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1988 in association football

Years in association football: 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
Years: 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

The following are the association football events of the year 1988 throughout the world.


National club championships winners


Country League Team
Qatar Qatar Qatar Stars League Al-Sadd SC


Country League Team
Austria Austria Österreichische Fußball-Bundesliga SK Rapid Wien
Belgium Belgium Belgian League Club Brugge K.V.
Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgarian A Professional Football Group PFC Levski Sofia
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Gambrinus Liga AC Sparta Praha
Denmark Denmark Danish Superliga Brøndby IF
England England The Football League Liverpool
France France Division 1 AS Monaco
Germany Germany Bundesliga SV Werder Bremen
Greece Greece Superleague Greece AE Larisa
Republic of Ireland Ireland League of Ireland Dundalk
Israel Israel Liga Leumit Hapoel Tel Aviv FC
Italy Italy Serie A A.C. Milan
Netherlands Netherlands Eredivisie PSV Eindhoven
Norway Norway Norwegian Premier League Rosenborg
Portugal Portugal Primeira Liga F.C. Porto
Romania Romania Liga 1 FC Steaua București
Scotland Scotland Scottish Premier League Celtic F.C.
Spain Spain La Liga Real Madrid
Sweden Sweden Allsvenskan Malmö FF
Switzerland Switzerland Swiss Super League Neuchâtel Xamax
Turkey Turkey Turkcell Super League Galatasaray S.K.
Soviet Union USSR Soviet Top League FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Yugoslav First League Red Star Belgrade

North and South America

Country League Team
Argentina Argentina Argentine Primera División Newell's Old Boys
Bolivia Bolivia Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano Bolívar
Brazil Brasil Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Esporte Clube Bahia
 Canada Canadian Soccer League Vancouver 86ers
Chile Chile Liga Chilena de Fútbol: Primera División Cobreloa
Colombia Colombia Mustang Cup Millonarios
Ecuador Ecuador Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol Emelec
Mexico Mexico Mexican Primera División America
Paraguay Paraguay Liga Paraguaya: Primera División Olimpia
Peru Peru Peruvian Primera División Sporting Cristal
 United States American Soccer League Washington Diplomats
 United States Western Soccer Alliance F.C. Seattle Storm
Uruguay Uruguay Primera División Uruguaya Danubio
Venezuela Venezuela Primera División Venezolana CS Marítimo

International tournaments

Games of national teams

Date Opponent Final Score Result Competition Venue
March 23  England 2 – 2 D Friendly Wembley Stadium, London
May 24  Bulgaria 1 – 2 L Friendly De Kuip, Rotterdam
June 1  Romania 2 – 0 W Friendly Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
June 12  Soviet Union 1 – 0 L UEFA Euro 1988 Müngersdorfer Stadion, Cologne
June 15  England 1 – 3 W UEFA Euro 1988 Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf
June 18  Republic of Ireland 1 – 0 W UEFA Euro 1988 Parkstadion, Gelsenkirchen
June 21  West Germany 1 – 2 W Semi Final Euro 1988 Volksparkstadion, Hamburg
June 25  Soviet Union 2 – 0 W Final Euro 1988 Olympic Stadium, Munich
September 14  Wales 1 – 0 W World Cup Qualifier Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
October 19  West Germany 0 – 0 D World Cup Qualifier Olympiastadion, Munich
November 16  Italy 1 – 0 L Friendly Stadio Olimpico, Rome