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2014–15 Football League Championship

The 2014–15 Football League Championship (referred to as the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons), was the eleventh season of the Football League Championship under its current title and the twenty-third season under its current league structure. The 2014–15 season began on 8 August 2014 and ended on 2 May 2015.

Bournemouth won the league on the last day of the season, confirming their place in the top flight for the first time in their history. Watford were runners-up and took their place in the Premier League for the first time since the 2006-2007 season. Norwich were the final promoted team, bouncing straight back from their relegation the previous season by beating Middlesbrough 2-0 in the Play Off Final.

At the other end of the table, Blackpool were relegated in April having been cut adrift at the bottom of the table for much of the season. Wigan and Millwall were the other two teams to be relegated on the penultimate weekend of the season.

Changes from last season



Team changes

The following teams have changed division since the 2013–14 season.

To Championship

Promoted from League One
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Brentford
  • Rotherham United Relegated from Premier League
  • Norwich City
  • Fulham
  • Cardiff City

    From Championship

    Relegated to League One
  • Doncaster Rovers
  • Barnsley
  • Yeovil Town Promoted to Premier League
  • Leicester City
  • Burnley
  • Queens Park Rangers

    Rule changes



    Changes to the Championship's financial fair play system allow clubs:
  • Acceptable losses of £3 million during the 2014–15 season
  • Acceptable shareholder equity investment of £3 million during the 2014–15 season (down from £5 million during the 2013–14 season).
  • Sanctions for exceeding the allowances take effect from the set of accounts due to be submitted on 1 December 2014 for the 2013–14 season.

    Team overview



    Stadia and locations

    Personnel and sponsoring

    † After Marussia F1 rebranded as Manor F1 in 2015, Reading F.C. only displayed Waitrose sponsorship

    Managerial changes

    League table



    Play-offs

    Results

    Top scorers

    Hat-tricks

    Player scored 4 goals

    Monthly awards