GDR football league 1963/64
|GDR football league 1963/64|
|master||BSG Chemie Leipzig|
|European Cup of
|BSG Chemie Leipzig|
|Trade fair trophy||SC Leipzig|
|Cup winners||SC construction Magdeburg|
Cup Winners' Cup
|SC construction Magdeburg|
SC Chemie Halle
SC Turbine Erfurt
|Gates||459 (ø 2.52 per game)|
|spectator||1,910,000 (ø 10,495 per game)|
Gerd Backhaus ,
( BSG Lokomotive Stendal )
|← GDR football league 1962/63|
Before the season
Although from 1954 the soccer sections of two Leipzig sports clubs were represented in the major league with a locomotive and rotation , the success of Leipzig teams remained relatively modest. As a rule, both teams were placed in the lower mid-range of the upper league and only achieved third place twice as the best result and a victory in the FDGB Cup (SC Lokomotive). With the amalgamation of the two sports clubs to form a central Leipzig sports club, the DTSB decided in the summer of 1963 to conclude a bundling of competitive Leipzig sports, which was also to give football the long-awaited sporting boom in the trade fair city. So the first soccer team of the newly created SC Leipzig was formed from the supposedly best performing actors from locomotive and rotation. In addition to the starting place in the major league, this new Leipzig flagship team with the Bruno-Plache Stadium in Probstheida also took over the venue for the former SC Rotation team. The remaining players, who could not recommend themselves for the new sports club, moved to BSG Chemie Leipzig , which got back the Oberligaplatz that had been given to SC Lokomotive in 1954.
Another change affected the upper division teams of the two sports clubs Wismut and Motor from Karl-Marx-Stadt . After the two sports clubs merged, the team from the previous SC Motor was incorporated into the newly created SC Karl-Marx-Stadt . The soccer section of the former SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt located in Aue , however, was not taken over and returned to the local BSG Wismut Aue after nine years .
The 1963/64 season was the first league season without representatives from the Cottbus and Dresden districts . With the BSG Motor Steinach , a team from the Suhl district , the smallest and least populous district in the GDR, qualified for the league for the first time.
The championship of BSG Chemie Leipzig was considered one of the greatest sensations in GDR football. The team, often dubbed “Rest of Leipzig” in advance, was formed into a defensive and counter-strong ensemble by coach Alfred Kunze and was able to set itself apart from the actual performance center SC Leipzig in the inner-city comparison in the early phase of the season. After the first half of the season, SC Empor Rostock was ahead of ASK Vorwärts Berlin , which, however, with the second-worst record in the second half of the season, gambled away all title chances. After Rostock also lost decisive points, a draw at Turbine Erfurt was enough for Chemie to win the title on the last match day . Ultimately, Leipzig won 2-0 in front of 30,000 spectators (including around 10,000 Leipzigers) and thus won the first (and last) championship for a company sports association since 1954.
In general, it was the season of the BSG teams. For the first time since the founding of the sports clubs in 1954, five BSG teams played in the major league, with all teams being able to stay up. The BSG Motor team from Steinach in Thuringia, which has 8,000 inhabitants, provided the second big surprise . The outsider immediately reached seventh place.
On the other hand, disappointment with the two former champions from Erfurt and Halle, who had to relegate to the GDR league again. Turbine Erfurt was in twelfth place in the table before BSG Motor Zwickau , but due to its own defeat against Chemie Leipzig and the simultaneous victory of Zwickau over Steinach, Turbine Erfurt fell back to last place; Zwickau, on the other hand, moved up to twelve non-relegation place. The BSG remained with Aue and Chemie Leipzig in the circle of the founding members of the Oberliga who had never been relegated.
