The Premier League is about to start: Here's its historyLast updated on Aug 09, 2018, 12:30 am
The English Premier League is knocking at the door and fans are gearing up for another season of excitement, drama, emotions and some amazing football.
The first match is scheduled on August 11, with Leicester City facing Manchester United at the Old Trafford.
On August 12, title holders Manchester City would lock horns with Arsenal.
Here we present the history of this illustrious league.
Beginnings of the most loved sports league in the world
Starting off in 1992 as the FA Premier League, the EPL was essentially formed by the first division clubs to take advantage of a lucrative television rights deal.
Forty nine clubs have been a part of the league since its inception.
Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton, and Tottenham are some of the founding members.
Manchester United were the first ever champions of the EPL.
Glory glory Man United: The most successful EPL club
Manchester United's Premier League record is astounding to say the least.
Out of the 26 years, United have won the title 13 times, all of those under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Their first victory came in the inaugural season in 1992-93 and the last one in 2012-13.
Notably, they won three back-to-back titles in 1998-99, 1999-00 and 2000-01.
Wenger's Invincibles: The only undefeated EPL champions ever
Arsenal are the only team to win the Premier League without losing a single match in the entire season.
Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Patrick Vieira, and Dennis Bergkamp were the soul of the team which won 26 games and drew 12.
The Premier League honored this achievement by presenting Arsenal with a golden version of the trophy.
United ended their unbeaten 49 games run.
Individual achievements in the Premier League
Alan Shearer has 260 goals to his name, the most in Premier League's history.
Henry has won the most number of Golden Boots (4).
Henry and Shearer are the only two players to win the Golden Boot thrice in a row.
Alex Ferguson has the most number of Manager of the Year awards (11).
Peter Cech and Joe Hart have won 4 Golden Gloves.