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The following is a list of clubs who have played in the
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since its formation in 1992 to the current season. As of the 2021–22 season, fifty teams have played in the Premier League. Forty-eight are based in England and two (
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and
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) are located in
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Wales
; they play in the
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for practical and historical reasons.
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are the only former top-flight First Division champions who have never played in the Premier League, and are among a group of fifteen clubs, thirteen of which are active, that have played in the old First Division but not in the Premier League. By contrast, Barnsley F.C., Barnsley, AFC Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Hull City A.F.C., Hull City, Reading F.C., Reading, Swindon Town F.C., Swindon Town, and Wigan Athletic F.C., Wigan Athletic never played in the old First Division before being promoted to the Premier League. Twelve of the 22 founder members of the Premier League are competing in the 2021–22 season. Six (Arsenal F.C., Arsenal, Chelsea F.C., Chelsea, Everton F.C., Everton, Liverpool F.C., Liverpool, Manchester United F.C., Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Tottenham Hotspur) have contested every season of the Premier League. The remaining six (Aston Villa F.C., Aston Villa, Crystal Palace F.C., Crystal Palace, Leeds United F.C., Leeds United, Manchester City F.C., Manchester City, Norwich City F.C., Norwich City and Southampton F.C., Southampton) were also founder members, though each team has been relegated at least once in the past. Two clubs, Brentford F.C., Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., Brighton & Hove Albion, are not founding members of the Premier League, but have not been relegated since making their debuts in the Premier League via promotion. Brighton won promotion for the first time in 2017, while Brentford made their debut at the start of the 2021–22 season.


Table

All statistics here refer to time in the Premier League only, with the exception of 'Most Recent Finish' (which refers to all levels of play) and 'Last Promotion' (which refers to the club's last promotion from the second tier of English football). For the 'Top Scorer' column, those in bold still play in the Premier League for the club shown. Premier League teams playing in the 2021–22 season are indicated in bold, while founding members of the Premier League are shown in ''italics''. A 'spell' refers to a number of consecutive seasons within the league, uninterrupted by relegation. If the longest spell is the current spell, this is shown in bold, and if the highest finish is that of the most recent season, then this is also shown in bold. The 2006–07 FA Premier League, 2006–07 season marked the first occasion former Premier League members were in all three divisions of the Football League following the relegation of Swindon Town F.C., Swindon Town to EFL League Two, League Two. Since then, other former Premier League clubs relegated to League Two have included Bradford City A.F.C., Bradford City, Portsmouth F.C., Portsmouth, Blackpool F.C., Blackpool, Coventry City F.C., Coventry City, Oldham Athletic A.F.C., Oldham Athletic and Bolton Wanderers F.C., Bolton Wanderers. To date, no former Premier League club has been relegated to the National League (English football), National League. Norwich City F.C., Norwich City have had the most separate spells in the Premier League, with six, which have lasted from one to three seasons in length. Three clubs—Luton Town F.C., Luton Town, Notts County F.C., Notts County and West Ham United F.C., West Ham United—were in the top flight in 1991–92 Football League, 1991–92, and so took part in the original negotiations in 1991 that led to the formation of the Premier League, resigning their membership of English Football League, The Football League along with the other 19 clubs in the top flight. However, the clubs were relegated that season and were thereby not founding Premier League members. Luton Town and Notts County have not returned to the top flight since, with both clubs even dropping to the National League (English football), National League in 2009 and 2019, respectively. West Ham, in contrast, won promotion to the Premier League 1992–93 Football League, the following season.


