Arsenal

arsenal logoEstablished in 1886 Arsenal is one of the most successful clubs in English Football. Nicknamed “The Gunners” Arsenal plays their home games at the Emirates Stadium in Holloway, London.

Arsenal have been champions of England on 13 occasions, they have also won the FA Cup a record 11 times and the League Cup a total of 2 times. Even though their list of domestic achievements are impressive they have never won the Champions League in their history.

The last time Arsenal became the Champions of England was in the 2003/04 season, this was also the season were Arsenal would go unbeaten the entire season in the Premier League. The 2003-04 Arsenal team are fondly remembered as the “Invincibles” (Arsenal were not the first English team to go unbeaten the whole season this feat was initially achieved by the Preston North End team of 1888-89).

Arsenal is the 5th most valuable team in the world as per Forbes 2014. The team is currently managed by Arsene Wenger who has been manager since 1996.

Aston Villa

aston villa logoEstablished in the year 1874, Aston Villa is one of the oldest clubs in England. Villa plays their home matches at Villa Park, Birmingham since 1897.

Aston Villa was one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888 in fact they were also a founding member of the Premier league in 1992.

Villa is one of the only seven teams to have played in every season of the Premier League till date.

Villa has a impressive resume which includes 7 league titles, 7 FA Cup trophies, 5 League Cup victories and one Champions League success in the 1981-82 season .Villa scored an astounding 128 goals in the 1930/31 season which is an English record for the most goals by a team in a single season.

The team is currently managed by Paul Lambert.

Burnley FC

Burnley_FC LOGOFounded in the year 1882 Burnley FC were initially known as “Burnley Rovers”. Nicknamed “The Clarets” Burnley play their home matches at the Turf Moor Stadium in Burnley.

The Clarets were one of the founding members of the football league in 1888 in fact they are one among the only four clubs to have won all four division of English football.

Burnley’s Premier League career spans just two years with one stint in the 2009/10 season and the second stint in the ongoing 2014/15 season.

Burnley has been two time champions of England, once in the 1920/21 and another time in the 1959/60 season.

Their sole FA Cup success came in the year 1914. The team is currently managed by Sean Dyche who has been with the club since 2012.

Chelsea

Chelsea EmblemNicknamed “The Blues” Chelsea FC was founded in the year 1905 and they play their home matches at the Stamford Bridge Stadium in Fulham, London.

Chelsea is one among the only seven clubs to have played in all 23 seasons of the Premier League till date. Chelsea won its first league title in the 1954/55 season and then had to wait till 2004-05 to become champions of England again.

The list of accolades Chelsea posses includes 4 League titles, 7 FA Cups, 4 League Cups and one Champions League trophy.

Chelsea is the first English Club to win all four European trophies. They also have the record for the most points scored in a Premier league season.

According to Forbes 2014 Chelsea is the 6th most valuable football club in the world .They are currently managed by Jose Mourinho.

Crystal Palace

crystal palace logoNicknamed “The Eagles” Crystal Palace FC play their home matches at Selhurst Park in South Norwood, London. Palace doesn’t have any major trophies to their credit but has played in the Premier league for a total of 6 seasons.

Palace holds the record for getting relegated the most number of times from the Premier League (1992/93, 1994/95, 1997/98 & 2004/05). The run of relegations was finally put to an end in the 2013/14 campaign when the team under the management of Tony Pulis avoided the drop for the first time in their history.

Palace has been FA Cup runners-up on one occasion where they would lose the final against Manchester United.

Everton

everton logoFounded in the year 1878 Everton holds the record for playing the most number of seasons in English football’s top flight (110 seasons). Everton has never been relegated from the top division since 1954.

Nicknamed “The Toffees” Everton play their home matches at Goodison Park in Walton, Liverpool. Toffees were one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888.

Everton has 9 league titles, 5 FA Cups and 2 League Cups to their credit however their last major trophy came almost two decades back in 1995 (FA Cup).

Everton has a fierce rivalry with Liverpool and the matches between these two are called Merseyside Derbies. Everton are currently managed by Roberto Martinez.

Leicester City

leicester city logoFounded in the year 1884, Leicester play their home matches at the King Power Stadium in Leicester. Nicknamed “The Foxes” Leicester has won the English second division title a record 7 times (Jointly held with Manchester City).

