1971–72 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
Season 1971–72
Champions 1. FC Magdeburg
Relegated BSG Stahl Riesa
ASG Vorwärts Stralsund
European Cup 1. FC Magdeburg
European Cup Winners' Cup FC Carl Zeiss Jena
UEFA Cup Berliner FC Dynamo
Dynamo Dresden
Matches played 182
Goals scored 482 (2.65 per match)
Top goalscorer Hans-Jürgen Kreische (14)[1]
Total attendance 2,071,700[2]
Average attendance 11,383[2]

The 1971–72 DDR-Oberliga was the 23rd season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany.

The league was contested by fourteen teams. 1. FC Magdeburg won the championship, the club's first of three East German championships.[3][4]

Hans-Jürgen Kreische of Dynamo Dresden was the league's top scorer with 14 goals, the second of a record four top scorer finishes for Kreische,[5] while Jürgen Croy of BSG Sachsenring Zwickau won the seasons East German Footballer of the year award.[6]

On the strength of the 1971–72 title Magdeburg qualified for the 1972–73 European Cup where the club was knocked out by Juventus in the second round. Fourth-placed club FC Carl Zeiss Jena qualified for the 1972–73 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winners and was knocked out by Leeds United in the second round. Second-placed Berliner FC Dynamo qualified for the 1972–73 UEFA Cup where it was knocked out in the third round by Liverpool F.C. while third-placed Dynamo Dresden lost to the same club in the quarter finals.[7]

Before the start of the season National People's Army club FC Vorwärts Berlin, based in East Berlin, was moved to Frankfurt/Oder to become FC Vorwärts Frankfurt/Oder for political reasons. Vorwärts had been quite a popular club with East Berlin football supporters but was seen as an obstacle to the ambitions of Berliner FC Dynamo, a club connected to and supported by the Ministry for State Security and its head Erich Mielke, forcing it to move.[8]

Table[edit]

The 1971–72 season saw two newly promoted clubs FC Karl-Marx-Stadt and ASG Vorwärts Stralsund.[9][10]

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 1. FC Magdeburg (C) 26 17 04 05 48 23 +25 38-14
2 Berliner FC Dynamo 26 13 09 04 45 20 +25 35-17
3 Dynamo Dresden 26 12 09 05 59 30 +29 33-19
4 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 26 12 07 07 42 34 +8 31-21
5 FC Vorwärts Frankfurt 26 09 09 08 33 36 -3 27-25
6 Hallescher FC Chemie 26 10 07 09 40 44 -4 27-25
7 BSG Sachsenring Zwickau 26 07 11 08 26 25 +1 25-27
8 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 26 09 07 10 30 31 -1 25-27
9 Hansa Rostock 26 08 08 10 27 24 +3 24-28
10 BSG Wismut Aue 26 07 09 10 34 46 -12 23-29
11 1. FC Union Berlin 26 05 11 10 21 32 -11 21-31
12 FC Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 07 05 14 34 48 -14 19-33
13 BSG Stahl Riesa 26 05 08 13 23 41 -18 18-34
14 ASG Vorwärts Stralsund 26 06 06 14 20 48 -28 18-34
(C) 1971/72 DDR-Oberliga champions
Qualified for the European Cup
Qualified for the UEFA Cup
Qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Relegated to DDR-Liga

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

References[edit]

  1. ^ fuwo, page: 93
  2. ^ a b fuwo, page: 23
  3. ^ "East Germany - List of Champions". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "DDR-Meister" [East German champions]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "DDDR » Oberliga » Torschützenkönige" [DDR-Oberliga top scorers]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  6. ^ fuwo, page: 92
  7. ^ "European Competitions 1972-73". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  8. ^ fuwo, page: 34 & 35
  9. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "DDR » Oberliga 1971–72" [DDR-Oberliga 1971–72]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 26 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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