NOTTINGHAM FOREST    1980/81
      European Cup
     
   

Nottingham Forest qualified for the European Cup as cup holders following their 1-0 victory over Hamburg in the 1979/80 European Cup final.   

   
1st Round 
1st Leg Wed Sep 17 CSKA Sofia (Bulgaria) Away Lost 0-1
2nd Leg Wed Oct 1 CSKA Sofia Home Lost 0-1
Lost 0-2 on aggregate.