Leicester has 3 League Cup trophies to their credit and has been FA Cup runner-up on four separate occasions. The closest Leicester have come to winning the English First Division was in the 1928/29 season when they finished 2nd at the end of the season.

Leicester City currently plays in the Premier League after winning the 2013/14 Championship title and has been managed by Nigel Pearson since November 2011.

Hull City AFC

Hull City LogoFounded in the year 1904, Hull City AFC plays their home matches at the KC Stadium since 2002.

Nicknamed “The Tigers” Hull tasted Premier League football for the first time in the 2008/09 season after winning promotion from the championship the previous season. The highest finish that Hull has achieved in Premier League till date is the 16th place in the 2013/14 season.

Hull finished runner-up in the 2013/14 FA Cup tournament losing to Arsenal 3-2 in the final. Hull is currently managed by Steve Bruce.

Liverpool

Liverpool logoLiverpool FC is one of the most successful clubs in England. Founded in the year 1892, “The Reds” as they are called plays their home matches at the Anfield Stadium in Liverpool.

Liverpool has domestically won a total of 18 League titles, 7 FA Cups & 8 league Cups (Twice as more as any other team).  Despite their success Liverpool has never won the Premier League title in their history but have finished runner-up on three separate occasions with the last being in the 2013/14 Season.

Liverpool is one of the most successful clubs in the Champions League winning the trophy 5 times with the last one being one of football´s most legendary matches, Liverpool vs Milan 2005. The Reds are renowned for their club anthem – “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and have fierce rivalries with Everton (Merseyside Derby) and Manchester United (Northwest Derby).

Liverpool is currently managed by Brendan Rodgers.

Manchester United

Manchester United logoNicknamed “The Red Devils” Manchester United plays their home matches at the Old Trafford Stadium in Greater Manchester.

Founded in the year 1878 United were initially known as “Newton Heath”. They are one of the most successful clubs in England with 20 League titles, 11 FA Cups, 4 League Cups and 3 Champions League titles.

United has played in all 23 seasons of the Premier League and has won the Premier league title a total of 13 times. United are the third richest club in the world as per the Forbes magazine in 2014.

United have a historic rivalry with Liverpool and the matches between these two giants of English football are called Northwest Derbies. They also have a healthy rivalry with Manchester City and the matches between the two Manchester teams are called Manchester derbies.

The club is currently managed by Louis Van Gaal.

Manchester City

Manchester_City logoManchester City are the current champions of England having won the 2013/14 season on the last day and pushing Liverpool to the runner-up spot.

Founded in the year 1880 “City” as they are known play their home matches at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.

Manchester City jointly holds the record with Leicester City for the most English second tier league titles with 7.

City has been champions of England 4 times with two of them coming in the Premier league era. They have also enjoyed reasonable domestic cup successes with 5 FA Cup and 3 League Cup trophies to their credit.

City is currently managed by the Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hot SpursTottenham Hotspur or simply known as the “Spurs” was founded in the year 1882. Spurs play their home games at the White Hart Lane stadium in Tottenham.

Spurs were the first English club to win a UEFA competition by winning the UEFA Cup in the 1971/72 season; they have won the English League title 2 times, the FA Cup 8 times and the League Cup 2 times.

Spurs have also won the UEFA Cup two times but their last major trophy came almost a decade back in the 2007/08 season (League Cup).

Spurs have a fierce rivalry with Arsenal and the matches between the two are called North London Derby; they jointly hold the record with Manchester United for the most goals in a single Premier League game.

Spurs are currently managed by Mauricio Pochettino.

Swansea City AFC

Swansea City AFC logoFounded in the year 1912, Swansea City plays their home matches at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales.

Nicknamed “The Swans” Swansea is the first club from Wales to play in the Premier League. The Swans were initially called Swansea Town but the name was changed to Swansea City in 1969.

Swansea has only one major trophy to their credit and that was the League Cup in the 2012/13 season when they beat Bradford City 5-0 in the final

They won promotion to the Premier League in the 2010/11 season and have never been relegated till date. There highest finish in the Premier League was 9th which they achieved in the 2012/13 season.

They are currently managed by former player Garry Monk.

