle
Salah becomes Premier League top scorer with double, Man City maintain winning run

Salah becomes Premier League top scorer with double, Man City maintain winning run

Manchester City secured a convincing 2-0 win over Leicester City to remain top of the Premier League table while Liverpool secured a huge win over Southampton.

Salah becomes Premier League top scorer with double, Man City maintain winning run
Sanchez, Mustafi score as Arsenal defeat Tottenham in North London derby

Sanchez, Mustafi score as Arsenal defeat Tottenham in North London derby

A pair of first half goals from the returning Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal a 2 - 0 win Tottenham in the North London derby on Saturday.

Sanchez, Mustafi score as Arsenal defeat Tottenham in North London derby
Arsenal welcome Tottenham in first North London derby of the season

Arsenal welcome Tottenham in first North London derby of the season

Arsenal take on Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham in one of the most eagerly-anticipated north London derbies in the English Premier League in recent memory.

Arsenal welcome Tottenham in first North London derby of the season
Poyet claims Chelsea star is better than Casemiro and Busquet

Poyet claims Chelsea star is better than Casemiro and Busquet

Former Premier League star Gus Poyet who is an household name in Chelsea's history has labelled Chelsea's midfield enforces as the best in the business.

Poyet claims Chelsea star is better than Casemiro and Busquet
Arsene Wenger belittles Tottenham ahead of North London derby clash

Arsene Wenger belittles Tottenham ahead of North London derby clash

Arsenal gaffer Arsene Wenger has denied that there is a power-shift in North London and insists Tottenham are the far behind Arsenal in the hierarchy.

Arsene Wenger belittles Tottenham ahead of North London derby clash
Manchester City record scorer declares himself fit to face Leicester

Manchester City record scorer declares himself fit to face Leicester

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has declared himself fit to play for the Etihad outfit at Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday, November 18.

Manchester City record scorer declares himself fit to face Leicester
Former Arsenal shot-stopper features on wife's new album

Former Arsenal shot-stopper features on wife's new album

Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has taken time from his footballing career to write a song for his wife Marina Luczenko's new album 'on my way'.

Former Arsenal shot-stopper features on wife's new album
Mourinho angry over England's treatment of Manchester United star

Mourinho angry over England's treatment of Manchester United star

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has lambasted Gareth Southgate for playing Phil Jones in an inconsequential friendly match against Germany at Wembley.

Mourinho angry over England's treatment of Manchester United star
Why I always score against Arsenal in the league - Tottenham star Harrry Kane

Why I always score against Arsenal in the league - Tottenham star Harrry Kane

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been passed fit to play against North London rivals Arsenal and he has said he is physically and mentally ready for the derby.

Why I always score against Arsenal in the league - Tottenham star Harrry Kane
Arsenal fans will be angry at how Arsene Wenger intends to end his managerial career

Arsenal fans will be angry at how Arsene Wenger intends to end his managerial career

Arsene Wenger says that he will never retire from football because he loves managing players while also revealing that he could also manage a national soon.

Arsenal fans will be angry at how Arsene Wenger intends to end his managerial career
Football legend Didier Drogba to finally hang his boots in 2018

Football legend Didier Drogba to finally hang his boots in 2018

Former Chelsea and Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is ready to bring his illustrious football career to an end at the end of the current season in 2018.

Football legend Didier Drogba to finally hang his boots in 2018
Luke Shaw in trouble after crashing into team mate's N95m Bentley

Luke Shaw in trouble after crashing into team mate's N95m Bentley

Manchester United's left-back Luke Shaw crashed into Phil Jones's Bentley while he was trying to reserve at United's Carrington training ground complex.

Luke Shaw in trouble after crashing into team mate's N95m Bentley
Frank Lampard reveals what always made Didier Drogba perform in big games at Chelsea

Frank Lampard reveals what always made Didier Drogba perform in big games at Chelsea

Chelsea legends Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba spent eight years together at Stamford Bridge together and their era was no doubt the club's most successful.

Frank Lampard reveals what always made Didier Drogba perform in big games at Chelsea
Tiemoue Bakayoko outrageously claims he his better than N'Golo Kante

Tiemoue Bakayoko outrageously claims he his better than N'Golo Kante

Chelsea summer signing Tiemoue Bakayoko claims he is better than team mate N'Golo Kante and he should be in the France squad ahead of the midfielder.

Tiemoue Bakayoko outrageously claims he his better than N'Golo Kante
Manchester United to stock up jerseys of their star to welcome him back

Manchester United to stock up jerseys of their star to welcome him back

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ready to return to first team action and preparations are being made to welcome him in a grand-style.

Manchester United to stock up jerseys of their star to welcome him back
Paul Pogba looks beyond injury woes, attends MTV award ceremony with brothers

Paul Pogba looks beyond injury woes, attends MTV award ceremony with brothers

Manchester United star Paul Pogba was in a bright mood on Sunday night, November 12 in London at Wembley as he and his two brothers dropped some dance moves.

Paul Pogba looks beyond injury woes, attends MTV award ceremony with brothers
Frank Lampard admits he was bullied by Manchester United and Arsenal legends

Frank Lampard admits he was bullied by Manchester United and Arsenal legends

Chelsea's all time highest goal scorer Frank Lampard has revealed that he considered Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard to be his toughest opponent ever.

Frank Lampard admits he was bullied by Manchester United and Arsenal legends
Manchester United star speaks on why he failed to score in 6 consecutive games

Manchester United star speaks on why he failed to score in 6 consecutive games

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku explains the reason why he has been struggling in front of goal lately after starting the season in a blistering form.

Manchester United star speaks on why he failed to score in 6 consecutive games
Juventus CEO Moratta mocks Manchester United over Pogba deal

Juventus CEO Moratta mocks Manchester United over Pogba deal

Italian giants Juventus signed Paul Pogba as a free agent from Manchester United but sold him for a world record transfer fee of £89m five seasons later.

Juventus CEO Moratta mocks Manchester United over Pogba deal
Lukaku reveals why Manchester City should be scared of Manchester United

Lukaku reveals why Manchester City should be scared of Manchester United

Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku was in boastful mood as he spoke about the imminent return of striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic before the end of 2017.

Lukaku reveals why Manchester City should be scared of Manchester United
Victor Moses praises Chelsea star for influencing him after becoming a wing-back

Victor Moses praises Chelsea star for influencing him after becoming a wing-back

Super Eagles star Victor Moses has hailed the influence of Cesar Azpilicueta on his game since he became a wing-back under Antonio Conte's tutelage at Chelsea.

Victor Moses praises Chelsea star for influencing him after becoming a wing-back
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