CHAMPIONSHIP    2004/05
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
 

Leading goalscorer:
Nathan Ellington
 (Wigan Athletic)
 24  goals

Brian Clough 1935 - 2004
Brian Clough, one of the finest managers to grace the English game, died on September 20th 2004. As if to confirm things would never be the same without him, Nottingham Forest, the club he guided to two European Cup successes, were relegated from the Championship at the end of the season. It was the first time that a club had been relegated to the third tier of their domestic league after having won the European Cup.

  P W D L F A Pts
    Season Results 1 Sunderland 46 29 7 10 76 41 94 Promoted
    Season Results 2 Wigan Athletic 46 25 12 9 79 35 87 Promoted
    Season Results 3 Ipswich Town 46 24 13 9 85 56 85 Play Off
    Season Results 4 Derby County 46 22 10 14 71 60 76 Play Off
    Season Results 5 Preston North End 46 21 12 13 67 58 75 Play Off
    Season Results 6 West Ham United 46 21 10 15 66 56 73 Promoted
    Season Results 7 Reading 46 19 13 14 51 44 70
    Season Results 8 Sheffield United 46 18 13 15 57 56 67
    Season Results 9 Wolverhampton W. 46 15 21 10 72 59 66
    Season Results 10 Millwall 46 18 12 16 51 45 66
    Season Results 11 Queens Park Rangers 46 17 11 18 54 58 62
    Season Results 12 Stoke City 46 17 10 19 36 38 61
    Season Results 13 Burnley 46 15 15 16 38 39 60
    Season Results 14 Leeds United 46 14 18 14 49 52 60
    Season Results 15 Leicester City 46 12 21 13 49 46 57
    Season Results 16 Cardiff City 46 13 15 18 48 51 54
    Season Results 17 Plymouth Argyle 46 14 11 21 52 64 53
    Season Results 18 Watford 46 12 16 18 52 59 52
    Season Results 19 Coventry City 46 13 13 20 61 73 52
    Season Results 20 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 13 12 21 40 65 51
    Season Results 21 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 14 20 66 86 50
    Season Results 22 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 45 66 50 Relegated
    Season Results 23 Nottingham Forest 46 9 17 20 42 66 44 Relegated
    Season Results 24 Rotherham United 46 5 14 27 35 69 29 Relegated
   
    Full home and away table
   
   
Play Off Semi-Finals    Play Off
1st Leg
Sun May 15 Preston North End 2 - 0 Derby County
Sat May 14 West Ham United 2 - 2 Ipswich Town
2nd Leg
Thu May 19 Derby County 0 - 0 Preston North End
Wed May 18 Ipswich Town 0 - 2 West Ham United
Aggregate scores
Preston North End 2 - 0 Derby County
West Ham United 4 - 2 Ipswich Town
Play Off Final (at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)
Mon May 30 West Ham United 1 - 0 Preston North End
West Ham United were promoted to the Premiership.