2021 in association football

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2021 in association football
2020
2022

The following are the football (soccer) events in the year 2021 around the world.

Events[change | change source]

January[change | change source]

February[change | change source]

March[change | change source]

April[change | change source]

May[change | change source]

June[change | change source]

July[change | change source]

Date Unknown[change | change source]

Upcoming events[change | change source]

July[change | change source]

October[change | change source]

November[change | change source]

Unknown date[change | change source]

Tournament winners[change | change source]

International[change | change source]

Tournament Confederation Host Country(s) Winner Runner-Up Finals Stadium
2020 African Nations Championship CAF (Africa)  Cameroon  Morocco  Mali CameroonStade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé
2020 CONCACAF Nations League Finals CONCACAF (North America)  United States  United States  Mexico United StatesAT&T Stadium, Arlington
2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup  United States  United States  Mexico United StatesAllegiant Stadium, Paradise
2021 Copa América CONMEBOL (South America)  Brazil[n 1]  Argentina  Brazil BrazilEstádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
UEFA Euro 2020 UEFA (Europe) Multiple Hosts[n 2]  Italy  England EnglandWembley Stadium, London
2021 UEFA Nations League Finals  Italy - - ItalySan Siro, Milan
2021 FIFA Arab Cup FIFA  Qatar - - QatarTBC
Men's football at the 2020 Olympics IOC  Japan - - Japan Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
Women's football at the 2020 Olympics  Canada  Sweden JapanJapan National Stadium, Tokyo
2021 Three Nations Cup Other    Nepal    Nepal  Bangladesh NepalDasharath Rangasala, Kathmandu
2020 Baltic Cup  Estonia
 Latvia
 Lithuania
 Estonia  Latvia No Final Match[n 3]

Youth international[change | change source]

Tournament Confederation Host Country(s) Winner Runner-Up Finals Stadium
2020 AFC U-19 Championship AFC (Asia)  Uzbekistan Cancelled UzbekistanBunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent
2020 AFC U-16 Championship  Bahrain Cancelled BahrainKhalifa Sports City Stadium, Isa Town
2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations CAF (Africa)  Mauritania  Ghana  Uganda MauritaniaStade Olympique, Nouakchott
2021 UNAF U-17 Tournament  Algeria  Algeria  Tunisia AlgeriaStade du 5 Juillet, Algiers
WAFU Zone A U-17 Tournament  Senegal  Senegal  Mali SenegalStade Lat-Dior, Thiès
WAFU Zone B U-17 Tournament  Togo  Ivory Coast  Nigeria TogoStade de Kégué, Lomé
2021 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations  Morocco Cancelled MoroccoStade El Bachir, Mohammedia
2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship UEFA (Europe)  Hungary
 Slovenia
 Germany  Portugal SloveniaStožice Stadium, Ljubljana
2021 Valeri Lobanovsky Memorial Tournament Other  Ukraine  Uzbekistan  Azerbaijan UkraineUnknown
2021 Arab Cup U-20  Egypt  Saudi Arabia  Algeria Egypt30 June Stadium, Cairo
2021 Arab Cup U-17  Morocco - - MoroccoUnknown

Continental[change | change source]

