FA Premier league

The FA Premier league is the top football league division for English Football League teams. It is governed by The Football Association.

It was created in 1992 when the teams of the old First Division withdrew from The Football League. Both the league, and its championship, are often called the Premiership.

Table of contents
1 Teams
2 Top Scorers
3 External Links

Teams

There are 20 teams in the FA Premier League. At the start of each season, the bottom three teams of last season are relegated into Division 1 and the top two teams from Division 1, together with the winner of a series of play-offs between the 3rd-6th teams of Division 1, are promoted into the FA Premier League. These are the teams for the 2003/04 season:

  • Arsenal F.C *
  • Aston Villa F.C *
  • Birmingham City F.C
  • Blackburn Rovers F.C
  • Bolton Wanderers F.C
  • Charlton Athletic F.C
  • Chelsea F.C *
  • Everton F.C *
  • Fulham F.C
  • Leeds United F.C *
  • Leicester City F.C
  • Liverpool F.C *
  • Manchester City F.C
  • Manchester United F.C *
  • Middlesbrough F.C
  • Newcastle United F.C
  • Portsmouth F.C
  • Southampton F.C *
  • Tottenham Hotspur F.C *
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C
(*) = played in every Premiership season

Previous League Champions
Season Winner Total wins Remarks
2002/03 Manchester United F.C 8 (15) Nil
2001/02 Arsenal F.C 2 (12) Double (FA Cup)
2000/01 Manchester United F.C 7 (14) Nil
1999/00 Manchester United F.C 6 (13) Nil
1998/99 Manchester United F.C 5 (12) Treble (FA Cup,
UEFA Champions League)
1997/98 Arsenal F.C 1 (11) Double (FA Cup)
1996/97 Manchester United F.C 4 (11) Nil
1995/96 Manchester United F.C 3 (10) Double (FA Cup)
1994/95 Blackburn Rovers F.C 1 (3) Nil
1993/94 Manchester United F.C 2 (9) Double (FA Cup)
1992/93 Manchester United F.C 1 (8) Nil

The figure in brackets is the number of English league championships won, including pre-1992 Division 1 titles.

Top Scorers

All-time top Premier League scorers (up to end of 2002-03 season):
Alan Shearer221
Andy Cole155
Les Ferdinand136
Robbie Fowler136
Teddy Sheringham130
Dwight Yorke115
Ian Wright114
Dion Dublin111
Michael Owen102
Matthew Le Tissier101
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink91
Ole Gunnar Solskjśr85
Thierry Henry83
Chris Sutton81
Tony Cottee78

External Links

See also: First Division, Second Division, Third Division
2001/02 | 2002/03 | 2003/04

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