Premier League

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.

5 standout transfers from English football's domestic deadline day

The summer sales weren't over. After the window shut across Europe on Oct. 5, English clubs were still able to conduct business between themselves until Friday's deadline. Here are the standout last-day transfers you may have missed.Said Benrahma ➡️...

Project Big Picture: Explaining the potential overhaul of English football

On Sunday, news broke that some of England's biggest clubs were proposing radical changes to the country's game under the moniker "Project Big Picture." Here, theScore breaks down what these potential reforms are, who is for and against them,...

Ranking the 11 worst deals of the summer transfer window

With the summer transfer window slamming shut on Monday, it's fair to say some teams missed the mark in their efforts to add reinforcements. While it's still early and there's a chance that some of these players will turn...

Winners and losers of the summer transfer window

Several clubs, players, and influencers struck gold in the 2020 transfer window - and just as many missed the mark. Here, theScore picks out the winners and losers of the summer signing period.Winner: Gareth BaleGareth Bale has served his...

Shaw: Manchester United 'switched off' in disastrous Spurs defeat

Luke Shaw admitted Manchester United were punished for their poor concentration and timidness in Sunday's cataclysmic 6-1 home loss to Tottenham Hotspur.The left-back, who received a yellow card for a frustrated hack at Lucas Moura in the final minutes...

10 transfers going down to the wire ahead of Monday's deadline

With the summer transfer period set to end Monday night, we're taking a look at the biggest deals that could be completed at the 11th hour.Houssem Aouar ➡️ Arsenal (or PSG?)One of the summer's longstanding sagas, Arsenal continue to...

UEFA awards: Lewandowski, Bayern dominate annual honors

In addition to the groups for the 2020-21 Champions League campaign, UEFA revealed the recipients of a bevy of season-ending awards during Thursday's ceremony in Geneva. Here are the winners of the various honors.Men's Player of the YearRobert Lewandowski...

Key Premier League questions from the weekend: Is the handball rule broken?

theScore examines the most important Premier League developments by answering the key questions that arose from this weekend's slate of action.Is Solskjaer setting Pogba up for failure?There wasn't even a hint of the drama that lied ahead when Paul...

What happens when sports stars take on Belarus' hostile dictatorship?

Melitina Staniouta remembers 2010. The retired Belarusian gymnast - a two-time Olympian - won three medals at that year's World Championships and, days later, two further honors at the Aeon Cup in Japan. They were the first steps on...

Report: Atletico targeting Arsenal's Torreira to bolster midfield

Atletico Madrid could be on the verge of adding a pair of Uruguay's biggest footballing exports.Arsenal outcast Lucas Torreira is said to be eager to join Diego Simeone's side after agreeing to personal terms with Atletico Madrid, according to...


Inevitable chaos: Why City-Liverpool duels are guaranteed entertainment

Manchester City and Liverpool's squabbles represent a rare thing in football: a rivalry that tends to live up to the hype.Nothing ultimately changes following...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns