1950–51 DDR-Oberliga

The 1950–51 DDR-Oberliga was the second season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany.

DDR-Oberliga
Season1950–51
ChampionsBSG Chemie Leipzig
Relegated
Matches played306
Goals scored1,178 (3.85 per match)
Top goalscorerJohannes Schöne (37)[1]
Total attendance2,635,800[2]
Average attendance8,614[2]

The league was contested by 18 teams and BSG Chemie Leipzig won the championship after a championship play-off with BSG Turbine Erfurt because the two teams finished on equal points. It was Chemie Leipzig's first-ever East German championship, with the club winning a second one in 1963–64.[3][4]

Johannes Schöne of BSG Rotation Babelsberg was the league's top scorer with 37 goals, the highest total of any DDR-Oberliga top scorer throughout the history of the league.[5] The 1950–51 season also saw the highest-ever goal average for the league with 3,85 goals scored per game. While the total goals scored was second only to the following season, 1,178 compare to 1,233, the 1951–52 season had 19 instead of 18 clubs in the league and therefore 36 extra season games.[2]

TableEdit

The 1950–51 season saw SG Volkspolizei Dresden take the place of SG Friedrichstadt while SG Union Oberschöneweide, VfB Pankow and SV Lichtenberg 47 moved across from the Stadtliga Berlin and BSG Rotation Dresden, BSG Stahl Thale and BSG Turbine Weimar were promoted from the second level. Originally four clubs were scheduled to be relegated but the two East Berlin clubs SG Union Oberschöneweide and VfB Pankow were allowed to remain in the league for the following season.[6][7]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 BSG Chemie Leipzig[a] (C) 34 22 6 6 66 33 +33 50 League champions
2 BSG Turbine Erfurt 34 22 6 6 80 37 +43 50
3 BSG Motor Zwickau 34 17 9 8 72 35 +37 43
4 SG Volkspolizei Dresden 34 17 9 8 75 40 +35 43
5 BSG Aktivist Brieske-Ost 34 20 3 11 87 79 +8 43
6 BSG Turbine Halle 34 16 8 10 74 50 +24 40
7 BSG Stahl Thale 34 17 5 12 82 65 +17 39
8 BSG Rotation Babelsberg 34 18 3 13 95 78 +17 39
9 Motor Dessau 34 14 6 14 68 62 +6 34
10 Fortschritt Meerane 34 12 8 14 65 71 −6 32
11 BSG Stahl Altenburg 34 12 7 15 46 61 −15 31
12 BSG Rotation Dresden 34 12 6 16 64 61 +3 30
13 Motor Gera 34 9 12 13 59 63 −4 30
14 BSG Lokomotive Stendal 34 12 5 17 73 73 0 29
15 SG Union Oberschöneweide 34 9 8 17 49 72 −23 26
16 BSG Turbine Weimar (R) 34 10 6 18 45 71 −26 26 Relegation to DDR-Liga
17 SV Lichtenberg 47 (R) 34 6 8 20 49 96 −47 20
18 VfB Pankow 34 2 3 29 29 131 −102 7
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ BSG Chemie Leipzig defeated BSG Turbine Erfurt 2–0 in the championship decider

Name changesEdit

Compared to the previous season all eleven clubs that had retained their league place changed their name during the off-season and in the season.[6]

1949–50 name 1950–51 name
ZSG Horch Zwickau BSG Motor Zwickau
Waggonbau Dessau Motor Dessau
KWU Erfurt Turbine Erfurt
Union Halle Turbine Halle
Franz Mehring Marga Aktivist Brieske-Ost
Märkische Volksstimme Babelsberg Rotation Babelsberg
Industrie Leipzig Chemie Leipzig
Einheit Meerane Fortschrit Meerane
Hans Wendler Stendal Lokomotive Stendal
SG Gera Motor Gera
ZSG Altenburg Stahl Altenburg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ fuwo, page: 93
  2. ^ a b c fuwo, page: 23
  3. ^ "East Germany - List of Champions". rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  4. ^ "DDR-Meister" [East German champions]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  5. ^ "DDDR » Oberliga » Torschützenkönige" [DDR-Oberliga top scorers]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  7. ^ "DDR » Oberliga 1950/1951" [DDR-Oberliga 1950–51]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 19 January 2016.

SourcesEdit

  • "Das war unser Fußball im Osten" [This was our football in the East]. Fußball-Woche (fuwo) (in German). Berlin: Axel-Springer-Verlag. 1991.

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