2016–17 EFL League One

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EFL League One
Season 2016–17
Champions Sheffield United (1st divisional title)
Promoted Sheffield United
Bolton Wanderers
Millwall
Relegated Chesterfield
Coventry City
Swindon Town
Port Vale
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1,417 (2.57 per match)
Top goalscorer Billy Sharp (30 goals)
Biggest home win Bristol Rovers 5–0 Northampton Town
Scunthorpe United 5–0 Gillingham
Biggest away win Bristol Rovers 1–5 Charlton Athletic
Longest winning run Sheffield United
(7 matches)
Longest unbeaten run Fleetwood Town
(18 matches)
Longest winless run Bury
(20 matches)
Longest losing run Bury
(13 matches)
Highest attendance 31,003
(Sheffield United 3-2 Chesterfield, 30 April 2017)
Lowest attendance 1,907
(Rochdale 4–0 Walsall)
Average attendance 7,576

The 2016–17 EFL League One (referred to as the Sky Bet League One for sponsorship reasons) was the 13th season of the Football League One under its current title and the 24th season under its current league division format. The fixtures were announced on 22 June 2016.[1]

Team changes[edit]

Bolton and Oxford competed in the third tier for the first time under the League One name. AFC Wimbledon made their debut in the third tier.

Teams[edit]

