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Football League Championship

Football League Championship
Football League
Founded2004 present
1992 2004 (as Division One)
1892 1992 (as Division Two)
Number of teams24
Promotion toPremier League
Relegation toLeague One
Domestic cupFA Cup
League Cup
Current championsQueens Park Rangers
Most championshipsSunderland
(2 titles)
TV partnersSky Sports

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:"The Championship" redirects here. For the rugby union competition, see RFU Championship. For the rugby league competition, see Championship (rugby league)

The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short, or the Npower Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the Premier League. The Championship primary motto is Real football, real fans.

The Football League Championship was introduced for the 2004 05 season, having been previously known as the Football League First Division. According to Deloitte, in the 2004 05 season it was the wealthiest non-top flight football division in the world, and the sixth richest division in Europe.

The winners of the Football League Championship receive the Football League Championship trophy which is the same trophy as the old First Division (now the Premier League) Champions were handed prior to the Premier League's inception in the 1992/93 season.

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