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The competition was founded as the FA Premier League on 20 February 1992 following the decision of clubs in the Football League First Division to break away from the Football League, founded in 1888, and take advantage of a lucrative television rights deal. The deal was worth around £1 billion a year domestically as of 2013–14, with Sky and BT Group securing the domestic rights to broadcast 116 and 38 games respectively. The league is a corporation in which the member clubs act as shareholders, and generates €2.2 billion per year in domestic and international television rights.Clubs were apportioned central payment revenues of £2.4 billion in 2016–17, with a further £343 million in solidarity payments to English Football League (EFL) clubs.

By the numbers: Standout stats for each EPL club on opening weekend

theScore picks out the best stats and facts to surface following an entertaining opening weekend of the new Premier League season.0 - It was a rather ineffectual Nottingham Forest debut from Jesse Lingard. The former Manchester United man recorded...

5 thoughts from opening Saturday of new Premier League season

The Premier League is back! theScore examines the most important developments and discusses the biggest talking points from Saturday's busy slate of action in England's top flight.Is there enough energy in Liverpool's midfield?Fulham's attackers diligently tracked back while Harrison...

Roundup of the latest stories on Chelsea's manic transfer window

It's hard to keep up. Here are the latest developments on Chelsea's frantic summer transfer window.Se quedaCesar Azpilicueta has signed a new Chelsea contract until June 2024, The Athletic's David Ornstein understands.A clause was already activated in the 32-year-old's...

Premier League predictions: Title winners, top 4, relegation, and more

With the new Premier League campaign kicking off Friday, we peer into our crystal ball to predict what will happen in the top flight of English football this season.Title winnersJohn Powell / Liverpool FC / GettyDaniel Rouse: Liverpool. The...

Biggest question for every Premier League club going into new season

No rest for the weary. With the Premier League season kicking off Friday, theScore answers the most pressing questions facing every team in the English top flight.ArsenalWill Gabriel Jesus fill the void up front?Arsenal desperately need a reliable source...

Best and worst new kits in European soccer this season

theScore takes a look at this year's collection of new kits and breaks down the best and worst designs from Europe heading into the 2022-23 campaign.The best ?Arsenal (away)Stuart MacFarlane / Arsenal FC / GettyWhile the yellow away tops...

Biggest transfer stories to watch with 1 month left in the summer window

This summer has already served up numerous massive deals in world football, but with exactly one month remaining in the transfer window, there's still plenty to be decided as clubs work - and, in some cases, scramble - to...

3 emerging trends in England's transfer window – and why they're happening

Cristiano Ronaldo's appeal to leave Manchester United, and the salvo of slammed doors across Europe in response to his request, isn't the only surprising development of this summer's transfer window.There have also been emerging trends in England that defy...

Grading the 10 biggest signings of the transfer window so far

The wheeling and dealing is well underway across Europe. From best to worst, we grade the biggest signings completed thus far in the summer transfer window.Erling Haaland ?? Manchester CityThe deal: Reported €60-million fee (Read more) ?A slam dunk....

Report: Chelsea could target Leao, Gnabry after missing out on Raphinha

Chelsea's failure to sign Raphinha has opened the door to other options as they explore ways to strengthen their attack.With the Leeds United winger set for a move to Barcelona, Chelsea have shifted their focus to Serge Gnabry of...


Messi and De Jong won’t travel to Ukraine with Barcelona

The Barcelona team has published the list of invited players who will travel to Ukraine, for the Champions League match against Dinamo. The names of...

Buffon congratulates Messi