Where the last 20 Championship play-off final winners have finished - good news for Aston Villa, bad news for Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough are still fighting for a spot in the top six as the Championship season nears its end - but what does history tell us about the play-offs?

Thursday, 25th April 2019, 7:19 am
Updated Thursday, 25th April 2019, 7:24 am
Where the last 20 Championship play-off winners have finished

Boro look set to finish sixth if they fail to break back into the top two - and here's why it could be a bad luck omen as we flick through the history books. Scroll down and click through the pages to see the last 20 Championship play-off winners - and where they finished:

Watford (finished 5th)
Ipswich Town (3rd)
Bolton Wanderers (finished 3rd)

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Birmingham City (finished 5th)
Wolves (finished 5th)
Crystal Palace (finished 6th)
West Ham United (finished 6th)
Watford (finished 3rd)
Derby County (finished 3rd)
Hull City (finished 3rd)
Burnley (finished 5th)
Blackpool (finished 6th)
Swansea City (finished 3rd)
West Ham United (finished 3rd)
Crystal Palace (finished 5th)
QPR (finished 4th)
Norwich City (finished 3rd)
Hull City (finished 4th)
Huddersfield Town (finished 5th)
Fulham (finished 3rd)