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English Premier League - Season on Season

Updated on September 21, 2013

This article is looking at every single Premier League season, with statistics for comparison of each. We will start from the very first one that took place in 1992/93. Back then, no-one realised just how popular and commercial the Premier League would become, or even the talent that it would attract, however, it is one of the most enjoyable sporting competitions in the World, making people from all corners of the globe fans of one or more of probably every team that has participated in the grand competition.

1992/93

Premier League Champions: Manchester United(84 points)

FA Cup Winners: Arsenal

League Cup Winners: Arsenal

UEFA Champions League Winners: Olympique Marseille

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Manchester United
  • UEFA Cup: Aston VIlla, Norwich
  • UEFA Cup Winner's Cup: Arsenal

Relegated: Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest

PFA Player Of the Year: Ryan Giggs(Man Utd)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 22 goals - Teddy Sheringham(Nottm Forest/Spurs)
  • 20 goals - Les Ferdinand(QPR)
  • 19 goals - Dean Holdsworth(Wimbledon)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 10

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 19

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(19th): 35

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(19th) and Highest Relegated Club(20th): 0


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 49(Crystal Palace)

1993/94

Premier League Champions: Manchester United(92 points)

FA Cup Winners: Manchester United

League Cup Winners: Aston Villa

UEFA Champions League Winners: A.C. Milan

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Manchester United
  • UEFA Cup: Blackburn, Newcastle, Aston Villa
  • UEFA Cup Winner's Cup: Arsenal, Chelsea

Relegated: Sheff Utd, Oldham, Swindon

PFA Player Of the Year: Eric Cantona(Man Utd)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 34 goals - Andy Cole(Newcastle)
  • 31 goals - Alan Shearer(Blackbutn)
  • 25 goals - Matt Le Tissier(Southampton), Chris Sutton(Norwich)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 8

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 22

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(19th): 49

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(19th) and Highest Relegated Club(20th): 1


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 42(Sheff Utd)

1994/95

Premier League Champions: Blackburn(89 points)

FA Cup Winners: Everton

League Cup Winners: Liverpool

UEFA Champions League Winners: AFC Ajax

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Blackburn
  • UEFA Cup: Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Liverpool, Leeds
  • UEFA Cup Winner's Cup: Everton

Relegated: Crystal Palace, Norwich, Leicester, Ipswich

PFA Player Of the Year: Alan Shearer(Blackburn)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 34 goals - Alan Shearer(Blackburn)
  • 25 goals - Robbie Fowler(Liverpool)
  • 24 goals - Les Ferdinand(QPR)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 1

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 16

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(18th): 41

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(18th) and Highest Relegated Club(19th): 3


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 45(Crystal Palace)

1995/96

Premier League Champions: Manchester United(82 points)

FA Cup Winners: Manchester United

League Cup Winners: Aston Villa

UEFA Champions League Winners: Juventus

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Manchester United
  • UEFA Cup: Newcastle, Aston Villa, Arsenal
  • UEFA Cup Winner's Cup: Liverpool

Relegated: Man City, QPR, Bolton

PFA Player Of the Year: Les Ferdinand(Newcastle)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 31 goals - Alan Shearer(Blackburn)
  • 28 goals - Robbie Fowler(Liverpool)
  • 25 goals - Les Ferdinand(Newcastle)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 4

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 19

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 44

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 0


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 38(Man City)

1996/97

Premier League Champions: Manchester United(75 points)

FA Cup Winners: Chelsea

League Cup Winners: Leicester

UEFA Champions League Winners: Borussia Dortmund

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Manchester United, Newcastle
  • UEFA Cup: Arsenal, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Leicester
  • UEFA Cup Winner's Cup: Chelsea

Relegated: Sunderland, Middlesbrough(3 points deducted for failing to fulfil a fixture), Nottingham Forest

PFA Player Of the Year: Alan Shearer(Newcastle)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 25 goals - Alan Shearer(Newcastle)
  • 23 goals - Ian Wright(Arsenal)
  • 18 goals - Robbie Fowler(Liverpool), Ole Gunnar Solskjaer(Manchester United)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 7

