The 1977–1978 season was the 79th completed season of The Football League.Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest side took the First Division by storm, first winning the League Cup on 22 March and then confirming themselves as league champions the following month.

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  • The 1977–1978 season was the 79th completed season of The Football League.Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest side took the First Division by storm, first winning the League Cup on 22 March and then confirming themselves as league champions the following month. They joined a small and exclusive company of clubs who have won the league championship one season after promotion, and they were the last club to achieve its first title for 38 years, until Leicester City won the 2015–16 Premier League.Manchester United broke the British transfer fee record on 9 February by paying Leeds United £495,000 for Scottish defender Gordon McQueen.Bob Latchford was the top goalscorer, winning a £10,000 prize offered by a national newspaper for the first footballer to reach 30 goals in a single season, which had not happened in the First Division since the 1971–72 season and in the Second Division since the 1965–66 season.West Ham United, Newcastle United and Leicester City were relegated from the First Division.Bolton Wanderers, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur were promoted from the Second Division, while Blackpool, Mansfield Town and Hull City were relegatedWrexham, Cambridge United and Preston North End were promoted from the Third Division, while Portsmouth, Port Vale, Bradford City and Hereford United were relegated.Wimbledon play their first season in the Football League, replacing Workington. Watford F.C., Southend United, Swansea City and Brentford were promoted, while Southport were relegated. (en)
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  • Cardiff City –Sheffield United 1–6 (en)
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  • QPR – Everton 1–5 (en)
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  • Everton – Chelsea 6–0 (en)
  • Everton –Coventry 6–0 (en)
  • Tottenham Hotspur –Bristol Rovers 9-0 (en)
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  • Locations of the Football League First Division 1977–1978 teams (en)
  • Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1977–1978 (en)
  • Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1977–1978 (en)
  • Locations of the Football League Fourth Division teams 1977–1978 (en)
  • Locations of the Football League Fourth Division London teams 1977–1978 (en)
  • Locations of the Football League Second Division 1977–1978 teams (en)
  • Locations of the Football League Third Division teams 1977–1978 (en)
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  • Football League (en)
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  • Birmingham – Chelsea 4–5 (en)
  • Bolton –Cardiff City 6–3 (en)
  • Coventry – Norwich City 5–4 (en)
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  • Alan Curtis , 32 (en)
  • Alex Bruce , 27 (en)
  • Bob Hatton , 22 (en)
  • Bob Latchford , 30 (en)
  • Steve Phillips , 32 (en)
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  • Leeds United A.F.C. and Manchester United F.C. rivalry (en)
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  • Derby County F.C.–Leicester City F.C. rivalry (en)
  • Derby County F.C.–Nottingham Forest F.C. rivalry (en)
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  • West Midlands derby (en)
  • Leicester City F.C.–Nottingham Forest F.C. rivalry (en)
  • Chelsea F.C. and Leeds United A.F.C. rivalry (en)
  • Humber derby (en)
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  • Charlton Athletic Crystal Palace Fulham Orient Millwall Tottenham (en)
  • Aldershot Barnsley Bournemouth Brentford Crewe Alexandra Darlington Doncaster Grimsby Town Halifax Town Hartlepool Huddersfield Newport County Northampton Town Reading Rochdale Scunthorpe & Lindsey Southend Southport Stockport Swansea City Torquay Watford Wimbledon York City (en)
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  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980. (en)
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  • The 1977–1978 season was the 79th completed season of The Football League.Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest side took the First Division by storm, first winning the League Cup on 22 March and then confirming themselves as league champions the following month. (en)
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  • 1977–78 Football League (en)
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