1979–80 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
Season 1979–80
Champions Berliner FC Dynamo
Relegated 1. FC Union Berlin
BSG Chemie Leipzig
European Cup Berliner FC Dynamo
European Cup Winners' Cup FC Carl Zeiss Jena
UEFA Cup Dynamo Dresden
1. FC Magdeburg
FC Vorwärts Frankfurt
Matches played 182
Goals scored 525 (2.88 per match)
Top goalscorer Dieter Kühn (21)[1]
Total attendance 2,210,700[2]
Average attendance 12,207[2]

The 1979–80 DDR-Oberliga was the 31st 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 second of ten consecutive East German championships from 1978 to 1988.[3][4]

Dieter Kühn of 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig was the league's top scorer with 21 goals,[5] while Hans-Ulrich Grapenthin of FC Carl Zeiss Jena took out the seasons East German Footballer of the year award.[6]

On the strength of the 1979–80 title BFC Dynamo qualified for the 1980–81 European Cup where the club was knocked out by Baník Ostrava in the second round. Third-placed club FC Carl Zeiss Jena qualified for the 1980–81 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winners and lost to Dinamo Tbilisi in the final, becoming only the second East German team to reach a final in a European Cup competition. Second-placed Dynamo Dresden qualified for the 1980–81 UEFA Cup where it was knocked out in the third round by Standard Liège while fourth-placed 1. FC Magdeburg lost to Torino F.C. and fifth-placed FC Vorwärts Frankfurt was eliminated by VfB Stuttgart, both in the second round.[7]

Table[edit]

The 1979–80 season saw two newly promoted clubs FC Vorwärts Frankfurt and BSG Chemie Leipzig.[8][9]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Berliner FC Dynamo 26 20 3 3 72 16 +56 43
2 Dynamo Dresden 26 20 2 4 65 22 +43 42
3 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 26 13 6 7 41 24 +17 32
4 1. FC Magdeburg 26 12 6 8 45 37 +8 30
5 FC Vorwärts Frankfurt 26 11 8 7 41 40 +1 30
6 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 26 11 7 8 50 34 +16 29
7 Hallescher FC Chemie 26 12 4 10 38 37 +1 28
8 BSG Sachsenring Zwickau 26 9 4 13 27 42 -15 22
9 BSG Wismut Aue 26 8 4 14 26 42 -16 20
10 Stahl Riesa 26 5 10 11 22 53 -31 20
11 FC Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 6 7 13 26 38 -12 19
12 FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt 26 6 6 14 33 38 -5 18
13 1. FC Union Berlin 26 6 4 16 18 44 -26 16
14 BSG Chemie Leipzig 26 4 7 15 21 58 -37 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 1980–81". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "DDR-Oberliga 1979–80". 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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