Top 5 oldest Premier League Clubs
- We will be ranking the top 5 oldest Premier League clubs.
- TheFootballLovers have made a list of old Premier League clubs.
- Based on how old the club’s name is.
Top 5 oldest Premier League clubs:
Today, we will be looking at the top 5 oldest Premier League clubs, ranked on how old their names are. Why are we looking at the age of a club? Because it is an important part of a club’s history, and a name is the identity of a club.
5. Tottenham Hotspur:
Tottenham Hotspur’s name dates from 1884. North London’s original club was formed by the members of the Hotspur Cricket Club. They were previously known as Hotspur FC.
In their total history, Tottenham has won two league titles, eight FA cup titles, four League Cups, seven FA community shields, one European Cup Winners’ Cup, and two UEFA Cups.
Tottenham is currently owned by ENIC International Ltd.
4. Sunderland AFC:
Sunderland AFC’s name dates from 1881. Initially, their name was Black Cats before being renamed as Sunderland AFC. They were originally a club for teachers, Sunderland and District Teachers Associations – before they allowed non-teachers to be a part of the squad.
In their history as a club, Sunderland AFC has won six League titles and two FA Cups.
Sunderland AFC was formed by James Allan, who was a schoolmaster. Their current owner’s name is Stewart Donald.
3. West Bromwich Albion:
West Bromwich Albion’s name dates from 1880 – The Baggies started with their current name back in 1880, two years after they were founded in 1878 as the West Bromwich Strollers.
The Baggies have won one League title, five FA Cups and one League Cup – in the history of the club.
West Bromwich Albion is currently owned by Lai Guochuan.
Everton’s name dates from 1879. They are older than their local rivals – Liverpool. They started in 1878 as church club team St Domingos FC, playing at Stanley Park, before leasing Anfield as Everton until 1892.
Everton has won nine League titles, five FA Cups, one European Cup Winners’ Cup, and nine Charity Shields.
Everton’s current owner is Farhad Moshiri.
1. Aston Villa:
Aston Villa’s name dates from 1874. A group of people from the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel cricket formed Aston Villa in 1874 and their original name makes them the oldest club in Premier League.
Villa has won seven league titles, seven FA Cups, and five League cup titles. The last time they won the league title was in 1981.
Aston Villa was formed by William McGregor. Their current owners are Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens.