Football League Champions

This table summarises all the Football League and Premier League champions up to the end of the 2019-20 season. The ranking is firstly by the total number of titles (ALL), then by the number of Level I titles (D1), the number of Level II titles (D2), the number of national Level III titles (D3), the number of regional Level III titles (D3R), and finally by the number of Level IV titles (D4). The regional Level III championships are marked N for Division 3 North and S for Division 3 South. A number of teams competed in both divisions, but none won both championships.

Wolves and Portsmouth are the only teams with a full set of titles at Levels I to IV, plus a regional Level III title. Burnley, Preston and Sheffield United have won titles at all four national levels, but are missing a regional Level III title. Reading, along with Brentford, Grimsby, Luton and Millwall, are only missing a Level I title.

                               D1   D2   D3  D3R   D4   ALL
 1. Liverpool                  19    4    -    -    -    23
 2. Manchester United          20    2    -    -    -    22
 3. Arsenal                    13    -    -    -    -    13
 4. Manchester City             6    7    -    -    -    13
 5. Sunderland                  6    5    1    -    -    12
 6. Wolverhampton Wanderers     3    4    2   1N    1    11
 7. Everton                     9    1    -    -    -    10
 8. Aston Villa                 7    2    1    -    -    10
 9. Sheffield Wednesday         4    5    -    -    -     9
10. Leicester City              1    7    1    -    -     9
11. Chelsea                     6    2    -    -    -     8
12. Newcastle United            4    4    -    -    -     8
13. Preston North End           2    3    2    -    1     8
14. Notts County                -    3    -   2S    3     8
15. Derby County                2    4    -   1N    -     7
16. Burnley                     2    3    1    -    1     7
17. Portsmouth                  2    1    2   1S    1     7
18. Doncaster Rovers            -    -    1   3N    3     7
19. Leeds United                3    3    -    -    -     6
20. Ipswich Town                1    3    -   2S    -     6
21. Norwich City                -    4    1   1S    -     6
22. READING                     -    2    2   1S    1     6
23. Grimsby Town                -    2    1   2N    1     6
24. Brentford                   -    1    1   1S    3     6
25. Chesterfield                -    -    -   2N    4     6
26. Blackburn Rovers            3    1    1    -    -     5
27. Huddersfield Town           3    1    -    -    1     5
28. Nottingham Forest           1    3    -   1S    -     5
29. Birmingham City             -    4    1    -    -     5
30. Luton Town                  -    1    2   1S    1     5
31. Bristol City                -    1    1   3S    -     5
32. Millwall                    -    1    1   2S    1     5
33. Plymouth Argyle             -    -    2   2S    1     5
34. Brighton and Hove Albion    -    -    2   1S    2     5
35. Lincoln City                -    -    -   3N    2     5
36. Tottenham Hotspur           2    2    -    -    -     4
37. West Bromwich Albion        1    3    -    -    -     4
38. Sheffield United            1    1    1    -    1     4
39. Middlesbrough               -    4    -    -    -     4
40. Bolton Wanderers            -    3    1    -    -     4
41. Fulham                      -    2    1   1S    -     4
    Queens Park Rangers         -    2    1   1S    -     4
    Stoke City                  -    2    1   1N    -     4
44. Coventry City               -    1    2   1S    -     4
45. Charlton Athletic           -    1    1   2S    -     4
46. Wigan Athletic              -    -    3    -    1     4
47. Swansea City                -    -    1   2S    1     4
48. Swindon Town                -    -    1    -    3     4
49. Crystal Palace              -    2    -   1S    -     3
50. Bury                        -    1    2    -    -     3
    Oxford United               -    1    2    -    -     3
52. Bradford City               -    1    1   1N    -     3
    Oldham Athletic             -    1    1   1N    -     3
54. Cardiff City                -    1    -   1S    1     3
55. Watford                     -    -    2    -    1     3
56. Hull City                   -    -    1   2N    -     3
57. Rotherham United            -    -    1   1N    1     3
58. Carlisle United             -    -    1    -    2     3
    Northampton Town            -    -    1    -    2     3
60. Barnsley                    -    -    -   3N    -     3
61. Port Vale                   -    -    -   2N    1     3
    Stockport County            -    -    -   2N    1     3
63. West Ham United             -    2    -    -    -     2
64. AFC Bournemouth             -    1    1    -    -     2
65. Bristol Rovers              -    -    1   1S    -     2
    Leyton Orient               -    -    1   1S    -     2
    Scunthorpe United           -    -    1   1N    -     2
    Southampton                 -    -    1   1S    -     2
69. Cambridge United            -    -    1    -    1     2
    Mansfield Town              -    -    1    -    1     2
    Shrewsbury Town             -    -    1    -    1     2
    Southend United             -    -    1    -    1     2
73. Darlington                  -    -    -   1N    1     2
74. Gillingham                  -    -    -    -    2     2
    Peterborough United         -    -    -    -    2     2
    Walsall                     -    -    -    -    2     2
77. Blackpool                   -    1    -    -    -     1
    Leeds United                -    1    -    -    -     1
79. Hereford United             -    -    1    -    -     1
    Wrexham                     -    -    1    -    -     1
81. Bradford Park Avenue        -    -    -   1N    -     1
    Nelson                      -    -    -   1N    -     1
    Newport County              -    -    -   1S    -     1
    Tranmere Rovers             -    -    -   1N    -     1
85. Accrington Stanley          -    -    -    -    1     1
    Burton Albion               -    -    -    -    1     1
    Exeter City                 -    -    -    -    1     1
    Milton Keynes Dons          -    -    -    -    1     1
    Rushden and Diamonds        -    -    -    -    1     1
    Southport                   -    -    -    -    1     1
    Wimbledon                   -    -    -    -    1     1
    Yeovil Town                 -    -    -    -    1     1
    York City                   -    -    -    -    1     1
    Line
    Totals                    121  117   62   61   62   423

