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1987–88 Scottish Premier Division

The 1987–88 Scottish Premier Division season was won by Celtic, ten points ahead of Heart of Midlothian. Due to a league contraction to ten teams Falkirk, Dunfermline Athletic and Morton were relegated.

Scottish Premier Division
Season1987–88
ChampionsCeltic
RelegatedFalkirk
Dunfermline Athletic
Morton
European CupCeltic
UEFA CupHeart of Midlothian
Rangers
Aberdeen
Cup Winners' CupDundee United
Matches played264
Goals scored646 (2.45 per match)
Top goalscorerTommy Coyne (33)

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 44 31 10 3 79 23 +56 72 1988–89 European Cup First round
2 Heart of Midlothian 44 23 16 5 74 32 +42 62 1988–89 UEFA Cup First round
3 Rangers 44 26 8 10 85 34 +51 60
4 Aberdeen 44 21 17 6 56 25 +31 59
5 Dundee United 44 16 15 13 54 47 +7 47 1988–89 European Cup Winners' Cup First round
6 Hibernian 44 12 19 13 41 42 −1 43
7 Dundee 44 17 7 20 70 64 +6 41
8 Motherwell 44 13 10 21 37 56 −19 36
9 St Mirren 44 10 15 19 41 64 −23 35
10 Falkirk (R) 44 10 11 23 41 75 −34 31 Relegation to First Division
11 Dunfermline Athletic (R) 44 8 10 26 41 84 −43 26
12 Morton (R) 44 3 10 31 27 100 −73 16
Source: Statto
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

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