France Soccer Leagues Champions & Record 1988-89
|1st Division||Olympique Marseille||38||20||13||5||56||35||73|
|Group A||FC Mulhouse 93||34||24||4||6||66||28||76|
|Group B||Olympique Lyon||34||19||11||4||66||22||68|
|North||RC Lens A||30||22||5||3||52||17||49|
|South||OGC Nice A||30||16||10||4||48||27||42|
|Group A||US St. Omer||26||15||5||6||32||22||35|
|Group B||AS Cherbourg||26||17||4||5||48||23||38|
|Group C||ASPTT Metz||26||15||6||5||43||21||36|
|Group D||En Avant Guingamp A||26||19||4||3||62||22||42|
|Group E||Baume L’Isle-sur-Doube||26||14||6||6||40||26||34|
|Group F||Paris FC 83||26||12||10||4||47||20||34|
|Group G||SR Rodez A||26||14||9||3||42||22||37|
|Group H||SEC Bastia A||26||13||10||3||39||22||36|
2nd Division Championship Playoff
|Team 1||Team 2||1st Leg||2nd Leg||Agg|
|Olympique Lyon||FC Mulhouse 93||2-1||2-1||4-2|
3rd Division Championship Playoff
|Team 1||Team 2|
|RC Lens A||5||CSFC Lorient||1|
|OGC Nice A||2||AS St. Seurin-sur-L’Isle||1|
|ECAC Chaumont||6||FC Tours||3|
|OGC Nice A||4||RC Lens A||2|
|OGC Nice A||1||ECAC Chaumont||0|
4th Division Championship Playoff
|Team 1||Team 2|
|US St. Omer||3||AS Cherbourg||2|
|SEC Bastia A||1||SR Rodez A||0|
|ASPTT Metz||4||En Avant Guingamp A||2 aet|
|Paris FC 83||5||FC Baume-Isle-sur-Doube||1|
|Paris FC 83||1||US St. Omer||0|
|SEC Bastia A||2||ASPTT Metz||0|
|SEC Bastia A||2||Paris FC 83||1|
Olympique Marseille were French Soccer Champions in 1988-89, and the 2nd Division Championship Playoff was won by Olympique Lyon 4-2 on aggregate versus FC Mulhouse 93. The 3rd Division had 6 regional leagues, with OSG Nice A defeating ECAC Chaumont 1-0 in the Championship Playoff Final.
Of note to Irish readers is the Champions of the 3rd Division West, which was primarily based in Brittany and surrounding departments. CSFC Lorient won this League but lost 5-1 to RC Lens A in the Quarter-Finals.
The 4th Division had 8 Groups (Leagues) and the Playoff Champions were SEC Bastia A from Corsica. Group D is of particular note to Irish readers in that it was also primarily based in Brittany, En Avant Guingamp A the Champions, but lost 4-2 in extra-time in the Championship Playoff Quarter-Finals to ASPTT Metz.
The best placed Breton team was FC Nantes Atlantique who finished in 7th place in the first division. fellow Breton teams FCA Brest finished second in 2nd Division Group A and Stade Rennes third in the same Group.
 Fruugo.ie (2021) 100068712_max France Flag Map [Internet] Available from: https://img.fruugo.com/product/2/71/100068712_max.jpg [Accessed 28 May 2021]
 Soccer International (1989) “USSR Final Results” Soccer International September 1989 Issue 5. pg. 6-7, 11-12.
 Pinterest (2019) UEFA Logo [Internet] Available from: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f6/c4/ae/f6c4ae32d00050ac7826d3d9b5d8ef87.png [Accessed 26 December 2019]
Thanks to Conor Moran, Cathal Gallagher, Gabriel McCloyne, Peter Lemass & Emerson Callender.
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