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The Championship (known as The npower Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the second tier of the English Football.

Promotion and RelegationEdit

PromotionEdit

The two clubs in first and second places at the end of the season are automatically promoted to the Premier League.

The clubs from third place to sixth place are entered into the playoffs. The semifinals include two legs, one at home and one away. The aggregate score decides the finalists. The winner of the playoff final is also promoted to the Premier League.

RelegationEdit

The three clubs at the bottom of the table at the end of the season (22nd to 24th) are automatically relegated to League One.

Clubs in the 2011/12 SeasonEdit

There are 24 clubs in the Championship in the current season, see the below template.

v Coca-Cola Championship
Clubs BarnsleyBirmingham CityBlackpoolBrighton & Hove AlbionBristol CityBurnleyCardiff CityCoventry CityCrystal PalaceDerby CountyDoncaster RoversHull CityIpswich TownLeeds UnitedLeicester CityMiddlesbroughMillwallNottingham ForestPeterborough UnitedPortsmouthPreston North EndReadingSounthamptonWatfordWest Ham United

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