The Premier League that we know of today was formed in 1992. Formerly, the top division of English football was called the English Football League and the change was brought in to make the English league more marketable in the eyes of a worldwide audience.
The current champions of the Premier League are Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City (5th title in 2020/21).
Premier league titles won by clubs
We have had 29 Premier League champions to date, of which Manchester United is leading the chart with 13 titles in their kitty. Let’s have a look at the list of clubs that have won the premier league to date and the number of titles that they have won:
|Club||No. of Titles||Seasons|
|Manchester United||13||1992/93,1993/94, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/13|
|Chelsea FC||5||2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10, 2014/15, 2016/17|
|Manchester City||5||2011/12, 2013/14, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2020/21|
|Arsenal FC||3||1997/98, 2001/02, 2003/04|
Clubs with the most Premier league titles in (overall):
Liverpool is the club that stands out along with Manchester United in this list. Though Liverpool has just 1 Premier League title which they won in the 2019/20 season, the club has a total of 19 League titles (including the Premier league 19/20). Before this, the club had won 18 League titles in the English Football League era.
Manchester United has the most number of league titles in England with 13 Premier League and 7 English Football League titles bringing up a grand total of 20 League titles.
Managers to win the Most league titles:
There have been a lot of legendary managers in the premier league that has managed to win the league title. Sir Alex Ferguson leads this list by winning 13 league titles with Manchester United, which incidentally includes every league title that United has won in the Premier League era.
Here is a list of all the Managers that have successfully won the Premier League Title:
|Manager||Club Managed||Titles Won||Seasons|
|Sir Alex Ferguson||Manchester United||13||1992/93,1993/94, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/13|
|Arsene Wenger||Arsenal||3||1997/98, 2001/02, 2003/04|
|Jose Mourinho||Chelsea||3||2004/05, 2005/06, 2014/15|
|Pep Guardiola||Manchester City||3||2017/18, 2018/19, 2020/21|
|Kenny Dalgish||Blackburn Rovers||1||1994/95|
|Roberto Mancini||Manchester City||1||2011/12|
|Manuel Pellegrini||Manchester City||1||2013/14|
|Claudio Raneiri||Leicester City||1||2015/16|
Manager won premier league title with 2 different clubs
Not yet, It is very surprising that no manager has yet managed to win the premier league title at 2 different clubs in the Premier League era.
Kenny Dalglish famously has won the English Football League title with Liverpool and the Premier League title with Blackburn Rovers.
In the Premier League era Jose Mourinho has come the closest, winning the Premier League thrice with Chelsea and finishing runner-up in 2017/18 at his time with Manchester United.
Iconic Managers over the years
Sir Alex Ferguson
Manchester United’s iconic 13-time Premier League-winning manager is probably the greatest Manager the Premier League has ever seen. Under his watchful eyes, Manchester United dominated the 1990’s and the 2000’s. Every player that has played under him has spoken out about how much of a father figure he is. He even officially got knighted by the Queen of England hence giving him the title ‘Sir’.
Sir Alex retired as a manager in 2012/13 ending his 26-year career as Manchester United manager right at the top of the League, as a Champion!
The Frenchman, Arsene Wenger is an Icon to Arsenal FC and the Premier League. He joined The Gunners in 1996 and brought instant success to the club. Under his guidance, the club always played in Europe. The Frenchman led Arsenal to three premier league titles as the club became arch-rivals to Manchester United in that era.
His biggest accomplishment was in the 2003-04 season where Arsenal won “The Golden Premier League”, winning the League without losing a single game in the entire season. He ended his reign at the club in 2018.
Chelsea’s Iconic manager Jose Mourinho is another manager who has won the league 3 times. ‘The Special One as he is branded by his beloved fans and media has been one of the best Managers ever in the premier league. His iconic rivalry with Arsene Wenger will stand the test of time.
A true Premier League legend, he has managed three clubs in the Premiership namely, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspurs. His playing style of defending and counter-attacking is now being followed by many managers around the world. Currently the Portuguese is managing Italian Club AS Roma.
Another Modern Footballing great is Pep Guardiola. He has already guided Manchester City to three league titles and may very well add more to his resume in the coming seasons. Guardiola is known for his possession-based football style which he has followed since he was a manager at FC Barcelona.
