1980–81 in Scottish football

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1980–81 in Scottish football
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Premier Division champions
Celtic
Division One champions
Hibernian
Division Two champions
Queen's Park
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
League Cup winners
Dundee United
Junior Cup winners
Pollok
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Rangers
Scotland national team
1981 BHC, 1982 World Cup qualification

The 1980-81 season was the 84th season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Celtic 36 26 4 6 84 37 47 56
2 Aberdeen 36 19 11 6 61 26 35 49
3 Rangers 36 16 12 8 60 32 28 44
4 St. Mirren 36 18 8 10 56 47 9 44
5 Dundee United 36 17 9 10 66 42 24 43
6 Partick Thistle 36 10 10 16 32 48 −16 30
7 Airdrieonians 36 10 9 17 36 55 −19 29
8 Morton 36 10 8 18 36 58 −22 28
9 Kilmarnock 36 5 9 22 23 65 −42 19
10 Heart of Midlothian 36 6 6 24 27 71 −44 18

Champions: Celtic
Relegated: Kilmarnock, Hearts

Scottish League Division One[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Hibernian 39 25 8 6 67 22 45 58
2 Dundee 39 22 8 9 64 40 24 52
3 St. Johnstone 39 21 10 8 64 44 20 52
4 Raith Rovers 39 20 10 9 49 32 17 50
5 Motherwell 39 19 11 9 65 51 14 49
6 Ayr United 39 17 11 11 59 42 17 45
7 Hamilton Academical 39 15 7 17 61 57 4 37
8 Dumbarton 39 13 11 15 49 50 −1 37
9 Falkirk 39 13 8 18 39 52 −13 34
10 Clydebank 39 10 13 16 48 59 −11 33
11 East Stirlingshire 39 6 16 17 39 57 −18 28
12 Dunfermline Athletic 39 10 7 22 41 58 −17 27
13 Stirling Albion 39 6 11 22 19 48 −29 23
14 Berwick Rangers 39 5 11 23 30 82 −52 21

Promoted: Hibernian, Dundee
Relegated: Stirling Albion, Berwick Rangers

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Queen's Park 39 16 18 5 62 43 19 50
2 Queen of the South 39 16 14 9 66 53 13 46
3 Cowdenbeath 39 18 9 12 63 48 15 45
4 Brechin City 39 15 14 10 52 46 6 44
5 Forfar Athletic 39 17 9 13 63 57 6 43
6 Alloa Athletic 39 15 12 12 61 54 7 42
7 Montrose 39 16 8 15 66 55 11 40
8 Clyde 39 14 12 13 68 63 5 40
9 Arbroath 39 13 12 14 58 54 4 38
10 Stenhousemuir 39 13 11 15 63 58 5 37
11 East Fife 39 10 15 14 44 53 −9 35
12 Albion Rovers 39 13 9 17 59 72 −13 35
13 Meadowbank Thistle 39 11 7 21 42 64 −22 29
14 Stranraer 39 7 8 24 36 83 −47 22

Promoted: Queen's Park, Queen of the South

Other honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1980–81 Rangers 4 – 1 (rep.) Dundee United
League Cup 1980–81 Dundee United 3 – 0 Dundee
Junior Cup Pollok 1 – 0 Arthurlie

Individual honours[edit]

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year Scotland Alan Rough Partick Thistle
Players' Player of the Year Scotland Mark McGhee Aberdeen
Young Player of the Year Scotland Charlie Nicholas Celtic

Scottish national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
10 September Solna Stadion, Stockholm (A)  Sweden 1–0 WCQG6 Gordon Strachan
15 October Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Portugal 0–0 WCQG6
25 February Ramat Gan Stadium (A)  Israel 1–0 WCQG6 Kenny Dalglish
25 March Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Northern Ireland 1–1 WCQG6 John Wark
28 April Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Israel 3–1 WCQG6 John Robertson (2, 1 pen.), Davie Provan
16 May Vetch Field, Swansea (A)  Wales 0–2 BHC[3]
19 May Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Northern Ireland 2–0 BHC[3] Ray Stewart, Steve Archibald
23 May Wembley Stadium, London (A)  England 1–0 BHC[3] John Robertson

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • WCQG6 = World Cup qualifying - Group 6
  • BHC = British Home Championship

See also[edit]

1980–81 Aberdeen F.C. season

Notes and references[edit]