English Football League
The English Football League (EFL) is a league of professional football clubs from England and Wales. Founded in 1888 as the Football League, the league is the oldest such competition in the world. It was the top-level football league in England from its foundation until 1992, when the top 22 clubs split from it to form the Premier League.
|Founded||17 April 1888|
|Country||England (69 teams)|
|Other club(s) from||Wales (3 teams)|
|Number of teams||72|
|Level on pyramid||2–4|
|Promotion to||Premier League|
|Relegation to||National League|
|Domestic cup(s)||FA Cup|
|Current champions||Fulham |
|Current: 2022–23 English Football League|
The EFL is divided into the Championship, League One and League Two, with 24 clubs in each division, 72 in total, with promotion and relegation between them; the top Championship division clubs change places with the lowest-placed clubs in the Premier League, and the bottom clubs of League Two with the top clubs of the National League. Currently three of the EFL clubs are from Wales – Cardiff City, Swansea City and Newport County – the rest of the 72 are located in England.
The English Football League also organises two knock-out cup competitions, the EFL Cup and the EFL Trophy. The operations centre of the Football League is in Preston, while its commercial office is in London.