1968–69 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
Season 1968–69
Champions FC Vorwärts Berlin
Relegated 1. FC Union Berlin
1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
European Cup FC Vorwärts Berlin
European Cup Winners' Cup 1. FC Magdeburg
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup FC Carl Zeiss Jena
F.C. Hansa Rostock
Matches played 182
Goals scored 456 (2.51 per match)
Top goalscorer Gerd Kostmann (18)[1]
Total attendance 2,111,000[2]
Average attendance 11,599[2]

The 1968–69 DDR-Oberliga was the 20th season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany.

The league was contested by fourteen teams. National People's Army club FC Vorwärts Berlin won the championship, the club's last of six East German championships.[3][4] It marked, together with a cup win in the following season, the last highlight in the club's history as, two seasons later, Vorwärts was moved from East Berlin to Frankfurt/Oder for political reasons and never again won another national title after the move.[5]

Gerd Kostmann of F.C. Hansa Rostock was the league's top scorer with 18 goals,[6] while Eberhard Vogel of FC Karl-Marx-Stadt won the seasons East German Footballer of the year award.[7]

On the strength of the 1968–69 title Vorwärts qualified for the 1969–70 European Cup where the club was knocked out by Feyenoord in the quarter finals. Third-placed club 1. FC Magdeburg qualified for the 1969–70 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winner and was knocked out by Académica de Coimbra in the second round. Second-placed FC Carl Zeiss Jena qualified for the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup where it was knocked out in the quarter finals by Ajax while fourth-placed F.C. Hansa Rostock was knocked out by Inter Milan in the second round.[8]

Table[edit]

The 1968–69 season saw two newly promoted clubs Berliner FC Dynamo and BSG Stahl Riesa.[9][10]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 FC Vorwärts Berlin 26 15 4 7 47 28 +19 34
2 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 26 13 6 7 43 22 +21 32
3 1. FC Magdeburg 26 13 5 8 43 41 +2 31
4 F.C. Hansa Rostock 26 10 9 7 42 33 +9 29
5 BSG Sachsenring Zwickau 26 10 7 9 23 19 +4 27
6 BSG Chemie Leipzig 26 8 11 7 30 27 +3 27
7 FC Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 10 6 10 35 36 -1 26
8 FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt 26 10 5 11 32 27 +5 25
9 BSG Wismut Aue 26 9 7 10 33 31 +2 25
10 Berliner FC Dynamo 26 10 5 11 26 37 -11 25
11 Hallescher FC Chemie 26 6 10 10 32 35 -3 22
12 BSG Stahl Riesa 26 9 4 13 26 43 -17 22
13 1. FC Union Berlin 26 6 8 12 29 41 -12 20
14 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 26 5 9 12 17 38 -21 19

Key[edit]

League champion &
Qualified for the European Cup
FDGB-Pokal winner
& Qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup
Qualified for the Inter-Cities Fairs 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 25 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "DDR-Meister" [East German champions]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  5. ^ fuwo, page: 34 & 35
  6. ^ "DDDR » Oberliga » Torschützenkönige" [DDR-Oberliga top scorers]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  7. ^ fuwo, page: 92
  8. ^ "European Competitions 1969-70". rsssf.com. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "DDR » Oberliga 1968–69" [DDR-Oberliga 1968–69]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 25 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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