Veikkausliiga
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2020
Location
Finland
Abbreviation
FIN1

Summary

The Veikkausliiga (FIN1) is the top football league in the Finnish football system. At the end of the 2020 FIN1 season, the FIN1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2021 - 2022 UEFA Champions League (UEFACL) - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 1st place 2020 FIN1 team
  • 2021 - 2022 UEFA Europa Conference League (UEFAECL) - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place 2020 FIN1 teams

    Due to COVID-19, the 2020 FIN1 Championship and Challenger series were cancelled and the final table was based on the 22 matches that each team played.

Leagues Pyramid - Finland

Abbrev League # of Teams
FIN1 Veikkausliiga 12
FIN2 Ykkönen 12
FIN3 Kakkonen 36
FIN4 Kolmonen 104
FIN5 Nelonen 159

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Regular
1 Jul 2020 - 4 Nov 2020
Champ/Challenger Series
Cancelled
UEFAECL Playoffs
Cancelled
12: FIN1 (10 minimum), FIN2 (2 maximum)

Season Format

Each FIN1 team plays Home/Away matches against the other 11 FIN1 teams for a total of 22 regular season league matches. At the end of regular season, the top 6 teams play in the Championship Series, while the bottom 6 teams play in the Challenger Series. For each round, each team plays against the other 5 teams in their group once for 5 more matches (27 total league matches). Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, (2) goals scored, (3) head-to-head points, (4) head-to-head goal difference, (5) head-to-head away goals scored, then (6) a playoff.

Playoffs

Upon completion of the 2020 FIN1 Championship and Challenger Series, the 4th place Championship Round team plays the 1st place Challenger Series team, and the 5th and 6th place Championship Round teams play each other in the 1st Round of the UEFA Europa Conference League Playoffs. The winners of the 1st Round, meet in the 2nd Round. The 2nd Round winner plays the 3rd place Championship Round team in the UEFA Europa Conference League Playoff final. The winner of the final receives a berth in the 2021 UEFA Europa League - 1st Qualifying Round.

Relegation

At the end of the 2020 FIN1 Regular season, the 12th place FIN1 team is relegated to the FIN2, and the 11th place FIN1 team plays Home-Away highest aggregate goals wins playoff matches with the 2nd place FIN2 team. The playoff winner and the 1st place FIN2 are promoted to the 2021 FIN1.


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Relegation Playoff

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateKTP (FIN2) 11 TPS (FIN1) 
11.11.20KTP (FIN2) 00 TPS (FIN1)Arto Tolsa Areena
14.11.20TPS (FIN1) 11 KTP (FIN2)Veritas Stadion
 KTP is promoted w/more away goals (1-0) 

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1HJK 2214 -6-248-531736116 -5-02327918118 -1-22526818
2FC Inter Turku 2212 -5-541-361719119 -1-12824618113 -4-41312111
3KuPS 2212 -5-541-392613117 -1-32220146115 -4-21919127
4FC Honka 229 -10-337-26179115 -4-2191394114 -6-1181385
5FC Ilves 2210 -6-636-37298115 -4-21920128115 -2-41717170
6FC Lahti 228 -8-632-33303114 -5-21715132114 -3-41518171
7Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho 228 -5-929-2729-2114 -2-5141417-3114 -3-41513121
8HIFK 228 -4-1028-2933-4114 -3-4151316-3114 -1-6131617-1
9IFK Mariehamn 226 -5-1123-2943-14113 -3-5121319-6113 -2-6111624-8
10FC Haka 225 -7-1022-2541-16111 -2-85925-16114 -5-21716160
11TPS 226 -3-1321-2339-16115 -1-5161415-1111 -2-85924-15
12RoPS 221 -2-195-1551-36110 -2-921025-15111 -0-103526-21
2022 UEFACL
2022 UEFAECL
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to FIN2

Results

Wed - 4 Nov 2020
 TPS 32 KuPSVeritas Stadion
 FC Haka 01 IFK MariehamnTehtaan kenttä
 FC Lahti 21 HIFKLahden Stadion
 HJK 11 FC Inter TurkuBolt Arena
 FC Ilves 41 FC HonkaRatinan Stadion
 RoPS 23 Seinäjoen JalkapallokerhoRovaniemen Keskuskenttä
Sun - 1 Nov 2020
 IFK Mariehamn 05 HJKWiklöf Holding Arena
Sat - 31 Oct 2020
 TPS 10 Seinäjoen JalkapallokerhoVeritas Stadion
Thu - 22 Oct 2020
 FC Honka 21 FC LahtiTapiolan Urheilupuisto
 FC Inter Turku 30 TPSVeritas Stadion
 KuPS 23 FC HakaSavon Sanomat Areena
 HIFK 10 RoPSTelia 5G-Areena
Mon - 19 Oct 2020
 FC Lahti 00 FC HakaLahden kisapuisto
 TPS 41 RoPSVeritas Stadion
Sun - 18 Oct 2020
 HJK 30 HIFKBolt Arena
 FC Ilves 02 FC Inter TurkuTammela Stadion
 KuPS 02 FC HonkaSavon Sanomat Areena
Fri - 16 Oct 2020
 FC Haka 21 TPSTehtaan kenttä