Statistics of Turkish First Football League in season 1988/1989.
It was contested by 20 teams, and Fenerbahçe S.K. won the championship. Samsunspor were involved in a tragic bus accident during the season . Many of the team's players and coaches were killed, for this reason, they were unable to play their last 18 matches . All these matches were awarded 3-0 default win for Samsunspor's opponents. Samsunspor were, however, not relegated at the end of the season.
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Fenerbahçe (C)||36||29||6||1||103||27||+76||93||1989–90 European Cup First round|
|2||Beşiktaş||36||25||8||3||81||21||+60||83||1989–90 European Cup Winners' Cup First round|
|3||Galatasaray||36||20||9||7||76||31||+45||69||1989–90 UEFA Cup First round|
|17||Çaykur Rizespor (R)||36||9||8||19||36||65||−29||35|
|18||Kahramanmaraşspor A.Ş. (R)||36||4||11||21||22||71||−49||23|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.