List of East German football champions

The East German football champions were the annual winners of the DDR-Oberliga.

East German Football Championship
Founded
1948
Folded
1991
Last Champions
F.C. Hansa Rostock (1st title)
Country
 East Germany
Most successful club
BFC Dynamo (10 titles)

HistoryEdit

The 1948 and 1949 East German Champions were determined in a single elimination tournament of three rounds. A nationwide football league, the DDR-Oberliga, was established for the 1949–50 season.[1] The Oberliga was dissolved after the 1990–91 season.

The 1954–55 season was a transitional season and neither was a championship awarded nor were clubs relegated. Due to the transition from a fall-spring to a spring-fall schedule starting with 1956, teams only met each other once from August to December 1955.[2]

In the 1961–62 season the DDR-Oberliga returned from a spring-fall to fall-spring schedule, the teams thus met each other three times. The third meeting was held on neutral ground.[3]

ChampionsEdit

The performance of various clubs is shown in the following table:[4]

Season Champion Runner-up Third Place Top Scorer (Goals)
1948 SG Planitz (1) SG Freiimfelde Halle
1949 ZSG Union Halle (1) Fortuna Erfurt
1949–50 ZSG Horch Zwickau (2) Dresden Friedrichstadt Waggonbau Dessau   Heinz Satrapa (23)
1950–51 BSG Chemie Leipzig (1) Turbine Erfurt Motor Zwickau   Johannes Schöne (37)
1951–52 BSG Turbine Halle (2) SG Volkspolizei Dresden BSG Chemie Leipzig   Rudolf Krause (27)
1952–53 SG Dynamo Dresden (1) BSG Wismut Aue MSG Motor Zwickau   Harry Arlt (26)
1953–54 BSG Turbine Erfurt (1) BSG Chemie Leipzig SG Dynamo Dresden   Heinz Satrapa (21)
1954–55 SC Turbine Erfurt (2) SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt SC Rotation Leipzig   Willy Tröger (22)
1955
SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt SC Empor Rostock SC Dynamo Berlin   Klaus Seligow (12)
1956 SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt (1) SC Aktivist Brieske Senftenberg SC Lokomotive Leipzig   Ernst Lindner (18)
1957 SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt (2) ASK Vorwärts Berlin SC Rotation Leipzig   Heinz Kaulmann (15)
1958 ASK Vorwärts Berlin (1) SC Motor Jena SC Aktivist Brieske Senftenberg   Helmut Müller (17)
1959 SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt (3) ASK Vorwärts Berlin SC Dynamo Berlin   Bernd Bauchspieß (18)
1960 ASK Vorwärts Berlin (2) SC Dynamo Berlin SC Lokomotive Leipzig   Bernd Bauchspieß (25)
1961–62 ASK Vorwärts Berlin (3) SC Empor Rostock SC Dynamo Berlin   Arthur Bialas (23)
1962–63 SC Motor Jena (1) SC Empor Rostock ASK Vorwärts Berlin   Peter Ducke (19)
1963–64 BSG Chemie Leipzig (2) SC Empor Rostock SC Leipzig   Gerd Backhaus (15)
1964–65 ASK Vorwärts Berlin (4) SC Motor Jena BSG Chemie Leipzig   Bernd Bauchspieß (14)
1965–66 FC Vorwärts Berlin (5) FC Carl Zeiss Jena 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig   Henning Frenzel (22)
1966–67 FC Karl-Marx-Stadt (1) 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig Motor Zwickau   Hartmund Rentzsch (17)
1967–68 FC Carl Zeiss Jena (2) F.C. Hansa Rostock 1. FC Magdeburg   Gerhard Kostmann (15)
1968–69 FC Vorwärts Berlin (6) FC Carl Zeiss Jena 1. FC Magdeburg   Gerhard Kostmann (18)
1969–70 FC Carl Zeiss Jena (3) FC Vorwärts Berlin Dynamo Dresden   Otto Skrowny (12)
1970–71 Dynamo Dresden (2) FC Carl Zeiss Jena Hallescher FC Chemie   Hans-Jürgen Kreische (17)
1971–72 1. FC Magdeburg (1) BFC Dynamo Dynamo Dresden   Hans-Jürgen Kreische (14)
1972–73 Dynamo Dresden (3) FC Carl Zeiss Jena 1. FC Magdeburg   Hans-Jürgen Kreische (26)
1973–74 1. FC Magdeburg (2) FC Carl Zeiss Jena Dynamo Dresden   Hans-Bert Matoul (20)
1974–75 1. FC Magdeburg (3) FC Carl Zeiss Jena Dynamo Dresden   Manfred Vogel (17)
1975–76 Dynamo Dresden (4) BFC Dynamo 1. FC Magdeburg   Hans-Jürgen Kreische (24)
1976–77 Dynamo Dresden (5) 1. FC Magdeburg FC Carl Zeiss Jena   Joachim Streich (17)
1977–78 Dynamo Dresden (6) 1. FC Magdeburg BFC Dynamo   Klaus Havenstein (15)
1978–79 BFC Dynamo (1) Dynamo Dresden FC Carl Zeiss Jena   Joachim Streich (23)
1979–80 BFC Dynamo (2) Dynamo Dresden FC Carl Zeiss Jena   Dieter Kühn (21)
1980–81 BFC Dynamo (3) FC Carl Zeiss Jena 1. FC Magdeburg   Joachim Streich (20)
1981–82 BFC Dynamo (4) Dynamo Dresden 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig   Rüdiger Schnuphase (19)
1982–83 BFC Dynamo (5) FC Vorwärts Frankfurt FC Carl Zeiss Jena   Joachim Streich (19)
1983–84 BFC Dynamo (6) Dynamo Dresden 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig   Rainer Ernst (20)
1984–85 BFC Dynamo (7) Dynamo Dresden 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig   Rainer Ernst (24)
1985–86 BFC Dynamo (8) 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig FC Carl Zeiss Jena   Ralf Sträßer (14)
1986–87 BFC Dynamo (9) Dynamo Dresden 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig   Frank Pastor (17)
1987–88 BFC Dynamo (10) 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig Dynamo Dresden   Andreas Thom (20)
1988–89 Dynamo Dresden (7) BFC Dynamo FC Karl-Marx-Stadt   Torsten Gütschow (17)
1989–90 Dynamo Dresden (8) FC Karl-Marx-Stadt 1. FC Magdeburg   Torsten Gütschow (18)
1990–91 F.C. Hansa Rostock (1) Dynamo Dresden FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt   Torsten Gütschow (20)

