German Football Association

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German Football Association
Logo of the DFV
founding 17./18. May 1958
resolution November 20, 1990
FIFA accession 1952
UEFA accession 1954
president Most recently,
Hans-Georg Moldenhauer
National teams Men's
national team , U-21
Olympic selection
national team
As a gift for joining the German Football Association (DFB), the President of the Northeast German Football Association (NOFV) , Hans-Georg Moldenhauer (left), DFB President Hermann Neuberger (right) presented a Trabant, November 1990

The German Football Association (DFV) was the football association of the GDR .


On July 3, 1950, the "Technical Committee Football" was constituted in the GDR under the umbrella of the German Sports Committee. Fritz Gödicke became the first chairman . In December 1950, the FA was renamed "Section Football". In 1952 he was accepted into the World Football Association ( FIFA ). On June 15, 1954, the football section in Basel was one of the 29 founders of UEFA . On May 17 and 18, 1958, the German Football Association (DFV) was finally founded in East Berlin. Kurt Stoph was elected the first president .

As the biggest successes of the DFV participation of the applicable national team of the GDR at the World Cup football in 1974 with the 1: 0 victory in the game against the DFB team (this was the only game against each other in the history of both German representative teams) of which profit Olympic gold medal in 1976 in Montréal and the victory of 1. FC Magdeburg in the 1974 European Cup Winners' Cup .

The U-21 team was runner-up in 1978 and 1980. The junior selection team U-19 became European champions in Yugoslavia in 1986 and the U20 came third in 1987 in Chile. The junior team U-19 came third in 1988 and the U-20 took part in the 1989 World Cup in Saudi Arabia .

The top division in the DFV division was the league . The FDGB-Pokal was played as a national cup competition . The Eternal Table of the GDR Oberliga leads the FC Carl Zeiss Jena , even before the GDR long-term champions BFC Dynamo .

After the reunification of Germany , the dissolution was decided at an extraordinary association day on November 20, 1990 in Leipzig . At that time, 390,000 members were organized under the umbrella of the DFV in 4,412 clubs with 17,000 teams. They were accepted into the German Football Association and the newly founded Northeast German Football Association (NOFV) in northeast Germany.


General Secretaries

Game operation

1984/85 to 1991

level Division
1 GDR Oberliga
14 teams
1st place: GDR champions + European championship championship
13-14: relegated
2 DDR-Liga
2 seasons (A / B) of 18 teams each
Place 1: Promoted
places 16-18: Relegated teams
3 15 district leagues
(Rostock, Schwerin, Neubrandenburg, Potsdam, Frankfurt (Oder), Magdeburg,
East Berlin, Halle, Erfurt, Gera, Suhl, Dresden, Leipzig, Karl-Marx-Stadt, Cottbus)

↑ 3 promotion rounds with the district champions (each two qualify)


Web links

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Federal Archives