Confederation Tournament Previous Winner Winner Runner-Up Finals Stadium
AFC (Asia) 2021 AFC Champions League South KoreaUlsan Hyundai (2020) - - Stadium of the West Region semi-final winner
2021 AFC Cup LebanonAl Ahed (2019) - - Stadium of the West Asia Zonal winner
CAF (Africa) 2020–21 CAF Champions League EgyptAl Ahly (2019-20) EgyptAl Ahly South AfricaKaizer Chiefs MoroccoStade Mohammed V, Casablanca
2020–21 CAF Confederation Cup MoroccoRS Berkane (2019-20) MoroccoRaja Casablanca AlgeriaJS Kabylie BeninStade de l'Amitié, Cotonou
2020–21 CAF Super Cup EgyptZamalek (2020) EgyptAl Ahly MoroccoRS Berkane QatarJassim bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
CONCACAF (North America) 2021 CONCACAF Champions League Mexico Tigres UANL (2020) - - Stadium of higher ranking finalist
2021 CONCACAF League Costa RicaAlajuelense (2020) - - 2-Legged Final
2021 Caribbean Club Championship JamaicaPortmore United (2019) HaitiCavaly SurinameInter Moengotapoe Dominican RepublicFélix Sánchez Olympic Stadium, Santo Domingo
2021 Caribbean Club Shield SurinameRobinhood (2019) Season cancelled due to the
COVID-19 pandemic
CONMEBOL (South America) 2021 Copa Libertadores BrazilPalmeiras (2020) - - UruguayEstadio Centenario, Montevideo
2021 Copa Sudamericana ArgentinaDefensa y Justicia (2020) - - UruguayEstadio Centenario, Montevideo
2021 Recopa Sudamericana Brazil Flamengo (2020) ArgentinaDefensa y Justicia Brazil Palmeiras 2-Legged Final
OFC (Oceania) 2021 OFC Champions League New Caledonia Hienghène Sport (2019) Season cancelled due the
COVID-19 pandemic
UEFA (Europe) 2020–21 UEFA Champions League Germany Bayern Munich (2019-20) EnglandChelsea EnglandManchester City PortugalEstádio do Dragão, Porto
2020–21 UEFA Europa League SpainSevilla (2019-20) SpainVillarreal EnglandManchester United PolandStadion Miejski, Gdańsk
2021 UEFA Super Cup Germany Bayern Munich (2020) England Chelsea Spain Villareal Northern IrelandWindsor Park, Belfast
2020-21 UEFA Youth League Spain Real Madrid (2019-20) Season cancelled due the
COVID-19 pandemic
SwitzerlandColovray Stadium, Nyon
FIFA (Global) 2021 FIFA Club World Cup GermanyBayern Munich (2020) - - TBC

UEFA[change | change source]

