1972–73 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
Season 1972–73
Champions Dynamo Dresden
Relegated 1. FC Union Berlin
Hallescher FC Chemie
European Cup Dynamo Dresden
European Cup Winners' Cup 1. FC Magdeburg
UEFA Cup FC Carl Zeiss Jena
1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
Matches played 182
Goals scored 557 (3.06 per match)
Top goalscorer Hans-Jürgen Kreische (26)[1]
Total attendance 1,994,700[2]
Average attendance 10,956[2]

The 1972–73 DDR-Oberliga was the 24th 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 third of eight East German championships.[3][4]

Hans-Jürgen Kreische of Dynamo Dresden was the league's top scorer with 26 goals, the third of a record four top scorer finishes for Kreische,[5] with him also winning the seasons East German Footballer of the year award.[6]

On the strength of the 1972–73 title Dresden qualified for the 1973–74 European Cup where the club was knocked out by Bundesliga champions FC Bayern Munich in the second round. It was the first time the East and West German champions were drawn against each other in an UEFA competition and resulted in a close contest, Bayern winning 7–6 on aggregate. Third-placed club 1. FC Magdeburg qualified for the 1973–74 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winners and won the competition after a 2–0 final victory over AC Milan, the greatest success of any East German club in Europe. Second-placed FC Carl Zeiss Jena qualified for the 1973–74 UEFA Cup where it was knocked out in the second round by Ruch Chorzów while fourth-placed 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig lost to Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals, having previously overcome Fortuna Düsseldorf in the third round in another German East-West encounter.[7]

Table[edit]

The 1972–73 season saw two newly promoted clubs BSG Chemie Leipzig and FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt.[8][9]

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Dynamo Dresden (C) 26 18 6 2 61 30 +31 42
2 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 26 15 9 2 46 21 +25 39
3 1. FC Magdeburg 26 14 6 6 50 28 +22 34
4 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 26 12 6 8 57 41 +16 30
5 FC Karl-Marx-Stadt 26 11 8 7 33 32 +1 30
6 Berliner FC Dynamo 26 9 8 9 41 42 -1 26
7 FC Vorwärts Frankfurt 26 10 5 11 54 46 +8 25
8 BSG Sachsenring Zwickau 26 8 8 10 37 43 -6 24
9 BSG Chemie Leipzig 26 5 11 10 21 26 -5 21
10 F.C. Hansa Rostock 26 6 8 12 36 44 -8 20
11 BSG Wismut Aue 26 7 6 13 27 46 -19 20
12 FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt 26 8 3 15 37 56 -19 19
13 1. FC Union Berlin 26 7 4 15 22 45 -23 18
14 Hallescher FC Chemie 26 4 8 14 35 57 -22 16
(C) 1972–73 DDR-Oberliga champions
Qualified for the European Cup
Qualified for the UEFA Cup
Qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners' 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 1973-74". rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "DDR » Oberliga 1972–73" [DDR-Oberliga 1972–73]. 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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