2009–10 Football League One

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Football League One
Champions Norwich City
Promoted Norwich City
Leeds United
Relegated Gillingham
Wycombe Wanderers
Southend United
Stockport County
Matches played557
Goals scored1,468 (2.64 per match)
Top goalscorer Rickie Lambert (30)
Biggest home win Huddersfield 7–1 Brighton
Huddersfield 6–0 Wycombe
Biggest away win Norwich 1–7 Colchester
Stockport 0–6 Huddersfield
Highest scoring Norwich 1–7 Colchester
Huddersfield 7–1 Brighton
Charlton 4–4 Millwall
Longest winning run8 games
Norwich City [1]
Longest unbeaten run16 games
Norwich City [1]
Longest losing run12 games
Stockport County [1]
Highest attendance Leeds United 2–1 Bristol Rovers (38,234) [1]
Lowest attendance Hartlepool United 1–1 Gillingham (2,465) [1]
Average attendance9,139 [1]

The Football League 2009–10 (called Coca-Cola Football League for sponsorship reasons), was the seventeenth season under its current league division format. It began in August 2009 and ended on 8 May 2010.


The Football League is contested through three divisions. The second division of these is League One . Norwich City and Leeds United were automatically promoted to the Football League Championship as winners and runners-up respectively, and they were joined by the winner of the League One play-offs Millwall. The bottom four teams in the league were relegated to the third division, League Two.

Changes from last season

From League One

Promoted to Championship

Relegated to League Two

To League One

Relegated from Championship

Promoted from League Two

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion, qualification or relegation
1 Norwich City (C, P)4629898947+4295Promotion to Football League Championship
2 Leeds United (P)462511107744+3386
3 Millwall (O, P)46241397644+3285Qualification for League One play-offs
4 Charlton Athletic 46231587148+2384
5 Swindon Town 46221687357+1682
6 Huddersfield Town 462311128256+2680
7 Southampton 46231498547+3873 [lower-alpha 1]
8 Colchester United 462012146452+1272
9 Brentford 461420125552+362
10 Walsall 461614166063362
11 Bristol Rovers 461952259701162
12 Milton Keynes Dons 46179206068860
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 461514175660459
14 Carlisle United 461513186366358
15 Yeovil Town 461314195559453
16 Oldham Athletic 4613132039571852
17 Leyton Orient 4613122153631051
18 Exeter City 4611181748601251
19 Tranmere Rovers 461492345722751
20 Hartlepool United 461411215967850 [lower-alpha 2]
21 Gillingham (R)4612142048641650Relegation to Football League Two
22 Wycombe Wanderers (R)4610152156762045
23 Southend United (R)4610132351722143
24 Stockport County (R)465103135956025
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
  1. Southampton were given a ten-point deduction for breaching insolvency regulations, regarding their holding company. As they finished in the bottom three last season, the points deduction were applied in the 2009–10 season. [2]
  2. Hartlepool deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player. [3]


 Semi-finalsFinal at Wembley
6 Huddersfield Town 000 
3 Millwall 022 
   3 Millwall 1
  5 Swindon Town 0
5 Swindon Town (p)213
4 Charlton Athletic 123 

First Leg

Swindon Town 2–1 Charlton Athletic
Austin Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Ward Soccerball shade.svg 60'
(Report) Soccerball shade.svg 65' Burton
The County Ground, Swindon
Attendance: 13,560
Referee: James Linington

Huddersfield Town 0–0 Millwall
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 14,654
Referee: Darren Deadman

Second Leg

Charlton Athletic 2 – 1
Swindon Town
Ferry Soccerball shade.svg 27' (o.g.)
Mooney Soccerball shade.svg 45+3'
Miguel Llera Red card.svg 90+3'
(Report) Red card.svg 67' Greer
Soccerball shade.svg 74' Ward
Burton Soccerball shad check.svg
Bailey Soccerball shade cross.svg
Forster Soccerball shad check.svg
Dailly Soccerball shad check.svg
Richardson Soccerball shad check.svg
4–5Soccerball shad check.svg McGovern
Soccerball shad check.svg Austin
Soccerball shad check.svg Amankwaah
Soccerball shad check.svg Ward
Soccerball shad check.svg Darby
The Valley, London
Attendance: 21,521
Referee: Neil Swarbrick

Charlton Athletic 3–3 Swindon Town on aggregate. Swindon Town win 5–4 on penalties.

