Football League to be renamed the ‘English Football League’ from the start of next season

The Football League will have a new name for next season, when it becomes the EFL

The Football League will have a new name for next season, when it becomes the EFL - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

The Football League is to be re-named the English Football League as part of a re-branding of the organisation.

The Football League is to be renamed the English Football League as part of a re-branding of the organisation.

The new title, which will come into use at the conclusion of the current season and ahead of the 2016/17 campaign, will be shortened to EFL for everyday use across the game.

The EFL name will be accompanied by a new logo featuring a dynamic circular arrangement of 72 balls in three swathes of 24, representing each of the League’s member clubs and the respective divisions they play in.

The new logo is just the fourth in the 127 year history of the world’s original league football competition and, for the first time, each club will be presented with its own bespoke version in its individual playing colours, ahead of the new season.


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League bosses confirmed the three divisions will continue to be known as the Championship, League One and League Two, which were introduced in 2004.

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