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2020/21 Cups, Ups and Downs

- 2020/21 -
- Transfers (summer 2020 - January 2021 - summer 2021) -

EUROPE

Champions League
Best performances:
First Qualifying Round
Linfield - David Healy (manager), Shayne Lavery (2/0) et al
Dundalk - (see Europa League)

Europa League
Best performances:
Round of 16
Rangers - Steven Davis (10/0), Jordan Jones (1/0)
Group Stage
Celtic - Conor Hazard (1/0), [Shane Duffy (6/0)]
Dundalk - Cameron Dummigan (5/0), Michael Duffy (9/0), Patrick McEleney (7/0)

ENGLAND

Premier League
Relegated:
Sheffield United - Ollie Norwood

Championship
Promoted:
Norwich City (Champions) - Michael McGovern
Watford (Runners-Up) - Craig Cathcart
Play-Offs:
(no players)
Relegated:
(no players)

League One
Promoted:
Hull City (Champions) - Josh Magennis, Gavin Whyte (loan), Grant McCann (manager)
Play-Offs:
Blackpool - Daniel Ballard (on loan)
Sunderland - Conor McLaughlin, Tom Flanagan, Will Grigg (out on loan), Carl Winchester, Jordan Jones (loan)    
Relegated:
Rochdale - Ryan McLaughlin, Matty Lund, Stephen Dooley (ex-youth international)
Swindon Town - Lee Camp

League Two
Promoted:
Cheltenham Town - Michael Duff (manager)
Play-Offs:
Morecambe - Brad Lyons (b.Ballymoney, on loan)

FA Cup
Finalists: (final to be played 15th May)
Leicester City - Jonny Evans, Brendan Rodgers (manager)

EFL Cup
No players advanced beyond the quarter-final stage.

EFL Trophy
Conor McLaughlin with the Papa John's Trophy
Winners:
Sunderland - Tom Flanagan, Conor McLaughlin [sub]

FA Trophy
Finalists: (final to be played 22nd May)
Hereford - James McQuilkin

SCOTLAND

Premiership
Champions:
Rangers - Steven Davis, Jordan Jones (out on loan)
Runners-Up:
Celtic - Conor Hazard
Europa Conference Qualification:
Aberdeen - Niall McGinn, Matty Kennedy

Championship
Champions:
Hearts - Michael Smith, Liam Boyce
Play-Offs:
Dundee - James McPake (manager)
Dunfermline - Lewis McCann
Relegation Play-Off:
Greenock Morton - Brian McLean

League One
Champions:
Partick Thistle - Shea Gordon
Promotion Play-Off:
Cove Rangers - Rom Leighton (Youth Int)
Airdrie - Ally Roy, Paul Paton (loan)    

Scottish Cup
(2019/20 final held over due to Covid-19)
Winners:
Celtic - Conor Hazard, Neil Lennon (manager)
Runners-Up:
Hearts - Michael Smith, Liam Boyce [1 goal]

2020/21 finalists: (final to be played 22nd May)
Hibernian (none) vs St Johnstone (Ali McCann)

League Cup
Winners:
St Johnstone - Ali McCann

Larne skipper Jeff Hughes lifts County Antrim Shield
NORTHERN IRELAND
NIFL Premiership
Confirmed European qualification:
Linfield
Coleraine
Glentoran
Confirmed Europa Conference Play-Offs:
Larne
Cliftonville
Crusaders

Co. Antrim Shield
Winners:
Larne - Conor Devlin, Josh Robinson, Martin Donnelly, Jeff Hughes [sub]

Warren Feeney led Pirin Blagoevgrad
to the Bulgarian Second Division title
BELGIUM
Pro League Division A
Europa Conference Play-Offs:
KV Oostende - Cameron McGeehan

BULGARIA
Second Professional League [II]
Promoted:
OFC Pirin Blagoevgrad (Champions) - Warren Feeney (manager)

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