Soccer, or football as it is called in most of the world, isn't just the most popular sport on the planet: it is also one of the oldest. There are records of a competition that is clearly soccer being played many centuries ago. By the mid-1800's, the game began to professionalize, and soon teams popped up in all major towns in the UK.
It was said many years ago that rugby is a hooligan's game played by gentlemen, and that soccer is the opposite. Undoubtedly many of the millions of people who adore the Premier League, the oldest and arguably highest quality soccer league in the world, would agree that's pretty darn fair.
The Premiership contains the top teams in England, as it consists of 20 teams, of whom the top four qualify to play in the European Championship against Europe's other top teams. The next several teams qualify for the UEFA Cup, a slightly less prestigious but still extremely important game.
Below that are the teams that land in the middle and the ones in the dreaded relegation zone, the bottom four who are kicked down into the First Division and lose all the money and glory. However, even outside these top 20 teams and then maybe ten others who cycle in and out of the Premiership, there are plenty of teams whose diehard fans would say they are the best of all time, even if the statistics disagree. Let's see how well you know them!
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