|1988 VFL Premiership season|
(6th minor premiership)
(1st pre-season cup win)
|Attendance||3,528,878 (22,055 per match)|
|Highest attendance||93,754 (Grand Final, Hawthorn vs. Melbourne)|
|Coleman Medallist||Jason Dunstall (Hawthorn)|
|Brownlow Medallist||Gerard Healy (Sydney)|
The 1988 VFL season was the 92nd season of the Victorian Football League (VFL), the highest level senior Australian rules football competition and administrative body in Victoria; and, as it featured clubs from New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, the de facto highest level senior competition in Australia. The season featured fourteen clubs, ran from 2 April until 24 September, and comprised a 22-game home-and-away season followed by a finals series featuring the top five clubs.
The premiership was won by the Hawthorn Football Club for the seventh time, after it defeated Melbourne by 96 points in the 1988 VFL Grand Final.
Hawthorn 10.10 (70) defeated Geelong 9.13 (67) in the Night Series, which for the first time was played entirely as a pre-season competition, rather than a concurrent competition to the Premiership season.
Main article: 1988 VFL Grand Final
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