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How many appearances do you have to make in a season to earn a Premier League winner’s medal?

Getting your hands on the league title doesn't automatically earn every player the right to take home a winner's medal

MANCHESTER CITY stormed to the Premier League title under Pep Guardiola.

And the medals have been handed out after a 0-0 draw against Huddersfield.

How many appearances does it take to win a Premier League winner's medal?

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How many appearances does it take to win a Premier League winner’s medal?

But which set of players will earn themselves winner’s medals?


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How many appearances do you have to make to earn a Premier League winner’s medal?

It takes just five appearances now, down from the ten it used to be

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It takes just five appearances now, down from the ten it used to be

So, your team may win the Premier League, but that doesn’t automatically entitle you to a medal…

In fact, to qualify for a winner’s medal a player needs to turn out at least five times in that season – including appearances off the bench.

That number is down from ten, with the number halved for the 2012-13 season.

What is the most and least winner’s medals handed out in a single season?

The least-ever medals handed out in a single season was just 14

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The least-ever medals handed out in a single season was just 14

With the old tally of ten, often very few players managed to actually get their hands on a medal.

In fact, in the 1993-94 season – when Manchester United won the league – only 14 players earned a medal.

On the other hand, the highest number doled out came in the first-ever season under the five appearances rule… United in 2012-13 with 24 medals earned.

Which players have won the most Premier League winner’s medal?

Ryan Giggs boasts the most-ever Premier League winner's medals at 13

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Ryan Giggs boasts the most-ever Premier League winner’s medals at 13

Ryan Giggs currently has the most Premier League winner’s medals with 13 during his career.

Paul Scholes has 11, following by Gary Neville on eight, with Denis Irwin and Roy Keane on seven.

David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Rio Ferdinand all got their hands on six medals.