Stoke City FC

stoke emblemFounded in the year 1863 Stoke City is one of the oldest clubs in England. They were initially known as the “Stoke Ramblers”.

Nicknamed “The Potters” Stoke play their home games at the Britannia Stadium which houses a capacity of slightly more than 27,000.

Despite being the second oldest club in the country they have won only one major trophy during their time and that was the League Cup in the 1971/72 season.

Stoke played in the Premier League for the first time in the 2008/09 season and have never been relegated from the Premier League. There highest finish in the league came in the 2013/14 season when they finished 9th.

They are currently managed by Mark Hughes.

Southampton

Southampton LogoNicknamed “The Saints” Southampton play their home matches at the St.Mary’s Stadium in Southampton since 2001.

Founded in the year 1885, Southampton were one of the founding members of the Premier League in 1992, the only major trophy that they have won during their time is the FA Cup in 1976 when they beat United 1-0.

Southampton has spent 16 seasons in the Premier League and their best finish during this time was 8th place which they achieved in the 2002/03 and 2013/14 seasons.

They are currently managed by Ronald Koeman.

Newcastle United FC

new castle united logoNicknamed “The toons” Newcastle United play their home matches at St James’ Park which houses a capacity of 52,405.

Newcastle was one of the founding members of the Premier League in 1992 and has spent 21 seasons in the EPL. Newcastle have been four time league champions with the last one coming in the 1926/27 season, they have also won the FA Cup 6 times with the last one coming in 1955.

In the Premier League there highest finish was 2nd which they secured on two separate occasions once in 1995/96 and the other time in `1996/97.

Newcastle has a fierce rivalry with Sunderland and the matches between the two are called Tyne-Wear Derby.

Sunderland AFC

sunderland logoNicknamed “The Black Cats” Sunderland play their home matches at the Stadium of Light since 1997.

Sunderland were founded in the year 1879 and they have so far won a total of 6 league titles with the last one coming in 1935/36 season. They also have two FA Cups to their credit with the last one coming in 1973.

Sunderland did reach the League Cup finals in 2014 but lost to Manchester City in the finals. Sunderland have spent a total of 14 season in the Premier League with the best finish during this time being 7th which they achieved in the 1999/20 and 2000/01 seasons.

They have an intense rivalry with Newcastle and the matches between these two are called Tyne- Wear Derbies.

The team is currently managed by Gus Poyet.

 Queens Park Rangers FC

Queens Park Rangers logoQueens Park Rangers FC or simply known as QPR was founded in the year 1882 and play their home matches at the Loftus Road Stadium since 1963.

QPR has only one major title to their credit and that was the League Cup Success in the 1966/67 season. They have finished first division runner-up on one occasion which was in the 1975/76 season.

QPR has played in the Premier League for a total of 7 seasons and their highest finish during this time was the 5th place they secured in the first ever Premier League season back in 1992/93.

QPR has the unique record of having used 18 different grounds as its home ground from its formation in 1882, they finally settled at Loftus Park in 1963.

QPR was healthy rivalries with several West London clubs including Chelsea, Fulham and Brentford and the matches between these clubs are called West London Derbies.

The team is currently managed by Harry Redknapp.

West Ham United FC

west ham unitedFounded in the year 1895, West Ham United plays their home matches at the Boleyn Ground or otherwise known as Upton Park since 1904.

When the club was founded in 1895 they were initially known as “Thames Ironworks”. Nicknamed “The Hammers”, West Ham have only 3 FA Cups till date with the last one coming in 1980.

Hammers have tasted success in Europe as well winning the European Cup Winners Cup in 1965.

West Ham has never won English Football’s first Division also the hammers have played in 19 out of the 23 Premier League seasons till date with the best finish being 5th.

The team is currently managed by Sam Allardyce.

West Bromwich Albion FC

West_Bromwich_Albion.svgNicknamed “The baggies”, West Bromich Albion was founded in the year 1878 and plays their home matches at the Hawthorns Stadium in West Bromwich since 1990.

West Brom was one of the founding members of English football league in 1888 and won their one and only league title in the 1919/20 season.

West Brom however has a great domestic cup return winning the FA Cup a total of 5 times and the League Cup Once in 1966.

The baggies have a long standing rivalry with both Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The team is currently managed by Tony Pulis.

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