1980–81 Scottish Premier Division

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Scottish Premier Division
Season 1980–81
Champions Celtic
Relegated Kilmarnock
Heart of Midlothian
European Cup Celtic
UEFA Cup Aberdeen
Dundee United
Cup Winners' Cup Rangers
Matches played 180
Goals scored 481 (2.67 per match)
Top goalscorer Frank McGarvey (23)
Biggest home win Dundee United 7–0 Kilmarnock
Biggest away win Kilmarnock 1–8 Rangers

The 1980–81 Scottish Premier Division title was won by Celtic, with 2 matches still to play on 22 April 1981, after defeating Dundee United 3–2 at Tannadice Park. They finished seven points ahead of closest challengers Aberdeen. Kilmarnock and Heart of Midlothian were relegated.

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 36 26 4 6 84 37 +47 56 1981–82 European Cup First round
2 Aberdeen 36 19 11 6 61 26 +35 49 1981–82 UEFA Cup First round
3 Rangers 36 16 12 8 60 32 +28 44 1981–82 European Cup Winners' Cup First round
4 St Mirren 36 18 8 10 56 47 +9 44
5 Dundee United 36 17 9 10 66 42 +24 43 1981–82 UEFA Cup First round
6 Partick Thistle 36 10 10 16 32 48 −16 30
7 Airdrieonians 36 10 9 17 36 55 −19 29
8 Morton 36 10 8 18 36 58 −22 28
9 Kilmarnock (R) 36 5 9 22 23 65 −42 19 Relegation to First Division
10 Heart of Midlothian (R) 36 6 6 24 27 71 −44 18

Source: Statto
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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