Championship

CountryEnglandEngland
Season2023

The English Football League Championship, commonly known as the Championship, is the second-highest division in the English football league system, after the Premier League. Established in 2004 following a rebranding of the Football League First Division, it is one of the most competitive and unpredictable leagues in Europe.

The Championship is contested by 24 clubs. Over the course of a season, which runs from August to May, each team plays every other team twice, once at their home stadium and once at the opposition's. One match is held at home and the other away, totaling 46 games. Teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss. The teams are ranked in the league table by points gained, then goal difference, and then goals scored.

At the end of each season, the top two teams, along with the winner of the play-offs between the teams finishing in 3rd–6th position, are promoted to the Premier League. At the other end of the table, the three lowest placed teams are relegated to the English Football League One. The Championship play-off final is considered one of the biggest games in world football, due to the lucrative financial reward of reaching the Premier League.

The Championship has been won by numerous clubs, with Newcastle United, Leicester City, and Wolverhampton Wanderers among the notable winners. It has also been a stepping stone for many players who have gone on to have successful careers in the Premier League and other top European leagues.

The Championship is known for its high levels of competitiveness and unpredictability, with any team capable of beating another. This unpredictability, combined with a high level of talent and the potential for teams to reach the Premier League, makes the Championship one of the most watched secondary leagues in world football.

The league has also seen significant financial investment, with many clubs backed by wealthy owners in an attempt to reach the Premier League. However, this has also led to financial instability for some clubs, highlighting the high-stakes nature of the Championship.

In terms of broadcasting, the Championship has a wide global reach, with games broadcast in many countries. This has helped to increase the profile of the league and its teams, and has contributed to the growing popularity of the Championship around the world.

In conclusion, the English Football League Championship is a highly competitive and exciting league, providing a platform for teams and players to achieve their Premier League dreams. Its mix of unpredictability, talent, and high stakes makes it a must-watch for football fans around the world.

Championship Upcoming Games

Championship Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Championship in 2023

Player Team Goals
blackburn 21
swansea 19
southampton 19
leeds 16
sunderland 15
coventry 14
norwich 14
ipswich 13
leicester 13
norwich 12

Championship standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Ipswich players, news and schedule Ipswich 40 26 9 5 84 51 33 87
2 Leicester players, news and schedule Leicester 39 27 4 8 77 35 42 85
3 Leeds players, news and schedule Leeds 39 25 8 6 72 30 42 83
4 Southampton players, news and schedule Southampton 38 22 8 8 76 51 25 74
5 West Brom players, news and schedule West Brom 40 19 11 10 62 39 23 68
6 Norwich players, news and schedule Norwich 40 19 7 14 72 58 14 64
7 Coventry players, news and schedule Coventry 39 16 12 11 63 46 17 60
8 Preston players, news and schedule Preston 39 17 8 14 52 55 -3 59
9 Hull City players, news and schedule Hull City 38 16 10 12 53 48 5 58
10 Middlesbrough players, news and schedule Middlesbrough 40 17 7 16 56 53 3 58
11 Cardiff players, news and schedule Cardiff 40 17 5 18 45 54 -9 56
12 Bristol City players, news and schedule Bristol City 40 15 8 17 44 45 -1 53
13 Sunderland players, news and schedule Sunderland 40 15 6 19 51 50 1 51
14 Watford players, news and schedule Watford 40 12 14 14 57 55 2 50
15 Swansea players, news and schedule Swansea 40 12 11 17 49 60 -11 47
16 QPR players, news and schedule QPR 40 12 10 18 39 51 -12 46
17 Blackburn players, news and schedule Blackburn 40 12 9 19 56 66 -10 45
18 Stoke City players, news and schedule Stoke City 40 12 9 19 38 54 -16 45
19 Millwall players, news and schedule Millwall 40 11 11 18 38 53 -15 44
20 Birmingham players, news and schedule Birmingham 40 11 9 20 44 61 -17 42
21 Plymouth players, news and schedule Plymouth 40 10 11 19 55 65 -10 41
22 Huddersfield players, news and schedule Huddersfield 40 8 16 16 44 65 -21 40
23 Sheffield Wednesday players, news and schedule Sheffield Wednesday 40 11 6 23 31 64 -33 39
24 Rotherham players, news and schedule Rotherham 40 4 11 25 32 81 -49 23

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 225/326 69%
Over/Under 28/43 65%
League Correct %
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 28/34 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 50/62 81%
World Cup - Qualification Asia logo World Cup - Qualification Asia 28/35 80%
First League logo First League 118/150 79%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 65/83 78%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 113/144 78%
Primera División Femenina logo Primera División Femenina 103/136 76%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 130/170 76%