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Arsenal Football Club, based in Holloway, London is one of the most successful professional football clubs in English football. They have won 13 First Division and Premier League titles and a record 12 FA Cups.

Founded in 1886, they were the first club from the south of England to join the Football League in 1893. Their pedigree has been demonstrated time and again, from the 1930s when Arsenal won 5 League Championships and 2 FA Cups; in 1971 they won the League and FA Cup Double - only the second club to ever achieve this in the 20th century; in the 1990's and 2000's they won a Cup double, two more League and FA Cup Doubles, and in the 2003-2004 season were undefeated. Arsenal were also the first London club to have reached the UEFA Champions League Final. Unsurprisingly, Arsenal has one of the highest incomes and largest fanbases in the world. In 2014 it was estimated to be worth $1.3 billion and was named the fifth most valuable association football club by Forbes magazine.

Their first pitch was the Manor Ground, Plumstead, initially just a field until the club installed stands and terracing for their first Football League match in September 1893. For the next 20 years all home games were played at Manor Ground (bar two exceptions in the 1894-1895 season). In 1913 the club moved to Highbury, North London, their home until 2006. The final move to date in July 2006 was a mere 500 metres south-west of Highbury, to the Emirates Stadium with a capacity of 60,272 - the third largest football stadium in England, after Wembley and Old Trafford. The stadium was named after its sponsors, the airline Emirates, and this deal, worth around a whopping £100 million, is the largest sponsorship deal in the history of English football.

The club's fans often refer to themselves as 'Gooners', derived from the team's nickname, 'The Gunners'. The Gooners are not only large in number but also generally very loyal, virtually all home games are a sell-out and the fans are willing, on occasions, to pay an exorbitant price for an Arsenal ticket. In 2007-2008 Arsenal had the second highest average League attendance record for an English club (at 60,070 - 99.5% available capacity). From 2006, they also hold the fourth highest all-time average attendance.

Arsenal also boast numerous media 'firsts', from the first match to be broadcast live on radio (against Sheffield United in January 1927), they were part of the BBC's first Match of the Day (against Liverpool in August 1964) and were BSkyB's first match to be broadcast on 3D TV (against Manchester United in January 2010).

Love them or loathe them, the Gunners have a long, established history which any football team would be proud to have.

Liverpool Fc Tragedy And Glory

In 1892, John Houlding founded the Liverpool Football Club and moved the club to Anfield, where it has remained ever since. The Liverpool Football Club, or the Reds as they later became known, went on to achieve a highly successful record. The Reds were valued at $982 million in 2015, making them one of England's most valuable football clubs.

Liverpool has had its share of tragedies. Prior to the kick-off in the 1985 European Cup final at Heysel Stadium, Liverpool supporters climbed over a barrier and rushed towards the fans of the opposing team, Juventus, and in the process a retaining wall collapsed and 39 people were killed. As a result, English clubs were banned from European matches for five years. Liverpool was banned for even longer, but later the ban was reduced to six years. Fourteen Liverpool fans were convicted of manslaughter.

The second disaster occurred just four years later at Hillsborough Stadium. The occasion was a Liverpool and Nottingham Forest semi-final match for the Football Association Cup. Almost 100 Liverpool fans lost their lives and 766 others were injured as a result of being crushed against the perimeter fencing. Consequent to an investigation of the disaster, the landmark Taylor Report ruled that all spectators at top-division teams must have a seat in the stadium.

Liverpool's success continued under a number of managers until the 2006-07 season when it was acquired by two Americans, George Gillett and Tom Hicks. Gillett and Hicks paid the £218.9 million debt that the Reds had incurred. During the Americans' tenure, Liverpool made it to the UEFA Champion League final but was beaten by Milan 2 1. The 2007-08 season saw Liverpool obtain 86 Premier League points, which was the highest ever for the club and beaten only by the Reds long-standing rival, Manchester United.

In the 2015-2016 season with manager Brandan Rodgers, the Reds marked their 124th year as a football club and their 24th season in the Premier League. For 53 consecutive years, Liverpool resided in the top-flight of English clubs, which is the main reason football fans from all over the world are eager to buy Liverpool tickets. Between July 2015 and June 2016, Liverpool competes in the Premier League, Football Association Cup, Football League Cup, and UEFA.

The top goal scorer in the 2014- 2015 season was the legendary midfielder Steven Gerrard with a total of 13 goals. Gerrard is arguably Liverpool's best known player. He became team captain in 2003 and remained at Anfield for 17 seasons. Kenny Dalglish, originally from Scotland, is another Liverpool favourite. King Kenny, as he is known to his fans, is regarded as being responsible for the Reds most successful years. In total, King Kenny made 515 appearances for the Reds and scored at total of 172 goals.