1949–50 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
Season 1949–50
Champions ZSG Horch Zwickau
Relegated ZSG Anker Wismar
BSG Vorwärts Schwerin
Matches played 182
Goals scored 668 (3.67 per match)
Top goalscorer Heinz Satrapa (23)[1]
Total attendance 1,837,500[2]
Average attendance 10,096[2]
1949 (Soviet occupation zone championship)

The 1949–50 DDR-Oberliga, playing as the DS-Liga in its first season as the DDR, the German Democratic Republic was only formed after the start of the season, was the inaugural season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany.

The league was contested by 14 teams and ZSG Horch Zwickau won the championship. It was the second and last East German championship for Zwickau, having previously won the 1948 edition under the name of SG Planitz.[3][4]

Heinz Satrapa of ZSG Horch Zwickau was the league's top scorer with 23 goals.[5]

Table[edit]

The 1949–50 season was the inaugural season of the league.[6][7]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 ZSG Horch Zwickau (C) 26 20 1 5 69 27 +42 41 Champions
2 SG Friedrichstadt[a] 26 18 3 5 87 29 +58 39 Club dissolved
3 BSG Waggonbau Dessau 26 17 3 6 67 36 +31 37
4 BSG KWU Erfurt 26 15 5 6 58 30 +28 35
5 ZSG Union Halle 26 13 5 8 56 38 +18 31
6 BSG Franz Mehring Marga 26 13 5 8 49 48 +1 31
7 BSG Märkische Volksstimme Babelsberg 26 10 4 12 42 66 −24 24
8 ZSG Industrie Leipzig 26 8 6 12 38 45 −7 22
9 Einheit Meerane 26 9 3 14 38 56 −18 21
10 BSG Hans Wendler Stendal 26 7 5 14 31 45 −14 19
11 SG Gera Süd 26 6 7 13 34 54 −20 19
12 ZSG Altenburg[b] 26 6 5 15 34 50 −16 17
13 ZSG Anker Wismar (R) 26 6 5 15 35 60 −25 17 Relegation to the DDR-Liga
14 BSG Vorwärts Schwerin (R) 26 4 3 19 30 84 −54 11
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ SG Friedrichstadt was disbanded at the end of season and scheduled to be replaced by BSG VVB Tabak Dresden but the latter was unable to compete in the league in 1950–51 because it lost a large amount of players to clubs from West Germany. The team was than replaced by SG Volkspolizei Dresden
  2. ^ ZSG Altenburg defeated ZSG Anker Wismar 3–2 in the relegation play-off

Name changes[edit]

East German clubs were subject to frequent name changes in this era. The following 1949–50 DDR-Oberliga clubs changed their name during the off-season and in the season.[6]

1948–49 name 1949–50 name 1950–51 name
SG Planitz ZSG Horch Zwickau BSG Motor Zwickau
Waggonbau Dessau Motor Dessau
Eintracht Erfurt KWU Erfurt Turbine Erfurt
Union Halle Turbine Halle
Franz Mehring Marga Aktivist Brieske-Ost
SG Babelsberg Märkische Volksstimme Babelsberg Rotation Babelsberg
Industrie Leipzig Chemie Leipzig
SG Meerane Einheit Meerane Fortschrit Meerane
Hans Wendler Stendal Lokomotive Stendal
SG Gera Motor Gera
SG Altenburg-Nord ZSG Altenburg Stahl Altenburg
Wismar-Süd Anker Wismar
SG Schwerin Vorwärts Schwerin

References[edit]

  1. ^ fuwo, page: 93
  2. ^ a b fuwo, page: 23
  3. ^ "East Germany - List of Champions". rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "DDR-Meister" [East German champions]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "DDDR » Oberliga » Torschützenkönige" [DDR-Oberliga top scorers]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "DDR » Oberliga 1949/1950" [DDR-Oberliga 1949–50]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 19 January 2016. 

Sources[edit]

  • "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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