1pt Tankard Champions by Year

1pt Tankard Champions by Year

The English football champions are the winners of the highest league in English men's football, which since 1992-1993 is The Premier League.

Following the legalisation of professional football by the Football Association in 1885, the English Football League was established in 1888, after a series of meetings initiated by Aston Villa director William McGregor. At the end of the 1888–89 season, Preston North End were the first club to be crowned champions after completing their fixtures unbeaten.