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The Dutch Eerste Divisie in the 1980–81 season was contested by 19 teams. HFC Haarlem won the championship.

Eerste Divisie
Season1980–81
ChampionsHFC Haarlem
PromotedHFC Haarlem
De Graafschap
Goals scored977
Average goals/game2.85
1979-80
1981-82

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New entrantsEdit

League standingsEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 HFC Haarlem 36 24 6 6 78 25 +53 54 Promoted to Eredivisie.
2 sc Heerenveen 36 18 10 8 68 41 +27 46 Qualified for Promotion play-off as Period champions.
3 FC Volendam 36 17 12 7 68 49 +19 46
4 Fortuna Sittard 36 18 7 11 65 50 +15 43
5 DS '79 36 17 8 11 64 49 +15 42 Qualified for Promotion play-off as Period champions.
6 FC Den Bosch 36 17 8 11 46 41 +5 42
7 De Graafschap 36 15 11 10 55 43 +12 41
8 Vitesse Arnhem 36 14 10 12 55 58 -3 38
9 SC Cambuur 36 13 10 13 46 38 +8 36
10 FC Eindhoven 36 12 12 12 47 44 +3 36
11 Telstar 36 12 11 13 43 56 -13 35
12 Helmond Sport 36 11 12 13 45 45 0 34
13 VVV-Venlo 36 14 5 17 68 74 -6 33
14 SVV 36 10 13 13 35 47 -12 33
15 SC Veendam 36 11 9 16 53 65 -12 31
16 FC Amsterdam 36 9 11 16 45 62 -17 29
17 SC Amersfoort 36 7 9 20 30 59 -29 23
18 FC Vlaardingen 36 6 10 20 31 59 -28 22 Withdrew owing to bankruptcy.
19 SC Heracles 36 7 6 23 35 72 -37 20

Promotion competitionEdit

In the promotion competition, four period winners (the best teams during each of the four quarters of the regular competition) played for promotion to the eredivisie.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 De Graafschap 6 3 2 1 8 5 +3 8 Promoted to Eredivisie.
2 sc Heerenveen 6 2 3 1 9 7 +2 7
3 FC Den Bosch 6 2 2 2 10 9 +1 6
4 DS '79 6 1 1 4 9 15 -6 3

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