1962–63 2. Oberliga

The 1962–63 2. Oberliga was the fourteenth 2. Oberliga season, the second tier of the football league system in West Germany. The league operated in three regional divisions, South, Southwest and West. In Northern Germany and West Berlin the 2. Oberliga did not existed, local Amateurligas taking their place instead as the second tier of the league system.[1]

2. Oberliga
Season1962–63
ChampionsVfB Bottrop
Phönix Ludwigshafen
FSV Frankfurt
Relegated27 clubs
Map of the five German Oberligas 1945 to 1963. 2. Oberligas existed only in the South, Southwest and West.

It was the last season of the 2. Oberliga as, following the 1962–63 season, the Bundesliga was introduced which the best Oberliga teams qualified for while the best 2. Oberliga teams went to the new Regionalligas, the new second tier of the league system. Those teams not qualified for the Regionalligas dropped to the third tier, the Amateurligas. The new Regionalligas covered the same regions as the previous 2. Oberligas, the Regionalliga Süd taking over from the 2. Oberliga Süd, the Regionalliga Südwest from the 2. Oberliga Südwest and the Regionalliga West from the 2. Oberliga West. In the two regions without 2. Oberligas Regionalligas were also formed, the Regionalliga Nord and Regionalliga Berlin.[1]

2. Oberliga WestEdit

The 1962–63 season saw four new clubs in the league, Arminia Bielefeld and FV Duisburg 08, both promoted from the Amateurliga while Duisburger SV and SV Sodingen had been relegated from the Oberliga West.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 VfB Bottrop (C, Q) 30 16 5 9 49 34 +15 37 Qualification for Regionalliga West
2 Duisburg 48/99 (Q) 30 13 11 6 40 37 +3 37
3 SpVgg Herten (Q) 30 15 5 10 50 39 +11 35
4 STV Horst-Emscher (Q) 30 12 10 8 52 43 +9 34
5 Sportfreunde Siegen (Q) 30 15 3 12 63 57 +6 33
6 Rot-Weiß Essen (Q) 30 14 4 12 55 45 +10 32
7 Arminia Bielefeld (Q) 30 14 4 12 51 51 0 32
8 Duisburger SV (Q) 30 13 6 11 50 49 +1 32
9 SV Sodingen (R) 30 11 9 10 47 33 +14 31 Relegation to Amateurliga
10 Eintracht Gelsenkirchen (R) 30 11 8 11 47 41 +6 30
11 Sportfreunde Gladbeck (R) 30 13 4 13 52 50 +2 30
12 SC Dortmund 95 (R) 30 11 7 12 59 59 0 29
13 SV Neukirchen (R) 30 12 5 13 45 47 −2 29
14 VfL Bochum (R) 30 12 3 15 54 53 +1 27
15 FV Duisburg 08 (R) 30 7 9 14 34 45 −11 23
16 Bonner FV (R) 30 2 5 23 26 98 −72 9
Source: f-archiv.de, Liga-Chronik, p: G 37
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified for the phase indicated; (R) Relegated