Millwall 2–0 Huddersfield Town
Morison Soccerball shade.svg 23'
Robinson Soccerball shade.svg 82'
The Den, London
Attendance: 15,463
Referee: Tony Bates

Millwall win 2–0 on aggregate.


Millwall 1–0 Swindon Town
Robinson Soccerball shade.svg 39' (Report)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 73,108
Referee: Colin Webster

Millwall are promoted to the Football League Championship


Brentford 0–01–33–11–11–00–04–00–02–00–01–02–23–32–11–11–12–12–02–32–11–11–11–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 3–02–11–20–21–22–02–03–30–00–30–00–10–11–20–22–22–32–40–13–00–11–01–0
Bristol Rovers 0–01–13–22–13–21–02–12–01–00–41–22–01–00–31–01–54–31–03–00–00–12–31–2
Carlisle United 1–30–23–13–12–10–12–03–21–21–32–21–35–00–11–21–12–10–00–13–01–11–01–0
Charlton Athletic 2–01–24–21–01–02–12–22–12–11–00–1 4–4 5–10–10–01–11–02–02–21–12–03–22–0
Colchester United 3–30–01–02–13–02–22–12–01–01–21–01–22–00–51–02–12–02–03–01–12–11–12–1
Exeter City 3–00–11–02–31–12–01–13–12–12–00–01–11–21–11–11–11–00–11–12–12–11–11–1
Gillingham 0–11–11–00–01–10–03–00–12–03–21–12–02–21–11–02–13–03–15–00–10–03–21–0
Hartlepool United 0–02–01–24–10–23–11–11–10–22–21–03–00–50–22–11–33–03–00–11–03–01–11–1
Huddersfield Town 0–07–10–01–11–12–14–02–12–12–24–01–01–01–32–03–12–10–02–23–34–36–02–1
Leeds United 1–11–12–11–10–02–02–14–13–12–21–0 0–2 4–12–12–01–02–02–00–33–01–21–14–0
Leyton Orient 2–11–15–02–21–20–11–13–11–30–21–11–01–22–11–22–21–22–00–02–12–02–02–0
Millwall 1–11–12–00–0 4–0 2–11–04–01–03–1 2–1 2–13–22–12–01–12–05–03–25–02–10–20–0
Milton Keynes Dons 0–10–02–13–40–12–11–12–00–02–30–11–01–32–10–00–33–14–12–11–01–02–32–2
Norwich City 1–04–15–10–22–21–73–12–02–13–01–04–02–01–12–00–22–12–11–02–00–05–23–0
Oldham Athletic 2–30–22–12–00–22–22–01–00–30–10–22–00–12–10–11–32–20–02–20–01–02–20–0
Southampton 1–11–32–33–21–00–03–14–13–25–01–02–11–13–12–20–02–12–00–13–05–11–02–0
Southend United 2–20–12–12–21–21–20–01–03–22–20–03–00–02–10–30–11–32–12–21–13–01–10–0
Stockport County 0–11–10–21–21–22–21–30–02–20–62–42–10–41–31–30–11–10–20–10–31–14–31–3
Swindon Town 3–22–10–42–01–11–11–13–10–22–13–03–21–10–01–14–21–02–14–13–01–11–13–1
Tranmere Rovers 1–02–12–00–00–41–13–14–20–00–21–42–12–00–13–10–12–12–00–11–42–30–32–1
Walsall 2–11–20–02–21–11–03–00–02–12–11–22–22–22–11–23–01–32–22–01–12–12–10–1
Wycombe Wanderers 1–02–52–10–01–21–12–23–02–01–20–10–11–00–10–12–20–01–12–12–20–12–31–4
Yeovil Town 2–02–20–33–11–10–12–10–04–00–11–23–31–11–03–33–00–11–02–20–12–01–34–0
Source: The Football League
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

