1940–41 Gauliga Ostmark

The 1940–41 Gauliga Ostmark was the third season of the Gauliga Ostmark, the first tier of football in German-annexed Austria from 1938 to 1945, officially referred to as Ostmark.[1]

Gauliga Ostmark
Season1940–41
ChampionsSK Rapid Wien
RelegatedGrazer SC
Linzer ASK
German championshipSK Rapid Wien

SK Rapid Wien won the championship and qualified for the 1941 German football championship which it won by defeating FC Schalke 04 4–3 in the final.[2][3]

The Gauliga Ostmark and Gauliga Donau-Alpenland titles from 1938 to 1944, excluding the 1944–45 season which was not completed, are recognised as official Austrian football championships by the Austrian Bundesliga.[4]

TableEdit

The 1940–41 season saw three new clubs in the league, Floridsdorfer AC, Grazer SC and Linzer ASK. Compare to the previous season the league had seen an expansion from eight to ten teams.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 SK Rapid Wien (C) 18 12 4 2 82 29 +53 28 Qualification to German championship
2 SC Wacker Wien 18 10 4 4 60 33 +27 24
3 First Vienna FC 18 11 2 5 52 33 +19 24
4 FK Austria Wien 18 10 2 6 56 22 +34 22
5 SK Admira Wien 18 8 5 5 56 46 +10 21
6 Wiener Sportclub 18 7 4 7 47 37 +10 18
7 FC Wien 18 6 5 7 32 40 −8 17
8 Floridsdorfer AC 18 7 3 8 40 60 −20 17
9 Grazer SC (R) 18 4 1 13 26 62 −36 9 Relegation
10 Linzer ASK (R) 18 0 0 18 17 106 −89 0
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Where's My Country? Austrian clubs in the German football structure 1938-1944". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Germany 1940–41". claudionicoletti.eu. Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  3. ^ "German championship 1941". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Österreichs Meister" [Austrian championship]. bundesliga.at (in German). Austrian Football Bundesliga. Archived from the original on 2013-06-28. Retrieved 19 January 2016.

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