1956 DDR-Oberliga

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DDR-Oberliga
Season1956
Champions SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt
Relegated
European Cup SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt
Matches played182
Goals scored565 (3.1 per match)
Top goalscorer Ernst Lindner (18) [1]
Total attendance2,403,000 [2]
Average attendance13,203 [2]
1955
1957

The 1956 DDR-Oberliga was the eighth season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany. Rather than in the traditional autumn-spring format the Oberliga played for six seasons from 1955 to 1960 in the calendar year format, modelled on the system used in the Soviet Union. From 1961–62 onwards the league returned to its traditional format.

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The league was contested by fourteen teams. SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt, incidentally based at Aue and not Karl-Marx-Stadt, won the championship, the club's first official one, having previously won the transition competition in 1955. [3] [4] On the strength of this title Wismut qualified for the 1957–58 European Cup where the club lost to Ajax Amsterdam in the first round. [5]

Ernst Lindner of BSG Lokomotive Stendal was the league's top scorer with 18 goals. [6]

Table

The 1956 season saw two newly promoted clubs compare to the last official season, 1954–55, Fortschritt Weißenfels and BSG Lokomotive Stendal, with both already having played in the transition round in 1955. The FDGB-Pokal was won by second division DDR-Liga club Chemie Halle. [7] [8]

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt (C)2615835321+3238Qualification to European Cup preliminary round
2 SC Aktivist Brieske-Senftenberg 2614843415+1936
3 SC Lokomotive Leipzig 2614664522+2334
4 BSG Lokomotive Stendal 26124105554+128
5 SC Einheit Dresden 26106105046+426
6 ZASK Vorwärts Berlin 269894141026
7 BSG Rotation Babelsberg 2698941531226
8 SC Rotation Leipzig 2696113541624
9 SC Motor Karl-Marx-Stadt 26871124482423
10 Fortschritt Weißenfels 2678113638222
11 BSG Motor Zwickau 26102144752522
12 SC Turbine Erfurt 26511103638221
13 SC Dynamo Berlin (R)26761337471020Relegation to DDR-Liga
14 SC Empor Rostock (R)26661431491818
Source: [ citation needed ]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

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