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1947–48 Oberliga

German association football league season

Top 10 1947–48 Oberliga related articles

Oberliga
Season1947–48
ChampionsHamburger SV
Union Oberschöneweide
Borussia Dortmund
1. FC Kaiserslautern
1. FC Nürnberg
RelegatedHannover 96
Victoria Hamburg
Preußen Dellbrück
VfR Köln
VfL Witten
SC Staaken
SG Mariendorf
BSG Nordstern
SpVgg Trossingen
SV Laupheim
SpVgg Fürth
VfL Neckarau
Viktoria Aschaffenburg
Rot-Weiß Frankfurt
FC Wacker München
Sportfreunde Stuttgart
German champions1. FC Nürnberg
7th German title
Top goalscorerOttmar Walter
(51 goals)[1]

The 1947–48 Oberliga was the third season of the Oberliga, the first tier of the football league system in the three western zones of Allied-occupied Germany. The league operated in six regional divisions, Berlin, North, South, Southwest (north and south) and West. For the Northern division, the Oberliga Nord, and the Western division, the Oberliga West, it was the inaugural season, the leagues having been created in 1948. The champions and runners-up of the US, British and French occupation zones and the champions of Oberliga Berlin entered the 1948 German football championship, the first edition of the German championship after the Second World War, which was won by 1. FC Nürnberg. It was 1. FC Nürnberg's seventh national championship.[2][3]

In the British occupation zone the best four teams each of the Oberliga Nord and Oberliga West played out a zone championship with the two finalists advancing to the German championship.

In the US occupation zone the champion and runners-up of the Oberliga Süd directly advanced to the German championship.

In the French occupation zone the Oberliga Südwest operated in two regional divisions, north and south, with a championship final at the end of season. At the end of the season the four clubs in the league from the Saar Protectorate left the German league system with the Saar clubs returning three seasons later, in 1951. The Saar clubs entered the new Ehrenliga Saarland, with the exception of 1. FC Saarbrücken who joined the French Ligue 2 instead.[4] Eventually, on 1 January 1957, the Saar Protectorate would officially join West Germany, ending the post-Second World War political separation of the territory from the other parts of Germany.[5][6][7]

In the Soviet occupation zone an Eastern zone championship, the 1948 Ostzonenmeisterschaft, was held and won by SG Planitz, but its winner, also invited, was not permitted to travel to the German championship.[8]

In post-Second World War Germany many clubs were forced to change their names or merge. This policy was particularly strongly enforced in the Soviet and French occupation zones but much more relaxed in the British and US one. In most cases, clubs eventually reverted to their original names, especially after the formation of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949.[9]

1947–48 Oberliga Intro articles: 10

British occupation zone

Oberliga Nord

The 1947–48 season was the inaugural season of the league.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Hamburger SV[a] 22 17 3 2 66 17 +49 37 Qualification to German championship
2 FC St. Pauli 22 17 3 2 73 20 +53 37
3 TSV Braunschweig 22 12 4 6 50 31 +19 28 Qualification to British occupation zone championship
4 VfL Osnabrück 22 11 4 7 49 36 +13 26
5 Werder Bremen 22 12 2 8 43 38 +5 26
6 Arminia Hannover 22 9 3 10 35 44 −9 21
7 VfB Lübeck 22 9 2 11 41 53 −12 20
8 Concordia Hamburg 22 8 3 11 44 46 −2 19
9 Bremer SV 22 8 1 13 40 46 −6 17
10 Holstein Kiel[b] 22 6 2 14 35 65 −30 14
11 Hannover 96 (R) 22 6 1 15 32 69 −37 13 Relegation to Amateurliga
12 Victoria Hamburg (R) 22 2 2 18 24 67 −43 6
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Hamburger SV and FC St. Pauli, on equal points, had to play a championship decider which Hamburger SV won 2–1.[10]
  2. ^ Holstein Kiel was later found guilty of irregularities during the 1947–48 season and expunged from the league the following season but eventually pardoned.[10]

Oberliga West

The 1947–48 season was the inaugural season of the league.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Borussia Dortmund 24 17 2 5 62 22 +40 36 Qualification to British occupation zone championship
2 Sportfreunde Katernberg 24 15 4 5 47 30 +17 34
3 STV Horst-Emscher 24 11 7 6 55 43 +12 29
4 Sportfreunde Hamborn 24 11 6 7 40 29 +11 28
5 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 24 12 3 9 43 32 +11 27
6 FC Schalke 04 24 9 6 9 40 35 +5 24
7 Fortuna Düsseldorf 24 9 6 9 41 41 0 24
8 SpVgg Erkenschwick 24 9 3 12 48 48 0 21
9 Alemannia Aachen 24 8 5 11 29 46 −17 21
10 TSG Vohwinkel 24 7 5 12 33 48 −15 19
11 Preußen Dellbrück (R) 24 7 5 12 37 55 −18 19 Relegation to Amateurliga
12 VfR Köln (R) 24 5 7 12 23 43 −20 17
13 VfL Witten (R) 24 4 5 15 30 56 −26 13
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

