New Zealand Football Championship
FIFA Region
OFC
Season
2020-2021
Location
New Zealand
Abbreviation
NZL1

Summary

The New Zealand Football Championship (NZL1) is the top league in the New Zealand football league system. At the end of the 2020-2021 season, the NZL1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2022 OFC Champions League - Group Stage:
    • 2020-2021 NZL1 Championship champion
    • 1st place 2020-2021 NZL1 Championship Regular Season team

Leagues Pyramid - New Zealand

Abbrev League # of Teams
NZL1 New Zealand Football Championship 8

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

13 Nov 2020 - 9 Mar 2021  8: NZL1 (8)

Season Format

Each NZL1 team plays Home-Away matches with the other 7 NZL1 teams for a total of 14 league matches per team. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, then (2) total goals scored.

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

Not applicable.


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Grand Final

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sat - 20 Mar 2021
 Auckland City FC 24 Team Wellington FCNorth Harbour Stadium

Semifinals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Fri - 12 Mar 2021
Sat - 13 Mar 2021

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Auckland City FC 148 -4-228-27131476 -1-0191661072 -3-291174
2Team Wellington FC 147 -5-226-35211475 -1-11625121372 -4-1101091
3Hamilton Wanderers AFC 145 -5-420-2321272 -3-291011-173 -2-21113103
4Eastern Suburbs AFC 145 -4-519-2523272 -4-110178973 -0-49815-7
5Waitakere United 144 -6-418-2826272 -3-291313072 -3-2915132
6Canterbury United FC 145 -3-618-2124-374 -0-3121111071 -3-361013-3
7Hawke's Bay United FC 144 -1-913-1729-1272 -1-47816-872 -0-56913-4
8Wellington Phoenix FC Reserves 142 -4-810-1837-1971 -3-36710-371 -1-541127-16
Semifinals & 2022 OFCCL
Semifinals

Results

Tue - 9 Mar 2021
Fri - 26 Feb 2021
Sat - 20 Feb 2021
Fri - 19 Feb 2021
Sat - 13 Feb 2021
 Hamilton Wanderers AFC 32 Waitakere UnitedPorritt Athletics Stadium
Fri - 12 Feb 2021
 Team Wellington FC 70 Eastern Suburbs AFCDavid Farrington Park
Sat - 6 Feb 2021
Fri - 5 Feb 2021
Sat - 30 Jan 2021
 Hamilton Wanderers AFC 11 Canterbury United FCPorritt Athletics Stadium
Fri - 29 Jan 2021
 Team Wellington FC 34 Waitakere UnitedDavid Farrington Park