|Champions|| Reading |
(2nd divisional title)
|Promoted|| Reading |
West Ham United
|Relegated|| Doncaster Rovers |
|Goals scored||1,419 (2.57 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Rickie Lambert (27 goals)|
|Biggest home win|| Peterborough United 7–1 Ipswich Town |
West Ham 6–0 Brighton & Hove Albion
|Biggest away win||Millwall 0–6 Birmingham City|
|Highest scoring||Leeds United 3–7 Nottingham Forest (10 goals)|
|Longest winning run||8 games |
|Longest unbeaten run||12 games |
|Longest winless run||11 games |
|Longest losing run||7 games |
|Highest attendance||34,934 |
West Ham 2–1 Hull City
|Lowest attendance||6,351 |
Peterborough United 4–3 Cardiff City
The 2011–12 Football League Championship (known as the npower Championship for sponsorship reasons) was the eighth season of the league under its current title and nineteenth season under its current league division format.
Reading secured the Championship title on 21 April, following second-placed Southampton's 2–1 defeat to Middlesbrough. The result left Southampton four points behind Reading with only one game remaining.Southampton were promoted on the final day of the season, after winning 4–0 at home to Coventry City, who were one of three teams relegated along with Portsmouth (who were deducted ten points midway through the season for entering administration) and Doncaster Rovers. West Ham United occupied the final promotion place as they returned to the Premier League after just one year. West Ham beat Blackpool in the Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, sealing their return to the top division after narrowly missing out on automatic promotion.
Promoted to Premier League
Relegated to League One
Relegated from Premier League
Promoted from League One
|Birmingham City||Birmingham||St Andrew's Stadium||30,079|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||Brighton||Falmer Stadium||22,374|
|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|
|Nottingham Forest||Nottingham||City Ground||30,576|
|Peterborough United||Peterborough||London Road Stadium||15,460|
|Southampton||Southampton||St Mary's Stadium||32,689|
|West Ham United||London||Boleyn Ground||35,303|
|Team||Manager||Chairman||Team captain||Kit maker||Sponsor|
|Barnsley||Keith Hill||Patrick Cryne||Jacob Butterfield||Nike||C.K. Beckett|
|Birmingham City||Chris Hughton||Vico Hui||Stephen Carr||Xtep||RationalFX|
|Blackpool||Ian Holloway||Karl Oyston||Barry Ferguson||Fila||Wonga.com|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||Gus Poyet||Tony Bloom||Gordon Greer||Errea||BrightonandHoveJobs.com|
|Bristol City||Derek McInnes||Colin Sexstone||Louis Carey||adidas||RSG (Home) & Bristol City Community Trust (Away)|
|Burnley||Eddie Howe||Barry Kilby||Chris McCann||Puma||Fun88|
|Cardiff City||Malky Mackay||Datuk Chan Tien Ghee||Mark Hudson||Puma||Malaysia|
|Coventry City||Andy Thorn||Vacant||Sammy Clingan||Puma||City Link|
|Crystal Palace||Dougie Freedman|| Steve Parish |
|Paddy McCarthy||Nike||GAC Logistics|
|Derby County||Nigel Clough||Andrew Appleby||Shaun Barker||adidas||buymobiles.net|
|Doncaster Rovers||Dean Saunders||John Ryan||Brian Stock||Nike||One Call Insurance|
|Hull City||Steve Bruce||Assem Allam||Jack Hobbs||adidas||Cash Converters|
|Ipswich Town||Paul Jewell||Marcus Evans||Grant Leadbitter||Mitre||Marcus Evans|
|Leeds United||Neil Warnock||Ken Bates||Robert Snodgrass||Macron||Enterprise Insurance|
|Leicester City||Nigel Pearson||Vichai Raksriaksorn||Matt Mills||BURRDA||King Power (Front), Amazing Thailand (Back)|
|Middlesbrough||Tony Mowbray||Steve Gibson||Matthew Bates||adidas||Ramsdens|
|Millwall||Kenny Jackett||John Berylson||Paul Robinson||Macron||racing+|
|Nottingham Forest||Sean O'Driscoll|| Nigel Doughty |
|Dan Harding||Umbro||John Pye & Sons Auctioneers|
|Peterborough United||Darren Ferguson||Darragh MacAnthony||Grant McCann||Nike||Energy Park Peterborough|
|Portsmouth||Michael Appleton||Under Administration||Liam Lawrence||Kappa||Jobsite|
|Reading||Brian McDermott||John Madejski||Jobi McAnuff||Puma||Waitrose|
|Southampton||Nigel Adkins||Nicola Cortese||Dean Hammond||Umbro||aap3|
|Watford||Gianfranco Zola||Gino Pozzo||John Eustace||BURRDA||BURRDA|
|West Ham United||Sam Allardyce|| David Sullivan |
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Barnsley||Mark Robins||Resigned||15 May 2011||Pre-season||Keith Hill||1 June 2011|
