|Promoted|| Newcastle United |
Brighton & Hove Albion
|Relegated|| Rotherham United |
|Goals scored||1,441 (2.61 per match)|
|Top goalscorer|| Chris Wood |
|Biggest home win|| Norwich City 7–1 Reading |
(8 April 2017)
|Biggest away win|| Queens Park Rangers 0–6 Newcastle United |
(13 September 2016)
|Highest scoring|| Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–4 Fulham |
(10 December 2016)
Burton Albion 3–5 Brentford
(18 March 2017)
Norwich City 7–1 Reading
(8 April 2017)
|Longest winning run||8 matches|
|Longest unbeaten run||18 matches|
Brighton & Hove Albion
|Longest winless run||17 matches|
|Longest losing run||10 matches|
Newcastle United 1–1 Leeds United
(14 April 2017)
Burton Albion 1–1 Queens Park Rangers
(27 September 2016)
The 2016–17 EFL Championship (referred to as the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons) was the first season of the EFL Championship under its current name, and the twenty-fifth season under its current league structure. Newcastle United were crowned the champions and were promoted to Premier League after just one season in the Championship. Brighton & Hove Albion, alongside Huddersfield Town, both achieved their first ever Premier League promotions, via the second automatic promotion place and play-off route respectively.
The season started on 5 August 2016 with the final round of regular league fixtures played on 7 May 2017.The fixtures were announced on 22 June 2016.
A total of 24 teams contested the league, including 18 sides from the 2015–16 season, three relegated from the 2015–16 Premier League and three promoted from the 2015–16 Football League One. The 2016–17 season was the first in which former European Cup winners Aston Villa played football outside of the top flight since the beginning of the Premier League era in 1992.
Promoted from League One
Relegated from Premier League
Relegated to League One
Promoted to Premier League
|Aston Villa||Birmingham||Villa Park||42,790|
|Birmingham City||Birmingham||St Andrew's||30,020|
|Blackburn Rovers||Blackburn||Ewood Park||31,370|
|Brentford||London (Brentford)||Griffin Park||12,760|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||Brighton and Hove||AMEX Stadium||30,280|
|Bristol City||Bristol||Ashton Gate||27,000|
|Burton Albion||Burton upon Trent||Pirelli Stadium||6,912|
|Cardiff City||Cardiff||Cardiff City Stadium||33,300|
|Derby County||Derby||Pride Park Stadium||33,600|
|Fulham||London (Fulham)||Craven Cottage||25,680|
|Huddersfield Town||Huddersfield||John Smith's Stadium||24,500|
|Ipswich Town||Ipswich||Portman Road||30,300|
|Leeds United||Leeds||Elland Road||37,900|
|Newcastle United||Newcastle||St James' Park||52,354|
|Norwich City||Norwich||Carrow Road||27,220|
|Nottingham Forest||Nottingham||City Ground||30,576|
|Preston North End||Preston||Deepdale||23,408|
|Queens Park Rangers||London (Shepherd's Bush)||Loftus Road||18,360|
|Rotherham United||Rotherham||New York Stadium||12,021|
|Wigan Athletic||Wigan||DW Stadium||25,023|
|Aston Villa||Steve Bruce||James Chester||Under Armour||Intuit QuickBooks|
|Barnsley||Paul Heckingbottom||Marc Roberts||Puma||C.K. Beckett|
|Birmingham City||Harry Redknapp||Michael Morrison||Adidas||888sport|
|Blackburn Rovers||Tony Mowbray||Jason Lowe||Umbro||Dafabet|
|Brentford||Dean Smith||Harlee Dean||Adidas||888sport|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||Chris Hughton||Bruno||Nike||American Express|
|Bristol City||Lee Johnson||Bailey Wright||Bristol Sport||Lancer Scott|
|Burton Albion||Nigel Clough||John Mousinho||TAG||Tempobet|
|Cardiff City||Neil Warnock||Sean Morrison||Adidas||Visit Malaysia|
|Derby County||Gary Rowett||Richard Keogh||Umbro||JUST EAT|
|Fulham||Slaviša Jokanović||Scott Parker||Adidas||Visit Florida|
|Huddersfield Town||David Wagner||Mark Hudson||Puma||PURE Legal (home), RadianB (away), Cavonia (third)|
|Ipswich Town||Mick McCarthy||Luke Chambers||Adidas||Marcus Evans [ citation needed ]|
|Leeds United||Garry Monk||Liam Bridcutt||Kappa||32red|
