New in the database: GDR Oberliga 1956 with a tight title race between Wismut and Leipzig

…better and better!

The 1956 GDR Oberliga season is now available in the (Site notre blog d’information) database. It was the first time during the calendar year to be played according to the Soviet model and set up a close duel for the title. From the 11th day, only one point separated SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt (today Erzgebirge Aue) from SC Lokomotive Leipzig (formerly Sachsen Leipzig).

The highlight was the best match played on matchday 13 (0-0), after the opponents not only had the same number of points, but also exactly the same number of goals and goals conceded at 24:13 and direct comparison also showed no leader. The entire second half of the season was a similar picture. Aue and Leipzig battled it out by changing leaders until with one day remaining Wismut’s lead increased to two points for the first time. The two teams met in the season finale and Leipzig still had the opportunity to become champions. However, thanks to Willy Tröger’s decisive goal, Wismut won 1-0 and celebrated the GDR championship and thus the third title in a row after the cup and the special round. With this triumph, the club was also supposed to be the first representative to represent the GDR internationally in the new European Cup.

It was also the season in which the championship match with the most spectators took place on German soil. On September 9, 1956, SC Rotation Leipzig (today Lokomotive Leipzig) and SC Lok Leipzig (formerly Sachsen Leipzig) faced each other in the municipal derby. 105,000 spectators witnessed the Rotation’s narrow 2-1 victory in what was then the Leipzig Central Stadium. An unrivaled record to date.

GDR Oberliga 1956: Notable newcomer – Dynamo with a serious mistake

Both newcomers put in impressive performances that year. While Progress Weißenfels (today SSC Weißenfels) never had anything to do with relegation and finished in a respectable tenth place, GDR Oberliga founding member Lok Stendal took a solid fourth place, mainly thanks to Ernst Lindner, top scorer with 18 goals.

How quickly the quality of the game could change in this era was demonstrated by both SC Turbine Erfurt (today Rot-Weiß), who held the championship trophy in 1954 and 1955 and narrowly avoided the relegation to 12th place in 1956, as well as by the two relegated. teams. Last in the standings was SC Empor Rostock (today Hansa), second in the special round, one place ahead of Dynamo Berlin (today BFC Dynamo).

Dynamo made a serious mistake on the last day of the match. The Berliners won the home match against Motor Karl-Marx-Stadt (today Chemnitzer FC) 2-1, after which SCM Karl-Marx-Stadt should have moved to league two, but they used Dieter Legler, a (Site notre bureau spécialisé)er who was not eligible. play one, which led to a 0-2 score and relegation.

The 6th edition of the FDGB Cup was won for the second time by a second division team, SC Chemie Halle-Leuna (today Hallescher FC), after Vorwärts Berlin in 1954. The Halle team won imposed in the final against ZSK Vorwärts Berlin (today 1. FC Frankfurt (U)) with 2:1. They again beat last year’s champion, SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt, 2-0 in the semi-final.

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