1988–89 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
Season 1988–89
Champions Dynamo Dresden
Relegated BSG Sachsenring Zwickau
1. FC Union Berlin
European Cup Dynamo Dresden
European Cup Winners' Cup Berliner FC Dynamo
UEFA Cup FC Karl-Marx-Stadt
F.C. Hansa Rostock
Matches played 182
Goals scored 503 (2.76 per match)
Top goalscorer Torsten Gütschow (17)[1]
Total attendance 1,857,830[2]
Average attendance 10,208[2]

The 1988–89 DDR-Oberliga was the 40th 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 seventh out of eight East German championships.[3][4]

Torsten Gütschow of Dynamo Dresden was the league's top scorer with 17 goals,[5] while Andreas Trautmann of Dynamo Dresden took out the seasons East German Footballer of the year award.[6]

On the strength of the 1988–89 title Dynamo Dresden qualified for the 1989–90 European Cup where the club was knocked out by AEK Athens in the first round. Second-placed club Berliner FC Dynamo qualified for the 1989–90 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winners and was knocked out by AS Monaco in the second round. Third-placed FC Karl-Marx-Stadt qualified for the 1989–90 UEFA Cup where it was knocked out by Juventus in the third round while fourth-placed F.C. Hansa Rostock lost to FC Baník Ostrava in the first round.[7]

Table[edit]

The 1988–89 season saw two newly promoted clubs, BSG Energie Cottbus and BSG Sachsenring Zwickau.[8][9]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dynamo Dresden 26 16 8 2 61 26 +35 40
2 Berliner FC Dynamo 26 12 8 6 51 32 +19 32
3 FC Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 12 6 8 38 36 +2 30
4 F.C. Hansa Rostock 26 12 5 9 34 31 +3 29
5 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 26 11 6 9 39 26 +13 28
6 1. FC Magdeburg 26 11 6 9 35 30 +5 28
7 BSG Wismut Aue 26 10 8 8 35 35 0 28
8 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 26 11 5 10 35 24 +11 27
9 Hallescher FC Chemie 26 8 9 9 36 38 -2 25
10 BSG Energie Cottbus 26 9 5 12 29 41 -12 23
11 Stahl Brandenburg 26 9 4 13 36 43 -7 22
12 FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt 26 9 3 14 27 39 -12 21
13 BSG Sachsenring Zwickau 26 6 4 16 25 49 -24 16
14 1. FC Union Berlin 26 5 5 16 22 53 -31 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 1989–90". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "DDR-Oberliga 1988–89". 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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