|Newcastle United||Rafael Benítez||Jamaal Lascelles||Puma||Wonga|
|Norwich City||Daniel Farke||Russell Martin||Erreà||Aviva|
|Nottingham Forest||Mark Warburton||Chris Cohen||Adidas||888sport|
|Preston North End||Simon Grayson||Tom Clarke||Nike||888sport|
|Queens Park Rangers||Ian Holloway||Nedum Onuoha||Dryworld||Smarkets|
|Reading||Jaap Stam||Paul McShane||Puma||Carabao|
|Rotherham United||Paul Warne||Lee Frecklington||Puma||Hodge Clemco (home), APOGEE (away/third)|
|Sheffield Wednesday||Carlos Carvalhal||Glenn Loovens||Sondico||Chansiri|
|Wigan Athletic||Paul Cook||Stephen Warnock||Kappa||Intersport|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||Paul Lambert||Danny Batth||Puma||The Money Shop|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion, qualification or relegation|
|1||Newcastle United (C, P)||46||29||7||10||85||40||+45||94||Promotion to the Premier League|
|2||Brighton & Hove Albion (P)||46||28||9||9||74||40||+34||93|
|3||Reading||46||26||7||13||68||64||+4||85||Qualification for the Championship play-offs|
|5||Huddersfield Town (O, P)||46||25||6||15||56||58||−2||81|
|11||Preston North End||46||16||14||16||64||63||+1||62|
|18||Queens Park Rangers||46||15||8||23||52||66||−14||53|
|22||Blackburn Rovers (R)||46||12||15||19||53||65||−12||51||Relegation to EFL League One|
|23||Wigan Athletic (R)||46||10||12||24||40||57||−17||42|
|24||Rotherham United (R)||46||5||8||33||40||98||−58||23|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Blackburn Rovers||Paul Lambert||Mutual consent||28 April 2016||Pre-season||Owen Coyle||2 June 2016|
|Cardiff City||Russell Slade||Promoted to head of football||8 May 2016||Paul Trollope||18 May 2016|
|Nottingham Forest||Paul Williams||Mutual consent||12 May 2016||Philippe Montanier||27 June 2016|
|Rotherham United||Neil Warnock||End of contract||18 May 2016||Alan Stubbs||1 June 2016|
|Reading||Brian McDermott||Sacked||27 May 2016||Jaap Stam||13 June 2016|
|Derby County||Darren Wassall||End of caretaker spell||27 May 2016||Nigel Pearson||27 May 2016|
|Leeds United||Steve Evans||Sacked||31 May 2016||Garry Monk||2 June 2016|
|Aston Villa||Eric Black||End of caretaker spell||2 June 2016||Roberto Di Matteo||2 June 2016|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||Kenny Jackett||Sacked||29 July 2016||Walter Zenga||30 July 2016|
|Aston Villa||Roberto Di Matteo||3 October 2016||19th||Steve Bruce||12 October 2016|
|Cardiff City||Paul Trollope||4 October 2016||23rd||Neil Warnock||5 October 2016|
|Derby County||Nigel Pearson||Mutual consent||8 October 2016||20th||Steve McClaren||12 October 2016|
|Rotherham United||Alan Stubbs||Sacked||19 October 2016||24th||Kenny Jackett||21 October 2016|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||Walter Zenga||25 October 2016||18th||Paul Lambert||5 November 2016|
|Wigan Athletic||Gary Caldwell||25 October 2016||23rd||Warren Joyce||2 November 2016|
|Queens Park Rangers||Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink||5 November 2016||17th||Ian Holloway||11 November 2016|
|Rotherham United||Kenny Jackett||Resigned||16 November 2016||24th||Paul Warne||5 April 2017|
|Birmingham City||Gary Rowett||Sacked||14 December 2016||7th||Gianfranco Zola||14 December 2016|
|Nottingham Forest||Philippe Montanier||14 January 2017||20th||Mark Warburton||14 March 2017|
|Blackburn Rovers||Owen Coyle||21 February 2017||23rd||Tony Mowbray||22 February 2017|
|Norwich City||Alex Neil||10 March 2017||8th||Daniel Farke||25 May 2017|
|Derby County||Steve McClaren||12 March 2017||10th||Gary Rowett||14 March 2017|
|Wigan Athletic||Warren Joyce||13 March 2017||23rd||Paul Cook||31 May 2017|
|Birmingham City||Gianfranco Zola||Resigned||17 April 2017||20th||Harry Redknapp||18 April 2017|
|5||Huddersfield Town||0 (4)|
|4||Sheffield Wednesday||0||1||1 (3)|
|5||Huddersfield Town||0||1||1 (4)|
The four teams that finished from third to sixth played off, with the winning team, Huddersfield Town, gaining the final promotion spot to the Premier League.
