Football League Champions

This table summarises all the Football League and Premier League champions up to the end of the 2016-17 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. Manchester United          20    2    -    -    -    22
 2. Liverpool                  18    4    -    -    -    22
 3. Arsenal                    13    -    -    -    -    13
 4. Sunderland                  6    5    1    -    -    12
 5. Manchester City             4    7    -    -    -    11
 6. Everton                     9    1    -    -    -    10
 7. Aston Villa                 7    2    1    -    -    10
 8. Wolverhampton Wanderers     3    3    2   1N    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. READING                     -    2    2   1S    1     6
22. Grimsby Town                -    2    1   2N    1     6
23. Brentford                   -    1    1   1S    3     6
24. Chesterfield                -    -    -   2N    4     6
25. Blackburn Rovers            3    1    1    -    -     5
26. Huddersfield Town           3    1    -    -    1     5
27. Nottingham Forest           1    3    -   1S    -     5
28. Birmingham City             -    4    1    -    -     5
29. Norwich City                -    3    1   1S    -     5
30. Bristol City                -    1    1   3S    -     5
31. Millwall                    -    1    1   2S    1     5
32. Plymouth Argyle             -    -    2   2S    1     5
33. Brighton and Hove Albion    -    -    2   1S    2     5
34. Tottenham Hotspur           2    2    -    -    -     4
35. West Bromwich Albion        1    3    -    -    -     4
36. Sheffield United            1    1    1    -    1     4
37. Middlesbrough               -    4    -    -    -     4
38. Bolton Wanderers            -    3    1    -    -     4
39. Fulham                      -    2    1   1S    -     4
    Queens Park Rangers         -    2    1   1S    -     4
    Stoke City                  -    2    1   1N    -     4
42. Charlton Athletic           -    1    1   2S    -     4
43. Luton Town                  -    1    1   1S    1     4
44. Swansea City                -    -    1   2S    1     4
45. Lincoln City                -    -    -   3N    1     4
46. Crystal Palace              -    2    -   1S    -     3
47. Bury                        -    1    2    -    -     3
    Oxford United               -    1    2    -    -     3
49. Bradford City               -    1    1   1N    -     3
    Coventry City               -    1    1   1S    -     3
    Oldham Athletic             -    1    1   1N    -     3
52. Cardiff City                -    1    -   1S    1     3
53. Watford                     -    -    2    -    1     3
    Wigan Athletic              -    -    2    -    1     3
55. Hull City                   -    -    1   2N    -     3
56. Rotherham United            -    -    1   1N    1     3
57. Carlisle United             -    -    1    -    2     3
    Northampton Town            -    -    1    -    2     3
    Swindon 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
78. Hereford United             -    -    1    -    -     1
    Wrexham                     -    -    1    -    -     1
80. Bradford Park Avenue        -    -    -   1N    -     1
    Nelson                      -    -    -   1N    -     1
    Newport County              -    -    -   1S    -     1
    Tranmere Rovers             -    -    -   1N    -     1
84. 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                    118  114   59   61   59   411

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

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

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