League Debuts for English Premier League Teams

Here’s the 2007-08 English Premier League teams ranked by the date they made their debut in the English league system:

  • 1888 Aston Villa (8th September) drew away to Wolvehampton 1-1
  • 1888 Bolton Wanderers (8th September) lost at home to Derby County 3-6
  • 1888 Derby County (8th September) won away at Bolton Wanderers 6-3
  • 1888 Everton (8th September) won at home to Accrington 2-1
  • 1888 Blackburn Rovers (15th September) drew at home to Accrington 5-5
  • 1890 Sunderland (13th September) lost at home to Burnley 2-3
  • 1892 Birmingham City (3rd September) won at home to Burslem Port Vale 5-1
  • 1892 Manchester City (3rd September) won at home to Bootle 7-0
  • 1892 Manchester Utd (3rd September) lost away at Blackburn Roves 3-4
  • 1893 Arsenal (2nd September) 2-2 drew at home to Newcastle
  • 1893 Liverpool (2nd September) won away at Middlesbrough Ironopolis 2-0
  • 1893 Newcastle Utd (2nd September) drew away at Royal Arsenal 2-2
  • 1899 Middlesbrough (2nd September) lost away at Lincoln 0-3
  • 1905 Chelsea (2nd September) lost away at Stockport 0-1
  • 1907 Fulham (3rd September) lost at home to Hull City 0-1
  • 1908 Tottenham Hotspurs (1st September) won at home to Wolverhampton 3-0
  • 1919 West Ham Utd (30th August) drew at home to Lincoln 1-1
  • 1920 Portsmouth (28th September) won at home to Swansea 3-0
  • 1920 Reading (28th September) won away at Newport 1-0
  • 1978 Wigan Athletic (19th August) drew away at Hereford 0-0

Source: Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2006-2007

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