|1.||BSG Chemie Leipzig||26th||13||9||4th||38:21||+17||35:17|
|2.||SC Empor Rostock||26th||13||7th||6th||40:23||+17||33:19|
|5.||ASK Forward Berlin||26th||10||6th||10||45:36||+9||26:26|
|6th||SC Motor Jena (M)||26th||10||6th||10||43:35||+8||26:26|
|7th||BSG Motor Steinach (N)||26th||8th||9||9||30:36||−6||25:27|
|8th.||SC Dynamo Berlin||26th||9||6th||11||35:34||+1||24:28|
|9.||BSG Locomotive Stendal (N)||26th||9||5||12||31:34||−3||23:29|
|10.||BSG Wismut Aue||26th||7th||9||10||23:32||−9||23:29|
|11.||SC construction Magdeburg||26th||7th||9||10||25:38||−13||23:29|
|12.||BSG Motor Zwickau (P)||26th||7th||8th||11||37:41||−4||22:30|
|13.||SC Chemistry Hall||26th||8th||6th||12||24:35||−11||22:30|
|14th||SC Turbine Erfurt||26th||4th||13||9||23:38||−15||21:31|
|(M)||Last season champions|
|(P)||Cup winner last season|
|(N)||Promoted last season|
|Newcomers from the GDR league 1963/64 : SC Neubrandenburg , SG Dynamo Dresden|
|1.||BSG Chemie Leipzig||3: 3||3-0||1: 1||2: 1||2-0||3-0||4-0||2: 1||2-0||1-0||1: 1||1-0||0-0|
|2.||SC Empor Rostock||1-0||1: 1||1-0||1: 2||3: 2||4-0||1-0||2-0||0: 1||2-0||3-0||1-0||0-0|
|3.||SC Leipzig||1: 2||1-0||1: 1||1: 1||1-0||4: 1||1-0||2: 1||1-0||4-0||2-0||2-0||4: 2|
|4th||SC Karl-Marx-Stadt||0-0||1: 3||0: 3||0: 2||0-0||1: 1||2: 1||2: 2||2: 1||1-0||5: 1||1: 1||2-0|
|5.||ASK Forward Berlin||2-0||1: 2||0: 2||1: 2||0: 1||2: 2||1: 4||2: 1||4: 1||0-0||5-0||1-0||3: 1|
|6th||SC Motor Jena||3: 1||1: 3||0-0||0: 2||3: 2||0: 1||1: 2||4: 1||3: 2||4: 1||4: 1||1: 1||6-0|
|7th||BSG Motor Steinach||1: 1||1-0||0-0||0: 1||1-0||2: 1||4: 1||0-0||1-0||2: 2||2: 2||6: 2||0-0|
|8th.||SC Dynamo Berlin||1: 1||1: 1||5: 1||0: 1||1: 4||5: 2||0: 2||2-0||5: 1||1: 1||1-0||2-0||0: 1|
|9.||BSG Locomotive Stendal||1: 1||2: 1||3-0||4: 1||0-0||0: 1||2-0||2: 1||0-0||1-0||1-0||3-0||1-0|
|10.||BSG Wismut Aue||2: 1||2: 2||2-0||0-0||0: 5||1: 1||2-0||0-0||2-0||1-0||4: 1||0-0||1: 1|
|11.||SC construction Magdeburg||1: 1||0: 3||0-0||1-0||2: 2||2-0||1-0||1: 1||4: 2||0-0||2: 1||2-0||2: 2|
|12.||BSG Motor Zwickau||1: 2||1: 1||3-0||2: 2||3-0||1: 1||2: 2||-: + 1 *||3: 1||2-0||6-0||3-0||1: 1|
|13.||SC Chemistry Hall||0: 1||2-0||1: 1||0: 1||2-0||1: 4||4: 1||1-0||3: 2||1-0||2: 1||0-0||3: 1|
|14th||SC Turbine Erfurt||0: 2||1: 1||1: 1||3: 2||4: 4||0-0||1-0||1: 1||1-0||0-0||1: 2||1: 2||0-0|
The championship team
|BSG Chemie Leipzig|
Klaus Günther (19 games / goals -)
Bernd Herzog (26 / -), Manfred Walter (26/1), Heinz Herrmann (23 / -)
Wolfgang Krause (19 / -), Horst Slaby (23 / -)
Lothar Pacholski ( 26/5), Manfred Richter (14 / -), Dieter Scherbarth (26/8), Bernd Bauchspieß (21/13), Wolfgang Behla (26/8)
Trainer: Alfred Kunze
|also : Dieter Sommer (Tor, 7 / -), Klaus Lisiewicz (12 / -), Hans-Georg Sannert (9/1), Jörg Ohm (4 / -), Eberhard Dallagrazia (2 / -), Arno Gawöhn (2 / -), Thomas Kühn (1 / -)|
459 goals were scored, or 2.52 per game. The highest-scoring encounters were the 6: 2 at Motor Steinach - Chemie Halle on December 8, 1963 and the 4: 4 at Turbine Erfurt - Vorwärts Berlin on April 12, 1964. Motor Jena celebrated the highest victories with 6: 0 over Turbine Erfurt (October 6, 1963) and Motor Zwickau via Aufbau Magdeburg (April 12, 1964).
