List of EFL League Two clubs

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The following is a list of clubs who have played in the English Football League Two at any time since its formation in 2004 to the current season. EFL League Two teams playing in the 2020–21 season are indicated in bold. If the longest spell is the current spell, this is indicated in bold, and if the highest finish is that of the most recent season, this is also in bold. A total of 69 teams have played in League Two. Clubs in italic no longer exist as the legal entities they competed as in League Two.

All statistics here refer to time in EFL League Two only, with the exception of 'Most recent finish' which refers to all levels of play, and 'Last promotion' which refers to the club's last promotion from the fifth tier of English football.

Club Town or city Total
seasons
Total
spells
Longest
spell
Promotion
to league
Promotion
from league
Relegation
to league
Relegation
from league
Years Most recent
finish
Highest
finish
Accrington Stanley Accrington 12 1 12 2005–06 2017–18 Never Relegated Never Relegated 2006–2018 17th
League One
1st
AFC Wimbledon London 6 1 6 2010–11 2015–16 Never Relegated Never Relegated 2011–2016 20th
League One
7th
Aldershot Town Aldershot 5 1 5 2007–08 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2012–13 2008–2013 18th
National League
6th
Barnet Barnet 11 2 8 2014–15 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2017–18 2005–2013
2015–2018
7th
National League
12th
Barrow Barrow-in-Furness 1 1 1 2019–20 Never Promoted Never Relegated Never Relegated 2020– 1st (promoted)
National League
N/A
Blackpool Blackpool 1 1 1 Never Promoted 2016–17 2015–16 Never Relegated 2016–2017 13th
League One
7th
Bolton Wanderers Bolton 1 1 1 Never Promoted Never Promoted 2019–20 Never Relegated 2020– 23rd (relegated)
League One
N/A
Boston United Boston 3 1 3 2001–02 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2006–07 2004–2007 3rd
National League North
12th
Bournemouth Bournemouth 2 1 2 Never Promoted 2009–10 2007–08 Never Relegated 2008–2010 18th (relegated)
Premier League
2nd
Bradford City Bradford 8 2 6 Never Promoted 2012–13 2018–19 Never Relegated 2007–2013
2019–
9th 7th
Brentford London 2 1 2 Never Promoted 2008–09 2006–07 Never Relegated 2007–2009 3rd
Championship
1st
Bristol Rovers Bristol 7 3 3 2014–15 2015–16 2010–11 2013–14 2004–2007
2011–2014
2015–2016
14th
League One
3rd
Burton Albion Burton upon Trent 6 1 6 2008–09 2014–15 Never Relegated Never Relegated 2009–2015 12th
League One
4th
Bury Bury 10 3 7 Never Promoted 2018–19 2017–18 Never Relegated 2004–2010
2013–2015
2018–2019
24th (expelled)
League One
2nd
Cambridge United Cambridge 8 2 7 2013–14 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2004–05 2004–2005
2014–
16th 9th
Carlisle United Carlisle 8 2 7 2004–05 2005–06 2013–14 Never Relegated 2005–2006
2014–
18th 1st
Cheltenham Town Cheltenham 13 3 6 2015–16 2005–06 2008–09 2014–15 2004–2006
2009–2015
2016–
4th 5th
Chester City Chester 5 1 5 2003–04 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2008–09 2004–2009 Defunct
(2009–10)
15th
Chesterfield Chesterfield 8 4 4 Never Promoted 2013–14 2016–17 2017–18 2004–2005
2007–2011
2012–2014
2017–2018
20th
National League
1st
Colchester United Colchester 5 1 5 1991–92 Never Promoted 2015–16 Never Relegated 2016– 6th 6th
Coventry City Coventry 1 1 1 Never Promoted 2017–18 2016–17 Never Relegated 2017–2018 1st (promoted)
League One
6th
Crawley Town Crawley 7 2 6 2010–11 2011–12 2014–15 Never Relegated 2011–2012
2015–
13th 3rd
Crewe Alexandra Crewe 7 2 4 Never Promoted 2019–20 2015–16 Never Relegated 2009–2012
2016–2020
2nd (promoted) 2nd
Dagenham & Redbridge London 8 2 5 2006–07 2009–10 2010–11 2015–16 2007–2010
2011–2016
17th
National League
7th
Darlington Darlington 6 1 6 1989–90 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2009–10 2004–2010 10th
National League North
6th
Doncaster Rovers Doncaster 1 1 1 2002–03 2016–17 2015–16 Never Relegated 2016–2017 9th
League One
3rd
Exeter City Exeter 10 2 9 2007–08 2008–09 2011–12 Never Relegated 2008–2009
2012–
5th 2nd
Forest Green Rovers Nailsworth 4 1 4 2016–17 Never Promoted Never Relegated Never Relegated 2017– 10th 5th
Fleetwood Town Fleetwood 2 1 2 2011–12 2013–14 Never Relegated Never Relegated 2012–2014 6th
League One
4th
Gillingham Gillingham 4 2 3 Never Promoted 2012–13 2009–10 Never Relegated 2008–2009
2010–2013
10th
League One
1st
Grimsby Town Grimsby 11 2 6 2015–16 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2009–10 2004–2010
