List of East German football champions

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East German Football Championship
Founded
1948
Folded
1991
Last Champions
Hansa Rostock (1st title)
Country
 East Germany
Most successful club
Berliner FC Dynamo (10 titles)

The East German football champions were the annual winners of the DDR-Oberliga.

History[edit]

The 1948 and 1949 East German Champions were determined in a single elimination tournament of three rounds. A nationwide football league, the DDR-Oberliga, was established for the 1949–50 season.[1] The Oberliga was dissolved after the 1990–91 season.

The 1954–55 season was a transitional season and neither was a championship awarded nor were clubs relegated. Due to the transition from a fall-spring to a spring-fall schedule starting with 1956, teams only met each other once from August to December 1955.[2]

In the 1961–62 season the DDR-Oberliga returned from a spring-fall to fall-spring schedule, the teams thus met each other three times. The third meeting was held on neutral ground.[3]

Champions[edit]

The performance of various clubs is shown in the following table:[4]

Season Champion Runner-up Third Place Top Scorer (Goals)
1948 SG Planitz (1) SG Freiimfelde Halle
1949 Union Halle (1) Fortuna Erfurt
1949–50 Horch Zwickau (2) Dresden Friedrichstadt Waggonbau Dessau East Germany Heinz Satrapa (23)
1950–51 Chemie Leipzig (1) Turbine Erfurt Motor Zwickau East Germany Johannes Schöne (37)
1951–52 Turbine Halle (2) Volkspolizei Dresden Chemie Leipzig East Germany Rudolf Krause (27)
1952–53 Dynamo Dresden (1) Wismut Aue Motor Zwickau East Germany Harry Arlt (26)
1953–54 Turbine Erfurt (1) Chemie Leipzig Dynamo Dresden East Germany Heinz Satrapa (21)
1954–55 Turbine Erfurt (2) Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt SC Rotation Leipzig East Germany Willy Tröger (22)
1955
Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt Empor Rostock Dynamo Berlin East Germany Klaus Seligow (12)
1956 Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt (1) Aktivist Brieske Senftenberg SC Lokomotive Leipzig East Germany Ernst Lindner (18)
1957 Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt (2) ASK Vorwärts Berlin SC Rotation Leipzig East Germany Heinz Kaulmann (15)
1958 ASK Vorwärts Berlin (1) Motor Jena Aktivist Brieske Senftenberg East Germany Helmut Müller (17)
1959 Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt (3) ASK Vorwärts Berlin Dynamo Berlin East Germany Bernd Bauchspieß (18)
1960 ASK Vorwärts Berlin (2) Dynamo Berlin SC Lokomotive Leipzig East Germany Bernd Bauchspieß (25)
1961–62 ASK Vorwärts Berlin (3) Empor Rostock Dynamo Berlin East Germany Arthur Bialas (23)
1962–63 Motor Jena (1) Empor Rostock ASK Vorwärts Berlin East Germany Peter Ducke (19)
1963–64 Chemie Leipzig (2) Empor Rostock SC Leipzig East Germany Gerd Backhaus (15)
1964–65 ASK Vorwärts Berlin (4) Motor Jena Chemie Leipzig East Germany Bernd Bauchspieß (14)
1965–66 FC Vorwärts Berlin (5) Carl Zeiss Jena FC Lokomotive Leipzig East Germany Henning Frenzel (22)
1966–67 FC Karl-Marx-Stadt (1) FC Lokomotive Leipzig Motor Zwickau East Germany Hartmund Rentzsch (17)
1967–68 Carl Zeiss Jena (2) Hansa Rostock FC Magdeburg East Germany Gerhard Kostmann (15)
1968–69 FC Vorwärts Berlin (6) Carl Zeiss Jena FC Magdeburg East Germany Gerhard Kostmann (18)
1969–70 Carl Zeiss Jena (3) FC Vorwärts Berlin Dynamo Dresden East Germany Otto Skrowny (12)
1970–71 Dynamo Dresden (2) Carl Zeiss Jena Hallescher FC Chemie East Germany Hans-Jürgen Kreische (17)
1971–72 FC Magdeburg (1) Berliner FC Dynamo Dynamo Dresden East Germany Hans-Jürgen Kreische (14)
1972–73 Dynamo Dresden (3) Carl Zeiss Jena FC Magdeburg East Germany Hans-Jürgen Kreische (26)
1973–74 FC Magdeburg (2) Carl Zeiss Jena Dynamo Dresden East Germany Hans-Bert Matoul (20)
1974–75 FC Magdeburg (3) Carl Zeiss Jena Dynamo Dresden East Germany Manfred Vogel (17)
1975–76 Dynamo Dresden (4) Berliner FC Dynamo FC Magdeburg East Germany Hans-Jürgen Kreische (24)
1976–77 Dynamo Dresden (5) FC Magdeburg Carl Zeiss Jena East Germany Joachim Streich (17)
1977–78 Dynamo Dresden (6) FC Magdeburg Berliner FC Dynamo East Germany Klaus Havenstein (15)
1978–79 Berliner FC Dynamo (1) Dynamo Dresden Carl Zeiss Jena East Germany Joachim Streich (23)
1979–80 Berliner FC Dynamo (2) Dynamo Dresden Carl Zeiss Jena East Germany Dieter Kühn (21)
1980–81 Berliner FC Dynamo (3) Carl Zeiss Jena FC Magdeburg East Germany Joachim Streich (20)
1981–82 Berliner FC Dynamo (4) Dynamo Dresden FC Lokomotive Leipzig East Germany Rüdiger Schnuphase (19)
1982–83 Berliner FC Dynamo (5) FC Vorwärts Frankfurt Carl Zeiss Jena East Germany Joachim Streich (19)
1983–84 Berliner FC Dynamo (6) Dynamo Dresden FC Lokomotive Leipzig East Germany Rainer Ernst (20)
1984–85 Berliner FC Dynamo (7) Dynamo Dresden FC Lokomotive Leipzig East Germany Rainer Ernst (24)
1985–86 Berliner FC Dynamo (8) FC Lokomotive Leipzig Carl Zeiss Jena East Germany Ralf Sträßer (14)
1986–87 Berliner FC Dynamo (9) Dynamo Dresden FC Lokomotive Leipzig East Germany Frank Pastor (17)
1987–88 Berliner FC Dynamo (10) FC Lokomotive Leipzig Dynamo Dresden East Germany Andreas Thom (20)
1988–89 Dynamo Dresden (7) Berliner FC Dynamo FC Karl-Marx-Stadt East Germany Torsten Gütschow (17)
1989–90 Dynamo Dresden (8) FC Karl-Marx-Stadt FC Magdeburg East Germany Torsten Gütschow (18)
1990–91 Hansa Rostock (1) Dynamo Dresden FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt Germany Torsten Gütschow (20)

