EFL Championship

The English Football League Championship (EFL Championship) is the second highest division of English football, consisting of 24 teams. The team to earn the highest points over the 46 match season is the Champion and earns promotion to the Premier League, along with the second place team and the Play-Off winner (play-off competed for by 3rd-6th place teams), with the lowest 3 clubs relegated to the English Football League One division.

The 2020 – 2021 champions were Norwich City, who along with Watford won promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking after being relegated in 2020. Brentford meanwhile won the play-offs to earn promotion to the Premier League for the first time, defeating Swansea City 2-0 in the Final. The three relegated teams were Wycombe Wanderers, Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday.

2021 – 2022 EFL Championship Season

The 2021-22 EFL Championship season is due to begin on the 7th August 2021, with the final day of the season being the weekend of the 7th/8th May 2022. The EFL Championship Play-off Final is due to take place on Sunday 29th May 2021 at Wembley Stadium.

The three relegated teams from the Premier League are Fulham, West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United. The three promoted teams from EFL League One are Hull City, Peterborough United and Blackpool.

The below 24 teams are competing in the EFL Championship in the 2021-2022 season. Click on the link next to the team (where available) for a guide to visiting the stadium and city, or view the map on the bottom of this page to see where each team is located.

AFC Bournemouth – Vitality Stadium (Capacity – 11,364)

Barnsley – Oakwell (Capacity – 23,287)

Birmingham City – St Andrew’s (Capacity – 29,409)

Blackburn Rovers – Ewood Park (Capacity – 31,367)

Blackpool – Bloomfield Road (Capacity – 17,338)

Bristol City – Ashton Gate (Capacity – 27,000)

Cardiff City – Cardiff City Stadium (Capacity – 33,316)

Coventry City – Ricoh Arena (Capacity – 32,609)

Derby County – Pride Park Stadium (Capacity – 33,600)

Fulham – Craven Cottage (Capacity – 19,000)

Huddersfield Town – Kirklees Stadium (Capacity – 24,500)

Hull City – KCOM Stadium (Capacity – 25,400)

Luton Town – Kenilworth Road (Capacity – 10,336)

Middlesbrough – Riverside Stadium (Capacity – 34,000)

Millwall – The Den (Capacity – 20,146)

Nottingham Forest – City Ground (Capacity – 30,445)

Peterborough United – London Road Stadium (Capacity – 15,314)

Preston North End – Deepdale (Capacity – 23,408)

Queens Park Rangers – Loftus Road (Capacity – 18,439)

Reading – Madejski Stadium (Capacity – 24,161)

Sheffield United – Bramall Lane (Capacity – 32,125)

Stoke City – bet365 Stadium (Capacity – 30,089)

Swansea City – Liberty Stadium (Capacity – 21,088)

West Bromwich Albion – The Hawthorns (Capacity – 26,850)

How to buy tickets for the EFL Championship

Ticketing information for all clubs competing in the EFL Championship is available on the venue guides above or on the individual ‘clubs’ tab on the official website by clicking here.

Further Information

EFL Championship Official Website

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