1988–89 Iraqi National League

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Iraqi Premier League
Season 1988–89
Champions Al-Rasheed
(3rd title)
Relegated Wahid Huzairan
Al-Mosul
Salahaddin
Duhok
Al-Sulaymaniyah
Al-Nasr
Diyala
Al-Jamahir
Babil
Al-Diwaniya
Al-Tijara
Al-Minaa
Al-Nasiriya
Al-Samawa
Al-Hurriya
Al-Numaniya
Asian Club Championship Al-Rasheed
Arab Club Champions Cup Al-Tayaran
Arab Cup Winners' Cup Al-Rasheed
Top goalscorer Karim Saddam
(22 goals)

The 1988–89 Iraqi National League was the 15th season of the competition since its foundation in 1974 and the first that was played in a group stage format rather than a round-robin format. Al-Rasheed won the title by defeating Al-Talaba on penalties in the final, to be become the first team of the Premier League era and the third team in Iraqi football history to win three league titles in a row. During this season, if a match ended in a draw, it would go to extra time and then penalties if necessary. A team would earn three points if they won a game by two goals or more (after normal or extra time). They would earn two points if they won a game by just one goal (after normal or extra time), and they would gain one point for winning a penalty shootout.

Group stage[edit]

North Group[edit]

Team Result
Erbil Qualified to Elite Stage
Wahid Huzairan
Al-Mosul Relegated to Iraq Division 1
Salahaddin
Duhok
Al-Sulaymaniyah

Central Group[edit]

Team Result
Al-Najaf Qualified to Elite Stage
Al-Nasr
Diyala Relegated to Iraq Division 1
Al-Jamahir
Babil
Al-Diwaniya

Baghdad Group[edit]

Team Result
Al-Zawraa Qualified to Elite Stage
Al-Rasheed
Al-Tayaran
Al-Talaba
Al-Shorta
Al-Shabab
Al-Sulaikh
Al-Sinaa
Al-Naft
Al-Jaish
Al-Tijara Relegated to Iraq Division 1

South Group[edit]

Team Result
Al-Bahri Qualified to Elite Stage
Al-Minaa
Al-Nasiriya Relegated to Iraq Division 1
Al-Samawa
Al-Hurriya
Al-Numaniya

Elite stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Result
Al-Zawraa Qualified to semi-finals
Al-Talaba
Erbil
Al-Minaa Relegated to Iraq Division 1
Al-Nasr

Group 2[edit]

Team Result
Al-Tayaran Qualified to semi-finals
Al-Rasheed
Al-Najaf
Al-Bahri
Wahid Huzairan Relegated to Iraq Division 1

Golden stage[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

3rd Place Match[edit]

Final[edit]

Al-Rasheed secured qualification to the 1989–90 Asian Club Championship, while Iraq FA Cup winners Al-Zawraa were admitted into the "Arab Cooperation Council Club Championship" (a friendly tournament). Iraq FA Cup runners-up Al-Tayaran were admitted into the 1989 Arab Club Champions Cup and league winners Al-Rasheed were admitted into the 1989 Arab Cup Winners' Cup.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Scorer Goals Team
1
Karim Saddam
22
Al-Zawraa
2
Natiq Hashim
12
Al-Tayaran
Hussein Saeed Al-Talaba
Saad Abdul-Raheem Al-Zawraa

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