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1980 Argentine Primera División

Primera División
Season1980
ChampionsRiver Plate (Metropolitano)
Rosario Central (Nacional)
1979
1981

The 1980 Primera División season was the 89° season of top-flight football in Argentina. River Plate won the Metropolitano (20° title) while Rosario Central (3° title) won the Nacional championship.

All Boys, Quilmes and Tigre were relegated.[1]

Metropolitano Championship

Metropolitano
Season1980
ChampionsRiver Plate (20° title)
PromotedTallleres (C)
Tigre
RelegatedAll Boys
Quilmes
Tigre
1981 Copa LibertadoresRiver Plate
Top goalscorerArgentina Diego Maradona (25 goals)
1979
1981
Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 River Plate 36 20 11 5 64 33 51
2 Argentinos Juniors 36 13 16 7 57 48 42
3 Talleres (C) 36 12 17 7 58 43 41
3 Platense 36 12 17 7 36 30 41
5 Unión (SF) 36 16 7 13 49 44 39
6 Newell's Old Boys 36 12 14 10 54 35 38
6 Boca Juniors 36 12 14 10 43 47 38
8 Huracán 36 11 15 10 58 50 37
8 Rosario Central 36 11 15 10 43 41 37
10 Racing Club 36 9 18 9 35 34 36
10 Colón 36 13 10 13 41 49 36
10 Estudiantes LP 36 10 16 10 34 43 36
13 Ferro Carril Oeste 36 11 13 12 55 50 35
13 Independiente 36 11 13 12 45 49 35
13 Vélez Sársfield 36 11 13 12 35 42 35
16 San Lorenzo 36 9 15 12 39 43 33
17 Quilmes 36 6 18 12 37 44 30
18 All Boys 36 3 17 16 29 56 23
19 Tigre 36 5 11 20 38 69 21

Nacional Championship

Nacional
Season1980
ChampionsRosario Central (3° title)
1981 Copa LibertadoresRosario Central
Top goalscorerArgentina Diego Maradona (17 goals)
1979
1981

Group A

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Rosario Central 14 7 3 4 24 13 17
1 Racing (C) 14 8 1 5 20 15 17
3 Estudiantes LP 14 6 4 4 27 17 16
4 Vélez Sársfield 14 5 4 5 23 21 14
5 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 14 4 6 4 20 24 14
6 Racing Club 14 4 3 7 24 31 11
7 At. Tucumán 14 3 3 8 15 30 9

Group B

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Argentinos Juniors 14 9 2 3 35 21 20
2 Unión (SF) 14 8 1 5 19 17 17
3 Talleres (C) 14 6 4 4 24 12 16
4 Huracán 14 6 2 6 26 25 14
5 Boca Juniors 14 4 4 6 17 22 12
6 San Martín (M) 14 3 6 5 14 27 12
7 San Lorenzo 14 4 0 10 18 26 8

Group C

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Newell's Old Boys 14 8 4 2 21 12 20
2 Independiente 14 8 3 3 26 11 19
3 Ferro Carril Oeste 14 6 5 3 18 10 17
4 Atlético Uruguay 14 6 2 6 15 18 14
5 Quilmes 14 5 1 8 15 17 11
6 Central Norte 14 3 4 7 11 25 10
7 Chaco For Ever 14 3 1 10 15 30 7

Group D

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Instituto (C) 14 6 6 2 22 15 18
2 River Plate 14 8 1 5 30 16 17
2 Platense 14 7 3 4 25 14 17
4 San Lorenzo 14 6 2 6 17 17 14
4 Colón 14 6 2 6 15 20 14
6 Cipolletti 14 4 4 6 14 21 12
7 Independiente Rivadavia 14 0 5 9 8 31 5

Quarterfinals

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
River Plate - Newell's Old Boys 3-2 2-6
Instituto (C) - Independiente 2-1 1-5
Argentinos Juniors - Racing (C) 1-1 1-3
Rosario Central - Unión (SF) 2-0 1-2

Semifinals

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
Rosario Central - Newell's Old Boys 3-0 0-1
Racing (C) - Independiente 4-0 3-5

Finals

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
Rosario Central - Racing (C) 5-1 0-2

References

  1. ^ Argentina 1980 on RSSSF.com