1980–81 French Division 1

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Division 1
Season1980–81
Dates24 July 1980 –
2 June 1981
ChampionsSaint-Étienne (10th title)
RelegatedNîmes
Angers
European CupSaint-Étienne
UEFA CupNantes
Bordeaux
Monaco
Cup Winners' CupBastia
Matches played380
Goals scored1,064 (2.8 per match)
Top goalscorerDelio Onnis (24 goals)

1980–81 Division 1 was the 43rd season of the French top association football league, played from July 1980 to June 1981. The league was won by AS Saint-Etienne with 57 points, for whom this was their 10th title.

Participating teams[edit]

Final table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Saint-Étienne (C) 38 23 11 4 68 26 +42 57 1981–82 European Cup
2 Nantes 38 22 11 5 74 36 +38 55 1981–82 UEFA Cup
3 Bordeaux 38 18 13 7 57 34 +23 49
4 Monaco 38 19 11 8 58 41 +17 49
5 Paris Saint-Germain 38 17 12 9 62 50 +12 46
6 Lyon 38 14 13 11 70 54 +16 41
7 Strasbourg 38 14 12 12 44 47 −3 40
8 Nancy 38 15 7 16 55 49 +6 37
9 Metz 38 10 16 12 48 53 −5 36
10 Auxerre 38 10 16 12 46 52 −6 36
11 Valenciennes 38 12 12 14 51 70 −19 36
12 Bastia 38 13 9 16 50 55 −5 35 1981–82 European Cup Winners' Cup[a]
13 Lens 38 10 14 14 46 48 −2 34
14 Sochaux 38 10 14 14 51 59 −8 34
15 Nice 38 10 12 16 47 61 −14 32
16 Laval 38 10 11 17 49 55 −6 31
17 Lille 38 10 11 17 55 71 −16 31
18 Tours (O) 38 9 13 16 54 71 −17 31 Relegation play-off[b]
19 Nîmes (R) 38 6 14 18 46 66 −20 26 1981–82 French Division 2
20 Angers (R) 38 5 14 19 33 66 −33 24
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Bastia qualified for the 1981–82 European Cup Winners' Cup as winners of the 1980–81 Coupe de France.
  2. ^ Tours avoided relegation as winners of relegation play-off against Division 2 side Toulouse.

Promoted from Division 2, who will play in Division 1 season 1981/1982

Top goal scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Argentina Delio Onnis Tours 24
2 West Germany Uwe Krause Laval 23
3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Simo Nikolić Lyon 21
4 France Michel Platini Saint-Étienne 20
5 France Bernard Lacombe Bordeaux 18
Argentina Victor Trossero Monaco 18
7 France Dominique Rocheteau Paris Saint-Germain 16
Poland Andrzej Szarmach Auxerre 16
France Bernard Zénier Nancy 16
10 France Albert Gemmrich Bordeaux 14
Israel Vicky Peretz Strasbourg 14
Netherlands Johnny Rep Saint-Étienne 14
France Olivier Rouyer Nancy 14

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