1988–89 in English football

The Football League First Division 1988/89 was the 90th season of the Football League First Division English as the highest football league. It began on August 27, 1988 and ended on 26 May 1989. In the hitherto most thrilling championship race in the history of English Erstligafußballs Arsenal drew the tied defending champion FC Liverpool to second place after Arsenal, the import his ninth league title, had won on the last day with a 2-0 win at Liverpool. Of the climbers Millwall FC, ​​Aston Villa and Middlesbrough FC only the latter association could not hold the class and went straight back into the Second Division. In addition, West Ham United and Newcastle United had to play the course in the second division. The relegated the following season should be replaced by the second division team FC Chelsea, Manchester City and Crystal Palace.

A total of 450 players were used, with Arsenal the least and Newcastle United with 35 mustered 17 most players in league games. 96 newcomers were offset by 94 footballers who most recently came into play in the 1988/89 season.

Final Table

Results Table

In the left column of the home teams are listed.

Top scorers

The champion team of Arsenal FC

In the following list, all players were listed that for Arsenal came in a league match for use during the 1988/89 season. It must be noted that in most cases a minimum number of games will be provided in English football to accept the official champion medal allowed. As regards the specific control before the introduction of the Premier League, there is lack of clarity, all the players with an asterisk (*) have been provided which have received no champion medal presumably because of their small contribution. In brackets the number of bets as well as the goals achieved are called.

Tony Adams (36/ 4) | Steve Bould (30/ 2) | Gus Caesar * ( 2/0 ) | Paul Davis (12/1 ) | Lee Dixon (33/ 1) | Perry Groves (21/ 4) | Martin Hayes ( 17/1 ) | John Lukic (38/ 0 ) | Brian Marwood (31/ 9) | Paul Merson ( 37/10 ) | David O'Leary (26/ 0 ) | Niall Quinn * (3/1 ) | Kevin Richardson (34/ 1) | David Rocastle (38/ 6) | Alan Smith (36/ 23) | Michael Thomas (37/ 7) | Nigel Winterburn (38 /3).

  • Coach: George Graham