1972–73 League of Ireland

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Statistics of League of Ireland in the 1972/1973 season.

League of Ireland
Season 1972–73
Champions Waterford
Matches played 182
Top goalscorer Alfie Hale, Waterford
Terry Harkin, Finn Harps 20 goals

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 14 teams, and Waterford won the championship.

Final classification[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Waterford 26 20 2 4 67 21 +46 42
2 Finn Harps 26 19 3 4 59 32 +27 41
3 Bohemians 26 16 5 5 46 25 +21 37
4 Cork Hibernians 26 13 8 5 53 27 +26 34
5 Shamrock Rovers 26 12 6 8 45 32 +13 30
6 Athlone Town 26 13 4 9 38 31 +7 30
7 St Patrick's Athletic 26 7 11 8 37 43 -6 25
8 Shelbourne 26 9 6 11 50 40 -10 24
9 Limerick* 26 8 6 12 32 35 -3 20
10 Sligo Rovers* 26 8 2 16 25 51 -26 20
11 Home Farm Drumcondra** 26 6 7 13 29 60 -31 19
12 Cork Celtic 26 7 4 15 29 50 -21 18
13 Dundalk 26 4 6 16 19 48 -29 14
14 Drogheda United 26 1 8 17 22 56 -34 10

'*'After the Limerick 2-1 Sligo Rovers game, both points were awarded to Sligo Rovers.

'**'Home Farm Drumcondra changed their club name to Home Farm for next season.


Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Alfie Hale Waterford 20
1 Terry Harkin Finn Harps 20
3 Johnny Matthews Waterford 14
4 Eric Barber Shelbourne 13
4 John Lawson Cork Hibernians 13
4 Kevin Murray St Patrick's Athletic 13
7 Joe Nicholl Finn Harps 12
8 Turlough O'Connor Bohemians 11
8 Jim 'Chang' Smith Finn Harps 11
10 Phil Buck Waterford 10
10 Des Kennedy Limerick 10
10 Mick Leech Shamrock Rovers 10

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