New clubs welcomed to Premier League for 2019/20

5 Jun 2019
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New season officially starts with Norwich, Sheffield United and Aston Villa receiving Premier League share certificates

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The three promoted clubs, Norwich City, Sheffield United and Aston Villa are now able to say, "We are Premier League".

On Wednesday the Premier League's Annual General Meeting convened and it was at the AGM that the season officially changed from 2018/19 to 2019/20.

What happens exactly?

The three clubs relegated from the Premier League in 2018/19, Cardiff City, Fulham and Huddersfield Town, transferred back their share certificates that gave them Premier League status.

The Premier League Board of Directors then confirmed the cancellation of these shares.

A new share certificate for each of the promoted clubs is signed by the Premier League directors and company secretary and the three clubs entered into the share register, as required under company law.

The confirmation of the three promoted clubs as members of the Premier League is made at the AGM, with the League formally welcoming them as they are awarded their framed share certificates.

Table refresh 

To mark the changing over to the new season, also receives a visual refresh. 

This includes the resetting of the Premier League table with the 20 clubs sorted in alphabetical order from Arsenal to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Fixture release day

Norwich, Sheffield Utd and Aston Villa, as well as the 17 other clubs, can then look forward to fixture release day on 13 June at 09:00 BST, to find out their opponents on the opening weekend of 10 August and for the rest of the season.

Download: Premier League's digital calendar

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