1979–80 Serie A

The 1979–80 Serie A season was the 78th edition of Serie A, the top-level football competition in Italy. The championship was won by Internazionale. AC Milan were relegated for the first time in their history following a match fixing scandal.

Serie A
Season1979 (1979)–80
ChampionsInternazionale
12th title
RelegatedPescara
Milan
Lazio
European CupInternazionale
Cup Winners' CupRoma
UEFA CupJuventus
Torino
Matches played240
Goals scored452 (1.88 per match)
Top goalscorerRoberto Bettega
(16 goals)

TeamsEdit

Udinese, Cagliari and Pescara had been promoted from Serie B.

Final classificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Internazionale (C) 30 14 13 3 44 25 +19 41 Qualification to European Cup first round
2 Juventus 30 16 6 8 42 25 +17 38 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
3 Torino 30 11 13 6 26 15 +11 35
4 Ascoli 30 11 12 7 35 28 +7 34
5 Fiorentina 30 11 11 8 33 27 +6 33
6 Roma 30 10 12 8 34 35 −1 32 Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup first round
7 Bologna 30 8 14 8 23 24 −1 30
8 Cagliari 30 8 14 8 27 29 −2 30
9 Perugia 30 9 12 9 27 32 −5 30
10 Napoli 30 7 14 9 20 20 0 28
11 Avellino 30 7 13 10 24 32 −8 27
12 Catanzaro 30 5 14 11 20 34 −14 24
13 Udinese 30 3 15 12 24 38 −14 21
14 Pescara (R) 30 4 8 18 18 44 −26 16 Relegation to Serie B
15 Milan[a] (R, D) 30 14 8 8 34 19 +15 36
16 Lazio[a] (R, D) 30 5 15 10 21 25 −4 25
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw. (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played).[1]
Goal difference is used in case of equal points.
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b A.C. Milan and S.S. Lazio placed in the last position and relegated to Serie B by FIGC because of the Totonero 1980 scandal.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ASC AVE BOL CAG CAT FIO INT JUV LAZ MIL NAP PER PES ROM TOR UDI
Ascoli 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 3–0
Avellino 2–2 1–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–3 2–2 2–0 0–1 0–2 0–0
Bologna 0–0 1–0 0–1 4–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–1
Cagliari 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–3 0–0 3–1
Catanzaro 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–3 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–1
Fiorentina 3–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–1
Internazionale 2–4 3–0 0–0 3–3 3–1 0–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–1
Juventus 2–3 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 1–1
Lazio 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–0
Milan 3–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–2 0–0
Napoli 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–4 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–0
Perugia 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–2 2–0
Pescara 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–3 0–2 1–1
Roma 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 0–0 0–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1
Torino 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1
Udinese 3–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Roberto Bettega Juventus 18
2   Alessandro Altobelli Internazionale 15
3   Paolo Rossi Perugia 13
4   Francesco Graziani Torino 12
  Franco Selvaggi Cagliari
  Roberto Pruzzo Roma
7   Giuseppe Savoldi Bologna 11
8   Massimo Palanca Catanzaro 9
  Bruno Giordano Lazio
10   Gianfranco Bellotto Ascoli 8
  Giancarlo Antognoni Fiorentina

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Norme organizzative interne della F.I.G.C. - Art. 51.6" (PDF) (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  • Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio – La Storia 1898–2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005

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