1980 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 Sydney City 26 16 5 5 51 26 25 37
2 Heidelberg United 26 15 6 5 55 33 22 36
3 South Melbourne 26 15 5 6 42 21 21 35
4 Marconi 26 14 6 6 53 32 21 34
5 Adelaide City 26 13 4 9 40 27 13 30
6 Newcastle KB United 26 12 6 8 32 31 1 30
7 Brisbane Lions 26 7 11 8 28 32 -4 25
8 APIA Leichhardt 26 8 7 11 27 35 -8 23
9 Footscray JUST 26 7 9 10 32 41 -9 23
10 Canberra City 26 7 7 12 34 33 -1 21
11 Blacktown City 26 9 3 14 34 55 -21 21
12 Brisbane City 26 4 10 12 29 36 -7 18
13 West Adelaide 26 7 3 16 24 46 -22 17
14 St. George 26 5 4 17 32 65 -33 14

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

Champions, premiers and relegations
Sydney City were crowned 1980 National Soccer League Champions.
Sydney City, Heidelberg United, South Melbourne and Marconi qualified for the 1980 NSL Top 4 Finals Series.
Heidelberg United won the 1980 NSL Top 4 Finals Series.
St. George were relegated to the 1981 New South Wales State League competition.
The 1981 National Soccer League competition was expanded to 16 teams.
Preston Makedonia were promoted from the 1980 Victorian State League competition.
Sydney Olympic were promoted from the 1980 New South Wales State League competition.
Wollongong City formed in 1980 and were awarded the vacancy in the 1981 National Soccer League competition.

Last updated: 12 July 2021