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English Premier League

 

The English Premier League, officially named “Barclays Premier League“ due to the main sponsor Barclays Bank, is the highest English football league. 20 clubs play from August to May on 38 matchdays a total of 380 matches. Most games are played in the afternoons of Saturdays and Sundays, the other games during weekday evenings.

The Premier League is the most-watched football league in the world, broadcasted in more than 200 countries (click here to see where you can watch the Premier League live on TV). In the season 2013–2014, the average Premier League match attendance was 36,657 (previous season: 35,931), the second highest of any professional football league other than the German Bundesliga. Behind the Spanish La Liga, the Premier League ranks second in the UEFA coefficients of leagues based on performances in European competitions over the last five years.

Due to its financial power and its media coverage around the world, the Premier League attracts top stars from the entire globe such as Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Eden Hazard, Mesut Özil, David Silva and Yaya Touré, to name just a few. Financials of each clubs can be found in the fact sheet of the respective club and the estimated salaries of the players on each player page on our website.

 

Professional Footballers' Association Team of the Year 2013-2014

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech (Chelsea FC)

Defence: Seamus Coleman (Everton FC), Gary Cahill (Chelsea FC), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Luke Shaw (Southampton FC)

Midfield: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool FC), Eden Hazard (Chelsea FC), Yaya Toure (Manchester City), Adam Lallana (Southampton FC)

Attack: Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suárez (both Liverpool FC)

 

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Click here for an overview of the Premier League teams and players

Click here for a map showing the Premier League teams