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Seasons Spent in the Top Flight of English Football by Clubs from 1888-89 to 2022-23

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Table showing the Total Number of Seasons spent by Clubs in the Top Flight of English football from 1888-89 to 2022-23.
Includes a table of Consecutive number of Seasons in the Top Flight Football for the 20 current Premier League clubs.
The Clubs that spent the longest time in the English Top Flight are Everton – 120, Aston Villa – 109, Liverpool – 108 and Arsenal – 106.
The longest serving teams in the Premier League are Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
These teams are in the Premier League since its first Season in 1992-93.

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Seasons in Top Flight

Consecutive Seasons in Top Flight

 

Seasons in English Top Flight 1888-89 to 2022-23 (124 Seasons)

No. Club Badge Seasons
1 EVERTON

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120
2 ASTON VILLA

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109
3 LIVERPOOL

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108
4 ARSENAL

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106
5 MANCHESTER UNITED

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98
6 MANCHESTER CITY

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94
7 NEWCASTLE UNITED

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91
8 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

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88
9 CHELSEA

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88
10 SUNDERLAND

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86
11 WEST BROMWICH ALBION

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82
12 BOLTON WANDERERS

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73
13 BLACKBURN ROVERS

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72
14 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

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68
15 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

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66
16 WEST HAM UNITED

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65
17 DERBY COUNTY

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65
18 SHEFFIELD UNITED

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62
19 STOKE CITY

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62
20 MIDDLESBROUGH

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61
21 BURNLEY

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59
22 NOTTINGHAM FOREST

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57
23 BIRMINGHAM CITY

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57
24 LEICESTER CITY

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55
25 LEEDS UNITED

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53
26 SOUTHAMPTON

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46
27 PRESTON NORTH END

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46
28 COVENTRY CITY

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34
29 PORTSMOUTH

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33
30 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

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32
31 NOTTS COUNTY

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30
32 FULHAM

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28
33 BLACKPOOL

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28
34 NORWICH CITY

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27
35 CHARLTON ATHLETIC

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26
36 IPSWICH TOWN

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26
37 CRYSTAL PALACE

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23
38 QUEENS PARK RANGERS

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23
39 BURY

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22
40 CARDIFF CITY

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17
41 LUTON TOWN

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16
42 WATFORD

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14
43 WIMBLEDON

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14
44 OLDHAM ATHLETIC

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12
45 BRADFORD CITY

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12
46 GRIMSBY TOWN

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12
47 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

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10
48 BRISTOL CITY

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9
49 SWANSEA CITY

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9
50 WIGAN ATHLETIC

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8
51 BRENTFORD

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7
52 AFC BOURNEMOUTH

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6
53 ACCRINGTON (Th' Owd Reds)

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5
54 HULL CITY

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5
55 BRADFORD PARK AVENUE

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3
56 OXFORD UNITED

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3
57 READING

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3
58 DARWEN

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2
59 MILLWALL

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2
60 GLOSSOP

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1
61 CARLISLE UNITED

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1
62 SWINDON TOWN

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1
63 NORTHAMPTON TOWN

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1
64 LEYTON ORIENT

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1
65 BARNSLEY

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1

Consecutive Seasons in Top Flight for Current Season’s Premier League Clubs 

No. Club Badge Dates Seasons
1 ARSENAL*

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1919-20 97
2 EVERTON

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1954-55 69
3 LIVERPOOL

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1962-63 61
4 MANCHESTER UNITED

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1975-76 48
5 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

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1978-79 45
6 CHELSEA

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1989-90 34
7 MANCHESTER CITY

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2002-03 21
8 SOUTHAMPTON

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2012-13 11
9 WEST HAM UNITED

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2012-13 11
10 CRYSTAL PALACE

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2013-14 10
11 LEICESTER CITY

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2014-15 9
12 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION

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2017-18 6
13 NEWCASTLE UNITED

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2017-18 6
14 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

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2018-19 5
15 ASTON VILLA

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2019-20 4
16 LEEDS UNITED

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2020-21 3
17 BRENTFORD

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2021-22 2
18 FULHAM

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2022-23 1
19 AFC BOURNEMOUTH

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2022-23 1
20 NOTTINGHAM FOREST

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2022-23 1

*Arsenal were “elected” to the Top Flight in season 1919-20. They remain the only club since the formation of the Football League in 1888-89 who never earned their place on merit.

BOLD = Premier League club season 2022-23

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