Many of the current Premier League clubs were established with different names,which were later changed either in order to attract fans or to better show club’s locality and ambition. Our Ranking is based on how the current name of the club is and not how old the club is!So let us have a look at the names of the clubs.
Here are the ‘Premier League Clubs Ranked According To How Old Their Name Is!’
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10.West Ham United
The West Ham area of London was without a football club when the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding company established a football club.The club was founded in 1895 as Thames Ironworks and reformed in 1900 as West Ham United.Hence the nicknames-the irons,the hammers.
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Watford Football Club,based in Watford, Hertfordshire, England were founded in 1881 as Watford Rovers.They soon changed their name to West Hertfordshire before merging with local rival Watford St.Mary’s to be renamed just Watford in 1898.
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Southampton were founded at St. Mary’s Church, on 21 November 1885 by members of the St. Mary’s Church of England Young Men’s Association.
The club was originally known as St. Mary’s Young Men’s Association F.C and then became simply St. Mary’s F.C. in 1887–88, before adopting the name Southampton St. Mary’s when the club joined the Southern League in 1894.After winning the Southern League title in 1896–97, the club became a limited company and was renamed Southampton F.C.
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7.Manchester City FC
Manchester City were founded in 1880 by St.Mark’s church.They relocated to Hyde Road and became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and eventually to Manchester City in 1894.At that time there was no club called ‘Manchester United’.
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Liverpool took the name of the city they are located in,despite being formed 14 years later than their local rivals Everton.The club was founded in 1892 and plays at the Anfield stadium.
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On Tuesday 5 September 1882, the Hotspur Football Club was formed by members of Hotspur Cricket Club. In 1884, the club was renamed Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to avoid any confusion with an already established team called Hotspur FC.
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During May 1882, Burnley Rovers Football Club decided to shift their allegiance from rugby union to football.Burnley Rovers switched codes and became Burnley Football Club in 1882 at a meeting held at the Bull Hotel. Initially, the team played at Calder Vale but they moved to their Turf Moor home.
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Sunderland was founded on 17th October 1879 as ‘Sunderland and District Teachers A.F.C.’ by schoolmaster James Allan.The club was originally for teachers,but 2 years later they allowed non-teachers to be part of heir squad and was renamed as Sunderland AFC.
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Older than bitter rivals Liverpool,Everton started out in 1878 as St.Domingo’s FC.They were renamed as Everton a year later in 1879.Anfield was once home to Everton.But following a row over its rent,they made Goodison Park its home.
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Middlesbrough Football Club was formed in 1876, they have played at the Riverside Stadium since 1995, their second ground since turning professional in 1889. They played at Ayresome Park for 92 years, from 1903 to 1995.