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1980 In Association Football

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1980 In Association Football

Years in football (soccer): 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
Years: 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983

The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1980 throughout the world.


  • Scottish Cup final: Celtic beat Rangers 1-0 after extra time at Hampden Park. After the match there is a pitch invasion, leading to rioting and 210 arrests. Following the match the sale of alcohol at Scottish football grounds is banned.
  • September 10 – Midfielder Jan van Deinsen plays his first and only international match for the Netherlands, when Holland meets the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.

Winners club national championship


North America

South America

International Tournaments

 Northern Ireland

National Teams


Date Opponent Final score Result Competition Venue
January 23 1 – 0 L Friendly Estadio Balaidos, Vigo
March 26  France 0 – 0 D Friendly Parc des Princes, Paris
June 11  Greece 1 – 0 W Euro 1980 Stadio San Paolo, Naples
June 14  West Germany 2 – 3 L Euro 1980 Stadio San Paolo, Naples
June 17  Czechoslovakia 1 – 1 D Euro 1980 San Siro, Milan
September 10  Republic of Ireland 2 – 1 L World Cup Qualifier Lansdowne Road, Dublin
October 11  West Germany 1 – 1 D Friendly Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
November 19  Belgium 1 – 0 L World Cup Qualifier Heysel Stadion, Brussels
December 30  Uruguay 2 – 0 L Mundialito Estadio Centenario, Montevideo




  • February 22 - Pierre Korb, French international footballer (born 1908)


  • March 1 - Dixie Dean, English international footballer (born 1907)




  • (English) Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
  • (Dutch) VoetbalStats

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