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The 1962–63 Oberliga was the eighteenth Oberliga season, 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 1963 German football championship which was won by Borussia Dortmund. It was Borussia Dortmund's third national championship, having previously won it in 1956 and 1957.[2]

Oberliga
Season1962–63
ChampionsHamburger SV
Hertha BSC Berlin
1. FC Köln
1. FC Kaiserslautern
TSV 1860 München
Relegated58 clubs
German championsBorussia Dortmund
3rd German title
Top goalscorerHans-Joachim Altendorff
(41 goals)[1]
Map of the five German Oberligas 1945 to 1963

It was the last season of the Oberliga as a tier one league as, following the 1962–63 season, the Bundesliga was introduced which the best Oberliga teams qualified for. Qualification to the new Bundesliga was determined by taking the previous ten seasons into account.[3]

A similar league, the DDR-Oberliga, existed in East Germany, set at the first tier of the East German football league system. The 1962–63 DDR-Oberliga was won by SC Motor Jena.[4]

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Oberliga NordEdit

The 1962–63 season saw two new clubs in the league, VfB Lübeck and Arminia Hannover, both promoted from the Amateurliga. The league's top scorer was Dieter Meyer of Werder Bremen with 37 goals.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Hamburger SV 30 22 5 3 100 40 +60 49 Qualification to German championship & Bundesliga
2 Werder Bremen 30 22 3 5 102 44 +58 47
3 Eintracht Braunschweig 30 17 3 10 62 41 +21 37 Qualification to Bundesliga
4 VfR Neumünster (R) 30 14 7 9 48 46 +2 35 Relegation to Regionalliga Nord
5 Holstein Kiel (R) 30 14 6 10 73 58 +15 34
6 FC St.Pauli (R) 30 11 8 11 48 45 +3 30
7 VfL Osnabrück (R) 30 12 4 14 44 46 −2 28
8 VfV Hildesheim (R) 30 11 5 14 51 62 −11 27
9 Hannover 96 (R) 30 12 3 15 47 61 −14 27
10 Arminia Hannover (R) 30 11 4 15 56 64 −8 26
11 ASV Bergedorf 85 (R) 30 9 8 13 44 57 −13 26
12 VfB Oldenburg (R) 30 7 11 12 46 67 −21 25
13 TuS Bremerhaven 93 (R) 30 9 6 15 40 56 −16 24
14 Concordia Hamburg (R) 30 9 5 16 43 64 −21 23
15 FC Altona 93 (R) 30 10 2 18 51 76 −25 22
16 VfB Lübeck (R) 30 7 6 17 37 65 −28 20
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

Oberliga BerlinEdit

The 1962–63 season saw one new club in the league, SC Tegel, promoted from the Amateurliga Berlin. The league's top scorer was Hans-Joachim Altendorff of Hertha BSC with 41 goals, the highest total for any scorer in the five Oberligas in 1962–63.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Hertha BSC Berlin 27 22 1 4 95 34 +61 45 Qualification to German championship & Bundesliga
2 Tasmania 1900 Berlin (R) 27 17 5 5 73 28 +45 39 Relegation to Regionalliga Berlin
3 Tennis Borussia Berlin (R) 27 14 6 7 66 36 +30 34
4 Spandauer SV (R) 27 11 11 5 52 37 +15 33
5 Hertha Zehlendorf (R) 27 10 5 12 44 54 −10 25
6 Wacker 04 Berlin (R) 27 9 3 15 43 59 −16 21
7 BFC Südring (R) 27 7 6 14 43 65 −22 20
8 Berliner SV 92 (R) 27 7 6 14 35 66 −31 20
9 Viktoria 89 Berlin (R) 27 6 6 15 39 65 −26 18 Relegation to Amateurliga Berlin
10 SC Tegel (R) 27 5 5 17 39 85 −46 15
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

Oberliga WestEdit

The 1962–63 season saw two new clubs in the league, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Wuppertaler SV, both promoted from the 2. Oberliga West. The league's top scorer was Jürgen Schütz of Borussia Dortmund with 25 goals.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 1. FC Köln 30 18 6 6 65 37 +28 42 Qualification to German championship & Bundesliga
2 Borussia Dortmund (C) 30 19 2 9 77 39 +38 40
3 Meidericher SV 30 15 8 7 47 43 +4 38 Qualification to Bundesliga
4 Preußen Münster 30 14 9 7 51 32 +19 37
5 Alemannia Aachen (R) 30 14 9 7 58 42 +16 37 Relegation to Regionalliga West
6 FC Schalke 04 30 13 9 8 62 43 +19 35 Qualification to Bundesliga
7 Schwarz-Weiß Essen (R) 30 13 7 10 44 37 +7 33 Relegation to Regionalliga West
8 Viktoria Köln (R) 30 12 6 12 81 69 +12 30
9 Bayer Leverkusen (R) 30 10 10 10 50 54 −4 30
10 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen (R) 30 10 9 11 49 58 −9 29
11 Borussia Mönchengladbach (R) 30 8 8 14 44 60 −16 24
12 Sportfreunde Hamborn (R) 30 9 6 15 34 50 −16 24
13 Fortuna Düsseldorf (R) 30 8 6 16 43 64 −21 22
14 Westfalia Herne (R) 30 8 5 17 43 65 −22 21
15 Wuppertaler SV (R) 30 9 2 19 43 66 −23 20
16 TSV Marl-Hüls (R) 30 7 4 19 37 69 −32 18
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Oberliga SüdwestEdit

