How the Premier League breakaway happened: The first season of 1992/93, as told by its heroes

1992-93 Premier League

Today marks 30 years of the Premier League: on August 15, 1992, the first round of Premier League matches were played – signalling the end of 104 years of the supremacy of the Football League. Here's how it all happened...

Leeds United midfielder Gordon Strachan and Oldham’s Andy Ritchie marshal David Hillier, Gordon Durie, Alan Kernaghan (of Arsenal, Tottenham and Middlesbrough respectively) and 17 other footballers representing each top-flight team from a hotel onto a coach.

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Andrew Murray is a freelance journalist, who regularly contributes to both the FourFourTwo magazine and website. Formerly a senior staff writer at FFT and a fluent Spanish speaker, he has interviewed major names such as Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sergio Aguero and Xavi. He was also named PPA New Consumer Journalist of the Year 2015.