SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MAY 13:  David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland looks on during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at Stadium of Light on May 13, 2017 in Sunderland, England.  (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Six Clubs With The Lowest Points Totals in Premier League History

Sunderland have finished the season with 24 points, giving them the sixth lowest total for a single season in Premier League history; with that in mind, let's take a look back at the roll of honour that absolutely no club wants to be on... 

6. Sunderland, 24 Points (2016-17)

Having flirted with danger in previous seasons, Sunderland finally fell through the trap door this season with barely a whimper. 


David Moyes never won the support of the Sunderland fans and declared that they were in a relegation battle after the second game of the season. They lost 8 of their first 10 games and although they picked up four wins in November and December they never looked like getting out of trouble. 


Goals were a major problem for the Black Cats as their second top scorer behind Jermain Defoe was Patrick van Aanholt with three and he was sold to Crystal Palace in January. 

5. Sunderland, 19 Points (2002-03)

Another dismal season for Sunderland, this time going through three managers - Peter Reid, Howard Wilkinson and Mick McCarthy could only muster four wins and 21 goals between them. 


Having only escaped relegation on the final day of the previous season, Sunderland splashed out on strikers Tore Andre Flo from Rangers and Marcus Stewart from Ipswich Town. They scored a combined two league goals. A victory against Liverpool on 15th December was their last of the season and they lost a Premier League record 15 games in a row to close out a forgettable season 

4. Portsmouth, 19 Points (2009-10)

It should be noted that Portsmouth were deducted nine points for entering administration but they would still have been relegated. 


Before the season started Portsmouth offloaded a number of players to try and repair off field troubles with Sol Campbell, Niko Kranjcar and Peter Crouch amongst those departing. This left them with a squad that was never able to compete. With all the league problems, Portsmouth found a silver lining in the FA Cup, they reached their second final in three years where they would lose at Wembley to Chelsea

3. Aston Villa, 17 Points (2015-16)

Having reached the FA Cup final the previous season there was great optimism around Villa Park going into the 2015-16 season. By the end of it, the stadium was half empty with fans boycotting matches and Villa were out of the top flight of English Football for the first time since 1988. 


They won only three games all season, their solitary away win coming on the opening day of the season at Bournemouth. The appointment of Remi Garde was a disaster and the French players he brought over looked like they would rather be anywhere else than playing for Aston Villa. 

2. Sunderland, 15 Points (2005-06)

Another appearance for Sunderland in this list. They were promoted at the end of the 2004-05 as champions after a dramatic end to the season but they never looked like staying up after losing their first five games, scoring just a single goal. 


Season ticket holders at the Stadium of Light had to wait until the final home game of the season to see their side win, a 2-1 victory over Fulham. To make matters worse, relegation was confirmed with a 1-4 home defeat by their arch rivals Newcastle. 

1. Derby County, 11 Points (2007-08)

The ultimate nightmare season. 


Derby County remain the worst side to have ever graced the Premier League. The Rams were back in the top flight for the first time since 2002 but they never looked like staying longer than a season. Their only win was a 1-0 success over Newcastle in September which took them to 19th. 


The following week they lost 5-0 at Arsenal and remained bottom for the rest of the season. They were hit for six on three occasions and relegation was confirmed on 29th March, the earliest ever relegation from the top flight