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The 2020–21 English Football League (known as the Sky Bet Football League for sponsorship reasons) is the 122nd season of the English Football League.

Promotion and relegation

From the Premier League

Relegated to the Championship

From the Championship

Promoted to the Premier League
Relegated to League One

From League One

Promoted to the Championship
Relegated to League Two

From League Two

Promoted to League One
Relegated to the National League

From the National League

Promoted to League Two

League tables

Sky Bet Championship

Main article: 2020–21 EFL Championship

Table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Norwich City  (C) (P) 46 29 10 7 75 36 +39 97 Promotion to the
Premier League
2 Watford  (P) 46 27 10 9 63 30 +33 91
3 Brentford  (P) (O) 46 24 15 7 79 42 +37 87 Qualification to the
Championship Play-offs
4 Swansea City 46 23 11 12 56 39 +17 80
5 Barnsley 46 23 9 14 58 50 +8 78
6 Bournemouth 46 22 11 13 73 46 +27 77
7 Reading 46 19 13 14 60 52 +8 70
8 Cardiff City 46 18 14 14 66 49 +17 68
9 Queens Park Rangers 46 19 11 16 57 55 +2 68
10 Middlesbrough 46 18 10 18 55 53 +2 64
11 Millwall 46 15 18 13 47 47 0 63
12 Luton Town 46 17 11 18 41 52 −11 62
13 Preston North End 46 18 7 21 49 56 −7 61
14 Stoke City 46 15 15 16 50 52 −2 60
15 Blackburn Rovers 46 15 12 19 65 54 +11 57
16 Coventry City 45 13 13 19 43 60 −17 52
17 Nottingham Forest 46 12 16 18 37 45 −8 52
18 Birmingham City 46 13 13 20 37 61 −24 52
19 Bristol City 46 15 6 25 46 68 −22 51
20 Huddersfield Town 46 12 13 21 50 71 −21 49
21 Derby County 46 11 11 24 36 58 −22 44
22 Wycombe Wanderers  (R) 46 11 10 25 39 69 −30 43 Relegation to
League One
23 Rotherham United  (R) 46 11 9 26 44 60 −16 42
24 Sheffield Wednesday  (R) 46 12 11 23 40 61 −21 41

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, this was later reduced to 6 points by an Independent League Arbitration panel

Sky Bet League One

Main article: 2020–21 EFL League One

Table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Hull City  (C) (P) 46 27 8 11 80 38 +42 89 Promotion to the
Championship
2 Peterborough United  (P) 46 26 9 11 83 46 +37 87
3 Blackpool  (P) (O) 46 23 11 12 60 37 +23 80 Qualification to the
League One play-offs
4 Sunderland 46 20 17 9 70 42 +28 77
5 Lincoln City 46 22 11 13 69 50 +19 77
6 Oxford United 46 22 8 16 77 56 +21 74
7 Charlton Athletic 46 20 14 12 70 56 +14 74
8 Portsmouth 46 21 9 16 65 51 +14 72
9 Ipswich Town 46 19 12 15 46 46 0 69
10 Gillingham 46 19 10 17 63 60 +3 67
11 Accrington Stanley 46 18 13 15 63 68 −5 67
12 Crewe Alexandra 46 18 12 16 56 61 −5 66
13 Milton Keynes Dons 46 18 11 17 64 62 +2 65
14 Doncaster Rovers 46 19 7 20 63 67 −4 64
15 Fleetwood Town 46 16 12 18 49 46 +3 60
16 Burton Albion 46 15 12 19 61 73 −12 57
17 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 15 18 50 57 −7 54
18 Plymouth Argyle 46 14 11 21 53 80 −27 53
19 AFC Wimbledon 46 12 15 19 54 70 −16 51
20 Wigan Athletic 46 13 9 24 54 77 −23 48
21 Rochdale  (R) 46 11 14 21 61 78 −17 47 Relegation to
League Two
22 Northampton Town  (R) 46 11 12 23 41 67 −26 45
23 Swindon Town  (R) 46 13 4 29 55 89 −34 43
24 Bristol Rovers  (R) 46 10 8 28 40 70 −30 38

Source: BBC Sport
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

Sky Bet League Two

Main article: 2020–21 EFL League Two

Table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Cheltenham Town  (C) (P) 46 24 10 12 61 39 +22 82 Promotion to
League One
2 Cambridge United  (P) 46 24 8 14 73 49 +24 80
3 Bolton Wanderers  (P) 46 23 10 13 59 50 +9 79
4 Morecambe  (P) (O) 46 23 9 14 69 58 +11 78 Qualification to the
League Two play-offs
5 Newport County 46 20 13 13 57 42 +15 73
6 Forest Green Rovers 46 20 13 13 59 51 +8 73
7 Tranmere Rovers 46 20 13 13 55 50 +5 73
8 Salford City 46 19 14 13 54 34 +20 71
9 Exeter City 46 18 16 12 71 50 +21 70
10 Carlisle United 46 18 12 16 60 51 +9 66
11 Leyton Orient 46 17 10 19 53 55 −2 61
12 Crawley Town 46 16 13 17 56 62 −6 61
13 Port Vale 46 17 9 20 57 57 0 60
14 Stevenage 46 14 18 14 41 41 0 60
15 Bradford City 46 16 11 19 48 53 −5 59
16 Mansfield Town 46 13 19 14 57 55 +2 58
17 Harrogate Town 46 16 9 21 52 61 −9 57
18 Oldham Athletic 46 15 9 22 72 81 −9 54
19 Walsall 46 11 20 15 45 53 −8 53
20 Colchester United 46 11 18 17 44 61 −17 51
21 Barrow 46 13 11 22 53 59 −6 50
22 Scunthorpe United 46 13 9 24 41 64 −23 48
23 Southend United  (R) 46 10 15 21 29 58 −29 45 Relegation to the
National League
24 Grimsby Town  (R) 46 10 13 23 37 69 −32 43

Source: BBC Sport
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


Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment Position in table

External links

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Playoffs

Championship (Final) · League One (Final) · League Two (Final)
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European competitions
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National teams

Senior: (2020–21 UEFA Nations League group stage) · (UEFA Euro 2020 finals) · (2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying round) · U21: (UEFA Euro 2021 qualifying round, finals) · U19: (UEFA Euro 2021 qualifying round, finals) · U17: (UEFA Euro 2021 qualifying round, finals)

Other
Summer 2020 transfers · Winter 2020–21 transfers · Summer 2021 transfers
Club seasons
Premier League

Arsenal · Aston Villa · Brighton & Hove Albion · Burnley · Chelsea · Crystal Palace · Everton · Fulham · Leeds United · Leicester City · Liverpool · Manchester City · Manchester United · Newcastle United · Sheffield United · Southampton · Tottenham Hotspur · West Bromwich Albion · West Ham United · Wolverhampton Wanderers

Championship

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

League One

Accrington Stanley · AFC Wimbledon · Blackpool · Bristol Rovers · Burton Albion · Charlton Athletic · Crewe Alexandra · Doncaster Rovers · Fleetwood Town · Gillingham · Hull City · Ipswich Town · Lincoln City · Milton Keynes Dons · Northampton Town · Oxford United · Peterborough United · Plymouth Argyle · Portsmouth · Rochdale · Shrewsbury Town · Sunderland · Swindon Town · Wigan Athletic

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 · 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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