Championship

The British occupation zone championship saw the best four teams in the two Oberligas compete against each other. The two finalists, both from Hamburg, would advance to the German championship. Like in 1947 Hamburger SV won the second and last edition of this competition.[11][12]

Quarter-finals

Team 1  Score  Team 2
FC St. Pauli 3–1 STV Horst-Emscher
Sportfreunde Hamborn 0–1 Hamburger SV
Sportfreunde Katernberg 1–2 TSV Braunschweig
SV Werder Bremen 2–3 aet Borussia Dortmund

Semi-finals

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Hamburger SV 3–2 TSV Braunschweig
FC St. Pauli 2–2 aet Borussia Dortmund
Replay
Team 1  Score  Team 2
FC St. Pauli 1–0 Borussia Dortmund

Final

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Hamburger SV 6–1 FC St. Pauli

1947–48 Oberliga British occupation zone articles: 27

Oberliga Berlin

The 1947–48 season saw three new clubs promoted to the league, SG Spandau-Altstadt, Union Oberschöneweide and VfB Pankow.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Union Oberschöneweide 22 16 3 3 68 21 +47 35 Qualification to German championship
2 SG Wilmersdorf 22 15 4 3 57 20 +37 34
3 SG Charlottenburg 22 12 7 3 63 23 +40 31
4 Alemannia 90 Berlin 22 13 4 5 65 31 +34 30
5 SG Reinickendorf-West 22 10 7 5 47 27 +20 27
6 SG Spandau-Altstadt 22 7 8 7 43 33 +10 22
7 SC Südring 23 8 6 9 39 47 −8 22
8 VfB Pankow 22 7 6 9 26 35 −9 20
9 SG Köpenick 22 6 5 11 36 58 −22 17
10 SC Staaken (R) 22 4 3 15 25 79 −54 11 Relegation to Amateurliga
11 SG Mariendorf (R) 22 3 3 16 35 69 −34 9
12 BSG Nordstern (R) 22 2 4 16 29 90 −61 8
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

1947–48 Oberliga Oberliga Berlin articles: 10

Oberliga Südwest

Northern group

The 1947–48 season saw five new clubs promoted to the league, SpVgg Andernach, VfL Neustadt, Saar 05 Saarbrücken, FK Pirmasens and SG Gonsenheim.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 1. FC Kaiserslautern 26 23 2 1 151 18 +133 48 Qualification to German championship
2 1. FC Saarbrücken 26 20 3 3 73 22 +51 43 Withdrawn from the Oberliga
3 TuS Neuendorf 26 19 2 5 74 36 +38 40 Qualification to German championship
4 Borussia Neunkirchen 26 18 2 6 109 36 +73 38 Withdrawn from the Oberliga
5 Wormatia Worms 26 14 4 8 80 51 +29 32
6 VfL Neustadt 26 12 3 11 56 54 +2 27
7 FK Pirmasens 26 12 2 12 46 67 −21 26
8 FSV Mainz 05 26 8 9 9 36 49 −13 25
9 Saar 05 Saarbrücken 26 10 5 11 42 64 −22 25 Withdrawn from the Oberliga
10 Phönix Ludwigshafen 26 8 5 13 32 57 −25 21
11 SG Gonsenheim 26 3 4 19 31 89 −58 10
12 SV Röchling Völklingen 26 4 2 20 33 99 −66 10 Withdrawn from the Oberliga
13 FSV Kürenz 26 3 4 19 24 95 −71 10
14 SpVgg Andernach 26 4 1 21 31 81 −50 9
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;

Southern group

The 1947–48 season saw four new clubs promoted to the league, Eintracht Singen, SpVgg Trossingen, SV Laupheim and Fortuna Freiburg.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Fortuna Rastatt 22 13 7 2 53 19 +34 33 Qualification to French occupation zone championship
2 SpVgg Offenburg 22 15 2 5 47 25 +22 32 Qualification to runners-up play-offs
3 Eintracht Singen 22 12 3 7 44 21 +23 27
4 VfL Konstanz 22 10 5 7 40 30 +10 25
5 Fortuna Freiburg 22 9 7 6 39 32 +7 25
6 VfL Schwenningen 22 11 2 9 41 34 +7 24
7 SSV Reutlingen 22 9 5 8 38 37 +1 23
8 SG Friedrichshafen 22 9 3 10 39 37 +2 21
9 VfL Freiburg 22 8 5 9 30 31 −1 21
10 SV Biberach 22 6 4 12 32 43 −11 16
11 SpVgg Trossingen (R) 22 4 2 16 15 46 −31 10 Relegation to Amateurliga
12 SV Laupheim (R) 22 3 1 18 14 77 −63 7
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

