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EFL Championship
2020–21
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Season information
Dates 11 September
2020 - May 2021
Season statistics
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The 2020–21 EFL Championship (referred to as the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the 17th season of the Football League Championship under its current title and the 29th season under its current league division format.

Team changes

The following teams have changed division since the 2019–20 season.

To Championship

Promoted from League One

Relegated from the Premier League

From Championship

Promoted to the Premier League

Relegated to League One

Stadiums

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Barnsley Barnsley Oakwell 23,287
Birmingham City Birmingham St Andrew's 29,409
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn Ewood Park 31,367
Bournemouth Bournemouth Dean Court 11,364
Brentford Hounslow Brentford Community Stadium 17,250
Bristol City Bristol Ashton Gate 27,000
Cardiff City Cardiff Cardiff City Stadium 33,316
Coventry City Birmingham St Andrew's 29,409
Derby County Derby Pride Park Stadium 33,600
Huddersfield Town Huddersfield Kirklees Stadium 24,500
Luton Town Luton Kenilworth Road 10,356
Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium 34,742
Millwall London (South Bermondsey) The Den 20,146
Norwich City Norwich Carrow Road 27,244
Nottingham Forest West Bridgford City Ground 30,445
Preston North End Preston Deepdale 23,408
Queens Park Rangers London (White City) Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium 18,439
Reading Reading Madejski Stadium 24,161
Rotherham United Rotherham New York Stadium 12,021
Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield (Owlerton) Hillsborough Stadium 34,854
Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent bet365 Stadium 30,089
Swansea City Swansea Liberty Stadium 21,088
Watford Watford Vicarage Road 21,577
Wycombe Wanderers High Wycombe Adams Park 9,448

Personnel and sponsoring

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsor
Barnsley Flag of Austria Gerhard Struber Flag of Germany Mike-Steven Bähre Puma The Investment Room
Birmingham City Flag of Spain Aitor Karanka Flag of England Harlee Dean Nike BoyleSports
Blackburn Rovers Flag of England Tony Mowbray Flag of England Elliott Bennett Umbro 10Bet
Bournemouth Flag of England Jason Tindall Flag of England Francis, SimonSimon Francis Umbro Vitality
Brentford Flag of Denmark Thomas Frank Flag of Sweden Pontus Jansson Umbro EcoWorld
Bristol City Flag of England Dean Holden TBA Hummel Dunder
Cardiff City Flag of England Neil Harris Flag of England Morrison, SeanSean Morrison Adidas Tourism Malaysia
Coventry City Flag of England Mark Robins Flag of Scotland Liam Kelly Hummel Allsopp & Allsopp
Derby County Flag of Netherlands Phillip Cocu Flag of England Wayne Rooney Umbro 32Red
Huddersfield Town Flag of Spain Carlos Corberán Flag of Germany Christopher Schindler Umbro Paddy Power (unbranded)
Luton Town Flag of Wales Nathan Jones Flag of England Sonny Bradley Umbro JB Developments (home)
Star Platforms (away)
Ryebridge (third)
Middlesbrough Flag of England Neil Warnock Flag of England George Friend Hummel 32Red
Millwall Flag of England Gary Rowett Flag of Republic Ireland Alex Pearce Macron Huski Chocolate
Norwich City Flag of Germany Daniel Farke Flag of Scotland Grant Hanley Erreà Dafabet
Nottingham Forest Flag of France Sabri Lamouchi Flag of England Michael Dawson Macron Football Index
Preston North End Flag of Scotland Alex Neil TBA Nike 32Red
Queens Park Rangers Flag of England Mark Warburton Flag of France Yoann Barbet Erreà TBC
Reading Flag of Wales Mark Bowen Flag of England Liam Moore Macron Casumo
Rotherham United Flag of England Paul Warne Flag of England Richard Wood Puma Embark Group (Home), Mears (Away & 3rd)
Sheffield Wednesday Flag of England Monk, GarryGarry Monk Flag of England Tom Lees Elev8 Chansiri
Stoke City Flag of Northern Ireland Michael O'Neill Flag of England Ryan Shawcross Macron bet365
Swansea City Flag of Wales Steve Cooper Flag of England Matt Grimes Joma YOBET
Watford Vacant Flag of England Deeney, TroyTroy Deeney Kelme Sportsbet.io
Wycombe Wanderers Flag of England Gareth Ainsworth Flag of England Matt Bloomfield O'Neills Cherry Red Records (Home), Dormeo (Away)

