1981 National Soccer League

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NSL 1981
LeagueNational Soccer League
SportAssociation football
Duration1981
Number of teams16
NSL season
ChampionsSydney City
Top scorerGary Cole (16)
National Soccer League seasons

The National Soccer League 1981 season was the fifth season of the National Soccer League in Australia. The champions were Sydney City SC, winning their third title.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sydney City (C) 30 19 5 6 59 30 +29 43 1981 National Soccer League Champions
2 South Melbourne 30 13 13 4 41 27 +14 39
3 Brisbane City 30 12 11 7 37 25 +12 35
4 APIA Leichhardt Tigers 30 12 11 7 39 33 +6 35
5 Canberra City 30 13 7 10 41 32 +9 33
6 Brisbane Lions 30 11 11 8 41 33 +8 33
7 Adelaide City 30 13 6 11 46 42 +4 32
8 Heidelberg United 30 12 7 11 48 40 +8 31
9 Sydney Olympic 30 11 9 10 46 46 0 31
10 Newcastle KB United 30 11 8 11 41 41 0 30
11 Wollongong City 30 8 12 10 35 39 −4 28
12 Preston Makedonia 30 9 7 14 39 41 −2 25
13 Footscray JUST 30 9 7 14 32 48 −16 25
14 Marconi Fairfield 30 9 7 14 23 45 −22 25
15 Blacktown City (R) 30 6 9 15 32 47 −15 21 Relegated to the 1982 NSW State League
16 West Adelaide 30 5 4 21 26 57 −31 14
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Individual awards[edit]

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