1979–80 La Liga
The 1979–80 La Liga season, the 49th since its establishment, started on September 8, 1979, and finished on May 18, 1980.
|Champions||Real Madrid |
|European Cup||Real Madrid|
|UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||Valencia|
|UEFA Cup||Real Sociedad|
|Goals scored||766 (2.5 per match)|
|Biggest home win||Real Madrid 7–0 Rayo Vallecano|
Once finished the championship on June 20, 1980, the Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation quashed the game of the 31st round between Málaga and Salamanca (0–3), considering that it had been rigged, and sanctioned the salmantino club with the deduction of two points. Thus, Salamanca ended in the 14th position with 30 points and with a record of 12 wins, 8 draws and 13 defeats in 33 games, totaling 34 goals for and 37 against. However, a year later, on May 8, 1981, the Higher Committee of Sports Justice of the Superior Sports Council overturned the sanctions due to lack of evidence.
Teams and locationsEdit
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Real Madrid (C)||34||22||9||3||70||33||+37||53||Qualification for the European Cup first round|
|2||Real Sociedad||34||19||14||1||54||20||+34||52||Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round|
|6||Valencia||34||12||12||10||50||42||+8||36||Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup first round[a]|
|16||Rayo Vallecano (R)||34||9||8||17||46||61||−15||26||Relegation to the Segunda División|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Goal difference; 4) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- Valencia qualified to the Cup Winners' Cup as holders.
- Málaga did not show up for the match of the 27th round, against Almería, which was played in Algeciras after Málaga's La Rosaleda Stadium had been closed. The Royal Spanish Football Federation awarded a win to Almería, while Málaga were also penalized with a three-point deduction.
|Quini||Sporting de Gijón|
|Mario Kempes||Valencia CF|
|Fernando Morena||Rayo Vallecano|
|La Liga 1979–80 Winners|