2018–19 EFL League One

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EFL League One
Season2018–19
Dates4 August 2018 – 4 May 2019
RelegatedBradford City
Matches played417
Goals scored1,096 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorerJames Collins
(22 goals)
Biggest home winDoncaster Rovers 5-0 Rochdale
(1 January 2019)
Biggest away winScunthorpe United 0–5 Fleetwood Town
(22 August 2018)
Highest scoringSunderland 4–5 Coventry City
(13 April 2019)
Longest winning run8 matches[1]
Luton
Longest unbeaten run28 matches[1]
Luton
Longest winless run11 matches[1]
Plymouth Argyle
Longest losing run8 matches[1]
AFC Wimbledon
Highest attendance46,039
Sunderland 1–0 Bradford City
(26 December 2018)[1]
Lowest attendance1,732
Accrington Stanley 2–1 AFC Wimbledon
(22 September 2018)[1]
Total attendance1,538,671[1]
Average attendance8,184[1]
All statistics correct as of 2 February 2019.

The 2018–19 EFL League One is the 15th season of the Football League One under its current title and the 26th season under its current league division format. Fixtures were released on 21 June 2018 and the opening round of matches was played on 4 August 2018.[2][3] The league season is scheduled to end on 4 May 2019.[4][5]

The summer transfer window closed five days after the start of the season, on 9 August 2018, following a vote by all 72 clubs in the Football League. However, clubs were able to make loan signings until 31 August. The video assistant referee system will also be used in the play-offs semi-finals and final for the first time.[6]

Team changes[edit]

The following teams have changed division since the 2017–18 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]

Team Location Stadium Capacity[7]
Accrington Stanley Accrington Crown Ground 5,057
AFC Wimbledon London (Kingston upon Thames) Kingsmeadow 4,850
Barnsley Barnsley Oakwell 23,009
Blackpool Blackpool Bloomfield Road 17,338
Bradford City Bradford Valley Parade 25,136
Bristol Rovers Bristol Memorial Stadium 12,300
Burton Albion Burton upon Trent Pirelli Stadium 6,912
Charlton Athletic London (Charlton) The Valley 27,111
Coventry City Coventry Ricoh Arena 32,609
Doncaster Rovers Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium 15,231
Fleetwood Town Fleetwood Highbury Stadium 5,311
Gillingham Gillingham Priestfield Stadium 11,582
Luton Town Luton Kenilworth Road 10,336
Oxford United Oxford Kassam Stadium 12,500
Peterborough United Peterborough ABAX Stadium 14,084
Plymouth Argyle Plymouth Home Park 12,500*
Portsmouth Portsmouth Fratton Park 21,100
Rochdale Rochdale Spotland Stadium 10,500
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe Glanford Park 9,088
Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury New Meadow 9,875
Southend United Southend-on-Sea Roots Hall 12,392
Sunderland Sunderland Stadium of Light 48,707
Walsall Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300
Wycombe Wanderers High Wycombe Adams Park 10,137

*reduced for that season as club work on ground

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsor
Accrington Stanley England John Coleman Republic of Ireland Séamus Conneely Adidas Wham
AFC Wimbledon England Wally Downes Nigeria Deji Oshilaja Puma Sports Interactive
Barnsley Germany Daniel Stendel Wales Adam Davies[8] Puma C.K. Beckett[9]
Blackpool England Terry McPhillips England Andy Taylor Erreà BetSid
Bradford City England Gary Bowyer England Josh Wright Avec Sport JCT600
Bristol Rovers Republic of Ireland Graham Coughlan Wales Tom Lockyer Macron Football INDEX[10]
Burton Albion England Nigel Clough England Jake Buxton TAG Prestec UK Ltd[11]
Charlton Athletic England Lee Bowyer England Chris Solly Hummel BETDAQ
Coventry City England Mark Robins Republic of Ireland Michael Doyle Nike Midrepro
Doncaster Rovers Northern Ireland Grant McCann England James Coppinger FBT LNER
Fleetwood Town England Joey Barton England Nathan Pond Hummel BES Utilities
Gillingham Wales Steve Lovell Democratic Republic of the Congo Gabriel Zakuani GFC Leisure Medway Council[12]
Luton Town England Mick Harford Republic of Ireland Alan Sheehan Puma Indigo Residential (Home), Star Platforms (Away), Northern Gas & Power (3rd)
Oxford United England Karl Robinson England Curtis Nelson Puma Singha Beer
Peterborough United Scotland Darren Ferguson England Alex Woodyard Nike Mick George
Plymouth Argyle Scotland Derek Adams England Gary Sawyer Puma Ginsters
Portsmouth Wales Kenny Jackett Jersey Brett Pitman Nike University of Portsmouth
Rochdale Republic of Ireland Brian Barry-Murphy Northern Ireland Callum Camps Erreà Crown Oil Ltd
Scunthorpe United England Andy Dawson Northern Ireland Rory McArdle FBT British Steel
Shrewsbury Town Wales Sam Ricketts England Mat Sadler Erreà The Energy Check (Home), Shropshire Homes (Away & 3rd)
Southend United England Kevin Bond England Mark Oxley Nike Prostate Cancer UK
Sunderland Scotland Jack Ross England George Honeyman Adidas BETDAQ
Walsall England Dean Keates England Adam Chambers Erreà HomeServe
Wycombe Wanderers England Gareth Ainsworth Egypt Adam El-Abd O'Neills Cherry Red Records (Home),[13] Utilita (Away)