The 1962–63 season saw two new clubs in the league, SV Niederlahnstein and VfR Frankenthal, both promoted from the 2. Oberliga Südwest. The league's top scorer was Dieter Krafczyk of 1. FC Saarbrücken with 29 goals.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 1. FC Kaiserslautern 30 23 1 6 110 34 +76 47 Qualification to German championship & Bundesliga
2 Borussia Neunkirchen (R) 30 17 7 6 64 30 +34 41 Qualification to German championship & Relegation to Regionalliga Südwest
3 FK Pirmasens (R) 30 17 7 6 82 39 +43 41 Relegation to Regionalliga Südwest
4 Wormatia Worms (R) 30 17 7 6 70 36 +34 41
5 1. FC Saarbrücken 30 17 6 7 80 41 +39 40 Qualification to Bundesliga
6 Sportfreunde Saarbrücken (R) 30 15 5 10 63 47 +16 35 Relegation to Regionalliga Südwest
7 SC Ludwigshafen (R) 30 13 7 10 57 54 +3 33
8 TuRa Ludwigshafen (R) 30 14 4 12 48 59 −11 32
9 Saar 05 Saarbrücken (R) 30 10 9 11 44 48 −4 29
10 TuS Neuendorf (R) 30 12 4 14 54 70 −16 28
11 VfR Frankenthal (R) 30 10 4 16 57 74 −17 24
12 FSV Mainz 05 (R) 30 8 7 15 33 51 −18 23
13 VfR Kaiserslautern (R) 30 7 8 15 35 53 −18 22
14 BSC Oppau (R) 30 9 4 17 43 66 −23 22
15 Eintracht Kreuznach (R) 30 7 5 18 35 56 −21 19
16 SV Niederlahnstein (R) 30 0 3 27 19 136 −117 3
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

Oberliga SüdEdit

The 1962–63 season saw two new clubs in the league, KSV Hessen Kassel and TSG Ulm 1846, both promoted from the 2. Oberliga Süd. The league's top scorers were Kurt Haseneder (1. FC Nürnberg), Rudolf Brunnenmeier (TSV 1860 München) and Rainer Ohlhauser (FC Bayern Munich), all three with 24 goals.[5]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 TSV 1860 München 30 19 6 5 72 38 +34 44 Qualification to German championship & Bundesliga
2 1. FC Nürnberg 30 18 5 7 87 41 +46 41
3 FC Bayern Munich (R) 30 18 4 8 67 52 +15 40 Relegation to Regionalliga Süd
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 30 14 11 5 56 32 +24 39 Qualification to Bundesliga
5 Karlsruher SC 30 13 8 9 59 48 +11 34
6 VfB Stuttgart 30 12 8 10 49 40 +9 32
7 Kickers Offenbach (R) 30 11 10 9 57 49 +8 32 Relegation to Regionalliga Süd
8 TSG Ulm 1846 (R) 30 10 10 10 64 58 +6 30
9 SpVgg Fürth (R) 30 11 7 12 49 48 +1 29
10 KSV Hessen Kassel (R) 30 9 11 10 49 57 −8 29
11 FC Schweinfurt 05 (R) 30 10 6 14 43 53 −10 26
12 VfR Mannheim (R) 30 9 8 13 49 62 −13 26
13 FC Bayern Hof (R) 30 9 3 18 40 62 −22 21
14 SSV Reutlingen (R) 30 6 9 15 48 75 −27 21
15 Schwaben Augsburg (R) 30 7 5 18 49 73 −24 19
16 BC Augsburg (R) 30 5 7 18 38 88 −50 17
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

German championshipEdit

The 1963 German football championship was contested by the nine qualified Oberliga teams and won by Borussia Dortmund, defeating 1. FC Köln in the final. The runners-up of the Oberliga Nord 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
1. FC Nürnberg 2–1 SV Werder Bremen

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 1. FC Köln (Q) 6 4 2 0 29 12 +17 10 Qualified to final
2 1. FC Nürnberg 6 3 2 1 19 12 +7 8
3 Hertha BSC Berlin 6 1 1 4 8 19 −11 3
4 1. FC Kaiserslautern 6 0 3 3 7 20 −13 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 Borussia Dortmund (Q) 6 4 1 1 15 7 +8 9 Qualified to final
2 TSV 1860 München 6 3 0 3 10 12 −2 6
3 Borussia Neunkirchen 6 2 2 2 6 11 −5 6
4 Hamburger SV 6 1 1 4 7 10 −3 3
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

FinalEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Borussia Dortmund 3–1 1. FC Köln

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Fußball-Torjägerstatistik Deutschland ‹See Tfd›(in German) Goal scorer statistics Germany, author: Walter Grüber, published: 2011, accessed: 21 December 2015
  2. ^ Borussia Dortmund » Steckbrief ‹See Tfd›(in German) Weltfussball.de – Borussia Dortmund honours, accessed: 19 December 2015
  3. ^ DSFS Liga-Chronik, p. B 11
  4. ^ East Germany 1946-1990 rsssf.com, accessed: 13 December 2015
  5. ^ 100 Jahre Süddeutscher Fußball-Verband, page: 165
  6. ^ Das Finale der Deutschen Meisterschaft 1962/1963 ‹See Tfd›(in German) Fussballdaten.de, accessed: 8 December 2015

SourcesEdit

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

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