1952–53 Oberliga

The 1952–53 Oberliga was the eighth season of the Oberliga, the first tier of the football league system in West Germany and the Saar Protectorate. The league operated in five regional divisions, Berlin, North, South, Southwest and West. The five league champions and the runners-up from the south, north and west then entered the 1953 German football championship which was won by 1. FC Kaiserslautern. It was 1. FC Kaiserslautern's second national championship, having previously won it in 1951.[2][3]

Oberliga
Season1952–53
ChampionsHamburger SV
Union 06 Berlin
Borussia Dortmund
1. FC Kaiserslautern
Eintracht Frankfurt
RelegatedConcordia Hamburg
Eintracht Osnabrück
BFC Südring
SC Südwest Berlin
Hertha BSC Berlin
Sportfreunde Katernberg
SpVgg Erkenschwick
FV Engers
BFV Hassia Bingen
VfR Mannheim
Stuttgarter Kickers
German champions1. FC Kaiserslautern
2nd German title
Top goalscorerFritz Walter
(38 goals)[1]
Map of the five German Oberligas 1945 to 1963

1. FC Köln set a new Oberliga start record in 1952–53, winning its first eleven games, a mark later equaled by Hannover 96 in 1953–54 and Hamburger SV in 1961–62 but never surpassed.[4]

A similar-named league, the DDR-Oberliga, existed in East Germany, set at the first tier of the East German football league system. The 1952–53 DDR-Oberliga was won by Dynamo Dresden.[5]

Oberliga NordEdit

The 1952–53 season saw three new clubs in the league, FC Altona 93, Harburger TB and VfB Lübeck, all promoted from the Amateurliga. The league's top scorer was Günter Schlegel of Göttingen 05 with 26 goals.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Hamburger SV 30 18 7 5 78 57 +21 43 Qualification to German championship
2 Holstein Kiel 30 15 9 6 66 38 +28 39
3 Werder Bremen 30 15 7 8 71 55 +16 37
4 VfL Osnabrück 30 15 5 10 66 47 +19 35
5 Göttingen 05 30 13 6 11 73 57 +16 32
6 FC Altona 93 30 13 6 11 73 69 +4 32
7 Hannover 96 30 10 10 10 52 53 −1 30
8 TuS Bremerhaven 93 30 9 11 10 50 60 −10 29
9 FC St. Pauli 30 11 6 13 62 57 +5 28
10 Eimsbütteler TV 30 12 4 14 59 62 −3 28
11 VfB Lübeck 30 9 10 11 46 63 −17 28
12 Arminia Hannover 30 9 9 12 51 62 −11 27
13 Bremer SV 30 12 2 16 65 71 −6 26
14 Harburger TB 30 11 2 17 47 71 −24 24
15 Concordia Hamburg (R) 30 8 7 15 47 62 −15 23 Relegation to Amateurliga
16 Eintracht Osnabrück (R) 30 5 9 16 54 76 −22 19
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

Oberliga BerlinEdit

The 1952–53 season saw two new clubs in the league, BFC Südring and SC Südwest Berlin, both promoted from the Amateurliga Berlin. The league's top scorer was Alfred Herrmann of Minerva 93 Berlin with 17 goals.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Union 06 Berlin 24 17 6 1 57 26 +31 40 Qualification to German championship
2 Spandauer SV 24 14 3 7 53 23 +30 31
3 Tennis Borussia Berlin 24 12 7 5 46 29 +17 31
4 Viktoria 89 Berlin 24 11 6 7 62 41 +21 28
5 Berliner SV 92 24 12 4 8 56 39 +17 28
6 Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin 24 12 2 10 54 44 +10 26
7 Alemannia 90 Berlin 24 10 5 9 44 37 +7 25
8 Minerva 93 Berlin 24 9 5 10 45 48 −3 23
9 Wacker 04 Berlin 24 8 5 11 42 43 −1 21
10 BFC Nordstern 24 5 9 10 37 56 −19 19
11 BFC Südring (R) 24 5 6 13 30 60 −30 16 Relegation to Amateurliga Berlin
12 SC Südwest Berlin (R) 24 3 6 15 32 64 −32 12
13 Hertha BSC Berlin (R) 24 3 6 15 32 79 −47 12
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