Performances[edit]

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Third Place
Berliner FC Dynamo
10
3
1
Dynamo Dresden
8
8
6
Vorwärts Berlin 1
6
4
1
Carl Zeiss Jena 2
3
9
5
FC Magdeburg
3
2
6
Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt 3
3
2
FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt 4
2
2
1
Chemie Leipzig 5
2
1
4
FSV Zwickau 6
2
3
Turbine Halle 7
2
Hansa Rostock 8
1
4
FC Karl-Marx-Stadt
1
1
1
FC Lokomotive Leipzig 9
3
8
Dynamo Berlin
1
2
Hallescher FC 10
1
1
Aktivist Brieske Senftenberg
1
1
Dresden Friedrichstadt
1
Waggonbau Dessau
1

Notes:

  • 1 In 1953, the club was picked up from Leipzig and moved to East Berlin to play as ZSK Vorwärts Berlin, later ASK Vorwärts Berlin and after FC Vorwärts Berlin. In 1971, the club was picked up and moved again, this time from the capital to Frankfurt (Oder), Brandenburg. The team was known as FC Vorwärts Frankfurt.
  • 2 Also known as Motor Jena.
  • 3 Also known as SG Aue, BSG Pneumatik Aue, Zentra Wismut Aue. In 1954 the team moved from Aue to Chemnitz (known from 1953 to 1990 as Karl-Marx-Stadt). After German reunification in 1990, the club was renamed FC Wismut Aue before taking on its current name, FC Erzgebirge Aue in 1993.
  • 4 Also known as BSG KWU Erfurt, Fortuna Erfurt, Turbine Erfurt. In 1966, SC Turbine Erfurt and BSG Optima Erfurt were merged under the name FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt.
  • 5 Also known as FC Sachsen Leipzig and SC Lokomotive Leipzig. (not to be confused with 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig)
  • 6 Also known as SG Planitz, Horch Zwickau, Motor Zwickau and Sachsenring Zwickau.
  • 7 Also known as Union Halle.
  • 8 Also known as Empor Rostock.
  • 9 Also known as SC Rotation Leipzig and SC Leipzig. (not to be confused with SC Lokomotive Leipzig)
  • 10 Also known as SG Freiimfelde Halle and Hallescher FC Chemie.

Performance by city[edit]

City Winners Club(s)
Berlin
16
Berliner FC Dynamo (10), Vorwärts Berlin (6)
Dresden
8
Dynamo Dresden (8)
Chemnitz
4
Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt (3), FC Karl-Marx-Stadt (1)
Jena
3
Carl Zeiss Jena (3)
Magdeburg
3
FC Magdeburg (3)
Erfurt
2
Rot-Weiß Erfurt (2)
Leipzig
2
Chemie Leipzig (2)
Zwickau
2
FSV Zwickau (2)
Halle
2
Turbine Halle (2)
Rostock
1
Hansa Rostock (1)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DDR-Fußball-Spezial" (in German). ddr-fußball.info. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  2. ^ "East Germany 1955". rsssf.com. October 16, 2005. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  3. ^ "East Germany 1961/62". rsssf.com. 2005-10-16. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  4. ^ "East Germany - List of Champions". rsssf.com. October 16, 2005. Retrieved 2008-11-06.