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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.

1 player each Premier League club should sign this summer

It's been little over two weeks since the English summer transfer window officially opened, but the early business conducted (or not conducted) already has fans brimming with optimism or in meltdown. With more than two months to go until...

Why English football may be at the start of an Asian revolution

Zesh Rehman's full debut was more memorable than most. The defender helped subdue Tottenham Hotspur's Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane in a 2-0 win, but what and who he represented far outweighed Fulham's three-point haul.He'd become the first British-born...

Premier League transfer tracker: Every deal from the summer window

The summer transfer window is officially open. Below, theScore runs through every Premier League deal that has been confirmed by the 20 clubs in England's top flight.Arsenal John Todd/ISI Photos / Getty Images Sport / GettyPlayers In Matt Turner (New...

Gareth Bale 'offered' to Getafe, claims club president

Gareth Bale could prolong his club career in the unlikely confines of the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.Getafe president Angel Torres claimed the Welsh attacker was offered to the Madrid-based club during Wednesday's launch of next season's kits. "Anything is possible,"...

Wales reaches 1st World Cup since 1958 after beating Ukraine in playoff final

Wales is off to the World Cup for the first time since 1958.Gareth Bale's free-kick in the 34th minute forced an own goal from Andriy Yarmolenko, and the Welsh held on to beat Ukraine 1-0 in Sunday's playoff final...

3 reasons why Real Madrid beat Liverpool in Champions League final

Never rule out Real Madrid in this competition.Exactly eight months after a group-stage defeat to Sheriff Tiraspol seemed to signal the end of an era for the Spanish giants, Carlo Ancelotti's experienced side overcame Liverpool in the Champions League...

Everything you need to know about the Champions League final

This season's Champions League final, a rematch of the 2018 edition in which Real Madrid bested Liverpool, is finally here. Get ready for Saturday's match with theScore's comprehensive preview package.The lowdown ? Who: Liverpool vs. Real Madrid When: Saturday, May 28...

Premier League exit survey: The good, bad, and ugly this season

The final whistle has been blown, the final goal scored, and the trophy hoisted after a captivating campaign that saw Manchester City stave off Liverpool in dramatic circumstances. theScore looks back on it all, breaking down the best -...

Manchester City beat Liverpool to EPL title after miraculous comeback win

Manchester City dragged their supporters through a gamut of emotions before capturing their fourth Premier League title in five years with a stirring 3-2 win over Aston Villa on Sunday.On one of the most intense final days in Premier...

Report: Pogba considering offer to return to Juventus

History could repeat itself for Paul Pogba.The French midfielder is considering an offer to reunite with Juventus after his Manchester United contract expires at the end of June, reports Rob Dawson of ESPN.Pogba left United for Juventus in 2012,...


Bayern aim to return to victories after two draws in Bundesliga

Bayern Munich have not won in two matches in a row in Bundesliga and tonight will not have it easy against Wolfsburg who are...