1977–78 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
Season 1977–78
Champions Dynamo Dresden
Relegated FC Vorwärts Frankfurt
BSG Wismut Gera
European Cup Dynamo Dresden
European Cup Winners' Cup 1. FC Magdeburg
UEFA Cup Berliner FC Dynamo
1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
FC Carl Zeiss Jena
Matches played 182
Goals scored 528 (2.9 per match)
Top goalscorer Klaus Havenstein (15)[1]
Total attendance 2,132,300[2]
Average attendance 11,716[2]

The 1977–78 DDR-Oberliga was the 29th 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 sixth of eight East German championships, thereby equalling FC Vorwärts Berlin's record.[3][4]

Klaus Havenstein of BSG Chemie Böhlen was the league's top scorer with 15 goals,[5] while Jürgen Croy of BSG Sachsenring Zwickau won the seasons East German Footballer of the year award for a record third time.[6]

On the strength of the 1977–78 title Dresden qualified for the 1978–79 European Cup where the club was knocked out by FK Austria Wien in the quarter finals. Second-placed club 1. FC Magdeburg qualified for the 1978–79 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winners and was knocked out by Baník Ostrava in the quarter finals. For the first time three East German clubs qualified for the 1978–79 UEFA Cup with third-placed Berliner FC Dynamo being knocked out in the first round by Red Star Belgrade while fourth-placed 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig lost to Arsenal, also in the first round and fifth-placed FC Carl Zeiss Jena was defeated by MSV Duisburg in the second round.[7]

Table[edit]

The 1977–78 season saw two newly promoted clubs BSG Chemie Böhlen and BSG Wismut Gera.[8][9]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dynamo Dresden 26 18 5 3 70 25 +45 41
2 1. FC Magdeburg 26 16 6 4 52 17 +35 38
3 Berliner FC Dynamo 26 14 7 5 54 25 +29 35
4 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 26 13 6 7 57 34 +23 32
5 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 26 13 5 8 53 32 +21 31
6 Hallescher FC Chemie 26 11 8 7 44 34 +10 30
7 FC Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 6 12 8 34 37 -3 24
8 1. FC Union Berlin 26 9 6 11 27 36 -9 24
9 FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt 26 7 9 10 23 35 -12 23
10 BSG Sachsenring Zwickau 26 8 7 11 22 45 -23 23
11 BSG Wismut Aue 26 8 6 12 22 47 -25 22
12 BSG Chemie Böhlen 26 6 8 12 34 51 -17 20
13 FC Vorwärts Frankfurt 26 3 9 14 19 35 -16 15
14 BSG Wismut Gera 26 1 4 21 17 75 -58 6

Key[edit]

League champion &
Qualified for the European Cup
FDGB-Pokal winners
& 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 1978-79". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "DDR-Oberliga 1977–78". 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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