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 14

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 34

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 1


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 40(Sunderland)

1997/98

Premier League Champions: Arsenal(78 points)

FA Cup Winners: Arsenal

League Cup Winners: Chelsea

UEFA Champions League Winners: Real Madrid

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Arsenal, Manchester United
  • UEFA Cup: Liverpool, Leeds, Blackburn, Aston Villa
  • UEFA Cup Winner's Cup: Chelsea, Newcastle
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: Crystal Palace

Relegated: Bolton, Barnsley, Crystal Palace

PFA Player Of the Year: Dennis Bergkamp(Arsenal)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 18 goals - Dion Dublin(Coventry), Michael Owen(Liverpool), Chris Sutton(Blackburn)
  • 16 goals - Dennis Bergkamp(Arsenal), Kevin Gallacher(Blackburn), Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink(Leeds)
  • 15 goals - Andy Cole(Manchester United), John Hartson(West Ham)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 1

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 19

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 38

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 0


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 40(Bolton)

1998/99

Premier League Champions: Manchester United(79 points)

FA Cup Winners: Manchester United

League Cup Winners: Spurs

UEFA Champions League Winners: Manchester United

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea
  • UEFA Cup: Leeds, Spurs, Newcastle
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: West Ham

Relegated: Charlton, Blackburn, Nottm Forest

PFA Player Of the Year: David Ginola(Spurs)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 18 goals - Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink(Leeds), Michael Owen(Liverpool), Dwight Yorke(Manchester United)
  • 17 goals - Nicolas Anelka(Arsenal), Andy Cole(Manchester United)
  • 15 goals - Hamilton Ricard(Middlesbrough)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 1

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 22

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 38

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 2


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 36(Charlton)

1999/00

Premier League Champions: Manchester United(91 points)

FA Cup Winners: Chelsea

League Cup Winners: Leicester

UEFA Champions League Winners: Real Madrid

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Manchester United, Arsenal, Leeds
  • UEFA Cup: Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: Aston Villa, Bradford

Relegated: Wimbledon, Sheff Wed, Watford

PFA Player Of the Year: Roy Keane(Manchester United)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 30 goals - Kevin Phillips(Sunderland)
  • 23 goals - Alan Shearer(Newcastle)
  • 15 goals - Dwight Yorke(Manchester United)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 18

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 26

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 55

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 3


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 33(Wimbledon)

2000/01

Premier League Champions: Manchester United(80 points)

FA Cup Winners: Liverpool

League Cup Winners: Liverpool

UEFA Champions League Winners: Bayern München

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool
  • UEFA Cup: Leeds, Ipswich, Chelsea
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: Aston Villa, Newcastle

Relegated: Man City, Coventry, Bradford

PFA Player Of the Year: Teddy Sheringham(Manchester United)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 23 goals - Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink(Chelsea)
  • 19 goals - Marcus Stewart(Ipswich Town)
  • 17 goals - Thierry Henry(Arsenal), Mark Viduka(Leeds)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 10

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 14

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 38

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 4


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 34(Man City)

2001/02

Premier League Champions: Arsenal(87 points)

FA Cup Winners: Arsenal

League Cup Winners: Blackburn

UEFA Champions League Winners: Real Madrid

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle
  • UEFA Cup: Leeds, Chelsea, Blackburn, Ipswich
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: Fulham

Relegated: Ipswich, Derby, Leicester

PFA Player Of the Year: Ruud van Nistelrooy(Manchester United)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 24 goals - Thierry Henry(Arsenal)
  • 23 goals - Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink(Chelsea), Ruud van Nistelrooy(Man Utd), Alan Shearer(Newcastle)
  • 19 goals - Michael Owen(Liverpool)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 7

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 11

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 47

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 4


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 36(Ipswich)

2002/03

Premier League Champions: Manchester United(83 points)

