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Overall, Barnsley have spent more seasons at the second level of English football than any other side, while at present, Derby County and Nottingham Forest hold the longest tenure in the Championship, participating since 2008. Glenn Murray sets the record for most goals scored in a single Championship season (30), a feat achieved with Crystal Palace in 2012/13.
In the first season of the rebranded Championship, Sunderland won the league while Wigan Athletic finished second and gained promotion to the top-flight for the first time in their history. As for the play-off final, West Ham were victorious, beating Preston North End 1-0 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
Reading currently hold the record for most points in a single Championship season with 106, something that has been uncontested since 2006. As for the highest attendance for a Championship fixture, that came in the play-off final between Derby and Queens Park Rangers, with 87,348 witnessing a Bobby Zamora stoppage-time winner for QPR.