2019–20 Eredivisie (women)

The 2019–20 Eredivisie Vrouwen is the tenth season of the Netherlands women's professional football league. The season takes place from 23 August 2019 to 22 May 2020 with eight teams. Twente started the season as defending champions.

Eredivisie Vrouwen
Season2019–20
Dates23 August 2019 – 24 April 2020
UEFA Women's Champions LeaguePSV Eindhoven
AFC Ajax
Matches played48
Goals scored168 (3.5 per match)
Biggest home winPSV 9–1 Excelsior/Barendrecht
(27 September 2019)
Biggest away winPEC Zwolle 0–4 PSV
(22 November 2019)
Excelsior/Barendrecht 1–5 PSV
(14 February 2020)
Highest scoringPSV 9–1 Excelsior/Barendrecht
(27 September 2019)
Longest winning run5 matches
Ajax
Longest unbeaten run12 matches
PSV
Longest winless run12 matches
Excelsior/Barendrecht
Longest losing run6 matches
Excelsior/Barendrecht
All statistics correct as of 25 February 2020.

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemicEdit

On 12 March 2020, all football leagues were suspended until 31 March as the Dutch government forbade events due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Netherlands.[1] On 15 March this period was extended until 6 April.[2] Due to the decision of the Dutch government to forbid all gatherings and events until 1 June 2020, this period was even further extended.[3]

The Dutch government announced on 21 April that all events subject to authorization, would remain forbidden at least until 1 September 2020. As a result, the KNVB announced the same day, the intention not to continue all remaining suspended competitions. A final decision would be taken after consultation with the UEFA and next the consequences would be discussed with the clubs involved.[4]

On 24 April 2020 the season was cancelled, [5] conjunction with 2019–20 FA WSL decision to also cancellation in 5 June 2020.

FormatEdit

At the regular season, the eight teams play each other twice (once at home and once away), for a total of 14 matches each. After that the top four teams qualify for a championship play-off and the bottom four teams play a placement play-off. In each play-off, teams played each other twice for a total of 6 matches each. Points accumulated at the regular season are halved and added to the points of the play-off stage rounds. There is no relegation nor promotion in the league and the champion and runner-up qualify for the 2020–21 UEFA Women's Champions League.[6][7]

TeamsEdit

Location of teams in the Eredivisie 2019–20
Team City / Town Venue(s) Capacity
ADO Den Haag Den Haag Cars Jeans Stadion 15,000
Sportpark Nieuw Hanenburg 02,500
AFC Ajax Amsterdam Sportpark De Toekomst 05,000
VV Alkmaar Alkmaar Rabobank IJmond Stadion (Velsen) 04,663
Sportpark AFC '34 02,500
Sportpark De Wending (Heerhugowaard) 01,000
AFAS Trainingscomplex (Wormerland) 02,383
Excelsior/Barendrecht Rotterdam Van Donge & De Roo Stadion 04,500
Sportpark De Bongerd (Barendrecht) 02,100
SC Heerenveen Heerenveen Sportpark Skoatterwâld 03,000
Zuidersportpark (Sneek) 03,150
PEC Zwolle Zwolle MAC³PARK Stadion 14,000
Sportpark Ceintuurbaan 03,000
PSV Eindhoven Eindhoven Jan Louwers Stadion 05,400
Sportcomplex De Herdgang 02,500
FC Twente Enschede De Grolsch Veste 30,205
Sportpark Slangenbeek (Hengelo) 02,000
FC Twente-trainingscentrum (Hengelo) 01,000

Source: Soccerway[8]

>> As the competition was cancelled, below is the situation on 25 February 2020, the date the last matches were played. <<

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 PSV 12 10 2 0 42 8 +34 32 Qualification to Championship play-off
2 Ajax 12 8 1 3 22 11 +11 25
3 Twente 12 7 2 3 28 15 +13 23
4 Heerenveen 12 5 3 4 18 17 +1 18
5 ADO Den Haag 12 3 3 6 12 16 −4 12 Qualification to Placement play-off
6 Alkmaar 12 2 4 6 19 29 −10 10
7 PEC Zwolle 12 2 4 6 17 32 −15 10
8 Excelsior/Barendrecht 12 0 3 9 10 40 −30 3
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: Season in progress: 1) Most points won; 2) Less points lost; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Alphabetical order; End of season: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored; 7) Play-off if relevant for deciding champion, relegation or participating in a European league, otherwise by draw. 8) Penalty shoot-out (only after a play-off)[9]

Fixtures/resultsEdit

Home \ Away ADO AJA ALK EXC HEE PEC PSV TWE
ADO Den Haag 1–0 20 Mar 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–1
Ajax 1–0 4–0 27 Mar 0–0 4–0 1–4 2–1
Alkmaar 1–1 1–2 4–0 3–2 2–2 27 Mar 0–2
Excelsior/Barendrecht 1–3 0–2 3–3 0–2 20 Mar 1–5 2–4
Heerenveen 27 Mar 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–4 1–3
PEC Zwolle 2–4 2–4 2–1 2–2 3–3 0–4 27 Mar
PSV 1–1 20 Mar 5–0 9–1 1–1 4–0 1–0
Twente 4–0 2–1 3–3 4–0 20 Mar 2–2 2–3
Source: Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "tot en met 31 maart geen voetbal in nederland" [Until 31 March no football in the Netherlands] (in Dutch). KNVB. 12 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Geen voetbalwedstrijden tot en met 6 april" [No football matches until 6 April] (in Dutch). KNVB. 15 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Voetbalseizoen lijkt ten einde: Kabinet verlengt maatregelen tot 1 juni" [Football season seems to have ended: Government extends measures until 1 June 2020] (in Dutch). voetbal247.nl. 23 March 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Status betaaldvoetbalcompetities naar aanleiding van update maatregelen overheid" [Status professional football in response to the update measures of the government.] (in Dutch). KNVB. 21 April 2020. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  5. ^ "KNVB beslist: Ajax nummer één, geen promotie/degradatie" [KNVB decides: Ajax number one, no promotiom/relegation] (in Dutch). NOS. 24 April 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Eredivisie vrouwen dit seizoen op vrijdag en zondagmiddag". KNVB (in Dutch). 5 July 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Programma eredivisie vrouwen seizoen 2019/'20". knvb.nl (in Dutch). KNVB. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Eredivisie Women 2019-2020 - Venues". soccerway.com. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Eredivisie 2019/2020 - Season rules" (PDF). KNVB. Retrieved 3 July 2019.

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