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Football League One
2015–16
English League One
Season information
Winners Wigan Athletic
(2nd divisional title)
Promoted Wigan Athletic
Burton Albion
Barnsley
Relegated Blackpool
Colchester United
Crewe Alexandra
Doncaster Rovers
Season statistics
Matches played 522
Goals scored 1457
Average (2.64 per match)
Top goalscorer Will Grigg (25 goals)
Biggest home win Chesterfield 7–1 Shrewsbury (2 Jan)
Biggest away win Crewe 0–5 Coventry (2 Jan)
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The 2015–16 Football League One (referred to as the Sky Bet League One for sponsorship reasons) is the 12th season of the Football League One under its current title and the 23rd season under its current league division format. The season is scheduled to start on 8 August 2015, and will conclude on 7 May 2016.

Changes from last season

The following teams have changed division since the 2014–15 season.

To League One

Promoted from League Two

Relegated from The Championship

From League One

Promoted to The Championship

Relegated to League Two

Team overview

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Barnsley Barnsley Oakwell 23,009
Blackpool Blackpool Bloomfield Road 16,750
Bradford City Bradford Valley Parade 25,136
Burton Albion Burton-upon-Trent Pirelli Stadium 6,912
Bury Bury Gigg Lane 12,500
Chesterfield Chesterfield Proact Stadium 10,400
Colchester United Colchester Weston Homes Community Stadium 10,105
Coventry City Coventry Ricoh Arena 32,500
Crewe Alexandra Crewe Gresty Road 10,066
Doncaster Rovers Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium 15,231
Fleetwood Town Fleetwood Highbury Stadium 5,311
Gillingham Gillingham Priestfield Stadium 11,582
Millwall London (South Bermondsey) The Den 20,146
Oldham Athletic Oldham Boundary Park 13,309
Peterborough United Peterborough Abax Stadium 14,319
Port Vale Stoke-on-Trent Vale Park 18,947
Rochdale Rochdale Spotland Stadium 10,249
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe Glanford Park 9,183
Sheffield United Sheffield Bramall Lane 32,702
Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury New Meadow 9,875
Southend United Southend Roots Hall 12,392
Swindon Town Swindon County Ground 15,728
Walsall Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300
Wigan Athletic Wigan DW Stadium 25,138

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Blackpool England Lee Clark Resigned 9 May 2015 Pre-season England Neil McDonald 2 June 2015
Chesterfield England Paul Cook Signed by Portsmouth 12 May 2015 Flag of Wales Dean Saunders 13 May 2015
Sheffield United England Nigel Clough Sacked 25 May 2015 England Nigel Adkins 2 June 2015
Peterborough United England Dave Robertson 6 September 2015 20th England Graham Westley 21 September 2015
Doncaster Rovers Scotland Paul Dickov 8 September 2015 17th England Rob Jones (interim) 8 September 2015
Oldham Athletic Flag of Northern Ireland Darren Kelly 12 September 2015 19th England David Dunn (interim) 13 September 2015
Oldham Athletic England David Dunn (interim) Change of contract 7 October 2015 18th England David Dunn 7 October 2015
Doncaster Rovers England Rob Jones End of interim 16 October 2015 20th Scotland Darren Ferguson 16 October 2015
Chesterfield Flag of Wales Dean Saunders Sacked 28 November 2015 16th England Danny Wilson 24 December 2015
Walsall England Dean Smith Signed by Brentford 30 November 2015 4th England John Ward (interim) 30 November 2015
Burton Albion Netherlands Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Signed by QPR 4 December 2015 1st England Nigel Clough 5 December 2015
Walsall England John Ward (interim) End of interim 18 December 2015 3rd Flag of Republic Ireland Sean O'Driscoll 18 December 2015
Oldham Athletic England David Dunn Sacked 12 January 2016 22nd Flag of Republic Ireland John Sheridan 13 January 2016
Barnsley England Lee Johnson Signed by Bristol City 6 February 2016 12th England Paul Heckingbottom (caretaker) 12 February 2016
Walsall Flag of Republic Ireland Sean O'Driscoll Sacked 6 March 2016 4th England John Whitney (interim) 7 March 2016
Peterborough United England Graham Westley Sacked 23 April 2016 14th

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Wigan Athletic  (C) (P) 46 24 15 7 82 45+37 87 Promotion to the
Football League Championship
2 Burton Albion  (P) 46 25 10 11 57 37+20 85
3 Walsall  (Q) 46 24 12 10 71 49+22 84 Qualification to the
League One play-offs
4 Millwall  (Q) 46 24 9 13 73 49+24 81
5 Bradford City  (Q) 46 23 11 12 55 40+15 80
6 Barnsley  (P) (Q) 46 22 8 16 70 54+16 74
7 Scunthorpe United 46 21 11 14 60 47+13 74
8 Coventry City 46 19 12 15 67 49+18 69
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 71 56+15 69
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 68 61+7 69
11 Sheffield United 46 18 12 16 64 59+5 66
12 Port Vale 47 19 11 17 56 58−2 68
13 Peterborough United 46 19 6 21 82 73+9 63
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 56 73−17 60
15 Southend United 46 16 11 19 58 64−6 59
16 Swindon Town 46 16 11 19 64 71−7 59
17 Oldham Athletic 56 12 18 26 44 58−14 54
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 58 70−12 53
19 Fleetwood Town 46 12 15 19 52 56−4 51
20 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 11 22 58 79−21 50
21 Doncaster Rovers  (R) 46 11 13 22 48 64−16 46 Relegation to the
Football League Two
22 Blackpool  (R) 46 12 10 24 40 63−23 46
23 Colchester United  (R) 46 9 13 24 57 99−42 40
24 Crewe Alexandra  (R) 46 7 13 26 46 83−37 34
Updated to games played on 8 May 2016
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


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Football League One match days 2015-16

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FA competitions
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League cups
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Premier and Football League
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Play-offs · (Championship final · League One final · League Two final)

Football Conference
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Lower leagues
Isthmian League (Isthmian League Cup· Northern Premier League · Southern Football League
European competitions

Champions League (Final) · Europa League (Final)

National teams

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Other

Summer 2015 transfers · Winter 2015–16 transfers · Summer 2016 transfers

Club seasons
Premier League

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Championship

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League One

Barnsley · Blackpool · Bradford City · Burton Albion · Bury · Chesterfield · Colchester United · Coventry City · Crewe Alexandra · Doncaster Rovers · Fleetwood Town · Gillingham · Millwall · Oldham Athletic · Peterborough United · Port Vale · Rochdale · Scunthorpe United · Sheffield United · Shrewsbury Town · Southend United · Swindon Town · Walsall · Wigan Athletic

League Two

Accrington Stanley · AFC Wimbledon · Barnet · Bristol Rovers · Cambridge United · Carlisle United · Crawley Town · Dagenham & Redbridge · Exeter City · Hartlepool United · Leyton Orient · Luton Town · Mansfield Town · Morecambe · Newport County · Northampton Town · Notts County · Oxford United · Plymouth Argyle · Portsmouth · Stevenage · Wycombe Wanderers · Yeovil Town · York City

National League

Aldershot Town · Altrincham · Barrow · Boreham Wood · Braintree Town · Bromley · Cheltenham Town · Chester · Dover Athletic · Eastleigh · Forest Green Rovers · Gateshead · Grimsby Town · Guiseley · Halifax Town · Kidderminster Harriers · Lincoln City · Macclesfield Town · Southport · Torquay United · Tranmere Rovers · Welling United · Woking · Wrexham

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