|Champions|| Queens Park Rangers |
(2nd divisional title)
|Promoted|| Queens Park Rangers |
|Relegated|| Preston North End |
|Goals scored||1,510 (2.74 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Danny Graham (24)|
|Biggest home win|| Norwich City 6–0 Scunthorpe United |
(2 April 2011)
|Biggest away win|| Doncaster Rovers 0–6 Ipswich Town |
(15 February 2011)
|Highest scoring|| Leeds United 4–6 Preston North End |
(28 September 2010)
|Longest winning run||8 games |
|Longest unbeaten run||19 games |
Queens Park Rangers
|Longest winless run||14 games |
Preston North End
|Longest losing run||6 games |
|Highest attendance||33,622 |
Leeds United 1–0 Sheffield United
(25 September 2010)
|Lowest attendance||4,190 |
Scunthorpe United 0–3 Preston North End
(15 March 2011)
The 2010–11 Football League Championship (known as the npower Championship for sponsorship reasons) was the seventh season of the league under its current name and nineteenth season under its current league division format. It started on 6 August 2010 and concluded on 7 May 2011, with the resultant play-offs concluding with the final on 30 May.
Queens Park Rangers secured the Championship title on 30 April 2011, ending their 15-year hiatus from the Premier League,while Norwich City secured the second automatic promotion spot two days later, ending a six-year absence from the top flight. Swansea City won the play-off final to take the final promotion place.
Preston North End, Scunthorpe United and Sheffield United were relegated to League One.
Promoted to Premier League:
Relegated to League One:
Relegated from Premier League:
Promoted from League One:
After Coca-Cola's sponsorship contract expired and was not renewed, Npower signed a three-year contract to become the Football League's official partner. The Coca-Cola Player of the Month and Coca-Cola Manager of the Month awards are therefore now known as the Npower Player of the Month and the Npower Manager of the Month award respectively.
|Bristol City||Bristol||Ashton Gate||21,497|
|Cardiff City||Cardiff||Cardiff City Stadium||26,828|
|Coventry City||Coventry||Ricoh Arena||32,609|
|Crystal Palace||London||Selhurst Park||26,309|
|Derby County||Derby||Pride Park Stadium||33,597|
|Doncaster Rovers||Doncaster||Keepmoat Stadium||15,231|
|Hull City||Kingston upon Hull||KC Stadium||25,404|
|Ipswich Town||Ipswich||Portman Road||30,311|
|Leeds United||Leeds||Elland Road||39,460|
|Leicester City||Leicester||King Power Stadium||32,500|
|Norwich City||Norwich||Carrow Road||27,033|
|Nottingham Forest||Nottingham||City Ground||30,576|
|Preston North End||Preston||Deepdale||23,408|
|Queens Park Rangers||London||Loftus Road||18,360|
|Scunthorpe United||Scunthorpe||Glanford Park||9,088|
|Sheffield United||Sheffield||Bramall Lane||32,702|
|Swansea City||Swansea||Liberty Stadium||20,532|
|Team||Manager||Chairman||Team captain||Kit maker||Sponsor|
|Barnsley||Mark Robins||Patrick Cyrne||Jason Shackell||Lotto||Barnsley Building Society|
|Bristol City||Keith Millen||Steve Lansdown||Louis Carey||adidas||DAS|
|Burnley||Eddie Howe||Barry Kilby||Graham Alexander||Puma||Fun88|
|Cardiff City||Dave Jones||Chan Tien Ghee||Craig Bellamy||Puma||SBOBET|
|Coventry City||Andy Thorn||Ken Dulieu||Lee Carsley||Puma||City Link|
|Crystal Palace||Dougie Freedman|| Steve Parish |
