Football League Two

The Football League Two ( other names: League Two (short form) or npower Football League 2 ( official sponsor name )) is the fourth highest after the Premier League, the Football League Championship and the Football League One league in English football. Within the Football League, it is the third highest league. In contrast to most other countries, this division continues to be a professional league.


In the Football League Two 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 the season, the three highest ranked clubs in the final table to rise directly to the Football League One. In addition, a fourth climber is determined who has completed the playing time between the fourth and seventh position and two play-off rounds wins. In the play-offs play each of Fourth - against the seventh and the fifth- against the sixth-placed in a return match, wherein the respective weaker team in the first game has home advantage. The two winners then play from the fourth climber who is determined in a play in London - Wembley. The four climbers are replaced by the four relegated from the Football League One, who for the last four slots are occupied in their league at the final table. Similarly, rise the last two teams in the Football League Two into the underlying Conference National and are replaced by the winners plus the winners of the playoff teams between the second and fifth place in this league. The officially relegated to lose its status as the first team since the Football League Two is the lowest professional league.

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


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

Teams in the 2013/14 season

  • Accrington Stanley
  • Bristol Rovers
  • Burton Albion
  • Bury FC
  • Cheltenham Town
  • Chesterfield FC
  • Dagenham & Redbridge
  • Exeter City
  • Fleetwood Town
  • Hartlepool United
  • Mansfield Town
  • Morecambe FC
  • Newport County AFC
  • Northampton Town
  • Oxford United
  • Plymouth Argyle
  • Portsmouth
  • Rochdale AFC
  • Scunthorpe United
  • Southend United
  • Torquay United
  • AFC Wimbledon
  • Wycombe Wanderers
  • York City

Winner of the Football League Two