2016–
15th 4th
Harrogate Town Harrogate 1 1 1 2019–20 Never Promoted Never Relegated Never Relegated 2020– 2nd (promoted)
National League
N/A
Hartlepool United Hartlepool 5 2 4 Never Promoted 2006–07 2012–13 2016–17 2006–2007
2013–2017
12th
National League
2nd
Hereford United Hereford 5 2 4 2005–06 2007–08 2008–09 2011–12 2006–2008
2009–2012
Defunct
(2014–15)
3rd
Kidderminster Harriers Kidderminster 1 1 1 1999–2000 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2004–05 2004–2005 15th
National League North
23rd
Leyton Orient London 6 3 2 2018–19 2005–06 2014–15 2016–17 2004–2006
2015–2017
2019–
17th 3rd
Lincoln City Lincoln 9 2 7 2016–17 2018–19 Never Relegated 2010–11 2004–2011
2017–2019
16th
League One
1st
Luton Town Luton 5 2 4 2013–14 2017–18 2007–08 2008–09 2008–2009
2014–2018
19th
Championship
2nd
Macclesfield Town Macclesfield 10 2 8 2017–18 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2019–20 2004–2012
2018–2020
24th (relegated) 5th
Mansfield Town Mansfield 12 2 8 2012–13 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2007–08 2004–2008
2013–
21st 4th
Milton Keynes Dons Milton Keynes 3 2 2 Never Promoted 2018–19 2017–18 Never Relegated 2006–2008
2018–2019
19th
League One
1st
Morecambe Morecambe 14 1 14 2006–07 Never Promoted Never Relegated Never Relegated 2007– 22nd 4th
Newport County Newport, Wales 8 1 8 2012–13 Never Promoted Never Relegated Never Relegated 2013– 14th 7th
Northampton Town Northampton 11 3 7 Never Promoted 2019–20 2017–18 Never Relegated 2004–2006
2009–2016
2018–2020
7th (promoted) 1st
Notts County Nottingham 10 2 6 Never Promoted 2009–10 2014–15 2018–19 2004–2010
2015–2019
3rd
National League
1st
Oldham Athletic Oldham 3 1 3 Never Promoted Never Promoted 2017–18 Never Relegated 2018– 19th 14th
Oxford United Oxford 8 2 6 2009–10 2015–16 Never Relegated 2005–06 2004–2006
2010–2016
4th
League One
2nd
Peterborough United Peterborough 3 1 3 Never Promoted 2007–08 2004–05 Never Relegated 2005–2008 7th
League One
2nd
Plymouth Argyle Plymouth 7 2 6 Never Promoted 2019–20 2018–19 Never Relegated 2011–2017
2019–2020
3rd (promoted) 2nd
Portsmouth Portsmouth 4 1 4 Never Promoted 2016–17 2012–13 Never Relegated 2013–2017 5th
League One
1st
Port Vale Stoke-on-Trent 9 2 5 Never Promoted 2012–13 2016–17 Never Relegated 2008–2013
2017–
8th 3rd
Rochdale Rochdale 8 2 6 Never Promoted 2013–14 2011–12 Never Relegated 2004–2010
2012–2014
18th
League One
3rd
Rotherham United Rotherham 6 1 6 Never Promoted 2012–13 2006–07 Never Relegated 2007–2013 2nd (promoted)
League One
2nd
Rushden & Diamonds Irthlingborough 2 1 2 2000–01 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2005–06 2004–2006 Defunct
(2010–11)
22nd
Salford City Salford 2 1 2 2018–19 Never Promoted Never Relegated Never Relegated 2019– 11th 11th
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe 4 3 2 Never Promoted 2013–14 2018–19 Never Relegated 2004–2005
2013–2014
2019–
20th 2nd
Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury 9 2 8 2003–04 2014–15 2013–14 Never Relegated 2004–2012
2014–2015
15th
League One
2nd
Southend United Southend-on-sea 7 3 5 Never Promoted 2014–15 2019–20 Never Relegated 2004–2005
2010–2015
2020–
22nd (relegated)
League One
4th
Stevenage Stevenage 8 2 7 2009–10 2010–11 2013–14 Never Relegated 2010–2011
2014–
23rd 6th
Stockport County Stockport 4 2 3 Never Promoted 2007–08 2009–10 2010–11 2005–2008
2010–2011
8th
National League
4th
Swansea City Swansea, Wales 1 1 1 Never Promoted 2004–05 Never Relegated Never Relegated 2004–2005 6th
Championship
3rd
Swindon Town Swindon 5 3 3 Never Promoted 2019–20 2016–17 Never Relegated 2006–2007
2011–2012
2017–2020
1st (promoted) 1st
Torquay United Torquay 7 2 5 2008–09 Never Promoted 2004–05 2013–14 2005–2007
2009–2014
14th
National League
5th
Tranmere Rovers Tranmere 3 3 1 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20 2014–15 2014–2015
2018–2019
2020–
21st (relegated)
League One
24th
Walsall Walsall 3 2 2 Never Promoted 2006–07 2018–19 Never Relegated 2006–2007
2019–
12th 1st
Wrexham Wrexham, Wales 3 1 3 Never Promoted Never Promoted 2004–05 2007–08 2005–2008 19th
National League
13th
Wycombe Wanderers High Wycombe 11 3 5 1992–93 2017–18 2011–12 Never Relegated 2004–2009
2010–2011
2012–2018
3rd (promoted)
League One
3rd
Yeovil Town Yeovil 5 2 4 2002–03 2004–05 2014–15 2018–19 2004–2005
2015–2019
4th
National League
1st
York City York 4 1 4 2011–12 Never Promoted Never Relegated 2015–16 2012–2016 2nd
National League North
7th

