1978 National Soccer League Final Table
Written by Thomas Esamie and Greg Stock

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Source: National Soccer League Season Guide 2002/3 by Andrew Howe.

Final Table
 
Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 West Adelaide 26 16 4 6 42 27 15 36
2 Eastern Suburbs Hakoah 26 15 5 6 49 27 22 35
3 South Melbourne 26 12 8 6 45 30 15 32
4 Marconi 26 12 6 8 46 31 15 30
5 Fitzroy United 26 9 8 9 39 39 0 26
6 Brisbane Lions 26 8 10 8 37 39 -2 26
7 St. George 26 11 3 12 41 40 1 25
8 Sydney Olympic 26 9 7 10 35 43 -8 25
9 Western Suburbs 26 9 6 11 41 45 -4 24
10 Adelaide City 26 9 6 11 38 44 -6 24
11 Newcastle KB United 26 6 10 10 33 40 -7 22
12 Footscray JUST 26 7 8 11 29 37 -8 22
13 Canberra City 26 5 10 11 28 41 -13 20
14 Brisbane City 26 7 3 16 29 49 -20 17

Competition Rules: 2 points for a win; 1 point for a draw

Champions, premiers and relegations
West Adelaide were crowned 1978 National Soccer League Champions.
West Adelaide, Eastern Suburbs Hakoah, South Melbourne and Marconi qualified for the 1978 NSL Top 4 Finals Series.
Eastern Suburbs Hakoah won the 1978 NSL Top 4 Finals Series.

Amalgamations and name changes.
Western Suburbs amalgamated with APIA Leichhardt for the 1979 National Soccer League competition.
Fitzroy United became Heidelberg United in 1979.
Eastern Suburbs Hakoah became Sydney City in 1979.

Last updated: 11 June 2021.