In the 2005-06 Championship campaign, the Owls' final league position of 19th place wasn't bad considering the current financial situation of the club. For the second successive year targets have been achieved - the season's target had been avoiding relegation.
On 17 April 2006, Sheffield Wednesday retained their place in the Championship with two matches remaining, with a 2-0 away win at Brighton, condemning Brighton, Millwall and Crewe to the drop in the process. Wednesday went on to finish the season in 19th place, 10 points clear of the relegation zone.
Wednesday were statistically the best supported team in the Championship with their average home league attendance of 24,853 marginally beating newly relegated Norwich City with 24,833.
Updated to games played on 30 April 2006.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished: (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.