Aston Villa is one of the oldest and most successful English Clubs. They are also the founders of Football League and Premier League. Aston Villa won the European Cup in 1981-82 being one of the five English clubs to win this title.
Barnsley was promoted to Championship in the season 2015-16. Some of the highlights in their history are the Football League Trophy and Football League play-offs in 2016.
Birmingham City had their greatest success in 1963 and in 2011 when they won the League Cup. In FA Cup they reached finals in 1931 and 1956. They have fierce rivalry with Aston Villa with whom they play the Second City Derby or Birmingham Derby.
Blackburn Rovers is a founding member of both Football League and Premier League, just like Aston Villa. In 1995 they were champions of Premier League. Beside Premier League, they were winners of the FA Cup six times, 3 times consecutively, winners of Football League Cup and they were English Champions three times.
Brentford was mostly competing in the lower ranks of English football. They were promoted to the Second Division in the season 1930-33, and two years later they entered the First Division. They were FA Cup quarter-finalists four times and three times they were runners-up of the Football League Trophy.
Bristol City was promoted to the Championship League in the 2014-15 after winning the League One. In the same season they won also the Football League Trophy. The best ever in their history of the club was in 1907 when they finished in the second place in the Football League Division One. They won Welsh Cup in 1934, despite being an English Club.
Burton Albion became a member of Football League in 2009. Until then they were competing in the non-League of English Football. In the season 2014-15 they made their way to the Championship since they finished in the second place in the league.
Cardiff City entered the Football League in 1920, and in 1927 they were the only club from outside the England to win the FA Cup. The most successful period of the club was in its early age, and their decline started after winning the Welsh Cup in 1917.
Newcastle United is competing in the Championship since 2015-16 when they were relegated from the Premier League where they spent only three years of the competition’s history. However, they had many victories given that they won the League Cup four times, FA Cup six times, the Charity Shield, Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup.
Norwich City was relegated form the Premier League recently, i.e. in 2016. They were winners of the League Cup in 1962 and 1985. They never won the top flight though, but they did finish the third in 1993.
Nottingham Forest became a member of the Football League in 1892, and won the FA Cup in 1898 and 1959. They are competing in the Championship since 2008, after being promoted from the League One. They won League Cup four times, Full Members Cup twice and the League twice.
Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers were relegated from the Premier League in the 2014-15 where they spend but a year. Their greatest success was winning the League Cup in 1967, and finishing top of the second tier in 1983 and 2011, as well as reaching the final of the 1982 FA Cup.
Reading is one of the oldest English clubs. They competed in the top tier of English football league system first time in 2006-07 season. They won the Championship in 2011-12 season and were promoted to Premier League, only to be relegated one season later.
Rotherham United was founded in 1925 and was competing in the lowest level of the football league until 1950 when it was promoted to Division Two. In their records they have hold of 1996 Football League Trophy and 1946 Football League North Cup.
Sheffield Wednesday is one of the oldest world clubs and third oldest English club being founded in 1867. They won FA Cup four times in 1899, 1902, 1915 and 1925 respectively, were finalist in 1901, 1936, and semi-finalist in 1961, 1933, 1998, 2013, 2014. They secured their come back to Championship just recently in 2016-2017 season.
Wigan Athletic is the youngest club in the Second Division. They were competing in the Premier League from 2005 to 2013. In 2013 they were defeated by Arsenal and thus relegated back to the Championship League. In the same season they won the FA Cup.