Nation League Champion Relegated Cup Winner Runner-Up Supercup Winner Runner-Up
 Albania 2020–21 Kategoria Superiore Teuta Bylis (9th), Apolonia Fier (10th) 2020–21 Albanian Cup Vllaznia Skënderbeu 2021 Albanian Supercup
 Andorra 2020–21 Primera Divisió Inter Club d'Escaldes Penya Encarnada (8th) 2021 Copa Constitució Sant Julià Atlètic Club d'Escaldes 2021 Andorran Supercup
 Armenia 2020–21 Armenian Premier League Alashkert Shirak (9th), Gandzasar Kapan[n 4] 2020–21 Armenian Cup[3] Ararat Yerevan Alashkert 2021 Armenian Supercup
 Austria 2020–21 Austrian Football Bundesliga Red Bull Salzburg St. Pölten (6th in Relegation Round)[n 5] 2020–21 Austrian Cup Red Bull Salzburg LASK No Supercup
 Azerbaijan 2020–21 Azerbaijan Premier League Neftçi Baku None 2020–21 Azerbaijan Cup Keşla Sumgayit No Supercup
 Belarus 2021 Belarusian Premier League 14th,[n 6] 15th, 16th 2020–21 Belarusian Cup[4] BATE Borisov Isloch Minsk Raion 2021 Belarusian Super Cup Shakhtyor Soligorsk BATE Borisov
 Belgium 2020–21 Belgian First Division A[5] Club Brugge Waasland-Beveren (17th), Excel Mouscron (18th) 2020–21 Belgian Cup Genk Standard Liège 2021 Belgian Super Cup
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2020–21 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka Radnik Bijeljina (11th), Olimpik (12th) 2020–21 Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup Sarajevo Borac Banja Luka No Supercup
 Bulgaria 2020–21 First Professional Football League Ludogorets Relegation Round: Montana (3rd), Etar (4th) 2020–21 Bulgarian Cup CSKA Sofia Arda Kardzhali 2021 Bulgarian Supercup
 Croatia 2020–21 Croatian First Football League Dinamo Zagreb Varaždin (10th) 2020–21 Croatian Football Cup Dinamo Zagreb Istra 1961 2021 Croatian Football Super Cup
 Cyprus 2020–21 Cypriot First Division Omonia Nea Salamis Famagusta (11th), Ermis Aradippou (12th), Enosis Neon Paralimni (13th), Karmiotissa (14th) 2020–21 Cypriot Cup Anorthosis Famagusta Olympiakos Nicosia 2021 Cypriot Super Cup
 Czech Republic 2020–21 Czech First League Slavia Prague Zbrojovka Brno (16th), 1. FK Příbram (17th), SFC Opava (18th) 2020–21 Czech Cup Slavia Prague Viktoria Plzeň No Supercup
 Denmark 2020–21 Danish Superliga Brøndby Relegation Round: Lyngby (5th), AC Horsens (6th) 2020–21 Danish Cup Randers SønderjyskE No Supercup
 England 2020–21 Premier League[6] Manchester City Fulham (18th), West Bromwich Albion (19th), Sheffield United (20th) 2020–21 FA Cup[7] Leicester City Chelsea 2021 FA Community Shield
2020–21 EFL Cup[8] Manchester City Tottenham Hotspur
 Estonia 2021 Meistriliiga 9th,[n 6] 10th 2020–21 Estonian Cup Levadia Tallinn Flora 2021 Estonian Supercup Flora Paide
 Faroe Islands 2021 Effodeildin 9th, 10th 2021 Faroe Islands Cup 2021 Faroe Islands Super Cup HB NSÍ
 Finland 2021 Veikkausliiga 11th,[n 6] 12th 2021 Finnish Cup No Supercup
 France 2020–21 Ligue 1 Lille Nîmes (19th), Dijon (20th) 2020–21 Coupe de France Paris Saint-Germain AS Monaco 2021 Trophée des Champions
 Georgia 2021 Erovnuli Liga 8th,[n 6] 9th,[n 6] 10th 2021 Georgian Cup 2021 Georgian Super Cup Dinamo Tbilisi Gagra
 Germany 2020–21 Bundesliga Bayern Munich Werder Bremen (17th), Schalke 04 (18th) 2020–21 DFB-Pokal[9] Borussia Dortmund RB Leipzig 2021 DFL-Supercup
 Gibraltar 2020–21 Gibraltar National League Lincoln Red Imps Boca Gibraltar[n 7] 2021 Rock Cup Lincoln Red Imps Glacis United 2021 Pepe Reyes Cup
 Greece 2020–21 Super League Greece Olympiacos AEL (14th) 2020–21 Greek Football Cup PAOK Olympiacos 2021 Greek Super Cup
 Hungary 2020–21 Nemzeti Bajnokság I Ferencváros Diósgyőr (11th), Budafok (12th) 2020–21 Magyar Kupa Újpest Fehérvár No Supercup
 Iceland 2021 Úrvalsdeild 11th, 12th 2021 Icelandic Cup 2021 Icelandic Men's Football Super Cup Cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
2021 Deildabikar
 Republic of Ireland 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division 9th,[n 6] 10th 2021 FAI Cup 2021 President of Ireland's Cup Dundalk Shamrock Rovers
 Israel 2020–21 Israeli Premier League Maccabi Haifa Bnei Yehuda (13th), Hapoel Kfar Saba (14th) 2020–21 Israel State Cup Maccabi Tel Aviv Hapoel Tel Aviv 2021 Israel Super Cup
2020–21 Toto Cup Al Maccabi Tel Aviv Bnei Sakhnin
 Italy 2020–21 Serie A Inter Milan Benevento (18th), Parma (19th), Crotone (20th) 2020–21 Coppa Italia Juventus Atalanta 2021 Supercoppa Italiana
 Kazakhstan 2021 Kazakhstan Premier League 11th, 12th 2021 Kazakhstan Cup 2021 Kazakhstan Super Cup Tobol FC Astana
