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The 1959–60 Oberliga was the fifteenth season of the Oberliga, the first tier of the football league system in West Germany. The league operated in five regional divisions, Berlin, North, South, Southwest and West. The five league champions and the runners-up from the west, south, southwest and north then entered the 1960 German football championship which was won by Hamburger SV. It was Hamburg's fourth national championship and its first since 1928.[2]

Oberliga
Season1959–60
ChampionsHamburger SV
Tasmania 1900 Berlin
1. FC Köln
FK Pirmasens
Karlsruher SC
RelegatedPhönix Lübeck
Eintracht Osnabrück
Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin
SV Norden-Nordwest
Union 06 Berlin
Fortuna Düsseldorf
Schwarz-Weiß Essen
VfR Kaiserslautern
FV Speyer
Viktoria Aschaffenburg
Stuttgarter Kickers
German championsHamburger SV
3rd German title
Top goalscorerUwe Seeler
(36 goals)[1]
Map of the five German Oberligas 1945 to 1963

The 1960 German championship saw an attendance record for the Oberliga era with 87,739 seeing Tasmania 1900 Berlin hosting 1. FC Köln.[3]

A similar-named league, the DDR-Oberliga, existed in East Germany, set at the first tier of the East German football league system. The 1960 DDR-Oberliga was won by ASK Vorwärts Berlin.[4]

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Oberliga NordEdit

The 1959–60 season saw two new clubs in the league, VfB Lübeck and Eintracht Osnabrück, both promoted from the Amateurliga. The league's top scorer was Uwe Seeler of Hamburger SV with 36 goals, the highest total for any scorer in the five Oberligas in 1959–60.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Hamburger SV (C) 30 20 5 5 96 38 +58 45 Qualification to German championship
2 Werder Bremen 30 18 5 7 71 47 +24 41
3 VfL Osnabrück 30 17 5 8 54 33 +21 39
4 FC St. Pauli 30 14 8 8 54 38 +16 36
5 TuS Bremerhaven 93 30 13 8 9 59 47 +12 34
6 Hannover 96 30 16 2 12 61 51 +10 34
7 VfV Hildesheim 30 14 4 12 42 44 −2 32
8 Eintracht Braunschweig 30 10 11 9 43 44 −1 31
9 Holstein Kiel 30 8 11 11 50 52 −2 27
10 VfR Neumünster 30 11 4 15 47 50 −3 26
11 FC Altona 93 30 9 8 13 44 49 −5 26
12 Concordia Hamburg 30 10 6 14 44 56 −12 26
13 ASV Bergedorf 85 30 10 6 14 48 68 −20 26
14 VfB Lübeck 30 9 7 14 40 53 −13 25
15 Phönix Lübeck (R) 30 7 6 17 39 70 −31 20 Relegation to Amateurliga
16 Eintracht Osnabrück (R) 30 2 8 20 26 78 −52 12
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Oberliga BerlinEdit

The 1959–60 season saw one new club in the league, SV Norden-Nordwest, promoted from the Amateurliga Berlin. The league's top scorer was Klaus Heuer of Berliner SV 1892 with 21 goals.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Tasmania 1900 Berlin 30 18 6 6 67 33 +34 42 Qualification to German championship
2 Hertha BSC Berlin 30 17 7 6 67 28 +39 41
3 Spandauer SV 30 18 5 7 58 36 +22 41
4 Berliner SV 92 30 14 5 11 59 52 +7 33
5 Wacker 04 Berlin 30 14 5 11 62 64 −2 33
6 Tennis Borussia Berlin 30 15 2 13 67 57 +10 32
7 Viktoria 89 Berlin 30 10 7 13 61 51 +10 27
8 Hertha Zehlendorf 30 6 12 12 39 53 −14 24
9 Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin (R) 30 9 5 16 37 67 −30 23 Relegation to Amateurliga Berlin
10 SV Norden-Nordwest (R) 30 7 6 17 41 73 −32 20
11 Union 06 Berlin (R) 30 4 6 20 36 80 −44 14
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

Oberliga WestEdit

The 1959–60 season saw two new clubs in the league, Sportfreunde Hamborn and 1958–59 DFB-Pokal winner Schwarz-Weiß Essen, both promoted from the 2. Oberliga West. The league's top scorer was Jürgen Schütz of Borussia Dortmund with 31 goals, the highest total for any top scorer in the history of the Oberliga West.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 1. FC Köln 30 19 6 5 85 39 +46 44 Qualification to German championship
2 Westfalia Herne 30 13 11 6 56 37 +19 37
3 Borussia Dortmund 30 14 7 9 81 62 +19 35
4 FC Schalke 04 30 15 4 11 59 41 +18 34
5 Duisburger SV 30 9 12 9 47 51 −4 30
6 Rot-Weiß Essen 30 12 5 13 46 60 −14 29
7 Viktoria Köln 30 10 8 12 60 71 −11 28
8 Meidericher SV 30 10 8 12 35 45 −10 28
9 Alemannia Aachen 30 11 6 13 43 56 −13 28
10 Preußen Münster 30 12 4 14 37 52 −15 28
11 VfL Bochum 30 8 11 11 46 49 −3 27
12 Sportfreunde Hamborn 30 8 11 11 45 48 −3 27
13 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 30 9 9 12 40 49 −9 27
14 Borussia München-Gladbach 30 9 9 12 38 52 −14 27
15 Fortuna Düsseldorf (R) 30 9 8 13 46 53 −7 26 Relegation to 2. Oberliga West
16 Schwarz-Weiß Essen (R) 30 9 7 14 47 46 +1 25
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

