1975–76 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
Season 1975–76
Champions Dynamo Dresden
Relegated BSG Chemie Leipzig
BSG Energie Cottbus
European Cup Dynamo Dresden
European Cup Winners' Cup 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
UEFA Cup Berliner FC Dynamo
1. FC Magdeburg
Matches played 182
Goals scored 575 (3.16 per match)
Top goalscorer Hans-Jürgen Kreische (24)[1]
Total attendance 2,283,200[2]
Average attendance 12,545[2]

The 1975–76 DDR-Oberliga was the 27th season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany.

The league was contested by fourteen teams. Dynamo Dresden won the championship, the club's fourth of eight East German championships. The 1975–76 championship marked the beginning of a new era in the Oberliga with fifteen consecutive league titles between 1975 and 1990 going to the Dynamo clubs, Dynamo Dresden and Berliner FC Dynamo.[3][4]

Hans-Jürgen Kreische of Dynamo Dresden was the league's top scorer with 24 goals, the record fourth time for Kreische to finish as league top scorer,[5] while Jürgen Croy of BSG Sachsenring Zwickau won the seasons East German Footballer of the year award.[6]

On the strength of the 1975–76 title Dresden qualified for the 1976–77 European Cup where the club was knocked out by FC Zürich in the quarter finals. Fourth-placed club 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig qualified for the 1976–77 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winners and was knocked out by Heart of Midlothian in the first round. Second-placed Berliner FC Dynamo qualified for the 1976–77 UEFA Cup where it was knocked out in the first round by Shakhtar Donetsk while third-placed 1. FC Magdeburg lost to Juventus in the quarter finals.[7]

Table[edit]

The 1975–76 season saw two newly promoted clubs BSG Chemie Leipzig and BSG Energie Cottbus.[8][9]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dynamo Dresden 26 19 5 2 70 23 +47 43
2 Berliner FC Dynamo 26 17 3 6 67 24 +43 37
3 1. FC Magdeburg 26 15 6 5 59 33 +26 36
4 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 26 13 5 8 40 34 +6 31
5 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 26 11 7 8 50 43 +7 29
6 BSG Wismut Aue 26 9 9 8 30 35 -5 27
7 FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt 26 8 10 8 44 36 +8 26
8 Hallescher FC Chemie 26 9 7 10 37 35 +2 25
9 BSG Sachsenring Zwickau 26 7 8 11 29 43 -14 22
10 Stahl Riesa 26 7 7 12 35 46 -11 21
11 FC Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 7 7 12 25 41 -16 21
12 FC Vorwärts Frankfurt 26 8 4 14 41 57 -16 20
13 BSG Chemie Leipzig 26 4 6 16 25 62 -37 14
14 BSG Energie Cottbus 26 3 6 17 23 63 -40 12

Key[edit]

League champion &
Qualified for the European Cup
FDGB-Pokal winner
& Qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup
Qualified for the UEFA 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 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 1976-77". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "DDR-Oberliga 1975–76". 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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