Season in Top flight football

Seasons Spent in the Top Flight of English Football by Clubs from 1888-89 to 2020-21

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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 2020-21.
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 – 118, Aston Villa – 107, Liverpool – 106 and Arsenal – 104.
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 2020-21 (122 Seasons)

No. Club Badge Points
1 EVERTON

Everton Results

118
2 ASTON VILLA

Aston Villa Results

107
3 LIVERPOOL

Liverpool Results

106
4 ARSENAL

Arsenal Results

104
5 MANCHESTER UNITED

Manchester United Results

96
6 MANCHESTER CITY

Manchester City Results

92
7 NEWCASTLE UNITED

New Castle United Football Results

89
8 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Tottenham Hotspur 20-21

86
9 CHELSEA

Chelsea Results

86
10 SUNDERLAND

Sunderland Results

86
11 WEST BROMWICH ALBION

WBA Results

82
12 BOLTON WANDERERS

Bolton Wanderers Results

73
13 BLACKBURN ROVERS

Blackburn Rovers Results

72
14 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Wolverhampton Results

66
15 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

Sheffield Wednesday

66
16 DERBY COUNTY

Derby

65
17 WEST HAM UNITED

West Ham United Results

63
18 SHEFFIELD UNITED

English Football

62
19 STOKE CITY

Stoke City Results

62
20 MIDDLESBROUGH

Middlesborough Results

61
21 BURNLEY

Burnley Football Results

58
22 BIRMINGHAM CITY

Birmingham Football Results

57
23 NOTTINGHAM FOREST

Nottingham Forest Results

56
24 LEICESTER CITY

Leicester

54
25 LEEDS UNITED

Leeds

51
26 PRESTON NORTH END

English Football

46
27 SOUTHAMPTON

Southhampton Results

42
28 COVENTRY CITY

English Football

34
29 PORTSMOUTH

Potsmuth Results

33
30 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

Huddersfield

32
31 NOTTS COUNTY

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30
32 BLACKPOOL

Blsckpool Results

28
33 IPSWICH TOWN

Ipswich

27
34 CHARLTON ATHLETIC

Charlton

26
35 FULHAM

Fulham Results

26
36 NORWICH CITY

Norwich City Results

26
37 QUEENS PARK RANGERS

QPR Results

23
38 BURY

English Fooball

22
39 CRYSTAL PALACE

Crystal Palace Results

21
40 CARDIFF CITY

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17
41 LUTON TOWN

English Football

16
42 WIMBLEDON

WIMBLEDON Football Results

14
43 WATFORD

Watford Results

13
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 BRISTOL CITY

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9
48 SWANSEA CITY

Swansea Results

9
49 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

Brighton and Hove

8
50 WIGAN ATHLETIC

Wigan Results

8
51 ACCRINGTON (Th' Owd Reds)

Football League

5
52 AFC BOURNEMOUTH

Bournmouth Results

5
53 HULL CITY

Hull City Results

5
54 BRENTFORD

New Brentford

5
55 BRADFORD PARK AVENUE

football results

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

Milwall

2
60 GLOSSOP

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1
61 CARLISLE UNITED

English Football

1
62 SWINDON TOWN

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1
63 NORTHAMPTON TOWN

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64 LEYTON ORIENT

English Football

1
65 BARNSLEY

Barnley

1

Consecutive Seasons in Top Flight

No. Club Badge Dates Points
1 ARSENAL*

Arsenal Results

1919-20 95
2 EVERTON

Everton Results

1954-55 67
3 LIVERPOOL

Liverpool Results

1962-63 59
4 MANCHESTER UNITED

Manchester United Results

1975-76 46
5 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Tottenham Results

1978-79 43
6 CHELSEA

Chelsea Results

1989-90 32
7 MANCHESTER CITY

Manchester City Results

2002-03 19
8 SOUTHAMPTON

Southhampton Results

2012-13 9
9 WEST HAM UNITED

West Ham United Results

2012-13 9
10 CRYSTAL PALACE

Crystal Palace Results

2013-14 8
11 LEICESTER CITY

Leicester

2014-15 7
12 BURNLEY

Burnley Football Results

2016-17 5
13 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

Brighton and Hove

2017-18 4
14 NEWCASTLE UNITED

New Castle United Football Results

2017-18 4
15 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Wolverhampton Results

2018-19 3
16 ASTON VILLA

Aston Villa Results

2019-20 2
17 SHEFFIELD UNITED

English Football

2019-20 2
18 LEEDS UNITED

Leeds

2020-21 1
19 WEST BROMWICH ALBION

WBA Results

2020-21 1
20 FULHAM

Fulham Results

2020-21 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 earnt their place on merit.

BOLD = Premier League club season 2020-21

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