1979–80 in Scottish football

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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
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, St. Mirren
Scotland national team
1980 BHC, UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying

The 1979–80 season was the 83rd season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Aberdeen 36 19 10 7 68 36 32 48
2 Celtic 36 18 11 7 61 38 23 47
3 St. Mirren 36 15 12 9 56 49 7 42
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 36 10 6 20 47 73 −26 26
10 Hibernian 36 6 6 24 29 67 −38 18

Champions: Aberdeen
Relegated: Dundee, Hibernian

Scottish League Division One[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Heart of Midlothian 39 20 13 6 58 39 19 53
2 Airdrieonians 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 59 46 13 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 39 9 10 20 50 79 −29 28
14 Clyde 39 6 13 20 43 69 −26 25

Promoted: Hearts, Airdrieonians
Relegated: Arbroath, Clyde

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Falkirk 39 19 12 8 65 35 30 50
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

Other honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1979–80 Celtic 1 – 0 (a.e.t.) Rangers
League Cup 1979–80 Dundee United 3 – 0 (rep.) Aberdeen
Junior Cup Baillieston 2 – 0 (rep.) Benburb

Individual honours[edit]

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year Scotland Gordon Strachan Aberdeen
Players' Player of the Year Scotland Davie Provan Celtic
Young Player of the Year Scotland John MacDonald Rangers

Scottish national team[edit]

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[2] 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 also[edit]

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