Finals

The winners of the two regional divisions of the Oberliga Südwest played a final to determine the league champion who was also directly qualified for the German championship:[9]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
1. FC Kaiserslautern 9–1 Fortuna Rastatt 3–0 6–1

The runners-up of the two divisions determined the club who would face the loser of the championship final for the second place in the German championship:

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
TuS Neuendorf 7–1 SpVgg Offenburg 5–1 2–0
Team 1  Score  Team 2
TuS Neuendorf 3–1 Fortuna Rastatt

1947–48 Oberliga Oberliga Südwest articles: 20

Oberliga Süd

The 1947–48 season saw four new clubs promoted to the league, VfB Mühlburg, Rot-Weiß Frankfurt, FC Wacker München and Sportfreunde Stuttgart.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 1. FC Nürnberg (C) 38 28 4 6 88 37 +51 60 Qualification to German championship
2 TSV 1860 München 38 23 6 9 77 63 +14 52
3 Stuttgarter Kickers 38 23 4 11 113 58 +55 50
4 FC Bayern Munich 38 21 8 9 72 38 +34 50
5 VfB Stuttgart 38 21 3 14 96 60 +36 45
6 SV Waldhof Mannheim 38 19 7 12 77 59 +18 45
7 FSV Frankfurt 38 17 9 12 66 50 +16 43
8 VfR Mannheim 38 17 9 12 66 55 +11 43
9 Kickers Offenbach 38 15 12 11 75 55 +20 42
10 Eintracht Frankfurt 38 16 9 13 64 56 +8 41
11 Schwaben Augsburg 38 15 11 12 66 59 +7 41
12 TSG Ulm 1846 38 14 10 14 60 60 0 38
13 FC Schweinfurt 05 38 13 8 17 49 53 −4 34
14 VfB Mühlburg 38 13 7 18 53 59 −6 33
15 SpVgg Fürth (R) 38 15 1 22 68 86 −18 31 Relegation to Amateurliga
16 VfL Neckarau (R) 38 11 8 19 48 81 −33 30
17 Viktoria Aschaffenburg (R) 38 8 9 21 46 88 −42 25
18 Rot-Weiß Frankfurt (R) 38 9 4 25 50 99 −49 22
19 FC Wacker München (R) 38 7 7 24 41 89 −48 21
20 Sportfreunde Stuttgart (R) 38 4 6 28 30 100 −70 14
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

1947–48 Oberliga Oberliga Süd articles: 19

German championship

The 1948 German football championship was contested by the eight qualified Oberliga teams and won by 1. FC Nürnberg, defeating 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the final. It was played in a knock-out format and consisted of eight clubs. The champion of the Soviet occupation zone was however not permitted to travel to Stuttgart to play 1. FC Nürnberg, with the game awarded to the latter.[11]

Overview of "Stuttgart" article

References

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  2. ^ "1. FC Nürnberg » Steckbrief" [1. FC Nürnberg honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  3. ^ "(West) Germany -List of champions". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Saar - Final Tables 1948/49-1950/51". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Oberliga Südwest". f-archiv.de (in German). Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  6. ^ "World Cup 2010 special: part two – Have any player-managers ever appeared at a World Cup" (in German). The Guardian. 2 June 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Germany - Oberliga Südwest 1945-63". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  8. ^ "East Germany 1946-1990". rsssf.com (in German). Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Oberliga Südwest Gruppe Süd 1946–1950" [Oberliga Südwest Group South 1946–1950] (PDF). dsfs.de (in German). DSFS. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Oberliga Nord 1947–1963" (PDF). dsfs.de (in German). DSFS. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Das Finale der Deutschen Meisterschaft 1947/1948" [Final of the German championship 1947–48]. Fussballdaten.de (in German). Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  12. ^ kicker, page: 248 & 249

Sources

  • 30 Jahre Bundesliga (in German) 30th anniversary special, publisher: kicker Sportmagazin, published: 1993
  • kicker-Almanach 1990 (in German) Yearbook of German football, publisher: kicker Sportmagazin, published: 1989, ISBN 3-7679-0297-4
  • DSFS Liga-Chronik seit 1945 (in German) publisher: DSFS, published: 2005
  • 100 Jahre Süddeutscher Fußball-Verband (in German) 100 Years of the Southern German Football Federation, publisher: SFV, published: 1997

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