List of EFL League One clubs

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The following is a list of clubs who have played in the English Football League One at any time since its formation in 2004 to the current season. EFL League One teams playing in the 2018–19 season are indicated in bold. If the longest spell is the current spell, this is indicated in bold, and if the highest finish is that of the most recent season, this is also in bold. Teams in italic no longer exist in the legal form they competed as in League One. A total of 69 teams have played in League One.

All statistics here refer to time in EFL League One only, with the exception of 'Most recent finish' which refers to all levels of play, and 'Last promotion' which refers to the club's last promotion from the fourth tier of English football.

Club Town or city Total
seasons
Total
spells
Longest
spell
Promotion
to league
Promotion
from league
Relegation
to league
Relegation
from league
Years Most recent
finish
Highest
finish
Accrington Stanley Accrington 1 1 1 2017–18 Never Promoted Never Relegated Never Relegated 2018– 1st (promoted)
League Two
N/A
Barnsley Barnsley 5 3 2 1980–81 2015–16 2017–18 Never Relegated 2002–2006
2014–2016
2018–
22nd (relegated)
Championship
4th
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn 1 1 1 Never Promoted 2017–18 2016–17 Never Relegated 2017–2018 2nd (promoted) 2nd
Blackpool Blackpool 6 3 3 2016–17 2006–07 2014–15 2015–16 2001–2007
2015–2016
2017–
12th 3rd
Bolton Wanderers Bolton 1 1 1 1987–88 2016–17 2015–16 Never Relegated 2016–2017 21st
Championship
2nd
Bournemouth Bournemouth 7 2 4 2009–10 2012–13 Never Relegated 2007–08 2003–2008
2010–2013
12th
Premier League
2nd
Bradford City Bradford 9 2 6 2012–13 Never Promoted 2003–04 2006–07 2004–2007
2013–
11th 5th
Brentford London 8 2 5 2008–09 2013–14 Never Relegated 2006–07 1999–2007
2009–2014
9th
Championship
2nd
Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton 5 1 5 2000–01 2010–11 2005–06 Never Relegated 2006–2011 15th
Premier League
1st
Bristol City Bristol 5 2 3 1983–84 2014–15 1998–99 2012–13 1999–2007
2013–2015
11th
Championship
2nd
Bristol Rovers Bristol 7 2 4 2015–16 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2010–11 2007–2011
2016–
13th 10th
Burton Albion Burton upon Trent 2 2 1 2014–15 2015–16 2017–18 Never Relegated 2015–2016
2018–
23rd (relegated)
Championship
2nd
Bury Bury 5 2 3 2014–15 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2017–18 2011–2013
2015–2018
24th (relegated) 14th
Carlisle United Carlisle 8 1 8 2005–06 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2013–14 2006–2014 10th
League Two
4th
Charlton Athletic London 6 2 3 Never Promoted 2011–12 2015–16 Never Relegated 2009–2012
2016–
6th 1st
Cheltenham Town Cheltenham 3 1 3 2005–06 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2008–09 2006–2009 17th
League Two
17th
Chesterfield Chesterfield 6 3 3 2013–14 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2016–17 1995–2007
2011–2012
2014–2017
24th (relegated)
League Two
16th
Colchester United Colchester 10 2 8 1997–98 2005–06 2007–08 2015–16 1998–2006
2008–2016
13th
League Two
2nd
Coventry City Coventry 6 2 5 2017–18 Never Promoted 2011–12 2016–17 2012–2017
2018–
6th (promoted)
League Two
8th
Crawley Town Crawley 3 1 3 2011–12 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2014–15 2012–2015 14th
League Two
10th
Crewe Alexandra Crewe 7 2 4 2011–12 Never Promoted 2005–06 2015–16 2006–2009
2012–2016
15th
League Two
13th
Dagenham & Redbridge London 1 1 1 2009–10 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2010–11 2010–2011 11th
National League
21st
Doncaster Rovers Doncaster 9 4 4 2016–17 2012–13 2013–14 2015–16 2004–2008
2012–2013
2014–2016
2017–
15th 1st
Exeter City Exeter 3 1 3 2008–09 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2011–12 2009–2012 4th
League Two
8th
Fleetwood Town Fleetwood 5 1 5 2013–14 Never Promoted Never Relegated Never Relegated 2014– 14th 4th
Gillingham Gillingham 10 3 6 2012–13 Never Promoted 2004–05 2009–10 2005–2008
2009–2010
2013–
17th 9th
Hartlepool United Hartlepool 8 2 6 2006–07 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2012–13 2003–2006
2007–2013
15th
National League
6th
Hereford United Hereford 1 1 1 2007–08 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2008–09 2008–2009 Defunct
(2014–15)
24th
Huddersfield Town Huddersfield 8 1 8 2003–04 2011–12 Never Relegated Never Relegated 2004–2012 16th
Premier League
4th
Hull City Kingston upon Hull 1 1 1 2003–04 2004–05 Never Relegated Never Relegated 2004–2005 18th
Championship
2nd
