The English Championship League-A Guide
The English Championship commonly called the championship, in short, is the division which is ranked the best in the English Football League. It comes second after the premier league in the English Football system. Every year, the teams that finish in the top three in the championship get a promotion to the Premier League and those that finish last are relegated to league one.
Once called the Football League first division, its name changed to the Football League Championship in the 2005-2005 season. The team that wins the Tournament gets the Football League Championship trophy. The Championship is regarded as the richest non-top flight division globally and it ranks seventh in Europe regarding wealth. On average about 17,578 enthusiasts attend the matches played in the tournament, coming second after the German 2 Bundesliga. In the 2017-18 season, the team that won the tournament was Newcastle United, and the runners up were Brighton. You will find three teams which get promotion to the Premier League every year in the English Championship. In the 2016-17 English Championship standings, Reading and Huddersfield Town will have to face off in a playoff to determine the team that’ll be promoted to the Premier League in addition to Newcastle United and Brighton. The playoffs is a knock-out competition played by the teams that rank third to six, and the team that wins is promoted to the top-tier football. The third-placed team plays against the team that’s is sixth while the team ranked fourth plays from the team ranked fifth. The winners from each match play at the Wembley stadium against one another and the winner gets the Championship playoff trophy and is promoted to the Premier League. Presently, the record is held by Ipswich town for being in the tournament the longest. They have been in the English Championship since the 2001-02 season after they were relegated from the Premier League.
The season for the English Championship runs from August to May, and it comprises 24 teams. Each team plays twice against the other teams in the league. One match is in the home stadium of the team while the other away in the matching team’s stadium. Each team plays 46 games in total per season. When a team wins, they are given three points; they get zero points for losing and if they draw one point. The ranking in the league is determined by the points gained. The ranking is dependent on the goals they scored for that season if teams tie in a particular position. If at least two teams complete the season when they are equal in all respects, they are ranked in alphabetical order unless a play-off place, relegation or promotion is at stake.