1956 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-42762-0005, Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt - Lok Leipzig 1-0.jpg
Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt is awarded the new East German championship trophy
Season 1956
Champions SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt
Relegated SC Dynamo Berlin
SC Empor Rostock
European Cup SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt
Matches played 182
Goals scored 565 (3.1 per match)
Top goalscorer Ernst Lindner (18)[1]
Total attendance 2,403,000[2]
Average attendance 13,203[2]
1955
1957

The 1956 DDR-Oberliga was the eighth season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany. Rather than in the traditional autumn-spring format the Oberliga played for six seasons from 1955 to 1960 in the calendar year format, modelled on the system used in the Soviet Union. From 1961–62 onwards the league returned to its traditional format.

The league was contested by fourteen teams. SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt, incidentally based at Aue and not Karl-Marx-Stadt, won the championship, the club's first official one, having previously won the transition competition in 1955.[3][4] On the strength of this title Wismut qualified for the 1957–58 European Cup where the club lost to Ajax Amsterdam in the first round.[5]

Ernst Lindner of BSG Lokomotive Stendal was the league's top scorer with 18 goals.[6]

Table[edit]

The 1956 season saw two newly promoted clubs compare to the last official season, 1954–55, Fortschritt Weißenfels and BSG Lokomotive Stendal, with both already having played in the transition round in 1955. The FDGB-Pokal was won by second division DDR-Liga club Chemie Halle.[7][8]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 15 8 3 53 21 +32 38
2 SC Aktivist Brieske-Senftenberg 26 14 8 4 34 15 +19 36
3 SC Lokomotive Leipzig 26 14 6 6 45 22 +23 34
4 BSG Lokomotive Stendal 26 12 4 10 55 54 +1 28
5 SC Einheit Dresden 26 10 6 10 50 46 +4 26
6 ASK Vorwärts Berlin 26 9 8 9 41 41 0 26
7 BSG Rotation Babelsberg 26 9 8 9 41 53 -12 26
8 SC Rotation Leipzig 26 9 6 11 35 41 -6 24
9 SC Motor Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 8 7 11 24 48 -24 23
10 Fortschritt Weißenfels 26 7 8 11 36 38 -2 22
11 BSG Motor Zwickau 26 10 2 14 47 52 -5 22
12 SC Turbine Erfurt 26 5 11 10 36 38 -2 21
13 SC Dynamo Berlin 26 7 6 13 37 47 -10 20
14 SC Empor Rostock 26 6 6 14 31 49 -18 18

Key[edit]

League champion &
Qualified for the European Cup
FDGB-Pokal winner Relegated

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. ^ "European Competitions 1957-58". rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "DDDR » Oberliga » Torschützenkönige" [DDR-Oberliga top scorers]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "DDR » Oberliga 1956" [DDR-Oberliga 1956]. 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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