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Premier League Darts Winners List - Champions, Runners-up & Final Scores

  • Full list of the Premier League Darts champions
  • Phil Taylor leads the way with six titles
  • Michael van Gerwen has five victories to his name
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Gary Anderson, Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld have all won the Premier League Darts title (Getty Images)
Freetips staff 05 Apr 2021
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Phil Taylor won the first four Premier League Darts titles and still holds a record six victories in the 16 previous editions of the tournament.

Michael van Gerwen won four in a row between 2016-2019 and has been crowned champion on five occasions in total.

Glen Durrant is the defending champion after Nathan Aspinall in the 2020 final. Durrant was crowned champion in his debut year in the Premier League.

Premier League Darts Winners


Year
Champion (avg)
Score
Runner-up (avg)
Venue
Prize Money
2020 Glen Durrant (91.84) 11-Aug Nathan Aspinall (82.15) Ricoh Arena, Arena £825,000
2019 Michael van Gerwen (103.36) 11–5 Rob Cross (100.98) The O2 Arena, London £825,000
2018 Michael van Gerwen (112.37) 11–4 Michael Smith (97.01) The O2 Arena, London £825,000
2017 Michael van Gerwen (104.76) 11–10 Peter Wright (101.06) The O2 Arena, London £825,000
2016 Michael van Gerwen (104.68) 11–3 Phil Taylor (98.84) The O2 Arena, London £725,000
2015 Gary Anderson (104.85) 11–7 Michael van Gerwen (105.81) The O2 Arena, London £700,000
2014 Raymond van Barneveld (101.93) 10–6 Michael van Gerwen (102.98) The O2 Arena, London £550,000
2013 Michael van Gerwen (103.29) 10–8 Phil Taylor (104.10) The O2 Arena, London £520,000
2012 Phil Taylor (97.08) 10–7 Simon Whitlock (95.32) The O2 Arena, London £450,000
2011 Gary Anderson (94.67) 10–4 Adrian Lewis (85.75) Wembley Arena £410,000
2010 Phil Taylor (111.67) 10–8 James Wade (100.08) Wembley Arena £410,000
2009 James Wade (90.38) 13–8 Mervyn King (85.83) Wembley Arena £405,000
2008 Phil Taylor (108.36) 16–8 James Wade (100.14) Cardiff International Arena £340,000
2007 Phil Taylor (99.20) 16–6 Terry Jenkins (90.81) The Brighton Centre £265,000
2006 Phil Taylor (101.41) 16–6 Roland Scholten (92.01) Plymouth Pavilions £167,500
2005 Phil Taylor (101.01) 16–4 Colin Lloyd (97.20) G-Mex, Manchester £150,000


Premier League Darts History


Premier League Darts began on 20 January 2005, originally starting as a fortnightly fixture and featuring seven players. Previous sponsors include McCoy's, Holsten, Whyte and Mackay, 888.com and the current sponsor Unibet.

The Premier League Darts prize money increased from £265,000 to £340,000 in 2008. The prize money increased to £855,000 in 2017 through to 2020 with the winner receiving £250,000.

Phil Taylor won six of the thirteen tournaments he appeared in, going unbeaten throughout the first three seasons and winning the first four. James Wade defeated Mervyn King 13-8 in the 2009 final to break Phil Taylor’s dominance.

Taylor won again in 2010 but was defeated in the semi-finals in the 2011 tournament, won by Gary Anderson in his debut season. Phil Taylor reclaimed the title in 2012 which was his seventh and final title. Taylor reached the semifinals in 2013 and 2016.

Michael van Gerwen took over as the dominant player in Premier League Darts after beating Taylor 10-8 in the 2013 final. Raymond van Barneveld won in 2014 and Gary Anderson won his second title in 2015, but Van Gerwen won four straight from 2016-2019.

Glen Durrant defeated Nathan Aspinall 11-8 in the 2020 Premier League Darts final and was crowned champion in his debut year in the Premier League

Premier League Darts expanded to feature nine main players and nine wild cards that compete in 16 rounds before the Play-offs.

However, for 2021 the tournament reverts to a 10-player format due to coronavirus restrictions with the entire Premier League taking place at Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.
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