1966–67 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
Season 1966–67
Champions FC Karl-Marx-Stadt
Relegated Berliner FC Dynamo
BSG Wismut Gera
European Cup FC Karl-Marx-Stadt
European Cup Winners' Cup BSG Motor Zwickau
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
Dynamo Dresden
Matches played 182
Goals scored 500 (2.75 per match)
Top goalscorer Hartmut Rentzsch (17)[1]
Total attendance 1,832,000[2]
Average attendance 10,066[2]

The 1966–67 DDR-Oberliga was the 18th season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany.

The league was contested by fourteen teams. FC Karl-Marx-Stadt won the championship, the club's sole national East German championship, being a separate club from SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt, a club that won three championships in the 1950s.[3][4]

Hartmut Rentzsch of BSG Motor Zwickau was the league's top scorer with 17 goals,[5] while Dieter Erler of FC Karl-Marx-Stadt won the seasons East German Footballer of the year award.[6]

On the strength of the 1966–67 title Karl-Marx-Stadt qualified for the 1967–68 European Cup where the club was knocked out by R.S.C. Anderlecht in the first round. Third-placed club BSG Motor Zwickau qualified for the 1967–68 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winner and was knocked out by FC Torpedo Moscow in the first round. Second-placed 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig qualified for the 1967–68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup where it was knocked out in the second round by FK Vojvodina while fourth-placed Dynamo Dresden was knocked out by Rangers F.C. in the first round.[7]

Table[edit]

The 1966–67 season saw two newly promoted clubs, 1. FC Union Berlin and BSG Wismut Gera.[8][9]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 FC Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 14 9 3 39 23 +16 37
2 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 26 14 2 10 39 32 +7 30
3 BSG Motor Zwickau 26 9 9 8 41 26 +15 27
4 Dynamo Dresden 26 11 5 10 35 31 +4 27
5 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 26 11 5 10 31 29 +2 27
6 1. FC Union Berlin 26 9 9 8 33 35 -2 27
7 BSG Lokomotive Stendal 26 11 5 10 39 44 -5 27
8 FC Vorwärts Berlin 26 10 6 10 43 34 +9 26
9 BSG Wismut Aue 26 11 4 11 45 43 +2 26
10 F.C. Hansa Rostock 26 9 8 9 27 27 0 26
11 Hallescher FC Chemie 26 11 4 11 38 41 -3 26
12 BSG Chemie Leipzig 26 9 7 10 35 38 -3 25
13 Berliner FC Dynamo 26 6 9 11 28 40 -12 21
14 BSG Wismut Gera 26 4 4 18 27 57 -30 10

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 24 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "DDR-Meister" [East German champions]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "DDDR » Oberliga » Torschützenkönige" [DDR-Oberliga top scorers]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  6. ^ fuwo, page: 92
  7. ^ "European Competitions 1967-68". rsssf.com. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "DDR » Oberliga 1966–67" [DDR-Oberliga 1966–67]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 24 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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