Here are ten fascinating and intriguing facts about the English Premier League, which is the highest level of professional football in England. With its incredibly competitive and popular clubs, the league has become one of the most successful in Europe.

  1. The Premier League was established in 1992, and the inaugural match took place on August 15th of that year.
  2. The first goal ever scored in the Premier League was by Brian Deane, who scored the opening goal in Sheffield United’s 2-1 victory over Manchester United.
  3. To date, 50 different teams have participated in the Premier League, with the latest addition being Brentford FC in the 2021/22 season.
  4. There are only six teams that have never been relegated from the Premier League. They are Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur.
  5. Manchester United has the most Premier League wins, having won the title 13 times. Other teams that have won the Premier League include Chelsea (5), Manchester City (4), Arsenal (3), Blackburn Rovers (1), Leicester City (1), and Liverpool (1).
  6. Alan Shearer has scored the most goals in Premier League history, with 260 goals. Wayne Rooney is second with 208 goals.
  7. Gareth Barry holds the record for the most Premier League appearances, having made 653 appearances in the league.
  8. Petr Cech holds the record for the most clean sheets in Premier League history, having kept 202 clean sheets during his time with Chelsea (162) and Arsenal (40).
  9. Manchester City holds the record for the most Premier League points in a single season, having won the league with 100 points in the 2017/18 season.
  10. Derby County holds the record for the fewest points in a Premier League season, finishing the 2007/08 season with only 11 points.
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