When it comes to the Premier League, there are many historic teams that have graced the top flight of English football. However, if we’re talking about the oldest team in terms of founding year, Crystal Palace takes the crown, although there is some dispute about their exact founding date.
Which is the oldest Premier League team?
Crystal Palace Football Club was founded in 1861, making it one of the oldest football clubs in the world. The club has a rich history and has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the years. From playing in the lower divisions to their current status as a Premier League team, Crystal Palace has certainly come a long way.
Nottingham Forest is another club with a long and storied history. Founded in 1865, Forest has had its fair share of success, including winning the European Cup twice under the legendary Brian Clough in the late 1970s.
Aston Villa, founded in 1874, is also one of the oldest clubs in English football. The club has a proud history and has won numerous league titles and FA Cups throughout the years. Villa Park, their home stadium, is one of the most iconic grounds in English football.
Wolves, founded in 1877, have also been a part of English football for well over a century. The club has had its fair share of success, including winning the top flight three times in the 1950s. Wolves have a passionate fanbase and their Molineux Stadium is always a tough place for opposing teams to visit.
Everton and Manchester United share the same founding year of 1878. Everton, one of the most successful clubs in English football history, has a rich heritage and has won numerous league titles and FA Cups. Manchester United, on the other hand, needs no introduction. The Red Devils are one of the most successful clubs in the world, with a record 20 league titles and numerous European trophies to their name.
Fulham, founded in 1879, may not have the same level of success as some of the other clubs on this list, but they have still had their moments in the sun. The club has had several spells in the Premier League and has a dedicated fanbase.
Manchester City, founded in 1880, has seen a dramatic rise in recent years. The club has gone from being in the shadow of their more successful neighbors, Manchester United, to becoming one of the dominant forces in English football. With a state-of-the-art stadium and a star-studded squad, Manchester City is a force to be reckoned with.
Tottenham Hotspur, founded in 1882, is another historic club in English football. Known for their attacking style of play and passionate fanbase, Spurs have had their fair share of success over the years, including winning the league title and numerous domestic cups.
Leicester City, founded in 1884, completes our list of the oldest Premier League teams. The club has had a remarkable rise in recent years, winning the Premier League title in the 2015-2016 season against all odds. Leicester City’s success story is one that will be remembered for years to come.
This article was updated 4 weeks ago