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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) 45 29 9 7 73 34 +39 96 Promotion to the
Premier League
2 Watford  (P) 45 26 10 9 61 30 +31 88
3 Brentford  (Q) 45 23 15 7 76 41 +35 84 Qualification to the
Championship Play-offs
4 Swansea City  (Q) 45 23 11 11 56 37 +19 80
5 Bournemouth  (Q) 45 22 11 12 73 44 +29 77
6 Barnsley  (Q) 45 23 8 14 56 48 +8 77
7 Reading 45 19 12 14 58 50 +8 69
8 Cardiff City 45 18 13 14 65 48 +17 67
9 Queens Park Rangers 45 18 11 16 54 54 0 65
10 Middlesbrough 45 18 10 17 55 50 +5 64
11 Millwall 45 15 17 13 46 46 0 62
12 Luton Town 45 17 11 17 40 49 −9 62
13 Preston North End 45 17 7 21 47 55 −8 58
14 Stoke City 45 14 15 16 48 52 −4 57
15 Blackburn Rovers 45 14 12 19 60 52 +8 54
16 Nottingham Forest 45 12 16 17 36 43 −7 52
17 Coventry City 45 13 13 19 43 60 −17 52
18 Birmingham City 45 13 13 19 35 56 −21 52
19 Bristol City 45 15 6 24 45 65 −20 51
20 Huddersfield Town 45 12 12 21 48 69 −21 48
21 Derby County 45 11 10 24 33 55 −22 43
22 Rotherham United 45 11 8 26 43 59 −16 41 Relegation to
League One
23 Sheffield Wednesday 45 12 10 23 37 58 −21 40
24 Wycombe Wanderers 45 10 10 25 36 69 −33 40

Updated to games played on 4 May 2021
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 Accrington Stanley 0 0 0 Promotion to the
Championship
2 AFC Wimbledon 0 0 0
3 Blackpool 0 0 0 Qualification to the
League One play-offs
4 Bristol Rovers 0 0 0
5 Burton Albion 0 0 0
6 Charlton Athletic 0 0 0
7 Crewe Alexandra 0 0 0
8 Doncaster Rovers 0 0 0
9 Fleetwood Town 0 0 0
10 Gillingham 0 0 0
11 Hull City 0 0 0
12 Ipswich Town 0 0 0
13 Lincoln City 0 0 0
14 Milton Keynes Dons 0 0 0
15 Northampton Town 0 0 0
16 Oxford United 0 0 0
17 Peterborough United 0 0 0
18 Plymouth Argyle 0 0 0
19 Portsmouth 0 0 0
20 Rochdale 0 0 0
21 Shrewsbury Town 0 0 0 Relegation to
League Two
22 Sunderland 0 0 0
23 Swindon Town 0 0 0
24 Wigan Athletic 0 0 0

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 Barrow 0 0 0 Promotion to
League One
2 Bolton Wanderers 0 0 0
3 Bradford City 0 0 0
4 Cambridge United 0 0 0 Qualification to the
League Two play-offs
5 Carlisle United 0 0 0
6 Cheltenham Town 0 0 0
7 Colchester United 0 0 0
8 Crawley Town 0 0 0
9 Exeter City 0 0 0
10 Forest Green Rovers 0 0 0
11 Grimsby Town 0 0 0
12 Harrogate Town 0 0 0
13 Leyton Orient 0 0 0
14 Macclesfield Town 0 0 0
15 Mansfield Town 0 0 0
16 Morecambe 0 0 0
17 Newport County 0 0 0
18 Oldham Athletic 0 0 0
19 Port Vale 0 0 0
20 Salford City 0 0 0
21 Scunthorpe United 0 0 0
22 Southend United 0 0 0
23 Tranmere Rovers 0 0 0 Relegation to the
National League
24 Walsall 0 0 0

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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League cups
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Premier and Football League
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National League
National League (National League · North · South)
Lower leagues
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Playoffs

Championship (Final) · League One (Final) · League Two (Final)
National League (Final) · North (Final) · South (Final)

European competitions
Champions League (Final) · Europa League (Final)
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 ·

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 · 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

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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