|1.||Gerd Backhaus||BSG Locomotive Stendal||15th|
|2.||Bernd belly spit||BSG Chemie Leipzig||13|
|Peter Ducke||SC Motor Jena||13|
|Rolf Steinmann||SC Karl-Marx-Stadt||13|
A total of 1,910,000 spectators saw the 182 league games, which is an average of 10,495 spectators per game. Chemie Leipzig had the highest average attendance with 20,461, the fewest spectators came to the games of the two Berlin teams Dynamo (3,538) and Vorwärts (5,230). The game Chemie Leipzig - Vorwärts Berlin had the largest audience on May 3, 1964 with 45,000 visitors in the Leipzig Central Stadium.
|BSG Wismut Aue||8,384|
|SC Dynamo Berlin||3,538|
|ASK Forward Berlin||5,230|
|SC Turbine Erfurt||12,076|
|SC Chemistry Hall||10,846|
|SC Motor Jena||9,538|
|BSG Chemie Leipzig||20,461|
|SC construction Magdeburg||10.153|
|SC Empor Rostock||14,461|
|BSG Motor Steinach||9,769|
|BSG Locomotive Stendal||6,653|
|BSG Motor Zwickau||9,076|
soccer player of the year
After the season, Klaus Urbanczyk , defender from SC Chemie Halle, was voted Footballer of the Year 1964. The honor resulted but was primarily due to his performance in the Olympic team , since he was relegated with Halle. He was also named Sportsman of the Year 1964 - a unique achievement in the history of GDR sport. Second place went to Gerhard Körner from ASK Vorwärts Berlin, third was Jürgen Heinsch , goalkeeper of SC Empor Rostock.
The FDGB-Pokal was won this season by the Oberligaelften Aufbau Magdeburg. In the final, Magdeburg converted a 2-0 deficit against SC Leipzig into a 3-2 win. Magdeburg had previously defeated the reigning champions Jena and the cup defender Zwickau.
In the European Cup, the East German teams did not get beyond their respective first opponents. Motor Jena lost in the European Cup to the national champions Dinamo Bucharest , Motor Zwickau in the European Cup Winners' Cup to MTK Budapest and SC Leipzig in the Messestädte Cup Újpesti Dózsa . Jena, Rostock, Zwickau and Vorwärts Berlin also took part in the International Football Cup .
- The BSG Chemie Leipzig from 1963 to 1970. In: www.chemie-leipzig.de . BSG Chemie Leipzig e. V., January 2004, accessed on August 18, 2014 .
- 20 years BSG Chemie Leipzig. In: Festschrift 20 years BSG Chemie Leipzig. 1970, accessed July 1, 2010 .
- table and results. In: eu-football.info. Retrieved April 6, 2019 .