Premier League Popularity Skyrockets

More people start viewing soccer


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Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson raises the Emirates FA Cup at Wembley Stadium.

Soccer (in some places called football) is the most viewed sport with an estimated 3.5 billion viewers and is also the most played in the world with an estimated 250 million players.

The Premier League is a Soccer or Football league in England. The teams that play in that league are Arsenal which is currently #1, Manchester City which is #2, and Tottenham Hotspur which is #3 the rest are Top 10 in order Chelsea, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Liverpool, Brighton, and Hove Albion, Brentford and Crystal Palace. There are 20 teams in the league in total.

The Premier League currently partners with nine organizations that are EA Sports (Lead Partner), Barclays (Official Bank), Biaweiser (Official Beer), Castrol (Official Engine Oil Partner), Hublot (Official Timekeeper), Nike (Official Ball), Oracle (Official Cloud Partner), Avery Dennison (Official License) and Panini(Official License).

Due to the number of viewers, the Premier League makes a lot of money. According to Premier League also generated £7.6 billion for the UK economy; the 20 elite clubs paid out £3.6 billion and supported 94,000 jobs despite the Covid pandemic.

The origin of the Premier League began In the early 1990s, English First Division clubs believed that a radical restructuring of football was needed if they and the game, in general, were to develop and flourish.

On July 17, 1991, they signed the Founder Members Agreement, establishing the basic principles for setting up the Premier League. On 20 February 1992, the 22 First Division clubs resigned from the Football League altogether and three months later, on 27 May, the Premier League was established as a limited company. So this is the 30th year that the Premier League has been around.

As a soccer player and fan myself, I watch Premier League matches to learn and have fun. If you’re a fan as well I recommend watching the Premier League or any soccer games. Also if you’re a player I recommend doing the same as well because you can learn a lot from watching professionals and people with more experience than you play.

If you want to watch any soccer matches I recommend ESPN, but it will cost you about $10 per month. Sometimes you can watch these games for free at restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings or you can even watch these games for free along with highlights on Youtube.

On Oct. 28 there is a premier league match which is Tottenham which is ranked #3 in the league vs Bournemouth which is #14 in the league.  While most people would think Tottenham will win it can go either way and if Bournemouth wins then the team will probably get more popular and move up on the leaderboard. So I definitely recommend tuning in.