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