The Premier Division is the top division in England. Due to licensing restrictions it cannot be called it's proper name, the Premier League, in Championship Manager, though it still contains all the correct players and teams.

Promotion and RelegationEdit

The top two placed teams in the league qualify for the European Champions Cup group stage while 3rd and 4th qualify for the third qualifying round of the European Champions Cup (a two legged knockout where the winners qualify for the the group stage). Teams placed 5th and 6th qualify for the Europa League (7th place may qualify, depending on the result of the FA Cup). The bottom three teams are all relegated to the Championship.


There are 20 teams in the Premier Division

Team Position Last Year
Aston Villa 6th
Arsenal 4th
Birmingham City 2nd in Championship
Blackburn Rovers 15th
Bolton Wanderers 13th
Burnley Championship play-offs
Chelsea 3rd
Everton 5th
Fulham 7th
Hull City 17th
Liverpool 2nd
Manchester City 10th
Manchester United 1st
Portsmouth 14th
Stoke City 12th
Sunderland 16th
Tottenham Hostspur 8th
West Ham United 8th
Wigan Athletic 11th
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1st in Championship

The following teams were relegated to the Championship:

Team Position Leat Year
Middlesbrough 19th
Newcastle 18th
West Bromwich Albion 20th

Please note: 'Last year' refers to the 2008-2009 football season, as that is the season previous to the game's release.