Name
English League Championship

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Established
2004 (14 years old)

First Recorded Event
2003-08-08

Sport
Soccer

Location
England

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
Championship
Sky Bet Championship


Site
Home / Soccer / English League Championship

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Upcoming Events
Leeds - Bristol City (Sunday 18th February)
Norwich - Ipswich (Sunday 18th February)
Millwall - Sheffield Weds (Tuesday 20th February)
Barnsley - Burton (Tuesday 20th February)
Nottingham F. - Reading (Tuesday 20th February)
Brentford - Birmingham (Tuesday 20th February)
Sheffield United - QPR (Tuesday 20th February)
Middlesbrough - Hull (Tuesday 20th February)
Aston Villa - Preston (Tuesday 20th February)
Bolton - Sunderland (Tuesday 20th February)

Latest Results
Sunderland 0 - 2 Brentford (Saturday 17th February)
Fulham 2 - 0 Aston Villa (Saturday 17th February)
Cardiff 1 - 0 Middlesbrough (Saturday 17th February)
QPR 2 - 0 Bolton (Saturday 17th February)
Burton 0 - 0 Nottingham F. (Saturday 17th February)
Preston 1 - 1 Wolves (Saturday 17th February)
Birmingham 0 - 1 Millwall (Saturday 17th February)
Sheffield Weds 2 - 0 Derby (Tuesday 13th February)
Cardiff 2 - 0 Bolton (Tuesday 13th February)
Aston Villa 2 - 0 Birmingham (Sunday 11th February)

Description

The Football League Championship (often referred to as the Championship for short, or the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the Premier League. Each year, the top finishing teams in the Championship are promoted to the Premier League, and the lowest finishing teams are relegated.

The Football League Championship, which was introduced for the 2004–05 season, was previously known as the Football League First Division (1992–2004), and before that was known as Division Two (1892–1992). The winners of the Championship receive the Football League Championship trophy, the same trophy as the old First Division champions were handed prior to the Premier League's inception in 1992.

The Championship is the wealthiest non-top flight football division in the world and the seventh richest division in Europe. The average match attendance for the 2011–12 season was 17,738, which also makes it the most-watched secondary league in the world.

In the 2013–14 season, Leicester City were the division champions, Burnley were the runners up. At present (2014–15 season), Ipswich Town hold the longest tenure in the Championship, last being out of the division in the 2001–02 season when they were relegated from the Premier League.

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Teams

Aston Villa

Barnsley

Birmingham

Bolton

Brentford

Bristol City

Burton

Cardiff

Derby

Fulham

Hull

Ipswich

Leeds

Middlesbrough

Millwall

Norwich

Nottingham F.

Preston

QPR

Reading

Sheffield United

Sheffield Weds

Sunderland

Wolves

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