Being the current Premier League holders, Manchester City are again favorites to win the next Premier League title in 2021/22.
In 2016, Claudio Ranieri did the unthinkable. He and his Leicester City squad managed to win the Premier League titles with odds over 1/2000. He instilled belief in his squad that it was quite a possible feat and led the foxes to glory. Ranieri is one of the reasons why every club outside the “Historic Top 6” believes that they have got a chance to challenge the big boys and go for the Title.
He even had a tenure at Chelsea in the 2000s but it’s safe to say that he will forever be remembered for his time at Leicester City.
Players with Most League titles
It is not surprising that most of the players with most league titles in the Premier League Era are those of Manchester United as the club has amassed 13 league titles since the Premier League era began. Let’s have a look at players with the most league titles:
|Ryan Giggs||Manchester United||13|
|Paul Scholes||Manchester United||11|
|Gary Neville||Manchester United||8|
|Denis Irwin||Manchester United||7|
|Roy Keane||Manchester United||7|
|David Beckham||Manchester United||6|
|Nicky Butt||Manchester United||6|
|Phill Neville||Manchester United||6|
|Ole Gunnar solskjær||Manchester United||6|
|Rio Ferdinand||Manchester United||6|
|Sergio Aguero||Manchester City||5|
|Wayne Rooney||Manchester United||5|
|Peter Schmeichel||Manchester United||5|
|Andy Cole||Manchester United||5|
|Wes Brown||Manchester United||5|
|Michael Carrick||Manchester United||5|
|Patrice Evra||Manchester United||5|
|John O’ Shea||Manchester United||5|
In a field dominated by Manchester United superstars, only Chelsea’s John Terry and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero stand out. This shows how big of an icon these modern greats were to the Premier League.
Premier League Captains to lift Multiple League Titles:
A Captain becomes an instant icon once his team wins the league anywhere around the world. It is no different in the Premier League. Only a few players in history have had the honor of winning the Premier league multiple times as Captains, they are:
|Player||Club||Titles lifted as a Captain||Seasons|
|John Terry||Chelsea||5||2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10,2014/15, 2016/17|
|Roy Keane||Manchester United||4||1998/99, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2002/03|
|Vincent Kompany||Manchester City||4||2011/12, 2013/14, 2017/18, 2019/20|
|Steve Bruce||Manchester United||2||1993/94, 1995/96|
|Tony Adams||Arsenal||2||1997/98, 2001/02|
|Gary Neville||Manchester United||2||2006/07, 2008/09|
|Nemanja Vidic||Manchester United||2||2010/11, 2012/13|
Iconic Players Over the years
There have been many icons over the years filling out different criterias, Here are some of those icons who graced the league and are for sure Premier league Hall of Famers.
Giggs has amassed 632 appearances and has won 13 league titles all with Manchester United in his historic premier league Career. He is only second to Gareth Barry in terms of premier league appearances. Playing at the heart of the Manchester United midfield, he has scored 109 goals and provided 162 assists in the Premier League alone.
Representing Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United, Alan Shearer is one of the legends of the Premier league. He holds the record for most goals scored, scoring 260 goals in 441 appearances in the Premier League. He has won the 1994-95 League title playing for the Blackburn Rovers.
Chelsea’s Iconic Captain-Leader-Legend is probably the greatest defender yet in the league. John Terry is the most successful captain in the premier league, leading the Blues to five Premier League titles.
John Terry has kept 214 clean sheets in the 492 appearances that he made in the Premier League.
Manchester United’s Iconic Number 10 is another star of the Premier League. In 491 Premier League appearances, Wayne Rooney has scored 208 goals and provided 103 assists. He scored a deadly goal-scoring duo with Cristiano Ronaldo in his early career that is still considered one of the best duo’s in the league.
Wayne Rooney has won the premier league title 5 times with Manchester United.
That ‘Agueroooooooooo!’ goal is probably the most memorable moment in Premier Leagues history. The Argentine forward scored in probably the last kick of the game to win Manchester City their first league title in 2011/12.
He is arguably Manchester City’s most legendary player yet winning the League title 5 times and also scoring 184 goals for the Citizens in the process.
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