1980–81 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
Season 1980–81
Champions Berliner FC Dynamo
Relegated Stahl Riesa
BSG Chemie Böhlen
European Cup Berliner FC Dynamo
European Cup Winners' Cup 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
UEFA Cup FC Carl Zeiss Jena
1. FC Magdeburg
Dynamo Dresden
Matches played 182
Goals scored 621 (3.41 per match)
Top goalscorer Joachim Streich (20)[1]
Total attendance 2,265,400[2]
Average attendance 12,445[2]

The 1980–81 DDR-Oberliga was the 32nd 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 third 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 20 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 1980–81 title BFC Dynamo qualified for the 1981–82 European Cup where the club was knocked out by Aston Villa in the second round. Sixth-placed club 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig qualified for the 1981–82 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winners and lost to FC Barcelona in the quarter finals. Second-placed FC Carl Zeiss Jena qualified for the 1981–82 UEFA Cup where it was knocked out in the second round by Real Madrid while third-placed 1. FC Magdeburg lost to Borussia Mönchengladbach in the first round and fourth-placed Dynamo Dresden was eliminated by Feyenoord Rotterdam in the second round.[7]

Table[edit]

The 1980–81 season saw two newly promoted clubs F.C. Hansa Rostock and BSG Chemie Böhlen.[8][9]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Berliner FC Dynamo 26 17 5 4 74 31 +43 39
2 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 26 16 4 6 57 29 +28 36
3 1. FC Magdeburg 26 15 4 7 58 35 +23 34
4 Dynamo Dresden 26 16 2 8 49 37 +12 34
5 FC Vorwärts Frankfurt 26 13 5 8 58 40 +18 31
6 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 26 12 4 10 46 35 +11 28
7 FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt 26 10 7 9 37 49 -12 27
8 Hallescher FC Chemie 26 11 3 12 41 41 0 25
9 FC Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 6 9 11 37 54 -17 21
10 F.C. Hansa Rostock 26 6 8 12 35 47 -12 20
11 BSG Sachsenring Zwickau 26 7 4 15 32 51 -19 18
12 BSG Wismut Aue 26 7 4 15 34 60 -26 18
13 Stahl Riesa 26 6 5 15 38 64 -26 17
14 BSG Chemie Böhlen 26 5 6 15 25 48 -23 16

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 1981–82". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "DDR-Oberliga 1980–81". 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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