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Barnsley Portugal José Morais Sacked 6 May 2018 Pre-season Germany Daniel Stendel 6 June 2018
Bradford City England Simon Grayson End of contract 8 May 2018 Republic of Ireland Michael Collins 18 June 2018
Fleetwood Town Republic of Ireland John Sheridan 2 June 2018 England Joey Barton 2 June 2018
Sunderland Scotland Robbie Stockdale End of caretaker spell 25 May 2018 Scotland Jack Ross 25 May 2018
Shrewsbury Town England Paul Hurst Signed by Ipswich Town 30 May 2018 England John Askey 1 June 2018
Doncaster Rovers Scotland Darren Ferguson Resigned 4 June 2018 Northern Ireland Grant McCann 27 June 2018
Blackpool England Gary Bowyer 6 August 2018 12th England Terry McPhillips 6 August 2018
Scunthorpe United England Nick Daws Sacked 24 August 2018 18th Scotland Stuart McCall 27 August 2018
Bradford City Republic of Ireland Michael Collins 3 September 2018 17th Scotland David Hopkin 4 September 2018
AFC Wimbledon England Neal Ardley Mutual consent 12 November 2018 23rd England Wally Downes 4 December 2018
Shrewsbury Town England John Askey Sacked 18th Wales Sam Ricketts 3 December 2018
Bristol Rovers England Darrell Clarke Mutual consent 13 December 2018 21st Republic of Ireland Graham Coughlan 6 January 2019
Luton Town Wales Nathan Jones Signed by Stoke City 9 January 2019 2nd England Mick Harford 10 January 2019
Peterborough United Scotland Steve Evans Sacked 26 January 2019 6th Scotland Darren Ferguson 26 January 2019
Bradford City Scotland David Hopkin Resigned 25 February 2019 23rd England Gary Bowyer 4 March 2019
Rochdale England Keith Hill Sacked 4 March 2019 22nd Republic of Ireland Brian Barry-Murphy 4 March 2019
Scunthorpe United Scotland Stuart McCall 24 March 2019 18th England Andy Dawson 24 March 2019
Southend United England Chris Powell 26 March 2019 20th England Kevin Bond 2 April 2019
Walsall England Dean Keates 6 April 2019 22nd

