Berlin derby

The Berlin derby is the name given to any association football match between two clubs in Berlin, Germany, but has more recently referred to the derby between Hertha BSC and 1. FC Union Berlin.

Berlin derby
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The Berlin Wall in 1986, separating East and West Berlin and their football teams
LocaleBerlin Berlin
TeamsHertha BSC
1. FC Union Berlin
Tennis Borussia Berlin (historic)
BFC Dynamo (historic)
First meetingFriendly: Hertha BSC 3–2 1. FC Union Berlin
(19 January 1990; 31 years ago (1990-01-19))[1][2]
Competitive: 1. FC Union Berlin 1–1 Hertha BSC
(17 September 2010; 10 years ago (2010-09-17))
Latest meetingHertha BSC 3–1 1. FC Union Berlin
Bundesliga
4 December 2020
StadiumsOlympiastadion (Hertha BSC)
Stadion An der Alten Försterei (1. FC Union Berlin)
Mommsenstadion (Tennis Borussia Berlin)
Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark (BFC Dynamo)
Statistics
Meetings total7 (19 including friendlies)
Most winsHertha BSC (3)
All-time seriesHertha BSC: 3
Drawn: 2
1. FC Union Berlin: 2
Largest victoryFriendly: Hertha BSC 4–0 1. FC Union Berlin
(24 February 1999)
Competitive: Hertha BSC 4–0 1. FC Union Berlin
(22 May 2020)

HistoryEdit

Before reunificationEdit

Despite producing more Bundesliga clubs than any other German city, Berlin derbies have been a rarity during the history of the current German top division.

An intense rivalry developed between Tennis Borussia Berlin and Hertha BSC in the 1950s. A proposal for a merger between the two clubs in 1958 was resoundingly rejected, with only three of the 266 members voting in favour.[3] However, the pair did not meet in the Bundesliga until the 1970s. Hertha BSC also held a rivalry with SC Tasmania 1900 Berlin. SC Tasmania 1900 Berlin unexpectedly played one season in the Bundesliga in 1965–66 season. However, there were no Berlin derbies during the season. Hertha BSC had been relegated because of rule breaches and SC Tasmania 1900 Berlin was granted promotion as its replacement, in order to still have a representative for Berlin in the Bundesliga.[4] The rivalry was mostly one-sided on the part of SC Tasmania 1900 Berlin, but still lives on through its successor club SV Tasmania Berlin.[4]

The first Berlin derby in the Bundesliga took place between Hertha BSC and Tennis Borussia Berlin at the Olympiastadion on 16 November 1974. Hertha BSC had the privilege of playing at its home ground despite being the designated away team and won the match 3–0. Hertha BSC then completed the double over Tennis Borussia Berlin by winning 2–1 at the Olympiastadion on 10 May 1975. Following the relegation of Tennis Borussia Berlin at the end of the 1974–75 Bundesliga season, the pair did not meet again until 13 November 1976. Hertha won the match 2–0. The pair then met for a final time in the 1976–77 Bundesliga on 16 April 1977. Tennis Borussia Berlin won the match 2-1 and thus achieved its sole victory against the Die Alte Dame 2–1. All meetings between the pair were hosted at the Olympiastadion.[5]

Three Berlin clubs were involved in the 1985–86 2. Bundesliga a decade later: Hertha BSC and Tennis Borussia Berlin, who had both relegated from the Bundsliga, and Blau-Weiß 1890 Berlin who had won the 1984-85 Oberliga Berlin. Blau-Weiß 1890 Berlin finished the 1985-86 2. Bundesligas as runners-up and qualified for its first season in the Bundesliga in its history.[6] Plans for another merger involving Hertha BSC had been drawn up with Tennis Borussia Berlin, Blau-Weiß 1890 Berlin and SC Charlottenburg a few years prior in 1982. However, the plan that was nicknamed "FC Utopia" by critics ultimately failed.[7]

Meanwhile, in East Berlin, derbies were more commonplace in the top division. The major clubs in East Berlin were FC Vorwärts Berlin, BFC Dynamo and 1. FC Union Berlin. FC Vorwärts Berlin and BFC Dynamo were associated with the security organs, while 1. FC Union Berlins was a civilian club. The clubs would meet numerous times in the DDR-Oberliga. All three clubs competed simultaneously in the 1968-69 DDR-Oberliga and 1970-71 DDR-Oberliga.

