F.A. Premier League
The F.A. Premier League was formed by the leading clubs in the Football League Division One breaking away. They did so to gain more control over T V rights etc. and to have more control generally over their own destiny
Since it's inception, the League has been dominated by one club - Manchester United. 11 titles in the first 17 years, coupled with 4 F.A. Cup victories, culminating in the unique treble of league, Cup and European Champions League title in 1999. Blackburn Rovers, Arsenal and Chelsea are the only sides to have broken the Old Trafford club's grip on the title.
F A Premier League clubs have dominated the F A Cup - every finalist except two (and all the winners) since the league's formation has come from the Premier League
The league has a heavily advert-laden website, which does contain lots of current and historical statistical information at http://www.premierleague.com/page/Home/0,,12306,00.html
The league has always consisted of a single division
The F.C.H.D. has the complete final table information for this league, compiled from contemporary sources. A full set of tables was most recently published in the book "Football League Tables 1888-2010" published by Soccer Books Limited
Please acknowledge the F.C.H.D. when using this information elsewhere