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The 1988–89 Yugoslav First League season was the 43rd 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.

Prva savezna liga Jugoslavije
Season1988–89
Dates6 August 1988 –
4 June 1989
ChampionsVojvodina (2nd title)
RelegatedNapredak Kruševac (17th)
Čelik Zenica (18th)
European CupVojvodina
Cup Winners' CupPartizan
UEFA CupRed Star
Rad
Dinamo Zagreb
Top goalscorerDavor Šuker (18)

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Šajber's penaltiesEdit

Two points were awarded for a win, while in case of a draw at the end of the ninety minutes - penalty kicks were taken and the shootout winner was awarded one point while the loser got nothing. The 1988-89 season was the very first to feature this tie-break system, and the Yugoslav FA's decision to implement this caused a lot of criticism and controversy. Apparently, the biggest proponent of the new system was FA president Slavko Šajber and the system was often derisively referred to in the media as 'Šajber's penalties'.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Vojvodina (C) 34 18 5 1 10 50 38 +12 41 1989–90 European Cup
2 Red Star Belgrade 34 18 2 5 9 55 30 +25 38 1989–90 UEFA Cup
3 Hajduk Split 34 15 6 4 9 50 29 +21 36
4 Rad 34 13 9 2 10 46 38 +8 35 1989–90 UEFA Cup[a]
5 Dinamo Zagreb 34 16 2 7 9 42 29 +13 34
6 Partizan 34 15 3 4 12 52 37 +15 33 1989–90 European Cup Winners' Cup
7 Radnički Niš 34 14 3 4 13 42 35 +7 31
8 Osijek 34 13 5 2 14 49 50 −1 31
9 Vardar 34 13 3 4 14 46 51 −5 29
10 Rijeka 34 14 0 7 13 35 34 +1 28
11 Velež 34 13 2 2 17 42 43 −1 28
12 Sloboda Tuzla 34 11 6 6 11 35 42 −7 28
13 Sarajevo 34 11 6 4 13 35 42 −7 28
14 Budućnost 34 12 4 3 15 32 43 −11 28
15 Spartak Subotica 34 11 4 3 16 30 39 −9 26
16 Željezničar 34 12 1 3 18 34 49 −15 25
17 Napredak Kruševac (R) 34 11 1 4 18 42 59 −17 23 1989–90 Yugoslav Second League
18 Čelik (R) 34 9 5 2 18 31 60 −29 17[b]
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Hajduk Split were banned from European competitions for 2 years after crowd trouble during the 1987–88 Cup Winners' Cup game against Marseille
  2. ^ Čelik were docked 6 points

Champions:

players (league matches/league goals):
  Čedo Maras (34/0) -goalkeeper-
  Budimir Vujačić (31/7)
  Siniša Mihajlović (31/4)
  Miloš Šestić (30/7)
  Goran Kartalija (28/1)
  Dušan Mijić (28/1)
  Svetozar Šapurić (28/1)
  Stevan Milovac (26/2)
  Ljubomir Vorkapić (25/6)
  Dragan Punišić (25/4)
  Slaviša Jokanović (24/4)
  Dejan Joksimović (23/5)
  Milan Popović (20/1)
  Zoran Mijucić (19/4)
  Željko Dakić (15/2)
  Dragan Gaćeša (15/0)
  Miroslav Tanjga (14/1)
  Dragan Marković (7/0)
  Zoran Milosavljević (6/0)
  Enes Muhić (4/0)
  Marijan Zovko (4/0)
  Jovo Bosančić (2/0)
  Zoran Hajdić (1/0)
  Dragan Vasić (1/0) -goalkeeper-

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