RankScorerClubGoals [4]
1 Flag of England.svg Rickie Lambert Southampton 30
2 Flag of England.svg Billy Paynter Swindon Town 26
3 Flag of England.svg Jermaine Beckford Leeds United 25
4 Flag of England.svg Lee Barnard Southampton/Southend Utd 24
Flag of England.svg Grant Holt Norwich City 24
6 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Steve Morison Millwall 21
7 Flag of England.svg Charlie Austin Swindon Town 20
8 Flag of Scotland.svg Jordan Rhodes Huddersfield Town 19
9 Flag of England.svg Chris Martin Norwich City 17
10 Flag of Ireland.svg Ian Harte Carlisle United 16


Leeds United Elland Road 39,460
Southampton St Mary's Stadium 32,689
Charlton Athletic The Valley 27,111
Norwich City Carrow Road 26,034
Huddersfield Town Galpharm Stadium 24,500
Milton Keynes Dons stadium:mk 22,000
Millwall The Den 20,146
Carlisle United Brunton Park Stadium 16,981
Tranmere Rovers Prenton Park 16,567
Swindon Town The County Ground 15,728
Brentford Griffin Park 12,763
Southend United Roots Hall 12,306
Bristol Rovers Memorial Stadium 11,916
Gillingham Priestfield Stadium 11,582
Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300
Wycombe Wanderers Adams Park 11,000
Stockport County Edgeley Park 10,651
Oldham Athletic Boundary Park 10,638
Colchester United Colchester Community Stadium 10,000
Yeovil Town Huish Park 9,978
Leyton Orient Brisbane Road 9,271
Exeter City St James Park 9,036
Brighton & Hove Albion Withdean Stadium 8,850
Hartlepool United Victoria Park 7,691

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyReplaced byDate of appointmentPosition in table
Norwich City Flag of Scotland.svg Bryan Gunn Contract terminated14 August 2009 [5] Flag of Scotland.svg Paul Lambert 18 August 2009 [6] 23rd
Colchester United Flag of Scotland.svg Paul Lambert Resigned18 August 2009 [7] Flag of England.svg Adrian Boothroyd 2 September 2009 [8] 1st
Wycombe Wanderers Flag of England.svg Peter Taylor Mutual agreement9 October 2009 [9] Flag of England.svg Gary Waddock 13 October 2009 [10] 23rd
Tranmere Rovers Flag of England.svg John Barnes Contract terminated9 October 2009 [11] Flag of England.svg Les Parry 16 December 2009 [12] 22nd
Brighton & Hove Albion Flag of England.svg Russell Slade Contract terminated1 November 2009 [13] Flag of Uruguay.svg Gus Poyet 10 November 2009 [14] 20th
Leyton Orient Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Geraint Williams Contract terminated3 April 2010 [15] Flag of England.svg Russell Slade 5 April 2010 [16] 19th


TeamKit makerSponsor
Brentford Puma Hertings Fixings (home), MKT Computers (away)
Brighton & Hove Albion Erreà It First
Bristol Rovers Erreà N-Gaged Training (home), Stevens, Hewlett & Perkins Solicitors (away)
Carlisle United Le Coq Sportif Stobart
Charlton Athletic Joma Krbs.com
Colchester United Puma Weston Group (home), JobServe (away)
Exeter City Carbrini Flybe
Gillingham Vandanel Krbs.com
Hartlepool United Nike Dove Energy (home), GPS Arabia (away)
Huddersfield Town Mitre Yorkshire Air Ambulance (home), RadianB (away)
Leeds United Macron NetFlights.com
Leyton Orient Puma PartyCasino
Millwall Bukta CYC Courier Services
Milton Keynes Dons Nike Double Tree by Hilton
Norwich City Xara Aviva
Oldham Athletic Carbrini Carbrini
Southampton Umbro Flybe.com
Southend United Nike InsureandGo
Stockport County Macron Just Search
Swindon Town Adidas FourFourTwo (home), EA Sport FIFA 10 (away)
Tranmere Rovers Vandanel Wirral Metropolitan Council
Walsall Admiral Walsall Hospice
Wycombe Wanderers Joma Bucks New University
Yeovil Town Vandanel Jones Building Contractors

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