The Championship is the second league in the English Football League.

Promtion and RelegationEdit

The top two positioned teams in the Championship qualify for promotion to the Premier Division. The next four places qualify for the play-offs, with the winner earning the 3rd qualification place. The bottom three teams are relegated to League 1.


There are 24 teams in the Championship. These are:

Team Position Last Year
Bristol City10th
Cardiff City7th
Coventry City17th
Crystal Palace15th
Derby County18th
Doncaster Rovers14th
Ipswich Town9th
Leicester City1st in League One
Middlesbrough19th in the Premier Division
Newcastle United18th in the Premier League
Nottingham Forest19th
Peterborough United2nd in League One
Plymouth Argyle21st
Preston North End6th
Queens Park Rangers11th
Scunthorpe UnitedLeague One play-offs
Sheffield United3rd
Sheffield Wednesday12th
Swansea City8th
West Bromwich Albion20th in Premier Division

The following teams were promoted to the premiership at the end of the last season.

Team Position Last Year
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1st
Birmingham City 2nd
Burnley 5th (play-off winners)

The following teams were relegated to League One at the end of the last season.

Team Position Last Year
Norwich City 22nd
Southampton 20th
Charlton Athletic 24th

Please note: 'Last year' refers to the 2009-2010 football season, as that is the season previous to the game's release.