Arsenal Football Club (often simply known as Arsenal or The Arsenal, or by their nickname The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, North London. They play in the Premier League and are one of the most successful clubs in English football, having won 13 First Division and Premier League titles and 10 FA Cups.
Chelsea Football Club are an English professional football club based in West London. Founded in 1905, they play in the Premier League and have spent most of their history in the top tier of English football. Chelsea have been English champions three times, and have won the FA Cup five times, the League Cup four times and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup twice. The club had their first major success in 1955, winning the league championship.
Liverpool Football Club is a professional football club based in Liverpool, England which plays in the Premier League and is one of the most successful in the history of English football, winning more trophies than any other English club. Liverpool has won a joint-record eighteen league titles, seven FA Cups, seven League Cups, three UEFA Cups and five European Cups, an English record. The club was founded in 1892 and won five league championships between 1900 and 1947.
Luton Town Football Club is an English professional football club based since 1905 at Kenilworth Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. The club is competing in the fifth tier of English football, the Conference National, for the first time during the 2009–10 season. Formed in 1885, it was the first club in southern England to turn professional, making payments to players as early as 1890 and turning fully professional a year later.
Manchester United Football Club is an English Premier League football club which plays at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. The club was formed as Newton Heath in 1878, joined the Football League in 1892, and has played in the top division of English football since 1938 with the exception of the 1974–75 season. Average attendances at the club have been higher than any other team in English football for all but six seasons since 1964–65.
West Bromwich Albion Football Club, also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or WBA, are an English professional association football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. The club was formed in 1878 by workers from Salter's Spring Works in West Bromwich, and have played their home games at The Hawthorns since 1900.
Aston Villa Football Club (also known as The Villa, Villa and The Villans) is an English professional football club based in Aston, Birmingham, who play in the Premier League. The club was founded in 1874 and have played at their current home ground, Villa Park, since 1897. Aston Villa were founder members of The Football League in 1888. They were also founder members of the Premier League in 1992.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club,, commonly referred to as Spurs, are an English professional football club based in Tottenham, North London, which currently plays in the Premier League. The club's home stadium is White Hart Lane. Tottenham Hotspur were the first club in the 20th century to achieve the League and FA Cup Double, winning both competitions in the 1960–61 season. In 1963 they became the first British club to win a major European trophy — the European Cup Winners' Cup.
Swindon Town Football Club is an English football club based in Swindon, Wiltshire, who currently play in League One. The club's home ground is the County Ground, which has an all-seated capacity of 15,728. Since turning professional in 1894, the club has enjoyed periods of proud success, most notably, during the period 1968–1970 when they won the 1969 League Cup securing promotion to the Second Division.
Queens Park Rangers Football Club (usually referred to as QPR, also known as The Rs or The Hoops) are an English professional football club, based in Shepherd's Bush, Hammersmith and Fulham, West London. They currently play in the Football League Championship, and their honours include winning the League Cup in 1967, and being runners-up in the old First Division in 1975–76 and FA Cup in 1982.
Nottingham Forest Football Club are an English professional football club based in Nottingham. Founded in 1865, Forest became founder members of the Football Alliance in 1888 and their first major success came when they won the FA Cup in 1898. They spent much of the first half of the 20th century playing in the Second Division and their next major trophy came when they again won the FA Cup in 1959.
Manchester City Football Club is an English Premier League football club who play at the City of Manchester Stadium. The first known competitive fixture was played in November 1880, when the side was known as St. Mark's (West Gorton), they then became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 before changing their name to Manchester City Football Club in 1894.
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is a professional Association football club based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, who currently compete in the Football League Championship, in England. Sheffield Wednesday is one of the oldest professional clubs in the world and the fifth oldest in the English league. The Wednesday, as they were named until 1929, were founding members of The Football Alliance in 1889, and its first champions that inaugural season.
Birmingham City Football Club is a professional football club based in the city of Birmingham, England. Formed in 1875 as Small Heath Alliance, they became Small Heath in 1888, then Birmingham in 1905, finally becoming Birmingham City in 1943. At the end of the 2008–09 season, they were promoted from the Football League Championship to spend their sixth season in the Premier League. As Small Heath, they were founder members and first ever champions of the Football League Second Division.
Stoke City Football Club is a football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Founded in 1863, Stoke is the oldest club in the Premier League, and thought to be the second oldest professional football club in the world, after Notts County. Stoke play their home fixtures at the Britannia Stadium, a 28,000 all-seater stadium.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club is a professional football club representing the city of Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands region of England, and currently playing in the Premier League. Commonly referred to by their nickname Wolves, the club was founded in 1877 and since 1889 have played at Molineux.
Norwich City Football Club (also known as The Canaries) is an English professional football club based in Norwich, Norfolk. Norwich are currently members of League One, having been relegated from the Championship in 2008–09. They were founder members of the Premier League in 1992–93, and played in its first three seasons, reaching the UEFA Cup 3rd Round, returning for one season in 2004–05.
Blackburn Rovers Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. The club was established in 1875, becoming a founding member of The Football League in 1888. It is one of only three clubs to have been both a founder member of the Football League and the Premier League. In 1890 Rovers moved to its permanent home at Ewood Park.
Leicester City Football Club, (also known as The Foxes) are an English professional football club based at the Walkers Stadium in Leicester. They play in the Football League Championship, having been promoted as champions from Football League One in the 2008–09 season. The club were founded in 1884 as Leicester Fosse, playing on a field near Fosse Road. They moved to Filbert Street in 1891 and played there for 110 years, before relocating to the nearby Walkers Stadium in 2002.
Middlesbrough Football Club, also known as The Boro, are an English football club based in Middlesbrough, who play in the Football League Championship for the 2009–10 season, following relegation from the Premier League. Formed in 1876, they have played at the Riverside Stadium since August 1995, their third ground since turning professional in 1889. Their longest-serving home was Ayresome Park, where they played for 92 years, from 1903 to 1995.
For the Northern Irish football club, see Oxford United Stars F.C. Oxford United Football Club are an English association football team that plays in the Conference National. The club have been a non-league side since their relegation from League Two in 2005–06. The club's chairman is Kelvin Thomas and the first team is currently managed by Chris Wilder. Oxford United were founded in 1897 as Headington United, adopting the current name in 1956.
Leeds United Association Football Club, commonly referred to as Leeds or Leeds United, are an English professional association football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. They currently play in Football League One, the third tier of the English football league system. The club's home is the Elland Road stadium in Beeston, where they have played since their foundation in 1919. The club's most common nicknames are "The Whites" and "The Peacocks".