List of East German football champions
The East German football champions were the annual winners of the DDR-Oberliga.
|East German Football Championship|
|F.C. Hansa Rostock (1st title)|
|Most successful club|
|BFC Dynamo (10 titles)|
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. 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.
The performance of various clubs is shown in the following table:
Performance by clubEdit
Clubs are named by the last name they used before the German reunification.
|Berliner FC Dynamo1|
|SG Dynamo Dresden|
|FC Vorwärts Frankfurt 2|
|FC Carl Zeiss Jena 3|
|1. FC Magdeburg|
|BSG Wismut Aue 4|
|FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt 5|
|BSG Chemie Leipzig 6|
|BSG Sachsenring Zwickau 7|
|BSG Turbine Halle 8|
|F.C. Hansa Rostock 9|
|1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 10|
|Hallescher FC Chemie 11|
|BSG Aktivist Senftenberg12|
|SG Dresden Friedrichstadt|
|BSG Motor Dessau13|
- 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
|Berlin||BFC Dynamo (10), FC Vorwärts Berlin (6)|
|Dresden||SG Dynamo Dresden (8)|
|Chemnitz||SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt (3), FC Karl-Marx-Stadt (1)|
|Jena||FC Carl Zeiss Jena (3)|
|Magdeburg||1. FC Magdeburg (3)|
|Erfurt||FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt (2)|
|Leipzig||BSG Chemie Leipzig (2)|
|Zwickau||BSG Sachsenring Zwickau (2)|
|Halle||BSG Turbine Halle (2)|
|Rostock||F.C. Hansa Rostock (1)|
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