 
A match between ASK Vorwärts Berlin and SC Dynamo Berlin at the Walther-Ulbricht-Stadion in 1959.

ASK Vorwärts Berlin was the strongest football team in East Berlin in the late 1950s and 1960s.[8] The club was originally founded as SV VP Vorwärts Leipzig in Leipzig 1951. It was relocated to East Berlin in 1953, to increase the military profile in the capital.[8] The team played its home matches at the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in Prenzlauer Berg. ASK Vorwärts Berlin hosted teams such as Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Rangers F.C. and Manchester United F.C. in the European competitions in the 1960s. The club even had a small following in West Berlin before the construction of the Berlin Wall.[8] The football department of ASK Vorwärts Berlin was separated from the sports club and reformed as football club FC Vorwärts Berlin on 18 January 1966.[9] The club won 6 titles in the DDR-Oberliga and two titles in the FDGB-Pokal before it was relocated to Frankfurt an der Oder in 1971.[8][9]

The football team of SG Dynamo Dresden was relocated to East Berlin in 1954. The team and its place in the DDR-Oberliga were transferred to the new sports club SC Dynamo Berlin.[10] The relocation was made for similar reasons as the relocation of SV Vorwärts der KVP Leipzig to East Berlin the year before.[8] It was designed to provide the capital with a team that could rival Hertha BSC, Blau-Weiß 1890 Berlin and Tennis Borussia Berlin, which were still popular in East Berlin and drew football fans to West Berlin.[11][12][13] SC Dynamo Berlin had some success in the late 1950s, but would find itself overshadowed by ASK Vorwärts Berlin in the 1960s.[14] The football department of SC Dynamo Berlin was separated from the sports club and reformed as football club BFC Dynamo on 15 January 1966. BFC Dynamo was supported by the Stasi and considered the favorite club of the president of SV Dynamo and head of the Stasi Erich Mielke.[15] The relocation of FC Vorwärts Berlin to Frankfurt an der Oder allowed BFC Dynamo to take its place as the dominant team of the security organs in East Berlin. BFC Dynamo was one of the so-called focus clubs (German: Schwerpunktclubs) in East German football and would develop a very successful youth academy.[12][16][17] The club would eventually be able to draw on talents from training centers (TZ) across the whole of East Germany.[12]

 
BFC Dynamo star Andreas Thom with the ball during a match between 1. FC Union Berlin and BFC Dynamo ad the Stadion an der Alten Försterei in 1989.

BFC Dynamo won ten consecutive titles in the DDR-Oberliga between 1979 and 1988.[18] The club had the best material conditions in the league and the best team by far.[19] Preferential treatment from sports authorities and allegations of sporting misconduct fueled a fierce rivalry with 1. FC Union Berlin.[20][21][22][23] Clashes between supporters of the two clubs regularly broke out at derbies.[24] BFC Dynamo was seen as the supreme representative of the security agencies, with advantages in the recruitment of players and financial support as well as the political clout of Erich Mielke.[20] 1. FC Union Berlin on the other hand was seen as a football club of the working class, confined to struggle the shadow of BFC Dynamo.[25][26][27][28][29] Supporters of 1. FC Union Berlin cultivated its image as the eternal underdog.[20] 1. FC Union Berlin became the most popular club in East Berlin.[27][18]

1. FC Union Berlin would eventually be known for a supporter scene that was anti-establishment.[30][22][23] A famous saying was: “Not every Union fan is an enemy of the state, but every enemy of the state is a Union fan".[31][32] However, politics was not in the foreground.[33][34] Most supporters of 1. FC Union Berlin were just normal football supporters. Provocations was part of football in East Germany and people sometimes yelled out whatever the knew they could get away with.[35] Supporters of 1. FC Union Berlin saw themselves as stubborn and non-conformist. But this image should not be confused with actual resistance.[36] Some supporters of 1. FC Union Berlin of the era have testified that their support for 1. FC Union Berlin was not based on politics or any act of opposition. The club and the identification with Köpenick were more important.[37][38] For some, the dissident reputation of 1. FC Union Berlin is a legend that appeared after Die Wende.[39]

