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Country England
Founded 1888
Folded 2004
Level 1 (1888–1992)
2 (1992–2004)
Current champions
Most successful club Liverpool
(18 titles)

The Football League First Division was a football league. It was the first division of English football between 1888 and 1992. When the Premier League was created in 1992, it became the 2nd division. It was rebranded as the Football League Championship in 2004.

Number of teams

Years Number of teams Total seasons Level
1888-1891 12 3 1
1891-1892 14 1 1
1892-1898 16 6 1
1898-1905 18 7 1
1905-1915 20 10 1
1919-1939
1946-1992
22 66 1
1992-2004 24 12 2

Former champions