List of EFL League One clubs

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The following is a list of clubs who have played in the English Football League One at any time since its formation in 2004 to the current season. EFL League One teams playing in the 2021–22 season are indicated in bold. If the longest spell is the current spell, this is indicated in bold, and if the highest finish is that of the most recent season, this is also in bold. Teams in italic no longer exist in the legal form they competed as in League One. A total of 73 teams have played in League One.

All statistics here refer to time in EFL League One only, with the exception of 'Most recent finish' which refers to all levels of play, and 'Last promotion' which refers to the club's last promotion from the fourth tier of English football.

ClubTown or cityTotal
seasons
Total
spells
Longest
spell
Promotion
to league
Promotion
from league
Relegation
to league
Relegation
from league
YearsMost recent
finish
Highest
finish
Accrington Stanley Accrington 414 2017–18 Never PromotedNever RelegatedNever Relegated2018–11th11th
Barnsley Barnsley 532 1980–81 2018–19 2017–18 Never Relegated2002–2006
2014–2016
2018–2019
5th
Championship
2nd
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn 111Never Promoted 2017–18 2016–17 Never Relegated2017–201815th
Championship
2nd
Blackpool Blackpool 834 2016–17 2020–21 2014–15 2015–16 2001–2007
2015–2016
2017–2021
3rd (promoted)3rd
Bolton Wanderers Bolton 331 2020–21 2016–17 2018–19 2019–20 2016–2017
2019–2020
2021–
3rd (promoted)
League Two
2nd
Bournemouth Bournemouth 724 2009–10 2012–13 Never Relegated 2007–08 2003–2008
2010–2013
6th
Championship
2nd
Bradford City Bradford 926 2012–13 Never Promoted 2003–04 2018–19 2004–2007
2013–2019
15th
League Two
5th
Brentford London 825 2008–09 2013–14 Never Relegated 2006–07 1999–2007
2009–2014
3rd (promoted)
Championship
2nd
Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton 515 2000–01 2010–11 2005–06 Never Relegated2006–201116th
Premier League
1st
Bristol City Bristol 523 1983–84 2014–15 1998–99 2012–13 1999–2007
2013–2015
19th
Championship
2nd
Bristol Rovers Bristol 925 2015–16 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2020–21 2007–2011
2016–2021
24th (relegated)10th
Burton Albion Burton upon Trent 524 2014–15 2015–16 2017–18 Never Relegated2015–2016
2018–
16th2nd
Bury Bury 633 2018–19 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2019–20 [lower-alpha 1] 2011–2013
2015–2018
2019
None
(2019–20)
14th
Carlisle United Carlisle 818 2005–06 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2013–14 2006–201410th
League Two
4th
Cambridge United Cambridge 111 2020–21 Never PromotedNever RelegatedNever Relegated2021–2nd (promoted)
League Two
N/A
Charlton Athletic London 833Never Promoted 2018–19 2019–20 Never Relegated2009–2012
2016–2019
2020–
7th1st
Cheltenham Town Cheltenham 423 2020–21 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2008–09 2006–2009
2021–
1st (promoted)
League Two
17th
Chesterfield Chesterfield 633 2013–14 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2016–17 1995–2007
2011–2012
2014–2017
6th
National League
16th
Colchester United Colchester 1028 1997–98 2005–06 2007–08 2015–16 1998–2006
2008–2016
20th
League Two
2nd
Coventry City Coventry 725 2017–18 2019–20 2011–12 2016–17 2012–2017
2018–2020
16th
Championship
1st
Crawley Town Crawley 313 2011–12 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2014–15 2012–201512th
League Two
10th
Crewe Alexandra Crewe 934 2019–20 Never Promoted 2005–06 2015–16 2006–2009
2012–2016
2020–
12th13th
Dagenham & Redbridge London 111 2009–10 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2010–11 2010–201112th
National League
21st
Doncaster Rovers Doncaster 1245 2016–17 2012–13 2013–14 2015–16 2004–2008
2012–2013
2014–2016
2017–
14th1st
Exeter City Exeter 313 2008–09 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2011–12 2009–20129th
League Two
8th
Fleetwood Town Fleetwood 818 2013–14 Never PromotedNever RelegatedNever Relegated2014–15th4th
Gillingham Gillingham 1339 2012–13 Never Promoted 2004–05 2009–10 2005–2008
2009–2010
2013–
10th9th
Hartlepool United Hartlepool 826 2006–07 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2012–13 2003–2006
2007–2013
4th
National League
6th
Hereford United Hereford 111 2007–08 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2008–09 2008–2009Defunct
(2014–15)
24th
Huddersfield Town Huddersfield 818 2003–04 2011–12 Never RelegatedNever Relegated2004–201220th
Championship
4th
Hull City Kingston upon Hull 221 2003–04 2020–21 2019–20 Never Relegated2004–2005
2020–2021
1st (promoted)1st
Ipswich Town Ipswich 313Never PromotedNever Promoted 2018–19 Never Relegated2019–9th9th