The derby between the two clubs was first and foremost a traditional local football rivalry.[30] Both clubs had supporters that were not true to the line.[40][33][38] BFC Dynamo was strongest in some parts of East Berlin, while 1. FC Union Berlin was strongest other parts.[27][24] The border allegedly ran at Alexanderplatz. The home boroughs of the two clubs, Hohenschönhausen and Köpenick respectively, were dangerous territories for supporters of the opposing team.[24]

Sympathies between 1. FC Union Berlin and Hertha BSC grew after the separation of East Germany and West Germany. The first personal contacts between supporters of the two clubs began in the 1970s.[41] Supporters of Hertha BSC visited the Stadion An der Alten Försterei and supporters of 1. FC Union Berlin accompanied the supporters of Hertha BSC when Hertha BSC played in East Germany or the Eastern Bloc countries, such as the quarter finals in the 1978–79 UEFA Cup against Dukla Prague. Chants and slogans such as "Ha-Ho-He, there are only two teams on the Spree - Union and Hertha BSC" (German: Ha-Ho-He, es gibt nur zwei Mannschaften an der Spree - Union und Hertha BSC) and "Hertha and Union - one nation" (German: Hertha und Union – eine Nation) that emphasized the connection between the two clubs became popular among the two sets of supporters.[41][42]

After reunificationEdit

On 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell after 28 years of politically, and physically, dividing Berlin. On 27 January 1990, 79 days after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hertha hosted 1. FC Union Berlin at the Olympiastadion in a friendly in front of 51,270 spectators.[43] Fans of both club's paid for admission in East and West Germany's respective currencies and sang songs of German reunification as Hertha won 2–1. New Hertha signing Axel Kruse opened the scoring at the Olympiastadion in the 13th minute, before 1. FC Union Berlin midfielder André Sirocks [de] levelled the scores at 1–1 before half-time. Hertha BSC eventually won the tie 2–1, thanks to a long range strike from Dirk Greiser. After reunification, 1. FC Union Berlin were placed into the third tier NOFV-Oberliga Mitte, winning the division in all three seasons it existed. Numerous lower key friendlies followed the historic January 1990 meeting at the Olympiastadion.

In two consecutive seasons at the end of the 1990s, Tennis Borussia Berlin were drawn to face Hertha BSC in the DFB-Pokal, during a period when Hertha were among German's strongest teams but TeBe had also acquired a rich backer and made expensive signings in an effort to climb through the divisions.[43] In their first meeting in 1998, TeBe won 4–2 to progress to the quarter-finals in a surprise result (particularly as Hertha qualified for the UEFA Champions League at the end of the season).[44] In 1999's Round of 32, Hertha battled to a 3–2 victory but required extra time to overcome their neighbours.[44]

Bundesliga eraEdit

In May 2009, 1. FC Union Berlin won the 3. Liga, gaining promotion to the 2. Bundesliga. On 8 July 2009, Union and Hertha played in a friendly at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei to celebrate the re-opening of the stadium following a season-long renovation period that saw 2,000 volunteers contribute to the building of the stadium. Hertha won the tie 5–3,[45] in a game where a sense of a rivalry was beginning to develop. Hertha BSC supporter and radio commentator Manfred Sangel recalled “The stadium announcer kept having a go at us and at one of our players.” 1. FC Union Berlin president Dirk Zingler subsequently described the friendship between Hertha and Union as “the love for the mysterious mistress started to crumble“ following the fall of the Berlin Wall.[46] During the 2009–10 Bundesliga season, Hertha BSC were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga.

