A random 37 random facts about The English Premiership - Cool Baby

A random 37 random facts about The English Premiership

To mark the start of The Premiership 2014/15 season, Coolbaby.ie blog look at some random interesting facts from the history of the competition. I hope my research has been accurate, but congrats to anyone if they pick up on an error! 

  1. Sheffield Utd’s Brian Deane scored the first goal in the English Premiership history.
  2. No English manager has ever won the league title.  Seriously.
  3. English premiership started on 15th august 1992
  4. Ryan Giggs’ dad played rugby for Wales
  5. Since 94-95 season only Man Utd, City, Chelsea, Arsenal have won league
  6. Sir Alex Ferguson has won 12 premier league titles
  7. Sponsors: Carling 1993-2001, Barclay Card 2001-2004 and Barclays 2004 to now
  8. The first Sky television rights agreement was worth 304million over 5 years
  9. The highest scoring game was Man United 9-0 defeat of Ipswich in 94-95 season, Andy Cole scoring 5 times.
  10. Blackburn leads the red card charts with an amazing 75 red cards
  11. Chelsea lead yellow card charts with over 1200 bookings
  12. 2003-2004 Arsenal went the whole season unbeaten, thus earning the moniker “Invincibles”
  13. Alan Shearer leads scoring charts with 260 premiership goals
  14. Chelsea scored a whooping 103 goals in the 2009-10 title win
  15. Swindon let in 100goals in 1993-94 season
  16. Alan Shearer scored 11 premiership hat tricks
  17. Ledley King scored fastest goal after just 10seconds
  18. David Beckham scored that unreal halfway line goal against Wimbledon on the opening day of 1996-97 season
  19. Sunderland(05-06) and Derby(07-08) both only won one home game in a season
  20. The most consecutive wins was 10 by Arsenal (10 Feb 2002 to 24 Aug 2002)
  21. Derby went an amazing 32games without a win in 2007-08 season
  22. Highest attendance 76,398 Man Utd vs. Blackburn 2007
  23. Lowest attendance 3,039 Wimbledon vs. Everton 1993
  24. Most points in a season Chelsea with 95 points in 2004-05 season.
  25. Oldest goal scorer was Teddy Sheringham at 40 years and 268 days
  26. Most clean sheets 173 by David James
  27. Most red cards Patrick Viera,Duncan Ferguson and Richard Dunne with 8
  28. There wasn’t a single corner in the Chelsea vs. Wigan 21st Aug 2013
  29. Kevin Gillespie,Dave Kitson and Andreas Johansson were all sent off without touching the ball
  30. Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Tottenham are the only teams to compete in every Premiership season
  31. Eric Cantona scored the Premiership’s first hatrick playing for Leeds vs. Spurs
  32. The first televised Premiership goal was scored by Teddy Sheringham
  33. First keeper to score a goal was Peter Schmeichel in 2001 for Aston Villa
  34. The first player to reach 100 Premiership goals was Alan Shearer
  35. The first African player in Premiership was Peter Ndlovu for Coventry City in Aug 1992
  36. Man Utd won the first Premiership title with 84 points.
  37. Wayne Rooney is the ugliest Premiership player ever (just joking)
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