Kevin Keegan
Saints kit 1980-81

Season 1980-81

League Record

Football League Division One

Final position: 6th

P 42, W 20, D 10, L 12, F 76, A 56, Pts 50

Most Appearances: Mike Channon & Chris Nicholl 42,
                                   Ivan Golac & Nick Holmes 41, Graham Baker 39
Leading Goalscorers: Steve Moran 18, Kevin Keegan 11, Mike Channon 10

Biggest Win: 4-0 Leicester City (h)

Biggest Home Attendance: 24,085 Liverpool

Cup Record

FA Cup: 5th Round Replay 0-1 Everton (a) - League Cup: 2nd Round 5-7 Agg Watford


Season in Brief

The Keegan/Channon combination proved as successful as had been hoped, but it was the teenager Steve Moran who stole the glory as leading goalscorer. Ivan Golac became a fans' favourite and Peter Wells claimed the goalkeeper's jersey from Ivan Katalinic.

After an autumn dip in form a 12-match unbeaten run took the club to fourth place and the final position was enough to secure European football in the following season.