Greater London League One football clubs
Greater Manchester League One football clubs
Team Location Stadium Capacity[2]
AFC Wimbledon London (Kingston upon Thames) Kingsmeadow 4,850 (2,265 seated)
Bolton Wanderers Bolton Macron Stadium 28,723
Bradford City Bradford Valley Parade 25,136
Bristol Rovers Bristol Memorial Stadium 12,011
Bury Bury Gigg Lane 11,640
Charlton Athletic London (Charlton) The Valley 27,111
Chesterfield Chesterfield Proact Stadium 10,400
Coventry City Coventry Ricoh Arena 32,500
Fleetwood Town Fleetwood Highbury Stadium 5,311 (2,701 seated)
Gillingham Gillingham Priestfield Stadium 11,582
Millwall London (South Bermondsey) The Den 20,146
Milton Keynes Dons Milton Keynes Stadium:mk 30,500
Northampton Town Northampton Sixfields Stadium 7,798
Oldham Athletic Oldham Boundary Park 13,512
Oxford United Oxford Kassam Stadium 12,500
Peterborough United Peterborough ABAX Stadium 15,314
Port Vale Stoke-on-Trent Vale Park 18,947
Rochdale Rochdale Spotland Stadium 10,249
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe Glanford Park 9,088
Sheffield United Sheffield Bramall Lane 32,702
Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury New Meadow 9,875
Southend United Southend-on-Sea Roots Hall 12,392
Swindon Town Swindon County Ground 15,728
Walsall Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Bolton Wanderers Northern Ireland Neil Lennon Sacked 15 March 2016[3] Pre-season England Phil Parkinson 10 June 2016[4]
Charlton Athletic Belgium Jose Riga Resigned 7 May 2016[5] England Russell Slade 6 June 2016
Sheffield United England Nigel Adkins Sacked 12 May 2016[6] England Chris Wilder 12 May 2016[6]
Northampton Town England Chris Wilder Signed by Sheffield United 12 May 2016[6] Wales Rob Page 19 May 2016[7]
Port Vale Wales Rob Page Signed by Northampton Town 19 May 2016[7] Portugal Bruno Ribeiro 20 June 2016[8]
Oldham Athletic Republic of Ireland John Sheridan Signed by Notts County 27 May 2016[9] Northern Ireland Steve Robinson 9 July 2016
Bradford City England Phil Parkinson Signed by Bolton Wanderers 10 June 2016[4] Scotland Stuart McCall 20 June 2016[10]
Fleetwood Town England Steven Pressley Resigned 26 July 2016[11] Germany Uwe Rösler 20 June 2016[12]
Coventry City England Tony Mowbray Resigned 29 September 2016[13] 24th England Russell Slade 21 December 2016
Shrewsbury Town Scotland Micky Mellon Signed by Tranmere Rovers 6 October 2016[14] 21st England Paul Hurst 24 October 2016[15]
Milton Keynes Dons England Karl Robinson Mutual consent 23 October 2016[16] 19th Scotland Robbie Neilson 3 December 2016[17]
Charlton Athletic England Russell Slade Sacked 14 November 2016[18] 15th England Karl Robinson 24 November 2016[19]
Bury England David Flitcroft Mutual consent 16 November 2016[20] 16th England Chris Brass 14 December 2016
Port Vale Portugal Bruno Ribeiro Resigned 26 December 2016[21] 17th England Michael Brown 26 December 2016[22]
Gillingham England Justin Edinburgh Sacked 3 January 2017 England Adrian Pennock 4 January 2017[23]
Chesterfield Northern Ireland Danny Wilson 8 January 2017 22nd Scotland Gary Caldwell 17 January 2017[24]
Northampton Town Wales Rob Page 9 January 2017 16th England Justin Edinburgh 13 January 2017[25]
Oldham Athletic Northern Ireland Steve Robinson 12 January 2017 [26] 24th Republic of Ireland John Sheridan 12 January 2017 [27]
Bury England Chris Brass 15 February 2017[28] 20th England Lee Clark 15 February 2017[29]
Coventry City England Russell Slade 5 March 2017[30] 24th England Mark Robins 6 March 2017[31]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Sheffield United (C, P) 46 30 10 6 92 47 +45 100 Promotion to the EFL Championship
2 Bolton Wanderers (P) 46 25 11 10 68 36 +32 86
3 Scunthorpe United 46 24 10 12 80 54 +26 82 Qualification for the League One play-offs[a]
4 Fleetwood Town 46 23 13 10 64 43 +21 82
5 Bradford City 46 20 19 7 62 43 +19 79
6 Millwall (O, P) 46 20 13 13 66 57 +9 73
7 Southend United 46 20 12 14 70 53 +17 72
8 Oxford United 46 20 9 17 65 52 +13 69
9 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 71 62 +9 69
10 Bristol Rovers 46 18 12 16 68 70 −2 66
11 Peterborough United 46 17 11 18 62 62 0 62
12 Milton Keynes Dons 46 16 13 17 60 58 +2 61
13 Charlton Athletic 46 14 18 14 60 53 +7 60
14 Walsall 46 14 16 16 51 58 −7 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 13 18 15 52 55 −3 57
16 Northampton Town 46 14 11 21 60 73 −13 53
17 Oldham Athletic 46 12 17 17 31 44 −13 53
18 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 12 21 46 63 −17 51
19 Bury 46 13 11 22 61 73 −12 50
20 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 59 79 −20 50
21 Port Vale (R) 46 12 13 21 45 70 −25 49 Relegation to EFL League Two
22 Swindon Town (R) 46 11 11 24 44 66 −22 44
23 Coventry City (R) 46 9 12 25 37 68 −31 39
24 Chesterfield (R) 46 9 10 27 43 78 −35 37
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the EFL Championship.

Play-offs[edit]

  Semi-finals Final
                     
3 Scunthorpe United 0 2 2  
6 Millwall 0 3 3  
    6 Millwall 1
  5 Bradford City 0
4 Fleetwood Town 0 0 0
5 Bradford City 1 0 1  

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] WIM BOL BRA BRR Bury CHA CHF COV FLE GIL MIL MKD NOR OLD OXF PET PTV ROC SCU SHU SHR STD SWI WAL
AFC Wimbledon 1–2 2–3 0–1 5–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 4–0 3–1 1–2 2–3 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–0
Bolton Wanderers 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–2 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 4–1
Bradford City 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 4–0 0–0 3–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0
Bristol Rovers 2–0 1–2 1–1 4–2 1–5 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 3–4 0–0 5–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1
Bury 1–2 0–2 0–2 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–3 0–0 3–0 0–1 2–3 5–1 4–1 0–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 1–4 1–0 3–3
Charlton Athletic 1–2 1–1 1–1 4–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–1
Chesterfield 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 3–3 1–3 0–0 3–1 0–1 0–4 3–3 1–0 1–3 0–3 1–4 1–1 0–4 3–1 2–0
Coventry City 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–0
Fleetwood Town 0–0 2–4 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–4 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–1
Gillingham 2–2 0–4 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 3–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1
Millwall 0–0 0–2 1–1 4–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 0–3 1–0 2–0 2–3 3–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–0
Milton Keynes Dons 1–0 1–1 1–2 3–3 1–3 0–1 2–3 1–0 0–1 3–2 2–2 5–3 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–1 2–2 0–1 0–3 2–1 0–3 3–2 1–1
Northampton Town 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–3 3–2 2–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 3–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–3 1–2 1–2 1–1 4–0 2–1 2–0
Oldham Athletic 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–2 0–0
Oxford United 1–3 2–4 1–0 0–2 5–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–3 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–0
Peterborough United 0–1 1–0 0–1 4–2 3–1 2–0 5–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 5–1 0–4 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 1–4 2–2 1–1
Port Vale 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–3 2–2 2–2 0–3 1–0 3–1 0–3 2–1 2–0 3–2 0–1
Rochdale 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–3 3–0 2–0 2–1 4–1 3–3 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–4 2–3 3–0 3–2 3–3 2–1 3–0 4–0 4–0
Scunthorpe United 1–2 1–0 3–2 3–1 3–2 0–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 5–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–2 0–1 4–0 4–1 0–0
Sheffield United 4–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–3 4–0 0–1
Shrewsbury Town 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 4–3 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–3 1–2 0–1 2–4 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–1
Southend United 3–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–2 2–2 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 3–2
Swindon Town 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 2–4 1–1 0–0 0–2
Walsall 3–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 3–3 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–4 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–4 4–1 3–2 0–0 1–0

Updated to games played on 30 April 2017.
Source: BBC Sport
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

As of 22 April 2017[32]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Billy Sharp Sheffield United 30
2 England James Vaughan Bury 24
3 England Josh Morris Scunthorpe United 19
4 Republic of Ireland Simon Cox Southend United 16
England Matty Taylor Bristol Rovers
6 England Lee Gregory Millwall 15
England Ian Henderson Rochdale
8 England David Ball Fleetwood Town 14
England Erhun Oztumer Walsall
10 England Alex Jones Bradford City/Port Vale 13
England Chris Maguire Oxford United
Republic of Ireland Aiden O'Brien Millwall
England Josh Wright Gillingham

Monthly Awards[edit]

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Reference
Manager Club Player Club
August England Phil Parkinson Bolton Wanderers England Josh Morris Scunthorpe United
September England David Flitcroft Bury England Josh Morris Scunthorpe United
October England Phil Parkinson Bolton Wanderers England Zach Clough Bolton Wanderers
November Scotland Graham Alexander Scunthorpe United Republic of Ireland Jay O'Shea Chesterfield
December England Keith Hill Rochdale England Matty Lund Rochdale
January Germany Uwe Rösler Fleetwood Town England James Vaughan Bury
February England Neil Harris Millwall England Billy Sharp Sheffield United
March England Phil Parkinson Bolton Wanderers Portugal Filipe Morais Bolton Wanderers

Attendances[33][edit]

Teams with an average home attendance of at least 10,000 in 2016-17 EFL League One season:

Team Home average
Sheffield United 21,892
Bradford City 18,180
Bolton Wanderers 14,934
Charlton Athletic 11,162
MK Dons 10,307

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