|West Ham United||Avram Grant||Sacked||15 May 2011||Pre-season||Sam Allardyce||1 June 2011|
|Cardiff City||Dave Jones||Sacked||30 May 2011||Pre-season||Malky Mackay||17 June 2011|
|Nottingham Forest||Billy Davies||Sacked||12 June 2011||Pre-season||Steve McClaren||13 June 2011|
|Birmingham City||Alex McLeish||Signed by Aston Villa||17 June 2011||Pre-season||Chris Hughton||22 June 2011|
|Watford||Malky Mackay||Signed by Cardiff City||17 June 2011||Pre-season||Sean Dyche||21 June 2011|
|Doncaster Rovers||Sean O'Driscoll||Sacked||23 September 2011||24th||Dean Saunders||23 September 2011|
|Nottingham Forest||Steve McClaren||Resigned||2 October 2011||21st||Steve Cotterill||14 October 2011|
|Bristol City||Keith Millen||Mutual consent||3 October 2011||24th||Derek McInnes||19 October 2011|
|Portsmouth||Steve Cotterill||Signed by Nottingham Forest||14 October 2011||18th||Michael Appleton||10 November 2011|
|Leicester City||Sven-Göran Eriksson||Mutual consent||24 October 2011||13th||Nigel Pearson||15 November 2011|
|Hull City||Nigel Pearson||Signed by Leicester City||15 November 2011||9th||Nick Barmby||10 January 2012|
|Leeds United||Simon Grayson||Sacked||1 February 2012||10th||Neil Warnock||18 February 2012|
|Hull City||Nick Barmby||Sacked||8 May 2012||Pre-season||Steve Bruce||8 June 2012[ citation needed ]|
|Birmingham City||Chris Hughton||Signed by Norwich City||7 June 2012||Pre-season||Lee Clark||26 June 2012|
|Watford||Sean Dyche||Sacked||2 July 2012||Pre-season||Gianfranco Zola||7 July 2012|
|Team||New owner||Previous owner||Effective date|
|Portsmouth||Convers Sport Initiatives||Balram Chainrai||1 June 2011|
|Portsmouth||Administration||Convers Sport Initiatives||29 November 2011|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Reading (C, P)||46||27||8||11||69||41||+28||89||Promotion to the Premier League|
|3||West Ham United (O, P)||46||24||14||8||81||48||+33||86||Qualification for Championship play-offs|
|10||Brighton & Hove Albion||46||17||15||14||52||52||0||66|
|22||Portsmouth (R)||46||13||11||22||50||59||−9||40||Relegation to League One|
|23||Coventry City (R)||46||9||13||24||41||65||−24||40|
|24||Doncaster Rovers (R)||46||8||12||26||43||80||−37||36|
|3||West Ham United||2||3||5|
|3||West Ham United||2|
The fixtures for the Championship were released on 17 June 2011. The season kicked off on 5 August 2011 and concluded on 28 April 2012.
|Lee Tomlin||Peterborough United||Ipswich Town||7–1||20 August 2011|
|Rickie Lambert||Southampton||Nottingham Forest||3–2||10 September 2011|
|Chris Wood||Birmingham City||Millwall||3–0||11 September 2011|
|Darius Henderson||Millwall||Leicester City||0–3||22 October 2011|
|Jonjo Shelvey||Blackpool||Leeds United||0–5||2 November 2011|
|Rickie Lambert||Southampton||Brighton & Hove Albion||3–0||19 November 2011|
|Matt Phillips||Blackpool||Barnsley||1–3||26 December 2011|
|Ricardo Vaz Tê||Barnsley||Leeds United||4–1||31 December 2011|
|Darius Henderson||Millwall||Barnsley||1–3||21 January 2012|
|Nikola Žigić 4||Birmingham City||Leeds United||1–4||31 January 2012|
|Rickie Lambert||Southampton||Watford||0–3||25 February 2012|
|Rickie Lambert||Southampton||Millwall||2–3||17 March 2012|
|Garath McCleary 4||Nottingham Forest||Leeds United||3–7||20 March 2012|
|Charlie Austin||Burnley||Portsmouth||1–5||31 March 2012|
|Radosław Majewski||Nottingham Forest||Crystal Palace||0–3||31 March 2012|
|Ricardo Vaz Tê||West Ham United||Brighton & Hove Albion||6–0||14 April 2012|
|Matty Fryatt||Hull City||Barnsley||3–1||17 April 2012|
This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (August 2012)
|16||West Ham United||60||6|
|24||Brighton & Hove Albion||83||8|
|Month||Manager of the Month||Player of the Month||Notes|
|August||Gus Poyet||Brighton & Hove Albion||Marvin Emnes||Middlesbrough|
|September||Tony Mowbray||Middlesbrough||Matthew Bates||Middlesbrough|
|October||Chris Hughton||Birmingham City||Nathaniel Clyne||Crystal Palace|
|November||Malky Mackay||Cardiff City||Billy Sharp||Doncaster Rovers|
|December||Tony Mowbray||Middlesbrough||Alex Pearce||Reading|
|January||Chris Hughton||Birmingham City||Curtis Davies||Birmingham City|
|February||Brian McDermott||Reading||Adam Federici||Reading|
|March||Brian McDermott||Reading||Garath McCleary||Nottingham Forest|
|April||Kenny Jackett||Millwall||Ricardo Vaz Tê||West Ham United|
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