Error message

  • Deprecated function: The each() function is deprecated. This message will be suppressed on further calls in _menu_load_objects() (line 579 of /mnt/www/html/the186qfgn3wa2z/docroot/includes/menu.inc).
  • Notice: Undefined index: nid in views_handler_field_term_node_tid->pre_render() (line 98 of /mnt/www/html/the186qfgn3wa2z/docroot/sites/all/modules/views/modules/taxonomy/views_handler_field_term_node_tid.inc).
  • Notice: Undefined index: nid in views_handler_field_term_node_tid->pre_render() (line 98 of /mnt/www/html/the186qfgn3wa2z/docroot/sites/all/modules/views/modules/taxonomy/views_handler_field_term_node_tid.inc).
×

Promotion And Relegation: What Clubs Are Going Up And Going Down Around Europe

May is right around the corner and the domestic European season is soon coming to a close. For some clubs, elation, while others feel defeat.

We’ve just hit March and while MLS has just started stateside, European football leagues will begin to wind down by early May. Naturally the European game will soon be dealing with promotion and relegation to and from the top leagues.

Most of these leagues have roughly 10 games to go and every game can be do or die for clubs making the leap up and clubs who are fighting to survive. Here are the teams most likely to be relegated from the highest tier and promoted from the second tiers of Europe. 

Promotion And Relegation Contenders

England

Premier League (Relegation)

Cardiff City FC

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 18th out of 20

Last time relegated to the second tier: 2014

Fulham FC

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 19th out of 20

Last time relegated to the second tier: 2014

Huddersfield Town FC

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 20th out of 20

Last time relegated to the second tier: 1973

Championship (Promotion)

Norwich City FC

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 1st out of 24

Last time promoted to the first tier: 2016

Leeds United FC

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 2nd out of 24

Last time promoted to the first tier: 1990

Sheffield United (Playoff Winner)

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 3rd out of 24

Last time promoted to the first tier: 2007

France

Ligue Un (Relegation)

Stade Malherbe Caen

Current Position: 18th out of 20

Last time relegated from the first tier: 2013

Dijon FCO

Current Position: 19th out of 20

Last time relegated from the first tier: 2016

En Avant de Guingamp

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 20th out of 20

Last time relegated from the first tier: 2004

Ligue Deux (Promotion)

FC Metz

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 1st out of 20

Last time promoted to the first tier: 2014

Stade Brest

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 2nd out of 20

Last time promoted to the first tier: 2010

Lorient

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 3rd out of 20

Last time promoted to the first tier: 2006

Germany

Bundesliga (Relegation)

VfB Stuttgart (Playoff Loser)

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 16th out of 18

Last time relegated from the top tier: 2016

Hannover 96

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 17th out of 18

Last time relegated from the top tier: 2016

FC Nurnberg

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 18th out of 18

Last time relegated from the top tier: 2014

2. Bundesliga (Promotion)

FC Koln

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 1st out of 18

Last time promoted to the top tier: 2014

Hamburger SV

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 2nd out of 18

Last time promoted to the first tier: 2018

Union Berlin (Playoff Winner)

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 3rd out of 18

Last time promoted to the first tier: Has never been promoted to the 1. Bundesliga

Italy

Serie A (Relegation)

Bologna

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 18th out of 20

Last time relegated from the first tier: 2014

Frosinone

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 19th out of 20

Last time relegated from the first tier: 2016

Chievo Verona

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 20th out of 20

Last time relegated from the first tier: 2007

Serie B (Promotion)

Brescia Calcio

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 1st out of 19

Last time promoted to the first tier: 2010

Palermo

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 2nd out of 19

Last time promoted to the top tier: 2014

Benevento

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 4th out of 19

Last time promoted to the first tier: 2017

Spain

LaLiga (Relegation)

Villarreal CF

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 18th out of 20

Last time relegated from the first tier: 2012

Rayo Vallecano

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 19th out of 20

Last time relegated from the first tier: 2016

SD Huesca

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 20th out of 20

Last time relegated from the first tier: 2013

Segunda Liga (Promotion)

CA Osasuna

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 1st out of 20

Last time promoted to the first tier: 2016

Granada

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 2nd out of 20

Last time promoted to the first tier: 2011

Deportivo La Coruna (Playoff Winner)

Embed from Getty Images

Current Position: 5th out of 20

Last time promoted to the first tier: 2014

Videos you might like