List of Premier League clubs

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The following is a list of clubs who have played in the Premier League since its formation in 1992 to the current season. 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). For the 'Top Scorer' column, those in bold still play in the Premier League for the club shown. Premier League teams playing in the 2014–15 season are indicated in bold, while founding members of the Premier League are shown in italics. If the longest spell is the current spell, this is shown in bold, and if the highest finish is that of the most recent season, then this is also shown in bold.

As of the 2014–15 season, a total of 46 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,[1] and are among a total of 18 (as of the 2014–15 season) extant clubs who have played in the old First Division but not in the Premier League.[citation needed] By contrast, Barnsley, Hull City, Reading, Swindon Town and Wigan Athletic never played in the old First Division before being promoted to the Premier League.

Two clubs, Cardiff City and Swansea City, are actually located in Wales but play in the English football league system for practical and historical reasons.

Table[edit]

ClubTown or CityTotal
Seasons
Total
Spells
Longest
Spell
Last
Promotion
Last
Relegation
Years
Absent
SeasonsMost Recent
Finish
Highest
Finish
Top Scorer
ArsenalLondon Borough of
Islington
231231914–15[2]Never
Relegated
01992–4th1stThierry Henry (175)[3]
Aston VillaAston, Birmingham231231987–88Never
Relegated
01992–15th2ndGabriel Agbonlahor (69)[4][5]
BarnsleyBarnsley1111996–971997–98211997–1998Championship
23rd (relegated)
19th
(relegated)
Neil Redfearn (10)[6]
Birmingham CityBirmingham7342008–092010–11152002–2006
2007–2008
2009–2011
Championship
21st
9thMikael Forssell (29)
Blackburn RoversBlackburn182112000–012011–1231992–1999
2001–2012
Championship
8th
1stAlan Shearer (112)
BlackpoolBlackpool1112009–102010–11212010–2011Championship
20th
19th
(relegated)
DJ Campbell (13)
Bolton WanderersHorwich, Bolton133112000–012011–1281995–1996
1997–1998
2001–2012
Championship
14th
6thKevin Davies (68)[7]
Bradford CityBradford2121998–992000–01191999–2001League One
11th
17thDean Windass (10)
BurnleyBurnley2212013–142009–10202009–2010
2014–
Championship
2nd (promoted)
18th
(relegated)
Steven Fletcher (8)[8]
Cardiff CityCardiff, Wales1112012–132013–14202013–201420th (relegated)20th
(relegated)
Fraizer Campbell (6)[9]
Charlton AthleticLondon Borough of
Greenwich
8271999–20002006–07141998–1999
2000–2007
Championship
18th
7thJason Euell (34)[10]
ChelseaLondon Borough of
Hammersmith and Fulham
231231988–89Never
Relegated
01992–3rd1stFrank Lampard (147)[11]
Coventry CityCoventry9191966–672000–01131992–2001League One
18th
11thDion Dublin (61)[12]
Crystal PalaceLondon Borough of Croydon6522012–132004–05171992–1993
1994–1995
1997–1998
2004–2005
2013–
11th11thChris Armstrong (23)[13]
Derby CountyDerby7262006–072007–0861996–2002
2007–2008
Championship
3rd
8thDean Sturridge (32)
EvertonLiverpool231231953–54Never
Relegated
01992–5th4thDuncan Ferguson (60)[14]
FulhamLondon Borough of
Hammersmith and Fulham
131132000–012013–14102001–201419th (relegated)7thClint Dempsey (50)[15]
Hull CityKingston upon Hull4222012–132009–10182008–2010
2013–
16th16thGeovanni (11)[16]
Ipswich TownIpswich5231999–20002001–02121992–1995
2000–2002
Championship
9th
5thMarcus Stewart (25)[17]
Leeds UnitedLeeds121121989–902003–04101992–2004Championship
15th
3rdMark Viduka (59)[18]
Leicester CityLeicester9462013–142003–04101994–1995
1996–2002
2003–2004
2014–
Championship
1st (promoted)
8thEmile Heskey (33)
Muzzy Izzet (33)
[19]
LiverpoolLiverpool231231961–62Never
Relegated
01992–2nd2ndRobbie Fowler (128)[20]
