|Dates||2 August 2019 – 4 August 2020|
|Promoted|| Leeds United |
West Bromwich Albion
|Relegated|| Charlton Athletic |
|Goals scored||1,457 (2.64 per match)|
|Top goalscorer|| Aleksandar Mitrović |
(26 goals each)
|Biggest home win|| Wigan Athletic 8–0 Hull City |
(14 July 2020)
|Biggest away win|| Sheffield Wednesday 0–5 Blackburn Rovers |
(18 January 2020)
Luton Town 0–5 Reading
(4 July 2020)
|Highest scoring|| Birmingham City 4–5 Leeds United |
(29 December 2019)
|Longest winning run|| Brentford |
|Longest unbeaten run|| West Bromwich Albion |
|Longest winless run|| Barnsley |
|Longest losing run|| Huddersfield Town, Hull City |
|Highest attendance||36,514 |
Leeds United 2–0 Huddersfield Town
(7 March 2020)
|Lowest attendance||8,965 |
Wigan Athletic 1–3 Reading
(30 November 2019)
The 2019–20 EFL Championship (referred to as the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons) was the 16th season of the Football League Championship under its current title and the 28th season under its current league division format. Leeds United won the title, with West Bromwich Albion following in second. Brentford finished closely in third, only to be beaten in the playoff final to 4th placed Fulham by a narrow 2–1 victory at Wembley.
The season was halted, following a decision on 13 March 2020 to suspend the league after a number of players and other club staff became ill due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial suspension was until 4 April, which was then extended until 30 April.On 13 May, following a meeting, the clubs decided to continue with the season with plans for players to return to training on 25 May.
In May, 1014 tests were carried out across all of the English Football League and funded by the clubs. Two people from Hull City returned positive results.Later in May, Elliott Bennett of Blackburn Rovers tested positive for the virus as did two unnamed players from Fulham. In further tests, Jayden Stockley of Preston North End tested positive as did one unnamed person from both Cardiff City and Middlesbrough. On 31 May, the EFL stated plans to restart the league on 20 June, with the play-off final being scheduled for around 30 July, subject to safety requirement and government approval being met.
On 7 June, two Championship clubs reported one person each to have tested positive of coronavirus, during the latest round of testing. A total of 1,179 people were tested in the duration of four days and those tested positive were required to self-isolate, as per EFL guidelines.On 8 June, the first round of fixtures was released. The first set of fixtures following the restart was scheduled for 20 June with the first fixture being Fulham against Brentford with a 12:30pm kick-off. In a further round of testing on 8 June, Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill tested positive for the virus having tested negative in five previous rounds of testing. A practice game between Stoke and Manchester United was called off at short notice with the Stoke players already in United's Carrington training ground.
The following teams have changed division since the 2018–19 season.
Promoted from League One
Relegated from Premier League
Promoted to Premier League
Relegated to League One
|Birmingham City||Birmingham||St Andrew's||29,409|
|Blackburn Rovers||Blackburn||Ewood Park||31,367|
|Brentford||London (Brentford)||Griffin Park||12,300|
|Bristol City||Bristol||Ashton Gate||27,000|
|Cardiff City||Cardiff||Cardiff City Stadium||33,316|
|Charlton Athletic||London (Charlton)||The Valley||27,111|
|Derby County||Derby||Pride Park Stadium||33,600|
|Fulham||London (Fulham)||Craven Cottage||19,000|