Overview of clubs by season[edit]

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted via play-offs Relegated
Club 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20 20-21
Accrington Stanley 20 17 16 15 5 14 18 15 17 4 13 1
Aldershot Town 15 6 14 11 24
Barnet 18 14 12 17 21 22 22 23 15 15 23
Barrow
Blackpool 7
Bolton Wanderers
Boston United 16 11 23
AFC Bournemouth 21 2
Bradford City 10 9 14 18 18 7 9
Brentford 14 1
Bristol Rovers 12 12 6 13 14 23 3
Burton Albion 13 19 17 4 6 1
Bury 17 19 21 13 4 9 2 12 3 2
Cambridge United 24 19 9 11 12 21 16
Carlisle United 1 20 10 6 10 11 18
Cheltenham Town 14 5 22 17 6 5 17 23 21 17 16 4
Chester City 20 15 18 22 23
Chesterfield 8 10 8 1 8 1 24
Colchester United 8 13 8 6
Coventry City 6
Crawley Town 3 20 19 14 19 13
Crewe Alexandra 18 10 7 17 15 12 2
Dagenham & Redbridge 20 8 7 19 22 9 14 23
Darlington 8 8 11 6 12 24
Doncaster Rovers 3
Exeter City 2 10 16 11 14 5 4 9 5
Forest Green Rovers 21 5 10
Fleetwood Town 13 4
Gillingham 5 8 8 1
Grimsby Town 18 4 15 16 22 23 14 18 17 15
Harrogate Town
Hartlepool United 2 19 22 16 23
Hereford United 16 3 16 21 23
Kidderminster Harriers 23
Leyton Orient 11 3 8 24 17
Lincoln City 6 7 5 15 13 20 23 7 1
Luton Town 24 8 11 4 2
Macclesfield Town 5 17 22 19 20 19 15 24 22 24
Mansfield Town 13 16 17 23 11 21 12 12 8 4 21
Milton Keynes Dons 4 1 3
Morecambe 11 11 4 20 15 16 18 11 21 18 22 18 22
Newport County 14 9 22 22 11 7 14
Northampton Town 7 2 11 16 20 6 21 12 1 15 7
Notts County 19 21 13 21 19 1 17 16 5 23
Oldham Athletic 14 19
Oxford United 15 23 12 9 9 8 13 2
Peterborough United 9 10 2
Plymouth Argyle 21 21 10 7 5 2 3
Port Vale 18 10 11 12 3 20 20 8
Portsmouth 13 16 6 1
Rochdale 9 14 9 5 6 3 12 3
Rotherham United 9 14 5 9 10 2
Rushden & Diamonds 22 24
Salford City 11
Scunthorpe United 2 2 20
Shrewsbury Town 21 10 7 18 7 12 4 2 2
Southend United 4 13 4 11 5 5
Stevenage 6 6 18 10 16 10 23
Stockport County 22 8 4 24
Swansea City 3
Swindon Town 3 1 9 13 1
Torquay United 20 24 17 7 5 19 24
Tranmere Rovers 24 6
Walsall 1 12
AFC Wimbledon 16 20 20 15 7
Wrexham 13 19 24
Wycombe Wanderers 10 6 12 7 3 3 15 22 4 13 9 3
Yeovil Town 1 19 20 19 24
York City 17 7 18 24
Club 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20 20-21