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Barclays facts

Barclays facts

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2008/09 SEASON STATS – as of 1200 GMT 09 May, 2009
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Current title holders Manchester United lead the BarclaysPremier League by three points from Liverpool, with a game inhand, making them favourites to retain their trophy with just fourmore BPL fixtures remaining
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 The top four of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea andArsenal can now not be caught by any other clubs and havetherefore earned Champions League qualification
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 The last day of the season is Sunday 24 May 2009
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West Bromwich Albion presently sit at the bottom, of the BarclaysPremier League with Middlesbrough and Newcastle United alsooccupying the relegation places
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Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City have beenpromoted from the Championship, and along with the play-off winning team will join the Barclays Premier League for the2009/10 season
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 The current Barclays Premier League trophy was created by Royal Jewellers Asprey of London
PLAYERS & MANAGERS
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Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs was recently voted the 2008/09Professional Football Association’s (PFA) Player of the Year
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Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United currently leads theGolden Boot race with 17 goals, one ahead of Chelsea’s NicolasAnelka
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Edwin Van der Sar leads the Golden Glove league with 19 cleansheets, ahead of Chelsea’s Petr Cech and Liverpool’s Jose Reina
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 The style of football in the Barclays Premier League is the
 
characteristic that fans around the world enjoy most about thecompetition (52%)*
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Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the mostpopular player for Indian fans in the Barclays Premier League,while Thierry Henry is the most popular player of all-time*
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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is the mostpopular current and all-time manager according to BarclaysPremier League fans in India*
GLOBAL AUDIENCE
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 The Barclays Premier League attracts a global audience of 4.77billion and is watched in 211 countries worldwide
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662 million homes receive 90,000 hours of coverage globally
MATCH ATTENDANCE
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 Total attendance for the 2007/08 season reached 13,734,837
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Average attendance from the 20 clubs is 36,144 (Premier Leaguerecord and highest in flight for over 50 years)
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Record highest attendance of 76,098 at Old Trafford forManchester United v Blackburn Rovers, 31 April 2007
VALUE OF THE SPONSORSHIP2007 - 2010 : £65.8m (Barclays Premier League)
(Includes the addition from previous three year term of officialsponsor of Premier League Pre-Season Tournament, the Asia Trophywhich runs twice within the current term)
2003 - 2007 : £57m (Barclays Premiership)2001 - 2004 : £48m (Barclaycard)
*results from the Barclays Global Fans Report 2008
 
MILESTONES
BARCLAYS’ SPONSORSHIP ASSOCIATION BEGAN IN 2001
TEAMS
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Manchester United have won the title more times than any otherteam since 2001 (on three occasions – 2002/03, 2006/07,2007/08)
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Arsenal (2001/02, 2003/04) and Chelsea (2004/05, 2005/06) arethe only other clubs to have won the trophy in this period
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Since the League began in 1992, Manchester United have wonthe title on ten occasions
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 The 97 goals scored by Manchester United in the 1999/2000season is a Barclays Premier League record
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Chelsea’s 2004/05 season points tally of 95 is a Barclays PremierLeague all-time record
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 The lowest points total ever accumulated was by 12, by DerbyCounty in 2007/08
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Arsenal are the only team in Barclays Premier League to havegone a whole season undefeated, in 2003/04
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 The record for consecutive clean sheets was set by ManchesterUnited between 5 November 2008 and 18 February 2009
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42 clubs have competed in the Barclays Premier League since1992
PLAYERS - APPEARANCES
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Goalkeeper David James of Portsmouth holds the record for mostappearances in the Barclays Premier League, beating GarySpeed’s record of 535
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 The oldest player to appear in the Barclays Premier League wasManchester City goalkeeper John Burridge, at 43 years, 4 months

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