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1981 NASL Season Summary

League Champion: Chicago Sting
Regular Season Champion: New York Cosmos
Golden Boot: Giorgio Chinaglia (29)

Standings

Pos Team G W D L % GF GA GD Pts
Central Division
1 Chicago Sting 32 23 9 0.719 84 50 34 195
2 Minnesota Kicks 32 19 13 0.594 63 57 6 163
3 Tulsa Roughnecks 32 17 15 0.531 60 49 11 154
4 Dallas Tornado 32 5 27 0.156 27 71 -44 54
Eastern Division
1 New York Cosmos 32 23 9 0.719 80 49 31 200
2 Manic de Montréal 32 15 17 0.469 63 57 6 141
3 Washington Diplomats 32 15 17 0.469 59 58 1 135
4 Toronto Blizzard 32 7 25 0.219 39 82 -43 77
Northwest Division
1 Vancouver Whitecaps 32 21 11 0.656 74 43 31 186
2 Calgary Boomers 32 17 15 0.531 59 54 5 151
3 Portland Timbers 32 17 15 0.531 52 49 3 141
4 Seattle Sounders 32 15 17 0.469 60 62 -2 137
5 Edmonton Drillers 32 12 20 0.375 60 79 -19 123
Southern Division
1 Atlanta Chiefs 32 17 15 0.531 62 60 2 151
2 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 32 18 14 0.563 54 46 8 144
3 Jacksonville Tea Men 32 18 14 0.563 41 46 -5 141
4 Tampa Bay Rowdies 32 15 17 0.469 63 64 -1 139
Western Division
1 San Diego Sockers 32 21 11 0.656 67 49 18 173
2 Los Angeles Aztecs 32 19 13 0.594 53 55 -2 160
3 California Surf 32 11 21 0.344 60 77 -17 117
4 San Jose Earthquakes 32 11 21 0.344 44 78 -34 108