List of Premier League clubs

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The following is a list of clubs who have played in the Premier League at any time since its formation in 1992 to the current season. Premier League teams playing in the 2012–13 Premier League season are indicated in bold. Founding members of the Premier League are shown in italics. If the longest spell is the current spell, this is indicated in bold, and if the highest finish is that of the most recent season, this is also in bold.

A total of 45 teams have played in the Premier League. Preston North End and Huddersfield Town are the only former top-flight First Division champions that have never played in the Premier League, and are among a total of 19 clubs who have played in the old First Division but not in the Premier League.

All statistics here refer to time in the Premier League only, with the exception of 'Most recent finish' which refers to all levels of play, and 'Last promotion' which refers to the club's last promotion from the second tier of English football.

ClubTown or CityTotal
Seasons
Total
Spells
Longest
Spell
Last
Promotion
Last
Relegation
Years
Absent
SeasonsMost Recent
Finish
Highest
Finish
ArsenalLondon Borough of
Islington
211211914–15[1]Never
Relegated
01992–3rd1st
Aston VillaAston, Birmingham211211987–88Never
Relegated
01992–16th2nd
BarnsleyBarnsley1111996–971997–98151997–1998Championship
21st
19th
(relegated)
Birmingham CityBirmingham7342008–092010–1122002–2006
2007–2008
2009–2011
Championship
4th
9th
Blackburn RoversBlackburn182112000–012011–1211992–1999
2001–2012
19th
(relegated)
1st
BlackpoolBlackpool1112009–102010–1122010–2011Championship
5th
19th
(relegated)
Bolton WanderersHorwich, Bolton133112000–012011–1211995–1996
1997–1998
2001–2012
18th
(relegated)
6th
Bradford CityBradford2121998–992000–01121999–2001League Two
18th
17th
BurnleyBurnley1112008–092009–1032009–2010Championship
13th
18th
(relegated)
Charlton AthleticLondon Borough of
Greenwich
8271999–20002006–0761998–1999
2000–2007
League One
1st (promoted)
7th
ChelseaLondon Borough of
Hammersmith and Fulham
211211988–89Never
Relegated
01992–6th1st
Coventry CityCoventry9191966–672000–01121992–2001Championship
23rd (relegated)
11th
Crystal PalaceLondon Borough of
Croydon
4412003–042004–0581992–1993
1994–1995
1997–1998
2004–2005
Championship
17th
18th
(relegated)
Derby CountyDerby7262006–072007–0851996–2002
2007–2008
Championship
12th
8th
EvertonLiverpool211211953–54Never
Relegated
01992–7th4th
FulhamLondon Borough of
Hammersmith and Fulham
121122000–01Never
Relegated
02001–9th7th
Hull CityKingston upon Hull2122007–082009–1032008–2010Championship
8th
17th
Ipswich TownIpswich5231999–20002001–02111992–1995
2000–2002
Championship
15th
5th
Leeds UnitedLeeds121121989–902003–0491992–2004Championship
14th
3rd
Leicester CityLeicester8362002–032003–0491994–1995
1996–2002
2003–2004
Championship
9th
8th
LiverpoolLiverpool211211961–62Never
Relegated
01992–8th2nd
Manchester CityManchester163112001–022000–0101992–1996
2000–2001
2002–
1st1st
Manchester UnitedTrafford, Greater Manchester211211974–75Never
Relegated
01992–2nd1st
MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough143111997–982008–0941992–1993
1995–1997
1998–2009
Championship
7th
7th
Newcastle UnitedNewcastle upon Tyne192162009–102008–0901993–2009
2010–
5th2nd
Norwich CityNorwich6332010–112004–0501992–1995
2004–2005
2011–
12th3rd
Nottingham ForestWest Bridgford5331997–981998–99141992–1993
1994–1997
1998–1999
Championship
19th
3rd
Oldham AthleticOldham2121990–911993–94191992–1994League One
16th
19th
PortsmouthPortsmouth7172002–032009–1032003–2010Championship
22nd (relegated)
8th
Queens Park
Rangers
London Borough of
Hammersmith & Fulham
6242010–111995–9601992–1996
2011–
17th5th
ReadingReading3222011–122007–0802006–2008
2012–
Championship
1st (promoted)
8th
Sheffield UnitedSheffield3222005–062006–0761992–1994
2006–2007
League One
3rd
14th
Sheffield WednesdaySheffield8181990––911999–00131992–2000League One
2nd (promoted)
7th
SouthamptonSouthampton142132011–122004–0501992–2005
2012–
Championship
2nd (promoted)
8th
Stoke CityStoke-on-Trent5152007–08Never
Relegated
02008–14th11th
SunderlandSunderland12462006–072005–0601996–1997
1999–2003
2005–2006
2007–
13th7th
Swansea CitySwansea2122010–11Never
Relegated
02011–11th11th
Swindon TownSwindon1111992–931993–94191993–1994League Two
1st (promoted)
22nd
(relegated)
Tottenham HotspurLondon Borough of
Haringey
211211977–78Never
Relegated
01992–4th4th
WatfordWatford2212005–062006–0761999–2000
2006–2007
Championship
11th
20th
(relegated)
West Bromwich
Albion
West Bromwich7432009–102008–0902002–2003
2004–2006
2008–2009
2010–
10th10th
West Ham UnitedLondon Borough of
Newham
173102011–122010–1101993–2003
2005–2011
2012–
Championship
3rd (promoted)
5th
Wigan AthleticWigan8182004–05Never
Relegated
02005–15th10th
Wimbledon [2]London Borough of
Merton
8181985–861999–2000131992–2000Defunct
(2003–04)
6th
Wolverhampton
Wanderers
Wolverhampton4232008–092011–1212003–2004
2009–2012
20th
(relegated)
15th

As of the 2006–07 season, former Premier League members were in all three divisions of the Football League for the first time following the relegation of Swindon Town to League Two. At the end of the 2006–07 season, Bradford City were also relegated to Football League Two, whilst Swindon Town were promoted back to Football League One.

Crystal Palace have had four separate spells in the Premier League, with each never lasting more than one season. The club was relegated at the end of the 1992–93 season (the first of the Premier League). In 1993–94, they won the First Division Championship and played in the Premier League in 1994–95, when they were unlucky to finish fourth from bottom in the one season when the Premier League had four relegation places. In 1996–97, the club won the First Division Play-offs to again return, only to be relegated the following season bottom of the Premier League. Winning the play–offs again in 2003–04, they were again relegated back to the Championship the following season.

Both Luton Town and Notts County took part in the original negotiations in 1991 that led to the formation of the Premier League, and both resigned their membership of The Football League along with the other 20 clubs in the top flight during the 1991–92 season. However, both clubs were relegated that season and have not returned to the top flight since, with Notts County in Football League One and Luton Town now having been relegated out of The Football League

Notes

  1. ^ Arsenal finished 5th in Division Two in the 1914–15 season, but the Football League was then suspended until 1919–20 due to WW1, After the War, Division One was expanded from 20 to 22 clubs and Arsenal was elected to the First Division for the 1919–20 season.
  2. ^ Wimbledon relocated from London to Milton Keynes in 2003, and renamed themselves MK Dons a year later. Throughout their time in the Premier League, Wimbledon played their home games at Selhurst Park, the home of Crystal Palace.