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The Dutch Eerste Divisie in the 1979–80 season was contested by 19 teams. FC Groningen won the championship.

Eerste Divisie
Season1979–80
ChampionsFC Groningen
PromotedFC Groningen
FC Wageningen
Goals scored1,050
Average goals/game3.07
1978-79
1980-81

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New entrantsEdit

Relegated from the 1978–79 Eredivisie

Dordrecht changed their name to DS '79 this season
Fortuna SC changed their name to Fortuna Sittard this season

League standingsEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 FC Groningen 36 25 7 4 79 21 +58 57 Promoted to Eredivisie.
2 FC Volendam 36 23 5 8 76 33 +43 51 Qualified for Promotion play-off as Period champions.
3 FC Wageningen 36 19 13 4 68 40 +28 51
4 FC Den Bosch 36 22 6 8 66 36 +30 50
5 SC Cambuur 36 19 4 13 64 41 +23 42 Qualified for Promotion play-off as Period champions.
6 De Graafschap 36 18 6 12 43 31 +12 42
7 Fortuna Sittard 36 14 11 11 60 42 +18 39
8 DS '79 36 14 11 11 68 52 +16 39
9 FC Amsterdam 36 14 10 12 64 55 +9 38
10 SC Heracles 36 15 7 14 56 51 +5 37
11 sc Heerenveen 36 13 10 13 42 52 -10 36
12 VVV-Venlo 36 13 9 14 55 68 -13 35
13 Telstar 36 10 11 15 50 58 -8 31
14 FC Eindhoven 36 11 8 17 44 61 -17 30
15 Helmond Sport 36 10 7 19 50 80 -30 27
16 SC Veendam 36 7 8 21 44 74 -30 22
17 SVV 36 7 8 21 51 90 -39 22
18 FC Vlaardingen 36 6 9 21 36 66 -30 21
19 SC Amersfoort 36 4 6 26 34 99 -65 14

Promotion competitionEdit

In the promotion competition, four period winners (the best teams during each of the four quarters of the regular competition) played for promotion to the Eredivisie.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 FC Wageningen 6 4 0 2 10 8 +2 8 Promoted to Eredivisie.
2 FC Volendam 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 6
3 De Graafschap 6 2 1 3 10 9 +1 5
4 SC Cambuur 6 1 3 2 6 9 -3 5

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