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The 1979–80 La Liga season, the 49th since its establishment, started on September 8, 1979, and finished on May 18, 1980.

Primera División
Season1979–80
ChampionsReal Madrid
(20th title)
RelegatedRayo Vallecano
Burgos
Málaga
European CupReal Madrid
UEFA Cup Winners' CupValencia
UEFA CupReal Sociedad
Sporting Gijón
Barcelona
Matches played306
Goals scored766 (2.5 per match)
Top goalscorerQuini
(24 goals)
Biggest home winReal Madrid 7–0 Rayo Vallecano

Real Madrid achieved their 20th title.

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OverviewEdit

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

League tableEdit

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
3 Sporting Gijón 34 16 7 11 47 34 +13 39
4 Barcelona 34 13 12 9 42 33 +9 38
5 Real Betis 34 12 12 10 42 40 +2 36
6 Valencia 34 12 12 10 50 42 +8 36 Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup first round[a]
7 Athletic Bilbao 34 15 5 14 52 44 +8 35
8 Sevilla 34 14 6 14 50 47 +3 34
9 Salamanca 34 13 8 13 37 37 0 34
10 Almería 34 11 11 12 41 50 −9 33
11 Zaragoza 34 13 7 14 43 40 +3 33
12 Las Palmas 34 13 6 15 36 49 −13 32
13 Atlético Madrid 34 10 11 13 38 44 −6 31
14 Español 34 9 12 13 28 37 −9 30
15 Hércules 34 8 12 14 36 39 −3 28
16 Rayo Vallecano (R) 34 9 8 17 46 61 −15 26 Relegation to Segunda División
17 Burgos (R) 34 5 10 19 29 61 −32 20
18 Málaga[b] (R) 34 8 6 20 28 58 −30 19
Source: BDFútbol
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Goal difference; 4) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Valencia qualified to the Cup Winners' Cup as winners of the Copa del Rey.
  2. ^ 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.

Results tableEdit

  • The home teams are read down the left hand side while the away teams are indicated along the top.
ALM ATH ATM BAR BET BUR ESP HÉR LPA MLG RAY RMA RSO SAL SEV SPG VAL ZAR
AD Almería 4-2 2-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 3-0 3-2 3-3 1-1 0-0 2-0 2-2 0-0 1-0 1-0
Athletic Bilbao 3-0 2-1 2-1 2-2 1-0 2-0 2-1 3-0 3-1 4-1 3-0 0-1 2-0 4-3 2-3 4-0 3-1
Atlético Madrid 4-1 0-1 2-1 3-1 1-0 1-1 2-1 0-0 0-0 2-1 1-1 1-1 0-1 3-2 1-3 0-1 3-0
FC Barcelona 2-0 1-0 1-0 5-0 1-0 3-1 2-0 1-0 3-0 2-1 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 2-0
Betis 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 3-1 2-0 2-0 3-0 2-1 1-2 2-3 1-1 2-0 4-0 1-0 3-0 1-0
Burgos 2-1 1-1 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-1 2-2 1-0 1-1 1-2 1-3 2-0 1-0 0-3 1-1 0-1
RCD Español 5-2 0-0 0-1 2-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 1-1 1-0 0-0 1-2 1-1 1-0 1-0 1-1 2-0
Hércules CF 4-0 2-1 2-3 1-1 1-1 3-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 4-0 0-1 1-1 1-1 3-1
UD Las Palmas 3-2 1-1 4-2 0-1 1-0 2-1 1-0 2-1 1-1 3-0 1-2 2-2 1-0 2-0 4-2 2-1 0-0
CD Málaga 0-13 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 3-1 1-2 0-2 1-0 1-3 1-4 0-0 2 2-1 0-3 2-1 1-1
Rayo Vallecano 1-2 2-1 4-1 0-0 0-1 5-2 2-2 2-1 1-0 5-1 1-2 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-2 1-0 0-1
Real Madrid 4-1 3-1 4-0 3-2 1-1 2-1 2-0 5-0 3-1 2-1 7-0 2-2 2-0 2-0 1-0 3-1 3-2
Real Sociedad 1-0 4-0 2-0 4-3 0-0 2-2 1-0 1-1 1-0 3-1 4-0 4-0 1-0 2-0 4-1 0-0 2-1
UD Salamanca 2-1 2-1 1-1 1-1 3-0 1-3 2-0 2-1 2-0 3-0 3-0 1-1 0-1 2-1 0-1 1-1 0-1
Sevilla FC 3-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 2-1 6-1 2-1 2-1 0-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-1 2-0 1-0 2-1 2-1
Sporting de Gijón 1-0 2-0 0-0 4-1 3-1 2-0 2-0 0-0 4-1 0-1 1-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 2-1 4-2 1-4
Valencia CF 1-1 2-0 2-1 1-1 2-2 3-1 5-1 0-0 4-0 3-1 2-1 2-0 0-0 2-2 2-1 3-1 3-0
Zaragoza 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-2 5-1 5-0 1-1 1-0 4-0 3-1 3-2 0-1 0-2 1-2 1-0 1-0 1-1

Pichichi TrophyEdit

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