Top five cancelled leagues around the world due to COVID-19 |
Top five cancelled leagues around the world due to COVID-19

Top five cancelled leagues around the world due to COVID-19

Normalcy might be returning slowly in the world, but the havoc the coronavirus pandemic caused the world of football has seen some leagues canceled and others postponed, and even the Champions League is on hold until further notice.

But, do you know the top five leagues that have had their seasons curtailed? Take a look.

Scottish Premiership

After the COVID-19 pandemic led to its suspension on March 13, the Scottish Premiership officially ended two months later, and Celtic won its ninth consecutive league title. 

Celtic was originally 13 points ahead of second-place Rangers, having played one more match.

Check out the full standings.

Belgian First Division A

The COVID-19 pandemic halted the 117th edition of the Belgian top-flight in early April, and the season was canceled on May 15.

Club Brugge was crowned champions, winning its third league title in four seasons.

Here are the full standings.

French Ligue 1

French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, announced he won’t sanction any sporting events until September at the earliest. Therefore, Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 came to a sudden end.

There were hopes of a return but behind closed doors, but Philippe made it clear he wouldn’t allow football to resume, even behind closed doors.

PSG, who held a commanding 12-point lead on top, took home a seventh league title in eight seasons. Marseille finished a respectable second in the standings. While Rennes and Lille rounded off the top-four spots.

Amiens and Toulouse, meanwhile, suffered relegation to Ligue 2.

Full standings.

Argentina Superliga

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) canceled all domestic action on April 28.

There will be no relegation for two seasons, which is a huge plus for Diego Maradona’s Gimnasia side.

Here are the standings.

The Netherlands Eredivisie

The Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) postponed the Eredivisie on March 12.

They then soon canceled the Eredivisie altogether, following the government’s announcement that all events would remain suspended until September 1; unless given authorization.

No teams won the league or suffered relegation due to the cancellation.

These are the full standings.