PerformancesEdit

Performance by clubEdit

Clubs are named by the last name they used before the German reunification.

Club Winners Runners-up Third Place
Berliner FC Dynamo1
10
4
3
SG Dynamo Dresden
8
8
6
FC Vorwärts Frankfurt 2
6
4
1
FC Carl Zeiss Jena 3
3
9
5
1. FC Magdeburg
3
2
6
BSG Wismut Aue 4
3
2
FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt 5
2
2
1
BSG Chemie Leipzig 6
2
1
4
BSG Sachsenring Zwickau 7
2
3
BSG Turbine Halle 8
2
F.C. Hansa Rostock 9
1
4
FC Karl-Marx-Stadt
1
1
1
1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 10
3
8
Hallescher FC Chemie 11
1
1
BSG Aktivist Senftenberg12
1
1
SG Dresden Friedrichstadt
1
BSG Motor Dessau13
1

Notes:

  • 1 Played as part of sports club SC Dynamo Berlin until the founding of BFC Dynamo in 1966.
  • 2 In 1953, the club was picked up from Leipzig and moved to East Berlin to play as ZSK Vorwärts Berlin, later known as ASK Vorwärts Berlin and after that FC Vorwärts Berlin. In 1971, the club was picked up and moved again, this time from the capital to Frankfurt (Oder), Brandenburg. The team was known as FC Vorwärts Frankfurt.
  • 3 Also known as BSG Motor Jena and SC Motor Jena.
  • 4 Also known as SG Aue, BSG Pneumatik Aue, Zentra Wismut Aue, BSG Wismut Aue and SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt. In 1954, the football department of BSG Wismut Aue was delegated to sports club SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt in Chemnitz. In 1963, SC Wismut Karl-Marx Stadt merged with SC Motor Karl-Marx-Stadt to form SC Karl-Marx-Stadt, and the football department of SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt was moved back to Aue and re-attached to BSG Wismut Aue. After German reunification in 1990, the club was renamed FC Wismut Aue before taking on its current form, FC Erzgebirge Aue in 1993.
  • 5 Also known as BSG KWU Erfurt, Fortuna Erfurt, Turbine Erfurt. In 1966, SC Turbine Erfurt and BSG Optima Erfurt were merged under the name FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt.
  • 6 Also known as SC Lokomotive Leipzig (not to be confused with 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig) and FC Sachsen Leipzig.
  • 7 Also known as SG Planitz, ZSG Horch Zwickau and BSG Motor Zwickau.
  • 8 Also known as ZSG Union Halle.
  • 9 Also known as SC Empor Rostock.
  • 10 Also known as SC Rotation Leipzig and SC Leipzig (not to be confused with SC Lokomotive Leipzig).
  • 11 Also known as SG Freiimfelde Halle.
  • 12 Also known as Sportgemeinde Grube Marga , BSG Franz Mehring Grube, BSG Aktivist Ost Brieske and SC Aktivist Brieske-Senftenberg.
  • 13 Also known as BSG Waggonbau Dessau and BSG Waggonfabrik Dessau.

Performance by cityEdit

City Winners Club(s)
Berlin
16
BFC Dynamo (10), FC Vorwärts Berlin (6)
Dresden
8
SG Dynamo Dresden (8)
Chemnitz
4
SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt (3), FC Karl-Marx-Stadt (1)
Jena
3
FC Carl Zeiss Jena (3)
Magdeburg
3
1. FC Magdeburg (3)
Erfurt
2
FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt (2)
Leipzig
2
BSG Chemie Leipzig (2)
Zwickau
2
BSG Sachsenring Zwickau (2)
Halle
2
BSG Turbine Halle (2)
Rostock
1
F.C. Hansa Rostock (1)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DDR-Fußball-Spezial" (in German). ddr-fußball.info. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
  2. ^ "East Germany 1955". rsssf.com. October 16, 2005. Retrieved 2008-11-06.
  3. ^ "East Germany 1961/62". rsssf.com. 2005-10-16. Retrieved 2008-12-01.
  4. ^ "East Germany - List of Champions". rsssf.com. October 16, 2005. Retrieved 2008-11-06.