1979–80 in English football

The Football League First Division 1979/80 was the 81st season of the Football League First Division as the highest English football league. It began on August 18, 1979 and ended on 19 May 1980. Defending champion FC Liverpool won with two points behind Manchester United before his twelfth championship now. All three newly promoted Crystal Palace, Brighton & Hove Albion and Stoke City were able to get the class; instead had to play the course in the Second Division Bristol City, Derby County and Bolton Wanderers. These three teams should be in the following season replaced by the three newly promoted second division Birmingham City, Sunderland and Leicester City.

A total of 498 players were used, with Liverpool the least and Derby County with 32 mustered 17 most players in league games. 122 newcomers were offset by 114 footballers who most recently came into play in the season 1979 /80.

Final Table

Results Table

In the left column of the home teams are listed.

Top scorers

The champion team of Liverpool FC

In the following list, all players were listed who came for Liverpool in a league match for use during the 1979/80 season. It must be noted that in most cases a minimum number of games will be provided in English football 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. In brackets the number of bets as well as the goals achieved are called.

Jimmy Case (37/ 3) | Ray Clemence (41/ 0 ) | Avi Cohen * (4/1 ) | Kenny Dalglish (42/ 16) | David Fairclough (14/ 5) | Alan Hansen (38/ 4) | Steve Heighway * (9/ 0 ) | Colin Irwin * (8/2 ) | David Johnson (37/ 21) | Alan Kennedy ( 37/1 ) | Ray Kennedy (40/ 9) | Sammy Lee * (7/ 0 ) | Terry McDermott (37/ 11) | Phil Neal (42/ 1) | Steve Ogrizovic * (1/0 ) | Graeme Souness (41/ 1) | Phil Thompson (42/ 0).

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