2020–21 II liga

The 2020–21 II liga was the 73rd season of the third tier domestic division in the Polish football league system since its establishment in 1948 and the 13th season of the Polish II liga under its current title. The league was operated by the PZPN.

II liga
Season2020–21
Dates28 August 2020 – 12 June 2021
ChampionsGórnik Polkowice
PromotedGórnik Polkowice
GKS Katowice
Skra Częstochowa
RelegatedOlimpia Grudziądz
Błękitni Stargard
Bytovia Bytów
Matches played342
Goals scored974 (2.85 per match)
Top goalscorerKamil Wojtyra
(24 goals)
Biggest home winChojniczanka 6–0 Śląsk II
(14 April 2021)
Biggest away winBłękitni 0–5 Stal
(30 September 2020)
Znicz 0–5 Skra
(27 November 2020)
Highest scoringLech II 6–3 Hutnik
(5 September 2020)
Longest winning run8 matches
Górnik Polkowice
Longest unbeaten run13 matches
Górnik Polkowice
Longest winless run13 matches
Bytovia Bytów
Longest losing run7 matches
Bytovia Bytów
Highest attendance3,679[A]
Motor 2–2 Błękitni
(12 September 2020)[2]
Lowest attendance0[B]
All matches from 17 October 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Total attendance81,506[C][3]
Average attendance679[D] Decrease

The league was contested by 19 teams. The regular season was played in a round-robin tournament. The season started on 28 August 2020 and concluded on 12 June 2021 (regular season).[4] Each team played a total of 36 matches, half at home and half away. After the 18th matchday the league went on a winter break between 17 December 2020 and 26 February 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 120 matches have been played with a limited number of spectators. The rest of the matches (until 17 October 2020 and on 16 May 2021) were played behind closed doors without any spectators.

Changes from last seasonEdit

The following teams have changed division since the 2019–20 season.

Team overviewEdit

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Błękitni Stargard Stargard Stadion Miejski 2,850
Bytovia Bytów Bytów Stadion MOSiR 2,043
Chojniczanka Chojnice Chojnice Stadion Miejski Chojniczanka 1930 3,000
Garbarnia Kraków Kraków Stadion Garbarni 963
GKS Katowice Katowice Stadion GKS Katowice 6,710
Górnik Polkowice Polkowice Stadion Miejski 3,325
Hutnik Kraków Kraków Stadion Suche Stawy 6,000
KKS 1925 Kalisz Kalisz Stadion OSRiR 8,166
Lech Poznań II Poznań Stadion Amiki Wronki 5,296
Motor Lublin Lublin Arena Lublin 15,400
Olimpia Elbląg Elbląg Stadion Miejski 3,000
Olimpia Grudziądz Grudziądz Stadion im. Bronisława Malinowskiego 5,500
Pogoń Siedlce Siedlce Stadion ROSRRiT 2,901
Skra Częstochowa Częstochowa Stolzle Stadion STO 990
Sokół Ostróda Ostróda Stadion Miejski 4,998
Stal Rzeszów Rzeszów Stadion Stal1 11,547
Śląsk Wrocław II Wrocław Stadion Oporowska 8,346
Wigry Suwałki Suwałki Stadion OSiR 3,060
Znicz Pruszków Pruszków Stadion MZOS 1,977
  1. ^ Due to the renovation of Stadion Stal in Rzeszów, Stal have played four home games at Podkarpackie Centrum Piłki Nożnej in Stalowa Wola.[5]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or Relegation
1 Górnik Polkowice (C, P) 36 22 10 4 70 29 +41 76 Promotion to I liga
2 GKS Katowice (P) 36 22 4 10 67 41 +26 70
3 Chojniczanka Chojnice 36 19 10 7 63 34 +29 67 Qualification for Promotion play-offs
4 Wigry Suwałki 36 18 10 8 51 35 +16 64
5 KKS 1925 Kalisz 36 17 6 13 51 40 +11 57
6 Skra Częstochowa (O, P) 36 15 7 14 51 42 +9 52
7 Garbarnia Kraków 36 14 10 12 49 50 −1 52
8 Śląsk Wrocław II 36 15 7 14 61 57 +4 52
9 Motor Lublin 36 12 14 10 48 44 +4 50
10 Stal Rzeszów 36 14 8 14 58 60 −2 50
11 Sokół Ostróda 36 14 4 18 50 56 −6 46
12 Hutnik Kraków 36 13 6 17 47 61 −14 45
13 Pogoń Siedlce[a] 36 12 9 15 61 62 −1 42
14 Lech Poznań II 36 11 7 18 47 58 −11 40
15 Znicz Pruszków 36 10 8 18 37 55 −18 38
16 Olimpia Elbląg 36 9 10 17 39 52 −13 37
17 Olimpia Grudziądz (R) 36 10 6 20 42 67 −25 36 Relegation to III liga
18 Błękitni Stargard (R) 36 8 12 16 36 66 −30 36
19 Bytovia Bytów[b] (R) 36 8 10 18 46 65 −19 34 Relegation to IV liga
Updated to match(es) played on 5 June 2021. Source: 90minut.pl
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Games won; 8) Away games won
(C) Champions; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Pogoń Siedlce was punished with a deduction of 6 points for the use of unauthorized pharmacological support, this was later reduced to 3 points.[6][7]
  2. ^ Bytovia did not apply for III liga license due to financial difficulties,[8] then applied for IV liga license and will be playing in IV liga Pomerania.[9]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BŁĘ BYT CCH GAR KAT GÓR HUT KAL LPO MOT ELB GRU POG SKR SOK STA ŚLĄ WIG ZNI
Błękitni Stargard 1–4 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–5 1–0 2–3
Bytovia Bytów 3–2 1–2 0–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–2
Chojniczanka Chojnice 2–0 3–1 4–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 4–2 2–1 2–0
Garbarnia Kraków 3–0 2–2 2–1 2–4 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–3 2–1
GKS Katowice 5–0 1–2 2–1 4–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–1
Górnik Polkowice 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–0 2–1 1–1 4–2 3–0 4–0
Hutnik Kraków 3–1 3–2 2–2 3–1 2–5 1–2
KKS 1925 Kalisz 2–0 2–1 1–2 4–0 2–0 0–1 0–2 0–3 1–0
Lech Poznań II 1–1 1–3 6–3 2–3 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–1
Motor Lublin 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–3 1–0 3–3 1–0 1–2
Olimpia Elbląg 4–2 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–3 0–1 1–3 3–1 3–3
Olimpia Grudziądz 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–3 0–1 0–1 0–4 1–1
Pogoń Siedlce 2–1 4–2 4–3 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–2 1–2
Skra Częstochowa 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 0–1 4–0 3–0
Sokół Ostróda 0–2 3–0 1–1 3–0 1–4 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–3 2–0
Stal Rzeszów 3–3 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 3–2 0–3 1–2
Śląsk Wrocław II 2–0 0–3 0–0 0–3 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–2
Wigry Suwałki 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–0
Znicz Pruszków 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–5 0–2 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on 16 December 2020. Source: 90minut.pl
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Promotion play-offsEdit

