EFL Championship | England - an overview

The England Championship or 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, with teams fighting for promotion. Promotion from this league comes with a serious cash boost to the club, and promotion to the Premier League. There are 24 clubs fighting for the right to play in the Championship. This league is predominantly made up of English teams, with two Welsh teams. The Championship plays for two domestic cups in the FA Cup and League Cup. Qualification to the UEFA Europa League is possible through both domestic cups. Relegation takes the bottom three teams to League One football.

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

Championship Standings

#TeamPlayedDiff.Pnts
1Leeds United Logo Leeds United372671
2West Bromwich Albion Logo West Bromwich Albion372770
3Fulham FC Logo Fulham FC371464
4Brentford FC Logo Brentford FC373160
5Nottingham Forest Logo Nottingham Forest371060
6Preston North End FC Logo Preston North End FC37556
7Bristol City Logo Bristol City37-255
8Millwall FC Logo Millwall FC37454
9Cardiff City FC Logo Cardiff City FC37254
10Blackburn Rovers FC Logo Blackburn Rovers FC37753
11Swansea City AFC Logo Swansea City AFC37153
12Derby County FC Logo Derby County FC37051
13Queens Park Rangers Logo Queens Park Rangers37-450
14Reading FC Logo Reading FC37448
15Sheffield Wednesday Logo Sheffield Wednesday37-348
16Birmingham City Logo Birmingham City37-947
17Stoke City Logo Stoke City37-642
18Huddersfield Town Logo Huddersfield Town37-1342
19Middlesbrough FC Logo Middlesbrough FC37-1041
20Wigan Athletic FC Logo Wigan Athletic FC37-1241
21Hull City Logo Hull City37-1441
22Charlton Athletic FC Logo Charlton Athletic FC37-1039
23Luton Town Logo Luton Town37-2835
24Barnsley FC Logo Barnsley FC37-2034