Eredivisie
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2020-2021
Location
Netherlands
Abbreviation
NED1

Summary

The Eredivisie (NED1) is the top league in Dutch football. At the end of the 2020-2021 NED1 season, the NED1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League - Playoff Round:
    • 1st place 2020-2021 NED1 team
  • 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League - 2nd Qualifying Round:
    • 2nd place 2020-2021 NED1 team
  • 2021-2022 UEFA Europa Conference League - 3rd Qualifying Round:
    • 3rd place 2020-2021 NED1 team
  • 2021-2022 UEFA Europa Conference League - 2nd Qualifying Round:
    • 4th place 2020-2021 NED1 team

The winner of the 2020-2021 KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup), typically a NED1 team, also receives a berth in the Playoff Stage of the 2021-2022 UEFA Europa League.

Leagues Pyramid - Netherlands

Abbrev League # of Teams
NED1 Eredivisie 18
NED2 Eerste Divisie
(Kueken Kampioen Divisie)
20
NED3 Tweede Divisie 18
NED4 Derde Divisie 36
NED5 Hoofdklasse 64
NED6 Eerste Klasse 154
NED7 Tweede Klasse 308

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Regular
12 Sep 2020 - 15 May 2021
  18: NED1 (15 minimum), NED2 (3 maximum)

Season Format

Each NED1 team plays Home-Away matches against the other NED1 teams for a total of 34 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, (6) playoff (only if deciding champion and relegation), otherwise a draw, then (7) a penalty shoot out.

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

At the end of the 2020-2021 NED1 season, the 17th and 18th place teams are automatically relegated to the NED2. The 16th place team participates in a Home-Away highest aggregate goals wins Relegation/Promotion Playoffs with 3rd through 8th place NED2 teams. Youth teams cannot be promoted and cannot participate this playoff. The Promotion/Relegation Playoff winner plays in the 2021-2022 NED1, while the rest of the teams play in the 2021-2022 NED2.


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 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Ajax Amsterdam 1713 -2-241-58134597 -1-1222882086 -1-11930525
2Vitesse Arnhem 1712 -2-338-31131887 -1-0221531295 -1-31616106
3PSV Eindhoven 1711 -4-237-41192287 -0-1211961394 -4-11622139
4Feyenoord 1710 -5-235-32131984 -4-016135896 -1-21919811
5AZ Alkmaar 179 -7-134-41251685 -2-1171810894 -5-01723158
6FC Groningen 179 -4-431-2521494 -3-215108285 -1-21615132
7Twente Enschede 178 -4-528-3324993 -2-4111414085 -2-11719109
8Heerenveen 175 -7-522-2526-183 -2-3111211192 -5-2111315-2
9Sparta Rotterdam 176 -3-821-2830-292 -2-581921-284 -1-313990
10FC Utrecht 174 -9-421-2224-293 -5-1141412281 -4-37812-4
11Fortuna Sittard 175 -4-819-2534-982 -2-481318-593 -2-4111216-4
12SC Heracles Almelo 175 -3-918-1928-983 -1-410139492 -2-58619-13
13PEC Zwolle 173 -8-617-1726-992 -4-310810-281 -4-37916-7
14vvv-Venlo 174 -4-916-2745-1892 -3-491127-1682 -1-571618-2
15RKC Waalwijk 173 -5-914-1529-1491 -4-47915-682 -1-57614-8
16Willem II Tilburg 172 -4-1110-2036-1682 -1-571218-690 -3-63818-10
17ADO Den Haag 172 -4-1110-1641-2580 -2-62820-1292 -2-58821-13
18FC Emmen 170 -5-125-1745-2890 -3-631328-1580 -2-62417-13
UEFACL
UEFAECL
Relegation Playoffs
Relegation to NED2

Fixtures

Fri - 22 Jan 2021
 Willem II Tilburg   PEC ZwolleWillem II Stadion
Sat - 23 Jan 2021
 ADO Den Haag   FC EmmenCars Jeans Stadion
 PSV Eindhoven   RKC WaalwijkPhilips Stadion
 SC Heracles Almelo   HeerenveenStadion Erve Asito
Sun - 24 Jan 2021
 Fortuna Sittard   Ajax AmsterdamFortuna Sittard Stadion
 Twente Enschede   vvv-VenloDe Grolsch Veste
 FC Utrecht   Sparta RotterdamStadion Galgenwaard
 Feyenoord   AZ AlkmaarStadion Feijenoord
Tue - 26 Jan 2021
 PEC Zwolle   SC Heracles AlmeloMAC³PARK Stadion
 FC Emmen   PSV EindhovenDe Oude Meerdijk
 FC Groningen   ADO Den HaagHitachi Capital Mobility Stadium
Wed - 27 Jan 2021
 AZ Alkmaar   FC UtrechtAFAS Stadion
 RKC Waalwijk   Fortuna SittardMandemakers Stadion
 vvv-Venlo   Vitesse ArnhemCovebo Stadion - De Koel
 Heerenveen   FeyenoordAbe Lenstra Stadion
Thu - 28 Jan 2021
 Sparta Rotterdam   Twente EnschedeSparta Stadion Het Kasteel
 Ajax Amsterdam   Willem II TilburgJohan Cruijff ArenA
Sat - 30 Jan 2021
 SC Heracles Almelo   FC GroningenStadion Erve Asito
 FC Utrecht   PEC ZwolleStadion Galgenwaard

Results

Sun - 17 Jan 2021
 Ajax Amsterdam 10 FeyenoordJohan Cruijff ArenA
 vvv-Venlo 11 HeerenveenCovebo Stadion - De Koel
 FC Groningen 22 Twente EnschedeHitachi Capital Mobility Stadium
 RKC Waalwijk 11 Willem II TilburgMandemakers Stadion
Sat - 16 Jan 2021
 AZ Alkmaar 21 ADO Den HaagAFAS Stadion
 PEC Zwolle 02 Fortuna SittardMAC³PARK Stadion
 FC Utrecht 20 SC Heracles AlmeloStadion Galgenwaard
 Sparta Rotterdam 35 PSV EindhovenSparta Stadion Het Kasteel
 FC Emmen 14 Vitesse ArnhemDe Oude Meerdijk
Thu - 14 Jan 2021
 Willem II Tilburg 23 FC GroningenWillem II Stadion
 Twente Enschede 13 Ajax AmsterdamDe Grolsch Veste
 Heerenveen 11 RKC WaalwijkAbe Lenstra Stadion
Wed - 13 Jan 2021
 Feyenoord 10 PEC ZwolleStadion Feijenoord
 ADO Den Haag 14 vvv-VenloCars Jeans Stadion
 Fortuna Sittard 01 Sparta RotterdamFortuna Sittard Stadion
 PSV Eindhoven 13 AZ AlkmaarPhilips Stadion
Tue - 12 Jan 2021
 SC Heracles Almelo 40 FC EmmenStadion Erve Asito
Sun - 10 Jan 2021
 Ajax Amsterdam 22 PSV EindhovenJohan Cruijff ArenA
 vvv-Venlo 21 Willem II TilburgCovebo Stadion - De Koel