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The 1987–88 DDR-Oberliga was the 39th season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany.

DDR-Oberliga
Season1987–88
ChampionsBerliner FC Dynamo
RelegatedFC Vorwärts Frankfurt
Stahl Riesa
European CupBerliner FC Dynamo
European Cup Winners' CupFC Carl Zeiss Jena
UEFA Cup1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
Dynamo Dresden
Matches played182
Goals scored524 (2.88 per match)
Top goalscorerAndreas Thom (20)[1]
Total attendance1,714,300[2]
Average attendance9,419[2]

The league was contested by fourteen teams. Berliner FC Dynamo won the championship, the club's last of ten consecutive East German championships from 1978 to 1988. BFC Dynamo also won the FDGB-Pokal, thereby becoming the second club after Dynamo Dresden to win the double in East Germany.[3][4]

Andreas Thom of Berliner FC Dynamo was the league's top scorer with 20 goals,[5] with Thom also taking out the seasons East German Footballer of the year award.[6]

On the strength of the 1987–88 title BFC Dynamo qualified for the 1988–89 European Cup where the club was knocked out in an East-West German encounter by SV Werder Bremen in the first round. Sixth-placed club FC Carl Zeiss Jena qualified for the 1988–89 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal runners-up and was knocked out by Sampdoria second round. Second-placed 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig qualified for the 1988–89 UEFA Cup where it was knocked out by S.S.C. Napoli in the second round while third-placed Dynamo Dresden lost to VfB Stuttgart in the semi-finals.[7]

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TableEdit

The 1987–88 season saw two newly promoted clubs, Hallescher FC Chemie and F.C. Hansa Rostock.[8][9]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Berliner FC Dynamo 26 15 7 4 59 30 +29 37
2 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 26 14 9 3 42 21 +21 37
3 Dynamo Dresden 26 12 9 5 47 24 +23 33
4 Stahl Brandenburg 26 12 5 9 44 37 +7 29
5 Hallescher FC Chemie 26 7 12 7 33 33 0 26
6 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 26 8 10 8 28 29 -1 26
7 1. FC Magdeburg 26 9 7 10 34 33 +1 25
8 FC Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 8 9 9 40 45 -5 25
9 F.C. Hansa Rostock 26 7 9 10 42 49 -7 23
10 BSG Wismut Aue 26 8 7 11 24 34 -10 23
11 1. FC Union Berlin 26 7 8 11 35 54 -19 22
12 FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt 26 8 5 13 40 49 -9 21
13 FC Vorwärts Frankfurt 26 6 9 11 33 43 -10 21
14 Stahl Riesa 26 3 10 13 23 43 -20 16

KeyEdit

League champion &
Qualified for the European Cup
FDGB-Pokal runners-up
& Qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup
Qualified for the UEFA Cup Relegated to DDR-Liga

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ fuwo, page: 93
  2. ^ a b fuwo, page: 23
  3. ^ "East Germany - List of Champions". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  4. ^ "DDR-Meister" [East German champions]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  5. ^ "DDDR » Oberliga » Torschützenkönige" [DDR-Oberliga top scorers]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  6. ^ fuwo, page: 92
  7. ^ "European Competitions 1988–89". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  8. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  9. ^ "DDR-Oberliga 1987–88". Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 26 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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