EFL Championship | England - an overview

EFL Championship (English Football League Championship) is the second level of professional football in England. It is the highest division of the English Football League and sits just below the Premier League. The Championship is often described as the toughest of the UK based leagues. There are 24 clubs fighting for the right to belong in the second tier of English football. Teams that excel in this league have the Premiership in their site. Promotion usually involves a vast financial boost and a shout at Champions League football.

Upcoming matches

Participating teams

Aston Villa, Barnsley FC, Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers FC, Bolton Wanderers FC, Brentford FC, Bristol City, Cardiff City FC, Charlton Athletic FC, Derby County FC, Fulham FC, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Ipswich Town FC, Leeds United, Luton Town, Middlesbrough FC, Millwall FC, Norwich City FC, Nottingham Forest, Preston North End FC, Queens Park Rangers, Reading FC, Rotherham United FC, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Stoke City, Swansea City AFC, West Bromwich Albion, Wigan Athletic FC

Related stadiums

AESSEAL New York Stadium - Rotherham United FC, Ashton Gate - Bristol City, Bramall Lane - Sheffield United, Britannia Stadium - Stoke City, Cardiff City Stadium - Cardiff City FC, Carrow Road - Norwich City FC, City Ground - Nottingham Forest, Craven Cottage - Fulham FC, DW Stadium - Wigan Athletic FC, Deepdale Stadium - Preston North End FC, Elland Road - Leeds United, Ewood Park - Blackburn Rovers FC, Griffin Park - Brentford FC, Hillsborough - Sheffield Wednesday, John Smith's Stadium - Huddersfield Town, KC Stadium - Hull City, Liberty Stadium - Swansea City AFC, Loftus Road - Queens Park Rangers, Madejski Stadium - Reading FC, Oakwell - Barnsley FC, Portman Road - Ipswich Town FC, Pride Park Stadium - Derby County FC, Riverside Stadium - Middlesbrough FC, St Andrew's - Birmingham City, St. Mirren Park, The Den - Millwall FC, The Hawthorns - West Bromwich Albion, The Macron Stadium - Bolton Wanderers FC, The Valley - Charlton Athletic FC, Villa Park - Aston Villa,  Kenilworth Road Stadium - Luton Town

EFL Championship Standings

1Leeds United Logo Leeds United4510
2Swansea City AFC Logo Swansea City AFC4410
3Fulham FC Logo Fulham FC469
4Sheffield Wednesday Logo Sheffield Wednesday449
5Charlton Athletic FC Logo Charlton Athletic FC438
6West Bromwich Albion Logo West Bromwich Albion428
7Bristol City Logo Bristol City417
8Birmingham City Logo Birmingham City407
9Millwall FC Logo Millwall FC4-27
10Preston North End FC Logo Preston North End FC436
11Blackburn Rovers FC Logo Blackburn Rovers FC4-16
12Cardiff City FC Logo Cardiff City FC4-26
13Nottingham Forest Logo Nottingham Forest425
14Derby County FC Logo Derby County FC405
15Reading FC Logo Reading FC404
16Middlesbrough FC Logo Middlesbrough FC4-14
17Hull City Logo Hull City4-14
18Brentford FC Logo Brentford FC4-14
19Queens Park Rangers Logo Queens Park Rangers4-34
20Barnsley FC Logo Barnsley FC4-34
21Wigan Athletic FC Logo Wigan Athletic FC4-53
22Luton Town Logo Luton Town4-31
23Huddersfield Town Logo Huddersfield Town4-31
24Stoke City Logo Stoke City4-51