|Paddy McCarthy||Nike||GAC Logistics|
|Derby County||Nigel Clough||Andrew Appleby||Robbie Savage||adidas||buymobiles.net|
|Doncaster Rovers||Sean O'Driscoll||John Ryan||Brian Stock||Nike||One Call Insurance|
|Hull City||Nigel Pearson||Assem Allam||Andy Dawson||adidas||Totesport.com|
|Ipswich Town||Paul Jewell||Marcus Evans||David Norris||Mitre||Marcus Evans|
|Leeds United||Simon Grayson||Ken Bates||Richard Naylor||Macron||NetFlights.com|
|Leicester City||Sven-Göran Eriksson||Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha||Matt Oakley||BURRDA||King Power|
|Middlesbrough||Tony Mowbray||Steve Gibson||Matthew Bates||Adidas||Sponsors come on a monthly basis1|
|Millwall||Kenny Jackett||John Berylson||Paul Robinson||Macron||CYC|
|Norwich City||Paul Lambert||Alan Bowkett||Grant Holt||Xara||Aviva|
|Nottingham Forest||Billy Davies||Nigel Doughty||Paul McKenna||Umbro||Victor Chandler|
|Portsmouth||Steve Cotterill||Balram Chainrai||Aaron Mokoena||Kappa||Jobsite|
|Preston North End||Phil Brown||Maurice Lindsay||Sean St Ledger||Puma||Tennent's Lager|
|Queens Park Rangers||Neil Warnock||Ishan Saksena||Adel Taarabt||Lotto||Gulf Air|
|Reading||Brian McDermott||John Madejski||Ívar Ingimarsson||Puma||Waitrose|
|Scunthorpe United||Alan Knill||J. Steven Wharton||Cliff Byrne||Nike||Rainham Steel|
|Sheffield United||Micky Adams||Kevin McCabe||Chris Morgan||Macron||VisitMalta.com|
|Swansea City||Brendan Rodgers||Huw Jenkins||Garry Monk||Umbro||32Red|
|Watford||Malky Mackay||Graham Taylor||John Eustace||BURRDA||BURRDA, Umbria Televisione|
1Middlesbrough's sponsors include: Deepdale Solutions (7 – 30 August), Wiring Services (1–30 September), Ramsdens (1 October – 5 March), Marie Curie Cancer Care (6–8 March)
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Crystal Palace||Paul Hart||Contract expired||2 May 2010||Pre-season||George Burley||17 June 2010|
|Coventry City||Chris Coleman||Sacked||4 May 2010||Pre-season||Aidy Boothroyd||20 May 2010|
|Hull City||Iain Dowie||Contract expired||9 May 2010||Pre-season||Nigel Pearson||29 June 2010|
|Portsmouth||Avram Grant||Resigned||20 May 2010||Pre-season||Steve Cotterill||18 June 2010|
|Leicester City||Nigel Pearson||Signed by Hull City||29 June 2010||Pre-season||Paulo Sousa||7 July 2010|
|Swansea City||Paulo Sousa||Signed by Leicester City||5 July 2010||Pre-season||Brendan Rodgers||16 July 2010|
|Bristol City||Steve Coppell||Resigned||12 August 2010||23rd||Keith Millen||12 August 2010|
|Sheffield United||Kevin Blackwell||Mutual consent||14 August 2010||21st||Gary Speed||17 August 2010|
|Scunthorpe United||Nigel Adkins||Signed By Southampton||12 September 2010||15th||Ian Baraclough||24 September 2010|
|Leicester City||Paulo Sousa||Sacked||1 October 2010||24th||Sven-Göran Eriksson||3 October 2010|
|Middlesbrough||Gordon Strachan||Resigned||18 October 2010||20th||Tony Mowbray||26 October 2010|
|Sheffield United||Gary Speed||Signed by Wales||14 December 2010||20th||Micky Adams||30 December 2010|
|Burnley||Brian Laws||Sacked||29 December 2010||9th||Eddie Howe||14 January 2011|
|Preston North End||Darren Ferguson||Sacked||29 December 2010||24th||Phil Brown||6 January 2011|
|Crystal Palace||George Burley||Sacked||1 January 2011||23rd||Dougie Freedman||12 January 2011|
|Ipswich Town||Roy Keane||Sacked||7 January 2011||19th||Paul Jewell||10 January 2011|
