2019–20 EFL Championship

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EFL Championship
Season2019–20
2020–21
All statistics correct as of 31 May 2019.

The 2019–20 EFL Championship (referred to as the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the 16th season of the Football League Championship under its current title and the 28th season under its current league division format.

Team changes[edit]

The following teams have changed division since the 2019–20 season.

Stadiums[edit]

Greater London Championship football clubs
Team [1] Location Stadium Capacity
Barnsley Barnsley Oakwell 23,287
Birmingham City Birmingham St Andrew's 30,015
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn Ewood Park 31,367
Brentford London (Brentford) Griffin Park 12,300
Bristol City Bristol Ashton Gate 27,000
Cardiff City Cardiff Cardiff City Stadium 33,316
Charlton Athletic London (Charlton) The Valley 27,111
Derby County Derby Pride Park Stadium 33,600
Fulham London (Fulham) Craven Cottage 19,0001
Huddersfield Town Huddersfield Kirklees Stadium 24,500
Hull City Kingston upon Hull KCOM Stadium 25,400
Leeds United Leeds Elland Road 37,890
Luton Town Luton Kenilworth Road 10,336
Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium 34,000
Millwall London (South Bermondsey) The Den 20,146
Nottingham Forest West Bridgford City Ground 30,445
Preston North End Preston Deepdale 23,408
Queens Park Rangers London (White City) Loftus Road 18,439
Reading Reading Madejski Stadium 24,161
Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Hillsborough Stadium 39,752
Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent bet365 Stadium 30,089
Swansea City Swansea Liberty Stadium 21,088
West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich The Hawthorns 26,850
Wigan Athletic Wigan DW Stadium 25,133
  • 1 The capacity of Craven Cottage will be reduced from 25,700 to 19,000 for the 2019–20 and 2020–21 seasons due to the redevelopment of the Riverside Stand which will increase the capacity to 30,000.[2]

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsor
Barnsley Germany Daniel Stendel Wales Adam Davies[3] Puma C.K. Beckett[4]
Birmingham City Spain Pep Clotet (caretaker) TBA Adidas BoyleSports[5]
Blackburn Rovers England Tony Mowbray Scotland Charlie Mulgrew Umbro 10Bet[6]
Brentford Denmark Thomas Frank Saint Kitts and Nevis Romaine Sawyers Umbro EcoWorld
Bristol City England Lee Johnson Australia Bailey Wright Bristol Sport Dunder[7]
Cardiff City England Neil Warnock England Sean Morrison Adidas Tourism Malaysia
Charlton Athletic England Lee Bowyer England Chris Solly Hummel BETDAQ..
Derby County Netherlands Phillip Cocu England Curtis Davies[8] Umbro[9] 32Red
Fulham England Scott Parker Scotland Tom Cairney Adidas Dafabet
Huddersfield Town Germany Jan Siewert Germany Christopher Schindler Umbro Paddy Power[10]
Hull City Northern Ireland Grant McCann Norway Markus Henriksen Umbro SportPesa
Leeds United Argentina Marcelo Bielsa Scotland Liam Cooper Kappa[11] 32Red[12]
Luton Town England Graeme Jones Republic of Ireland Alan Sheehan Puma Indigo Residential (home), Star Platforms (away), Northern Gas & Power (third)
Middlesbrough England Jonathan Woodgate England George Friend Hummel 32Red
Millwall England Neil Harris Republic of Ireland Alex Pearce Macron Huski Chocolate[13]
Nottingham Forest France Sabri Lamouchi England Ben Watson[14] Macron Football Index[15]
Preston North End Scotland Alex Neil England Tom Clarke Nike 32Red
Queens Park Rangers England Mark Warburton Germany Toni Leistner Errea Royal Panda
Reading Portugal José Gomes England Liam Moore Macron Casumo[16]
Sheffield Wednesday Vacant England Tom Lees Elev8 Chansiri
Stoke City Wales Nathan Jones England Ryan Shawcross Macron bet365
Swansea City Wales Steve Cooper TBA Joma[17] YOBET,[18] Swansea University (back-of-shirt & training kit sponsor)[19]
West Bromwich Albion Croatia Slaven Bilić Northern Ireland Chris Brunt Puma[20] Ideal Boilers
Wigan Athletic England Paul Cook Egypt Sam Morsy Puma KB88[21]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Luton Town England Mick Harford[22] End of caretaker spell 4 May 2019 Pre-season England Graeme Jones[22] 7 May 2019
Queens Park Rangers England John Eustace[23] 5 May 2019 England Mark Warburton[24] 8 May 2019
West Bromwich Albion England James Shan[25] 14 May 2019 Croatia Slaven Bilić[26] 13 June 2019
Middlesbrough Wales Tony Pulis[27] End of contract 17 May 2019 England Jonathan Woodgate[28] 14 June 2019
Swansea City England Graham Potter[29] Signed by Brighton & Hove Albion 20 May 2019 Wales Steve Cooper[30] 13 June 2019
Hull City England Nigel Adkins[31] End of contract 8 June 2019 Northern Ireland Grant McCann[32] 21 June 2019
Birmingham City England Garry Monk[33] Sacked 18 June 2019 Spain Pep Clotet[a] 20 June 2019
Nottingham Forest Northern Ireland Martin O'Neill[34] 28 June 2019 France Sabri Lamouchi[35] 28 June 2019
Derby County England Frank Lampard[36] Signed by Chelsea 4 July 2019 Netherlands Phillip Cocu[37] 5 July 2019
Sheffield Wednesday England Steve Bruce[38] Resigned 15 July 2019
  1. ^ Clotet has been appointed as caretaker until further notice and is expected to take charge for the first game of the season. However, he could be appointed as permanent manager.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to the Premier League
2 Birmingham City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Blackburn Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for Championship play-offs
4 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Cardiff City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Charlton Athletic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Huddersfield Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Leeds United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Luton Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Millwall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Nottingham Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Preston North End 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Queens Park Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Sheffield Wednesday 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Stoke City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Swansea City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to EFL League One
23 West Bromwich Albion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wigan Athletic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on August 2019. Source: EFL Official Website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results[39]

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