 Kosovo 2020–21 Football Superleague of Kosovo Prishtina Arbëria (9th), Besa Pejë (10th) 2020–21 Kosovar Cup Llapi Dukagjini 2021 Kosovar Supercup
 Latvia 2021 Latvian Higher League Fola Esch None 2021 Latvian Football Cup 2021 Virsligas Cup
 Liechtenstein No League 2020–21 Liechtenstein Cup Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic No Supercup
 Lithuania 2021 A Lyga 7th,[n 6] 8th 2021 Lithuanian Football Cup 2021 Lithuanian Supercup Panevėžys Žalgiris
 Luxembourg 2020–21 Luxembourg National Division Fola Esch None 2020–21 Luxembourg Cup Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic No Supercup
 Malta 2020–21 Maltese Premier League[n 8] Ħamrun Spartans Żejtun Corinthians (13th), Tarxien Rainbows (14th), Lija Athletic (15th), Senglea Athletic (16th) 2020–21 Maltese FA Trophy Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic 2021 Maltese Super Cup
 Moldova 2020–21 Moldovan National Division Sheriff Tiraspol Speranța Nisporeni (9th),[n 7] Codru Lozova(10th) 2020–21 Moldovan Cup Sfântul Gheorghe Sheriff Tiraspol 2021 Moldovan Super Cup Sfântul Gheorghe Sheriff Tiraspol
 Montenegro 2020–21 Montenegrin First League Budućnost OFK Titograd (10th) 2020–21 Montenegrin Cup Budućnost Dečić No Supercup
 Netherlands 2020–21 Eredivisie Ajax Emmen (16th),[n 5] VVV-Venlo (17th), ADO Den Haag (18th) 2020–21 KNVB Cup Ajax Vitesse 2021 Johan Cruyff Shield Ajax or Everdivise runner-up
 North Macedonia 2020–21 Macedonian First Football League Shkëndija Sileks (9th),[n 5] Vardar (11th), FK Belasica (12th) 2020–21 Macedonian Football Cup Sileks Akademija Pandev No Supercup
 Northern Ireland 2020–21 NIFL Premiership Linfield None 2020–21 Irish Cup Linfield Larne No Supercup
2020–21 NIFL Cup Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
 Norway 2021 Eliteserien 14th,[n 6] 15th, 16th 2021 Norwegian Football Cup 2021 Mesterfinalen
 Poland 2020–21 Ekstraklasa Legia Warsaw Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała (16th) 2020–21 Polish Cup Raków Częstochowa Arka Gdynia 2021 Polish SuperCup
 Portugal 2020–21 Primeira Liga Sporting CP Rio Ave (16th),[n 5] Farense (17th), Nacional (18th) 2020–21 Taça de Portugal Braga Benfica 2021 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
2020–21 Taça da Liga Sporting CP Braga
 Romania 2020–21 Liga I CFR Cluj Hermannstadt (14th),[n 5] Astra Giurgiu (15th), Politehnica Iași (16th) 2020–21 Cupa României Universitatea Craiova Astra Giurgiu 2021 Supercupa României
 Russia 2020–21 Russian Premier League Zenit Saint Petersburg Rotor Volgograd (15th), Tambov (16th)[n 4] 2020–21 Russian Cup Lokomotiv Moscow Krylia Sovetov Samara 2021 Russian Super Cup
 San Marino 2020–21 Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio La Fiorita (League)
Folgore (Playoffs)
None 2020–21 Coppa Titano La Fiorita Tre Fiori 2021 Super Coppa Sammarinese
 Scotland 2020–21 Scottish Premiership Rangers Kilmarnock (11th),[n 5] Hamilton Academical (12th) 2020–21 Scottish Cup St Johnstone Hibernian No Supercup
2020–21 Scottish League Cup St Johnstone Livingston
 Serbia 2020–21 Serbian SuperLiga Red Star Belgrade Rad (15th), Javor-Matis (16th), Inđija (17th), Zlatibor Čajetina (18th), Mačva Šabac (19th), Bačka (20th) 2020–21 Serbian Cup Red Star Belgrede Partizan No Supercup
 Slovakia 2020–21 Slovak First Football League Slovan Bratislava Nitra (12th) 2020–21 Slovak Cup Slovan Bratislava Žilina No Supercup
 Slovenia 2020–21 Slovenian PrvaLiga Mura Gorica (10th) 2020–21 Slovenian Cup Olimpija Ljubljana NK Celje No Supercup
 Spain 2020–21 La Liga Atletico Madrid Huesca (18th), Real Valladolid (19th), SD Eibar (20th) 2020–21 Copa del Rey Barcelona Athletic Bilbao 2020–21 Supercopa de España Athletic Bilbao Barcelona
 Sweden 2021 Allsvenskan 14th,[n 6] 15th, 16th 2020–21 Svenska Cupen Hammarby IF or BK Häcken No Supercup
  Switzerland 2020–21 Swiss Super League BSC Young Boys Vaduz (10th) 2020–21 Swiss Cup Luzern St. Gallen No Supercup
 Turkey 2020–21 Süper Lig Beşiktaş BB Erzurumspor (18th), Ankaragücü (19th), Gençlerbirliği (20th), Denizlispor (21st) 2020–21 Turkish Cup Beşiktaş Antalyaspor 2021 Turkish Super Cup
 Ukraine 2020–21 Ukrainian Premier League Dynamo Kyiv FC Mynai (14th) 2020–21 Ukrainian Cup Dynamo Kyiv Zorya Luhansk 2021 Ukrainian Super Cup
 Wales 2020–21 Cymru Premier Connah's Quay Nomads None 2020–21 Welsh Cup Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic No Supercup
2020–21 Welsh League Cup

