It was a record-breaking campaign to be in the Championship last season, as over 10 million fans attended a match, the first time that milestone has been broken since 2018-19.

This makes the Championship the fifth best attended division in Europe behind only the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A.  

Almost 22 million supporters attended an EFL competition in 2022-23, the highest attendances recorded for league matches since 1953-54.

Reading, who recorded an increase in attendances from last season and even attracted a 22,000+ crowd to their final home match, were ultimately relegated and drop into the third tier for the first time since 2002.

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League One also made the European top 10, with nearly six million supporters attending a match, however this is likely to prove an anomoly with the likes of Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday returning to the second tier.

Just to underline the strength of the EFL, last season saw the highest number of season tickets sold from any EFL season in the 21st century.

“To welcome nearly 22 million supporters to an EFL competition in 2022/23 is quite remarkable," said EFL CEO Trevor Birch. "These numbers don’t happen by accident. They are testament to the efforts of the 72 Clubs to create such quality football and matchday experiences that encourages fans to attend matches in person even when there are so many other ways to consume football, and particularly when so many people are facing a squeeze on their finances."