Football League One

The Football League One ( other names: League One (short form) or npower Football League 1 ( the official sponsor name )) is the third highest after the Premier League and the Football League Championship Series in English football. Within the Football League, it is the second highest league.


In the Football League One play 24 teams in a single round with back and leg. Every victory is rewarded with three points and each draw a dot. At the end of a season, the two top-ranked teams of the final table to rise directly in the Football League Championship. In addition, a third climber is determined who has completed the playing time between the third and sixth position and two play-off rounds wins. In the play-offs play each of the third against the sixth and the fourth - to fifth-placed in a return match, wherein the respective weaker team in the first game has home advantage. The two winners then playing the third climber from following the same mode. The three climbers are replaced by the three relegated from the Football League Championship, having the last three slots are occupied in their league at the final table. Similarly, climb the last four teams in the Football League One in the fourth division, the Football League Two, from and replaced by the top three finishers plus the play-off winners of the clubs between the fourth and seventh place in this league.

The position within the league is determined by the following criteria: points scored, goal difference, goals scored, direct comparison of two or more teams taking into account the above-mentioned criteria, play-off game (s).


The Football League One was introduced at the beginning of the 2004/05 season, replacing the Second Division, which was the third highest league in England between 1992 and 2004.

Teams in the 2013/14 season

  • Bradford City
  • Bristol City
  • Brentford FC
  • Carlisle United
  • Colchester United
  • Coventry City
  • Crawley Town
  • Crewe Alexandra
  • Gillingham FC
  • Leyton Orient
  • Milton Keynes Dons
  • Notts County
  • Oldham Athletic
  • Peterborough United
  • Port Vale FC
  • Preston North End
  • Rotherham United
  • Sheffield United
  • Shrewsbury Town
  • Stevenage FC
  • Swindon Town
  • Tranmere Rovers
  • Walsall FC
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers

Winner of the Football League One