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2016–17 EFL League One

The 2016–17 EFL League One (referred to as the Sky Bet League One for sponsorship reasons) was the 13th season of the Football League One under its current title and the 24th season under its current league division format. The fixtures were announced on 22 June 2016.[1]

EFL League One
Season2016–17
ChampionsSheffield United (1st divisional title)
PromotedSheffield United
Bolton Wanderers
Millwall
RelegatedChesterfield
Coventry City
Swindon Town
Port Vale
Matches played552
Goals scored1,417 (2.57 per match)
Top goalscorerBilly Sharp (30 goals)
Best goalkeeperMark Howard (Bolton) 9
Biggest home winBristol Rovers 5–0 Northampton Town
Scunthorpe United 5–0 Gillingham
Biggest away winBristol Rovers 1–5 Charlton Athletic
Longest winning runSheffield United
(7 matches)
Longest unbeaten runFleetwood Town
(18 matches)
Longest winless runBury
(20 matches)
Longest losing runBury
(13 matches)
Highest attendance31,003
(Sheffield United 3-2 Chesterfield, 30 April 2017)
Lowest attendance1,907
(Rochdale 4–0 Walsall)
Average attendance7,576

Team changesEdit

Bolton and Oxford competed in the third tier for the first time under the League One name. AFC Wimbledon made their debut in the third tier.

TeamsEdit

Greater London League One football clubs
Greater Manchester League One football clubs
Team Location Stadium Capacity[2]
AFC Wimbledon London (Kingston upon Thames) Kingsmeadow 4,850 (2,265 seated)
Bolton Wanderers Bolton Macron Stadium 28,723
Bradford City Bradford Valley Parade 25,136
Bristol Rovers Bristol Memorial Stadium 12,011
Bury Bury Gigg Lane 11,640
Charlton Athletic London (Charlton) The Valley 27,111
Chesterfield Chesterfield Proact Stadium 10,400
Coventry City Coventry Ricoh Arena 32,500
Fleetwood Town Fleetwood Highbury Stadium 5,311 (2,701 seated)
Gillingham Gillingham Priestfield Stadium 11,582
Millwall London (South Bermondsey) The Den 20,146
Milton Keynes Dons Milton Keynes Stadium:mk 30,500
Northampton Town Northampton Sixfields Stadium 7,798
Oldham Athletic Oldham Boundary Park 13,512
Oxford United Oxford Kassam Stadium 12,500
Peterborough United Peterborough ABAX Stadium 15,314
Port Vale Stoke-on-Trent Vale Park 18,947
Rochdale Rochdale Spotland Stadium 10,249
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe Glanford Park 9,088
Sheffield United Sheffield Bramall Lane 32,702
Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury New Meadow 9,875
Southend United Southend-on-Sea Roots Hall 12,392
Swindon Town Swindon County Ground 15,728
Walsall Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Bolton Wanderers   Neil Lennon Sacked 15 March 2016[3] Pre-season   Phil Parkinson 10 June 2016[4]
Charlton Athletic   Jose Riga Resigned 7 May 2016[5]   Russell Slade 6 June 2016
Sheffield United   Nigel Adkins Sacked 12 May 2016[6]   Chris Wilder 12 May 2016[6]
Northampton Town   Chris Wilder Signed by Sheffield United 12 May 2016[6]   Rob Page 19 May 2016[7]
Port Vale   Rob Page Signed by Northampton Town 19 May 2016[7]   Bruno Ribeiro 20 June 2016[8]
Oldham Athletic   John Sheridan Signed by Notts County 27 May 2016[9]   Steve Robinson 9 July 2016
Bradford City   Phil Parkinson Signed by Bolton Wanderers 10 June 2016[4]   Stuart McCall 20 June 2016[10]
Fleetwood Town   Steven Pressley Resigned 26 July 2016[11]   Uwe Rösler 30 July 2016[12]
Coventry City   Tony Mowbray Resigned 29 September 2016[13] 24th   Russell Slade 21 December 2016
Shrewsbury Town   Micky Mellon Signed by Tranmere Rovers 6 October 2016[14] 21st   Paul Hurst 24 October 2016[15]
Milton Keynes Dons   Karl Robinson Mutual consent 23 October 2016[16] 19th   Robbie Neilson 3 December 2016[17]
Charlton Athletic   Russell Slade Sacked 14 November 2016[18] 15th   Karl Robinson 24 November 2016[19]
Bury   David Flitcroft Mutual consent 16 November 2016[20] 16th   Chris Brass 14 December 2016
Port Vale   Bruno Ribeiro Resigned 26 December 2016[21] 17th   Michael Brown 26 December 2016[22]
Gillingham   Justin Edinburgh Sacked 3 January 2017   Adrian Pennock 4 January 2017[23]
Chesterfield   Danny Wilson 8 January 2017 22nd   Gary Caldwell 17 January 2017[24]
Northampton Town   Rob Page 9 January 2017 16th   Justin Edinburgh 13 January 2017[25]
Oldham Athletic   Steve Robinson 12 January 2017 [26] 24th   John Sheridan 12 January 2017 [27]
Bury   Chris Brass 15 February 2017[28] 20th   Lee Clark 15 February 2017[29]
Coventry City   Russell Slade 5 March 2017[30] 24th   Mark Robins 6 March 2017[31]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Sheffield United (C, P) 46 30 10 6 92 47 +45 100 Promotion to the EFL Championship
2 Bolton Wanderers (P) 46 25 11 10 68 36 +32 86
3 Scunthorpe United 46 24 10 12 80 54 +26 82 Qualification for the League One play-offs[a]
4 Fleetwood Town 46 23 13 10 64 43 +21 82
5 Bradford City 46 20 19 7 62 43 +19 79
6 Millwall (O, P) 46 20 13 13 66 57 +9 73
7 Southend United 46 20 12 14 70 53 +17 72
8 Oxford United 46 20 9 17 65 52 +13 69
9 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 71 62 +9 69
10 Bristol Rovers 46 18 12 16 68 70 −2 66
11 Peterborough United 46 17 11 18 62 62 0 62
12 Milton Keynes Dons 46 16 13 17 60 58 +2 61
13 Charlton Athletic 46 14 18 14 60 53 +7 60
14 Walsall 46 14 16 16 51 58 −7 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 13 18 15 52 55 −3 57
16 Northampton Town 46 14 11 21 60 73 −13 53
17 Oldham Athletic 46 12 17 17 31 44 −13 53
18 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 12 21 46 63 −17 51
19 Bury 46 13 11 22 61 73 −12 50
20 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 59 79 −20 50
21 Port Vale (R) 46 12 13 21 45 70 −25 49 Relegation to EFL League Two
22 Swindon Town (R) 46 11 11 24 44 66 −22 44
23 Coventry City (R) 46 9 12 25 37 68 −31 39
24 Chesterfield (R) 46 9 10 27 43 78 −35 37
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the EFL Championship.

