The Premier League is the top tier of English football and it is the most-watched league in the world. There are always talents being built and football stars present in the league all season long. With so many fans watching the English top-flight, there are bound to be some weird statistics linked with the league. We have listed out some of these interesting facts made in the Premier League.
Ryan Giggs: The only Premier League player who has played all 21 campaigns of his career
Ryan Giggs is one of the most decorated players in Premier League history, being the first player to win PFA Young Player of the Year awards for two consecutive years; 1992 and 1993. An interesting fact about the player is that he holds the record of being substituted as he has been subbed into a Premier League game 134 times in his career. Giggs, who played as a midfielder, started his football career with Manchester United back in 1990 and he ended with them in 2014.
Alan Shearer: Premier League all-time goalscorer
In his 20-year career as a football striker, Alan Shearer stands tall with the all-time goal scoring record in the Premier League with 283 goals, which was scored in his spells with Southampton, Blackburn Rover, and Newcastle United. And that’s not the only record he holds, as he is the player with the most hat-tricks in the Premier League with 11 in total. He also retains the record of being the only player with the most penalty goals with 58, and BoyleSports.com never missed a day without placing odds on the player in his games.
Peter Crouch: Premier League’s all-time header
This is one of the most interesting facts in the Premier League as Peter Crouch has scored a record of 53 headed goals, which he was award with a name in the Guinness World Record, having surpassed Alan Shearer’s previous record of 46 headed goals. During his time in the Premier League with six different clubs, Crouch has been able to score 106 goals in 435 league appearances. Crouch has played for Aston Villa, Norwich City, Southampton, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, and Stoke City before finally hanging up his boot with Burnley in the summer of 2019.
Manchester United is Premier League all-time winner, with 13 titles
Right before Manchester United became what they are right now, they were the hottest team in the Premier League. They currently hold the record of the most Premier League titles with 13. They also hold the record for the most divisional titles with 20, in addition to their 21 FA Community Shield titles. Manchester was the first English club to win the International Cup in 1999.
Gareth Barry: The ever-present player in the League
Gareth Barry began his football career in the Premier League with Aston Villa back in 1998 and ever since he has gone up to become the most appeared player in the English top-flight with 653 appearances. He spent 11 years with the Villans winning the Intertoto Cup before joining Manchester City. He played for the Cityzens for four campaigns, lifting a Premier League title and one FA Cup. Barry has also enjoyed spells with Everton and West Bromwich Albion.