Derby, Nottingham Forest... Which team has won the most Championship points ever?

Championship

Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Ipswich Town, Watford and Cardiff City form the top five...

Since the Championship was formed in 2004, a number of sides have hovered around the top end of the division, accumulating points galore to varied degrees of success.

Some have gone up... some haven't.

Twelve years on, a solid top five have formed - one of the five has earned a place in the Premier League as a result - but some haven't even broken out of the Championship.

Indeed, as revealed by UK Soccer Shop, the five teams with the highest amount of points in the division since its inception are Ipswich Town, Cardiff City, Derby County, Watford and Nottingham Forest.

Watford's reward is clear - they are enjoying a superb Premier League campaign and would likely be top of this pile if they were still in the second tier.

Derby have endured a rough patch recently but are still up there challenging - as they are most years.

Cardiff, too, are short of the play-off places yet have won the second-highest total of any Championship team.

It's Ipswich who lead the way, with Mick McCarthy to thank for their most recent exploits. They are currently sixth - just inside the play-off places - but another side in the top five of all time are on an unbeaten league run at present in Nottingham Forest.

In terms of matches won, Ipswich and Cardiff are level on 150, with Watford on 145, Derby on 135 and Nottingham Forest on 126.

Who will go up this year?

For more on the Championship's top five ever points scorers, click here.

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