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The promoted of 2020/21 – Europe’s top 5 leagues.

The Promoted

Bundesliga

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
Augsburg
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Eintracht Frankfurt
FC Köln
Freiburg
Hertha Berlin
Hoffenheim
Mainz
RB Leipzig
Schalke
Stuttgart – promoted
Union Berlin
Werder Bremen
Wolfsburg



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.

Semi finals
Elche 1-0(agg) Zaragoza
Girona 3-1(agg) Almeria

Final
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

Alavés
Athletic Bilbao
Atlético Madrid
Barcelona
Cádiz – promoted
Celta Vigo
Eibar
Elche – promoted
Getafe
Granada
Huesca – promoted
Levante
Osasuna
Real Betis
Real Madrid
Real Sociedad
Sevilla
Valencia
Valladolid
Villarreal





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

Final
Brentford 1-2 Fulham.

Fulham makes a quick return to the Premier League.
4th-place Fulham

Teams of the Premier League 2020/21

Arsenal
Aston Villa
Brighton & Hove Albion
Burnley
Chelsea
Crystal Palace
Everton
Fulham – promoted
Leeds United – promoted
Leicester City
Liverpool
Manchester City
Manchester United
Newcastle United
Sheffield United
Southampton
Tottenham Hotspur
West Bromwich Albion – promoted
West Ham United
Wolverhampton Wanderers



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

Atalanta
Benevento – promoted
Bologna
Cagliari
Crotone – promoted
Fiorentina
Genoa
Hellas Verona
Internazionale
Juventus
Lazio
Milan
Napoli
Parma
Roma
Sampdoria
Sassuolo
Spezia – promoted
Torino
Udinese



French Ligue 1
Lorient
Lens

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
Ajaccio
Troyes
Clemont

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

Angers
Bordeaux
Brest
Dijon
Lens
Lille
Lorient
Lyon
Marseille
Metz
Monaco
Montpellier
Nantes
Nice
Nîmes
Paris Saint-Germain
Reims
Rennes
Saint-Étienne
Strasbourg



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