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The 1987–88 Segunda División season saw 20 teams participate in the second flight Spanish league. CD Málaga, Elche CF and Real Oviedo were promoted to Primera División. Bilbao Athletic, Hércules CF, Granada CF and Cartagena FC were relegated to Segunda División B.

Segunda División
Season1987-88
ChampionsCD Málaga
PromotedCD Málaga
Elche CF
Real Oviedo
RelegatedBilbao Athletic
Hércules CF
Granada CF
Cartagena FC
Matches played380
Goals scored952 (2.51 per match)
Top goalscorerSpain Carlos
1986-87
1988-89

This season, the league was expanded to 20 teams and the promotion playoff (promoción) returned.

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Final tableEdit

Key to colors in league table:
Promoted to Primera División
Promotion playoff
Relegated to Segunda División B
Position Club Played Points Wins Draws Losses Goals for Goals against Goal Difference
1 CD Málaga 38 54+16 22 10 6 74 39 +35
2 Elche CF 38 50+12 21 8 9 62 34 +28
3 Castilla CF 1 38 48+10 18 12 8 58 42 +16
4 Real Oviedo 38 45+7 19 7 12 58 37 +21
5 Rayo Vallecano 38 45+7 18 9 11 58 47 +11
6 UE Lleida 38 42+4 15 12 11 53 37 +16
7 UE Figueres 38 42+4 14 14 10 44 36 +8
8 Barcelona Atlètic 38 41+3 14 13 11 52 47 +5
9 Xerez CD 38 41+3 17 7 14 49 37 +12
10 Sestao 38 37-1 15 7 16 42 45 -3
11 CD Castellón 38 37-1 12 13 13 34 45 -11
12 CD Tenerife 38 36-2 13 10 15 48 57 -9
13 Real Burgos 38 34-4 11 12 15 34 50 -16
14 Racing de Santander 38 33-5 11 11 16 35 47 -12
15 Recreativo de Huelva 38 33-5 12 9 17 55 71 -16
16 Deportivo de La Coruña 38 31-7 8 15 15 35 47 -12
17 Bilbao Athletic 38 31-7 11 9 18 44 53 -9
18 Hércules CF 38 29-9 10 9 19 46 56 -10
19 Granada CF 38 27-11 8 11 19 36 46 -10
20 Cartagena FC 38 24-14 8 8 22 35 79 -44

1 Castilla CF was ineligible for promotion for being reserve team of Real Madrid.

Promotion playoffEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Oviedo 2–1 RCD Mallorca 2–1 0–0
Real Murcia 4–1 Rayo Vallecano 3–0 1–1

First LegEdit

Second LegEdit

Pichichi Trophy for Top GoalscorersEdit