2017–18 EFL League One

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EFL League One
Season 2017–18
Champions Wigan Athletic
(3rd divisional title)
Promoted Wigan Athletic
Blackburn Rovers
Rotherham United
Relegated Bury
Milton Keynes Dons
Northampton Town
Oldham Athletic
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1,401 (2.54 per match)
Top goalscorer Jack Marriott (Peterborough United)
(27 goals)
Biggest home win
Biggest away win Oxford United 0–7
Wigan Athletic (23 December 2017)
Longest winning run Rotherham United
(7 matches)
Longest unbeaten run Blackburn Rovers
(18 matches)
Longest winless run Plymouth Argyle
(12 matches)
Longest losing run Bury
(7 matches)
Highest attendance (Regular season) = 27,600[1]
(Blackburn Rovers 2–1 Oxford United, 5 May 2018)
Lowest attendance (Regular season) = 2,088[1]
(Fleetwood Town 0–2 Gillingham, 22 December 2017)
Total attendance 4,291,654[1]
Average attendance (Regular season) = 7,788[1]

The 2017–18 EFL League One (referred to as the Sky Bet League One for sponsorship reasons) was the 14th season of the Football League One under its current title, and the 25th season under its current league division format.

Team changes[edit]

The following teams have changed division since the 2016–17 season.

To League One[edit]

Promoted from League Two

Relegated from Championship

From League One[edit]

Promoted to Championship

Relegated to League Two

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
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn Ewood Park 31,367
Blackpool Blackpool Bloomfield Road 17,338
Bradford City Bradford Valley Parade 25,136
Bristol Rovers Bristol Memorial Stadium 12,300
Bury Bury Gigg Lane 11,840
Charlton Athletic London (Charlton) The Valley 27,111
Doncaster Rovers Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium 15,231
Fleetwood Town Fleetwood Highbury Stadium 5,311
Gillingham Gillingham Priestfield Stadium 11,582
Milton Keynes Dons Milton Keynes Stadium MK 30,500
Northampton Town Northampton Sixfields Stadium 7,653
Oldham Athletic Oldham Boundary Park 13,512
Oxford United Oxford Kassam Stadium 12,500
Peterborough United Peterborough ABAX Stadium 14,084
Plymouth Argyle Plymouth Home Park 19,500
Portsmouth Portsmouth Fratton Park 21,100
Rochdale Rochdale Spotland Stadium 10,500
Rotherham United Rotherham New York Stadium 12,021
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe Glanford Park 9,088
Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury New Meadow 9,875
Southend United Southend Roots Hall 12,392
Walsall Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300
Wigan Athletic Wigan DW Stadium 25,133

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Wigan Athletic England Graham Barrow Mutual consent 30 May 2017[3] Pre-season England Paul Cook 31 May 2017[4]
Portsmouth England Paul Cook Signed by Wigan Athletic 31 May 2017[5] Wales Kenny Jackett 2 June 2017[6]
Oxford United England Michael Appleton Signed by Leicester City as assistant manager 20 June 2017[7] Spain Pep Clotet 1 July 2017[8]
Northampton Town England Justin Edinburgh Sacked 31 August 2017[9] 24th Netherlands Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 4 September 2017[10]
Oldham Athletic Republic of Ireland John Sheridan Mutual consent 25 September 2017[11] England Richie Wellens 18 October 2017[12]
Gillingham England Adrian Pennock 25 September 2017[13] 22nd Wales Steve Lovell 16 November 2017[14]
Bury England Lee Clark Sacked 30 October 2017[15] 23rd England Chris Lucketti 22 November 2017[16]
England Chris Lucketti 15 January 2018[17] 24th England Ryan Lowe 15 January 2018[17]
Southend United England Phil Brown Resigned 17 January 2018[18] 18th England Chris Powell 23 January 2018[19]
Milton Keynes Dons Scotland Robbie Neilson Mutual consent 20 January 2018[20] 21st England Dan Micciche 23 January 2018[21]
Oxford United Spain Pep Clotet Sacked 22 January 2018[22] 10th England Karl Robinson 22 March 2018[23]
Bradford City Scotland Stuart McCall 5 February 2018[24] 6th England Simon Grayson 11 February 2018[25]
Fleetwood Town Germany Uwe Rösler 16 February 2018[26] 20th Republic of Ireland John Sheridan 22 February 2018[27]
Peterborough United Northern Ireland Grant McCann 25 February 2018[28] 10th Scotland Steve Evans 28 February 2018 [29]
Walsall England Jon Whitney 12 March 2018[30] 14th England Dean Keates 16 March 2018[31]
Charlton Athletic England Karl Robinson Signed by Oxford United 22 March 2018[32] 9th England Lee Bowyer 22 March 2018[33]
Scunthorpe United Scotland Graham Alexander Sacked 24 March 2016[34] 5th England Nick Daws 11 April 2018[35]
Northampton Town Netherlands Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 2 April 2018[36] 23rd England Dean Austin 2 April 2018[37]
Milton Keynes Dons England Dan Micciche 22 April 2018[38] England Keith Millen 22 April 2018[39]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Wigan Athletic (C, P) 46 29 11 6 89 29 +60 98 Promotion to the EFL Championship
2 Blackburn Rovers (P) 46 28 12 6 82 40 +42 96
3 Shrewsbury Town 46 25 12 9 60 39 +21 87 Qualification for League One play-offs[a]
4 Rotherham United (O, P) 46 24 7 15 73 53 +20 79
5 Scunthorpe United 46 19 17 10 65 50 +15 74
6 Charlton Athletic 46 20 11 15 58 51 +7 71
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 19 11 16 58 59 −1 68
8 Portsmouth 46 20 6 20 57 56 +1 66
9 Peterborough United 46 17 13 16 68 60 +8 64
10 Southend United 46 17 12 17 58 62 −4 63
11 Bradford City 46 18 9 19 57 67 −10 63
12 Blackpool 46 15 15 16 60 55 +5 60
13 Bristol Rovers 46 16 11 19 60 66 −6 59
14 Fleetwood Town 46 16 9 21 59 68 −9 57
15 Doncaster Rovers 46 13 17 16 52 52 0 56
16 Oxford United 46 15 11 20 61 66 −5 56
17 Gillingham 46 13 17 16 50 55 −5 56
18 AFC Wimbledon 46 13 14 19 47 58 −11 53
19 Walsall 46 13 13 20 53 66 −13 52
20 Rochdale 46 11 18 17 49 57 −8 51
21 Oldham Athletic (R) 46 11 17 18 58 75 −17 50 Relegation to EFL League Two
22 Northampton Town (R) 46 12 11 23 43 77 −34 47
23 Milton Keynes Dons (R) 46 11 12 23 43 69 −26 45
24 Bury (R) 46 8 12 26 41 71 −30 36
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 Shrewsbury Town 1 1 2  
6 Charlton Athletic 0 0 0  
    3 Shrewsbury Town 1
  4 Rotherham United 2
4 Rotherham United 2 2 4
5 Scunthorpe United 2 0 2  

