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1979–80 Scottish Premier Division

The 1979–80 Scottish Premier Division season was won by Aberdeen, one point ahead of Celtic. Dundee and Hibernian were relegated. St Mirren's 3rd place was their highest finishing position in the league since the 1892-93 season.[1]

Scottish Premier Division
Season1979–80
ChampionsAberdeen
RelegatedDundee
Hibernian
European CupAberdeen
UEFA CupSt Mirren
Dundee United
Cup Winners' CupCeltic
Matches played180
Goals scored484 (2.69 per match)
Top goalscorerDoug Somner (25)
Biggest home winCeltic 5–0 Kilmarnock
Biggest away winHibernian 0–5 Rangers

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Aberdeen (C) 36 19 10 7 68 36 +32 48 1980–81 European Cup First round
2 Celtic 36 18 11 7 61 38 +23 47 1980–81 European Cup Winners' Cup First round
3 St Mirren 36 15 12 9 56 46 +10 42 1980–81 UEFA Cup First round
4 Dundee United 36 12 13 11 43 30 +13 37
5 Rangers 36 15 7 14 50 46 +4 37
6 Morton 36 14 8 14 51 46 +5 36
7 Partick Thistle 36 11 14 11 43 47 −4 36
8 Kilmarnock 36 11 11 14 36 52 −16 33
9 Dundee (R) 36 10 6 20 47 73 −26 26 Relegation to First Division
10 Hibernian (R) 36 6 6 24 29 69 −40 18
Source: Statto and RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weekly Howl". When Saturday Comes. Retrieved 5 September 2012.