EPL: All-Time Premier League Table
Since it began in 1992, there have been 45 different teams that have competed in the Premier League, with only seven teams being ever-present.
Here is a list of the top 20 teams to compete in the Premier League, listed in order of total points scored in the league since its inception.
Figures are correct up to the end of the 2010-2011 season.
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Despite only spending eight years in the Premier League before being relegated in 2000, and in the eyes of some fans not existing anymore, Wimbledon are the 20th most successful team in EPL history. Their EPL points total stands at 391 points.
Wimbledon had a topsy-turvy life in the EPL, as relegation led to bankruptcy and the club moved to Milton Keynes. Renamed MK Dons, the club currently sits in League One.
The disgruntled Wimbledon fans created their own team, AFC Wimbledon, which after many promotions sits in League Two.
19: Sheffield Wednesday
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Just like Wimbledon, Sheffield Wednesday stared their Premier League tenure in the beginning but were relegated in 2000. One of the most historic teams in all of English football, they have a EPL points total of 392.
Moderate league performances for Wednesday in their EPL career earned them three seventh-place finishes in 1993, 1994, and 1997. Wednesday were relegated in 2000 and have since moved up and down between the Championship and League One, where they currently sit.
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Spending most of the 1990's in the old Division One, Sunderland won promotion in 1997 but were relegated the following season. They returned to the EPL in 2000, managing to stay there until 2003, when again they were relegated.
After another promotion and relegation in 2005-06, Sunderland returned in 2007 and have remained here ever since.
Sunderland have spent a total of ten seasons in the EPL, earning 395 points.
17: Coventry City
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Beginning its Premier League life at its inception, Coventry City managed nine successive seasons in the EPL before being relegated in 2001. In that time they earned 409 points.
Their highest league position was 11th, earned in 1994 and 1998. Many great players played for Coventry during this time, including Dion Dublin, Craig Bellamy, and Gary McAllister.
Since relegation Coventry have stayed in the second tier of English football.
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Fulham earned promotion to the Premier League in 2001, where they have stayed ever since. Ten consecutive seasons in the EPL have earned them 459 points.
Fulham's highest-ever position was seventh, achieved in 2009 by popular manager Roy Hodgson. Many famous names have played for Fulham in its EPL lifetime, such as Edwin van der Sar, Louis Saha, and Andy Cole.
Fulham's EPL status is quite an achievement considering they were in the old Division Three as recently as 1997.
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Bolton were promoted to the Premier League in 1995 only to go straight back down a year later. They were then promoted again in 1997, only to be relegated straight away once more. After three seasons in Division One, they returned to the EPL in 2001, where they have stayed ever since.
12 EPL seasons have earned them 539 points.
They have been consistently mid-table, earning their highest league finish of sixth place in 2005 under manager Sam Allardyce.
They have had two European campaigns during their EPL career, playing such teams as Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, and Marseille.
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Another member of the original Premier League campaign, Southampton managed to stay in the EPL right up until 2005. 13 consecutive seasons of EPL football earned them 587 points.
Southampton often struggled in the EPL, although they did manage to finish eighth in 2003 under manager Gordon Strachan.
Since relegation, Southampton have had spells in the Championship and League One, winning promotion to the Championship this year.
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A member of the original Premier League season, Middlesbrough were relegated that season and did not manage to return to the EPL until 1995. Two seasons in the EPL were followed by a brief season in Division One before they returned to the EPL in 1998 and stayed there until 2009.
Overall they have 633 points.
Generally a mid-table team, Middlesbrough finished seventh in 2005, earning them a UEFA Cup place. Boro managed to reach the final but were beaten 4-0 in by Sevilla.
Since relegation in 2009 they have played in the Championship, where they are currently promotion hopefuls.
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Another team from the original season, Leeds lasted 12 years before being unable to fight off relegation in 2004. This earned them 692 points.
A regular finisher high up in the Premier League table, it was only when Leeds started to suffer financially that the team form dropped, leading to relegation.