Leeds United Leeds 3 1 3 Never Promoted 2009–10 2006–07 Never Relegated 2007–2010 13th
Championship
2nd
Leicester City Leicester 1 1 1 Never Promoted 2008–09 2007–08 Never Relegated 2008–2009 9th
Premier League
1st
Leyton Orient London 9 1 9 2005–06 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2014–15 2006–2015 13th
National League
3rd
Luton Town Luton 3 3 1 2017–18 2004–05 2006–07 2007–08 2002–2005
2007–2008
2018–
2nd (promoted)
League Two
1st
Millwall London 6 2 4 1964–65 2016–17 2014–15 Never Relegated 2006–2010
2015–2017
8th
Championship
3rd
Milton Keynes Dons Milton Keynes 11 3 7 2007–08 Never Promoted 2015–16 2017–18 2004–2006
2008–2015
2016–2018
23rd (relegated) 2nd
Northampton Town Northampton 5 2 3 2015–16 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2017–18 2006–2009
2016–2018
22nd (relegated) 9th
Norwich City Norwich 1 1 1 Never Promoted 2009–10 2008–09 Never Relegated 2009–2010 14th
Championship
1st
Nottingham Forest Nottingham 3 1 3 Never Promoted 2007–08 2004–05 Never Relegated 2005–2008 17th
Championship
2nd
Notts County Nottingham 5 1 5 2009–10 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2014–15 2010–2015 5th
League Two
7th
Oldham Athletic Oldham 14 1 14 1962–63 Never Promoted 1996–97 2017–18 1997–2018 21st (relegated) 6th
Oxford United Oxford 3 1 3 2015–16 Never Promoted Never Relegated Never Relegated 2016– 16th 8th
Peterborough United Peterborough 9 4 6 2007–08 2010–11 2012–13 2004–05 2000–2005
2008–2009
2010–2011
2013–
9th 2nd
Plymouth Argyle Plymouth 3 2 2 2016–17 Never Promoted 2009–10 2010–11 2010–2011
2017–
7th 7th
Portsmouth Portsmouth 3 2 2 2016–17 Never Promoted 2011–12 2012–13 2012–2013
2017–
8th 8th
Port Vale Stoke-on-Trent 8 2 4 2012–13 Never Promoted 1999–2000 2016–17 2000–2008
2013–2017
20th
League Two
9th
Preston North End Preston 4 1 4 1995–96 2014–15 2010–11 Never Relegated 2011–2015 7th
Championship
3rd
Rochdale Rochdale 7 2 5 2013–14 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2011–12 2010–2012
2014–
20th 9th
Rotherham United Rotherham 4 3 2 2012–13 2017–18 2016–17 2006–07 2005–2007
2013–2014
2017–2018
4th (promoted) 4th
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe 10 4 5 2013–14 2008–09 2010–11 2012–13 2005–2007
2008–2009
2011–2013
2014–
5th 1st
Sheffield United Sheffield 6 1 6 1981–82 2016–17 2010–11 Never Relegated 2011–2017 10th
Championship
3rd
Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield 3 2 2 Never Promoted 2011–12 2009–10 Never Relegated 2003–2005
2010–2012
15th
Championship
2nd
Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury 6 2 4 2014–15 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2013–14 2012–2014
2015–
3rd 16th
Southampton Southampton 2 1 2 Never Promoted 2010–11 2008–09 Never Relegated 2009–2011 17th
Premier League
2nd
Southend United Southend-on-sea 8 3 4 2014–15 2005–06 2006–07 2009–10 2005–2006
2007–2010
2015–
10th 1st
Stevenage Stevenage 3 1 3 2010–11 Never Promoted Never Relegated Never Relegated 2011–2014 16th
League Two
6th
Stockport County Stockport 3 2 2 2007–08 Never Promoted 2001–02 2009–10 2002–2005
2008–2010
5th
National League North
18th
Sunderland Sunderland 1 1 1 Never Promoted Never Promoted 2017–18 Never Relegated 2018– 24th (relegated)
Championship
N/A
Swansea City Swansea, Wales 3 1 3 2004–05 2007–08 Never Relegated Never Relegated 2005–2008 18th (relegated)
Premier League
1st
Swindon Town Swindon 11 3 5 2011–12 Never Promoted 1998–99 2016–17 1999–2006
2007–2011
2012–2017
9th
League Two
5th
Torquay United Torquay 1 1 1 2003–04 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2004–05 2004–2005 22nd (relegated)
National League
21st
Tranmere Rovers Tranmere 10 1 10 1988–89 Never Promoted 2000–01 2013–14 2001–2014 2nd (promoted)
National League
3rd
Walsall Walsall 13 2 11 2006–07 Never Promoted 2003–04 2005–06 2004–2006
2007–
19th 3rd
Wigan Athletic Wigan 2 2 1 1996–97 2017–18 2016–17 Never Relegated 2015–2016
2017–2018
1st (promoted) 1st
AFC Wimbledon London 3 1 3 2015–16 Never Promoted Never Relegated Never Relegated 2016– 18th 15th
Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton 1 1 1 1987–88 2013–14 2012–13 Never Relegated 2013–2014 1st (promoted)
Championship
1st
Wrexham Wrexham, Wales 1 1 1 2002–03 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2004–05 2004–2005 10th
National League
22nd
Wycombe Wanderers High Wycombe 3 3 1 2017–18 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2011–12 2009–2010
2011–2012
2018–
3rd (promoted)
League Two
21st
Yeovil Town Yeovil 9 2 8 2004–05 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2005–2013
2014–2015
19th
League Two
4th

