All-time Championship table - including West Brom, Sheffield Wednesday, Leicester City, Barnsley and rivals - gallery

Across its 131-year history, 105 clubs have played in the English second tier – here’s how the top 50 rank by total points.

The Championship returns this weekend and fans up and down the nation are glowing in anticipation for what promises to be an exciting campaign to come.

But it’s not just the current day that has been the case. It’s always been tremendously competitive and well-received.

With 105 different teams taking it on since its inception in 1892, the English second tier is one of the most famous footballing leagues on the planet.

The competition has had a few names over the years but it was first known as Division Two between 1892 and 1992.

After that, it was called the Football League First Division between 1992 and 2004 and now of course The Championship from 2004 until the present day.

The two West Midlands sides competing at the moment are West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham City, whereas Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers have also spent long spells.

But how does the overall English second-tier table look for its 130-year history? It would be too long of a read for all 105 teams to be listed, so we’ve gone with the top 50.

Based on the total points collected, here are the standings from bottom to top – as of August 2, 2023.

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