England football league play-offs

2nd tier/level teams, results & promoted teams

What are the results for the level 2 play-offs?

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1987 - Division 2

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2 
Leeds United Leeds-United playoff record (4th)2–2Oldham Athletic Oldham-Athletic playoff record (3rd)1–01–2aet - Leeds win on away goals
Ipswich Town Ipswich-Town playoff record (5th)1–2Charlton Athletic Charlton-Athletic playoff record (19th Div 1)0–01–2 

Final

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Charlton Athletic1–1Leeds United1–00–1

Replay

 Score  
Charlton Athletic2 – 1Leeds Unitedaet

Charlton Athletic retain Div 1 status

Play-off results for 1987 1987 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

1988 - Division 2

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn-Rovers playoff record (5th)1–6Chelsea Chelsea playoff record (18th Div 1)0–21–4
Bradford City Bradford-City playoff record (4th)2–3Middlesbrough Middlesbrough playoff record (3rd)2–10–2

Final

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Middlesbrough2–1Chelsea2–00–1

Middlesbrough promoted

Play-off results for 1988 1988 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

1989 - Division 2

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2 
Swindon Town Swindon-Town playoff record (6th)1–2Crystal Palace Crystal-Palace playoff record (3rd)1–00–2 
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn-Rovers playoff record (5th)1–1Watford Watford playoff record (4th)0–01–1Blackburn win on away goals.

Final

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2 
Blackburn Rovers3–4Crystal Palace3–10–3aet

Crystal Palace promoted

Play-off results for 1989 1989 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

1990 - Division 2

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Sunderland Sunderland playoff record (6th)2–0Newcastle United Newcastle-United playoff record (3rd)0–02–0
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn-Rovers playoff record (5th)2–4Swindon Town Swindon-Town playoff record (4th)1–21–2

Final

 Score 
Swindon Town1–0Sunderland

Swindon Town were not actually promoted due to breach of F.A. rules, Sunderland went up instead.

Play-off results for 1990 1990 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

1991 - Division 2

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton-and-Hove-Albion playoff record (6th)6–2Millwall Millwall playoff record (5th)4–12–1
Middlesbrough Middlesbrough playoff record (7th)1–2Notts County Notts-County playoff record (4th)1–10–1

Final

 Score 
Notts County3–1Brighton & Hove Albion

Notts County promoted

Play-off results for 1991 1991 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

1992 - Division 2

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn-Rovers playoff record (6th)5–4Derby County Derby-County playoff record (3rd)4–21–2
Cambridge United Cambridge-United playoff record (5th)1–6Leicester City Leicester-City playoff record (4th)1–10–5

Final

 Score 
Blackburn Rovers1–0Leicester City

Blackburn Rovers promoted

Play-off results for 1992 1992 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

1993 - Division 1

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Leicester City Leicester-City playoff record (6th)3–2Portsmouth Portsmouth playoff record (3rd)1–02–2
Swindon Town Swindon-Town playoff record (5th)5–4Tranmere Rovers Tranmere-Rovers playoff record (4th)3–12–3

Final

 Score 
Swindon Town4–3Leicester City

Swindon Town promoted

Play-off results for 1993 1993 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

1994 - Division 1

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Derby County Derby-County playoff record (6th)5–1Millwall Millwall playoff record (3rd)2–03–1
Tranmere Rovers Tranmere-Rovers playoff record (5th)1–2Leicester City Leicester-City playoff record (4th)0–01–2

Final

 Score 
Leicester City2–1Derby County

Leicester City promoted

Play-off results for 1994 1994 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

1995 - Division 1

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Tranmere Rovers Tranmere-Rovers playoff record (5th)1–3Reading Reading playoff record (2nd)1–30–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton-Wanderers playoff record (4th)2–3Bolton Wanderers Bolton-Wanderers playoff record (3rd)2–10–2

Final

 Score 
Bolton Wanderers4 – 3 aetReading

Bolton Wanderers promoted

Play-off results for 1995 1995 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

1996 - Division 1

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Charlton Athletic Charlton-Athletic playoff record (6th)1–3Crystal Palace Crystal-Palace playoff record (3rd)1–20–1
Leicester City Leicester-City playoff record (5th)1–0Stoke City Stoke-City playoff record (4th)0–01–0

Final

 Score 
Leicester City2 – 1 aetCrystal Palace

Leicester City promoted

Play-off results for 1996 1996 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

1997 - Division 1

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Crystal Palace Crystal-Palace playoff record (6th)4–3Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton-Wanderers playoff record (3rd)3–11–2
Sheffield United Sheffield-United playoff record (5th)3–3Ipswich Town Ipswich-Town playoff record (4th)1–12–2

Final

 Score 
Crystal Palace1–0Sheffield United

Crystal Palace promoted

Play-off results for 1997 1997 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

1998 - Division 1

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Sheffield United Sheffield-United playoff record (6th)2–3Sunderland Sunderland playoff record (3rd)2–10–2
Ipswich Town Ipswich-Town playoff record (5th)0–2Charlton Athletic Charlton-Athletic playoff record (4th)0–10–1

Final

 Score  
Charlton Athletic4 – 4 aetSunderland(7 – 6 pens)

Charlton Athletic promoted

Play-off results for 1998 1998 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

1999 - Division 1

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2 
Bolton Wanderers Bolton-Wanderers playoff record (6th)4–4Ipswich Town Ipswich-Town playoff record (3rd)1–03–4 aet 
Watford Watford playoff record (5th)1–1Birmingham City Birmingham-City playoff record (4th)1–00–1aet (7–6 pen)

