Friday, June 17, 2011

Top 5 Winning Teams in the Premiership

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The Premiership was established in 1992; it has since become the world's most popular football league in both viewership and revenue. It was formed because certain clubs wanted to separate from the Football League First Division. There are currently twenty clubs in the league. During the August to May season, 380 matches are played. The honor of winning this championship has only been award to four clubs in the 19 years since it began.

1.Manchester United

11 Titles

Founded in 1878, this club currently holds the record for number of Premier League championship wins at an astounding 11 times. The team won a place in the finals four other times. This win set off a tidal wave of success, with the Reds taking the title in 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2009. During the 2008-2009 season, Manchester United made history by being the first to win the Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League in a single year.

2. Arsenal

3 Titles

This club snagged second place because, despite tying with Chelsea in number of Premiership title wins, Arsenal also made it to the finals five other times. The club was started in 1886 and was the first one in Southern England to join the Football League. Arsenal is also the only team to play a season in the Premier League undefeated. Their last win was during the 2003-2004 season, with 26 wins and 12 draws.

3. Chelsea

3 Titles

Although they match Arsenal in Premiership wins, this club has made it to the finals two times less. The team was formed in 1905 and has spent most of the years as a forerunner in the English football team. Chelsea was won three Premiership titles in the last decade. Their last win was during the 2009-2010 season, defeating Manchester United in the final game. During the match, they beat the Premier League record scoring an impressive 103 points.

4. Blackburn Rovers

1 Title

The Blackburn Rovers were established in 1875 and was one of the founding teams in the Football League. This club achieved championship status during the 1994-1995 season, finishing with a total of 89 points. They were runner-ups in the season before. Since their win, they have not placed in the top three.

5. Liverpool

No Titles

Although this team has never actually won the title, they have been in the finals twice and in third place four times. Founded in 1892, this club is considered one of the most successful English teams. Despite not winning the Premiership in the history of the league, Liverpool has 18 league titles, 7 FA Cups, 7 League Cups under its belt.

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1 comment:

  1. Man City could create Premier League history by winning the title this season.

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