|Champions|| Gillingham |
(2nd divisional title)
|Promoted||1st Gillingham |
2nd Rotherham United
3rd Port Vale
7th Bradford City
|Relegated|| Barnet |
|Goals scored||1,415 (2.56 per match)|
|Top goalscorer|| Tom Pope |
|Biggest home win||Port Vale 7–1 Burton Albion|
|Biggest away win|| Morecambe 0–4 Fleetwood Town |
AFC Wimbledon 0–4 Southend United
Fleetwood Town 0–4 Burton Albion
Oxford United 0–4 Rotherham United
|Highest scoring||8 goals|
Burton Albion 6–2 AFC Wimbledon
Port Vale 6–2 Rotherham United
Port Vale 7–1 Burton Albion
|Longest winning run||5 games|
|Longest unbeaten run||10 games|
|Longest winless run||16 games|
|Longest losing run||7 games|
|Highest attendance||13,461 |
Bradford City v Rotherham United
(16 April 2013)
|Lowest attendance||1,031 |
Accrington Stanley v Dagenham & Redbridge
(5 January 2013)
The 2012–13 Football League Two (referred to as the Npower Football League Two for sponsorship reasons) was the ninth season of the league under its current title and twentieth season under its current league division format. It started on 18 August 2012 and finished on 27 April 2013 with all matches that day kicking off simultaneously.
Note: Table shows mathematically qualified teams as of 28 April 2012 in alphabetical order.
|Accrington Stanley||Accrington||Crown Ground||5,057|
|AFC Wimbledon||Kingston upon Thames Greater London||Kingsmeadow||4,850|
|Aldershot Town||Aldershot||Recreation Ground||7,100|
|Barnet||Barnet Greater London||Underhill Stadium||5,260|
|Bradford City||Bradford||Valley Parade||25,136|
|Bristol Rovers||Bristol||Memorial Stadium||12,011|
|Burton Albion||Burton upon Trent||Pirelli Stadium||6,912|
|Cheltenham Town||Cheltenham||Whaddon Road||7,066|
|Dagenham & Redbridge||Dagenham Greater London||Victoria Road||6,078|
|Exeter City||Exeter||St James Park||8,830|
|Fleetwood Town||Fleetwood||Highbury Stadium||5,094|
|Northampton Town||Northampton||Sixfields Stadium||7,653|
|Oxford United||Oxford||Kassam Stadium||12,500|
|Plymouth Argyle||Plymouth||Home Park||16,388|
|Port Vale||Stoke-on-Trent||Vale Park||19,052|
|Rotherham United||Rotherham||New York Stadium||12,021|
|Southend United||Southend-on-Sea||Roots Hall||12,392|
|Wycombe Wanderers||High Wycombe||Adams Park||10,284|
|York City||York||Bootham Crescent||7,872|
|Team||Manager||Chairman||Team captain||Kit maker||Sponsor|
|Accrington Stanley||James Beattie||Peter Marsden||Dean Winnard||Samurai Sportswear||Clever Boxes|
|AFC Wimbledon||Neal Ardley||Erik Samuelson||Mat Mitchel-King||Tempest Sports|| Football Manager (H)|
Sports Interactive (A)
|Aldershot Town||Andy Scott||Kris Machala||Ben Herd||Erreà||EBB Paper|
|Barnet||Edgar Davids||Anthony Kleanthous||Jonathan Fortune||Surridge||Pulse Fitness|
|Bradford City||Phil Parkinson|| Mark Lawn |
|Gary Jones||Nike||Map Group UK|
|Bristol Rovers||John Ward||Nick Higgs||Matthew Gill||Erreà||Opus Recruitment (H)|
CR Windows (A)
|Burton Albion||Gary Rowett||Ben Robinson||John McGrath||TAG||Mr Cropper|
|Cheltenham Town||Mark Yates||Paul Baker||Russell Penn||Erreà||Mira Showers|
|Chesterfield||Paul Cook||Dave Allen||Sam Hird||Puma||Kick Energy|
|Dagenham & Redbridge||Wayne Burnett||Dave Andrews||Abu Ogogo||Vandanel||West & Coe Funeral Directors|
|Exeter City||Paul Tisdale||Edward Chorlton||Danny Coles||Joma||Flybe.com|
|Fleetwood Town||Graham Alexander||Andy Pilley||Steve McNulty||Nike||BES Commercial Gas|
|Gillingham||Martin Allen||Paul Scally||Adam Barrett||Vandanel||Medway Electrical & Mechanical Services|
|Morecambe||Jim Bentley||Peter McGuigan||Will Haining||Fila||Carbrini|
|Northampton Town||Aidy Boothroyd||David Cardoza||John Johnson||Erreà||Jackson Grundy|
|Oxford United||Chris Wilder||Ian Lenagan||Jake Wright||Nike||Bridle Insurance|
|Plymouth Argyle||John Sheridan||James Brent||Darren Purse||Puma||Bond Timber|
|Port Vale||Micky Adams||Paul Wildes||Doug Loft||Sondico||UK Windows Systems Ltd (H)|
|Rochdale||Keith Hill||Chris Dunphy||Gary Jones||Fila||Co-Operative|
|Rotherham United||Steve Evans||Tony Stewart||Johnny Mullins||Puma||Parkgate Shopping|
