The Premier League is the most popular football league in the world and it doesn’t look like the league’s popularity would be waning anytime soon this can be seen in how the PL clubs easily attract the best players and managers.
The concept of relegation is also one of the factors that make the league very competitive, and this brings the question; Which clubs have never been relegated from the Premier League?
If you are at a loss as to what the answer is, then stay put as we will be giving you the answers in this post. Read on!
The Premier competition was “created” in 1992 when clubs withdrew from the First Division of the Football League, which had been (up until that point) the premier competition in England since 1888. The year 1992 marked the formation of the Premier League.
It should be known that a total of 46 clubs have participated in the Premier League since it was launched. However, only seven of those clubs have been crowned champions thus far.
This comes as a shock right? Well, they are Manchester United (13), Manchester City (6), Chelsea (5), Arsenal (3), Blackburn Rovers (1), Leicester City (1), and Liverpool (1).
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Meanwhile, below are the 6 Premier League clubs that have never been relegated from the seasonal league competition.
- Manchester United
- Tottenham Hotspur
Meanwhile, before we proceed, It is important to note that prior to the formation of the Premier League, each of these teams had previously experienced the humiliation of being demoted from England’s top-level League at least once.
Everton are one of the most successful football clubs in England, having won nine League titles, five FA Cup trophies, nine Charity Shields, and the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1985.
Everton have also won nine Charity Shields. However, they have been a shadow of the aforementioned successes in recent times and are presently fighting for survival in the Premier League as the 2022/23 season gradually comes to a close.
The Reds are arguably the most successful English football club ever with a whopping 18 league titles to their name. However, it should be known that since the league was rebranded to the Premier League, they’ve won it once.
Regardless, the Merseyside giants have won the FA Cup seven times, the League Cup on eight occasions. They’ve been the most successful Premier League club in Europe with 5 UCL wins and 3 UEFA Cup wins.
Their worst-ever finish to date in the Premier League is 7th but it appears they may be making another poor finish outside of the UEFA Champions League places in the 2022/23 season if fortunes don’t smile on them.
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3. Manchester United
Since the beginning of the Premier League in 1992, Manchester United has won more trophies than any other team in England combined.
They have the highest number of league titles with a whopping 20 titles to their name, alongside 11 FA Cup wins, 4 League Cup wins, amongst others.
They are the second most successful English side in Europe with 3 UEFA Champions League wins to their name.
They’ve not won the Premier League since the retirement of Sir. Alex Ferguson and are currently relying in the managerial and tactical prowess of Dutch manager Erik Ten Hag for the return of the glory days at Old Trafford.
Since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, they have won it a whopping 13 times, a far cry from domestic rivals Liverpool who have just 1 to their name thus far.
4. Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs, I daresay, are the perennial underachievers in the Premier League. They have not been relegated from the league but haven’t won it either or been tagged as favorites for a season.
Their best finish in a Premier League season is second and this was the second season after the league was rebranded.
Regardless., it should be known that Tottenham Hotspur became the first English team to win both the English First League and the FA Cup in the same calendar year in the 1960–1961 season.
They also established themselves as the first English club to win a trophy in Europe when they won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963.
They reached the UEFA Champions League final in 2019 but lost 2 nil to domestic rivals, Liverpool, under the management of Mauricio Pochettino.
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The Gunners as they are fondly called have never been relegated from the Premier League, and have also played in the English top flight continuously for more than a century.
The London outfit holds the record for the most consecutive seasons spent competing in England’s highest level of club football.
The last time they were relegated was in 1913. They also hold the record as the only club to play a whole season without being defeated and this feat was achieved by the Invincibles in the 2003/04 season.
In the ongoing 2022/23 Premier League season, they are looking to clinch the title against all odds but it remains to be seen if they can overcome the sustained pressure from second-placed Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City with less than 10 games to go.
The Blues are presently under a new ownership era of American businessman Todd Boehly and it remains to be seen if the successes of the previous owner Roman Abramovich can be replicated.
Regardless, the London club have won the league title 5 times and are the third most successful team in the Premier League since 1992. It can be recalled that they were second best but have been overtaken by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
In 2012, the club reached its greatest level of success to date by winning the Champions League against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Germany against all odds.
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The Blues have also won seven FA Cup trophies, 5 league cups, and amongst others. They have 2 UCL titles, 1 Europa League title, and 1 UEFA Super Cup thus far.
However, they are facing their worst season ever in 2023 with two managers Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter already sacked in one season., and them being closer to relegation waters than a place in the UEFA Champions League next season.
These 6 clubs have not been relegated to the second tier since the inception of the Premier League in 1992.