On 17 September 2010, 1. FC Union Berlin played Hertha BSC in the first-ever competitive meeting between the pair. The tie at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei finished 1–1 in front of 18,432 spectators. The return game at the Olympiastadion, played in front of 74,244, finished 2–1 in favour of 1. FC Union Berlin, with Union Berlin cult hero Torsten Mattuschka scoring the winning free-kick in the 71st minute.[45] By the third competitive meeting between the two, signs that the derby was beginning to turn exclusively into a rivalry more than a friendship were beginning to show. After Hertha BSC's 2–1 win at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei, 1. FC Union Berlin goalscorer Christopher Quiring labelled Hertha's fans Wessis, a semi-derogatory term for West Germans, telling Sport1 "They cheer in our stadium. That makes me puke! You have to digest that first. I don't give a shit about my goal. When the Wessis cheer in our stadium, I get sick". 1. FC Union Berlin manager Uwe Neuhaus subsequently labelled Quiring a "great Unioner".[47]

In May 2019, 1. FC Union Berlin gained promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time in their history. Ahead of the first top-flight Berlin derby in over 40 years, Hertha BSC expressed a desire to play the game on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 2019. Union Berlin president Dirk Zingler refused, calling the game a "football class struggle", leading to the game being played a week earlier.[48] An 87th minute Sebastian Polter penalty secured a 1–0 win for Union; the game was temporarily suspended by referee Deniz Aytekin, following fireworks fired by Hertha fans landing amongst Union Berlin fans, as well as on the playing surface. 1,100 police officers were on duty for the game, with Hertha fans burning 1. FC Union Berlin shirts, flags and scarves during the game. The supporters of Hertha BSC had been joined by 20-25 supporters of BFC Dynamo in the guest block.[49] Following full time, 1. FC Union Berlin goalkeeper Rafał Gikiewicz won praise from fans and media alike after ushering Union Berlin ultras from the field of play, following a minor pitch invasion devised to attack Hertha supporters.[50]

The second Berlin derby of the season, originally scheduled for 21 March 2020, was due to be played behind closed doors following advice from the Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany[51] but was later postponed following the Bundesliga's suspension until 2 April.[52] On 22 May 2020, Hertha BSC played Union Berlin at the Olympiastadion behind closed doors, winning 4–0; the biggest competitive victory between the pair.[53] On 4 December 2020, Hertha won 3–1 against Union with one of Union's player, Robert Andrich, sent off.

Full list of resultsEdit

Includes all matches between Hertha BSC, 1. FC Union and BFC Dynamo, and other matches between all other Berlin clubs played in the 1. Bundesliga (from 1963), the 2. Bundesliga (from 1974) and the DDR-Oberliga (1949 to 1991); results listed alphabetically by main name of team, then by date. Scores list home team first in all cases.

Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin v Hertha BSCEdit

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Date Score Winner Competition Venue Attendance Notes
29 September 1984 2–0 Hertha BSC 2. Bundesliga Olympiastadion 19,100
16 March 1985 0–2 Hertha BSC 2. Bundesliga Olympiastadion 26,600 Although the designated away team, the game was hosted at Hertha's Olympiastadion.
21 September 1985 2–2 Draw 2. Bundesliga Olympiastadion 22,832 Although the designated away team, the game was hosted at Hertha's Olympiastadion.
15 March 1986 2–2 Draw 2. Bundesliga Olympiastadion 14,880
10 August 1988 0–2 Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin 2. Bundesliga Olympiastadion 33,600
8 April 1989 1–1 Draw 2. Bundesliga Rathausritze 32,050 Venue and attendance as stated in source, though seems unlikely due to capacity of ground and size of crowd.
28 September 1989 2–3 Hertha BSC 2. Bundesliga Olympiastadion 35,000 Although the designated away team, the game was hosted at Hertha's Olympiastadion.
31 March 1990 3–0 Hertha BSC 2. Bundesliga Olympiastadion 30,000
28 August 1991 1–1 Draw 2. Bundesliga North Olympiastadion 15,800
9 November 1991 0–3 Hertha BSC 2. Bundesliga North Olympiastadion 9,300 Although the designated away team, the game was hosted at Hertha's Olympiastadion.

Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin v Tennis Borussia BerlinEdit

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Date Score Winner Competition Venue Attendance Notes
30 November 1985 0–4 Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin 2. Bundesliga Mommsenstadion 6,697
11 May 1986 1–2 Tennis Borussia Berlin 2. Bundesliga Olympiastadion 18,354

SC Charlottenburg v Hertha BSCEdit

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Date Score Winner Competition Venue Attendance Notes
24 August 1983 1–1 Draw 2. Bundesliga Olympiastadion 24,000
18 February 1984 1–0 SC Charlottenburg 2. Bundesliga Mommsenstadion 9,305

BFC Dynamo v 1. FC Union BerlinEdit

Lower divisions / cups / friendliesEdit

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Date Score Winner Competition Venue Attendance Notes
13 October 1971 3–0 BFC Dynamo Friendly Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark
7 June 1972 3–1 BFC Dynamo Fuwo-Pokal [de] Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 3,500
9 January 1974 2–1 Union Berlin Friendly Stadion An der Alten Försterei
3 August 1974 7–0 BFC Dynamo Friendly Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark
4 November 1978 1–8 BFC Dynamo FDGB-Pokal Stadion der Weltjugend 20,000
18 November 1978 7–1 BFC Dynamo FDGB-Pokal Stadion der Weltjugend 10,000
10 December 1988 0–2 BFC Dynamo FDGB-Pokal Stadion An der Alten Försterei 20,000
20 January 1990 5–4 Union Berlin Friendly Werner-Seelenbinder-Halle 4,400 First match between the pair after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The match was played as part of the first edition of the indoor tournament "Internationales Berliner Fußballhallenturnier".[58][59]
23 September 1990 2–1 Union Berlin FDGB-Pokal Stadion An der Alten Försterei 3,500 First competitive match between the pair after the fall of the Berlin Wall. BFC Dynamo now played under the name FC Berlin.
8 June 1991 1–0 Union Berlin 2. Bundesliga play-off Stadion An der Alten Försterei 9,000
18 June 1991 2–0 FC Berlin 2. Bundesliga play-off Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 9,475
31 May 1992 3–0 FC Berlin 2. Bundesliga play-off Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 3,520
3 June 1992 0–4 FC Berlin 2. Bundesliga play-off Stadion An der Alten Försterei 2,400
13 April 1994 8–6 Union Berlin Berlin Cup Stadion An der Alten Försterei 2,200
24 September 1994 1–1 Draw Regionalliga Nordost Stadion im Sportforum 2,338
2 April 1995 3–2 Union Berlin Regionalliga Nordost Stadion An der Alten Försterei 3,600
20 October 1995 1–3 Union Berlin Regionalliga Nordost Stadion im Sportforum 2,170
27 April 1996 4–1 Union Berlin Regionalliga Nordost Stadion An der Alten Försterei 1,680
28 September 1996 0–6 Union Berlin Regionalliga Nordost Stadion im Sportforum 1,783
28 March 1997 1–3 Draw Regionalliga Nordost Stadion An der Alten Försterei 2,185
7 December 1997 3–1 Union Berlin Regionalliga Nordost Stadion An der Alten Försterei 1,621
9 May 1998 2–2 Draw Regionalliga Nordost Stadion im Sportforum 1,112
5 December 1998 0–3 Union Berlin Regionalliga Nordost Stadion im Sportforum 2,611
8 May 1999 0–2 BFC Dynamo Regionalliga Nordost Stadion An der Alten Försterei 2,543
23 October 1999 0–3 Union Berlin Regionalliga Nordost Stadion im Sportforum 4,220
22 April 2000 2–1 Union Berlin Regionalliga Nordost Stadion An der Alten Försterei 5,010
24 March 2001 0–3 Union Berlin Berlin Cup Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 4,427
21 August 2005 8–0 Union Berlin NOFV-Oberliga Nord Stadion An der Alten Försterei 14,020
13 May 2006 0–2 Union Berlin NOFV-Oberliga Nord Stadion im Sportforum 6,471 The standing was 1-1 when supporters of BFC Dynamo entered the pitch as they attempted to storm the block of 1. FC Union Berlin around the 75th minute. The match was abandoned and 1. FC Union Berlin was awarded a 2–0 win.[60][61]

