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] 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]

Club Town or City Total
Seasons
Total
Spells
Longest
Spell
Last
Promotion
Last
Relegation
Years
Absent
Seasons Most Recent
Finish
Highest
Finish
Top Scorer
Arsenal London Borough of
Islington
23 1 23 1914–15[2] Never
Relegated
0 1992– 4th 1st Thierry Henry (175)[3][4]
Aston Villa Aston, Birmingham 23 1 23 1987–88 Never
Relegated
0 1992– 15th 2nd Gabriel Agbonlahor (67)[5][6]
Barnsley Barnsley 1 1 1 1996–97 1997–98 21 1997–1998 Championship
23rd (relegated)
19th
(relegated)
Neil Redfearn (10)[7]
Birmingham City Birmingham 7 3 4 2008–09 2010–11 15 2002–2006
2007–2008
2009–2011
Championship
21st
9th Mikael Forssell (29)
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn 18 2 11 2000–01 2011–12 3 1992–1999
2001–2012
Championship
8th
1st Alan Shearer (112)
Blackpool Blackpool 1 1 1 2009–10 2010–11 21 2010–2011 Championship
20th
19th
(relegated)
DJ Campbell (13)
Bolton Wanderers Horwich, Bolton 13 3 11 2000–01 2011–12 8 1995–1996
1997–1998
2001–2012
Championship
14th
6th Kevin Davies (68)[8]
Bradford City Bradford 2 1 2 1998–99 2000–01 19 1999–2001 League One
11th
17th Dean Windass (10)
Burnley Burnley 2 2 1 2013–14 2009–10 20 2009–2010
2014–
Championship
2nd (promoted)
18th
(relegated)
Steven Fletcher (8)[9]
Cardiff City Cardiff, Wales 1 1 1 2012–13 2013–14 20 2013–2014 20th (relegated) 20th
(relegated)
Fraizer Campbell (6)[10]
Charlton Athletic London Borough of
Greenwich
8 2 7 1999–2000 2006–07 14 1998–1999
2000–2007
Championship
18th
7th Jason Euell (34)[11]
Chelsea London Borough of
Hammersmith and Fulham
23 1 23 1988–89 Never
Relegated
0 1992– 3rd 1st Frank Lampard (147)[12]
Coventry City Coventry 9 1 9 1966–67 2000–01 13 1992–2001 League One
18th
11th Dion Dublin (61)[13]
Crystal Palace London Borough of
Bromley
6 5 2 2012–13 2004–05 17 1992–1993
1994–1995
1997–1998
2004–2005
2013–
11th 11th Chris Armstrong (23)[14]
Derby County Derby 7 2 6 2006–07 2007–08 6 1996–2002
2007–2008
Championship
3rd
8th Dean Sturridge (32)
Everton Liverpool 23 1 23 1953–54 Never
Relegated
0 1992– 5th 4th Duncan Ferguson (60)[15]
Fulham London Borough of
Hammersmith and Fulham
13 1 13 2000–01 2013–14 10 2001–2014 19th (relegated) 7th Clint Dempsey (50)[16]
Hull City Kingston upon Hull 4 2 2 2012–13 2009–10 18 2008–2010
2013–
16th 16th Geovanni (11)[17]
Ipswich Town Ipswich 5 2 3 1999–2000 2001–02 12 1992–1995
2000–2002
Championship
9th
5th Marcus Stewart (25)[18]
Leeds United Leeds 12 1 12 1989–90 2003–04 10 1992–2004 Championship
15th
3rd Mark Viduka (59)[19]
Leicester City Leicester 9 4 6 2013–14 2003–04 10 1994–1995
1996–2002
2003–2004
2014–
Championship
1st (promoted)
8th Emile Heskey (33)
Muzzy Izzet (33)
[20]
Liverpool Liverpool 23 1 23 1961–62 Never
Relegated
0 1992– 2nd 2nd Robbie Fowler (128)[21]
Manchester City Manchester 18 3 13 2001–02 2000–01 0 1992–1996
2000–2001
2002–
1st 1st Carlos Tevez (58)[22]
Manchester United Trafford, Greater Manchester 23 1 23 1974–75 Never
Relegated
0 1992– 7th 1st Wayne Rooney (158)[23]
Middlesbrough Middlesbrough 14 3 11 1997–98 2008–09 5 1992–1993
1995–1997
1998–2009
Championship
12th
7th Hamilton Ricard (31)[24]
Newcastle United Newcastle upon Tyne 21 2 16 2009–10 2008–09 2 1993–2009
2010–
10th 2nd Alan Shearer (148)[25]
Norwich City Norwich 7 3 3 2010–11 2013–14 0 1992–1995
2004–2005
2011–2014
18th (relegated) 3rd Chris Sutton (33)[26]
Nottingham Forest West Bridgford 5 3 3 1997–98 1998–99 15 1992–1993
1994–1997
1998–1999
Championship
11th
3rd Bryan Roy (24)[27]
Oldham Athletic Oldham 2 1 2 1990–91 1993–94 20 1992–1994 League One
15th
19th Graeme Sharp (16)[28]
Portsmouth Portsmouth 7 1 7 2002–03 2009–10 4 2003–2010 League Two
13th
8th Yakubu (28)[29]
Queens Park
Rangers
London Borough of
Hammersmith & Fulham
7 3 4 2013–14 2012–13 1 1992–1996
2011–2013
2014–
Championship
4th (promoted)
5th Les Ferdinand (60)
Reading Reading 3 2 2 2011–12 2012–13 1 2006–2008
2012–2013
Championship
7th
8th Kevin Doyle (19)
Sheffield United Sheffield 3 2 2 2005–06 2006–07 7 1992–1994
2006–2007
League One
7th
14th Brian Deane (14)[30]
Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield 8 1 8 1990–91 1999–00 14 1992–2000 Championship
16th
7th Mark Bright (48)[31]
Southampton Southampton 16 2 13 2011–12 2004–05 0 1992–2005
2012–
8th 8th Matt Le Tissier (101)[32]
Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent 7 1 7 2007–08 Never
Relegated
0 2008– 9th 9th Jonathan Walters (26)[33]
Sunderland Sunderland 14 4 8 2006–07 2005–06 0 1996–1997
1999–2003
2005–2006
2007–
14th 7th Kevin Phillips (61)[34]
Swansea City Swansea, Wales 4 1 4 2010–11 Never
Relegated
0 2011– 12th 9th Michu (20)[35]
Swindon Town Swindon 1 1 1 1992–93 1993–94 20 1993–1994 League One
8th
22nd
(relegated)
Jan Åge Fjørtoft (12)
Tottenham Hotspur London Borough of
Haringey
23 1 23 1977–78 Never
Relegated
0 1992– 6th 4th Teddy Sheringham (98)[36]
Watford Watford 2 2 1 2005–06 2006–07 7 1999–2000
2006–2007
Championship
13th
20th
(relegated)
Hameur Bouazza (6)
Heiðar Helguson (6)
[37]
West Bromwich
Albion
West Bromwich 9 4 5 2009–10 2008–09 0 2002–2003
2004–2006
2008–2009
2010–
17th 8th Peter Odemwingie (30)[38]
West Ham United London Borough of
Newham
19 3 10 2011–12 2010–11 0 1993–2003
2005–2011
2012–
13th 5th Paolo Di Canio (48)[39]
Wigan Athletic Wigan 8 1 8 2004–05 2012–13 1 2005–2013 Championship
5th
10th Hugo Rodallega (24)
Wimbledon [40] London Borough of
Merton
8 1 8 1985–86 1999–00 14 1992–2000 Defunct
(2003–04)
6th Dean Holdsworth (58)[41]
Wolverhampton
Wanderers
Wolverhampton 4 2 3 2008–09 2011–12 2 2003–2004
2009–2012
League One
1st (promoted)
15th Steven Fletcher (22)[42]