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Bristol City Flag of England Dean Holden End of caretaker spell 22 July 2020 Pre-season Flag of England Dean Holden 11 August 2020
Birmingham City Flag of England Steve Spooner
Flag of England Craig Gardner
Flag of Spain Aitor Karanka 31 July 2020
Huddersfield Town Flag of England Danny Schofield Flag of Spain Carlos Corberán 23 July 2020
Watford Flag of England Mullins, HaydenHayden Mullins 26 July 2020
Bournemouth Flag of England Howe, EddieEddie Howe Mutual consent 1 August 2020 Flag of England Jason Tindall 8 August 2020

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bristol City 5 4 1 0 10 4 +6 13 Promotion to the
Premier League
2 Reading 5 4 1 0 7 1 +6 13
3 Bournemouth 5 3 2 0 8 4 +4 11 Qualification to the
Championship Play-offs
4 Swansea City 5 3 1 1 6 3 +3 10
5 Watford 5 3 1 1 3 1 +2 10
6 Luton Town 5 3 0 2 5 4 +1 9
7 Millwall 5 2 2 1 5 4 +1 8
8 Stoke City 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 8
9 Blackburn Rovers 5 2 1 2 11 4 +7 7
10 Brentford 5 2 1 2 8 4 +4 7
11 Norwich City 5 2 1 2 5 5 0 7
12 Cardiff City 5 2 1 2 4 4 0 7
13 Huddersfield Town 5 2 1 2 4 6 −2 7
14 Queens Park Rangers 5 1 3 1 6 5 +1 6
15 Middlesbrough 5 1 3 1 4 4 0 6
16 Birmingham City 5 1 3 1 3 3 0 6
17 Rotherham United 5 1 2 2 4 5 −1 5
18 Preston North End 5 1 1 3 6 7 −1 4
19 Coventry City 5 1 1 3 5 9 −4 4
20 Nottingham Forest 5 1 0 4 2 7 −5 3
21 Derby County 5 1 0 4 2 9 −7 3
22 Barnsley 5 0 2 3 3 7 −4 2 Relegation to
League One
23 Wycombe Wanderers 5 0 0 5 1 12 −11 0
24 Sheffield Wednesday 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 -4

Updated to games played on 18 October 2020
Source: EFL.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

a. Sheffield Wednesday will receive a 12 point deduction for breaching the League’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules.

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Championship

Barnsley · Birmingham City · Blackburn Rovers · Bournemouth · Brentford · Bristol City · Cardiff City · Coventry City · Derby County · Huddersfield Town · Luton Town · Millwall · Middlesbrough · Norwich City · Nottingham Forest · Preston North End · Queens Park Rangers · Reading · Rotherham United · Sheffield Wednesday · Stoke City · Swansea City · Watford · Wycombe Wanderers

League One

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League Two

Barrow · Bolton Wanderers · Bradford City · Cambridge United · Carlisle United · Cheltenham Town · Colchester United · Crawley Town · Exeter City · Forest Green Rovers · Grimsby Town · Harrogate Town · Leyton Orient · Mansfield Town · Morecambe · Newport County · Oldham Athletic · Port Vale · Salford City · Scunthorpe United · Southend United · Tranmere Rovers · Walsall

National League

Aldershot Town · Altrincham · Barnet · Boreham Wood · Bromley · Chesterfield · Chorley · Dagenham & Redbridge · Dover Athletic · Eastleigh · Halifax Town · Hartlepool United · King's Lynn Town · Maidenhead United · Notts County · Solihull Moors · Stevenage · Stockport County · Sutton United · Torquay United · Wealdstone · Weymouth · Woking · Wrexham · Yeovil Town

National League North

Fylde · AFC Telford United · Alfreton Town · Blyth Spartans · Boston United · Brackley Town · Bradford Park Avenue · Chester · Chorley · Curzon Ashton · Darlington · Farsley Celtic · Gateshead · Gloucester City · Guiseley · Hereford · Kettering Town · Kidderminster Harriers · Leamington · Southport · Spennymoor Town · York City

National League South

Bath City · Billericay Town · Braintree Town · Chelmsford City · Chippenham Town · Concord Rangers · Dartford · Dorking Wanderers · Dulwich Hamlet · Eastbourne Borough · Ebbsfleet United · Hampton & Richmond Borough · Havant & Waterlooville · Hemel Hempstead Town · Hungerford Town · Maidstone United · Oxford City · Slough Town · St Albans City · Tonbridge Angels · Welling United ·

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League cups

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Supercups

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UEFA competitions

Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round, group stage, knockout phase, Final) · Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round, Champions Path, Main Path, group stage, knockout phase, Final) · Super Cup

International competitions
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