DIVISION 1    1979/80
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Phil Boyer 
(Southampton)
 23  goals

Nottingham Forest retained the European Cup, beating Hamburg 1-0 in the final played at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Arsenal reached the final of the European Cup Winners Cup but in the first European final to be decided on penalties they lose to Valencia.

It took a record 6 matches to decide the FA Cup semi-finals. Four matches were needed by holders Arsenal before they disposed of Liverpool and two by West Ham to beat Everton. It took only one match for Second Division West Ham to beat Arsenal in the final
(results)

  Season Results 1 Liverpool 42 25 10 7 81 30 60
    Season Results 2 Manchester United 42 24 10 8 65 35 58
    3 Ipswich Town 42 22 9 11 68 39 53
    Season Results 4 Arsenal 42 18 16 8 52 36 52
    5 Nottingham Forest 42 20 8 14 63 43 48
    6 Wolverhampton W. 42 19 9 14 58 47 47
    Season Results 7 Aston Villa 42 16 14 12 51 50 46
    Season Results 8 Southampton 42 18 9 15 65 53 45
    9 Middlesbrough 42 16 12 14 50 44 44
    10 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 19 12 54 50 41
    11 Leeds United 42 13 14 15 46 50 40
    12 Norwich City 42 13 14 15 58 66 40
    13 Crystal Palace 42 12 16 14 41 50 40
    Season Results 14 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 10 17 52 62 40
    15 Coventry City 42 16 7 19 56 66 39
    16 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 11 15 16 47 57 37
    Season Results 17 Manchester City 42 12 13 17 43 66 37
    18 Stoke City 42 13 10 19 44 58 36
    Season Results 19 Everton 42 9 17 16 43 51 35
    20 Bristol City 42 9 13 20 37 66 31 Relegated
    21 Derby County 42 11 8 23 47 67 30 Relegated
    22 Bolton Wanderers 42 5 15 22 38 73 25 Relegated