II liga play-offs for the 2020–21 season were played on 15 and 19 June 2021. The teams who finished in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place were set to compete. The fixtures were determined by final league position – 3rd team of regular season vs 6th team of regular season and 4th team of regular season vs 5th team of regular season. The winner of final match, Skra Częstochowa, won promotion to I liga for next season. All matches were played in a stadiums of team which occupied higher position in regular season.[4]

Semi-finals
16 June
Final
19 June
      
3 Chojniczanka Chojnice 0
6 Skra Częstochowa 1
5 KKS 1925 Kalisz 0
6 Skra Częstochowa 3
4 Wigry Suwałki 2(2)
5 KKS 1925 Kalisz 2(4)

Top goalscorersEdit

Goals[10] Player(s)
24 goals Kamil Wojtyra (Skra Częstochowa)
20 goals Sebastian Bergier (Śląsk Wrocław II), Dawid Wolny (Sokół Ostróda)
16 goals Szymon Skrzypczak (Chojniczanka Chojnice), Janusz Surdykowski (Olimpia Elbląg)
15 goals José Embaló (Olimpia Grudziądz), Piotr Giel (Bytovia Bytów)
14 goals Mateusz Piątkowski (Górnik Polkowice), Marcin Urynowicz (GKS Katowice)
13 goals Kamil Adamek (Wigry Suwałki), Eryk Sobków (Górnik Polkowice)
12 goals Filip Kozłowski (GKS Katowice), Wojciech Reiman (Stal Rzeszów), Mariusz Szuszkiewicz (Górnik Polkowice), Arkadiusz Woźniak (GKS Katowice)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the match have been played with a limited number of spectators at maximum of 50% of stadium capacity.[1]
  2. ^ Matches have been played behind closed doors without any spectators.
  3. ^ Season total attendance after 120 matches (until 17 October 2020 and on 16 May 2021). All matches have been played with a limited number of spectators.
  4. ^ Season total attendance after 120 matches (until 17 October 2020 and on 16 May 2021). All matches have been played with a limited number of spectators.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Znosimy część ograniczeń związanych z COVID-19: więcej osób na trybunach, targach i konferencjach" (in Polish). Serwis Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Match report". 90minut.pl. 12 September 2020. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Podsumowanie statystyczne I i II ligi" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 18 June 2021. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Zatwierdzono regulaminy i ramowe terminarze rozgrywek na sezon 2020/2021". PZPN. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  5. ^ "II liga: Najbliższe domowe mecze Stali Rzeszów w Stalowej Woli" (in Polish). 90minut. 8 February 2021. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Pogoń Siedlce ukarana odjęciem sześciu punktów w sezonie 2020/21". 90minut (in Polish). 10 July 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Najwyższa Komisja Odwoławcza PZPN zmniejszyła karę Pogoni Siedlce". 90minut (in Polish). 23 September 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Komunikat". 30 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Oficjalnie w IV lidze". 8 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Strzelcy". 90minut.pl. Retrieved 25 December 2020.

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