1988 Norwegian First Division

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Norwegian First Division
Season 1988
Champions Rosenborg
6th title
Relegated Bryne
Strømmen
Djerv 1919
European Cup Rosenborg
UEFA Cup Lillestrøm
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Brann
Matches played 132
Goals scored 338 (2.56 per match)
Top goalscorer Jan Åge Fjørtoft (14 goals)
Biggest home win Rosenborg 8-0 Djerv 1919[1]
Biggest away win Djerv 1919 1-6 Rosenborg[1]
Highest scoring Lillestrøm 8-1 Djerv 1919[1]
1987
1989

The 1988 season of the Norwegian First Division (1. divisjon), the highest football (soccer) league in Norway, began on 1 May 1988 and ended on 9 October 1988.

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.

League table[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Rosenborg 22 14 5 3 54 23 +31 47
2 Lillestrøm 22 11 7 4 38 18 +20 40
3 Molde 22 10 9 3 35 18 +17 39
4 Moss 22 11 4 7 30 19 +11 37
5 Tromsø 22 9 6 7 27 22 +5 33
6 Sogndal 22 8 7 7 27 27 0 31
7 Vålerengen 22 8 6 8 26 32 -6 30
8 Kongsvinger 22 7 7 8 23 23 0 28
9 Brann 22 7 4 11 16 30 -14 25
10 Bryne 22 5 6 11 29 33 -4 21
11 Strømmen 22 4 5 13 16 34 -18 17
12 Djerv 1919 22 3 4 15 17 59 -42 13

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
Relegation Playoff
Relegated to the Second Division

Top goalscorers[edit]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

  • 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
P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Start 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 6
2 Ham-Kam 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
3 Bryne 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ligastats 1. divisjon 1988". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen.