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Teams Relegated From the English Football League

Since automatic relegation from the Football League was introduced in the 1986–87 season, 42 different clubs have been demoted to the Conference/National League. How many can you name?
Up to and including the 2023–24 season. See comments for some additional information.
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Season
Club(s)
1986–87
 
Lincoln City
1987–88
 
Newport County
1988–89
 
Darlington
1989–90
 
Colchester United
1990–91
 
 
1991–92
 
 
1992–93
 
Halifax Town
1993–94
 
 
1994–95
 
 
1995–96
 
 
1996–97
 
Hereford United
1997–98
 
Doncaster Rovers
1998–99
 
Scarborough
1999–2000
 
Chester City
2000–01
 
Barnet
2001–02
 
Halifax Town
2002–03
Exeter City
Shrewsbury Town
2003–04
Carlisle United
York City
2004–05
Kidderminster Harriers
Cambridge United
2005–06
Oxford United
Rushden & Diamonds
2006–07
Boston United
Torquay United
2007–08
Mansfield Town
Wrexham
2008–09
Chester City
Luton Town
2009–10
Grimsby Town
Darlington
2010–11
Lincoln City
Stockport County
2011–12
Hereford United
Macclesfield Town
2012–13
Barnet
Aldershot Town
2013–14
Bristol Rovers
Torquay United
2014–15
Cheltenham Town
Tranmere Rovers
2015–16
Dagenham & Redbridge
York City
2016–17
Hartlepool United
Leyton Orient
2017–18
Barnet
Chesterfield
2018–19
Notts County
Yeovil Town
2019–20
 
Macclesfield Town
2020–21
Southend United
Grimsby Town
2021–22
Oldham Athletic
Scunthorpe United
2022–23
Hartlepool United
Rochdale
2023–24
Sutton United
Forest Green Rovers
1 Comments
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Level 85
Dec 10, 2023
The introduction of promotion play-offs to the Conference in the 2002–03 season saw a second relegation place added to the fourth tier, with the number of clubs going down increasing from one to two.

In some years, no club was relegated due to the number of teams in the Football League changing slightly or because a club was expelled from the League. Only one team was relegated from League Two in 2020 as a knock-on effect of Bury's expulsion from the EFL.

Between 1993–94 and 1995–96, no sides were relegated as the champions of the Conference in those seasons did not meet the Football League's stadium requirements and so they did not gain promotion.