How the Premier League Has Changed In 20 Years: Must-See Infographic

It’s hard to believe that this season is the twentieth year of the English Premier League. A lot has changed — some better, some worse — which is beautifully captured in this infographic entitled “20 Years of the Premier League,” created by Synergy, a consultancy for sponsors.

In the infographic you’ll learn, for example, how much a shirt sponsorship for Manchester United cost in 1992-93, as well as a price for an Arsenal season ticket at Highbury in that first Premier League season. And much more.

Take a look at this very interesting infographic:

What were some of the stats that you found most interesting? Share your observations in the comments section below.

9 thoughts on “How the Premier League Has Changed In 20 Years: Must-See Infographic”

  1. I wonder what the gross revenue from TV is? The Independent reports 1.4bn pounds from overseas, so add the 600mm from Sky to that number for a whopping 2bn total?

    And take into account that out of the wealthier countries (take the G8 for example) there is still HUGE potential for growth in TV markets in the USA and Canada. I doubt soccer football will ever be their number #1 sports, but still there is at least potential there.

  2. The escalation in TV rights outside the UK is occuring in a handful of markets:

    1. Middle East and North Africa – where Abu Dhabi Media Company is paying a whopping $300 million/season and is bankrolling the 24/7 Premier League TV network all by itself.

    2. Singapore, where two government-controlled companies bid against each other to drive the rights fee to an insane level in a country with only 1.5 million households

    3. Hong Kong, where the cable TV outfit and the telephone company were engaged in yet another insane bidding war

    The rights are still undervalued in the following countries:

    1. China, where state-owned CCTV refused to bid for the free-to-air portion of the rights, forcing the Premier League to do business with GuangDong TV yet again.

    2. Canada, with Rogers being the only multichannel bidder now that Setanta has left the market and TSN/RDS (a joint venture of Bell Globemedia and ESPN, Inc.) is content as the sublicensee. (Score Media only has one sports TV channel is and not a threat to Rogers or TSN/RDS.)

    3. The U.S., where FOX is the only bidder and ESPN, Inc. is content as the sublicensee.

    4. Spanish-speaking Latin America, where FOX and ESPN Inc. formed a partnership and bid for the rights jointly.

    5. Brazil, where Globo, FOX, and ESPN, Inc. have a 3-way partnership and the partnership is the only bidder.

  3. Yea. I’m a singaporean and the bidding is simply crazy. Luckily things are changing now. The two companies would have to share the rights together. In the future both company’s subscribers can watch bpl matches. 😀

  4. I can draw one definitive conclusion from that chart:
    Man Utd is FAR too dominant haha.

    And Arsenal fans are unfortunately paying 1,997 pounds for season tickets, an amount that does not reflect on the pitch. The Emirates was built so that the club can compete financially with the likes of Man Utd and succeed in the league for years to come, but since 2004-05, all the club has done is sell their best players and decline slowly but surely, and steadily. Last season was the truest sign that something is wrong. I don’t know whether it’s board of directors or what, but something fishy is going down.. It’s not all Wenger’s fault..

    For the sake of the Gooners, I hope the club can turn itself around sooner than later. It’s in shambles right now.

  5. Its a really interesting graphic, but it makes me sad to see where my beloved Coventry City used to be and to think where they are now

  6. we have seen insane wages/transfer fee etc recently but some of these are overhyped by fans and media. look at the amount of money pumped into the league & clubs due to popular demand, costs are bound to inflate and so does player qualities. people have been yapping about the record signing for a british player – £35M paid for andy carroll – but never realise that it is equivalent to the £15M paid for shearer by newcastle in 96 after adjusted for inflation.

    whether carroll will turn out to be shearer 2.0 is a whole different story but no, carroll does not cost over two times more than shearer

  7. And they say La Liga is too boring with the dominance of 2 teams. What to make of the dominance of 1 team in a league in the past 20 years?

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