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English Second-Tier (EFL Championship) Play-Off Finalists

Play-offs were introduced to the English Football League in the 1986–87 season. Over the years, 40 different clubs have appeared in the second tier’s play-off final. How many can you name?
* See comments for some additional information.
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Season
Winners
Runners-up
1986–87
Charlton Athletic
Leeds United
1987–88
Middlesbrough
Chelsea
1988–89
Crystal Palace
Blackburn Rovers
1989–90*
Swindon Town
Sunderland
1990–91
Notts County
Brighton & Hove Albion
1991–92
Blackburn Rovers
Leicester City
1992–93
Swindon Town
Leicester City
1993–94
Leicester City
Derby County
1994–95
Bolton Wanderers
Reading
1995–96
Leicester City
Crystal Palace
1996–97
Crystal Palace
Sheffield United
1997–98
Charlton Athletic
Sunderland
1998–99
Watford
Bolton Wanderers
1999–2000
Ipswich Town
Barnsley
2000–01
Bolton Wanderers
Preston North End
2001–02
Birmingham City
Norwich City
2002–03
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sheffield United
2003–04
Crystal Palace
West Ham United
2004–05
West Ham United
Preston North End
Season
Winners
Runners-up
2005–06
Watford
Leeds United
2006–07
Derby County
West Bromwich Albion
2007–08
Hull City
Bristol City
2008–09
Burnley
Sheffield United
2009–10
Blackpool
Cardiff City
2010–11
Swansea City
Reading
2011–12
West Ham United
Blackpool
2012–13
Crystal Palace
Watford
2013–14
Queens Park Rangers
Derby County
2014–15
Norwich City
Middlesbrough
2015–16
Hull City
Sheffield Wednesday
2016–17
Huddersfield Town
Reading
2017–18
Fulham
Aston Villa
2018–19
Aston Villa
Derby County
2019–20
Fulham
Brentford
2020–21
Brentford
Swansea City
2021–22
Nottingham Forest
Huddersfield Town
2022–23
Luton Town
Coventry City
2023–24
Southampton
Leeds United
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Level 85
May 26, 2024
* The team that won the 1990 final did not gain promotion due to being found guilty of financial irregularities, and the runners-up were duly promoted instead.

The first two seasons of the play-offs saw three teams from the top end of one division and one team from the lower end of the division above compete to either gain promotion or avoid relegation.

The second tier was known as the Second Division until 1992 when the formation of the Premier League saw the First Division become the second-highest division. A rebranding in 2004 saw the First Division renamed as the “Championship”.