Since relegation they have battled in League One and the Championship, where they currently stand.
11: Manchester City
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Manchester City played the first four seasons of Premier League football, before being relegated in 1996. There was a single-season stay in 2000 before City returned in 2002, and they have stayed ever since.
Their points total is 695.
City were never a team to challenge for the league until recently, when new owners invested heavily in the team, making them able to fight for top honors over the last few seasons.
This is quite an achievement considering they were in Division Two as recently as 1999. In the coming years they will expect to add a lot more points to their current total.
10: West Ham
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West Ham made it to the Premier League in 1993, where they managed to stay for ten consecutive seasons. Two years in the second tier of English football earned them a return to the EPL in 2005, where they stayed until this year.
Their current points total is 764 points.
West Ham have generally been a mid-table team, although they did manage a fifth place finish in 1999 under manager Harry Redknapp.
They currently reside in the Championship, where they will hope for a quick return to the EPL.
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Blackburn have played in every Premier League season other than from 1999 to 2001, when they resided in Division One. They are the only team to have won the EPL title and then be relegated, was they won the league in 1995.
Their points total is 939.
In the first three seasons they never finished lower than fourth, but after winning the title their form dropped and they suffered relegation after a 19th place finish in 1999.
Since their return in 2001 they have stayed in the EPL, with their best finish being sixth place in 2003 and 2006.
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Newcastle won promotion to the Premier League in 1993, in which they have played ever since except for one season in 2009-2010 when they were relegated to the Championship. They have 952 points.
The Toon were title challengers under managers Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson, but have often struggled with other managers.
It was here that striker Alan Shearer became the EPL's all-time top scorer, scoring 559 goals in total and also becoming the club's top scorer.
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Everton are the first of the Premier League's ever-present teams, scoring a total of 978 points in their EPL career.
Everton have generally been a mid-table team, occasionally finishing in a high league position, their highest being fourth in 2005.
Manager David Moyes was appointed in 2002, he has since become the EPL's third-longest tenured manager.
6: Tottenham Hotspur
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Playing in the Premier League since its inception, Spurs have been one of the league's most popular teams and have enjoyed varying levels of success. Their points total is 1017.
Spurs have finished as high as fourth in 2010, but as low as 15th in 1994. They have had many star players such as Jurgen Klinsmann, David Ginola and Dimitar Berbatov.
Under manager Harry Redknapp they will hope to return to the top four this season.
5: Aston Villa
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Aston Villa finished their Premier League debut in second place, but have since to return to those heights in the league, only finishing as high as fourth in 1996 and fifth the following season. Villa has also won a fair number of sixth place finishes.
In their EPL career, they have managed to win 1051 points.
Under current manager Alex McLeish, Villa will hope to finish in the top half of the league this season.
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Liverpool have been one of the most consistent teams in the Premier League, never finishing lower than eighth. They have earned 1282 points.
Despite being one of the most successful teams in English football history, Liverpool have never won the EPL but they finished as runners-up in 2002 and 2009.
Under current manager and Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish, the team will hope to develop into league challengers soon.
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Much has been made of Chelsea's recent success of the last few years, but it hasn't always been like this. Chelsea started off as a mid-table team but their form improved, making them a challenger at the top of the league.
Since 2003 they have never finished lower than fourth, winning the league in 2005, 2006, and 2010. They have 1338 points to their name.
Under new manager Andre Villas-Boas, Chelsea will hope to be league challengers again this season.
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Since 1997 Arsenal have never finished lower than fourth in the EPL, making them one of the most consistent teams at the top of the league.
They have slipped back in recent years, but on their day they are still a major threat.
1: Manchester United
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It is fair to say that Manchester United have made the most of the Premier League. They are the most successful team in EPL history, winning the title 12 times under manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Manchester United have never finished lower than third, with a grand total of 1574 points to their name.
The most successful EPL club will want to keep it that way, and looking at their current form it will take a lot to dislodge them from the top of the all-time league table.