Barclays Premier League is a professional British football (soccer) league that includes teams such as Arsenal, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers. These teams, known as clubs in the United Kingdom, are among the most popular and highest ranked, with Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers as the most consistent outstanding performers in the league. These five teams are the only five to have won championship titles since the Premier League was established in 1992.
As of summer 2015, there are 20 clubs that compete in the Barclays Premier League, which is so named because it is sponsored by Barclays Bank. Although most of the teams in the league are English, there are some Welsh teams, including Swansea City. Many of the Premier League teams, including Swansea City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool, are named for a city or geographical location.
Manchester United is perhaps the most notable team in the Premier League thanks to the fact that this team has won a total of 13 Premier League championships as of summer 2015. Less successful teams in the league include Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Crystal Palace, AFC Bournemouth, Everton, Southampton, Stoke City and Everton. Since its inception in 1992, a total of 47 teams have competed within the Premier League.