The Premier League Archive
The Premier League Archive is an incredible collection featuring full length coverage from over 7,500 matches, together with weekly and seasonal highlights stretching back more than a decade, as well as programming, ISO’s, interviews and HD material.
- Facts & Figures
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*International Sound cleared for all footage/programming.
*All footage/programming is licensed on a non-exclusive basis and subject to final approval.
*No current season (2012/13) footage is available to licence until 1st June 2013.
The Barclays Premier League is all about the football.
The principal objective of the Premier League is to stage the most competitive and compelling league with world class players and, through the equitable distribution of broadcast and commercial revenues, to enable clubs to develop so that European competition is a realistic aim and, once there, they are playing at a level where they can compete effectively.
Many of the most famous clubs in world football play in the Premier League and, thanks to our distribution model - which is the most equitable in top-flight European football - the League is incredibly competitive, unpredictable and exciting. In recent seasons, the battles for the Title, Champions League places and to avoid relegation have been the tightest and hardest fought on record.
Some of the biggest names in world football have played in the Premier League: from Wayne Rooney to David Silva, Santi Cazorla to Gareth Bale, Luis Suarez to Marouane Fellaini. The world’s best players have come to England to play in a compelling league competition, in front of passionate full-houses and matches that are seen all over the world.
The global stars attracted to the Premier League helps raise playing standards of young English talent like Daniel Sturridge, Jack Wilshere and Phil Jones. Our clubs are producing some excellent players, who take their place alongside the international superstars on merit.
-The Premier League is the most watched football league in the World. With an audience of over 4 billion in the 2011/12 season, across over 200 countries.
-Alan Shearer is the all time leading Premier League goal scorer with 260 goals.
-Over 21,000 goals have been scored in the Premier League since 1992/93.
- Aston Villa midfielder Marc Albrighton scored the 20,000th Premier League goal against Arsenal in December 2011.
-Ryan Giggs of Manchester United has played and scored in every season of the Premier League.
-David James has recorded the most Premier League clean sheets at, 173 in total.
-Arsenal's "Invincibles" side went unbeaten for 49 matches, including the entire 2003/04 season.
-Sir Alex Ferguson is the Premier Leagues most successful manager with his Manchester United side having never finished outside the top 3 and claiming the title a record 13 times.
- The most goals scored by an individual in a season is 31, a joint record shared by Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, 1995/96) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, 2007/08).
-Manchester United hold the biggest margin of victory in a game by beating Ipswich Town 9-0 in 1995.