- Football League One
Football League One Countries England Founded 2004
1992–2004 (as Division Two)
1958–1992 (as Division Three)
1921–1958 (as Division Three North/South)
1920–1921 (as Division Three)
Number of teams 24 Levels on pyramid 3 Promotion to Championship Relegation to League Two Domestic cup(s) FA Cup
Football League Cup
Football League Trophy
Current champions Brighton & Hove Albion
TV partners Sky Sports
BBC (Highlights Only)
Website Official website 2011–12 Football League One
Football League One (often referred to as League One for short or Npower League 1 for sponsorship reasons) is the second-highest division of The Football League and third-highest division overall in the English football league system.
Football League One was introduced for the 2004–05 season. It was previously known as the Football League Second Division and prior to the advent of the Premier League, the Football League Third Division.
There are 24 clubs in Football League One. Each club plays every other club twice (once at home and once away). Three points are awarded for a win, one for a draw and zero for a loss. At the end of the season a table of the final League standings is determined, based on the following criteria in this order: points obtained, goal difference, goals scored, an aggregate of the results between two or more clubs (ranked using the previous three criteria) and, finally, a series of one or more play-off matches.
At the end of each season the top two clubs, together with the winner of the play-offs between the clubs which finished in 3rd–6th position, are promoted to Football League Championship and are replaced by the three clubs that finished at the bottom of that division.
Similarly, the four clubs that finished at the bottom of Football League One are relegated to Football League Two and are replaced by the top three clubs and the club that won the 4th–7th place play-offs in that division.
Sky Sports currently show live League One matches with highlights shown on BBC One on their programme called The Football League Show, which also broadcasts highlights of Football League Championship and Football League Two matches. The show is available on the red button the following Sunday until midday and is available on iPlayer all the following week. Highlights of all games in the Football League are also available to view separately on the BBC website. In Sweden, TV4 Sport has the rights of broadcasting from the league. A couple of league matches during the season of 09/10 including play-off matches and the play-off final to the Championship were shown.
Football League One clubs 2011–12
The following 24 clubs are competing in League One during the 2011–12 season.
Club Finishing position last season Bournemouth 6th Brentford 11th Bury 2nd promoted from League Two Carlisle United 12th Charlton Athletic 13th Chesterfield 1st promoted from League Two Colchester United 10th Exeter City 8th Hartlepool United 16th Huddersfield Town 3rd Leyton Orient 7th Milton Keynes Dons 5th Notts County 19th Oldham Athletic 17th Preston North End 22nd relegated from Championship Rochdale 9th Scunthorpe United 24th relegated from Championship Sheffield United 23rd relegated from Championship Sheffield Wednesday 15th Stevenage 6th promoted via play-offs from League Two Tranmere Rovers 18th Walsall 20th Wycombe Wanderers 3rd promoted from League Two Yeovil Town 14th
Winners of Football League One
Season Winner Runner-Up Promoted Play-Off Winner 2004–05 Luton Town Hull City Sheffield Wednesday 2005–06 Southend United Colchester United Barnsley 2006–07 Scunthorpe United Bristol City Blackpool 2007–08 Swansea City Nottingham Forest Doncaster Rovers 2008–09 Leicester City Peterborough United Scunthorpe United 2009–10 Norwich City Leeds United Millwall 2010–11 Brighton & Hove Albion Southampton Peterborough United.
For past winners at this level before 2004, see List of winners of English Football League One and predecessors.
Season Clubs 2004–05 Torquay United, Wrexham, Peterborough United, Stockport County 2005–06 Hartlepool United, Milton Keynes Dons, Swindon Town, Walsall 2006–07 Chesterfield, Bradford City, Rotherham United, Brentford 2007–08 Bournemouth, Gillingham, Port Vale, Luton Town 2008–09 Northampton Town, Crewe Alexandra, Cheltenham Town, Hereford United 2009–10 Stockport County, Wycombe Wanderers, Southend United, Gillingham 2010–11 Swindon Town, Plymouth Argyle, Bristol Rovers, Dagenham and Redbridge
Season Top scorer Club Goals 2004–05 Stuart Elliott Hull City 27 Dean Windass Bradford City 2005–06 Freddy Eastwood Southend United 23 Billy Sharp Scunthorpe United 2006–07 Billy Sharp Scunthorpe United 30 2007–08 Jason Scotland Swansea City 24 2008–09 Simon Cox Swindon Town 29 Rickie Lambert Bristol Rovers 2009–10 Rickie Lambert Southampton 31 2010–11 Craig Mackail-Smith Peterborough United 27
Football League One stadiums 2010–11
Home Club Stadium Name Capacity Sheffield Wednesday Hillsborough 39,812 Southampton St Mary's Stadium 32,689 Charlton Athletic The Valley 27,111 Huddersfield Town Galpharm Stadium 24,554 Milton Keynes Dons stadium:mk 22,000 Notts County Meadow Lane 21,300 Plymouth Argyle Home Park 19,500 Tranmere Rovers Prenton Park 16,789 Carlisle United Brunton Park1 16,980 Swindon Town County Ground 15,728 Peterborough United London Road 15,460 Brentford Griffin Park1 12,763 Bristol Rovers Memorial Stadium1 12,010 Walsall Banks's Stadium 11,300 Oldham Athletic Boundary Park 10,624 Rochdale Spotland 10,249 Colchester United Colchester Community Stadium 10,000 AFC Bournemouth Dean Court 9,600 Yeovil Town Huish Park1 9,600 Leyton Orient Brisbane Road 9,271 Brighton & Hove Albion Withdean Stadium2 8,850 Exeter City St. James Park1 8,830 Hartlepool United Victoria Park1 7,691 Dagenham & Redbridge Victoria Road1 6,078
1This ground contains terracing
2Not a football-specific ground
Notes and references
- 1920–21 (as Football League Division Three)
- 1921–22 & 1957–58 (as Football League Division Three North/South)
- 1958–59 & 1992–93 (as Football League Division Three)
- 1992–93 & 2003–04 (as Football League Division Two)
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