The 1949–50 DDR-Oberliga, playing as the DS-Liga in its first season as the DDR, the German Democratic Republic was only formed after the start of the season, was the inaugural season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany.
|Champions||ZSG Horch Zwickau|
|Goals scored||668 (3.67 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Heinz Satrapa (23)|
← 1949 (Ostzonenmeisterschaft)
The league was contested by 14 teams and ZSG Horch Zwickau won the championship. It was the second and last East German championship for Zwickau, having previously won the 1948 edition under the name of SG Planitz.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||ZSG Horch Zwickau (C)||26||20||1||5||69||27||+42||41||League champions|
|2||SG Friedrichstadt[a]||26||18||3||5||87||29||+58||39||Club dissolved|
|3||BSG Waggonbau Dessau||26||17||3||6||67||36||+31||37|
|4||BSG KWU Erfurt||26||15||5||6||58||30||+28||35|
|5||ZSG Union Halle||26||13||5||8||56||38||+18||31|
|6||BSG Franz Mehring Marga||26||13||5||8||49||48||+1||31|
|7||BSG Märkische Volksstimme Babelsberg||26||10||4||12||42||66||−24||24|
|8||ZSG Industrie Leipzig||26||8||6||12||38||45||−7||22|
|10||BSG Hans Wendler Stendal||26||7||5||14||31||45||−14||19|
|11||SG Gera Süd||26||6||7||13||34||54||−20||19|
|13||ZSG Anker Wismar (R)||26||6||5||15||35||60||−25||17||Relegation to DDR-Liga|
|14||BSG Vorwärts Schwerin (R)||26||4||3||19||30||84||−54||11|
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- SG Friedrichstadt was disbanded at the end of season and scheduled to be replaced by BSG VVB Tabak Dresden but the latter was unable to compete in the league in 1950–51 because it lost a large number of players to clubs from West Germany. The team was than replaced by SG Volkspolizei Dresden
- ZSG Altenburg defeated ZSG Anker Wismar 3–2 in the relegation play-off
East German clubs were subject to frequent name changes in this era. The following 1949–50 DDR-Oberliga clubs changed their name during the off-season and in the season.
|1948–49 name||1949–50 name||1950–51 name|
|SG Planitz||ZSG Horch Zwickau||BSG Motor Zwickau|
|Waggonbau Dessau||Motor Dessau|
|Eintracht Erfurt||KWU Erfurt||Turbine Erfurt|
|Union Halle||Turbine Halle|
|Franz Mehring Marga||Aktivist Brieske-Ost|
|SG Babelsberg||Märkische Volksstimme Babelsberg||Rotation Babelsberg|
|Industrie Leipzig||Chemie Leipzig|
|SG Meerane||Einheit Meerane||Fortschrit Meerane|
|Hans Wendler Stendal||Lokomotive Stendal|
|SG Gera||Motor Gera|
|SG Altenburg-Nord||ZSG Altenburg||Stahl Altenburg|
|SG Schwerin||Vorwärts Schwerin|
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