1988–89 Alpha Ethniki

The 1988–89 Alpha Ethniki was the 53rd season of the highest football league of Greece. The season began on 11 September 1988 and ended on 21 May 1989. AEK Athens won their eighth Greek title and their first one in ten years.

Alpha Ethniki
Season1988–89
ChampionsAEK Athens
8th Greek title
RelegatedDiagoras
European CupAEK Athens
UEFA CupOlympiacos
Iraklis
Cup Winners' CupPanathinaikos
Matches played240
Goals scored566 (2.36 per match)
Top goalscorerImre Boda (20)

The point system was: Win: 2 points - Draw: 1 point.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 AEK Athens (C) 30 19 6 5 45 20 +25 44 Qualification for European Cup first round
2 Olympiacos 30 16 9 5 54 25 +29 41 Qualification for UEFA Cup first round
3 Panathinaikos 30 14 9 7 45 25 +20 37 Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup first round
4 Iraklis 30 13 10 7 43 27 +16 36 Qualification for UEFA Cup first round
5 OFI 30 13 8 9 45 36 +9 34
6 AEL 30 10 14 6 37 34 +3 34
7 Aris 30 11 11 8 31 26 +5 33
8 PAOK 30 11 10 9 34 30 +4 32
9 Doxa Drama 30 10 8 12 26 28 −2 28
10 Panionios 30 10 7 13 32 36 −4 27
11 Olympiacos Volos 30 6 14 10 36 45 −9 26
12 Levadiakos 30 9 7 14 33 47 −14 25
13 Apollon Athens 30 7 9 14 29 38 −9 23
14 Ethnikos Piraeus (O) 30 6 11 13 31 49 −18 23 Qualification for relegation play-off
15 Diagoras (R) 30 4 12 14 21 43 −22 20
16 Apollon Kalamarias (O) 30 4 9 17 24 57 −33 17
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th decision match.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK AEL APA APK ARIS DIA DOX ETH IRA LEV OFI OLY OLV PAO PGSS PAOK
AEK Athens 3–3 4–2 3–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 5–1 3–0 1–2 3–2 0–0 2–0 0–0
AEL 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–3 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–0 2–1
Apollon Athens 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–0
Apollon Kalamarias 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–3 1–2 2–2 0–3 3–2 1–4
Aris 1–0 0–0 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 4–3 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–0
Diagoras 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–4 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1
Doxa Drama 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–0
Ethnikos Piraeus 1–2 0–1 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–4 0–3 4–0 0–0 1–1 2–1
Iraklis 0–0 4–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–0
Levadiakos 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–2 2–1 3–4 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–1
OFI 0–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 3–3 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 3–1
Olympiacos 0–1 3–1 2–0 5–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 3–1 2–0 7–2 1–1 1–0 0–1
Olympiacos Volos 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 4–1
Panathinaikos 0–1 4–1 2–2 3–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 1–0
Panionios 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 0–2 0–0
PAOK 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 5–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
5th place Play-Off
OFI 3–1 AEL
  • Relegation:
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Ethnikos Piraeus 5 5 0 0 9 2 +7 10 Qualified to Alpha Ethniki
2 Apollon Kalamarias 5 3 1 1 5 2 +3 7
3 PAS Giannina 5 2 0 3 5 6 −1 4 Qualified to Beta Ethniki
4 Korinthos 5 1 1 3 7 9 −2 3
5 Diagoras (R) 5 1 1 3 5 9 −4 3
6 Veria 5 1 1 3 5 8 −3 3
Source:[citation needed]
(R) Relegated

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Imre Boda Olympiacos Volos 20
2   Lajos Détári Olympiacos 15
3   Thanasis Dimopoulos Iraklis 13
4   Dimos Kavouras Levadiakos 12
  Thomas Mavros Panionios
6   Mirosław Okoński AEK Athens 11
7   Jaime Vera OFI 10
  Vasilis Dimitriadis Aris
  Ioannis Samaras OFI / Panathinaikos

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