The competition was founded as the FA Premier League on 20 February 1992 following the decision of clubs in the Football League First Division to break away from the Football League and take advantage of a lucrative television rights deal.
In the opening season of 1992/93, 22 clubs competed in the competition, with Brian Deane of Sheffield United scoring the first goal in what was known at the time as the FA Premier League.
The inaugural members of the Premier League were:
Arsenal, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Coventry City, Crystal Palace, Everton, Ipswich Town, Leeds United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Oldham Athletic, Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield Utd, Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, and Wimbledon.
Each year teams are promoted from and relegated to the Football League Championship.
A total of 49 clubs have played in the Premier League since its inception, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Man Utd, and Spurs participating in every campaign to date.
These are the current teams in the Premier League for the 2019/20 Season, with the current league table
If you click on the club names you’ll be able to read the club’s History, Facts & Stats Profile. ( I still have a few to do)
Premier League Table 2019/20
|15||Brighton & Hove Albion||38||9||14||15||39||54||-15||41|
|16||West Ham United||38||10||9||19||49||62||-13||39|