1979–80 Bayernliga

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Bayernliga
Season 1979–80
Champions FC Augsburg
Promoted FC Augsburg
Relegated FC Wacker München
FC Vilshofen
VfR Neuburg
FC Bayern Hof
Amateur championship FC Augsburg
Matches played 306
Goals scored 837 (2.74 per match)
Top goalscorer Wolfgang Ruhdorfer (27 goals)

The 1979–80 season of the Bayernliga, the third tier of the German football league system in the state of Bavaria at the time, was the 35th season of the league.

Overview

The league champions FC Augsburg, winning their second Bayernliga title after 1972–73,[1] were promoted to the 2. Bundesliga Süd and also qualified for the German amateur championship, where the club lost 2–1 in the final to VfB Stuttgart Amateure.[2]

The bottom four clubs were directly relegated, 1979–80 being the last season before the introduction of the relegation/promotion play-off. Of the four clubs VfR Neuburg would never return to the Bayernliga again while FC Vilshofen made a direct return the following season. FC Wacker München, one of the most successful Bayernliga clubs until than, returned to the league in 1982 and FC Bayern Hof, having dropped out of professional football two years earlier, returned in 1983.[3]

Wolfgang Ruhdorfer of FC Augsburg was the top scorer of the league with 27 goals.[4] The 2.735 goals scored per match marked the lowest average in the history of the league and only the second time, after the previous season, that less than three goals were scored per game in a season.[5]

Table

The 1979–80 season saw four new clubs in the league, FC Herzogenaurach, VfB Helmbrechts and TSV Ampfing, all promoted from the Landesliga Bayern, while FC Augsburg had been relegated from the 2. Bundesliga Süd to the league.[6]

Of the promoted teams FC Herzogenaurach had last played in the Bayernliga in 1977 and VfB Helmbrechts in 1971 while TSV Ampfing made its first appearance. FC Augsburg had last played in the Bayernliga in 1972–73, when the club won the league and earned promotion to the Regionalliga Süd.[3]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 FC Augsburg (C, P) 34 20 7 7 70 29 +41 47 Promotion to 2. Bundesliga Süd
2 1. FC Haßfurt 34 17 7 10 49 43 +6 41
3 FC Memmingen 34 17 5 12 42 41 +1 39
4 FC Schweinfurt 05 34 16 4 14 50 44 +6 36
5 ATS Kulmbach 34 15 6 13 53 54 −1 36
6 ASV Neumarkt 34 11 13 10 43 37 +6 35
7 FC Herzogenaurach 34 13 9 12 55 51 +4 35
8 1. FC Amberg 34 11 13 10 38 35 +3 35
9 Bayern Munich Amateure 34 13 8 13 47 55 −8 34
10 VfB Helmbrechts 34 12 8 14 48 50 −2 32
11 TSV Trebgast 34 14 4 16 43 45 −2 32
12 TSV Ampfing 34 11 10 13 52 56 −4 32
13 TSV 1860 Rosenheim 34 9 14 11 31 37 −6 32
14 Kickers Würzburg 34 10 11 13 55 55 0 31
15 FC Wacker München (R) 34 11 8 15 48 52 −4 30 Relegation to Landesliga Bayern
16 FC Vilshofen (R) 34 9 12 13 33 49 −16 30
17 VfR Neuburg (R) 34 10 9 15 46 58 −12 29
18 FC Bayern Hof (R) 34 9 8 17 34 46 −12 26
Source: manfredsfussballarchiv.de, f-archiv.de
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

References

  1. ^ kicker Almanach 1990, p. 261
  2. ^ "Germany - Amateur Championship 1950-1995". rsssf.com. Recreational Sport Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Die Bayernliga, p. 67 & 140–141
  4. ^ Die Bayernliga, p. 142
  5. ^ Die Bayernliga, p. 68 & 143
  6. ^ "Historic German football tables". f-archiv.de (in German). Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 

Sources

  • kicker-Almanach 1990 [Yearbook of German football] (in German). Kicker (sports magazine). 1990. ISBN 3-7679-0297-4. 
  • 100 Jahre Süddeutscher Fußball-Verband [100 Years of the Southern German Football Association] (in German). Munich: Southern German Football Association. 1997. 
  • 50 Jahre Bayerischer Fussball-Verband - BFV [50 Years of the Bavarian Football Association] (in German). Munich: Bavarian Football Association. 1995. 
  • Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 [The Bayernliga 1945–1997] (in German). Oldenburg: DSFS. 1998. 
  • Ludolf Hyll (1988). Süddeutschlands Fussballgeschichte in Tabellenform 1897-1988 [Southern Germany's football history in tables] (in German). 
  • Eckert, Horst; Klinger, Werner (2001). Augsburger Fußball-Geschichte (in German). ISBN 3-938332-08-5. 

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