EFL Championship

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EFL Championship
Confederation UEFA
Nummer o teams 24
Promotion tae Premier League
Relegation tae League One
Domestic cup(s) FA Cup, League Cup
Current champions AFC Bournemouth
(2015–15)
Maist championships Sunderland an Reading (2 titles)
TV partners Sky Sports
2015–16 Football League Championship

The English Football League Championship (aften referred tae as The Championship for short, or the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship raisons) is the heichest diveesion o the English Football League an seicont-heichest diveesion oweraw in the Inglis fitbaw league seestem efter the Premier League.

The Football League Championship wis introducit for the 2004–05 saison, haein been previously kent as the Football League First Division. Accordin tae Deloitte, in the 2004–05 saison it wis the walthiest nan-top flicht fitbaw diveesion in the warld, an the saxt richest diveesion in Europe.

The winners o the Football League Championship receive the Football League Championship trophy which is the same trophy as the auld First Division Champions (nou the Premier League) wur haundit prior tae the Premier League's inception in the 1992/1993 season.

Current members[eedit | eedit soorce]

Greater Lunnon Championship fitbaw clubs
Wast Midlands Championship football clubs

The follaein 24 clubs are competin in the Championship in the 2018–19 saison.

Club Feenishin poseetion last season Location Stadium Capacity[1]
Aston Villa 4t Birmingham Villa Park 42,785
Birmingham City 19t Birmingham St Andrew's 30,016
Blackburn Rovers 2nt in League One (promotit) Blackburn Ewood Park 31,367
Bolton Wanderers 21st Bolton Macron Stadium 28,723
Brentford 9th Lunnon (Brentford) Griffin Park 12,763
Bristol City 11t Bristol Ashton Gate 27,000
Derby County 6t Derby Pride Park Stadium 33,597
Hull City 18t Kingston upon Hull KCOM Stadium 25,404
Ipswich Town 12t Ipswich Portman Road 30,300
Leeds United 13t Leeds Elland Road 37,900
Middlesbrough 5t Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium 34,742
Millwall 8t Lunnon (South Bermondsey) The Den 20,146
Norwich City 14t Norwich Carrow Road 27,220
Nottingham Forest 17t Nottingham City Ground 30,576
Preston North End 7t Preston Deepdale 23,408
Queens Park Rangers 16t Lunnon (Shepherd's Bush) Loftus Road 18,360
Reading 20th Reading Madejski Stadium 24,200
Rotherham United 4t in League One (promotit via play-affs) Rotherham New York Stadium 12,021
Sheffield United 10t Sheffield Bramall Lane 32,702
Sheffield Wednesday 15t Sheffield Hillsborough 34,854
Stoke City 19t in Premier League (relegatit) Stoke-on-Trent bet365 Stadium 30,089
Swansea City 18t in Premier League (relegatit) Swansea Liberty Stadium 21,088
West Bromwich Albion 20t in Premier League (relegatit) West Bromwich The Hawthorns 26,850
Wigan Athletic 1st in League One (promotit) Wigan DW Stadium 25,133

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Football Ground Guide". Football Ground Guide. Retrieved 30 November 2016.