DDR-OberligaEdit

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Date Score Winner Competition Venue Attendance Notes
5 November 1966 1–2 Union Berlin DDR-Oberliga Dynamo-Stadion im Sportforum 10,000
26 April 1967 3–0 Union Berlin DDR-Oberliga Stadion An der Alten Försterei 10,000
27 October 1968 1–1 Draw DDR-Oberliga Stadion An der Alten Försterei 9,000
3 May 1969 1–1 Draw DDR-Oberliga Dynamo-Stadion im Sportforum 13,000
28 October 1970 1–1 Draw DDR-Oberliga Dynamo-Stadion im Sportforum 8,000
2 June 1971 0–1 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion An der Alten Försterei 15,000
26 December 1971 1–1 Draw DDR-Oberliga Dynamo-Stadion im Sportforum 14,000 Crowd trouble broke out at the Dynamo-Stadon im Sportform with 8 persons arrested.[62]
17 May 1972 0–0 Draw DDR-Oberliga Stadion An der Alten Försterei 14,000
30 September 1972 1–2 Union Berlin DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 15,000
14 April 1973 0–2 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion An der Alten Försterei 18,000
4 September 1976 1–0 Union Berlin DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 45,000
19 February 1977 0–1 Union Berlin DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 28,000
26 August 1977 1–0 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 45,000
4 March 1978 0–2 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 45,000
2 September 1978 5–0 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 32,000
3 March 1979 1–2 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 18,000
9 December 1979 2–0 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 20,000
3 May 1980 0–6 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 31,000
28 August 1982 4–0 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 33,000
6 April 1983 1–4 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 14,000
19 November 1983 4–0 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 22,000
20 April 1984 1–3 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 15,000
17 August 1985 2–1 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 30,000
22 February 1986 1–1 Draw DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 18,000
13 September 1986 8–1 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 20,000
1 April 1987 1–2 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 11,000
15 August 1987 0–4 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 15,000
5 March 1988 2–1 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 12,000
24 August 1988 1–1 Draw DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 25,000
18 March 1989 2–3 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Stadion der Weltjugend 10,000

BFC Dynamo v FC Vorwärts BerlinEdit

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Date Score Winner Competition Venue Attendance Notes
10 October 1954 4–0 SC Dynamo Berlin DDR-Oberliga Walter-Ulbricht-Stadion 12,000
27 March 1955 1–3 SC Dynamo Berlin DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 8,000
11 September 1955 0–0 Draw DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 30,000 The teams played each other only once in this transitional season.
11 April 1956 1–1 Draw DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 18,000
9 September 1956 1–1 Draw DDR-Oberliga Walter-Ulbricht-Stadion 15,000
23 March 1958 2–1 ASK Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 10,000
31 August 1958 1–2 ASK Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Walter-Ulbricht-Stadion 15,000
12 April 1959 3–1 ASK Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 12,000
18 October 1959 1–2 ASK Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Walter-Ulbricht-Stadion 18,000
8 May 1960 1–3 ASK Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Walter-Ulbricht-Stadion 10,000
23 October 1960 0–2 SC Dynamo Berlin DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 18,000
7 June 1961 1–3 ASK Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Walter-Ulbricht-Stadion 20,000
28 October 1961 3–0 ASK Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Walter-Ulbricht-Stadion 10,000
6 May 1962 2–1 SC Dynamo Berlin DDR-Oberliga Walter-Ulbricht-Stadion 1,000 The teams played each other three times in this transitional season, with the third meeting at a neutral venue - both teams played at the same stadium that season in any case, so the same venue was used.
7 October 1962 0–0 Draw DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 10,000
17 March 1963 1–1 Draw DDR-Oberliga Sportplatz Steffenstraße 3,000
6 October 1963 1–4 ASK Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Sportplatz Steffenstraße 6,000
8 March 1964 1–4 SC Dynamo Berlin DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 8,000
6 September 1964 0–0 Draw DDR-Oberliga Sportplatz Steffenstraße 12,000
14 March 1965 3–0 ASK Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 5,000
21 August 1965 0–3 SC Dynamo Berlin DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 12,000
26 February 1966 0–1 FC Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Sportplatz Steffenstraße 12,000 First match between BFC Dynamo and FC Vorwärts Berlin.
13 August 1966 1–1 Draw DDR-Oberliga Sportplatz Steffenstraße 7,000
4 March 1967 1–1 Draw DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 12,000
9 November 1968 2–1 FC Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 8,500
17 May 1969 1–2 FC Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Sportplatz Steffenstraße 8,000
10 September 1969 5–2 FC Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 10,000
11 April 1970 1–0 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Dynamo-Stadion im Sportforum 5,000
9 September 1970 1–0 BFC Dynamo DDR-Oberliga Dynamo-Stadion im Sportforum 12,000
27 March 1971 1–0 FC Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 7,000

