|Number of teams||24|
|Promotion to||League One|
|Relegation to||National League|
|Levels on pyramid||4|
|Domestic cup(s)|| FA Cup|
|UEFA cup(s)|| Europa League|
(via domestic cups or league cups)
|TV|| Sky Sports|
Quest (highlights only)
Football League Two (often referred to as League Two for short or Sky Bet League 2 for sponsorship reasons) is the third-highest division of the English Football League (EFL) and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system.
Football League Two was introduced for the 2004–05 season. It was previously known as the Football League Third Division. Before the advent of the Premier League, the fourth-highest division was known as the Football League Fourth Division.
At present (2018–19 season), Morecambe hold the longest tenure in League Two, last being outside the division in the 2006–07 season when they were promoted from the league then known as the Conference National (now the National League). There are currently two former Premier League clubs competing in League Two, namely Oldham Athletic and Swindon Town.
There are 24 clubs in League Two. Each club plays each of the other clubs twice (once at home, once away) and is awarded three points for a win, one for a draw and no points for a loss. From these points a league table is constructed.
At the end of each season the top three teams, together with the winner of the play-offs between the teams which finished in fourth–seventh position, are promoted to Football League One and are replaced by the four teams that finished bottom of that division.
Similarly the two teams that finished at the bottom of League Two are relegated to the National League and are replaced by the team that finished first and the team that won the second–fifth place play-off in that division. Technically a team can be reprieved from relegation if the team replacing them does not have a ground suitable for League football, but in practice this is a non-factor because every team currently in the National League has a ground that meets the League criteria (and even if they did not, a ground-sharing arrangement with another team could be made until their stadium was upgraded). The other way that a team can be spared relegation is if another team either resigns or is expelled from the EFL.
Final league position is determined, in this order, by points obtained, goal difference, goals scored, a mini-league of the results between two or more teams ranked using the previous three criteria and finally a series of one or more play-off matches.
There is a mandatory wage cap in this division that limits spending on players' wages to 100% of club turnover.
2018–19 League Two clubs
The following 24 clubs are competing in League Two during the 2017–18 season.
|Club||Finishing position last season||Location||Stadium||Capacity|
|Accrington Stanley||13th||Accrington||Crown Ground||5,057 (2,000 seated)|
|Barnet||15th||London (Edgware)||The Hive Stadium||6,418 (5,318 seated)|
|Cambridge United||11th||Cambridge||Abbey Stadium||9,617 (4,376 seated)|
|Carlisle United||6th||Carlisle||Brunton Park||17,949|
|Cheltenham Town||21st||Cheltenham||Whaddon Road||7,066 (3,912 seated)|
|Chesterfield||24th in EFL League One (relegated)||Chesterfield||Proact Stadium||10,504|
|Colchester United||8th||Colchester||Colchester Community Stadium||10,105|
|Coventry City||23rd in EFL League One (relegated)||Coventry||Ricoh Arena||32,609|
|Crawley Town||19th||Crawley||Broadfield Stadium||5,996 (3,295 seated)|
|Crewe Alexandra||17th||Crewe||Gresty Road||10,066|
|Exeter City||5th||Exeter||St James Park||8,830 (3,800 seated)|
|Forest Green Rovers||3rd in National League (promoted)||Nailsworth||The New Lawn||5,141 (2,000 seated)|
|Grimsby Town||14th||Cleethorpes||Blundell Park||9,052|
|Lincoln City||1st in National League (promoted)||Lincoln||Sincil Bank||10,120|
|Luton Town||4th||Luton||Kenilworth Road||10,226|
|Mansfield Town||12th||Mansfield||Field Mill||9,295|
|Morecambe||18th||Morecambe||Globe Arena||6,476 (2,173 seated)|
|Newport County||22nd||Newport||Rodney Parade||7,850|
|Notts County||16th||Nottingham||Meadow Lane||19,841|
|Port Vale||21st in EFL League One (relegated)||Burslem||Vale Park||19,052|
|Stevenage||10th||Stevenage||Broadhall Way||6,920 (3,412 seated)|
|Swindon Town||22nd in EFL League One (relegated)||Swindon||County Ground||15,728|
|Wycombe Wanderers||9th||High Wycombe||Adams Park||10,300|
|Yeovil Town||20th||Yeovil||Huish Park||9,665 (5,212 seated)|
Teams promoted from League Two
- Main article: Football League Two play-offs
Sky have broadcasting rights for EFL football league including League Two, Quest will show highlights in 2018–19. In Spain, DAZN broadcasts live matches from League Two.
- Football League Fourth Division (1958–59 – 1991–92)
- Football League Third Division (1992–93 – 2003–04)
- Football League Two official site
- Football League Two clubs' locations
- League Two blogs by League Two fans
|EFL League Two seasons|
1992-93 · 1993-94 · 1994-95 · 1995-96 · 1996-97 · 1997-98 · 1998-99 · 1999-00 · 2000-01 · 2001-02 · 2002-03 · 2003-04 · 2004-05 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11 · 2011-12 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 ·
|Football in England|