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color:dark from:01/07/1995 till:30/06/1996 text:"Bolton Wanderers F.C., Bolton Wanderers" barset:break color:dark from:01/07/1997 till:30/06/1998 barset:break color:dark from:01/07/2001 till:30/06/2012 barset:S1996 shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:light from:01/07/1996 till:30/06/2002 text:"Derby County F.C., Derby County" color:dark from:01/07/1996 till:30/06/1997 text:"Sunderland A.F.C., Sunderland" barset:break color:light from:01/07/2007 till:30/06/2008 #Derby color:dark from:01/07/1999 till:30/06/2003 #Sunderland barset:break at:01/01/1992 #Derby color:dark from:01/07/2005 till:30/06/2006 #Sunderland barset:break at:01/01/1992 #Derby color:dark from:01/07/2007 till:30/06/2017 #Sunderland barset:S1997 shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:light from:01/07/1997 till:30/06/1998 text:"Barnsley F.C., Barnsley" barset:S1998 shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:dark from:01/07/1998 till:30/06/1999 text:"Charlton Athletic F.C., Charlton Athletic" barset:break color:dark from:01/07/2000 till:30/06/2007 barset:S1999 shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:light from:01/07/1999 till:30/06/2001 text:"Bradford City A.F.C., Bradford City" color:dark from:01/07/1999 till:30/06/2000 text:"Watford F.C., Watford" barset:break at:01/01/1992 #Bradford color:dark from:01/07/2006 till:30/06/2007 #Watford barset:break at:01/01/1992 #Bradford color:dark from:01/07/2015 till:30/06/2020 #Watford barset:break at:01/01/1992 #Bradford color:dark from:01/07/2021 till:30/06/2022 #Watford barset:S2001 shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:light from:01/07/2001 till:30/06/2014 text:"Fulham F.C., Fulham" barset:break color:light from:01/07/2018 till:30/06/2019 barset:break color:light from:01/07/2020 till:30/06/2021 barset:S2002 shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:dark from:01/07/2002 till:30/06/2006 text:"Birmingham City F.C., Birmingham City" #Birmingham color:light from:01/07/2002 till:30/06/2003 text:"West Bromwich Albion F.C., West Bromwich Albion" #WestBrom barset:break color:dark from:01/07/2007 till:30/06/2008 #Birmingham color:light from:01/07/2004 till:30/06/2006 #WestBrom barset:break color:dark from:01/07/2009 till:30/06/2011 #Birmingham color:light from:01/07/2008 till:30/06/2009 #WestBrom barset:break at:01/01/1992 #Birmingham color:light from:01/07/2010 till:30/06/2018 #WestBrom barset:break at:01/01/1992 #Birmingham color:light from:01/07/2020 till:30/06/2021 #WestBrom barset:S2003 shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:dark from:01/07/2003 till:30/06/2010 text:"Portsmouth F.C., Portsmouth" color:light from:01/07/2003 till:30/06/2004 text:"Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Wolverhampton Wanderers" barset:break at:01/01/1992 #Portsmouth color:light from:01/07/2009 till:30/06/2012 #Wolves barset:break at:01/01/1992 #Portsmouth color:light from:01/07/2018 till:30/06/2022 #Wolves barset:S2005 shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:dark from:01/07/2005 till:30/06/2013 text:"Wigan Athletic F.C., Wigan Athletic" barset:S2006 shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:light from:01/07/2006 till:30/06/2008 text:"Reading F.C., Reading" barset:break color:light from:01/07/2012 till:30/06/2013 barset:S2008 shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:dark from:01/07/2008 till:30/06/2018 text:"Stoke City F.C., Stoke City" color:light from:01/07/2008 till:30/06/2010 text:"Hull City A.F.C., Hull City" barset:break at:01/01/1992 #Stoke color:light from:01/07/2013 till:30/06/2015 #Hull barset:break at:01/01/1992 #Stoke color:light from:01/07/2016 till:30/06/2017 #Hull barset:S2009 shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:dark from:01/07/2009 till:30/06/2010 text:"Burnley F.C., Burnley" barset:break color:dark from:01/07/2014 till:30/06/2015 barset:break color:dark from:01/07/2016 till:30/06/2022 barset:S2010 shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:light from:01/07/2010 till:30/06/2011 text:"Blackpool F.C., Blackpool" barset:S2011 shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:dark from:01/07/2011 till:30/06/2018 text:"
Swansea City Swansea City Association Football Club (; cy, Clwb Pêl-droed Cymdeithas Dinas Abertawe) is a Welsh professional association football, football club based in Swansea, Wales that plays in the EFL Championship, Championship, the second tier of Eng ...
" barset:S2013 shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:light from:01/07/2013 till:30/06/2014 text:"
Cardiff City Cardiff City Football Club ( cy, Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Caerdydd) is a professional association football club based in Cardiff, Wales. It competes in the EFL Championship, Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. Foun ...
" barset:break color:light from:01/07/2018 till:30/06/2019 barset:S2015 shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:dark from:01/07/2015 till:30/06/2020 text:"A.F.C. Bournemouth, Bournemouth" barset:S2017 shift:(5,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:light from:01/07/2017 till:30/06/2022 text:"Brighton %26 Hove Albion F.C., Brighton & Hove Albion" color:dark from:01/07/2017 till:30/06/2019 text:"Huddersfield Town A.F.C., Huddersfield Town" barset:S2021 shift:(-25,-5) anchor:from fontsize:m color:light from:01/07/2021 till:30/06/2022 text:"Brentford F.C., Brentford"


Overview of clubs by season


Location of all clubs who have competed in the Premier League


Clubs who have competed in the top flight First Division, but not the Premier League


Seasons in First Division and Premier League

The number of seasons that each team has played in the top division from 1888–89 Football League , 1888-89 until 2021–22 Premier League , 2021–22. A total of 65 teams had competed in at least one season at the top division. Out of the total 123 seasons no team has competed at each season, with Everton F.C., Everton being absent at only four editions with 119 participations. The teams in bold participate in the 2021–22 Premier League, 2021–22 Premier League.


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References

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