By News Team
Last Updated: 12th November 2019
We’ve seen long-standing records smashed in the Premier League recently and we could see further records go the same way this year, with the introduction of VAR throwing up new talking points every week.
We’ve broken down some of the Premier League’s most prestigious records, as well some quirky statistics perfect for those who love a pub quiz.
Most Premier League titles
We begin with the most important record of all: Manchester United’s 13 Premier League titles is a record that will likely stand for decades to come.
Their closest rivals to that tally are Chelsea, who have won five domestic league titles since Roman Abramovich took over in 2003 and Manchester City fall hot on their heels with four.
If United’s title as the most successful Premier League club in history is to fall, it certainly won’t happen anytime soon.
Most Premier League points in a single season
Fresh in the minds of many, Manchester City’s tally of 100 points in the 2017/18 Premier League season might be a record to stand for generations to come.
Although both the Citizens and Liverpool came marginally close to reaching that tally last term, the Premier League is becoming more and more competitive as seasons go by.
Can Liverpool go one better this year? Only time will tell.
Most consecutive Premier League title wins
Only Manchester United have won three consecutive league trophies in the Premier League era and Sir Alex Ferguson oversaw two of the streaks whilst manager at Old Trafford.
Roy Keane captained the 1998/99, 1999/00, 2000/01 three-in a-row, whilst the Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo partnership flourished between the seasons of 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09.
Fun fact: during both of those runs, United managed to win the Champions League. How the mighty have fallen!
Fewest wins in a Premier League season
The Premier League season of 2007/08 is famous for one team as much as any: Derby County.
Promoted to the Premier League the season before, Derby went on to win just one domestic league match under managers Billy Davis and Paul Jewell (who replaced Davis in late November).
A side who boasted Premier League cult figures such as Robbie Savage and Roy Carroll, it was no doubt a season to forget for the Rams.
Most Premier League appearances
Many players have made their Premier League debuts at the age of 17, but few have gone on to have the same impact as Gareth Barry.
The Hastings-born midfielder played 653 top-flight matches between 1998 and 2018, turning out for Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton and West Bromwich Albion along the way.
Currently plying his trade in the Championship at 38 years of age, Barry yet has time to extend that record further.
Most Premier League goals
It’d be wrong to put together this piece without mentioning the Premier League’s all-time record goal scorer, Alan Shearer.
In 13 years of Premier League football, Shearer made 441 appearance for Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle, scoring 260 goals at a rate of 0.59 goals per game.
An astonishing record for a player who won just one domestic league title, he hung up his boots etched in history.
Most Premier League own goals
Both Jamie Carragher and Martin Skrtel had a couple of years at Liverpool where they ran this man close for most Premier League own goals, managing seven each, but the record goes to Richard Dunne with 10.
With a Premier League career spanning 19 seasons, he had a calamitous period between the years of 2006 and 2011, scoring seven of his 10 Premier League own goals for Manchester City and Everton.