Oberliga SüdwestEdit

The 1959–60 season saw two new clubs in the league, VfR Kaiserslautern and Ludwigshafener SC, both promoted from the 2. Oberliga Südwest. The league's top scorer was Helmut Kapitulski of FK Pirmasens with 27 goals.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 FK Pirmasens 30 20 4 6 92 43 +49 44 Qualification to German championship
2 Borussia Neunkirchen 30 20 1 9 68 47 +21 41
3 1. FC Saarbrücken 30 14 11 5 65 39 +26 39
4 Phönix Ludwigshafen 30 12 13 5 48 36 +12 37
5 1. FC Kaiserslautern 30 15 6 9 56 37 +19 36
6 SC Ludwigshafen 30 17 1 12 69 56 +13 35
7 Wormatia Worms 30 13 9 8 53 46 +7 35
8 TuRa Ludwigshafen 30 9 10 11 45 49 −4 28
9 Saar 05 Saarbrücken 30 11 4 15 59 55 +4 26
10 Sportfreunde Saarbrücken 30 10 5 15 45 53 −8 25
11 VfR Frankenthal 30 9 6 15 51 63 −12 24
12 FSV Mainz 05 30 10 4 16 38 58 −20 24
13 Eintracht Kreuznach 30 10 4 16 36 58 −22 24
14 Eintracht Trier 30 8 6 16 37 75 −38 22
15 VfR Kaiserslautern (R) 30 6 9 15 39 56 −17 21 Relegation to 2. Oberliga Südwest
16 FV Speyer (R) 30 6 7 17 29 59 −30 19
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

Oberliga SüdEdit

The 1959–60 season saw two new clubs in the league, Stuttgarter Kickers and FC Bayern Hof, both promoted from the 2. Oberliga Süd. The league's top scorer was Heinz Strehl of 1. FC Nürnberg with 30 goals.[5]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Karlsruher SC 30 20 5 5 78 39 +39 45 Qualification to German championship
2 Kickers Offenbach 30 17 5 8 75 45 +30 39
3 Eintracht Frankfurt 30 17 4 9 81 57 +24 38
4 TSV 1860 München 30 16 5 9 65 56 +9 37
5 FC Bayern Munich 30 14 7 9 81 55 +26 35
6 1. FC Nürnberg 30 15 4 11 73 54 +19 34
7 VfB Stuttgart 30 13 7 10 66 57 +9 33
8 SSV Reutlingen 30 12 7 11 55 57 −2 31
9 FSV Frankfurt 30 11 6 13 59 53 +6 28
10 VfR Mannheim 30 11 5 14 55 52 +3 27
11 SpVgg Fürth 30 10 6 14 48 59 −11 26
12 FC Schweinfurt 05 30 10 5 15 48 64 −16 25
13 FC Bayern Hof 30 10 5 15 45 84 −39 25
14 TSG Ulm 1846 30 8 5 17 39 64 −25 21
15 Viktoria Aschaffenburg (R) 30 7 7 16 43 73 −30 21 Relegation to 2. Oberliga Süd
16 Stuttgarter Kickers (R) 30 5 5 20 38 80 −42 15
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

German championshipEdit

The 1960 German football championship was contested by the nine qualified Oberliga teams and won by Hamburger SV, defeating 1. FC Köln in the final. The runners-up of the Oberliga West and Süd played a pre-qualifying match. The remaining eight clubs then played a home-and-away round in two groups of four. The two group winners then advanced to the final.[6]

QualifyingEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Westfalia Herne 1–0 Kickers Offenbach

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Hamburger SV (Q) 6 4 1 1 22 11 +11 9 Qualified to final
2 Karlsruher SC 6 2 3 1 18 18 0 7
3 Borussia Neunkirchen 6 2 1 3 9 17 −8 5
4 Westfalia Herne 6 1 1 4 13 16 −3 3
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 1. FC Köln (Q) 6 4 1 1 14 8 +6 9 Qualified to final
2 Werder Bremen 6 4 0 2 18 12 +6 8
3 Tasmania 1900 Berlin 6 3 0 3 11 11 0 6
4 FK Pirmasens 6 0 1 5 9 21 −12 1
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

FinalEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Hamburger SV 3–2 1. FC Köln

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Fußball-Torjägerstatistik Deutschland (in German) Goal scorer statistics Germany, author: Walter Grüber, published: 2011, accessed: 21 December 2015
  2. ^ Hamburger SV » Steckbrief (in German) Weltfussball.de – Hamburger SV honours, accessed: 19 December 2015
  3. ^ kicker Allmanach 1990, page: 245
  4. ^ East Germany 1946-1990 rsssf.com, accessed: 15 December 2015
  5. ^ 100 Jahre Süddeutscher Fußball-Verband, page: 165
  6. ^ Das Finale der Deutschen Meisterschaft 1959/1960 (in German) Fussballdaten.de, accessed: 16 December 2015

SourcesEdit

  • 30 Jahre Bundesliga (in German) 30th anniversary special, publisher: kicker Sportmagazin, published: 1993
  • kicker-Almanach 1990 (in German) Yearbook of German football, publisher: kicker Sportmagazin, published: 1989, ISBN 3-7679-0297-4
  • DSFS Liga-Chronik seit 1945 (in German) publisher: DSFS, published: 2005
  • 100 Jahre Süddeutscher Fußball-Verband (in German) 100 Years of the Southern German Football Federation, publisher: SFV, published: 1997

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