|Coventry City||Aidy Boothroyd||Sacked||14 March 2011||19th||Andy Thorn||28 April 2011|
|Scunthorpe United||Ian Baraclough||Sacked||16 March 2011||22nd||Alan Knill||31 March 2011|
|Club||New owner||Previous owner||Date|
|Cardiff City||Datuk Chan Tien Ghee||Peter Ridsdale||27 May 2010|
|Crystal Palace|| Steve Parish |
|Administrator||7 June 2010|
|Preston North End||Trevor Hemmings||Derek Shaw||3 June 2010|
|Leicester City||Aiyawatt Raksriaksorn||Milan Mandarić||12 August 2010|
|Portsmouth||Balram Chainrai||Administrator||24 October 2010|
|Hull City||Assem Allam||Russell Bartlett||17 December 2010|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion, qualification or relegation|
|1||Queens Park Rangers (C, P)||46||24||16||6||71||32||+39||88||Promotion to the Premier League|
|2||Norwich City (P)||46||23||15||8||83||58||+25||84|
|3||Swansea City (O, P)||46||24||8||14||69||42||+27||80||Qualification for Championship play-offs|
|22||Preston North End (R)||46||10||12||24||54||79||−25||42||Relegation to Football League One|
|23||Sheffield United (R)||46||11||9||26||44||79||−35||42|
|24||Scunthorpe United (R)||46||12||6||28||43||87||−44||42|
|Nottingham Forest||0–0||Swansea City|
|Swansea City||3–1||Nottingham Forest|
| Britton 28'|
Swansea City won 3 – 1 on aggregate.
|Report|| Long 28', 45' (pen.)|
Reading won 3 – 0 on aggregate.
The fixtures for the Championship were released on 17 June 2010. The season kick-off was announced for 6 August 2010 and it concluded on 7 May 2011.
|Chris Iwelumo||Burnley||Preston North End||4–3||11 September 2010|
|James Vaughan||Crystal Palace||Portsmouth||4–1||14 September 2010|
|James Coppinger||Doncaster Rovers||Norwich City||3–1||14 September 2010|
|Jon Parkin||Preston North End||Leeds United||6–4||28 September 2010|
|Jonny Howson||Leeds United||Scunthorpe United||4–1||30 October 2010|
|Luciano Becchio||Leeds United||Bristol City||3–1||13 November 2010|
|Grant Holt||Norwich City||Ipswich Town||4–1||28 November 2010|
|Wes Hoolahan||Norwich City||Sheffield United||4–2||28 December 2010|
|Jason Puncheon||Millwall||Crystal Palace||3–0||1 January 2011|
|Matty Fryatt||Hull City||Scunthorpe United||5–1||5 February 2011|
|Connor Wickham||Ipswich Town||Doncaster Rovers||6–0||15 February 2011|
|Yakubu||Leicester City||Middlesbrough||3–3||2 April 2011|
|Grant Holt||Norwich City||Scunthorpe United||6–0||2 April 2011|
|Simeon Jackson||Norwich City||Scunthorpe United||6–0||2 April 2011|
|Scott McDonald||Middlesbrough||Hull City||4–2||23 April 2011|
|Simeon Jackson||Norwich City||Derby County||3–2||25 April 2011|
|Month||Manager of the Month||Player of the Month||Notes|
|August||Neil Warnock||Queens Park Rangers||Adel Taarabt||Queens Park Rangers|
|September||Neil Warnock||Queens Park Rangers||Jamie Mackie||Queens Park Rangers|
|October||Dave Jones||Cardiff City||Jay Bothroyd||Cardiff City|
|November||Keith Millen||Bristol City||James Hayter||Doncaster Rovers|
|December||Simon Grayson||Leeds United||Danny Graham||Watford|
|January||Billy Davies||Nottingham Forest||Richie Wellens||Leicester City|
|February||Brendan Rodgers||Swansea City||Connor Wickham||Ipswich Town|
|March||Malky Mackay||Watford||Ian Harte||Reading|
|April||Brian McDermott||Reading||Simeon Jackson||Norwich City|
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