The team was coached by Artur Rodrigues. The roster included goalkeeper Robert Judd and forward Marco Abascal.
The opening match of the 1980 National Soccer League season was held on May 4 when the First Portuguese beat the Panhellenic Olympics 2-0 with Joao Moniz and Mike Ristich scoring the goals. The match at Lamport Stadium was watched by 4,000 fans.
First Portuguese’s 52-game unbeaten run came to an end in July when they lost to Panhellenic.
Panhellenic finished the regular league season with with a fourth-place in the NSL standings.
Panhellenic defeated St. Catharines Roma in the 1980 National Soccer League championship playoffs.