Results table[edit]

Home \ Away[1] WIM BLB BLP BRA BRR Bury CHA DON FLE GIL MKD NOR OLD OXF PET PLY POR ROC ROT SCU SHR STD WAL WIG
AFC Wimbledon 0–3 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–1 2–2 0–1 0–2 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 0–4
Blackburn Rovers 0–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–0 4–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–0 3–1 2–2
Blackpool 1–0 2–4 5–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 0–0 1–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–3
Bradford City 0–4 0–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 0–1 2–0 0–3 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 3–2 1–3 0–1 3–1 4–3 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–1
Bristol Rovers 1–3 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 0–1 1–4 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 1–1
Bury 2–1 0–3 1–1 3–1 2–3 0–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 2–3 2–2 3–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–3 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–2
Charlton Athletic 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 4–1 1–0 2–3 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–1 3–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 3–1 0–3
Doncaster Rovers 0–0 0–1 3–3 2–0 1–3 3–3 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 4–1 0–3 0–1
Fleetwood Town 2–0 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–0 3–2 1–3 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–3 1–2 2–4 2–0 0–4
Gillingham 2–2 0–0 0–3 0–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 5–2 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 3–3 0–0 1–1
Milton Keynes Dons 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–4 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 4–4 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 3–2 3–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1
Northampton Town 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–6 0–0 0–4 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–4 2–0 3–1 0–1 0–3 0–3 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–1
Oldham Athletic 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–4 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 5–1 0–2 3–2 1–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–3 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–2
Oxford United 3–0 2–4 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–0 3–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 2–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–7
Peterborough United 1–1 2–3 0–1 1–3 1–1 3–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–4 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 3–2
Plymouth Argyle 4–2 2–0 1–3 1–0 3–2 3–0 2–0 0–3 1–2 2–1 0–1 2–0 4–1 0–4 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–4 1–1 4–0 1–0 1–3
Portsmouth 2–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 4–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1
Rochdale 1–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 3–3 0–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–4
Rotherham United 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 0–2 2–1 3–2 1–3 2–1 1–0 5–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 5–0 5–1 1–3
Scunthorpe United 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–2
Shrewsbury Town 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 3–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
Southend United 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–2 4–0 4–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 3–2 1–2 0–3 3–1
Walsall 2–3 1–2 1–1 3–3 0–0 1–0 2–2 4–2 4–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–3 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–3
Wigan Athletic 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–2 3–0 4–1 0–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 5–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–3 0–0 3–0 2–0

Updated to games played on 1 May 2018.
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 24 April 2018[40]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Jack Marriott Peterborough United 27
2 Jersey Brett Pitman Portsmouth 24
3 Northern Ireland Will Grigg Wigan Athletic 19
4 England Bradley Dack Blackburn Rovers 18
5 England Tom Eaves Gillingham 17
6 England Charlie Wyke Bradford City 15
England Erhun Oztumer Walsall
England Nick Powell Wigan Athletic
9 Republic of Ireland Graham Carey Plymouth Argyle 14
England Danny Graham Blackburn Rovers
Republic of Ireland Eoin Doyle Oldham Athletic
Montserrat Lyle Taylor AFC Wimbledon
Scotland Charlie Mulgrew Blackburn Rovers
England John Marquis Doncaster Rovers

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