A good football team gives the town or city in which it's based a big boost to its civic pride by publicising it's name throughout the country. If it's very successful it can even give it international recognition throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
What is the history of Football?
The first set of rules were produced at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1848, at a meeting attended by representatives of the public schools of Eton, Harrow, Rugby, Winchester and Shrewsbury. The rules were not universally accepted and it was the FA (Football Association) formed in 1863 which was instrumental in formulating the rules of the modern game.
The Football League was founded in 1888 and the first matches started on 8 September with 12 clubs representing 12 towns. They were Accrington, Aston Villa (of Aston in Birmingham), Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Derby County, Everton (based in Liverpool), Notts County (based in Nottingham), Preston North End, Stoke, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton Wanderers. The English Premier League was founded in 1992 and is the elite league of the UK. The city of Glasgow has dominated the game in Scotland.
The tables include the winners of both the English Premier League and the FA Cup for 2016.