EFL Championship

Overview

Each year, the top finishing teams in the Championship are promoted to the Premier League, and the lowest finishing teams are relegated to League One.The Football League Championship, which was introduced for the 2004–05 season, was previously known as the Football League First Division (1992–2004), and before that was known as Division Two (1892–1992). The winners of the Championship receive the Football League Championship trophy, the same trophy as the old First Division champions were handed prior to the Premier League's inception in 1992.The Championship is the wealthiest non-top flight football division in the world and the seventh richest division in Europe.[2] With an average match attendance for the 2015–16 season of 17,578, the Championship ranked second after the German 2. Bundesliga as the most-watched secondary league in the world.

Teams

Club Finishing position last season Location Stadium Capacity[14]
Aston Villa 13th Birmingham Villa Park 42,785
Barnsley 14th Barnsley Oakwell 23,009
Birmingham City 19th Birmingham St Andrew's 30,016
Bolton Wanderers 2nd in League One(promoted) Bolton Macron Stadium 28,723
Brentford 10th London(Brentford) Griffin Park 12,763
Bristol City 17th Bristol Ashton Gate 27,000
Burton Albion 20th Burton upon Trent Pirelli Stadium 6,912 (2,034 seated)
Cardiff City 12th Cardiff Cardiff City Stadium 33,300
Derby County 9th Derby Pride Park Stadium 33,597
Fulham 6th London (Fulham) Craven Cottage 25,678
Hull City 18th in Premier League (relegated) Kingston upon Hull KCOM Stadium 25,404
Ipswich Town 16th Ipswich Portman Road 30,300
Leeds United 7th Leeds Elland Road 37,900
Middlesbrough 19th in Premier League (relegated) Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium 34,742
Millwall 6th in League One(promoted via play-offs) London (South Bermondsey) The Den 20,146
Norwich City 8th Norwich Carrow Road 27,220
Nottingham Forest 21st Nottingham City Ground 30,576
Preston North End 11th Preston Deepdale 23,408
Queens Park Rangers 18th London (Shepherd's Bush) Loftus Road 18,360
Reading 3rd Reading Madejski Stadium 24,200
Sheffield United 1st in League One(promoted) Sheffield Bramall Lane 32,702
Sheffield Wednesday 4th Sheffield Hillsborough 39,812
Sunderland 20th in Premier League (relegated) Sunderland Stadium of Light 49,000
Wolverhampton Wanderers 14th Wolverhampton Molineux 31,700

Schedule

League Starts from 7/28/2017 12:22:12 PM

League Starts ends on 8/17/2017 12:22:15 PM

Rating and Result

Season Champions Runner-up Play-off winner score Play-off runner-up
2004–05 Sunderland 94 Wigan Athletic 87 West Ham United 73 (6th) 1–0 Preston North End 75 (5th)
2005–06 Reading 106 Sheffield United 90 Watford 81 (3rd) 3–0 Leeds United 78 (5th)
2006–07 Sunderland 88 Birmingham City 86 Derby County 84 (3rd) 1–0 West Bromwich Albion 76 (4th)
2007–08 West Bromwich Albion 81 Stoke City 79 Hull City 75 (3rd) 1–0 Bristol City 74 (4th)
2008–09 Wolverhampton Wanderers 90 Birmingham City 83 Burnley 76 (5th) 1–0 Sheffield United 80 (3rd)
2009–10 Newcastle United 102 West Bromwich Albion 91 Blackpool 70 (6th) 3–2 Cardiff City 76 (4th)
2010–11 Queens Park Rangers 88 Norwich City1 84 Swansea City 80 (3rd) 4–2 Reading 77 (5th)
2011–12 Reading 89 Southampton 88 West Ham United 86 (3rd) 2–1 Blackpool 75 (5th)
2012–13 Cardiff City 87 Hull City 79 Crystal Palace 72 (5th) 1–0 (a.e.t) Watford 77 (3rd)
2013–14 Leicester City 102 Burnley2 93 Queens Park Rangers 80 (4th) 1–0 Derby County 85 (3rd)
2014–15 Bournemouth 90 Watford 89 Norwich City 86 (3rd) 2–0 Middlesbrough 85 (4th)
2015–16 Burnley 93 Middlesbrough 89 Hull City 83 (4th) 1–0 Sheffield Wednesday 74 (6th)
2016–17 Newcastle United 94 Brighton & Hove Albion 93 Huddersfield 81 (5th) 0-0 (4-3 pen) Reading 85 (3rd)