1988 Norwegian First Division
|UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup||Brann|
|Goals scored||338 (2.56 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Jan Åge Fjørtoft (14 goals)|
|Biggest home win||Rosenborg 8-0 Djerv 1919|
|Biggest away win||Djerv 1919 1-6 Rosenborg|
|Highest scoring||Lillestrøm 8-1 Djerv 1919|
22 games were played with 3 points given for wins and 1 for draws. Number eleven and twelve were relegated. The winners of the two groups of the Second Division were promoted, as well as the winner of a series of play-off matches between the two second placed teams in the two groups of the Second Division and number ten in the First Division.
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
|Qualified for the European Cup|
|Qualified for the UEFA Cup|
|Qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup|
|Relegated to the Second Division|
- 14 goals:
- 10 goals:
- 9 goals:
- 8 goals:
Promotion and relegation
- Bryne (through playoff), Strømmen and Djerv 1919 were relegated to the Second Division.
- Start (through playoff), Viking and Mjølner were promoted from the Second Division.
- Bryne, Start, and Ham-Kam played play-offs, Start won.
- Match 1: Bryne 1-3 Start
- Match 2: Ham-Kam 2-1 Bryne
- Match 3: Start 2-1 Ham-Kam