1977 National Soccer League

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NSL 1977
League National Soccer League
Sport Association football
Duration 1977
Number of teams 14
NSL season
Champions Eastern Suburbs
Top scorer Dixie Deans (16)
National Soccer League seasons

The 1977 National Soccer League season was the first season of the National Soccer League of Australia.

The league was the first national football (soccer) league format competition in Australia. Clubs predominantly joined from the top leagues in each state, with some clubs forming in 1977 to join the league. The inaugural champions were Eastern Suburbs.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Eastern Suburbs (C) 26 13 11 2 52 28 +24 37 1977 National Soccer League Champions
2 Marconi Fairfield 26 15 7 4 42 21 +21 37
3 Fitzroy United 26 12 8 6 41 34 +7 32
4 Adelaide City 26 12 7 7 50 31 +19 31
5 Western Suburbs 26 11 7 8 38 29 +9 29
6 St George-Budapest 26 7 14 5 39 35 +4 28
7 West Adelaide 26 8 10 8 38 32 +6 26
8 Footscray JUST 26 9 6 11 36 39 −3 24
9 Brisbane Lions 26 9 5 12 27 41 −14 23
10 Brisbane City 26 8 6 12 30 35 −5 22
11 South Melbourne 26 7 8 11 27 35 −8 22
12 Sydney Olympic 26 7 7 12 25 38 −13 21
13 Canberra City 26 5 7 14 22 39 −17 17
14 Mooroolbark United (R) 26 5 5 16 31 61 −30 15 Relegated to the 1978 Victoria Metropolitan League Three

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Individual awards[edit]

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