Hertha BSC v Tennis Borussia BerlinEdit

Lower divisions / cups / friendliesEdit

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Date Score Winner Competition Venue Attendance Notes
13 December 1980 2–0 Hertha BSC 2. Bundesliga Olympiastadion 43,100
7 February 1981 1–4 Hertha BSC 2. Bundesliga Olympiastadion 32,000 Although the designated away team, the game was hosted at Hertha's Olympiastadion.
14 September 1985 3–0 Hertha BSC 2. Bundesliga Olympiastadion 11,968
8 April 1986 0–4 Hertha BSC 2. Bundesliga Mommsenstadion 8,353
3 October 1993 3–0 Hertha BSC 2. Bundesliga Olympiastadion 16,000
3 May 1994 1–2 Hertha BSC 2. Bundesliga Olympiastadion 6.815 Although the designated away team, the game was hosted at Hertha's Olympiastadion.
28 October 1998[44] 4–2 Tennis Borussia Berlin DFB-Pokal Olympiastadion 40,100 Although the designated away team, the game was hosted at Hertha's Olympiastadion.
13 October 1999 2–3 Hertha BSC DFB-Pokal Olympiastadion 23,200 After extra time; 2–2 after 90 minutes.
Although the designated away team, the game was hosted at Hertha's Olympiastadion.

BundesligaEdit

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Date Score Winner Competition Venue Attendance Notes
16 November 1974 0–3 Hertha BSC Bundesliga Olympiastadion 75,000 Although the designated away team, the game was hosted at Hertha's Olympiastadion.
10 May 1975 2–1 Hertha BSC Bundesliga Olympiastadion 42,000
13 November 1976 2–1 Hertha BSC Bundesliga Olympiastadion 74,762
16 April 1977 2–0 Tennis Borussia Berlin Bundesliga Olympiastadion 42,000 Although the designated away team, the game was hosted at Hertha's Olympiastadion.

Hertha BSC v 1. FC Union BerlinEdit

FriendliesEdit

Date Score Winner Competition Venue Attendance Notes
19 January 1990 3–2 Hertha BSC Friendly Werner-Seelenbinder-Halle 4,000 The first match between the pair. The match was played as part of the first edition of the indoor tournament "Internationales Berliner Fußballhallenturnier".[1][2]
27 January 1990[43] 2–1 Hertha BSC Friendly Olympiastadion 51,270
12 August 1990 2–1 Union Berlin Friendly Stadion An der Alten Försterei 3,800
31 January 1991 3–0 Union Berlin Friendly Stadion An der Alten Försterei 500
11 February 1993 1–2 Hertha BSC Friendly Stadion An der Alten Försterei
14 August 1993 3–3 Draw Friendly Stadion An der Alten Försterei 4,000
5 December 1993 1–0 Hertha BSC Friendly Olympiastadion 1,800 Designated as charity game.
14 September 1994 5–3 Union Berlin Friendly Stadion An der Alten Försterei
24 February 1999 4–0 Hertha BSC Friendly Maifeld 200
22 July 2001 0–1 Hertha BSC Friendly Stadion An der Alten Försterei 8,356
5 September 2002 0–1 Union Berlin Friendly Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 2,700
8 July 2009[45] 3–5 Hertha BSC Friendly Stadion An der Alten Försterei 18,955 Opening game at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei following a season-long renovation.
31 August 2017 1–2 Union Berlin Friendly Olympiapark-Amateurstadion [de]

