League Two

CountryEnglandEngland
Season2023

League Two, also known as Sky Bet League Two for sponsorship reasons, is the third-highest division of the English Football League (EFL) and the fourth tier in the overall English football league system. The league was established in 2004 following the rebranding of the Football League, which was originally founded in 1888. Prior to 2004, it was known as the Football League Third Division.

League Two is a professional league, consisting of 24 teams from across England and Wales. The season runs from August to May, with each team playing 46 games, both home and away against every other team. The matches are mainly held on Saturday afternoons, with occasional games on weekday evenings.

Promotion from League Two offers teams the opportunity to enter League One, the next tier in the English football league system. The top three teams at the end of the season are automatically promoted, while the teams finishing in the fourth to seventh positions compete in the League Two play-offs, a knockout competition, for the final promotion spot.

Relegation from League Two, on the other hand, leads to the National League, the fifth tier of English football. The two teams finishing at the bottom of the League Two table are relegated at the end of the season.

League Two is known for its competitive nature, with teams often fluctuating between divisions. It has been the starting point for many players who have gone on to have successful careers at higher levels. The league is also recognised for its commitment to developing homegrown talent, with clubs often operating successful youth academies.

Over the years, League Two has seen a variety of champions, with teams such as Swindon Town, Chesterfield, and Portsmouth among those who have won the title. The league has also been the platform for historic moments in English football, including AFC Wimbledon's rise from the ashes of the old Wimbledon FC to the EFL, and Accrington Stanley's return to the Football League after a 44-year absence.

Despite being lower in the hierarchy of English football, League Two continues to attract a dedicated fan base. The league's clubs are often at the heart of their communities, with generations of families supporting their local team. The passion, commitment, and unpredictability of League Two make it a unique and exciting part of the English football landscape.

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League Two Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for League Two in 2023

Player Team Goals
notts-county 24
salford-city 23
newport-county 20
mansfield-town 19
stockport-county 19
wrexham 18
crawley-town 16
bradford 16
bradford 15
wrexham 15

League Two standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Stockport County players, news and schedule Stockport County 40 22 11 7 79 40 39 77
2 Mansfield Town players, news and schedule Mansfield Town 40 20 13 7 79 39 40 73
3 Wrexham players, news and schedule Wrexham 40 21 10 9 72 48 24 73
4 Milton Keynes Dons players, news and schedule Milton Keynes Dons 42 21 8 13 71 57 14 71
5 Barrow players, news and schedule Barrow 40 18 13 9 57 43 14 67
6 Crewe players, news and schedule Crewe 41 18 12 11 67 58 9 66
7 Crawley Town players, news and schedule Crawley Town 40 19 5 16 61 56 5 62
8 Morecambe players, news and schedule Morecambe 41 17 9 15 63 70 -7 60
9 Gillingham players, news and schedule Gillingham 42 17 9 16 40 52 -12 60
10 AFC Wimbledon players, news and schedule AFC Wimbledon 42 15 14 13 54 44 10 59
11 Walsall players, news and schedule Walsall 40 16 11 13 59 58 1 59
12 Harrogate Town players, news and schedule Harrogate Town 41 16 10 15 52 57 -5 58
13 Newport County players, news and schedule Newport County 41 16 7 18 59 65 -6 55
14 Bradford players, news and schedule Bradford 41 14 12 15 49 54 -5 54
15 Notts County players, news and schedule Notts County 41 15 7 19 80 79 1 52
16 Doncaster players, news and schedule Doncaster 39 15 7 17 53 62 -9 52
17 Tranmere players, news and schedule Tranmere 42 15 6 21 60 60 0 51
18 Accrington ST players, news and schedule Accrington ST 40 14 8 18 53 59 -6 50
19 Swindon Town players, news and schedule Swindon Town 41 12 11 18 68 74 -6 47
20 Salford City players, news and schedule Salford City 42 12 11 19 62 77 -15 47
21 Grimsby players, news and schedule Grimsby 40 8 16 16 51 69 -18 40
22 Sutton Utd players, news and schedule Sutton Utd 42 9 12 21 50 73 -23 39
23 Colchester players, news and schedule Colchester 39 9 11 19 50 68 -18 38
24 Forest Green players, news and schedule Forest Green 41 9 9 23 41 68 -27 36

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 198/317 62%
Over/Under 53/69 77%
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%