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II liga
Season2019–20
Dates27 July 2019 – 25 July 2020
ChampionsGórnik Łęczna
PromotedGórnik Łęczna
Widzew Łódź
Resovia Rzeszów
RelegatedStal Stalowa Wola
Elana Toruń
Legionovia Legionowo
Gryf Wejherowo
Matches played306
Goals scored870 (2.84 per match)
Top goalscorerMichał Bednarski
(24 goals)
Biggest home winSkra 7–0 Gryf
(27 June 2020)
Biggest away winZnicz 0–6 Widzew
(10 November 2019)
Highest scoringWidzew 7–3 Pogoń
(12 October 2019)
Longest winning run5 matches
Górnik Łęczna (two times)
GKS Katowice
Longest unbeaten run12 matches
Lech Poznań II
Longest winless run12 matches
Gryf Wejherowo
Longest losing run10 matches
Legionovia Legionowo
Gryf Wejherowo
Highest attendance17,435
Widzew 2–0 Błękitni
(9 August 2019)[1]
Lowest attendance0[A]
Gryf 2–1 Skra
(28 September 2019)[2]
and 52 matches due to the COVID-19 pandemic[B]
Total attendance380,690[C]
Average attendanceBefore COVID-19 pandemic:
1,706[D] Decrease
Season average attendance:
1,244 Decrease

The 2019–20 II liga was the 72nd season of the third tier domestic division in the Polish football league system since its establishment in 1948 and the 12th season of the Polish II liga under its current title. The league was operated by the PZPN. The league was contested by 18 teams. The regular season was played in a round-robin tournament. The season started on 27 July 2019 and concluded on 25 July 2020 (regular season).[3][4][5] On 13 March 2020, the PZPN suspended the league due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.[6][7][8][9] After consultation with the Polish government, the league resumed behind closed doors without any spectators on 3 June 2020.

Changes from last season

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The following teams have changed division since the 2018–19 season.

Team overview

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Stadiums and locations

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Team Location Stadium Capacity
Błękitni Stargard Stargard Stadion Miejski 2,850
Bytovia Bytów Bytów Stadion Miejski 2,043
Elana Toruń Toruń Stadion im. Grzegorza Duneckiego 6,000
Garbarnia Kraków Kraków Stadion Garbarni 5,000
GKS Katowice Katowice Stadion GKS Katowice 6,710
Górnik Łęczna Łęczna Stadion Górnika Łęczna 7,456
Górnik Polkowice Polkowice Stadion Miejski 4,365
Gryf Wejherowo Wejherowo Stadion Miejski 2,500
Lech Poznań II Poznań Stadion Amiki Wronki 5,296
Legionovia Legionowo Legionowo Stadion Miejski 1,730
Olimpia Elbląg Elbląg Stadion Miejski 7,000
Pogoń Siedlce Siedlce Stadion Miejski 2,901
Resovia Rzeszów Rzeszów Stadion Resovii 3,420
Skra Częstochowa Częstochowa Stolzle Stadion STO 990
Stal Rzeszów Rzeszów Stadion Miejski 11,547
Stal Stalowa Wola Boguchwała[E] Izo Arena 943
Stalowa Wola[F] Podkarpackie Centrum Piłki Nożnej 3,764
Widzew Łódź Łódź Stadion Widzewa 18,018
Znicz Pruszków Pruszków Stadion Znicza 1,977

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

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II liga schedule changes[5]
Round Original dates Revised dates
23 14–15 March 3 June (midweek)
24 21–22 March 6–7 June
25 28–29 March 13–14 June
26 4–5 April 17–18 June
27 11 April 20–21 June
28 18–19 April 27–28 June
29 25–26 April 1 July (midweek)
30 2–3 May 4–5 July
31 9–10 May 11–12 July
32 16–17 May 16 July (midweek)
33 23–24 May 19 July
34 30–31 May 25–26 July

