NOFV-Oberliga Mitte

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NOFV-Oberliga Mitte
The fourteen Oberligas in Germany
Founded 1991
Folded 1994
Country  Germany
State
Level on pyramid Level 3
Promotion to 2. Bundesliga
Relegation to
Last champions 1. FC Union Berlin
(1993–94)

The NOFV-Oberliga Mitte was the third tier of the German football league system in the central states of former East Germany and West Berlin. The league existed from 1991 to 1994. It covered the German states of Berlin, Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt.

Overview[edit]

The NOFV-Oberliga Mitte was formed in 1991 when, along with the political reunion of Germany, the former East German football league system was integrated into the German one.

The abbreviation NOFV stands for Nord-Ostdeutscher Fußballverband, meaning North East German Football Association.

Along with this league, two other NOFV-Oberligas were formed, the NOFV-Oberliga Nord and the NOFV-Oberliga Süd. Unlike the other two leagues who had 18 clubs, the Mitte-division started out with 20 clubs.

The league was formed from clubs from six different leagues: Two clubs from the Oberliga Nordost, the former DDR-Oberliga, six clubs from the NOFV-Liga A and B, the former East German second division, one club from the Bezirksliga East-Berlin, one of the regional leagues of the old East German third league level, one from the Verbandsliga Brandenburg, a new league, ten clubs from the Amateur-Oberliga Berlin, the West German third division for the city of Berlin, and two from the Landesliga Berlin, the old fourth division. The league accommodated therefore a wide mix of clubs from the east and west of Germany. It was also the first time since 1950 that clubs from East and West Berlin played in the same league.

The league became one of the then ten Oberligas in the united Germany, the third tier of league football. Its champion was however not directly promoted to the 2nd Bundesliga but had to take part in a promotion play-off. The 1. FC Union Berlin, the only team ever to win the league, failed in all three attempts to win promotion.

For the duration of the league the leagues below it were:

In the 1992–93 season, Hertha BSC II, playing in the NOFV-Oberliga Mitte, became the first third division club and the only Oberliga club so far to reach the DFB-Pokal final, losing to Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1–0.

In 1994, the German football league system saw some major changes. The four Regionalligas were introduced as an intermediate level between 2nd Bundesliga and Oberligas, relegating the Oberligas to fourth tier from now on. In the east of Germany, the Regionalliga Nordost was formed, a league covering the area of former East Germany and West-Berlin. Six clubs from the NOFV-Oberliga Mitte were admitted to the new league:

The NOFV-Oberliga Mitte however was disbanded and its clubs, apart from the ones that went to the Regionalliga, were spread between the two remaining Oberligas in the east. Five of its clubs went to the NOFV-Oberliga Nord, four to the Süd-division. The last placed team, Frohnauer SC, was relegated to the Verbandsliga Berlin.

League champions[edit]

The league champions:[1]

Season Club
1991–92 1. FC Union Berlin
1992–93 1. FC Union Berlin
1993–94 1. FC Union Berlin

Placings and all-time table of the league[edit]

The complete list of clubs in the league and their final placings:[1]

Club 1992 1993 1994 Games GF GA Points
1. FC Union Berlin 1 1 1 100 307 55 177
FC Energie Cottbus 3 3 2 100 256 139 139
Türkiyemspor Berlin 6 4 3 100 185 106 130
Lok Altmark Stendal 4 7 4 100 177 119 129
Hertha BSC II 5 6 5 100 208 113 126
1. FC Magdeburg 2 8 7 100 210 147 126
Hertha Zehlendorf 10 5 6 100 182 142 117
VfB Lichterfelde 9 12 8 100 156 145 98
Anhalt Dessau 7 14 12 100 134 164 91
SCC Berlin 14 10 10 100 118 165 84
Türkspor Berlin 12 9 14 100 145 235 80
Hallescher FC 2B 2 9 62 132 83 78
FSV Glückauf Brieske-Senftenberg 11 13 13 100 118 184 78
SV Thale 04 8 17 70 65 111 56
Einheit Wernigerode 11 11 62 86 118 50
Marathon 02 Berlin 13 16 70 82 150 47
FSV Velten 15 N N 38 51 77 30
Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin II 16 38 43 57 27
SC Gatow 17 38 43 72 26
FV Wannsee 18 38 41 75 24
1. FC Lübars 15 32 42 64 23
BSV Spindlersfeld 19 38 43 86 17
SV Merseburg 99 S 15 30 31 78 17
SV Lichtenberg 47 20 38 30 115 11
Frohnauer SC 16 30 17 81 7
  • Two points for a win.

Key[edit]

Symbol Key
2B 2. Bundesliga
N Club played in the NOFV-Oberliga Nord
S Club played in the NOFV-Oberliga Süd
1 League champions
Place League
Blank Played at a league level below this league

Founding members of the league[edit]

The founding members of the league in 1991 were:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historical German league tables (in German) Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 24 February 2015

Sources[edit]

  • Deutschlands Fußball in Zahlen, (in German) An annual publication with tables and results from the Bundesliga to Verbandsliga/Landesliga, publisher: DSFS
  • Kicker Almanach, (in German) The yearbook on German football from Bundesliga to Oberliga, since 1937, published by the Kicker Sports Magazine
  • Die Deutsche Liga-Chronik 1945-2005 (in German) History of German football from 1945 to 2005 in tables, publisher: DSFS, published: 2006

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