2. Oberliga SüdwestEdit

The 1962–63 season saw four new clubs in the league, Phönix Bellheim and VfB Wissen, both promoted from the Amateurliga while Phönix Ludwigshafen and Eintracht Trier had been relegated from the Oberliga Südwest.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Phönix Ludwigshafen (C, Q) 28 21 5 2 78 25 +53 47 Qualification for Regionalliga Südwest
2 Eintracht Trier (Q) 30 18 5 7 75 41 +34 41
3 SpVgg Weisenau (Q) 30 17 7 6 72 53 +19 41
4 Phönix Bellheim[a] (Q) 30 16 4 10 69 58 +11 36 Qualification for Regionalliga Südwest promotion round
5 Röchling Völklingen (Q) 30 15 6 9 46 44 +2 36
6 VfB Wissen (R) 30 13 8 9 69 60 +9 34
7 Hassia Bingen (R) 30 13 6 11 62 61 +1 32
8 TSC Zweibrücken (Q) 30 13 5 12 49 47 +2 31
9 FSV Schifferstadt (R) 31 11 8 12 53 62 −9 30 Relegation to Amateurliga
10 Germania Metternich (R) 30 12 4 14 61 56 +5 28
11 VfB Theley (R) 30 8 8 14 45 67 −22 24
12 SV Ludweiler/Warndt (R) 30 8 6 16 44 53 −9 22
13 SV St. Ingbert (R) 30 9 4 17 34 55 −21 22
14 FV Engers (R) 30 8 5 17 40 58 −18 21
15 SC Friedrichsthal (R) 30 6 6 18 39 64 −25 18
16 FV Speyer (R) 30 7 4 19 32 64 −32 18
Source: f-archiv.de, Liga-Chronik, p: H 36
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified for the phase indicated; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ The clubs placed fourth to eighth played a qualification round with the 15th and 16th-placed Oberliga team and the southwestern Amateur champions, ASV Landau, for four more spots in the new Regionalliga.

2. Oberliga SüdEdit

The 1962–63 season saw five new clubs in the league, ESV Ingolstadt, SV Darmstadt 98 and VfR Heilbronn, all three promoted from the Amateurliga while FSV Frankfurt and SV Waldhof Mannheim had been relegated from the Oberliga Süd.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 FSV Frankfurt (C, Q) 34 19 7 8 63 46 +17 45 Qualification for Regionalliga Süd
2 ESV Ingolstadt (Q) 34 15 11 8 70 42 +28 41
3 SV Waldhof Mannheim (Q) 34 18 5 11 67 46 +21 41
4 1. FC Pforzheim (Q) 34 17 6 11 70 47 +23 40
5 Freiburger FC (Q) 34 15 9 10 68 38 +30 39
6 Stuttgarter Kickers (Q) 34 17 4 13 61 47 +14 38
7 Amicitia Viernheim (Q) 34 16 6 12 70 56 +14 38
8 SpVgg Neu-Isenburg (Q) 34 16 4 14 73 73 0 36
9 Borussia Fulda (Q) 34 15 6 13 53 54 −1 36
10 SV Darmstadt 98 (R) 34 15 5 14 46 50 −4 35 Relegation to Amateurliga
11 VfB Helmbrechts (R) 34 15 4 15 58 64 −6 34
12 VfL Neustadt (R) 34 11 8 15 51 56 −5 30
13 Jahn Regensburg (R) 34 10 10 14 44 72 −28 30
14 1. FC Haßfurt (R) 34 12 5 17 70 86 −16 29
15 Viktoria Aschaffenburg (R) 34 11 6 17 62 62 0 28
16 FC Singen 04 (R) 34 9 10 15 41 62 −21 28
17 FC Hanau 93 (R) 34 6 11 17 51 79 −28 23
18 VfR Heilbronn (R) 34 8 5 21 49 87 −38 21
Source: f-archiv.de, Liga-Chronik, p: I 38
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified for the phase indicated; (R) Relegated

Other tier two leaguesEdit

The leagues and league champions of the regions without a 2. Oberliga at the second tier of the league system in 1962–63:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b kicker Almanach, p: 252–259
  2. ^ kicker Almanach, p: 259

SourcesEdit

  • kicker-Almanach 1990 [Yearbook of German football] (in German). Kicker (sports magazine). 1990. ISBN 3-7679-0297-4.
  • 100 Jahre Süddeutscher Fußball-Verband [100 Years of the Southern German Football Association] (in German). Munich: Southern German Football Association. 1997.
  • 50 Jahre Bayerischer Fussball-Verband - BFV [50 Years of the Bavarian Football Association] (in German). Munich: Bavarian Football Association. 1995.
  • Ludolf Hyll (1988). Süddeutschlands Fussballgeschichte in Tabellenform 1897-1988 [Southern Germany's football history in tables] (in German).
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