Overview of clubs by season[edit]

Club 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Accrington Stanley
Barnsley 13 5 11 6
Blackburn Rovers 2
Blackpool 16 19 3 22 12
Bolton Wanderers 2
AFC Bournemouth 8 17 19 21 6 11 2
Bradford City 11 11 22 11 7 5 5 11
Brentford 4 3 24 9 11 9 3 2
Brighton & Hove Albion 18 7 16 13 1
Bristol City 7 9 2 12 1
Bristol Rovers 16 11 11 22 10 13
Burton Albion 2
Bury 14 22 16 19 24
Carlisle United 8 4 20 14 12 8 17 22
Charlton Athletic 4 13 1 13 6
Cheltenham Town 17 19 23
Chesterfield 17 16 21 22 6 18 24
Colchester United 15 2 12 8 10 10 20 16 19 23
Coventry City 15 18 17 8 23
Crawley Town 10 14 22
Crewe Alexandra 13 20 22 13 19 20 24
Dagenham & Redbridge 21
Doncaster Rovers 10 8 11 3 1 13 21 15
Exeter City 18 8 23
Fleetwood Town 10 19 4 14
Gillingham 14 16 22 21 17 12 9 20 17
Hartlepool United 6 21 15 19 20 16 13 23
Hereford United 24
Huddersfield Town 9 4 15 10 9 6 3 4
Hull City 2
Leeds United 5 4 2
Leicester City 1
Leyton Orient 20 14 14 17 7 20 7 3 23
Luton Town 1 24
Millwall 10 17 5 3 4 6
Milton Keynes Dons 20 22 3 12 5 5 8 10 2 12 23
Northampton Town 14 9 21 16 22
Norwich City 1
Nottingham Forest 7 4 2
Notts County 19 7 12 20 21
Oldham Athletic 19 10 6 8 10 16 17 16 19 15 15 17 17 21
Oxford United 8 16
Peterborough United 23 2 4 6 9 13 11 9
Plymouth Argyle 23 7
Port Vale 18 13 12 23 9 18 12 21
Portsmouth 24 8
Preston North End 15 14 5 3
Rochdale 9 24 8 10 9 20
Rotherham United 20 23 4 4
Scunthorpe United 12 1 6 18 21 16 7 3 5
Sheffield United 3 5 7 5 11 1
Sheffield Wednesday 5 15 2
Shrewsbury Town 16 23 20 18 3
Southampton 7 2
Southend United 1 6 8 23 14 7 10
Stevenage 6 18 24
Stockport County 24 18 24
Sunderland
Swansea City 6 7 1
Swindon Town 12 23 13 15 5 24 6 8 4 15 22
Torquay United 21
Tranmere Rovers 3 18 9 11 7 19 18 12 11 21
Walsall 14 24 12 13 10 20 19 9 13 14 3 14 19
Wigan Athletic 1 1
AFC Wimbledon 15 18
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Wrexham 22
Wycombe Wanderers 22 21
Yeovil Town 15 5 18 17 15 14 17 4 24
Club 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19