1967–68 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
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1967–68 East German champions FC Carl Zeiss Jena
Season 1967–68
Champions FC Carl Zeiss Jena
Relegated Dynamo Dresden
BSG Lokomotive Stendal
European Cup FC Carl Zeiss Jena
European Cup Winners' Cup 1. FC Union Berlin
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
F.C. Hansa Rostock
Matches played 182
Goals scored 474 (2.6 per match)
Top goalscorer Gerd Kostmann (15)[1]
Total attendance 2,213,000[2]
Average attendance 12,159[2]

The 1967–68 DDR-Oberliga was the 19th season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany.

The league was contested by fourteen teams. FC Carl Zeiss Jena won the championship, the club's second of three East German championships, having previously won the 1962–63 edition under the name of SC Motor Jena.[3][4]

Gerd Kostmann of F.C. Hansa Rostock was the league's top scorer with 15 goals,[5] while Bernd Bransch of Hallescher FC Chemie won the seasons East German Footballer of the year award.[6]

On the strength of the 1967–68 title Jena qualified for the 1968–69 European Cup where the club was drawn against Red Star Belgrade in the first round but withdrew after a redraw following the events of the Prague Spring. UEFA had drawn all Eastern European teams against each other to avoid a possible boycott by Western European clubs which, in turn, resulted in a boycott by the clubs from the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany, Hungary and Bulgaria. Eighth-placed club 1. FC Union Berlin qualified for the 1968–69 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winner but withdrew for the same reasons. Fifth-placed 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig qualified for the 1968–69 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, a non-UEFA competition, where it was knocked out in the second round by Hibernian F.C. while second-placed F.C. Hansa Rostock was knocked out by Fiorentina, also in the second round.[7]

Towards the end of the season BSG Motor Zwickau was renamed to BSG Sachsenring Zwickau, Sachsenring being both a race track and a car manufacturer in East Germany.[8]

Table[edit]

The 1967–68 season saw two newly promoted clubs 1. FC Magdeburg and FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt.[8][9]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 26 17 5 4 51 19 +32 39
2 F.C. Hansa Rostock 26 15 4 7 37 27 +10 34
3 1. FC Magdeburg 26 13 7 6 43 38 +5 33
4 FC Vorwärts Berlin 26 9 10 7 34 29 +5 26
5 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 26 9 7 10 39 35 +4 25
6 FC Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 8 9 9 33 30 +3 25
7 BSG Sachsenring Zwickau 26 11 3 12 36 34 +2 25
8 1. FC Union Berlin 26 9 7 10 26 35 -9 25
9 FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt 26 8 7 11 34 39 -5 23
10 Hallescher FC Chemie 26 8 7 11 32 41 -9 23
11 BSG Wismut Aue 26 9 4 13 32 40 -8 22
12 BSG Chemie Leipzig 26 7 7 12 26 32 -6 21
13 Dynamo Dresden 26 5 11 10 25 33 -8 21
14 BSG Lokomotive Stendal 26 7 6 13 26 42 -16 20

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 1968-69". rsssf.com. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "DDR » Oberliga 1967–68" [DDR-Oberliga 1967–68]. 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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