Leeds United Leeds 313Never Promoted 2009–10 2006–07 Never Relegated2007–20109th
Premier League
2nd
Leicester City Leicester 111Never Promoted 2008–09 2007–08 Never Relegated2008–20095th
Premier League
1st
Leyton Orient London 919 2005–06 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2014–15 2006–201511th
League Two
3rd
Lincoln City Lincoln 313 2018–19 Never PromotedNever RelegatedNever Relegated2019–5th5th
Luton Town Luton 331 2017–18 2018–19 2006–07 2007–08 2002–2005
2007–2008
2018–2019
12th
Championship
1st
Millwall London 624 1964–65 2016–17 2014–15 Never Relegated2006–2010
2015–2017
11th
Championship
3rd
Milton Keynes Dons Milton Keynes 1447 2018–19 Never Promoted 2015–16 2017–18 2004–2006
2008–2015
2016–2018
2019–
13th2nd
Morecambe Morecambe 111 2020–21 Never PromotedNever RelegatedNever Relegated2021–4th (promoted)
League Two
N/A
Northampton Town Northampton 633 2019–20 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2020–21 2006–2009
2016–2018
2020–2021
22nd (relegated)9th
Norwich City Norwich 111Never Promoted 2009–10 2008–09 Never Relegated2009–20101st (promoted)
Championship
1st
Nottingham Forest Nottingham 313Never Promoted 2007–08 2004–05 Never Relegated2005–200817th
Championship
2nd
Notts County Nottingham 515 2009–10 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2014–15 2010–20155th
National League
7th
Oldham Athletic Oldham 14114 1962–63 Never Promoted 1996–97 2017–18 1997–201818th
League Two
6th
Oxford United Oxford 616 2015–16 Never PromotedNever RelegatedNever Relegated2016–6th4th
Peterborough United Peterborough 1148 2007–08 2020–21 2012–13 2004–05 2000–2005
2008–2009
2010–2011
2013–2021
2nd (promoted)2nd
Plymouth Argyle Plymouth 532 2019–20 Never Promoted 2009–10 2018–19 2010–2011
2017–2019
2020–
18th7th
Portsmouth Portsmouth 625 2016–17 Never Promoted 2011–12 2012–13 2012–2013
2017–
8th4th
Port Vale Stoke-on-Trent 824 2012–13 Never Promoted 1999–2000 2016–17 2000–2008
2013–2017
13th
League Two
9th
Preston North End Preston 414 1995–96 2014–15 2010–11 Never Relegated2011–201513th
Championship
3rd
Rochdale Rochdale 927 2013–14 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2020–21 2010–2012
2014–2021
21st (relegated)9th
Rotherham United Rotherham 652 2012–13 2019–20 2020–21 2006–07 2005–2007
2013–2014
2017–2018
2019–2020
2021–
23rd (relegated)
Championship
4th
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe 1045 2013–14 2008–09 2010–11 2018–19 2005–2007
2008–2009
2011–2013
2014–2019
22nd
League Two
1st
Sheffield United Sheffield 616 1981–82 2016–17 2010–11 Never Relegated2011–201720th (relegated)
Premier League
3rd
Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield 432Never Promoted 2011–12 2020–21 Never Relegated2003–2005
2010–2012
2021–
24th (relegated)
Championship
2nd
Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury 927 2014–15 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2013–14 2012–2014
2015–
17th3rd
Southampton Southampton 212Never Promoted 2010–11 2008–09 Never Relegated2009–201115th
Premier League
2nd
Southend United Southend-on-sea 935 2014–15 2005–06 2006–07 2019–20 2005–2006
2007–2010
2015–2020
23rd (relegated)
League Two
1st
Stevenage Stevenage 313 2010–11 Never PromotedNever RelegatedNever Relegated2011–201414th
League Two
6th
Stockport County Stockport 322 2007–08 Never Promoted 2001–02 2009–10 2002–2005
2008–2010
3rd
National League
18th
Sunderland Sunderland 414Never PromotedNever Promoted 2017–18 Never Relegated2018–4th4th
Swansea City Swansea, Wales 313 2004–05 2007–08 Never RelegatedNever Relegated2005–20084th
Championship
1st
Swindon Town Swindon 1245 2019–20 Never Promoted 1998–99 2020–21 1999–2006
2007–2011
2012–2017
2020–2021
23rd (relegated)5th
Torquay United Torquay 111 2003–04 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2004–05 2004–20052nd
National League
21st
Tranmere Rovers Tranmere 11210 2018–19 Never Promoted 2000–01 2019–20 2001–2014
2019–2020
7th
League Two
3rd
Walsall Walsall 13211 2006–07 Never Promoted 2003–04 2018–19 2004–2006
2007–2019
19th
League Two
3rd
Wigan Athletic Wigan 432 1996–97 2017–18 2019–20 Never Relegated2015–2016
2017–2018
2020–
20th1st
AFC Wimbledon London 616 2015–16 Never PromotedNever RelegatedNever Relegated2016–19th15th
Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton 111 1987–88 2013–14 2012–13 Never Relegated2013–201413th
Premier League
1st
Wrexham Wrexham, Wales 111 2002–03 Never PromotedNever Relegated 2004–05 2004–20058th
National League
22nd
Wycombe Wanderers High Wycombe 542 2017–18 2019–20 2020–21 2011–12 2009–2010
2011–2012
2018–2020
2021–
22nd (relegated)
Championship
21st
Yeovil Town Yeovil 928 2004–05 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2005–2013
2014–2015
16th
National League
4th