Manchester CityManchester183132001–022000–0101992–1996
2000–2001
2002–
1st1stCarlos Tevez (58)[21]
Manchester UnitedTrafford, Greater Manchester231231974–75Never
Relegated
01992–7th1stWayne Rooney (160)[22]
MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough143111997–982008–0951992–1993
1995–1997
1998–2009
Championship
12th
7thHamilton Ricard (31)[23]
Newcastle UnitedNewcastle upon Tyne212162009–102008–0921993–2009
2010–
10th2ndAlan Shearer (148)[24]
Norwich CityNorwich7332010–112013–1401992–1995
2004–2005
2011–2014
18th (relegated)3rdChris Sutton (33)[25]
Nottingham ForestWest Bridgford5331997–981998–99151992–1993
1994–1997
1998–1999
Championship
11th
3rdBryan Roy (24)[26]
Oldham AthleticOldham2121990–911993–94201992–1994League One
15th
19thGraeme Sharp (16)[27]
PortsmouthPortsmouth7172002–032009–1042003–2010League Two
13th
8thYakubu (28)[28]
Queens Park
Rangers
London Borough of
Hammersmith & Fulham
7342013–142012–1311992–1996
2011–2013
2014–
Championship
4th (promoted)
5thLes Ferdinand (60)
ReadingReading3222011–122012–1312006–2008
2012–2013
Championship
7th
8thKevin Doyle (19)
Sheffield UnitedSheffield3222005–062006–0771992–1994
2006–2007
League One
7th
14thBrian Deane (14)[29]
Sheffield WednesdaySheffield8181990–911999–00141992–2000Championship
16th
7thMark Bright (48)[30]
SouthamptonSouthampton162132011–122004–0501992–2005
2012–
8th8thMatt Le Tissier (101)[31]
Stoke CityStoke-on-Trent7172007–08Never
Relegated
02008–9th9thJonathan Walters
Peter Crouch
(26)
SunderlandSunderland14482006–072005–0601996–1997
1999–2003
2005–2006
2007–
14th7thKevin Phillips (61)[32]
Swansea CitySwansea, Wales4142010–11Never
Relegated
02011–12th9thMichu (20)[33]
Swindon TownSwindon1111992–931993–94201993–1994League One
8th
22nd
(relegated)
Jan Åge Fjørtoft (12)
Tottenham HotspurLondon Borough of
Haringey
231231977–78Never
Relegated
01992–6th4thTeddy Sheringham (98)[34]
WatfordWatford2212005–062006–0771999–2000
2006–2007
Championship
13th
20th
(relegated)
Hameur Bouazza (6)
Heiðar Helguson (6)
[35]
West Bromwich
Albion
West Bromwich9452009–102008–0902002–2003
2004–2006
2008–2009
2010–
17th8thPeter Odemwingie (30)[36]
West Ham UnitedLondon Borough of
Newham
193102011–122010–1101993–2003
2005–2011
2012–
13th5thPaolo Di Canio (48)[37]
Wigan AthleticWigan8182004–052012–1312005–2013Championship
5th
10thHugo Rodallega (24)
Wimbledon [38]London Borough of
Merton
8181985–861999–00141992–2000Defunct
(2003–04)
6thDean Holdsworth (58)[39]
Wolverhampton
Wanderers
Wolverhampton4232008–092011–1222003–2004
2009–2012
League One
1st (promoted)
15thSteven Fletcher (22)[40]

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 had never had a spell last more than one season, until the 2013-14 season, when they managed to secure safety after beating West Ham 1-0 to leave them on 43 points and to guarantee Premier League football for the 2014-15 season. The club were relegated at the end of the inaugural 1992–93 season, but after winning the First Division Championship the following season, they returned to the Premier League for 1994–95 campaign. This was the only season when the Premier League had four relegation places, and Palace finished fourth from bottom to be relegated back to the First Division. At the end of the 1996–97 season, Palace once again gained promotion to the top flight (this time through the play-offs), only to be relegated the following season after finishing bottom. After winning the play–offs again in 2003–04, Palace were once again relegated back to the Championship the following season. They won the First Division/Championship play-offs for the third time at the end of the 2012–13 season, and are currently in their fifth spell in the Premier League.