|Southend United||Phil Brown||Ron Martin||Chris Barker||Nike||InsureandGo|
|Torquay United||Alan Knill||Simon Baker||Lee Mansell||Sondico||Sparkworld|
|Wycombe Wanderers||Gareth Ainsworth||Ivor Beeks MBE||Gareth Ainsworth||Kukri||Dreams|
|York City||Nigel Worthington||Jason McGill||Chris Smith||Nike||benenden health|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Burton Albion||Paul Peschisolido||Sacked||17 March 2012||Pre-season||Gary Rowett||10 May 2012|
|Gillingham||Andy Hessenthaler||Resigned||8 May 2012||Pre-season||Martin Allen||5 July 2012|
|Barnet||Martin Allen||End of contract||31 May 2012||Pre-season|| Mark Robson |
|11 June 2012 |
11 October 2012
|Chesterfield||John Sheridan||Sacked||28 August 2012||18th||Paul Cook||25 October 2012|
|AFC Wimbledon||Terry Brown||Sacked||19 September 2012||21st||Neal Ardley||10 October 2012|
|Wycombe Wanderers||Gary Waddock||Sacked||22 September 2012||21st||Gareth Ainsworth||8 November 2012|
|Accrington Stanley||Paul Cook||Signed by Chesterfield||25 October 2012||16th||Leam Richardson||1 November 2012|
|Fleetwood Town||Micky Mellon||Sacked||1 December 2012||8th||Graham Alexander||6 December 2012|
|Bristol Rovers||Mark McGhee||Sacked||15 December 2012||23rd||John Ward||17 December 2012|
|Barnet||Mark Robson||Mutual consent||29 December 2012||22nd||Edgar Davids||29 December 2012|
|Plymouth Argyle||Carl Fletcher||Sacked||1 January 2013||21st||John Sheridan||6 January 2013|
|Rochdale||John Coleman||Sacked||21 January 2013||14th||Keith Hill||22 January 2013|
|Aldershot Town||Dean Holdsworth||Sacked||20 February 2013||20th||Andy Scott||22 February 2013|
|Dagenham & Redbridge||John Still||Signed by Luton Town||26 February 2013||16th||Wayne Burnett||2 May 2013|
|York City||Gary Mills||Sacked||2 March 2013||18th||Nigel Worthington||4 March 2013|
|Southend United||Paul Sturrock||Sacked||24 March 2013||9th||Phil Brown||25 March 2013|
|Torquay United||Martin Ling||Sacked||29 April 2013||19th||Alan Knill||7 May 2013|
|Accrington Stanley||Leam Richardson||Signed by Chesterfield||30 April 2013||18th||James Beattie||13 May 2013|
Twenty-four teams contest the division: 18 sides remaining in the division from last season, four relegated from League One, and two promoted from Conference National.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion, qualification or relegation|
|1||Gillingham (C, P)||46||23||14||9||66||39||+27||83||Promotion to Football League One|
|2||Rotherham United (P)||46||24||7||15||74||59||+15||79|
|3||Port Vale (P)||46||21||15||10||87||52||+35||78|
|4||Burton Albion||46||22||10||14||71||65||+6||76||Qualification for League Two play-offs|
|7||Bradford City (O, P)||46||18||15||13||63||52||+11||69|
|22||Dagenham & Redbridge||46||13||12||21||55||62||−7||51|
|23||Barnet (R)||46||13||12||21||47||59||−12||51||Relegation to the Conference Premier|
|24||Aldershot Town (R)||46||11||15||20||42||60||−18||48|
|Tom Pope 4||Port Vale||Rotherham United||6–2||8 September 2012|
|Tom Pope||Port Vale||Bristol Rovers||4–0||20 November 2012|
|Tom Pope||Port Vale||Cheltenham Town||3–2||29 March 2013|
|Jon Parkin||Fleetwood Town||Morecambe||0–4||8 September 2012|
|Tom Craddock 4||Oxford United||Accrington Stanley||5–0||20 October 2012|
|Ricky Holmes||Barnet||Burton Albion||3–2||21 December 2012|
|Kevin Ellison||Morecambe||AFC Wimbledon||3–1||24 November 2012|
Rotherham United 24
|Month||Manager of the Month||Player of the Month||Reference|
|August||Martin Allen||Gillingham||Jake Wright||Oxford United|
|September||Micky Adams||Port Vale||Tom Pope||Port Vale|
|October||Mark Yates||Cheltenham Town||Ashley Vincent||Port Vale|
|November||Paul Sturrock||Southend United||Adebayo Akinfenwa||Northampton Town|
|December||Gary Rowett||Burton Albion||Ashley Grimes||Rochdale|
|January||Martin Allen||Gillingham||Tom Parkes||Bristol Rovers|
|February||Gary Rowett||Burton Albion||Jacques Maghoma||Burton Albion|
|March||John Sheridan||Plymouth Argyle||Jason Banton||Plymouth Argyle|
|April||Nigel Worthington||York City||Chris Smith||York City|
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