Final

 Score 
Bolton Wanderers0–2Watford

Watford promoted

Play-off results for 1999 1999 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

2000 - Division 1

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Bolton Wanderers Bolton-Wanderers playoff record (6th)5–7Ipswich Town Ipswich-Town playoff record (3rd)2–23–5 aet
Birmingham City Birmingham-City playoff record (5th)2–5Barnsley Barnsley playoff record (4th)0–42–1

Final

 Score 
Barnsley2–4Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town promoted

Play-off results for 2000 2000 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

2001 - Division 1

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2 
West Bromwich Albion West-Bromwich-Albion playoff record (6th)2–5Bolton Wanderers Bolton-Wanderers playoff record (3rd)2–20–3 
Birmingham City Birmingham-City playoff record (5th)2–2Preston North End Preston-North-End playoff record (4th)1–01–2 aet(2–4 pens)

Final

 Score 
Bolton Wanderers3–0Preston North End

Preston North End promoted

Play-off results for 2001 2001 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

2002 - Division 1

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Norwich City Norwich-City playoff record (6th)3–2Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton-Wanderers playoff record (3rd)3–10–1
Birmingham City Birmingham-City playoff record (5th)2–1Millwall Millwall playoff record (4th)1–11–0

Final

 Score  
Birmingham City1 – 1 aetNorwich City(4 – 2 pens)

Birmingham City promoted

Play-off results for 2002 2002 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

2003 - Division 1

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Nottingham Forest Nottingham-Forest playoff record (6th)4–5Sheffield United Sheffield-United playoff record (3rd)1–13–4
Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton-Wanderers playoff record (5th)3–1Reading Reading playoff record (4th)2–11–0

Final

 Score 
Sheffield United0–3Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers promoted

Play-off results for 2003 2003 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

2004 - Championship

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2 
Crystal Palace Crystal-Palace playoff record (6th)4–4Sunderland Sunderland playoff record (3rd)3–21–2 aet(5–4 pens)
Ipswich Town Ipswich-Town playoff record (5th)1–2West Ham United West-Ham-United playoff record (4th)1–00–2 

Final

 Score 
Crystal Palace1–0West Ham United

Crystal Palace promoted

Play-off results for 2004 2004 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

2005 - Championship

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
West Ham United West-Ham-United playoff record (6th)4–2Ipswich Town Ipswich-Town playoff record (3rd)2–22–0
Preston North End Preston-North-End playoff record (5th)2–0Derby County Derby-County playoff record (4th)2–00–0

Final

 Score 
West Ham United1–0Preston North End

West Ham United promoted

Play-off results for 2005 2005 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

2006 - Championship

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Crystal Palace Crystal-Palace playoff record (6th)0–3Watford Watford playoff record (3rd)0–30–0
Leeds United Leeds-United playoff record (5th)3–1Preston North End Preston-North-End playoff record (4th)1–12–0

Final

 Score 
Leeds United0–3Watford

Watford promoted

Play-off results for 2006 2006 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

2007 - Championship

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2 
Southampton Southampton playoff record (6th)4–4Derby County Derby-County playoff record (3rd)1–23–2 aet(3–4 pens)
Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton-Wanderers playoff record (5th)2–4West Bromwich Albion West-Bromwich-Albion playoff record (4th)2–30–1 

Final

 Score 
Derby County1–0West Bromwich Albion

Derby County promoted

Play-off results for 2007 2007 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

2008 - Championship

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Watford Watford playoff record (6th)1–6Hull City Hull-City playoff record (3rd)0–21–4
Crystal Palace Crystal-Palace playoff record (5th)2–4Bristol City Bristol-City playoff record (4th)1–21–2 aet

Final

 Score 
Bristol City0–1Hull City

Hull City promoted

Play-off results for 2008 2008 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

2009 - Championship

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Preston North End Preston-North-End playoff record (6th)1–2Sheffield United Sheffield-United playoff record (3rd)1–10–1
Burnley Burnley playoff record (5th)3–0Reading Reading playoff record (4th)1–02–0

Final

 Score 
Burnley1–0Sheffield United

Burnley promoted

Play-off results for 2009 2009 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

2010 - Championship

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2 
Blackpool Blackpool playoff record (6th)6–4Nottingham Forest Nottingham-Forest playoff record (3rd)2–14–3 
Leicester City Leicester-City playoff record (5th)3–3Cardiff City Cardiff-City playoff record (4th)0–13–2(3–4 pens)

Final

 Score 
Blackpool3–2Cardiff City

Blackpool promoted

Play-off results for 2010 2010 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

2011 - Championship

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Nottingham Forest Nottingham-Forest playoff record (6th)1-3Swansea City Swansea-City playoff record (3rd)0–01-3
Reading Reading playoff record (5th)3-0Cardiff City Cardiff-City playoff record (4th)0–03-0

Final

 Score 
Swansea City4–2Reading

Swansea City promoted

Play-off results for 2011 2011 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

2012 - Championship

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Cardiff City Cardiff-City playoff record (6th)0-5West Ham United West-Ham-United playoff record (3rd)0–20-3
Blackpool Blackpool playoff record (5th)3-2Birmingham City Birmingham-City playoff record (4th)1–02-2

Final

 Score 
West Ham United2–1Blackpool

West Ham United promoted

Play-off results for 2012 2012 playoff ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table