In the play-off semi-finals the third-placed team played the sixth-placed team and the fourth-placed team played the fifth-placed team. The team that finished in the higher league position played away in the first leg and played at home in the second leg. If the aggregate score was level after both legs, then extra time was played. If the scores were still level, a penalty shoot-out decided the winner. The away goals rule does not apply in the playoffs.
The winners from the two semi-finals played at Wembley Stadium in the play-off final. The game is known as the richest game in football as the winning club is guaranteed significantly increased television rights payments estimated to be in the order of £170M.
|1||Chris Wood||Leeds United||27|
|2||Glenn Murray||Brighton & Hove Albion||23|
|Tammy Abraham||Bristol City|
|Dwight Gayle||Newcastle United|
|5||Jonathan Kodjia||Aston Villa||19|
|7||Cameron Jerome||Norwich City||16|
|8||Anthony Knockaert||Brighton & Hove Albion||15|
|Scott Hogan||Brentford/Aston Villa|
|Grant Ward||Ipswich Town||Barnsley||4–2||6 August 2016|
|Scott Hogan||Brentford||Preston North End||5–0||17 September 2016|
|Dwight Gayle||Newcastle United||Norwich City||4–3||28 September 2016|
|Glenn Murray||Brighton & Hove Albion||Norwich City||5–0||29 October 2016|
|Henri Lansbury||Nottingham Forest||Barnsley||5–2||25 November 2016|
|Dwight Gayle||Newcastle United||Birmingham City||4–0||10 December 2016|
|Nélson Oliveira||Norwich City||Derby County||3–0||2 January 2017|
|Jota||Brentford||Rotherham United||4–2||25 February 2017|
|David Nugent||Derby County||Fulham||4–2||4 April 2017|
|Nick Powell||Wigan Athletic||Barnsley||3–2||13 April 2017|
|Month||Manager of the Month||Player of the Month||Reference|
|August||David Wagner||Huddersfield Town||Conor Hourihane||Barnsley|
|September||Alex Neil||Norwich City||Scott Hogan||Brentford|
|October||Rafael Benítez||Newcastle United||Sone Aluko||Fulham|
|November||Steve McClaren||Derby County||Henri Lansbury||Nottingham Forest|
|December||Chris Hughton||Brighton & Hove Albion||Sam Winnall||Barnsley|
|January||Jaap Stam||Reading||Chris Wood||Leeds United|
|February||David Wagner||Huddersfield Town||Aiden McGeady||Preston North End|
|March||Paul Lambert||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Tom Barkhuizen||Preston North End|
|April||Carlos Carvalhal||Sheffield Wednesday||Yann Kermorgant||Reading|
|Aston Villa||Villa Park||42,788||31,901||26,435||41,337||75%|
|Birmingham City||St Andrew's||30,009||18,137||15,212||29,656||60%|
|Blackburn Rovers||Ewood Park||31,367||11,853||9,976||18,524||38%|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||Falmer Stadium||30,750||27,619||24,166||30,230||90%|
|Bristol City||Ashton Gate||27,000||18,953||16,444||22,512||70%|
|Burton Albion||Pirelli Stadium||6,912||5,078||3,725||6,746||73%|
|Cardiff City||Cardiff City Stadium||33,280||16,335||13,894||22,776||49%|
|Derby County||Pride Park Stadium||33,597||29,104||26,301||32,616||87%|
|Huddersfield Town||John Smith's Stadium||25,554||20,343||18,333||23,213||83%|
|Ipswich Town||Portman Road||30,311||16,555||14,719||23,350||55%|
|Leeds United||Elland Road||40,204||26,779||19,009||36,002||67%|
|Newcastle United||St James' Park||52,389||51,111||47,907||52,231||98%|
|Norwich City||Carrow Road||27,244||26,272||25,275||27,107||96%|
|Nottingham Forest||City Ground||30,576||19,207||15,770||23,012||63%|
|Preston North End||Deepdale||24,408||12,888||9,216||21,255||55%|
|Queens Park Rangers||Loftus Road||18,360||14,426||11,635||17,404||79%|
|Rotherham United||New York Stadium||12,021||9,786||8,348||11,653||81%|
|Wigan Athletic||DW Stadium||25,138||11,540||10,071||15,117||46%|
Attendances accurate as of 12/03/2017.
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