The Football League 1977-78


The Football League 1977-78

Statistics of The Football League in season 1977/1978.

Overview

First Division

Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest side took on the First Division by storm, by winning the League Cup on 22nd March and confirming themselves as league champions the following month. They joined a small and exclusive company of clubs to have won the league championship one season after promotion.

Manchester United broke the British transfer fee record on 9th February by paying Leeds United £495,000 for Scottish defender Gordon McQueen.

West Ham United, Newcastle United and Leicester City were all relegated.

econd Division

Bolton Wanderers, Southampton F.C. and Tottenham Hotspur were all promoted, while Blackpool F.C., Mansfield Town and Hull City were all relegated

Third Division

Wrexham, Cambridge United and Preston North End were all promoted, while Portsmouth F.C., Port Vale, Bradford City and Hereford United were all relegated.

Fourth Division

Wimbledon play their first season in the Football League, replacing Workington. Watford F.C., Southend United, Swansea City and Brentford F.C. were all promoted, while Southport F.C. were relegated.

League Standings


=First Division=


=Fourth Division=

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

ee also

*1977-78 in English football

References


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