The English League championship is considered to be the highest division in the English Football League following the Premier League. Every year, the finishing teams at the top in the english league championship fixtures are moved into the Premier League, while the lowest performing teams are relegated to League One.
The English League Championship came into existence in the 2004 to 2005 season. It was known between 1992 and 2004 as the Football League 1st Division and prior to that it was known as Division 2 from 1892–1992. The Championship winners are awarded the Football League Championship trophy. This is the identical trophy which was awarded to the earlier 1st Division champions prior to the inception of Premier League in 1992.
English League championship is wealth
The english league championship fixtures are the wealthiest football division fixtures in the world and the 7th richest division in Europe. In 2015-16 the average crowd at a match was 17,578. To add to that fact is the english league championship fixtures crowd numbers are ranked 2nd after the German, as Bundesliga is the most frequently viewed league throughout the world.
In the 2016–17 football season Newcastle United were the champions, while Brighton and Hove Albion came out as runners up. At this point in time Ipswich Town have had the longest tenure in the english league championship fixtures. They were last out of the division in the 2001 to 2002 season.
24 teams play in the English League Championship
The league is made up of 24 teams. During the season from August to the next May, every team tends to play twice against other teams in the league. One of the matches is at 'home' and one is 'away.’ Each team ends up competing in a total of 46 games. Following english league championship prediction, 3 points are handed out for each win, 1 for each draw and 0 for each loss. The teams’ names are ranked in a league table through the points that have been gained, then the difference in goals then the number of goals scored and lastly the head-to-head records for that particular season. If 2 or more teams end up the season on a par, the teams are divided up into alphabetical order, unless there is a promotion or relegation or a play-off place has taken place, and then the teams are divided up through a play-off game.
Promotion to Premier League
When the season is near the end, the top 2 teams and the team that wins the Championship play-offs are normally promoted into the Premier League while the 3 teams at the bottom are demoted to Football League 1. The play-offs for the Football League Championship is a knock-out event for the teams who have completed the season in 3rd to 6th place and winner is promoted upwards into the Premier League. When the play-offs are played the 3rd placed team usually plays with the 6th placed team while the 4th placed team usually plays with the 5th placed team in 2 legged semi-finals which are both home and away. The winners from every semi-final compete in one single match event at Wembley stadium. The prize for winning is promotion into the Premier League.