Teams with most English league titles 1889-2019

Manchester United are currently the record title winners in the English top flight having won the division a total of 20 times since 1889. Most of these wins came after the inception of the Premier League at the start of the 1992/93 season under the leadership of manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Indeed, United’s most recent title came in the 2012-13 season, which was Ferguson's final season of management before his retirement.

Manchester United – footballing giant

 As well as being the most successful team in English top flight history, Manchester United is a globally recognizable brand. The club recorded revenue of almost 776 million euros in 2018, almost half of which was generated in the commercial segment. With such a marketable brand, it is unsurprising that the club’s brand value has more than tripled since 2011. As a result, Manchester United was the most valuable soccer brand worldwide in 2018, fighting off stiff competition from other giants of the game such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich.

Power of the Premier League

The Premier League is undoubtedly one of the biggest soccer leagues in the world and is followed by fans from across the globe. As a result, the TV broadcasting rights revenue that the league has generated has skyrocketed from 191 million U.S. dollars in its inaugural 1992 season, to over 5.1 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. Another important revenue stream for Premier League clubs is kit sponsorships, which amounted to over 315 million pounds in the 2018/19 season.

Number of Premier League titles* won from 1889 to 2019, by club

Number of titles
Manchester United20
Liverpool FC18
Arsenal FC13
Everton FC9
Aston Villa7
Sunderland AFC6
Chelsea FC6
Manchester City6
Newcastle United4
Sheffield Wednesday 4
Blackburn Rovers3
Huddersfield Town3
Leeds United3
Wolverhampton Wanderers3
Burnley FC2
Derby County2
Portsmouth FC2
Preston North End2
Tottenham Hotspur2
Ipswich Town1
Nottingham Forest1
Sheffield United1
West Bromwich Albion1
Leicester City1
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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

1889 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* The statistic includes the title winners of the First Division before the introduction of the Premier League at the beginning of the 1992/93 season.

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