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The 1980 Primera División season was the 89th season of top-flight football in Argentina. River Plate won the Metropolitano (20th title) while Rosario Central (3rd title) won the Nacional championship.

Primera División
Season1980
ChampionsRiver Plate (Metropolitano)
Rosario Central (Nacional)
1979
1981

All Boys, Quilmes and Tigre were relegated.[1]

Contents

Metropolitano ChampionshipEdit

Metropolitano
Season1980
ChampionsRiver Plate (20th title)
PromotedTalleres (C)
Tigre
RelegatedAll Boys
Quilmes
Tigre
1981 Copa LibertadoresRiver Plate
Top goalscorer  Diego Maradona (25 goals)
1979
1981
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 River Plate 36 20 11 5 64 33 +31 51
2 Argentinos Juniors 36 13 16 7 57 48 +9 42
3 Talleres (C) 36 12 17 7 58 43 +15 41
3 Platense 36 12 17 7 36 30 +6 41
5 Unión 36 16 7 13 49 44 +5 39
6 Newell's Old Boys 36 12 14 10 54 35 +19 38
6 Boca Juniors 36 12 14 10 43 47 −4 38
8 Huracán 36 11 15 10 58 50 +8 37
8 Rosario Central 36 11 15 10 43 41 +2 37
10 Racing 36 9 18 9 35 34 +1 36
10 Colón 36 13 10 13 41 49 −8 36
10 Estudiantes (LP) 36 10 16 10 34 43 −9 36
13 Ferro Carril Oeste 36 11 13 12 55 50 +5 35
13 Independiente 36 11 13 12 45 49 −4 35
13 Vélez Sársfield 36 11 13 12 35 42 −7 35
16 San Lorenzo 36 9 15 12 39 43 −4 33
17 Quilmes 36 6 18 12 37 44 −7 30
18 All Boys 36 3 17 16 29 56 −27 23
19 Tigre 36 5 11 20 38 69 −31 21

Nacional ChampionshipEdit

Nacional
Season1980
ChampionsRosario Central (3rd title)
1981 Copa LibertadoresRosario Central
Top goalscorer  Diego Maradona (17 goals)
1979
1981

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rosario Central 14 7 3 4 24 13 +11 17
1 Racing (C) 14 8 1 5 20 15 +5 17
3 Estudiantes (LP) 14 6 4 4 27 17 +10 16
4 Vélez Sársfield 14 5 4 5 23 21 +2 14
5 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 14 4 6 4 20 24 −4 14
6 Racing 14 4 3 7 24 31 −7 11
7 Atlético Tucumán 14 3 3 8 15 30 −15 9

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Argentinos Juniors 14 9 2 3 35 21 +14 20
2 Unión 14 8 1 5 19 17 +2 17
3 Talleres (C) 14 6 4 4 24 12 +12 16
4 Huracán 14 6 2 6 26 25 +1 14
5 Boca Juniors 14 4 4 6 17 22 −5 12
6 San Martín (M) 14 3 6 5 14 27 −13 12
7 San Lorenzo 14 4 0 10 18 26 −8 8

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Newell's Old Boys 14 8 4 2 21 12 +9 20
2 Independiente 14 8 3 3 26 11 +15 19
3 Ferro Carril Oeste 14 6 5 3 18 10 +8 17
4 Atlético Uruguay 14 6 2 6 15 18 −3 14
5 Quilmes 14 5 1 8 15 17 −2 11
6 Central Norte 14 3 4 7 11 25 −14 10
7 Chaco For Ever 14 3 1 10 15 30 −15 7

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Instituto 14 6 6 2 22 15 +7 18
2 River Plate 14 8 1 5 30 16 +14 17
2 Platense 14 7 3 4 25 14 +11 17
4 San Lorenzo 14 6 2 6 17 17 0 14
4 Colón 14 6 2 6 15 20 −5 14
6 Cipolletti 14 4 4 6 14 21 −7 12
7 Independiente Rivadavia 14 0 5 9 8 31 −23 5

QuarterfinalsEdit

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
River Plate - Newell's Old Boys 3-2 2-6
Instituto - Independiente 2-1 1-5
Argentinos Juniors - Racing (C) 1-1 1-3
Rosario Central - Unión 2-0 1-2

SemifinalsEdit

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
Rosario Central - Newell's Old Boys 3-0 0-1
Racing (C) - Independiente 4-0 3-5

FinalsEdit

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
Rosario Central - Racing (C) 5–1 0–2

Rosario Central won the championship 5–3 on aggregate.

1st legEdit

Rosario Central5–1Racing (C)
Bauza   7'
Palma   43'
Marchetti   64'
Agonil   72'
Trama   76'
Report Oyola   54'

2nd legEdit

Racing (C)0–2Rosario Central
Oyola   7'
Gasparini   82'
Report
Referee:   Teodoro Nitti

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Argentina 1980 on RSSSF.com