1978 National Soccer League

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NSL 1978
League National Soccer League
Sport Association football
Duration 1978
Number of teams 14
NSL season
Premier West Adelaide
Top scorer Ken Boden
Clive Eaton (14 each)
National Soccer League seasons

The National Soccer League 1978 season was the second season of the National Soccer League in Australia. The premiers were West Adelaide.

League standings[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 West Adelaide (C) 26 16 4 6 42 27 +15 36 1978 National Soccer League Champions
2 Eastern Suburbs 26 15 5 6 49 27 +22 35
3 South Melbourne 26 12 8 6 45 30 +15 32
4 Marconi Fairfield 26 12 6 8 46 31 +15 30
5 Fitzroy United 26 9 8 9 39 39 0 26
6 Brisbane Lions 26 8 10 8 37 39 −2 26
7 St George-Budapest 26 11 3 12 41 40 +1 25
8 Sydney Olympic 26 9 7 10 35 43 −8 25
9 Western Suburbs (R) 26 9 6 11 41 45 −4 24 Team withdrew at end of season
10 Adelaide City 26 9 6 11 38 44 −6 24
11 Newcastle KB United 26 6 10 10 33 40 −7 22
12 Footscray JUST 26 7 8 11 29 37 −8 22
13 Canberra City 26 5 10 11 28 41 −13 20
14 Brisbane City 26 7 3 16 29 49 −20 17

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

Finals series[edit]

The top four teams in the league entered a playoff series, however the winner of the grand final match was not considered the overall winner of the NSL season, unlike other NSL grand finals.[1]

Individual awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Curran, Brian (20 September 1978). "'Think Australian' advice to Soccer". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 

References[edit]