The Championship: some not-so-vital statistics

The Seventy Two deals primarily with opinions rather than facts. So here’s one statistic or record for each current Championship club. If you know of any better ones, leave them in the comments.


BARNSLEY

Most consecutive second tier games without failing to score (44 between 2nd October 1926 and 8th October 1927).

BIRMINGHAM CITY

Won the first-ever second division title in 1892/3.

BLACKPOOL

Only Championship team so far this season to have won a league game by five goals away from home (5-0 at Leeds United, 2nd November 2011).

BRIGHTON

Hosted the only 3-3 draw in the Championship so far this season (3-3 v Leeds United, 23rd September 2011).

BRISTOL CITY

Joint record holders for the longest winning run in the second tier (14 wins between 9th September and 2nd December 1905) – joint with Manchester United (1904/5) and Preston North End (1950/1).

BURNLEY

First current Championship club to win the top flight (1920/1 season).

CARDIFF CITY

Most consecutive second tier away games without a win (44 between 16th October 1971 and 17th November 1973).

COVENTRY CITY

Only team not to have scored three goals in any Championship game so far this season.

CRYSTAL PALACE

Most consecutive home draws (7 between 28th November 1998 and 13th February 1999).

DERBY COUNTY

Have more league points in history than any other current Championship team (5006 from 4509 games).

DONCASTER ROVERS

Have lost all six games away from home against teams currently in the top half of the Championship. All other teams have gained at least a point from away games against teams in the top half.

HULL CITY

Worst League Cup record of any current Championship club (equivalent of 1.06 points per game).

IPSWICH TOWN

Have accumulated more second tier points in the last ten years than any other team (626 from 436 games).

LEEDS UNITED

Joint record holders for most clean sheets in a row (9 between 3rd March and 14th April 1928) – joint with Chelsea (1905).

LEICESTER CITY

Have won the second tier six times, more than any other current Championship club. Only Manchester City (seven) have won more second tier titles.

MIDDLESBROUGH

Have the best record in the Championship away from home against top half teams (13 points from six games).

MILLWALL

Only Championship team to be involved in four goalless draws so far this season.

NOTTINGHAM FOREST

Have won more FA Cup games than any other current Championship club – 156 wins from 371 games.

PETERBOROUGH UNITED

Best FA Cup record of any current Championship team – 1.67 points per game (343 points from 205 games).

PORTSMOUTH

Only team in the Championship not to have scored in two consecutive away games so far this season.

READING

Only team not to concede three goals or more in any Championship game so far this season.

SOUTHAMPTON

Only team in the Championship to average more than two goals per game (47 goals from 23 games).

WATFORD

Joint record most consecutive home defeats (9 between 4th December 1971 and 31st March 1972) – joint with Darwen (1897/8).

WEST HAM UNITED

More Premier League points than any other current Championship club (764 points from 616 games).


All statistics correct as of 28th December 2011. With thanks to Statto.


The Seventy Two
The Seventy Two published an outstanding series of articles about the Football League between 2010-12 and was the brainchild of Leicester City fan, David Bevan. As well as collaborating with The Two Unfortunates on the Football League Blog Network and a mammoth 2011-12 season preview, the site featured a host of leading bloggers and David was rewarded with a nomination in the 2011 Football Supporters’ Federation awards. Latterly, he was joined as co-editor by Joe Harrison and TTU is happy to present this archive of the site’s output.

1 Comment

  1. Tom
    December 28, 2011

    Coventry: Only club in the football league not to have finished in the top 6 of any division for the last 40 years.

    :|

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