Football Glossary: Promotion Race

Promotion race: Towards the end of the season when a group of teams still have a possibility of moving up a division (to be / get promoted)

Promotion Race

promotion race Towards the end of the season when a group of teams still have a possibility of moving up a division (to be / get promoted).

Now, this week’s English for Football is promotion race. Now, promotion comes from the verb to promote which means to move up, so for example to improve your position or to move up a position in a company. Now in football when a team moves up one division or league, for example The Championship to the Premiership, this is called promotion and it’s the opposite of relegation. Now, promotion race describes the situation between the teams trying to win promotion to the league above. So, this year’s promotion race in the Championship is a very close one indeed

  • Example: The Championship promotion race is heating up as 6 teams are still in with a chance of being promoted to the Premier League.
  • Example: The promotion race was decided on the final day when the second and third-placed teams faced each other.
Check out our glossary of footballing phrases here and if you have any suggestions, contact us at admin@languagecaster.com

Contact Us

    Subscribe to
    Learn English Through Football

    Or subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below

    Welcome to the website that helps students interested in football improve their English language skills. Soccer fans can enhance these skills with lots of free language resources: a weekly podcast, football phrases, explanations of football vocabulary, football cliches, worksheets, quizzes and much more at languagecaster.com.

    Google | Facebook | Twitter | Mail | Website

    Join the discussion

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Languagecaster

    Learn English Through FootballWelcome to the website that helps students interested in football improve their English language skills. Football fans can practise with lots of free language resources, including football-language podcasts and our huge football-language glossary.

    %d bloggers like this: