1979-80 Yugoslav First League
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1979%E2%80%9380 Yugoslav First League

The 1979-80 Yugoslav First League was won by Red Star Belgrade.

Teams

A total of eighteen teams contested the league, including sixteen sides from the 1978-79 season and two sides promoted from the 1978-79 Yugoslav Second League (YSL) as winners of the two second level divisions East and West. The league was contested in a double round robin format, with each club playing every other club twice, for a total of 34 rounds. Two points were awarded for wins and one point for draws.

NK Zagreb and OFK Belgrade were relegated from the 1978-79 Yugoslav First League after finishing the season in bottom two places of the league table. The two clubs promoted to top level were Vardar and ?elik.

Death of Marshal Tito

The season's week 25 derby match Hajduk vs. Red Star on 4 May 1980 at Poljud Stadium featured a mass display of public grief.

Played on a Sunday afternoon, the contest was in the 41st minute when three men entered the pitch, signaling to the referee, Husref Muharemagi? of Janja, to stop the match. After the match was halted, the Mayor of Split, Ante Skataretiko, took to the microphone to inform the 50,000+ crowd that Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito had died.

This was followed with sudden scenes of mass crying; some players, such as Hajduk's twenty-one-year-old striker Zlatko Vujovi?, collapsed down to the ground and weeped as the crowd launched into a rendition of "Dru?e Tito, mi ti se kunemo", a popular personality cult song that professes loyalty and devotion to Comrade Tito.

Meanwhile at Ko?evo Stadium during the FK Sarajevo vs. NK Osijek match, the news broke out of Tito's death broke in the 43rd minute with the contest locked at 1-1.

The matches - along with a third between Dinamo and Zeljeznicar - were immediately abandoned, with the decision being made by the Yugoslav FA to declare the matches null and void, and order replays two and a half weeks later on Wednesday, 21 May 1980 at the same stadiums.

Red Star won the derby replay 3-1.[1]

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Red Star Belgrade (C) 34 19 10 5 54 26 +28 48 Qualification for European Cup first round
2 Sarajevo 34 17 7 10 55 41 +14 41 Qualification for UEFA Cup first round
3 Radni?ki Ni? 34 14 11 9 49 32 +17 39
4 Napredak Kru?evac 34 13 13 8 41 27 +14 39
5 Hajduk Split 34 15 8 11 53 44 +9 38
6 Sloboda Tuzla 34 13 9 12 44 37 +7 35
7 Vardar 34 10 15 9 43 41 +2 35
8 Vele? 34 13 8 13 44 39 +5 34 Qualification for Balkans Cup
9 ?eljezni?ar 34 9 15 10 41 47 −6 33
10 Rijeka 34 12 9 13 34 47 −13 33
11 Budu?nost 34 10 12 12 34 34 0 32
12 Dinamo Zagreb 34 9 14 11 43 44 −1 32 Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup first round
13 Partizan 34 10 12 12 31 37 −6 32
14 Borac Banja Luka 34 11 8 15 34 42 −8 30
15 Olimpija 34 11 8 15 30 45 −15 30
16 Vojvodina 34 12 6 16 33 53 −20 30
17 Osijek (R) 34 10 9 15 28 34 −6 29 Relegation to Yugoslav Second League
18 ?elik (R) 34 5 12 17 22 43 −21 22
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Top scorers

See also

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