Premier League History

While the international football industry is heavily saturated with football leagues, something is different from the English Premier League (EPL).

While the international football industry is heavily saturated with football leagues, something is different from the English Premier League (EPL). The league was so elite and hugely popular that many football leagues were modeled after the top-flight tournament of the United Kingdom.

To further help you get acquainted with the EPL in the football betting Singapore site, we took the liberty of giving you the abridged version of the history of the Premier League. 

Brief Origins

To those who didn’t know, the Premier League was a relatively young football league. Before the formation of the EPL, English football was already a well-established sport in the country. 

During the 1980s, English football reached a sharp decline. That was the time when hooliganism was prevalent and football stadiums were neglected. The lowest point of English football was the result of the disaster from the 1985 European Cup Finals between Liverpool and Juventus at the Heysel Stadium. 

The riot caused the death of 39 fans and it was considered the biggest crowd disaster in the history of European football competitions. As a result, the UK Premiership was formed as a result of this nadir.

1990’s

The English Premier League was officially established on 15th August 1992. During that time, the league was composed of 22 football clubs. After that, things were looking up in the world of English football.

Aside from club football, the quality of English football also improved when the England team reached the semi-finals of the 1990 FIFA World Cup. That was also the time when Europe’s football governing body, UEFA released the sanctions that restrict the activities of European tournaments caused by the aforementioned disaster.

2000’s

In 2007, the name FA Premier League was officially changed to the Premier League. The original 22 football clubs were also reduced to the current number of 20. Four clubs were relegated from the original roster and two were promoted from the lower division.

At the time of the name change, 16 seasons of the English Premier League were played. The annual season of the EPL runs from August to May with the fixtures composed of 38 matches that you can bet on at the top betting sites Singapore platforms. In many years, a total of 40 football clubs have participated in the English topflight.

Growth and Popularity

Over the years, the EPL established itself as the highest level in the English football system. Both the first-division EPL and the second-division EFL Championship have exchanged football clubs in the process of promotion and relegation.

The domestic football league of the United Kingdom also became popular across the world garnering a million fans over the years. Sometimes, the EPL was compared to other domestic leagues in Europe such as the Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, and French Ligue 1. However, nothing can surpass the prestige of the Premier League.

Indeed, the success of the Premier League is evident in the number of fans and the revenue that the tournament has garnered over the years. In particular, the domestic league has increased its popularity in the Asian region especially on the online betting Singapore sites.

Currently, Manchester City holds the championship title in the English Premier League. They defeated Liverpool in the finals of the 2021/22 season of the EPL. Over the years, the Premier League also revised its rules and gameplay structure to improve the quality of the competition. 

Final Words

The English Premier League is the most prestigious football domestic league in Europe and the world. The tournament has collected millions of supporters over the years, and also became the richest football league on the planet, surpassing its rival, La Liga. 

Make sure that you take advantage of the bonuses and promotions related to the league at the sports betting online Singapore site!

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