1951–52 DDR-Oberliga

The 1951–52 DDR-Oberliga was the third season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany.

DDR-Oberliga
Season1951–52
ChampionsBSG Turbine Halle
Relegated
Matches played342
Goals scored1,233 (3.61 per match)
Top goalscorerRudolf Krause, Kurt Weißenfels (27)[1]
Total attendance3,620,000[2]
Average attendance10,585[2]

The league was contested by 19 teams and BSG Turbine Halle won the championship, the club's second one after 1949.[3][4]

Rudolf Krause of BSG Chemie Leipzig and Kurt Weißenfels of Lokomotive Stendal were the league's joint top scorer with 27 goals each.[5] The season also saw the most goals ever scored in the history of the Oberliga with 1,233, 55 goals more than the previous one.[2]

The 1951–52 season saw the highest spectator number of any DDR-Oberliga season with a total of 3,620,000, in line with the record number of season games played, 342.[2]

TableEdit

The 1951–52 season saw two newly promoted clubs, Wismut Aue and Motor Wismar while SV VP Vorwärts Leipzig was newly formed and admitted to the league.[6] SV VP Vorwärts Leipzig would change its name to SV Vorwärts der HVA Leipzig later in the season.[7]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 BSG Turbine Halle (C) 36 21 11 4 80 42 +38 53 League champions
2 SG Volkspolizei Dresden 36 23 3 10 79 53 +26 49 FDGB-Pokal winners
3 BSG Chemie Leipzig 36 19 9 8 90 53 +37 47
4 BSG Rotation Dresden 36 19 8 9 73 44 +29 46
5 BSG Motor Zwickau 36 17 11 8 71 50 +21 45
6 BSG Rotation Babelsberg 36 18 6 12 75 58 +17 42
7 BSG Wismut Aue 36 15 10 11 75 62 +13 40
8 BSG Turbine Erfurt 36 17 5 14 58 47 +11 39
9 BSG Aktivist Brieske-Ost 36 16 6 14 72 74 −2 38
10 BSG Lokomotive Stendal 36 16 5 15 70 69 +1 37
11 BSG Motor Oberschöneweide 36 14 7 15 53 66 −13 35
12 Motor Dessau 36 14 6 16 67 69 −2 34
13 BSG Stahl Thale 36 12 7 17 52 59 −7 31
14 Motor Gera 36 11 9 16 56 72 −16 31
15 SV Vorwärts der HVA Leipzig 36 10 10 16 57 60 −3 30
16 Fortschritt Meerane (R) 36 10 6 20 66 89 −23 26 Relegation to DDR-Liga
17 BSG Motor Wismar (R) 36 10 4 22 55 77 −22 24
18 BSG Stahl Altenburg (R) 36 8 5 23 46 95 −49 21
19 Einheit Pankow (R) 36 5 6 25 38 94 −56 16
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ fuwo, page: 93
  2. ^ a b c d 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. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  7. ^ "DDR » Oberliga 1951/1952" [DDR-Oberliga 1951–52]. 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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