When the Premier League came about in 1992, few could have envisonged it becoming the commercial behemoth it is today. Doing away with the old Football League structure that had existed for as long as professional football had existed within the United Kingdom, it was certainly an audacious move, but one that has turned the summit of English football into the most watched sporting competition in the world.
The division is worth an estimated £7.6bn ($9.9bn), and has produced some of the most memorable moments in football history, so why not join us at SinkorSwimSports as we run through the best 9 Premier League records of all time.
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Most Premier League Titles
Since the league began with the 1992/93 season, there have been 30 Premier League seasons as of 2022. Man United won the very first edition of the competition that season, beating Aston Villa by 10 points.
Since then, the Red Devils have become the serial Premier League winners across the competition’s history. In total, Man United have won 13 Premier League titles, though their last win came back in 2012/13. Behind them is their rivals Man City with 6 titles, followed by Chelsea with 5.
Man United are also currently the side with the most Premier League titles in a row, winning three consecutive times between 2007 and 2009.
Most Premier League Points
Pep Guardiola’s 2017/18 Man City team set the record for the most Premier League points with 100, the only side to reach a century’s worth of points in the division’s history.
Pep’s Centurions also set the record for the biggest Premier League title-winning margin, wrapping up the title +19 points clear of Man United that season.
Most Premier League Goals
Alan Shearer holds the record for the most Premier League goals, scoring 260 times in 441 games. Behind him is Wayne Rooney on 208 from 491, with Harry Kane the most prolific active player at 192 goals from 292 games.
Most Premier League Assists
The most decorated British player of all time and also the owner of the most Premier League assists record, Ryan Giggs has 162 assists in 963 appearances across a career spanning 21 years at Man United.
Behind him is Cesc Fabregas with 111 assists, and Wayne Rooney once again appearing with 103 assists to his name.
Most Premier League Clean Sheets
In total, there have been fourteen different goalkeepers who have racked up over a hundred clean sheets since 1992.
The goalkeeper with the most Premier League clean sheets is Petr Cech, who recorded 202 in 443 appearances for an overall percentage of 45.60%. Out of all the active Premier League goalkeepers, Man United’s David de Gea is the leading name with 134 in 388 (34.54%).
Most Premier League Wins
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Man United currently hold the record for the most Premier League wins with 710 at the time of writing. Behind them is Arsenal at 629 and Chelsea at 624.
It is however Liverpool and Man City that currently hold the record for the most Premier League wins in a season. The Reds 32 wins during their triumphant 2019/20 season, whilst Pep Guardiola also recorded that number in 2017/18 and 2018/19.
Longest Unbeaten Premier League Run
Arsenal are still the only side to go unbeaten across a Premier League season. The Gunners won 26 and drew 12 times in the 2003/04 season, and stretched their unbeaten run to 49 matches before a fateful loss against Man United in October 2004.
Highest Scoring Premier League Game
The highest scoring Premier League game on 29 September 2007 when Portsmouth beat Reading 7-4 at Fratton Park. Interestingly enough, that was the first game in which Reading would concede 6+ goals, losing 6-4 later on that season against Spurs.
Tottenham’s 9-1 win over Wigan on 22 November 2009 saw the most amount of goals scored in one half (9), as well as the most amount of goals scored by one team in a half (8).
Three teams have recorded the biggest Premier League win, with Man United beating Ipswich (4 March 1995) and Southampton (2 February 2021) 9-0, whilst Leicester and Liverpool achieved the same scoreline against the Saints and Bournemouth respectively.
Highest Premier League Attendance
To date, the highest Premier League attendance recorded was 83,222 at Wembley Stadium on 10 February 2018 for the fixture between Spurs and Arsenal.
Man United’s home stadium of Old Trafford remains the biggest ground in the Premier League with a capacity of 74,310.
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