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 now having been relegated out of The Football League

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]

Club First Division
Titles
FA Cups
Won
League Cups
Won
Total Seasons Last
Relegation
Current Status
(2013–14)
Levels in
Pyramid
Accrington 5 1892–93 Defunct
Bradford Park Avenue 3 1920–21 Conference North 6
Brentford 5 1946–47 League One 3
Brighton & Hove Albion 4 1982–83 Championship 2
Bristol City 9 1979–80 League One 3
Bury 2 22 1928–29 League Two 4
Carlisle United 1 1974–75 League One 3
Darwen 2 1893–94 North West Counties Football League First Division 10
Glossop North End 1 1899–1900 North West Counties Football League Premier Division 9
Grimsby Town 12 1947–48 Conference National 5
Huddersfield Town 3 1 30 1971–72 Championship 2
Leyton Orient 1 1962–63 League One 3
Luton Town 1 16 1991–92 Conference National 5
Millwall 2 1989–90 Championship 2
Northampton Town 1 1965–66 League Two 4
Notts County 1 30 1991–92 League One 3
Oxford United 1 3 1987–88 League Two 4
Preston North End 2 2 46 1960–61 League One 3

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.
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  5. ^ "Hall of Fame". Aston Villa F.C. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Aston Villa football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Premier League 97/98 Barnsley Top goal scorers". Stat Bunker. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Bolton Wanderers". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Premier League 09/10 Burnley Top goal scorers". Stat Bunker. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Cardiff City football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Charlton Athletic". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Chelsea football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Coventry City". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "Crystal Palace football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Everton football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "Fulham football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  17. ^ "Hull City football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  18. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Ipswich Town". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Leeds United". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  20. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Leicester City". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  21. ^ "Liverpool football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  22. ^ "Manchester City football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  23. ^ "Manchester United football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  24. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Middlesbrough". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  25. ^ "Newcastle United football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  26. ^ "Norwich City football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  27. ^ "Premiership High Scorers 1992-2013 - Nottingham Forest". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  28. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Oldham Athletic". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  29. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Portsmouth". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  30. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Sheffield United". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  31. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Sheffield Wednesday". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  32. ^ "Southampton football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  33. ^ "Stoke City football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  34. ^ "Sunderland football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  35. ^ "Swansea City football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  36. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  37. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Watford". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  38. ^ "West Bromwich Albion football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  39. ^ "West Ham United football club: Premier League top scorers". 11 v 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  40. ^ 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.
  41. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Wimbledon". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  42. ^ "Premier League High Scorers 1992-2013 - Wolves". Free Elements. Retrieved 1 April 2014.