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Premier League Originals: Where Are They Now?

Updated on July 16, 2017

Then and now

Premier League (1992/93)
Premier League (2016/17
1. Manchester United
1. Chelsea
2. Aston Villa
2. Tottenham Hotspur
3. Norwich City
3. Manchester City
4. Blackburn Rovers
4. Liverpool
5. Queens Park Rangers
5. Arsenal
6. Liverpool
6. Manchester United
7. Sheffield Wednesday
7. Everton
8. Tottenham Hotspur
8. Southampton
9. Manchester City
9. Bournemouth
10. Arsenal
10. West Bromwich Albion
11. Chelsea
11. West Ham United
12. AFC Wimbledon
12. Leicester City
13. Everton
13. Stoke City
14. Sheffield United
14. Crystal Palace
15. Coventry
15. Swansea City
16. Ipswich Town
16. Burnley
17. Leeds United
17. Watford
18. Southampton
18. Hull City
19. Oldham Athletic
19. Middlesbrough
20. Crystal Palace
20. Sunderland
21. Middlesbrough
22. Nottingham Forest
Comparison of 1992/93 and 2016/17 Premier League tables. *The Premier League changed from 22 teams to 20 teams at the end of the 1994/95 season.


Nottingham Forest

Despite winning European cups and Division One titles prior to the Premier League's arrival Nottingham Forest failed to keep up with the Premier League's pace and were relegated to the then Division One, where they remain today in heavy financial difficulty.


The first team to be in both the 1992/93 Premier League and the 2016/17 edition. Unfortunately for Middlesbrough fans they were relegated in both ultimately as a result of failing to sign quality players.

Crystal Palace

Palace have managed to turn their fortunes around in the 25 years since their relegation from the first Premier League going from disappointing relegation fodder to Premier League steadfasts, no thanks to Alan Pardew!

Nottingham Forest's Crest- relegated from the Premier League after the 1992/93 season
Nottingham Forest's Crest- relegated from the Premier League after the 1992/93 season


Oldham Athletic

The Latics survived the first season of Premier League football only to be relegated the following season. Since then they have never returned and are now playing their games in Football League One.


The Saints recent promotion back to the Premier League means Southampton are one of only 10 teams to play in both the beginning and current editions of the Premier League, finishing 8th in the latest edition.

Leeds United

Following relegation in the 2003/04 season Leeds have played their football in the Championship tier of English football although they have come close to promotion in recent seasons, in 2016/17 just missing out on a play off spot.

Ipswich Town

Following championship football in 1995/96 Ipswich returned to the Premier League once for 2 seasons, finishing 5th in their first season and 18th in the second. To this day Ipswich remain in the Championship


Relegated after finishing 17th in the Premier League's 2000/2001 season, Coventry City have never come close to returning and have had to settle for League 2 football following their 24th place finish in League One's 2016/17 season.

Sheffield United

Relegated on goal difference following the 2006/07 season Sheffield United now play in the Championship after winning League One with 100 points.


Everton are the first team we have come to who have played all seasons of Premier League football. In the 2016/17 season they finished 7th with 61 points and look to qualify for European football for the first time since 2014.

Wimbledon FC

Relegated for their performance in the 1999/00 season, Wimbledon FC no longer exist. They changed their name to Milton Keynes Dons and now play in League One of English Football.


Chelsea have made a lot of progress from the end of the 1992/93 season but specially since their owner Roman Abramavic arrived. Chelsea have won Europa League, UEFA Champions League and Premier League titles, including the 2016/17 Premier League title.


Arsenal's fortunes changed following Arsene Wenger's appointment as manager in 1996, in the 2003/04 season Arsenal made history by going an entire Premier League season unbeaten and earned the nickname "invincibles", they are the only ever team to achieve this. In the 2016/17 season they finished 5th making this the first season that Arsenal didn't earn UEFA Champions League status during Wenger's tenure.

Oldham Athletic- League One
Oldham Athletic- League One
Arsenal FC- Premier League 5th place
Arsenal FC- Premier League 5th place


Manchester City

Recently bought by Arabian owners, Manchester City have enjoyed a period of success winning the league in the 2012/13 season and winning multiple cups since. They finished 3rd in the 2016/17 season.

Tottenham Hotspur

Another team who have improved drastically in recent years, the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for a then world record fee financed Tottenham's improvements and they finished 3rd and 2nd in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons.

Sheffield Wednesday

As a result of their 19th place 1999/00 season finish Sheffield Wednesday were relegated to the Championship where they continue to compete today.


Another team to play in all Premier League seasons and also enjoy recent successes, Liverpool have finished 4th in the Premier League twice in recent years, qualifying for Champions League football where, the first time, they were knocked out after the first stage. The legends Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard played here.

Queens Park Rangers

Last relegated after the 2014/15 season, QPR are currently battling for promotion from the Championship.

Blackburn Rovers

The 1994/95 Premier League Champions were relegated in the 1998/99 season and are currently playing in League One after relegation from the championship after the 2016/17 season. Alan Shearer, the Premier League's top goalscorer played here for a time.

Norwich City

The Canaries were relegated in the 2015/16 season and are currently playing in the Championship where they finished the 2016/17 season mid table.

Aston Villa

The Claret and Blue were relegated in the 2015/16 season and are currently playing in the Championship where they also finished the 2016/17 season mid table.

Manchester United

The team that signed Wayne Rooney, one of the premier league's best are perhaps the most famous English club to date, the Red Devils are certainly the most successful English club of the Premier League era. The club has faded a little over the past few seasons but still managed to replace Real Madrid as the most valuable club in the world. They finished the 2016/17 season in 6th place with ex Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United- 1992/93 Champions
Manchester United- 1992/93 Champions

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