Ten Facts about the Premier League

Wembley Stadium

You know the clubs, the managers, the players, the stadiums and all the transfer rumours, but what about these Barclays Premier League facts and statistics? 

1. Manchester United have won the Premier League 13 times in its 21 year history

Arsenal and Chelsea FC are in joint second place, with 3 titles each

Old Trafford
2. At Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium, there is enough nylon twine under the pitch to stretch around the world

The 40,000km of nylon twine at White Hart Lane is used to knit the roots of the grass together.

Premier League Trophy3. There has been a total of 21,652 goals scored in the Premier League

Since the league’s launch in 1992, every season has seen an average of 1,031 goals

4. Manchester United hold the records for both the biggest home and biggest away wins

United beat Ipswich Town 9-0 at Old Trafford in 1995, and beat Nottingham Forest 1-8 away in 1999

5. Premier League clubs have spent a total of more than £4.4bn (US $6.7bn) on players in the past decade

Chelsea FC – owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich – tops the list of big spenders, outlaying £673m on bringing players to Stamford Bridge since January 2003

6. Matches in the Barclays Premier League have an average attendance of nearly 36,000

More than 13.3 million people attended a Barclays Premier League game in the 2012-13 season, including approximately 1 million fans from overseas

7. It is the most-watched football league in the world

643 million homes in 212 countries can receive Barclays Premier League broadcasts, giving it a potential global audience of nearly 5 billion people

8. The global audience is matched by global players

Over the course of its history, the league has had 1,430 foreign players from a total of 97 countries around the world

9. Arsenal’s stadium is reportedly the tenth most expensive ever built

The £390m (US $600m) Emirates Stadium is just a few miles from two even more expensive stadiums that feature in the top 10 – the iconic Wembley Stadium and the London Olympic Stadium, which is due to be taken over by Premier League club West Ham

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