1979–80 Scottish First Division

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Scottish First Division
Season 1979–80
Champions Heart of Midlothian
Promoted Heart of Midlothian
Airdrieonians
Relegated Arbroath
Clyde
Matches played 273
Goals scored 781 (2.86 per match)
Top goalscorer John Brogan, Sandy Clark (22)[1]
Biggest home win Berwick Rangers 7–2 Arbroath, 29.09.1979
Biggest away win Ayr United 0–5 Motherwell, 23.02.1980

The 1979–80 Scottish First Division season was won by Heart of Midlothian, who were promoted along with Airdrieonians to the Premier Division. Arbroath and Clyde were relegated to the Second Division.[2]

Table[edit]

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 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 Second Division
14 Clyde (R) 39 6 13 20 43 69 −26 25

Source: RSSSF
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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scottish Football League - Top goalscorers per division". Scottish-football-historical-archive.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Scottish Division One 1979-1980 Table". statto.com. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Scottish Division One 1979-1980 Season Summary". statto.com. Retrieved 2012-04-10.