CONMEBOL[change | change source]

Nation League Champion Relegated Cup Winner Runner-Up Supercup Winner Runner-Up
 Argentina 2021 Argentine Primera División None 2020–21 Copa Argentina Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic 2021 Supercopa Argentina
2021 Copa de la Liga Profesional Club Atlético Colón Racing Club
 Bolivia 2021 Bolivian Primera División 15th,[n 6] San José (16th) No Cup No Supercup
 Brazil 2021 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 17th, 18th, 19th, Chapecoense (20th) 2021 Copa do Brasil 2021 Supercopa do Brasil Flamengo Palmeiras
 Chile 2021 Chilean Primera División 15th,[n 6] 16th, Santiago Wanderers (17th) 2021 Copa Chile Colo-Colo Everton No Supercup
 Colombia 2021 Categoría Primera A Apertura Deportes Tolima 19th[n 9] 2021 Copa Colombia 2021 Superliga Colombiana Santa Fe América de Cali
2021 Categoría Primera A Finalización
 Ecuador 2021 Ecuadorian Serie A None 2021 Copa Ecuador Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic No Supercup
 Paraguay 2021 Paraguayan Primera División Apertura Libertad 9th,[n 6] 10th[n 9] 2021 Copa Paraguay
2021 Paraguayan Primera División Clausura
 Peru 2021 Peruvian Liga 1 16th,[n 6] 17th, 18th[n 9] 2021 Copa Bicentenario Sporting Cristal Carlos A. Mannucci
 Uruguay 2021 Uruguayan Primera División 14th, 15th, 16th[n 9] No Cup 2021 Supercopa Uruguaya Nacional Montevideo Wanderers
 Venezuela 2021 Venezuelan Primera División 7th (Occidental Group, Oriental Group, & Central Group) 2021 Copa Venezuela No Supercup

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Original hosts were Argentina and Colombia. Colombia was removed due to the country's political situation, while Argentina withdrew due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Hosts are Azerbaijan, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Scotland, and Spain. The Republic of Ireland was also supposed to host, but they withdrew.
  3. The final match of the tournament declared the winner. That match was played at the EstoniaA. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Club dissolved
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Lost the Relegation Play-Off
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 Possible Relegation by Play-Offs
  7. 7.0 7.1 Club expelled from league
  8. The league season was abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 All positions are based on an aggregate table

Births and deaths[change | change source]

Deaths[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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