FA Cup Winners: Arsenal

League Cup Winners: Liverpool

UEFA Champions League Winners: A.C. Milan

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Manchester United, Arsenal, Newcastle, Chelsea
  • UEFA Cup: Liverpool, Blackburn, Southampton, Man City

Relegated: West Ham, West Brom, Sunderland

PFA Player Of the Year: Thierry Henry(Arsenal)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 25 goals - Ruud van Nistelrooy(Manchester United)
  • 24 goals - Thierry Henry(Arsenal)
  • 23 goals - James Beattie(Southampton)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 5

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 19

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 39

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 2


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 42(West Ham)

2003/04

Premier League Champions: Arsenal(90 points)

FA Cup Winners: Manchester United

League Cup Winners: Middlesbrough

UEFA Champions League Winners: FC Porto

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool
  • UEFA Cup: Newcastle, Middlesbrough

Relegated: Leicester, Leeds, Wolves

PFA Player Of the Year: Thierry Henry(Arsenal)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 30 goals - Thierry Henry(Arsenal)
  • 22 goals - Alan Shearer(Newcastle)
  • 20 goals - Louis Saha(Fulham/Man Utd), Ruud van Nistelrooy(Man Utd)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 11

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 34

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 51

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 6


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 33(Leicester)

2004/05

Premier League Champions: Chelsea(95 points)

FA Cup Winners: Arsenal

League Cup Winners: Chelsea

UEFA Champions League Winners: Liverpool

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Everton, Liverpool
  • UEFA Cup: Bolton, Middlesbrough

Relegated: Crystal Palace, Norwich, Southampton

PFA Player Of the Year: John Terry(Chelsea)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 25 goals - Thierry Henry(Arsenal)
  • 21 goals - Andy Johnson(Crystal Palace)
  • 14 goals - Robert Pirès(Arsenal)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 12

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 37

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 61

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 1


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 33(Crystal Palace)

2005/06

Premier League Champions: Chelsea(91 points)

FA Cup Winners: Liverpool

League Cup Winners: Manchester United

UEFA Champions League Winners: F.C. Barcelona

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal
  • UEFA Cup: Spurs, Blackburn, West Ham
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: Newcastle

Relegated: Birmingham, West Brom, Sunderland

PFA Player Of the Year: Steven Gerrard(Liverpool)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 27 goals - Thierry Henry(Arsenal)
  • 21 goals - Ruud van Nistelrooy(Man Utd)
  • 18 goals - Darren Bent(Charlton)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 8

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 26

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 53

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 4


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 34(Birmingham)

2006/07

Premier League Champions: Manchester United(89 points)

FA Cup Winners: Chelsea

League Cup Winners: Chelsea

UEFA Champions League Winners: A.C. Milan

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal
  • UEFA Cup: Spurs, Everton, Bolton
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: Blackburn

Relegated: Sheff Utd, Charlton, Watford

PFA Player Of the Year: Cristiano Ronaldo(Man Utd)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 20 goals - Didier Drogba(Chelsea)
  • 18 goals - Benni McCarthy(Blackburn)
  • 17 goals - Cristiano Ronaldo(Man Utd)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 6

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 29

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 51

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 0


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 38(Sheff Utd)

2007/08

Premier League Champions: Manchester United(87 points)

FA Cup Winners: Portsmouth

League Cup Winners: Spurs

UEFA Champions League Winners: Manchester United

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool
  • UEFA Cup: Everton, Portsmouth, Man City, Spurs
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: Aston Villa

Relegated: Reading, Birmingham, Derby

PFA Player Of the Year: Cristiano Ronaldo(Man Utd)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 31 goals - Cristiano Ronaldo(Man Utd)
  • 24 goals - Fernando Torres(Liverpool), Emanuel Adebayor(Arsenal)
  • 19 goals - Roque Santa Cruz(Blackburn)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 2

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 22

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 51

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 0


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 36(Reading)

2008/09

Premier League Champions: Manchester United(90 points)

FA Cup Winners: Chelsea

League Cup Winners: Manchester United

UEFA Champions League Winners: F.C. Barcelona

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal
  • UEFA Europa League: Everton, Aston Villa, Fulham