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Luton Town (X) 43 26 12 5 84 37 +47 90 Promotion to the EFL Championship
2 Barnsley (X) 44 25 13 6 77 36 +41 88
3 Portsmouth (X) 43 25 11 7 79 46 +33 86 Qualification for League One play-offs[a]
4 Sunderland (X) 43 22 18 3 77 42 +35 84
5 Charlton Athletic (X) 44 24 10 10 67 40 +27 82
6 Doncaster Rovers 43 19 12 12 71 54 +17 69
7 Peterborough United 43 18 12 13 65 56 +9 66
8 Coventry City 44 18 10 16 53 51 +2 64
9 Blackpool 44 15 17 12 49 47 +2 62
10 Burton Albion 44 16 12 16 63 53 +10 60
11 Oxford United 44 15 14 15 55 59 −4 59
12 Fleetwood Town 43 15 12 16 56 50 +6 57
13 Gillingham 44 14 10 20 58 70 −12 52
14 Rochdale 44 14 9 21 53 83 −30 51
15 Bristol Rovers 44 12 14 18 45 49 −4 50
16 Shrewsbury Town 44 12 14 18 50 58 −8 50
17 Wycombe Wanderers 44 13 11 20 53 65 −12 50
18 Accrington Stanley 43 12 12 19 43 64 −21 48
19 Southend United 44 13 8 23 53 66 −13 47
20 Plymouth Argyle 44 12 11 21 52 73 −21 47
21 Scunthorpe United 44 12 10 22 49 77 −28 46 Relegation to EFL League Two
22 AFC Wimbledon 43 12 9 22 38 60 −22 45
23 Walsall 44 11 10 23 46 71 −25 43
24 Bradford City (R) 44 10 7 27 46 75 −29 37
Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2019. Source: EFL Official Website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results [14]
(R) Relegated; (X) Assured of at least a play-off place and may still qualify for automatic promotion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the EFL Championship.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ACC WIM BAR BLP BRA BRR BRT CHA COV DON FLE GIL LUT OXF PET PLY POR ROC SCU SHR STD SUN WAL WYC
Accrington Stanley 2–1 0–2 1–2 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–3 4–2 0–4 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 2–1 1–3
AFC Wimbledon 1–1 1–4 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–3 2–4 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–3
Barnsley 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 4–2 2–1 3–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1
Blackpool 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–2 0–3 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 2–2
Bradford City 3–0 0–2 1–4 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–4 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 2–0 4–3 0–4 1–2 4–0 1–2
Bristol Rovers 1–2 2–0 4–0 3–2 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–4 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–1
Burton Albion 5–2 3–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–3 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–1
Charlton Athletic 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 4–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–2
Coventry City 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0
Doncaster Rovers 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 4–1 2–2 1–1 0–4 3–3 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–0 5–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 3–1 3–0
Fleetwood Town 1–1 0–1 1–3 3–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–5 2–2 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–1
Gillingham 0–0 0–1 1–4 0–1 4–0 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 3–0 1–3 1–0 2–4 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 1–4 0–3 2–2
Luton Town 4–1 0–0 2–2 4–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 5–1 3–2 2–0 3–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–0
Oxford United 2–3 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–2 3–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–1 4–2 2–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1
Peterborough United 0–1 1–0 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–2
Plymouth Argyle 0–3 1–0 0–3 0–1 3–3 2–2 2–3 0–2 2–1 2–3 2–1 3–1 0–0 3–0 1–5 1–1 5–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–1
Portsmouth 2–1 0–0 0–1 5–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 4–1 3–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–2
Rochdale 1–0 3–4 0–4 2–1 0–4 0–0 0–4 1–0 0–1 2–3 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–4 1–2 1–3 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–0
Scunthorpe United 2–0 1–2 2–2 0–0 0–1 0–3 5–3 2–1 1–1 0–5 0–2 0–2 3–3 0–2 1–4 1–2 3–3 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–0
Shrewsbury Town 1–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 0–3 2–3 2–2 2–0 0–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–1
Southend United 3–0 0–1 0–3 1–2 2–0 1–2 3–2 1–2 1–2 2–3 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–3 2–3 3–3 1–2 2–0 0–2 3–0 0–2
Sunderland 2–2 1–0 4–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 4–5 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–1
Walsall 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 3–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–4 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 2–1 2–3 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–2 3–2
Wycombe Wanderers 1–3 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 0–2 3–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 3–0 3–2 3–2 2–3 1–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2019. Source: EFL Official Website
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the match.

Top scorers[edit]

As of 19 April 2019[15]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Republic of Ireland James Collins Luton Town 22
2 England John Marquis Doncaster Rovers 19
England Tom Eaves Gillingham
England Ian Henderson Rochdale
Montserrat Lyle Taylor Charlton Athletic
6 England Freddie Ladapo Plymouth Argyle 17
7 England Kieffer Moore Barnsley 16
Wales Ched Evans Fleetwood Town
England Jonson Clarke-Harris Coventry City/Bristol Rovers
11 Republic of Ireland Simon Cox Southend United 15
England Josh Maja Sunderland
13 Republic of Ireland Paddy Madden Fleetwood Town 14
England Karlan Grant Charlton Athletic
England Jamal Lowe Portsmouth
England Mallik Wilks Doncaster Rovers
England Cauley Woodrow Barnsley

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