English Premier League

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The Premier League (or Premiership) is the senior club league in English football[1] (soccer). It was formed in 1992, replacing the old Football League First Division, and now consists of the top 20 clubs. Each year three clubs are relegated, and three are promoted to the Premier League from the Championship. The current Premier League champions (season 2008-09) are Manchester United, and the league is currently sponsored by the banking and finance group Barclays. The top two clubs gain automatic entry to the European Champions League whilst the third and fourth-placed clubs must play a qualification match in order to participate in the the first round.

At the end of the 2007-08 season, Newcastle United F.C., Middlesbrough F.C. and West Bromwich Albion F.C. were relegated to the Coca-Cola Chanpionship and Birmingham City F.C., Burnley F.C. and Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. were promoted.

References

  1. http://www.premierleague.com/fapl.rac?command=forwardOnly&nextPage=enAboutLanding&categoryCode=Who%20We%20Are


Premier League champions
Season Winner Runner-up Third place Fourth place
1992–93 Manchester United Aston Villa Norwich City Blackburn Rovers
1993–94 Manchester United Blackburn Rovers Newcastle United Arsenal
1994–95 Blackburn Rovers Manchester United Nottingham Forest Liverpool
1995–96 Manchester United Newcastle United Liverpool Aston Villa
1996–97 Manchester United Newcastle United Arsenal Liverpool
1997–98 Arsenal Manchester United Liverpool Chelsea
1998–99 Manchester United Arsenal Chelsea Leeds United
1999–2000 Manchester United Arsenal Leeds United Liverpool
2000–01 Manchester United Arsenal Liverpool Leeds United
2001–02 Arsenal Liverpool Manchester United Newcastle United
2002–03 Manchester United Arsenal Newcastle United Chelsea
2003–04 Arsenal Chelsea Manchester United Liverpool
2004–05 Chelsea Arsenal Manchester United Everton
2005–06 Chelsea Manchester United Liverpool Arsenal
2006–07 Manchester United Chelsea Liverpool Arsenal
2007–08 Manchester United Chelsea Arsenal Liverpool
2008–09 Manchester United Liverpool Chelsea Arsenal