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 3125 -4-279-9321721613 -2-1415013371512 -2-13843835
2PSV Eindhoven 3119 -8-465-6732351612 -3-139351124157 -5-326322111
3AZ Alkmaar 3119 -7-564-6941281510 -2-332331815169 -5-232362313
4Vitesse Arnhem 3118 -6-760-4829191611 -4-13725916157 -2-62323203
5Feyenoord 3115 -10-655-603228158 -6-130321022167 -4-52528226
6FC Utrecht 3113 -11-750-514011166 -6-42426242157 -5-32625169
7FC Groningen 3113 -7-1146-36360167 -5-42617134156 -2-7201923-4
8SC Heracles Almelo 3112 -6-1342-4046-6168 -3-527281513154 -3-8151231-19
9Sparta Rotterdam 3111 -7-1340-4447-3155 -3-71827270166 -4-6221720-3
10Fortuna Sittard 3112 -4-1540-4652-6165 -2-9172430-6157 -2-62322220
11Heerenveen 319 -11-1138-4144-3156 -4-52221165163 -7-6162028-8
12Twente Enschede 319 -10-1237-4345-2153 -5-7141922-3166 -5-52324231
13PEC Zwolle 318 -11-1235-4148-7155 -6-42118171163 -5-8142331-8
14RKC Waalwijk 316 -8-1726-2848-20164 -4-8161924-5152 -4-910924-15
15Willem II Tilburg 316 -7-1825-3464-30155 -2-8172030-10161 -5-1081434-20
16FC Emmen 315 -9-1724-3363-30153 -4-8132336-13162 -5-9111027-17
17vvv-Venlo 316 -4-2122-3981-42153 -3-9121739-22163 -1-12102242-20
18ADO Den Haag 313 -10-1819-2569-44161 -6-991634-18152 -4-910935-26
UEFACL
UEFAECL
Relegation Playoffs
Relegation to NED2

Fixtures

Fri - 7 May 2021
 Sparta Rotterdam   Vitesse ArnhemSparta Stadion Het Kasteel
Sat - 8 May 2021
 Heerenveen   FC UtrechtAbe Lenstra Stadion
 AZ Alkmaar   Fortuna SittardAFAS Stadion
 vvv-Venlo   RKC WaalwijkCovebo Stadion - De Koel
Sun - 9 May 2021
 FC Emmen   FC GroningenDe Oude Meerdijk
 Feyenoord   Ajax AmsterdamStadion Feijenoord
 PEC Zwolle   ADO Den HaagMAC³PARK Stadion
 Willem II Tilburg   PSV EindhovenWillem II Stadion
Wed - 12 May 2021
 ADO Den Haag   Willem II TilburgCars Jeans Stadion
 Ajax Amsterdam   vvv-VenloJohan Cruijff ArenA
 FC Emmen   HeerenveenDe Oude Meerdijk
 FC Groningen   AZ AlkmaarHitachi Capital Mobility Stadium
 Fortuna Sittard   Vitesse ArnhemFortuna Sittard Stadion
 SC Heracles Almelo   FeyenoordStadion Erve Asito
 PSV Eindhoven   PEC ZwollePhilips Stadion
 RKC Waalwijk   Twente EnschedeMandemakers Stadion
 Sparta Rotterdam   FC UtrechtSparta Stadion Het Kasteel
Sat - 15 May 2021
 Twente Enschede   ADO Den HaagDe Grolsch Veste

Results

Sun - 2 May 2021
 PSV Eindhoven 22 HeerenveenPhilips Stadion
 FC Groningen 12 Sparta RotterdamHitachi Capital Mobility Stadium
 Ajax Amsterdam 40 FC EmmenJohan Cruijff ArenA
 ADO Den Haag 32 FeyenoordCars Jeans Stadion
Sat - 1 May 2021
 FC Utrecht 32 Willem II TilburgStadion Galgenwaard
 RKC Waalwijk 13 AZ AlkmaarMandemakers Stadion
 Fortuna Sittard 30 Twente EnschedeFortuna Sittard Stadion
 SC Heracles Almelo 40 vvv-VenloStadion Erve Asito
Sun - 25 Apr 2021
 Feyenoord 00 Vitesse ArnhemStadion Feijenoord
 Twente Enschede 12 FC UtrechtDe Grolsch Veste
 Ajax Amsterdam 20 AZ AlkmaarJohan Cruijff ArenA
 ADO Den Haag 03 Fortuna SittardCars Jeans Stadion
 FC Emmen 31 SC Heracles AlmeloDe Oude Meerdijk
Sat - 24 Apr 2021
 Sparta Rotterdam 20 vvv-VenloSparta Stadion Het Kasteel
 PSV Eindhoven 10 FC GroningenPhilips Stadion
 Heerenveen 02 PEC ZwolleAbe Lenstra Stadion
Fri - 23 Apr 2021
 Willem II Tilburg 10 RKC WaalwijkWillem II Stadion
Thu - 22 Apr 2021
 Ajax Amsterdam 11 FC UtrechtJohan Cruijff ArenA
Sun - 11 Apr 2021
 RKC Waalwijk 01 Ajax AmsterdamMandemakers Stadion