|Huddersfield Town||Huddersfield||Kirklees Stadium||24,500|
|Hull City||Kingston upon Hull||KCOM Stadium||25,400|
|Leeds United||Leeds||Elland Road||37,890|
|Luton Town||Luton||Kenilworth Road||10,336|
|Millwall||London (South Bermondsey)||The Den||20,146|
|Nottingham Forest||West Bridgford||City Ground||30,445|
|Preston North End||Preston||Deepdale||23,408|
|Queens Park Rangers||London (White City)||Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium||18,439|
|Sheffield Wednesday||Sheffield||Hillsborough Stadium||39,752|
|Stoke City||Stoke-on-Trent||Bet365 Stadium||30,089|
|Swansea City||Swansea||Liberty Stadium||21,088|
|West Bromwich Albion||West Bromwich||The Hawthorns||26,850|
|Wigan Athletic||Wigan||DW Stadium||25,133|
|Barnsley||Gerhard Struber||Mike-Steven Bähre||Puma||C.K. Beckett|
|Birmingham City||Pep Clotet||Harlee Dean||Adidas||BoyleSports|
|Blackburn Rovers||Tony Mowbray||Elliott Bennett||Umbro||10Bet|
|Brentford||Thomas Frank||Pontus Jansson||Umbro||EcoWorld|
|Bristol City||Dean Holden||TBA 2||Bristol Sport||Dunder|
|Cardiff City||Neil Harris||Sean Morrison||Adidas||Tourism Malaysia|
|Charlton Athletic||Lee Bowyer||Chris Solly||Hummel||Children with Cancer UK|
|Derby County||Phillip Cocu||Wayne Rooney 3||Umbro||32Red|
|Fulham||Scott Parker||Tom Cairney||Adidas||Dafabet|
|Huddersfield Town||Carlos Corberán||Christopher Schindler||Umbro||Paddy Power (unbranded) 4|
|Hull City||Grant McCann||Eric Lichaj||Umbro||SportPesa|
|Leeds United||Marcelo Bielsa||Liam Cooper||Kappa||32Red|
|Luton Town||Nathan Jones||Sonny Bradley||Puma||Indigo Residential (home)|
Star Platforms (away)
|Middlesbrough||Neil Warnock||George Friend||Hummel||32Red|
|Millwall||Gary Rowett||Alex Pearce||Macron||Huski Chocolate|
|Nottingham Forest||Sabri Lamouchi||Michael Dawson||Macron||Football Index|
|Preston North End||Alex Neil||Tom Clarke||Nike||32Red|
|Queens Park Rangers||Mark Warburton||Grant Hall||Erreà||Bet UK 5|
|Reading||Mark Bowen||Liam Moore||Macron||Casumo|
|Sheffield Wednesday||Garry Monk||Tom Lees||Elev8||Chansiri|
|Stoke City||Michael O'Neill||Ryan Shawcross||Macron||bet365|
|Swansea City||Steve Cooper||Matt Grimes||Joma||YOBET |
Swansea University (back-of-shirt & training kit sponsor)
|West Bromwich Albion||Slaven Bilić||Chris Brunt||Puma||Ideal Boilers|
|Wigan Athletic||Paul Cook||Sam Morsy||Puma||KB88|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Luton Town||Mick Harford||End of caretaker spell||4 May 2019||Pre-season||Graeme Jones||7 May 2019|
|Queens Park Rangers||John Eustace||5 May 2019||Mark Warburton||8 May 2019|
|West Bromwich Albion||James Shan||14 May 2019||Slaven Bilić||13 June 2019|
|Middlesbrough||Tony Pulis||End of contract||17 May 2019||Jonathan Woodgate||14 June 2019|
|Swansea City||Graham Potter||Signed by Brighton & Hove Albion||20 May 2019||Steve Cooper||13 June 2019|
|Hull City||Nigel Adkins||End of contract||8 June 2019||Grant McCann||21 June 2019|
|Birmingham City||Garry Monk||Sacked||18 June 2019||Pep Clotet||4 December 2019|
|Nottingham Forest||Martin O'Neill||28 June 2019||Sabri Lamouchi||28 June 2019|
|Derby County||Frank Lampard||Signed by Chelsea||4 July 2019||Phillip Cocu||5 July 2019|
|Sheffield Wednesday||Steve Bruce||Resigned||15 July 2019||Garry Monk||6 September 2019|
|Huddersfield Town||Jan Siewert||Sacked||16 August 2019||20th||Danny Cowley||9 September 2019|
|Millwall||Neil Harris||Resigned||3 October 2019||18th||Gary Rowett||21 October 2019|
|Barnsley||Daniel Stendel||Sacked||8 October 2019||23rd||Gerhard Struber||20 November 2019|
|Reading||José Gomes||9 October 2019||22nd||Mark Bowen||14 October 2019|
|Stoke City||Nathan Jones||1 November 2019||24th||Michael O'Neill||8 November 2019|
