1978–79 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
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The championship-winning team of BFC Dynamo
Season 1978–79
Champions Berliner FC Dynamo
Relegated BSG Chemie Böhlen
F.C. Hansa Rostock
European Cup Berliner FC Dynamo
European Cup Winners' Cup 1. FC Magdeburg
UEFA Cup Dynamo Dresden
FC Carl Zeiss Jena
Matches played 182
Top goalscorer Joachim Streich (23)[1]
Total attendance 2,044,500[2]
Average attendance 11,234[2]

The 1978–79 DDR-Oberliga was the 30th season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany.

The league was contested by fourteen teams. Berliner FC Dynamo won the championship, the club's first of ten consecutive East German championships from 1978 to 1988.[3][4]

Joachim Streich of 1. FC Magdeburg was the league's top scorer with 23 goals,[5] with Streich also taking out the seasons East German Footballer of the year award.[6]

On the strength of the 1978–79 title BFC Dynamo qualified for the 1979–80 European Cup where the club was knocked out by Nottingham Forest in the quarter finals. Fourth-placed club 1. FC Magdeburg qualified for the 1979–80 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winners and was knocked out by Arsenal in the second round. Second-placed Dynamo Dresden qualified for the 1979–80 UEFA Cup where it was knocked out in the second round by VfB Stuttgart while third-placed FC Carl Zeiss Jena lost to Red Star Belgrade, also in the second round.[7]

Table[edit]

The 1978–79 season saw two newly promoted clubs Stahl Riesa and F.C. Hansa Rostock.[8][9]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Berliner FC Dynamo 26 21 4 1 75 18 +57 46
2 Dynamo Dresden 26 15 9 2 59 19 +40 39
3 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 26 14 6 6 38 21 +17 34
4 1. FC Magdeburg 26 14 5 7 63 32 +31 33
5 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 26 11 7 8 41 40 +1 29
6 Hallescher FC Chemie 26 10 7 9 36 32 +4 27
7 FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt 26 9 6 11 37 46 -9 24
8 FC Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 9 4 13 32 38 -6 22
9 Stahl Riesa 26 8 5 13 33 47 -14 21
10 1. FC Union Berlin 26 7 7 12 22 39 -17 21
11 BSG Wismut Aue 26 8 3 15 34 49 -15 19
12 BSG Sachsenring Zwickau 26 7 4 15 23 63 -40 18
13 BSG Chemie Böhlen 26 5 6 15 33 66 -33 16
14 F.C. Hansa Rostock 26 5 5 16 30 46 -16 15

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 1979–80". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "DDR-Oberliga 1978–79". 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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