Eredivisie
2019–20
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Season information
Dates 2 August 2019 – 8 March 2020
Winners not awarded
Relegated no relegation
Domestic cup winners
KNVB Cup not awarded
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Ajax
AZ
Europa League Feyenoord
PSV Eindhoven
Willem II
Season statistics
Matches played 232
Goals scored 715
Average 3.08 (per match)
Top goalscorer Steven Berghuis
Cyriel Dessers
(15 goals each)
Biggest home win Utrecht 6–0 Fortuna Sittard
(3 November 2019)
Biggest away win Heracles Almelo 0–4 Heerenveen
(4 August 2019)
PEC Zwolle 0–4 PSV Eindhoven
(29 September 2019)
VVV-Venlo 0–4 Vitesse
(19 October 2019)
PSV Eindhoven 0–4 AZ
(27 October 2019)
Highest scoring PEC Zwolle 6–2 RKC Waalwijk
(15 September 2019)
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The 2019–20 Eredivisie was the 64th season of the Dutch football league Eredivisie since its establishment in 1955. The season began on 2 August 2019 and was scheduled to end on 24 May 2020. However, due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, the league was suspended on 12 March 2020 and was declared to be ended on 24 April. Ajax was the defending champion. Twente, RKC Waalwijk and Sparta Rotterdam joined as the promoted clubs from the 2018–19 Eerste Divisie. They replaced NAC Breda, Excelsior and De Graafschap who were relegated to the 2019–20 Eerste Divisie. Ajax managed to finish at the first position, but was not declared as the champions of this season's league.

Effects of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic

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

On 2 April, several clubs including Ajax, AZ and PSV indicated they were not willing to play the remainder of the season.

The Dutch government announced on 21 April that all events subjct 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.

On 24 April 2020 the KNVB announced their final decision:

  • The ranking on 8 March 2020 is the final ranking, but Ajax will not be champions.
  • There will be no promotion/relegation between the Eredivisie and Keuken Kampioen Divisie.
  • European tickets will be assigned based on the ranking on 8 March: Ajax and AZ - Champions League, and Feyenoord, PSV and Willem II - Europa League.

The decision has caused controversies. FC Utrecht, which finished at 6th position, has played one less match than Willem II and finalist of KNVB Cup, have announced that the club will take legal action after being denied a European place.

Teams

Stadiums and locations

Club Location Venue Capacity
ADO Den Haag The Hague Cars Jeans Stadion 15,000
Ajax Amsterdam Johan Cruyff Arena 54,990
AZ Alkmaar AFAS Stadion 17,023
Emmen Emmen De Oude Meerdijk 08,600
Feyenoord Rotterdam De Kuip 52,000
Fortuna Sittard Sittard Fortuna Sittard Stadion 10,300
Groningen Groningen Noordlease Stadion 22,550
Heerenveen Heerenveen Abe Lenstra Stadion 27,224
Heracles Almelo Almelo Polman Stadion 12,080
PEC Zwolle Zwolle MAC³PARK Stadion 14,000
PSV Eindhoven Eindhoven Philips Stadion 36,500
RKC Waalwijk Waalwijk Mandemakers Stadion 07,500
Sparta Rotterdam Rotterdam Het Kasteel 11,000
Twente Enschede De Grolsch Veste 30,205
Utrecht Utrecht Stadion Galgenwaard 23,750
Vitesse Arnhem GelreDome 21,248
VVV-Venlo Venlo Seacon Stadion – De Koel 08,000
Willem II Tilburg Koning Willem II Stadion 14,500

AZ only played their first home game at AFAS Stadion due to the stadium's roof collapse on 10 August 2019. From then on they play their home matches at the 17,000-capacity Cars Jeans Stadion in The Hague, home of ADO Den Haag.

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
ADO Den Haag Flag of England Alan Pardew Flag of Netherlands Aaron Meijers Erreà Cars Jeans
Ajax Flag of Netherlands Erik ten Hag Flag of Serbia Dušan Tadić Adidas Ziggo
AZ Flag of Netherlands Arne Slot Flag of Netherlands Teun Koopmeiners Under Armour AFAS Software
Emmen Flag of Netherlands Dick Lukkien Flag of Netherlands Anco Jansen Hummel Hitachi Capital Mobility
Feyenoord Flag of Netherlands Dick Advocaat Flag of Netherlands Steven Berghuis Adidas Droomparken
Fortuna Sittard Flag of Netherlands Sjors Ultee Flag of Netherlands Wessel Dammers Masita Sparr Finance
Groningen Flag of Netherlands Danny Buijs Flag of Netherlands Mike te Wierik Puma Payt
Heerenveen Flag of Netherlands Johnny Jansen Flag of Netherlands Hicham Faik Jako Ausnutria
Heracles Almelo Flag of Germany Frank Wormuth Flag of Netherlands Robin Pröpper Acerbis Asito
PEC Zwolle Flag of Netherlands John Stegeman Flag of Netherlands Bram van Polen Craft Molecaten
PSV Eindhoven Flag of Netherlands Ernest Faber (interim) Flag of Netherlands Ibrahim Afellay Umbro Metropoolregio Brainport Eindhoven
RKC Waalwijk Flag of Netherlands Fred Grim Flag of Netherlands Kevin Vermeulen Stanno Mandemakers Keukens
Sparta Rotterdam Flag of Netherlands Henk Fraser Flag of Morocco Adil Auassar Robey D&S Groep
Twente Flag of Spain Gonzalo García García Flag of Netherlands Wout Brama Sondico Pure Energie
Utrecht Flag of Netherlands John van den Brom Flag of Netherlands Willem Janssen Nike Zorg van de zaak
Vitesse Flag of Netherlands Edward Sturing Flag of Netherlands Bryan Linssen Nike Royal Burgers' Zoo & Netherlands Open Air Museum
VVV-Venlo Flag of Netherlands Hans de Koning Flag of Netherlands Danny Post Masita Seacon Logistics
Willem II Flag of Netherlands Adrie Koster Flag of Netherlands Jordens Peters Robey Destil

