1963–64 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
Season 1963–64
Champions BSG Chemie Leipzig
Relegated SC Chemie Halle
SC Turbine Erfurt
European Cup BSG Chemie Leipzig
European Cup Winners' Cup SC Aufbau Magdeburg
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup SC Leipzig
Matches played 182
Goals scored 459 (2.52 per match)
Top goalscorer Gerd Backhaus (15)[1]
Total attendance 1,910,000[2]
Average attendance 10,495[2]

The 1963–64 DDR-Oberliga was the 15th season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany.

The league was contested by fourteen teams. BSG Chemie Leipzig won the championship, the club's sole national East German championship.[3][4] Football in Leipzig had been reorganised after the 1962–63 season with the two Oberliga clubs from the city, SC Lokomotive Leipzig and SC Rotation Leipzig, seeing their playing squads merged and then divided up again. The nominally best players were allocated to the new SC Leipzig club, later to become 1. FC Lok Leipzig. The nominally weaker players were allocated to BSG Chemie Leipzig which had its Oberliga place returned it had lost to SC Lokomotive in 1954. The fact that the nominally weaker Chemie squad won the league while SC Leipzig only came third is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in the history of East German football.[5]

Football in Chemnitz, then named Karl-Marx-Stadt, was reorganised, too with the football department of SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt returning to Aue where it had played despite its name and joining BSG Wismut Aue again. SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt then merged with SC Motor Karl-Marz-Stadt to form SC Karl-Marx-Stadt, now Chemnitzer FC.[6]

Gerd Backhaus of BSG Lokomotive Stendal was the league's top scorer with 15 goals.[7] For the second time the title East German Footballer of the year was awarded, going to Klaus Urbanczyk of SC Chemie Halle.[8]

On the strength of the 1963–64 title Chemie Leipzig qualified for the 1964–65 European Cup where the club was knocked out by Vasas ETO Győr in the preliminary round. Eleventh-placed club SC Aufbau Magdeburg qualified for the 1964–65 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winner and was knocked out by Galatasaray S.K. in the first round. Third-placed SC Leipzig qualified for the 1964–65 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup where it was knocked out in the first round by Wiener Sportclub.[9]

Table[edit]

The 1963–64 season saw two newly promoted clubs, BSG Motor Steinach and BSG Lokomotive Stendal.[10][11]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 BSG Chemie Leipzig 26 13 9 4 38 21 +17 35
2 SC Empor Rostock 26 13 7 6 40 23 +17 33
3 SC Leipzig 26 12 8 6 34 27 +7 32
4 SC Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 10 9 7 31 29 +2 29
5 ASK Vorwärts Berlin 26 10 6 10 45 36 +9 26
6 SC Motor Jena 26 10 6 10 43 35 +8 26
7 BSG Motor Steinach 26 8 9 9 30 36 -6 25
8 SC Dynamo Berlin 26 9 6 11 35 34 +1 24
9 BSG Lokomotive Stendal 26 9 5 12 31 34 -3 23
10 BSG Wismut Aue 26 7 9 10 23 32 -9 23
11 SC Aufbau Magdeburg 26 7 9 10 25 38 -13 23
12 BSG Motor Zwickau 26 7 8 11 37 41 -4 22
13 SC Chemie Halle 26 8 6 12 24 35 -11 22
14 SC Turbine Erfurt 26 4 13 9 23 38 -15 21

Key[edit]

League champion &
Qualified for the European Cup
FDGB-Pokal winner
& Qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup
Qualified for the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Relegated to DDR-Liga

References[edit]

  1. ^ fuwo, page: 93
  2. ^ a b fuwo, page: 23
  3. ^ "East Germany - List of Champions". rsssf.com. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "DDR-Meister" [East German champions]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  5. ^ fuwo, page: 24
  6. ^ fuwo, page: 22 & 27
  7. ^ "DDDR » Oberliga » Torschützenkönige" [DDR-Oberliga top scorers]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  8. ^ fuwo, page: 92
  9. ^ "European Competitions 1964-65". rsssf.com. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "DDR » Oberliga 1963–64" [DDR-Oberliga 1963–64]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 21 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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