MANCHESTER UNITED have finished top of the pile in the English top-flight more often than any other football team.

A table showing which teams have finished in each position of the top division the most times, Manchester United come in first and second.

Sir Alex Ferguson winning the Premier League title THIRTEEN times in just 20 years may have something to do with that.

The table, published by, shows that the Red Devils have finished first in the top flight on 20 occasions since 1888.

And when United didn't win the title they were often challenging for it, finishing second an impressive 17 times.

Tottenham meanwhile are the nearly-men, coming third in the top flight 11 times.

Arsenal, famous for finishing fourth under Arsene Wenger, unsurprisingly take home that mantle in this table.

The Gunners have finished fourth in the top flight 12 times, more than any other team.



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They've also finished fifth more than anyone else has managed too – 11 times since 1888.

It's not surprising, given the Gunners have been in the top flight since 1919 – longer than any other team.

Unlike what fans are now used to, Manchester City sit towards the bottom of the table.

The English top flight used to be made up of 22 teams before the Premier League began in 1992, with Manchester City having the joint-most 21st place finishes.

The Cityzens have finished 21st on five occasions, tied with Leicester for more than anyone else.

And in similar fashion Chelsea have finished 19th six times, joint with Coventry City for the most in top flight history.

Kings of consistency are Aston Villa and Everton, who appear regularly on the table.

The West Midlanders have finished 6th, 8th, 10th and 16th either the most or joint-most times out of any team.

Everton meanwhile have finished 7th, 11th, 15th and 17th on the most or joint-most occasions.

The Toffees have famously never been relegated from the Premier League, and last tasted second division football all the way back in 1954.

Perhaps more of a yo-yo team in recent years, West Brom are also well represented in the table.

The Baggies have finished 10th, 13th, 14th and 17th either the most or joint-most times in top-flight history.

However, they have also finished 22nd (bottom) four times, tied with both Sheffield clubs for the most of all time.

Liverpool, who became a force under Bill Shankly in the 1960's and have won the top flight title 19 times, surprisingly do not feature on the table.

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