The multiple top-level champions such as Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal tend to dominate this table. If Level I championships are excluded, Leicester, Notts County and Wolves come out on top with eight titles, followed by Doncaster and Manchester City with seven. Reading are one of seven clubs with six titles.

                               D2   D3  D3R   D4   ALL
 1. Leicester City              7    1    -    -     8
 2. Wolverhampton Wanderers     4    2   1N    1     8
 3. Notts County                3    -   2S    3     8
 4. Manchester City             7    -    -    -     7
 5. Doncaster Rovers            -    1   3N    3     7
 6. Sunderland                  5    1    -    -     6
 7. Norwich City                4    1   1S    -     6
 8. Preston North End           3    2    -    1     6
 9. READING                     2    2   1S    1     6
10. Grimsby Town                2    1   2N    1     6
11. Brentford                   1    1   1S    3     6
12. Chesterfield                -    -   2N    4     6
13. Sheffield Wednesday         5    -    -    -     5
14. Birmingham City             4    1    -    -     5
15. Derby County                4    -   1N    -     5
16. Burnley                     3    1    -    1     5
17. Ipswich Town                3    -   2S    -     5
18. Luton Town                  1    2   1S    1     5
    Portsmouth                  1    2   1S    1     5
20. Bristol City                1    1   3S    -     5
21. Millwall                    1    1   2S    1     5
22. Plymouth Argyle             -    2   2S    1     5
23. Brighton and Hove Albion    -    2   1S    2     5
24. Lincoln City                -    -   3N    2     5

If only the lower divisions (Levels III and IV) are included, Doncaster come out on top with seven titles, followed by Chesterfield with six, and Brentford, Brighton, Lincoln Notts County and Plymouth with five. Reading are one of ten clubs with four titles.

                               D3  D3R   D4   ALL
 1. Doncaster Rovers            1   3N    3     7
 2. Chesterfield                -   2N    4     6
 3. Plymouth Argyle             2   2S    1     5
 4. Brighton and Hove Albion    2   1S    2     5
 5. Brentford                   1   1S    3     5
 6. Lincoln City                -   3N    2     5
 7. Notts County                -   2S    3     5
 8. Wigan Athletic              3    -    1     4
 9. Luton Town                  2   1S    1     4
    Portsmouth                  2   1S    1     4
    READING                     2   1S    1     4
    Wolverhampton Wanderers     2   1N    1     4
13. Bristol City                1   3S    -     4
14. Grimsby Town                1   2N    1     4
    Millwall                    1   2S    1     4
    Swansea City                1   2S    1     4
17. Swindon Town                1    -    3     4

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