CompetitiveEdit

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Date Score Winner Competition Venue Attendance Notes
17 September 2010 1–1 Draw 2. Bundesliga Stadion An der Alten Försterei 18,432 First competitive meeting between the pair.
5 February 2011 1–2 Union Berlin 2. Bundesliga Olympiastadion 74,244
3 September 2012 1–2 Hertha BSC 2. Bundesliga Stadion An der Alten Försterei 16,750
11 February 2013 2–2 Draw 2. Bundesliga Olympiastadion 74,244
2 November 2019 1–0 Union Berlin Bundesliga Stadion An der Alten Försterei 22,012 First Bundesliga meeting between the pair and first top-flight Berlin derby in over 40 years.
22 May 2020 4–0 Hertha BSC Bundesliga Olympiastadion 0 Initially scheduled for 21 March 2020. Later postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. Rescheduled for 22 May 2020 to be played behind closed doors.
4 December 2020 3–1 Hertha BSC Bundesliga Olympiastadion 0

Spandauer SV v Tennis Borussia BerlinEdit

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Date Score Winner Competition Venue Attendance Notes
4 October 1975 3–2 Tennis Borussia Berlin 2. Bundesliga North Mommsenstadion 4,000
11 April 1976 0–5 Tennis Borussia Berlin 2. Bundesliga North Stadion am Askanierring 6,228

Spandauer SV v Wacker 04 BerlinEdit

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Date Score Winner Competition Venue Attendance Notes
27 September 1975 2–3 Wacker 04 Berlin 2. Bundesliga North Stadion am Askanierring 5,200
27 March 1976 1–1 Draw 2. Bundesliga North Sportplatz Wackerweg 2,400

Tennis Borussia Berlin v Wacker 04 BerlinEdit

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Date Score Winner Competition Venue Attendance Notes
12 October 1975 2–1 Wacker 04 Berlin 2. Bundesliga North Sportplatz Wackerweg 6,000
12 June 1976 4–1 Tennis Borussia Berlin 2. Bundesliga North Mommsenstadion 25,000
29 October 1978 1–2 Wacker 04 Berlin 2. Bundesliga North Olympiastadion 50,000
20 April 1979 2–3 Tennis Borussia Berlin 2. Bundesliga North Sportplatz Wackerweg 2,300

1. FC Union Berlin v FC Vorwärts BerlinEdit

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Date Score Winner Competition Venue Attendance Notes
12 November 1966 0–0 Draw DDR-Oberliga Stadion an der Alten Försterei 12,000
4 May 1967 1–0 FC Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 30,000
23 December 1967 1–0 Union Berlin DDR-Oberliga Stadion an der Alten Försterei 4,000
22 May 1968 2–1 Union Berlin FDGB-Pokal Semi-final; Union Berlin won the FDGB-Pokal.
1 June 1968 1–1 Draw DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 14,600
2 November 1968 0–2 FC Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Stadion an der Alten Försterei 12,000
10 May 1969 2–0 FC Vorwärts Berlin DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 15,000
12 September 1970 2–2 Draw DDR-Oberliga Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 18,000
31 March 1971 1–1 Draw DDR-Oberliga Stadion an der Alten Försterei 12,000
  1. ^ Encounters until 1966 was contested by SC Dynamo Berlin. The football department of SC Dynamo Berlin was separated from the sports club in 1966 to form football club BFC Dynamo.
  2. ^ a b FC Vorwärts Berlin was originally founded as SV KV Vorwärts Leipzig in Leipzig in 1951. The first team was relocated to Berlin in 1953 and continued as SV Vorwärts der KVP Berlin. Sports club SV Vorwärts det KVP Berlin underweant a numbes of name changes in the 1950s before taking the name ASK Vorwärts Berlin in 1957. The football department of ASK Vorwärts Berlin was separated from the sports club in 1966 to form football club FC Vorwärts Berlin. FC Vorwärts Berlin was then relocated to Frankfurt an der Oder in 1971.[63]

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