1980 in association football

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The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1980 throughout the world.

Events[edit]

  • Scottish Cup final: Celtic beat Rangers 1-0 after extra time at Hampden Park. After the match there is a pitch invasion, leading to rioting and 210 arrests. Following the match the sale of alcohol at Scottish football grounds is banned.
  • September 10 – Midfielder Jan van Deinsen plays his first and only international match for the Netherlands, when Holland meets the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.

Winners club national championship[edit]

Europe[edit]

North America[edit]

South America[edit]

International Tournaments[edit]

 Northern Ireland

National Teams[edit]

 Netherlands[edit]

Date Opponent Final score Result Competition Venue
January 23  Spain 1 – 0 L Friendly Estadio Balaidos, Vigo
March 26  France 0 – 0 D Friendly Parc des Princes, Paris
June 11  Greece 1 – 0 W Euro 1980 Stadio San Paolo, Naples
June 14  West Germany 2 – 3 L Euro 1980 Stadio San Paolo, Naples
June 17  Czechoslovakia 1 – 1 D Euro 1980 San Siro, Milan
September 10  Republic of Ireland 2 – 1 L World Cup Qualifier Lansdowne Road, Dublin
October 11  West Germany 1 – 1 D Friendly Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
November 19  Belgium 1 – 0 L World Cup Qualifier Heysel Stadion, Brussels
December 30  Uruguay 2 – 0 L Mundialito Estadio Centenario, Montevideo

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

February[edit]

  • February 22 - Pierre Korb, French international footballer (born 1908)

March[edit]

  • March 1 - Dixie Dean, English international footballer (born 1907)

June[edit]

September[edit]

References[edit]