Arminia Bielefeld – return to the top flight since the 2008/09 season.
Stuttgart – a quick return to the Bundesliga after 2018/19 season.
Arminia Bielefeld and Stuggart replaced Fortuna Dusseldorf and Paderborn in the Bundesliga for the 20/21 season.
Werder Bremen survived the relegation play-off against FC Heidenheim (on the away goal rule).
A ‘2-2’ return leg draw after a goalless draw in Bremen.
Arminia Bielefeld – winners of 2.Bundesliga
18 wins 14 draws 2 defeats 65 goals 30 conceded = 68 points. Won promotion as champions by 10 points.
Stuttgart – runners- up
Bundesliga teams 2020/21
Arminia Bielefeld – promoted
Stuttgart – promoted
Spanish La Liga
Cadiz – after 14 years
Huesca – an immediate return
Elche – back after 5 years (2014/15 season). Just two seasons ago (2017/18) they were in third tier of Spanish football.
Espanyol, Mallorca, and Leganes are being replaced by Cadiz, Huesca and Elche
Huesca won the Segunda Division by a point over Cadiz.
Huesca and Cadiz secured direct promotion to the first division.
Zaragoza, Almeria, Girona, and Elche finished in the play-off round.
in the the promotion playoff,
6th-place Elche knocked out 3rd-place Zaragoza
5th-place Girona knocked out 4th-place Almeria.
Elche 1-0(agg) Zaragoza
Girona 3-1(agg) Almeria
Elche 1-0(agg) Girona.
Elche picked up a win on the road to secure promotion to the top division.
They finished in the last available spot for the promotion playoffs and still made it.
La Liga teams for 2020/21 season
Cádiz – promoted
Elche – promoted
Huesca – promoted
English Premier League
Leeds United – back in the Premier League for the first time since 2003/04 season.
West Bromwich Albion – Back in the Premier League for the first time since 2017/18 season.
Fulham – return immediately to the Premier League after relegation in the 2018/19 season.
Norwich City, Watford, Bournemouth are being replaced by Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion, and Fulham.
Leeds were champions.
West Bromwich Albion narrowly escaped Brentford to secure direct promotion with Leeds United.
Brentford, Fulham, Cardiff City, and Swansea City fell in the promotion play-offs.
3rd-place Brentford and 4th-place Fulham won their respective matches by a 3-2 aggregate against 6th-place Swansea City and 5th-place Cardiff City.
Brentford 3-2 Swansea City
Fulham 3-2 Cardiff City
Brentford 1-2 Fulham.
Fulham makes a quick return to the Premier League.
Teams of the Premier League 2020/21
Brighton & Hove Albion
Fulham – promoted
Leeds United – promoted
West Bromwich Albion – promoted
West Ham United
Italian Serie A
Benevento – returned after the 2017/18 season.
Crotone – returned after the 2017/18 season.
Spezia – playing in Serie A for the first time in their history.
SPAL, Brescia, and Lecce are being replaced by Benevento, Crotone, and Spezia.
It was fitting that 3rd-place Spezia became the third team to seal promotion to Serie A.
The play-off finals between 3rd-place Spezia and 8th-place Frosinone ended in a 1-1 tie after two legs. The higher ranked team advanced as the rules suggest.
Italian Serie A teams 2020/21
Benevento – promoted
Crotone – promoted
Spezia – promoted
French Ligue 1
Toulouse and Amiens are replaced by Lorient and Lens.
Relegation might be slightly harsh on Amiens.
The season ended after the 28th round, leaving 10 rounds left uncontested.
Lorient were awarded the title as champions.
Lens kept second place.
Harsh call for
There was a maximum of 30 points available for each club. 28 points between the top of the table and 19th place.
French Ligue 1 teams 2020/21