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Feyenoord Flag of Netherlands van Bronckhorst, GiovanniGiovanni van Bronckhorst End of contract 1 July 2019 Pre-season Flag of Netherlands Stam, JaapJaap Stam 1 June 2019
AZ Flag of Netherlands van den Brom, JohnJohn van den Brom 1 July 2019 Flag of Netherlands Slot, ArneArne Slot 1 July 2019
Utrecht Flag of Netherlands Advocaat, DickDick Advocaat 1 July 2019 Flag of Netherlands van den Brom, JohnJohn van den Brom 1 July 2019
Twente Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Pušić, MarinoMarino Pušić Sacked 1 July 2019 Flag of Spain García García, GonzaloGonzalo García García 1 July 2019
PEC Zwolle Flag of Netherlands Stam, JaapJaap Stam Signed by Feyenoord 1 July 2019 Flag of Netherlands Stegeman, JohnJohn Stegeman 1 July 2019
Fortuna Sittard Flag of Netherlands René Eijer Mutual consent 1 July 2019 Flag of Netherlands Sjors Ultee 1 July 2019
VVV-Venlo Flag of Netherlands Maurice Steijn Signed by Al Wahda 9 June 2019 Flag of Netherlands Maaskant, RobertRobert Maaskant 1 July 2019
Feyenoord Flag of Netherlands Jaap Stam Resigned 28 October 2019 12th Flag of Netherlands Advocaat, DickDick Advocaat 30 October 2019
VVV-Venlo Flag of Netherlands Robert Maaskant Sacked 11 November 2019 17th Flag of Netherlands Jay Driessen (interim) 15 November 2019
Vitesse Flag of Russia Leonid Slutsky Resigned 29 November 2019 6th Flag of Netherlands Joseph Oosting (interim) 3 December 2019
ADO Den Haag Flag of Netherlands Alfons Groenendijk Resigned 2 December 2019 17th Flag of Netherlands Dirk Heesen (interim) 2 December 2019
PSV Eindhoven Flag of Netherlands Mark van Bommel Sacked 16 December 2019 4th Flag of Netherlands Ernest Faber (interim) 16 December 2019
VVV-Venlo Flag of Netherlands Jay Driessen (interim) End of interim spell 19 December 2019 16th Flag of Netherlands Hans de Koning 19 December 2019
ADO Den Haag Flag of Netherlands Dirk Heesen (interim) 24 December 2019 17th Flag of England Alan Pardew 24 December 2019
Vitesse Flag of Netherlands Joseph Oosting (interim) 30 December 2019 6th Flag of Netherlands Edward Sturing 30 December 2019

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Ajax 25 18 2 5 68 23 +45 56
Champions League play-off round
2 AZ 25 18 2 5 54 17 +37 56
Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Feyenoord 25 14 8 3 50 35 +15 50
Europa League group stage
4 PSV 26 14 7 5 54 28 +26 49
Europa League Third qualifying round
5 Willem II 26 13 5 8 37 34 +3 44
Europa League Second qualifying round
6 Utrecht 25 12 5 8 50 34 +16 41
7 Vitesse 26 12 5 9 45 35 +10 41
8 Heracles 26 10 6 10 40 34 +6 36
9 Groningen 26 10 5 11 27 26 +1 35
10 Heerenveen 26 8 9 9 41 41 0 33
11 Sparta Rotterdam 26 9 6 11 41 45 −4 33
12 Emmen 26 9 5 12 32 45 −13 32
13 VVV-Venlo 26 8 4 14 24 51 −27 28
14 Twente 26 7 6 13 34 46 −12 27
15 PEC Zwolle 26 7 5 14 37 55 −18 26
16 Fortuna Sittard 26 6 8 12 29 52 −23 26
17 ADO Den Haag 26 4 7 15 25 54 −29 19
18 RKC Waalwijk 26 4 3 19 27 60 −33 15
Source: eredivisie.nl, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament


Season statistics

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Games Goal Soccerball shad check.png avg.
1 Flag of Netherlands Steven Berghuis Feyenoord 24 15 7 0.63
Flag of Nigeria Cyriel Dessers Heracles Almelo 26 1 0.58
3 Flag of Netherlands Myron Boadu AZ 24 14 0 0.58
Flag of Netherlands Bryan Linssen Vitesse 25 0 0.56
5 Flag of Morocco Oussama Idrissi AZ 25 13 0 0.52
6 Flag of Netherlands Quincy Promes Ajax 20 12 0 0.6
Flag of Slovenia Tim Matavž Vitesse 25 1 0.48
8 Flag of Netherlands Donyell Malen PSV Eindhoven 14 11 2 0.79
Flag of Greece Vangelis Pavlidis Willem II 25 1 0.44
Flag of Slovenia Haris Vučkić Twente 25 1 0.44
Flag of Serbia Dušan Tadić Ajax 25 3 0.44
Flag of Netherlands Teun Koopmeiners AZ 25 9 0.44

Source: nos.nl

Hat-tricks(+)

Rnd Player Club Goals Date Home Score Away
4 Flag of Netherlands Quincy Promes Ajax Goal 50' Goal 68' Goal 83' 25 September 2019 Ajax 5–0 Fortuna Sittard
6 Flag of Netherlands Donyell Malen PSV Eindhoven Goal 18' Goal 36' Goal 46' Goal 83' (p) Goal 89' (p) 14 September 2019 PSV Eindhoven 5–0 Vitesse
6 Flag of Iran Reza Ghoochannejhad PEC Zwolle Goal 60' Goal 81' Goal 83' Goal 88' 15 September 2019 PEC Zwolle 6–2 RKC Waalwijk
11 Flag of Netherlands Mark Diemers Fortuna Sittard Goal 9' Goal 26' Goal 87' (p) 26 October 2019 Fortuna Sittard 4–1 VVV-Venlo
13 Flag of Belgium Cyriel Dessers Heracles Almelo Goal 56' Goal 64' Goal 82' 9 November 2019 Heracles Almelo 6–1 VVV-Venlo
15 Flag of Netherlands Noa Lang Ajax Goal 32' Goal 51' Goal 70' 1 December 2019 Twente 2–5 Ajax
17 Flag of Netherlands Steven Berghuis Feyenoord Goal 19' Goal 34' (p) Goal 64' (p) 15 December 2019 Feyenoord 3–1 PSV Eindhoven

Assists

Rank Player Club Games Assist avg.
1 Flag of Serbia Dušan Tadić Ajax 25 14 0.56
2 Flag of Morocco Hakim Ziyech Ajax 21 12 0.57
3 Flag of Netherlands Steven Bergwijn PSV Eindhoven 16 10 0.63
4 Flag of Netherlands Abdou Harroui Sparta Rotterdam 26 08 0.31
5 Flag of Netherlands Steven Berghuis Feyenoord 24 07 0.29
Flag of Netherlands Gyrano Kerk Utrecht 24 0.29
Flag of Netherlands Calvin Stengs AZ 25 0.28
Flag of Brazil Mauro Júnior Heracles Almelo 26 0.27
9 Flag of Netherlands Bryan Smeets Sparta Rotterdam 22 06 0.27
Flag of Netherlands Myron Boadu AZ 24 0.25
Flag of Netherlands Owen Wijndal AZ 24 0.25
Flag of Netherlands Cody Gakpo PSV Eindhoven 25 0.24
Flag of Netherlands Gustavo Hamer PEC Zwolle 25 0.24
Flag of Nigeria Cyriel Dessers Heracles Almelo 26 0.23

Source: nos.nl

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Player of the Month Talent of the Month
Player Club Player Club
August Flag of Morocco Hakim Ziyech Ajax Flag of Netherlands Owen Wijndal AZ
September Flag of Netherlands Donyell Malen PSV Flag of Nigeria Chidera Ejuke Heerenveen
October Flag of Netherlands Adam Maher Utrecht Flag of Germany Lennart Czyborra Heracles
November Flag of Belgium Cyriel Dessers Heracles Almelo Flag of Netherlands Owen Wijndal AZ
December Flag of Morocco Oussama Idrissi AZ Flag of Turkey Orkun Kökçü Feyenoord
January Flag of Morocco Oussama Idrissi AZ Flag of Colombia Luis Sinisterra Feyenoord
February Flag of Germany Thorsten Kirschbaum VVV-Venlo Flag of Netherlands Joey Veerman Heerenveen

External links

Eredivisie 2019-20

ADO Den Haag · Ajax · AZ · Emmen · Feyenoord · Fortuna Sittard · Groningen · Heerenveen · Heracles · PEC Zwolle · PSV · Twente · RKC Waalwijk · Sparta Rotterdam · Utrecht · Vitesse · VVV · Willem II

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UEFA competitions

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International competitions

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