Premier LeagueThe Premier League is the top tier of English professional football and is widely regarded as one of the most competitive football leagues in the world. It was founded in 1992 and has seen a host of legends such as David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, and Frank Lampard grace the division. It is contested by twenty teams each season and features the world's best players, giving the league unparalleled skill and quality. The current season, 2020-2021, will feature the likes of Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC, Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Aston Villa, West Ham United, and Everton. The Premier League spans 38 fixtures, with each team playing each other twice (home and away). After the regular season, the bottom three teams are relegated to the lower tier of English football, the Championship, with the top two advancing to the UEFA Champions League. The teams ranked third to sixth play a playoff tournament called the UEFA Europa League. In addition, the team which finishes in sixth place qualifies for the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Europa League. The Premier League is known for its dramatic conclusion several times every season, as teams battle for the title, for Champions League places, and against relegation. These exciting clashes between teams across the whole country are among the most iconic moments of any league season. The high number of goals scored and the intensity of the matchdays means that English football never fails to entertain and excite. This has led to a global brand which continues to drive significant global interest in the quality of the league. The Premier League has been won by a wide array of teams in its history, with Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester City between them have won the Premier League title many times. The highest points total accrued was 100, which was achieved by Manchester City in the 2017-2018 season. The highest number of consecutive wins stands at 18, set by Manchester City in 2017-2018. The Premier League has hosted some of the best in world football as well as some incredible football moments from iconic players. The league has been televised in more than 200 countries and territories around the world, with a global audience of more than 4 billion watching each season. It is one of the most popular and lucrative leagues in the world, representing the highest level of English club football.
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