Premier League - Statistics & Facts

The English Premier League constitutes the highest level of professional football in England. It is considered to be the most-followed and best-known football league in the world. The Premier League in its current format, comprising 20 clubs, was formed in 1992, breaking away from the Football League, which was originally founded in 1888. Amongst the so-called “Big-Five” leagues in Europe, which include the top-tier football leagues of England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France, the Premier League generates the highest revenue with around 5.65 billion euros in projected revenue in the 2018/19 season.

Kit sponsorships of all Premier League clubs combined had a value of about 315.6 million GBP in 2018/19. The overall aggregate attendance at the games in the 2017/18 season was 14.63 million - an average attendance of around 38.5 thousand. Only the German Bundesliga had a higher average per game attendance amongst the top European soccer leagues.

One of the most popular clubs is Manchester United. The brand value of the team is estimated at 1.9 million U.S. dollars in 2018 by Brand Finance. Forbes ascribes the team a total value of almost 4.12 billion U.S. dollars. In 2017, Manchester United generated more than 750 million U.S. dollars in revenue and with an average attendance of more than 75 thousand exceeded the league average attendance by almost 30 thousand.

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