1964–65 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
Season 1964–65
Champions ASK Vorwärts Berlin
Relegated SC Neubrandenburg
BSG Motor Steinach
European Cup ASK Vorwärts Berlin
European Cup Winners' Cup SC Aufbau Magdeburg
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup SC Leipzig
Matches played 182
Goals scored 529 (2.91 per match)
Top goalscorer Bernd Bauchspieß (14)[1]
Total attendance 1,767,500[2]
Average attendance 9,712[2]

The 1964–65 DDR-Oberliga was the 16th season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany.

The league was contested by fourteen teams. National People's Army club ASK Vorwärts Berlin won the championship, the club's fourth of six national East German championships all up.[3][4]

Bernd Bauchspieß of BSG Chemie Leipzig was the league's top scorer with 14 goals, becoming the first player to finish as top scorer on three occasions.[5] For the third time the title East German Footballer of the year was awarded, going to Horst Weigang of SC Leipzig.[6]

On the strength of the 1964–65 title Vorwärts qualified for the 1965–66 European Cup where the club was knocked out by Manchester United in the first round. Seventh-placed club SC Aufbau Magdeburg qualified for the 1965–66 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winner and was knocked out by West Ham United in the quarter finals. Fourth-placed SC Leipzig qualified for the 1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup where it was knocked out in the second round by Leeds United.[7]

Table[edit]

The 1964–65 season saw two newly promoted clubs, Dynamo Dresden and SC Neubrandenburg.[8][9]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 ASK Vorwärts Berlin 26 17 3 6 51 24 +27 37
2 SC Motor Jena 26 14 4 8 41 27 +14 32
3 BSG Chemie Leipzig 26 11 9 6 47 29 +18 31
4 SC Leipzig 26 12 6 8 53 34 +19 30
5 SC Empor Rostock 26 13 2 11 37 33 +4 28
6 BSG Lokomotive Stendal 26 9 8 9 47 42 +5 26
7 SC Aufbau Magdeburg 26 9 7 10 35 35 0 25
8 BSG Motor Zwickau 26 9 6 11 36 46 -10 24
9 BSG Wismut Aue 26 6 12 8 23 36 -13 24
10 Dynamo Dresden 26 9 5 12 34 38 -4 23
11 SC Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 8 7 11 36 41 -5 23
12 SC Dynamo Berlin 26 8 6 12 27 37 -10 22
13 SC Neubrandenburg 26 7 6 13 34 58 -24 20
14 BSG Motor Steinach 26 8 3 15 28 49 -21 19

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 22 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "DDR-Meister" [East German champions]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "DDDR » Oberliga » Torschützenkönige" [DDR-Oberliga top scorers]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  6. ^ fuwo, page: 92
  7. ^ "European Competitions 1965-66". rsssf.com. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "DDR » Oberliga 1964–65" [DDR-Oberliga 1964–65]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 22 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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