1983–84 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
Season 1983–84
Champions Berliner FC Dynamo
Relegated 1. FC Union Berlin
Hallescher FC Chemie
European Cup Berliner FC Dynamo
European Cup Winners' Cup Dynamo Dresden
UEFA Cup FC Vorwärts Frankfurt
1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
Matches played 182
Goals scored 604 (3.32 per match)
Top goalscorer Rainer Ernst (20)[1]
Total attendance 2,221,100[2]
Average attendance 12,071[2]

The 1983–84 DDR-Oberliga was the 35th 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 sixth of ten consecutive East German championships from 1978 to 1988, thereby equalling the record held by Dynamo Dresden and FC Vorwärts Berlin.[3][4]

Rainer Ernst of Berliner FC Dynamo was the league's top scorer with 20 goals,[5] while Hans-Jürgen Dörner of Dynamo Dresden took out the seasons East German Footballer of the year award.[6]

On the strength of the 1983–84 title BFC Dynamo qualified for the 1984–85 European Cup where the club was knocked out by FK Austria Wien in the second round. Second-placed club Dynamo Dresden qualified for the 1984–85 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winners and lost to SK Rapid Wien in the quarter finals. Third-placed 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig qualified for the 1984–85 UEFA Cup where it was knocked out by FC Spartak Moscow in the second round while fourth-placed FC Vorwärts Frankfurt lost to PSV Eindhoven in the first round.[7]

Table[edit]

The 1983–84 season saw two newly promoted clubs, Stahl Riesa and BSG Chemie Leipzig.[8][9]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Berliner FC Dynamo 26 17 5 4 66 36 +30 39
2 Dynamo Dresden 26 14 9 3 61 28 +33 37
3 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 26 16 5 5 56 28 +28 37
4 FC Vorwärts Frankfurt 26 13 7 6 56 36 +20 33
5 1. FC Magdeburg 26 12 8 6 56 33 +23 32
6 FC Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 10 10 6 37 34 +3 30
7 FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt 26 10 8 8 36 39 -3 28
8 BSG Wismut Aue 26 9 7 10 28 34 -6 25
9 F.C. Hansa Rostock 26 8 8 10 32 41 -9 24
10 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 26 7 6 13 50 63 -13 20
11 Stahl Riesa 26 7 6 13 41 55 -14 20
12 BSG Chemie Leipzig 26 4 6 16 21 49 -28 14
13 1. FC Union Berlin 26 4 6 16 27 55 -28 14
14 Hallescher FC Chemie 26 1 9 16 32 68 -36 11
  • Relegation playoff: 1.FC Union Berlin - BSG Chemie Leipzig 1–1 & 1–2

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 1984–85". rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 27 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "DDR-Oberliga 1983–84". 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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