1971–72 DDR-Oberliga

Season 1971–72
Champions 1. FC Magdeburg

BSG Stahl Riesa

ASG Vorwärts Stralsund

European Cup 1. FC Magdeburg
European Cup Winners' Cup FC Carl Zeiss Jena

Berliner FC Dynamo

Dynamo Dresden

Matches played 182
Goals scored 482 (2.65 per match)
Top goalscorer Hans-Jürgen Kreische (14)[1]
Total attendance 2,071,700[2]
Average attendance 11,383[2]

The 1971–72 DDR-Oberliga was the 23rd season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany.

The league was contested by fourteen teams. 1. FC Magdeburg won the championship, the club's first of three East German championships.[3][4]

Hans-Jürgen Kreische of Dynamo Dresden was the league's top scorer with 14 goals, the second of a record four top scorer finishes for Kreische,[5] while Jürgen Croy of BSG Sachsenring Zwickau won the seasons East German Footballer of the year award.[6]

On the strength of the 1971–72 title Magdeburg qualified for the 1972–73 European Cup where the club was knocked out by Juventus in the second round. Fourth-placed club FC Carl Zeiss Jena qualified for the 1972–73 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winners and was knocked out by Leeds United in the second round. Second-placed Berliner FC Dynamo qualified for the 1972–73 UEFA Cup where it was knocked out in the third round by Liverpool F.C. while third-placed Dynamo Dresden lost to the same club in the quarter finals.[7]

Before the start of the season National People's Army club FC Vorwärts Berlin, based in East Berlin, was moved to Frankfurt/Oder to become FC Vorwärts Frankfurt/Oder for political reasons. Vorwärts had been quite a popular club with East Berlin football supporters but was seen as an obstacle to the ambitions of Berliner FC Dynamo, a club connected to and supported by the Ministry for State Security and its head Erich Mielke, forcing it to move.[8]


The 1971–72 season saw two newly promoted clubs FC Karl-Marx-Stadt and ASG Vorwärts Stralsund.[9][10]

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
11. FC Magdeburg (C)2617454823+2538-14
2Berliner FC Dynamo2613944520+2535-17
3Dynamo Dresden2612955930+2933-19
4FC Carl Zeiss Jena2612774234+831-21
5FC Vorwärts Frankfurt269983336-327-25
6Hallescher FC Chemie2610794044-427-25
7BSG Sachsenring Zwickau2671182625+125-27
81. FC Lokomotive Leipzig2697103031-125-27
9Hansa Rostock2688102724+324-28
10BSG Wismut Aue2679103446-1223-29
111. FC Union Berlin26511102132-1121-31
12FC Karl-Marx-Stadt2675143448-1419-33
13BSG Stahl Riesa2658132341-1818-34
14ASG Vorwärts Stralsund2666142048-2818-34
(C) 1971/72 DDR-Oberliga champions
Qualified for the European Cup
Qualified for the UEFA Cup
Qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Relegated to DDR-Liga

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points


  1. fuwo, page: 93
  2. 1 2 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 1972-73". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  8. fuwo, page: 34 & 35
  9. "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  10. "DDR » Oberliga 1971–72" [DDR-Oberliga 1971–72]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 26 January 2016.


External links

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 1/26/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.