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Premier League at 30: How football has changed

“Football didn’t start in 1992.” It didn’t, but that changed forever.

Next month, the Premier League will celebrate its 30th anniversary, replacing the Football League First Division at the top of the English football tree.

Find out what happened in the last 30 years and how the Premier League and the world have changed.

30 years of the Premier League in numbers

30 years of the Premier League in numbers

Over 30 years of the Premier League, 11,656 game and 31,016 Target.those goals are 2,528 player.

was there 4,534 with premier league players 120 different nationalities.England lead 1,632, France is second with 221 and Scotland is third with 210..

Alan Shearer is the top scorer 260 Goals (0.84% ​​of all Premier League goals).

More players were shown cards – 3,217 (71% of players) – than scored goals.was there 35,312 reservation and 1,701 red card. Richard Dunn, Duncan Ferguson and Patrick Vieira each made eight reds, while Gareth his 123 yellows for Barry is a record.

was there 50 various clubs in the Premier League, Seven won the title at least once, 42 team to be relegated. Manchester City, Blackburn and Leicester have achieved both.

was there 955 Goalless Draw – That’s 8.2% of the game. With 10 goals scored in five games and 11 goals in a single match, Portsmouth won his 7-4 victory over Reading in 2007.

And the manager?was there 265 So far, including the caretaker. More recently, the opening weekend featured Steve Cooper and Eric Ten Hug.

Six managers have achieved 100% winning percentages from temporary caretaker spells, including Pat Rice winning all three games for Arsenal in 1996 before Arsenal welcomed Arsene Wenger. there is Among full-time managers, Pep Guardiola has the highest winning percentage at 74%.

18 managers lost every game. Fifteen were caretakers…and after he lost four in four games, Frank de Boer was sacked as his Crystal Palace boss. Nottingham Forest’s Cooper and Manchester United’s Ten Hag are the remaining players and they hope that number will soon be reduced to 16 of him again.

And how many fans have witnessed all this live? 368 millionOf course, many are the same people, but you know what we mean…

What are the names of the players involved in each time the Premier League transfer record is broken?

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How has the Premier League changed?

How has the Premier League changed?

It’s no exaggeration to say that things have changed dramatically since the 1992-93 season.

When the Premier League started, the back pass rule had just been introduced. Until 1992, a goalkeeper could pick up the ball when it was played by a teammate.

So the opening weeks were a lot of confusion, with defenders and keepers not knowing what to do in tight spaces.

There have been many other changes over the years.

Tackles from behind were only banned in 1998, and the rules regarding goal kicks, kickoffs and dropped balls have changed in recent years.

Also, when the Premier League started, only referees knew how much injury time was going to happen. His fourth formula for standing the board with an added amount of time is relatively new.

Increased number of allowed alternatives. In the opening season of the Premier League, the team was able to name his three subs on the bench in each match and bring in two. 5 subs and 9 benches this season.

But while the bench grew, the league shrank. Before the current 20-team, 38-game format was introduced in 1995-1996, the first three seasons had 22 teams and 42 games per team.

The location of Europe has also changed. Believe it or not, until 1997 Champions were the only champions to qualify for his league.

So in the first Premier League season, Manchester United won the title and qualified for the Champions League, Arsenal won the FA Cup and entered the Cup Winners’ Cup, and Aston Villa and Norwich qualified for the UEFA Cup. I participated.

Currently, seven teams have qualified for Europe, the Cup Winners’ Cup is obsolete, the UEFA Cup is called the Europa League, and the European Conference League exists. The Intertoto Cup is over.

It feels normal now for all the matches to be played at the same time on the final day, but that wasn’t always the case. 1992-93 saw him play nine games on the final Saturday, two on Sunday and two on Tuesday.

There were also very few foreign players. In 1992-93 only 15.6% of his Premier League players were non-British. Last season he was 57.7%.

This rests in part on Bosman’s ruling. Until 1996, clubs could only appoint three foreign players for European matches, so teams tended not to have too many non-British players in their squads.

Manchester United did not allow Steve Bruce to play for the Republic of Ireland in the 1994 World Cup as he would count as a foreigner in the Champions League.

Another thing that might surprise young readers is that until 2002-03, the only transfer deadline for each season was March 31st.

There is no Jim White/Sky Sports News/Countdown Clock extravaganza twice a year. The team was able to sign players throughout the season until the final months.

Oh, and names. From 1993 to 2007 it was called the Premiership (more precisely FA Curling Premiership, FA Barclaycard Premiership and FA Barclays Premiership). Since 2016 it has simply been the Premier League.

how has the world changed

how has the world changed

In 1992, the world was a completely different place. The internet as we know it didn’t exist and only a handful of people had mobile phones.

Going to see family and friends meant arranging in advance exactly when and where to meet, and bringing a physical map.

The Soviet Union and Yugoslavia had just been split into 20 different states, East and West Germany were newly merged, and Czechoslovakia was still a country.

Rhythm Is a Dancer by Snap! was the sixth straight week to top the UK during the opening weekend of the Premier League.

£1.50 gets you a pint of lager and a penny. John Major was Prime Minister.

Due to the popularity of audio cassettes and compact discs, many stores stopped selling music on vinyl. Funny enough, that trend is reversed in his 2021, with people spending more money on records than on CDs.

It was also a very different time to follow football.

This is how generations of football fans used to get their news

No internet, no smartphones, no BBC Sport website. So television, radio and print mattered.

The best way to track scores on Saturday was to fire up Ceefax or Teletext on your TV.

There were two sources of football news: local newspapers, radio and television. For stats, it was the case to get a program every summer at the Games and Rothmans Football Almanac.

Read about the history of the Premier League (published on our 25th anniversary)…

…and try some premier league quiz.

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