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 having been out of the The Football League from 2009 to 2014.

Chart[edit]

Cardiff City F.C.Swansea City A.F.C.Blackpool F.C.Burnley F.C.Stoke City F.C.Hull City A.F.C.Reading F.C.Wigan Athletic F.C.Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.Portsmouth F.C.West Bromwich Albion F.C.Birmingham City F.C.Fulham F.C.Watford F.C.Bradford City A.F.C.Charlton Athletic F.C.Barnsley F.C.Sunderland A.F.C.Derby County F.C.Bolton Wanderers F.C.Leicester City F.C.West Ham United F.C.Swindon Town F.C.Newcastle United F.C.Wimbledon F.C.Tottenham Hotspur F.C.Southampton F.C.Sheffield Wednesday F.C.Sheffield United F.C.Queens Park Rangers F.C.Oldham Athletic A.F.C.Nottingham Forest F.C.Norwich City F.C.Middlesbrough F.C.Manchester United F.C.Manchester City F.C.Liverpool F.C.Leeds United A.F.C.Ipswich Town F.C.Everton F.C.Crystal Palace F.C.Coventry City F.C.Chelsea F.C.Blackburn Rovers F.C.Aston Villa F.C.Arsenal F.C.

Clubs who have competed in the top flight First Division, but not the Premier League[edit]

ClubFirst Division
Titles
FA Cups
Won
League Cups
Won
Total SeasonsLast
Relegation
Current Status
(2014–15)
Levels in
Pyramid
Accrington51892–93Defunct
Bradford Park Avenue31920–21Conference North6
Brentford51946–47Championship2
Brighton & Hove Albion41982–83Championship2
Bristol City91979–80League One3
Bury2221928–29League Two4
Carlisle United11974–75League Two4
Darwen21893–94North West Counties Football League First Division10
Glossop North End11899–1900North West Counties Football League Premier Division9
Grimsby Town121947–48Conference National5
Huddersfield Town31301971–72Championship2
Leyton Orient11962–63League One3
Luton Town1161991–92League Two4
Millwall21989–90Championship2
Northampton Town11965–66League Two4
Notts County1301991–92League One3
Oxford United131987–88League Two4
Preston North End22461960–61League One3

The Accrington Stanley club competing today in League Two, as well as its 1891 predecessor, are unrelated to the original Accrington club.

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Goalscoring Records". Arsenal F.C. 8 July 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame". Aston Villa F.C. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
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  8. ^ "Premier League 09/10 Burnley Top goal scorers". Stat Bunker. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
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  10. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Charlton Athletic". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Chelsea football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Coventry City". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Crystal Palace football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Everton football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Fulham football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "Hull City football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  17. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Ipswich Town". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Leeds United". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Leicester City". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  20. ^ "Liverpool football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  21. ^ "Manchester City football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  22. ^ "Manchester United football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  23. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Middlesbrough". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  24. ^ "Newcastle United football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  25. ^ "Norwich City football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  26. ^ "Premiership High Scorers 1992-2013 - Nottingham Forest". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  27. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Oldham Athletic". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  28. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Portsmouth". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  29. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Sheffield United". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  30. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Sheffield Wednesday". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  31. ^ "Southampton football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  32. ^ "Sunderland football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  33. ^ "Swansea City football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  34. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  35. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Watford". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  36. ^ "West Bromwich Albion football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  37. ^ "West Ham United football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  38. ^ 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.
  39. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Wimbledon". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  40. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Wolves". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014.