Relegated: Newcastle, Middlesbrough, West Brom

PFA Player Of the Year: Ryan Giggs(Man Utd)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 19 goals - Nicolas Anelka(Chelsea)
  • 18 goals - Cristiano Ronaldo(Man Utd)
  • 16 goals - Steven Gerrard(Liverpool)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 4

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 27

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 55

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 1


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 34(Newcastle)

2009/10

Premier League Champions: Chelsea(86 points)

FA Cup Winners: Chelsea

League Cup Winners: Manchester United

UEFA Champions League Winners: Inter Milan

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Spurs
  • UEFA Europa League: Man City, Aston Villa, Liverpool

Relegated: Burnley, Hull City, Portsmouth(Deducted 10 points for entering administration)

PFA Player Of the Year: Wayne Rooney(Man Utd)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 29 goals - Didier Drogba(Chelsea)
  • 26 goals - Wayne Rooney(Man Utd)
  • 24 goals - Darren Bent(Sunderland)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 1

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 19

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 51

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 5


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 30(Burnley)

2010/11

Premier League Champions: Manchester United(80 points)

FA Cup Winners: Man City

League Cup Winners: Birmingham

UEFA Champions League Winners: F.C. Barcelona

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Manchester United, Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal
  • UEFA Europa League: Spurs, Birmingham, Stoke, Fulham

Relegated: Birmingham, Blackpool, West Ham

PFA Player Of the Year: Gareth Bale(Spurs)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 20 goals - Dimitar Berbatov(Man Utd), Carlos Tévez(Man City)
  • 18 goals - Robin van Persie(Arsenal)
  • 17 goals - Darren Bent(Sunderland/Aston Villa)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 9

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 18

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 40

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 1


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 39(Birmingham)

2011/12

Premier League Champions: Manchester City(89 points)

FA Cup Winners: Chelsea

League Cup Winners: Liverpool

UEFA Champions League Winners: Chelsea

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League: Man City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea
  • UEFA Europa League: Spurs, Newcastle, Liverpool

Relegated: Bolton, Blackburn, Wolves

PFA Player Of the Year: Robin van Persie(Arsenal)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 30 goals - Robin van Persie(Arsenal)
  • 27 goals - Wayne Rooney(Man Utd)
  • 23 goals - Sergio Agüero(Man City)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 0 - Won on goal difference

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 24

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 52

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 1


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 36(Bolton)

2012/13

Premier League Champions: Manchester United(89 points)

FA Cup Winners: Wigan

League Cup Winners: Swansea

UEFA Champions League Winners: FC Bayern München

European Qualifiers:

  • UEFA Champions League:Manchester United, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal
  • UEFA Europa League: Spurs, Swansea, Wigan

Relegated: Wigan, Reading, QPR

PFA Player Of the Year: Gareth Bale(Tottenham Hotspur)

Top Goalscorers:

  • 26 goals - Robin van Persie(Man Utd)
  • 23 goals - Luis Suárez(Liverpool)
  • 21 goals - Gareth Bale(Tottenham Hotspur)


Points Gap Between 1st and 2nd: 9

Points Gap Between 1st and 5th: 17

Points Gap Between 1st and Lowest Surviving Club(17th): 50

Points Gap Between Lowest Surviving Club(17th) and Highest Relegated Club(18th): 3


Points of Highest Relegated Club: 36(Wigan)

The graphics of the League Tables are taken from Wikipedia

What is your best memory of the Premier League era, and which season do you rate as the best?

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      Seet 4 years ago from California

      Season 98/99 was really good. I remembered watching the EPL as a little kid back then and Man U, Gunners and Chelsea were fighting for the title all the way to the end.

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      Adam Barker and Dean Barker 4 years ago

      Yes, it was a memorable season. I still remember the arguments people would have about Ginola winning the Player of the Year, even though he hadn't won the title, or even finished in the top 10, with Spurs. It was an exciting season, a fitting one to end the 20th Century

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