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English Football League
Country England and Wales
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1888
Level 2–4
Divisions League Championship
League One
League Two
Number of teams 72
Promotion to Premier League
Relegation to National League
Domestic cup FA Cup
EFL Cup
EFL Trophy (League One and Two clubs only)
International cup UEFA Europa League
Current champions Burnley (2015–16)
Soccerball current event.svg2016–17 English Football League


The English Football League (which was the Football League) is a football league in England and Wales. It was created in 1888 and was the top league in England until 1992 when the English Premier League was made. It is now a league for tiers 2-4 of English football.

2016–17 clubs

League Championship League One League Two
Aston Villa AFC Wimbledon Accrington Stanley
Barnsley Bolton Wanderers Barnet
Birmingham City Bradford City Blackpool
Blackburn Rovers Bristol Rovers Cambridge United
Brentford Bury Carlisle United
Brighton & Hove Albion Charlton Athletic Cheltenham Town
Bristol City Chesterfield Colchester Town
Burton Albion Coventry City Crawley Town
Cardiff City Fleetwood Town Crewe Alexandra
Derby County Gillingham Doncaster Rovers
Fulham Millwall Exeter City
Huddersfield Town Milton Keynes Dons Grimsby Town
Ipswich Town Northampton Town Hartlepool United
Leeds United Oldham Athletic Leyton Orient
Newcastle United Oxford United Luton Town
Norwich City Peterborough United Mansfield Town
Nottingham Forest Port Vale Morecambe
Preston North End Rochdale Newport County
Queens Park Rangers Scunthorpe United Notts County
Reading Sheffield United Plymouth Argyle
Rotherham United Shrewsbury Town Portsmouth
Sheffield Wednesday Southend United Stevenage
Wigan Athletic Swindon Town Wycombe Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers Walsall Yeovil Town

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