Football League First Division

The Football League First Division is a former division of the Football League and from 1888 to 1992, it was the top tier division in the English football league system. Following the creation of the Premier League, the name was given to the second tier division (which was rebranded as the Football League Championship in 2004 and in 2016 adopted its current name of the EFL Championship).

Football League First Division
Organising bodyThe Football League
Founded17 April 1888
Other club(s) fromWales
Number of teams24 (1992–2004)
Level on pyramid1 (1888–1992)
2 (1992–2004)
Promotion toPremier League
Relegation toSecond Division
Domestic cup(s)FA Cup FA Community Shield
League cup(s)League Cup
International cup(s)European Cup
(1956–1985, 1991–1992)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
(1960–1985, 1990–1999)
(1971–1985, 1990–2004)
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
Last championsLeeds United (1st tier)
Norwich City (2nd tier)
Most championshipsLiverpool
(18 titles)
Most appearancesPeter Shilton (849)
Top goalscorerJimmy Greaves (357)