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1979–80 in Scottish football

The 1979–80 season was the 107th season of competitive football in Scotland and the 83rd season of Scottish league football. [1]

1979–80 in Scottish football
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Premier Division champions
Aberdeen
Division One champions
Heart of Midlothian
Division Two champions
Falkirk
Scottish Cup winners
Celtic
League Cup winners
Dundee United
Junior Cup winners
Baillieston Juniors
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, St Mirren
Scotland national team
1980 BHC, UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying

Scottish Premier DivisionEdit

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.

Champions: Aberdeen
Relegated: Dundee, Hibernian

Scottish League Division OneEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Heart of Midlothian (C, P) 39 20 13 6 58 39 +19 53 Promotion to Premier Division
2 Airdrieonians (P) 39 21 9 9 78 47 +31 51
3 Ayr United 39 16 12 11 64 51 +13 44
4 Dumbarton 39 19 6 14 59 51 +8 44
5 Raith Rovers 39 14 15 10 54 46 +8 43
6 Motherwell 39 16 11 12 59 48 +11 43
7 Hamilton Academical 39 15 10 14 60 59 +1 40
8 Stirling Albion 39 13 13 13 40 40 0 39
9 Clydebank 39 14 8 17 58 57 +1 36
10 Dunfermline Athletic 39 11 13 15 39 57 −18 35
11 St Johnstone 39 12 10 17 57 74 −17 34
12 Berwick Rangers 39 8 15 16 57 64 −7 31
13 Arbroath (R) 39 9 10 20 50 79 −29 28 Relegation to Second Division
14 Clyde (R) 39 6 13 20 43 69 −26 25
Source: RSSSF and statto[2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Promoted: Hearts, Airdrieonians
Relegated: Arbroath, Clyde

Scottish League Division TwoEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Falkirk 39 19 12 8 65 35 +30 50 Promotion to the 1980–81 First Division
2 East Stirlingshire 39 21 7 11 55 40 +15 49
3 Forfar Athletic 39 19 8 12 63 51 +12 46
4 Albion Rovers 39 16 12 11 73 56 +17 44
5 Queen's Park 39 16 9 14 59 47 +12 41
6 Stenhousemuir 39 16 9 14 56 51 +5 41
7 Brechin City 39 15 10 14 61 59 +2 40
8 Cowdenbeath 39 14 12 13 54 52 +2 40
9 Montrose 39 14 10 15 60 63 −3 38
10 East Fife 39 12 9 18 45 57 −12 33
11 Stranraer 39 12 8 19 51 65 −14 32
12 Meadowbank Thistle 39 12 8 19 42 70 −28 32
13 Queen of the South 39 11 9 19 51 69 −18 31
14 Alloa Athletic 39 11 7 21 44 64 −20 29

Promoted: Falkirk, East Stirlingshire

Cup honoursEdit

Other HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Qualifying Cup - North Inverness Thistle 5 – 0 Buckie Thistle
Scottish Qualifying Cup - South Whitehill Welfare 8 – 1 * Hawick Royal Albert

CountyEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Aberdeenshire Cup Keith
Ayrshire Cup Ayr United 10 – 2 * Girvan
East of Scotland Shield Hibernian 2 – 2   Hearts
Fife Cup Dunfermline Athletic 4 – 1 * East Fife
Forfarshire Cup Dundee United 2 – 1 Dundee
Lanarkshire Cup Airdrie 3 – 2 Hamilton
Renfrewshire Cup St Mirren 6 – 2 * Morton
Stirlingshire Cup Clydebank 4 – 1 Stenhousemuir

* - aggregate over two legs
  - won on penalties

Highland LeagueEdit

Top Three
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Keith 30 24 4 2 82 20 62 52
2 Brora Rangers 30 15 10 5 60 27 47 40
3 Inverness Thistle 30 17 4 9 74 43 29 38

Individual honoursEdit

Scottish national teamEdit

Scotland finished fourth in the 1980 British Home Championship. Scotland won just one game, against Wales; Willie Miller scored Scotland's only goal of the tournament.

Date Venue Opponents Score[3] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
12 September 1979 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Peru 1–1 Friendly Jorge Olaechea (o.g.)
17 October 1979 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Austria 1–1 ECQG2 Archie Gemmill
21 November 1979 Heysel Stadion, Brussels (A)   Belgium 0–2 ECQG2
19 December 1979 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Belgium 1–3 ECQG2 John Robertson
26 March 1980 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Portugal 4–1 ECQG2 Kenny Dalglish, Andy Gray, Steve Archibald, Archie Gemmill
16 May 1980 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)   Northern Ireland 0–1 BHC
21 May 1980 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Wales 1–0 BHC Willie Miller
24 May 1980 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   England 0–2 BHC
28 May 1980 Warta Stadion, Poznań (A)   Poland 0–1 Friendly
31 May 1980 Nepstadion, Budapest (A)   Hungary 1–3 Friendly Steve Archibald

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • ECQG2 = European Championship qualifying - Group 2
  • BHC = British Home Championship

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 June 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Scottish Division One 1979-1980 Season Summary". statto.com. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  3. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.

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