1978–79 Scottish Premier Division

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Scottish Premier Division
Season 1978–79
Champions Celtic
Relegated Heart of Midlothian
Motherwell
European Cup Celtic
UEFA Cup Dundee United
Aberdeen
Cup Winners' Cup Rangers
Matches played 180
Goals scored 483 (2.68 per match)
Top goalscorer Andy Ritchie (22)
Biggest home win Aberdeen 8–0 Motherwell
Biggest away win Motherwell 1–5 Celtic

The 1978–79 Scottish Premier Division season was won by Celtic, three points ahead of Rangers. Heart of Midlothian and Motherwell were relegated.

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 36 21 6 9 61 37 +24 48 1979–80 European Cup First round
2 Rangers 36 18 9 9 52 35 +17 45 1979–80 European Cup Winners' Cup First round
3 Dundee United 36 18 8 10 56 37 +19 44 1979–80 UEFA Cup First round
4 Aberdeen 36 13 14 9 59 36 +23 40
5 Hibernian 36 12 13 11 44 48 −4 37
6 St Mirren 36 15 6 15 45 41 +4 36
7 Morton 36 12 12 12 52 53 −1 36
8 Partick Thistle 36 13 8 15 42 39 +3 34
9 Heart of Midlothian (R) 36 8 7 21 39 71 −32 23 Relegation to First Division
10 Motherwell (R) 36 5 7 24 33 86 −53 17

Source: Statto
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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