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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.
|Club||Town or City||Total|
|Arsenal||London Borough of|
|Aston Villa||Aston, Birmingham||21||1||21||1987–88||Never|
|Bolton Wanderers||Horwich, Bolton||13||3||11||2000–01||2011–12||1||1995–1996|
|Bradford City||Bradford||2||1||2||1998–99||2000–01||12||1999–2001||League Two|
|Charlton Athletic||London Borough of|
|Chelsea||London Borough of|
Hammersmith and Fulham
|Crystal Palace||London Borough of|
|Fulham||London Borough of|
Hammersmith and Fulham
|Hull City||Kingston upon Hull||2||1||2||2007–08||2009–10||3||2008–2010||Championship|
|Manchester United||Trafford, Greater Manchester||21||1||21||1974–75||Never|
|Newcastle United||Newcastle upon Tyne||19||2||16||2009–10||2008–09||0||1993–2009|
|Nottingham Forest||West Bridgford||5||3||3||1997–98||1998–99||14||1992–1993|
|Oldham Athletic||Oldham||2||1||2||1990–91||1993–94||19||1992–1994||League One|
|London Borough of|
Hammersmith & Fulham
|Sheffield Wednesday||Sheffield||8||1||8||1990––91||1999–00||13||1992–2000||League One|
|Swindon Town||Swindon||1||1||1||1992–93||1993–94||19||1993–1994||League Two|
|Tottenham Hotspur||London Borough of|
|West Ham United||London Borough of|
|Wimbledon ||London Borough of|
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