League table

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or Relegation
1 Górnik Łęczna (C, P) 34 18 9 7 47 37 +10 63 Promotion to I liga
2 Widzew Łódź (P) 34 17 8 9 65 37 +28 59
3 GKS Katowice 34 17 8 9 57 40 +17 59 Qualification for Promotion play-offs
4 Bytovia Bytów 34 14 10 10 50 48 +2 52[a]
5 Resovia Rzeszów (P) 34 13 13 8 50 32 +18 52[a]
6 Stal Rzeszów 34 15 6 13 55 44 +11 51
7 Garbarnia Kraków 34 14 8 12 46 40 +6 50[b]
8 Olimpia Elbląg 34 13 11 10 46 38 +8 50[b]
9 Znicz Pruszków 34 15 4 15 49 52 −3 49[c]
10 Pogoń Siedlce 34 15 4 15 54 53 +1 49[c]
11 Górnik Polkowice 34 13 9 12 60 47 +13 48
12 Błękitni Stargard 34 14 5 15 54 53 +1 47[d]
13 Lech Poznań II 34 12 11 11 49 47 +2 47[d]
14 Skra Częstochowa 34 13 8 13 37 44 −7 47[d]
15 Stal Stalowa Wola (R) 34 13 7 14 45 49 −4 46 Relegation to III liga
16 Elana Toruń (R) 34 11 8 15 50 54 −4 41
17 Legionovia Legionowo (R) 34 6 6 22 33 64 −31 24
18 Gryf Wejherowo (R) 34 3 5 26 23 91 −68 14
Source: Soccerway, 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) fairplay ranking.[10]
(C) Champions; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Bytovia Bytów 4, Resovia Rzeszów 1
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Garbarnia Kraków 4, Olimpia Elbląg 1
  3. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Znicz Pruszków 6, Pogoń Siedlce 0
  4. ^ a b c Head-to-head points (goal difference): Błękitni Stargard 7 (+4), Lech Poznań II 5 (-1), Skra Częstochowa 4 (-4)

Promotion play-offs

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II liga play-offs for the 2019–20 season will be played in July 2020. The teams who finished in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place are set to compete. The fixtures are 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 will be promoted to I liga for next season. All matches will be played in a stadiums of team which occupied higher position in regular season.[11]

Semi-finals
28 July
Final
31 July
      
3 GKS Katowice 0
6 Stal Rzeszów 2
6 Stal Rzeszów 0 (6)
5 Resovia Rzeszów 0 (7)
4 Bytovia Bytów 1 (6)
5 Resovia Rzeszów 1 (7)

Bytovia Bytów1–1Resovia Rzeszów
Feruga 107' Report Radulj 95' (pen.)
Penalties
Czubak soccer ball with check mark
Deleu soccer ball with check mark
Zawistowski soccer ball with check mark
Ameyaw soccer ball with red X
Feruga soccer ball with check mark
Giel soccer ball with check mark
Rutkowski soccer ball with check mark
Kwiatkowski soccer ball with red X
6–7 Kubowicz soccer ball with check mark
Zalepa soccer ball with check mark
Radulj soccer ball with red X
Dziubinski soccer ball with check mark
Platek soccer ball with check mark
Adamski soccer ball with check mark
Feret soccer ball with check mark
Twardowski soccer ball with check mark
Municipal Stadium, Bytów
Attendance: 500[G]
Referee: Paweł Malec (Łódź)
GKS Katowice0–2Stal Rzeszów
Report Gałecki 31' (o.g.)
Sylwestrzak 62'
Attendance: 1,660[G]
Referee: Jacek Małyszek (Lublin)

See also

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Notes

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  1. ^ Match have been played behind closed doors without any spectators.
  2. ^ One match of 22 round, all matches of 23–26 round, three matches of 27 round, three matches of 28 round, one match of 29 round, two matches of 30 round, one match of 31 round, two matches of 32 round, one match of 33 round and two matches of 34 round have been played behind closed doors without any spectators.
  3. ^ Selected matches of 27–34 round have been played with "no more than 25 percent of the number of seats allocated to the public".
  4. ^ The average league attendance was 1,706 after 197 matches prior to fixtures being played behind closed doors without any spectators.
  5. ^ Until the matchday 20.
  6. ^ From the matchday 21.
  7. ^ a b c Match have been played with "no more than 25 percent of the number of seats allocated to the public" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

References

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  1. ^ "Match report". 90minut.pl. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Match report". 90minut. 28 September 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Terminarz". I liga. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Ramowy terminarz rozgrywek na sezon 2019/2020". PZPN. 24 April 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Ramowy terminarz dokończenia sezonu 2019/2020" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 13 May 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Rozgrywki Fortuna I ligi i II ligi zawieszone" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Mecze 24. i 25. kolejki w Fortuna I lidze oraz II lidze odwołane" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Rozgrywki Fortuna I ligi i II ligi zawieszone do 26 kwietnia" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 20 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Rozgrywki Fortuna I ligi i II ligi zostaną wznowione między 30 maja a 6 czerwca" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 21 April 2020. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Uchwała nr IV/49 z dnia 24 kwietnia 2019 roku Zarządu Polskiego Związku Piłki Nożnejw sprawie przyjęcia Regulaminu Rozgrywek Piłkarskich o Mistrzostwo I ligi na sezon 2019/2020" (PDF). 1 liga. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  11. ^ "KOMUNIKAT ZARZĄDU PZPN IV/2019Z DNIA 24 KWIETNIA 2019 ROKU" (PDF). PZPN. 24 April 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
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