|Cardiff City||Neil Warnock||Mutual consent||11 November 2019||14th||Neil Harris||16 November 2019|
|Luton Town||Graeme Jones||24 April 2020||23rd||Nathan Jones||28 May 2020|
|Middlesbrough||Jonathan Woodgate||Sacked||23 June 2020||21st||Neil Warnock||23 June 2020|
|Bristol City||Lee Johnson||4 July 2020||12th||Dean Holden||10 August 2020|
|Birmingham City||Pep Clotet||Mutual consent||8 July 2020||17th||Aitor Karanka||31 July 2020|
|Huddersfield Town||Danny Cowley||Sacked||19 July 2020||18th||Carlos Corberán||23 July 2020|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion, qualification or relegation|
|1||Leeds United (C, P)||46||28||9||9||77||35||+42||93||Promotion to the Premier League|
|2||West Bromwich Albion (P)||46||22||17||7||77||45||+32||83|
|3||Brentford||46||24||9||13||80||38||+42||81||Qualification for Championship play-offs|
|4||Fulham (O, P)||46||23||12||11||64||48||+16||81|
|9||Preston North End||46||18||12||16||59||54||+5||66|
|13||Queens Park Rangers||46||16||10||20||67||76||−9||58|
|22||Charlton Athletic (R)||46||12||12||22||50||65||−15||48||Relegation to EFL League One|
|23||Wigan Athletic (R)||46||15||14||17||57||56||+1||47|
|24||Hull City (R)||46||12||9||25||57||87||−30||45|
|3||Lewis Grabban||Nottingham Forest||20|
|4||Karlan Grant||Huddersfield Town||19|
|5||Nahki Wells||Queens Park Rangers / Bristol City||18|
|7||Adam Armstrong||Blackburn Rovers||16|
|Patrick Bamford||Leeds United|
|Jarrod Bowen 1||Hull City|
|10||André Ayew||Swansea City||15|
|Lukas Jutkiewicz||Birmingham City|
|1||Matheus Pereira||West Bromwich Albion||16|
|3||Niclas Eliasson||Bristol City||12|
|Lee Tomlin||Cardiff City|
|Pablo Hernández||Leeds United|
|8||Sammy Ameobi||Nottingham Forest||8|
|Barry Bannan||Sheffield Wednesday|
|Stewart Downing||Blackburn Rovers|
|Eberechi Eze||Queens Park Rangers|
|Kamil Grosicki||Hull City / West Bromwich Albion|
|Joe Lolley||Nottingham Forest|
|Bright Osayi-Samuel||Queens Park Rangers|
|Ollie Watkins||Brentford||Barnsley||3–1 (A)||29 September 2019|
|Aleksandar Mitrović||Fulham||Luton Town||3–2 (H)||23 October 2019|
|Joe Ralls||Cardiff City||Birmingham City||4–2 (H)||2 November 2019|
|Josh Dasilva||Brentford||Luton Town||7–0 (H)||30 November 2019|
|George Pușcaș||Reading||Wigan Athletic||3–1 (A)||30 November 2019|
|Conor Chaplin||Barnsley||Queens Park Rangers||5–3 (H)||14 December 2019|
|Jordan Rhodes||Sheffield Wednesday||Nottingham Forest||4–0 (A)||14 December 2019|
|Nahki Wells||Queens Park Rangers||Cardiff City||6–1 (H)||1 January 2020|
|Saïd Benrahma||Brentford||Hull City||5–1 (A)||1 February 2020|
|Matt Smith||Millwall||Nottingham Forest||3–0 (A)||6 March 2020|
|Louie Sibley||Derby County||Millwall||3–2 (A)||20 June 2020|
|Yakou Méïté||Reading||Luton Town||5–0 (A)||4 July 2020|
|Saïd Benrahma||Brentford||Wigan Athletic||3–0 (H)||4 July 2020|
|Kieran Dowell||Wigan Athletic||Hull City||8–0 (H)||14 July 2020|
|Month||Manager of the Month||Player of the Month||Reference|
|August||Steve Cooper||Swansea City||Daniel Johnson||Preston North End|
|September||Sabri Lamouchi||Nottingham Forest||Chey Dunkley||Wigan Athletic|
|October||Danny Cowley||Huddersfield Town||Aleksandar Mitrović||Fulham|
|November||Marcelo Bielsa||Leeds United||Jarrod Bowen||Hull City|
|December||Jonathan Woodgate||Middlesbrough||Conor Chaplin||Barnsley|
|January||Sabri Lamouchi||Nottingham Forest||Nahki Wells||Queens Park Rangers|
|February||Slaven Bilić||West Bromwich Albion||Scott Hogan||Birmingham City|
|June||Thomas Frank||Brentford||Jason Pearce||Charlton Athletic|
|July||Marcelo Bielsa||Leeds United||Saïd Benrahma||Brentford|
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