Overview of clubs by season

Champions Runners-upPromoted via play-offs Relegated


Club 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20 20–21 21–22
Accrington Stanley 141711
Barnsley 1351162
Blackburn Rovers 2
Blackpool 16193221210133
Bolton Wanderers 223
AFC Bournemouth 81719216112
Bradford City 111122117551124
Brentford 4324911932
Brighton & Hove Albion 18716131
Bristol City 792121
Bristol Rovers 161111221013151424
Burton Albion 291216
Bury 142216192424 [lower-alpha 1]
Carlisle United 8420141281722
Cambridge United
Charlton Athletic 413113637
Cheltenham Town 171923
Chesterfield 1716212261824
Colchester United 152128101020161923
Coventry City 15181782381
Crawley Town 101422
Crewe Alexandra 1320221319202412
Dagenham & Redbridge 21
Doncaster Rovers 10811311321156914
Exeter City 18823
Fleetwood Town 101941411615
Gillingham 14162221171292017131010
Hartlepool United 621151920161323
Hereford United 24
Huddersfield Town 9415109634
Hull City 21
Ipswich Town 119
Leeds United 542
Leicester City 1
Leyton Orient 201414177207323
Lincoln City 165
Luton Town 1241
Millwall 10175346
Milton Keynes Dons 202231255810212231913
Morecambe
Northampton Town 14921162222
Norwich City 1
Nottingham Forest 742
Notts County 197122021
Oldham Athletic 19106810161716191515171721
Oxford United 8161246
Peterborough United 23246913119772
Plymouth Argyle 2372118
Port Vale 181312239181221
Portsmouth 248458
Preston North End 151453
Rochdale 924810920161821
Rotherham United 2023442
Scunthorpe United 121618211673523
Sheffield United 3575111
Sheffield Wednesday 5152
Shrewsbury Town 162320183181517
Southampton 72
Southend United 16823147101922
Stevenage 61824
Stockport County 241824
Sunderland 584
Swansea City 671
Swindon Town 12231315524684152223
Torquay United 21
Tranmere Rovers 3189117191812112121
Walsall 14241213102019913143141922
Wigan Athletic 1120
AFC Wimbledon 1518202019
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Wrexham 22
Wycombe Wanderers 2221173
Yeovil Town 1551817151417424
Club 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20 20–21 21–22

Notes

  1. 1 2 Bury were expelled from the EFL during the 2019–20 season following financial difficulties.

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