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The 1987–88 Yugoslav First League season was the 42nd season of the First Federal League (Serbo-Croatian: Prva savezna liga), the top level association football competition of SFR Yugoslavia, since its establishment in 1946. The season began on 2 August 1987 and ended on 12 June 1988. Red Star led by Velibor Vasović won their 16th title with a single points ahead of previous season's champions Partizan.

Prva savezna liga
Season1987–88
Dates2 August 1987 –
12 June 1988
ChampionsRed Star (16th title)
RelegatedSutjeska
Priština
European CupRed Star
Cup Winners' CupBorac Banja Luka
UEFA CupPartizan
Velež
Dinamo Zagreb
Top goalscorerDuško Milinković (16)

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TeamsEdit

A total of eighteen teams contested the league, including sixteen sides from the 1986–87 season and two sides promoted from the 1986–87 Yugoslav Second League (YSL) as winners of the two second level groups East and West. The league was contested in a double round robin format, with each club playing every other club twice, for a total of 34 rounds. Two points were awarded for wins and one point for draws.

Dinamo Vinkovci and Spartak were relegated from the 1986–87 Yugoslav First League after finishing the season in bottom two places of the league table. The two clubs promoted to top level were Vojvodina and Rad.

Team Location Federal Republic Position
in 1986–87
Budućnost Titograd   SR Montenegro 0077th
Čelik Zenica   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01212th
Dinamo Zagreb Zagreb   SR Croatia 0066th
Hajduk Split Split   SR Croatia 0088th
Osijek Osijek   SR Croatia 01111th
Partizan Belgrade   SR Serbia 0011st
Priština Priština   SR Serbia 01414th
Rad Belgrade   SR Serbia N/A
Radnički Niš Niš   SR Serbia 01616th
Red Star Belgrade   SR Serbia 0033rd
Rijeka Rijeka   SR Croatia 0044th
Sarajevo Sarajevo   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01313th
Sloboda Tuzla   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01515th
Sutjeska Nikšić   SR Montenegro 01010th
Vardar Skopje   SR Macedonia 0055th
Velež Mostar   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0022nd
Vojvodina Novi Sad   SR Serbia N/A
Željezničar Sarajevo   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0099th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Red Star Belgrade (C) 34 17 11 6 66 39 +27 45 1988–89 European Cup
2 Partizan 34 17 10 7 62 37 +25 44 1988–89 UEFA Cup
3 Velež 34 15 12 7 61 34 +27 42
4 Dinamo Zagreb 34 16 10 8 55 36 +19 42
5 Sloboda Tuzla 34 14 10 10 53 41 +12 38
6 Vardar 34 15 7 12 37 40 −3 37
7 Radnički Niš 34 14 4 16 48 46 +2 32 1988–89 Balkans Cup
8 Rijeka 34 9 14 11 33 39 −6 32
9 Budućnost 34 10 12 12 40 48 −8 32
10 Vojvodina 34 11 10 13 40 51 −11 32 1988 Intertoto Cup
11 Osijek 34 10 11 13 44 61 −17 31
12 Željezničar 34 8 14 12 38 44 −6 30
13 Hajduk Split 34 8 14 12 40 50 −10 30
14 Sarajevo 34 11 8 15 37 47 −10 30
15 Rad 34 11 8 15 44 56 −12 30 1988 Intertoto Cup
16 Čelik 34 12 5 17 39 45 −6 29
17 Sutjeska Nikšić (R) 34 10 9 15 42 49 −7 29 1988–89 Yugoslav Second League
18 Prishtina (R) 34 10 7 17 43 59 −16 27
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Champions: Red Star Belgrade
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Matches Goals
  Žarko Đurović 34 5
  Goran Milojević 33 3
  Bora Cvetković 32 9
  Slobodan Marović 30 1
  Miodrag Krivokapić 30 0
  Dragan "Piksi" Stojković 28 15
  Dragiša Binić 27 13
  Slavko Radovanović 25 5
  Robert Prosinečki 23 4
  Goran Jurić 23 0
  Stevan Stojanović (goalkeeper) 23 0
  Dejan Joksimović 17 3
  Zlatko Krdžević 17 0
  Dragić Komadina 16 1
  Husref Musemić 15 4
  Dragan Punišić 11 1
  Branko Davidović (goalkeeper) 11 0
  Refik Šabanadžović 10 1
  Jovica Nikolić 10 0
  Mitar Mrkela 5 0
  Vladan Lukić 2 1
  Slavoljub Janković 2 0
Head coach: Velibor Vasović

Top scorersEdit

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