England is the Mecca of world football considering its rich history and overwhelming popularity. Their colonial rule is the major reason for the widespread reach of football. England is one of the strongest teams in the world and produced so many great players over the years. English premier league has a rich history and tradition under its belt. One of the popular annual sporting event English premier leagues is not only popular in European countries, but also in all parts of the world. Currently, it is making its en roots in south Asian countries. Not only in popularity but also EPL is one richest league across the globe.
During 1980s English football witnessed the huge drop in popularity and revenues due to the ban imposed by UEFA, the governing body of European football after the Heysel stadium disaster in 1985. Division one football league is finding it hard to compete against other leagues like Serie A and La Liga and hence the top-most England players started moving to abroad for better opportunities. The trend started reversing in 1990 as the five-year ban was lifted and Manchester won the UEFA champions league in 1990. The popularity began to regain and that led to the formation of the premier league. Since then it has been one of the most popular leagues in the world and serving as the best advertisement for the sport. Here are the lists of top 5 teams in English premier league.
Manchester United FC
The club that won the treble for the first time in the history of English football, Manchester United was founded in the year 1878. One of the most popular football clubs across the globe Manchester United has won the number of premier league titles since its inception in 1992. Once coached by Sir Alex Ferguson, who has got the tremendous record in winning titles for the club and making the most consistent team in the world.
Manchester United has the culture of injecting young blood and using the experienced campaigner in a wise manner to influence the youngsters. The club has produced so many legends like Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, and many others. Known for their strong defense and aggressive play Manchester united has also many accolades at international level. They have won UEFA champion’s league thrice the second most, other than Liverpool. Still, the team to beat, Manchester United is rocking the premier league for this time also and is one of the clear favorites to bag the title.
Touted as one of the best clubs in the history of English football the Arsenal FC was founded in the year of 1893. Club has won so many titles that include 13 league titles, 13 FA Cups which is the record, 2 league cups, and most prestigious UEFA cup once. Coached by Arsene Wenger the longest service coach in the history of English football, the arsenal is always built with young guns. Arsenal is estimated as third most valuable English football club with $2.24 billion. It is interesting to see how the team is going to do after the retirement of Arsene Wenger after this season. The club has produced so many legends to the game including Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie and played the major role in the development of football in England and Europe. With the new manager, the team is expected to perform the same level as it before in all its assignments.
Founded in 1905 Chelsea FC has achieved many successes over the years. One of the most popular and successful English club Chelsea has great records to its name in a premier league circle. The team has won 6 premier league titles over the years. Owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich Chelsea is the 7th most valuable club in the world. It also recorded the sixth highest average in English football during the 2017-2018 seasons. With the earning of 428 million euros, the club is eighth highest earning club in the world.
One of the strongest contenders for the title in every tournament they compete has a huge fanbase to its name and never disappoints them. Their core strength lies in building their own squad which means they will not search the players from other countries or leagues instead they produce their own players through various academies run by them. Also right from the childhood, they thought their players to play in their own style which is helping them a lot to achieve.
One of the most successful English clubs in the history of professional football Liverpool needs no introduction. The formidable team that ruled the European football between 1960 and 1980 has won 8 UEFA champions league titles. Nicknamed as “The Reds” Liverpool FC has brought rich laurels in the history of the English football. During the 2000s the club has lost its way, but again back on track these days. They have found their winning ways back and started winning titles these days which is really healthy for English football. Like other English teams, this club has also produced so many legends and also identified many talented prospects for English football.
Manchester City FC
The premier league is mostly dominated by above mentioned top teams, but after 2010 Manchester City emerged as a new headache for those four teams. Since then Manchester city started breaking into top four positions continuously and started winning major titles. They are current champions of the 2017-2018 premier league season and they created the history by recording highest points in premier league history. Coached by Pep Guardiola the team is expected to continue its rich vein of form and bag more laurels in the upcoming events.
Premier league has changed the dimensions of European football. It increased the competitiveness, standard and quality that resulted in playing more exciting matches which helped the game to improve its popularity. So undoubtedly England is the mecca of world football.