DIVISION 3    1979/80
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Terry Curran
 (Sheffield Wednesday)
 22  goals

For the first season the two Sheffield clubs played each other in League matches outside the top two divisions. The first of those matches was on 26th December 1979 when 49,309 were at Hillsborough to see Wednesday beat United
4-0, still a record Third Division attendance. The receipts figure of 70,000 was also a Third Division record at the time. The return at Bramall Lane on Saturday April 5th 1980 (1-1) was watched by 45,156.

The first goal conceded by Reading keeper Steve Death against Brentford on the opening day of the season - ironically an own goal - ended a record 1103 minutes without him conceding a League goal. The record lasted until 2009 when beaten by Edwin van der Sar.

  1 Grimsby Town 46 26 10 10 73 42 62 Promoted
    2 Blackburn Rovers 46 25 9 12 58 36 59 Promoted
    3 Sheffield Wednesday 46 21 16 9 81 47 58 Promoted
    4 Chesterfield 46 23 11 12 71 46 57
    5 Colchester United 46 20 12 14 64 56 52
    6 Carlisle United 46 18 12 16 66 56 48
    Season Results 7 Reading 46 16 16 14 66 65 48
    8 Exeter City 46 19 10 17 60 68 48
    9 Chester 46 17 13 16 49 57 47
    10 Swindon Town 46 19 8 19 71 63 46
    11 Barnsley 46 16 14 16 53 56 46
    12 Sheffield United 46 18 10 18 60 66 46
    13 Rotherham United 46 18 10 18 58 66 46
    14 Millwall 46 16 13 17 65 59 45
    15 Plymouth Argyle 46 16 12 18 59 55 44
    16 Gillingham 46 14 14 18 49 51 42
    17 Oxford United 46 14 13 19 57 62 41
    18 Blackpool 46 15 11 20 62 74 41
    19 Brentford 46 15 11 20 59 73 41
    20 Hull City 46 12 16 18 51 69 40
    21 Bury 46 16 7 23 45 59 39 Relegated
    22 Southend United 46 14 10 22 47 58 38 Relegated
    23 Mansfield Town 46 10 16 20 47 58 36 Relegated
    Season Results 24 Wimbledon 46 10 14 22 52 81 34

Relegated