Where the last 20 League One play-off winners have finished

Where the last 20 League One play-off final winners have finished - it could be good news for Sunderland

Sunderland AFC's automatic promotion hopes have faded after a tricky run of results - but what does history tell us about the play-offs?

Sunderland will be hoping to seal a third or fourth place finish if they can't climb into the top two, and that could prove to be a good omen should they be forced to enter the play-offs. Scroll down and click through the pages to see where each of the last 20 League One play-off winners have finished - and why it could be good news for Sunderland if they can seal a top four finish:

Rotherham United (finished 4th)

1. 2017/18

Rotherham United (finished 4th)
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Millwall (finished 6th)

2. 2016/17

Millwall (finished 6th)
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Barnsley (finished 6th)

3. 2015/16

Barnsley (finished 6th)
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Preston North End (finished 3rd)

4. 2014/15

Preston North End (finished 3rd)
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