1977–78 in English football

The Football League First Division 1977/78 was the 79th season of the Football League First Division as the highest English football league. It began on August 20, 1977 and ended on 9 May 1978. Nottingham Forest won by seven points behind the defending champions FC Liverpool for the first time in their history the English Championship. This was also after 1962, the first championship title for an English second league Newcomer of the year. The two Mitaufsteiger Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea were able to get the class; instead had to play the course in the Second Division West Ham United, Newcastle United and Leicester City. These three clubs should be replaced the following season by the three newly promoted second division Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton FC and Bolton Wanderers.

A total of 480 players were used, with Nottingham Forest with 16 the least and Newcastle United with 35 mustered the most players in league games. 96 newcomers were offset by 118 footballers who most recently came into play in the season 1977/78.

Final Table

Results Table

In the left column of the home teams are listed.

Top scorers

The champion team of Nottingham Forest

In the following list all players are listed, which were for Nottingham Forest in a league game for use during the season 1977/78. In parentheses are the number of operations and the goals in the process achieved.

In English football is usually provided a minimum number of games to be able to accept the official champion medal allowed. As regards the specific arrangements prior to the introduction of the Premier League, there is lack of clarity, all the players with an asterisk (*) have been provided which have received no champion medal presumably because of their small contribution.

Viv Anderson (37/ 3) | Colin Barrett (35/ 1) | Ian Bowyer (29/ 4) | Kenny Burns (41/ 4) | Frank Clark ( 13/1) | Archie Gemmill (34/ 3) | Larry Lloyd (26/ 0 ) | John McGovern (31/ 4) | John Middleton * (5/ 0 ) | David Needham (16/ 4) | John O'Hare ( 10/ 0 ) | Martin O'Neill (40 /8) | John Robertson (42/ 12) | Peter Shilton (37/ 0 ) | Peter Withe (40/ 12) | Tony Woodcock (36 /11).