Play-offsEdit

  Semi-finals Final
                     
3 Scunthorpe United 0 2 2  
6 Millwall 0 3 3  
    6 Millwall 1
  5 Bradford City 0
4 Fleetwood Town 0 0 0
5 Bradford City 1 0 1  

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away WIM BOL BRA BRR BRY CHA CHF COV FLE GIL MIL MKD NOR OLD OXF PET PTV ROC SCU SHU SHR STD SWI WAL
AFC Wimbledon 1–2 2–3 0–1 5–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 4–0 3–1 1–2 2–3 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–0
Bolton Wanderers 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–2 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 4–1
Bradford City 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 4–0 0–0 3–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0
Bristol Rovers 2–0 1–2 1–1 4–2 1–5 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 3–4 0–0 5–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1
Bury 1–2 0–2 0–2 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–3 0–0 3–0 0–1 2–3 5–1 4–1 0–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 1–4 1–0 3–3
Charlton Athletic 1–2 1–1 1–1 4–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–1
Chesterfield 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 3–3 1–3 0–0 3–1 0–1 0–4 3–3 1–0 1–3 0–3 1–4 1–1 0–4 3–1 2–0
Coventry City 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–0
Fleetwood Town 0–0 2–4 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–4 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–1
Gillingham 2–2 0–4 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 3–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1
Millwall 0–0 0–2 1–1 4–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 0–3 1–0 2–0 2–3 3–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–0
Milton Keynes Dons 1–0 1–1 1–2 3–3 1–3 0–1 2–3 1–0 0–1 3–2 2–2 5–3 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–1 2–2 0–1 0–3 2–1 0–3 3–2 1–1
Northampton Town 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–3 3–2 2–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 3–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–3 1–2 1–2 1–1 4–0 2–1 2–0
Oldham Athletic 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–2 0–0
Oxford United 1–3 2–4 1–0 0–2 5–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–3 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–0
Peterborough United 0–1 1–0 0–1 4–2 3–1 2–0 5–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 5–1 0–4 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 1–4 2–2 1–1
Port Vale 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–3 2–2 2–2 0–3 1–0 3–1 0–3 2–1 2–0 3–2 0–1
Rochdale 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–3 3–0 2–0 2–1 4–1 3–3 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–4 2–3 3–0 3–2 3–3 2–1 3–0 4–0 4–0
Scunthorpe United 1–2 1–0 3–2 3–1 3–2 0–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 5–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–2 0–1 4–0 4–1 0–0
Sheffield United 4–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–3 4–0 0–1
Shrewsbury Town 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 4–3 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–3 1–2 0–1 2–4 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–1
Southend United 3–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–2 2–2 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 3–2
Swindon Town 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 2–4 1–1 0–0 0–2
Walsall 3–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 3–3 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–4 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–4 4–1 3–2 0–0 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 30 April 2017. Source: BBC Sport
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Attendances[33]Edit

Teams with an average home attendance of at least 10,000 in 2016-17 EFL League One season:

Team Home average
Sheffield United 21,892
Bradford City 18,180
Bolton Wanderers 14,934
Charlton Athletic 11,162
MK Dons 10,307

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