Oberliga WestEdit

The 1952–53 season saw two new clubs in the league, SV Sodingen and Borussia München-Gladbach, both promoted from the 2. Oberliga West. The league's top scorer was Hans Schäfer of 1. FC Köln with 26 goals.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Borussia Dortmund 30 20 6 4 87 36 +51 46 Qualification to German championship
2 1. FC Köln 30 19 5 6 86 42 +44 43
3 Rot-Weiß Essen 30 18 4 8 86 40 +46 40
4 Meidericher SV 30 15 6 9 63 51 +12 36
5 Alemannia Aachen 30 14 6 10 61 57 +4 34
6 FC Schalke 04 30 14 5 11 67 49 +18 33
7 Preußen Münster 30 12 8 10 74 60 +14 32
8 Preußen Dellbrück 30 12 7 11 52 39 +13 31
9 Fortuna Düsseldorf 30 14 2 14 68 60 +8 30
10 Bayer Leverkusen 30 10 9 11 50 68 −18 29
11 SV Sodingen 30 7 11 12 47 54 −7 25
12 STV Horst-Emscher 30 9 5 16 42 73 −31 23
13 Schwarz-Weiß Essen 30 9 4 17 54 76 −22 22
14 Borussia München-Gladbach 30 7 7 16 31 80 −49 21
15 Sportfreunde Katernberg (R) 30 7 5 18 57 91 −34 19 Relegation to 2. Oberliga West
16 SpVgg Erkenschwick (R) 30 6 4 20 41 90 −49 16
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

Oberliga SüdwestEdit

The 1952–53 season saw four new clubs in the league, BFV Hassia Bingen, FV Speyer and VfR Kirn, all promoted from the 2. Oberliga Südwest while Saar 05 Saarbrücken was promoted from the Amateurliga Saarland. The league's top scorer was Fritz Walter of 1. FC Kaiserslautern with 38 goals, the highest total for the five Oberligas in 1952–53.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 1. FC Kaiserslautern (C) 30 23 5 2 127 31 +96 51 Qualification to German championship
2 TuS Neuendorf 30 21 4 5 97 28 +69 46
3 1. FC Saarbrücken 30 22 2 6 89 39 +50 46
4 Wormatia Worms 30 16 5 9 85 58 +27 37
5 TuRa Ludwigshafen 30 12 10 8 57 47 +10 34
6 Borussia Neunkirchen 30 12 7 11 36 46 −10 31
7 FK Pirmasens 30 12 6 12 64 56 +8 30
8 FSV Mainz 05 30 12 6 12 59 55 +4 30
9 Saar 05 Saarbrücken 30 12 4 14 54 62 −8 28
10 FV Speyer 30 10 8 12 33 39 −6 28
11 VfR Kaiserslautern 30 12 3 15 55 72 −17 27
12 Phönix Ludwigshafen 30 9 6 15 44 68 −24 24
13 Eintracht Trier 30 10 3 17 43 66 −23 23
14 VfR Kirn 30 9 4 17 41 73 −32 22
15 FV Engers (R) 30 7 6 17 46 81 −35 20 Relegation to 2. Oberliga Südwest
16 BFV Hassia Bingen[a] (R) 30 0 3 27 32 141 −109 3
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ BFV Hassia Bingen was promoted to the Oberliga because VfR Frankenthal was retrospectivly relegated from the league after the first round of the 1952–53 season for attempting to bribe 1. FC Saarbrücken to lose their game against Frankenthal during the 1951–52 season.[6]

Oberliga SüdEdit

The 1952–53 season saw two new clubs in the league, TSG Ulm 1846 and BC Augsburg, both promoted from the 2. Oberliga Süd. The league's top scorer was Horst Schade of SpVgg Fürth with 22 goals.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Eintracht Frankfurt 30 16 7 7 62 49 +13 39 Qualification to German championship
2 VfB Stuttgart 30 15 8 7 69 33 +36 38
3 SpVgg Fürth 30 12 11 7 65 45 +20 35
4 Karlsruher SC 30 15 4 11 68 52 +16 34
5 FC Schweinfurt 05 30 12 8 10 40 51 −11 32
6 Kickers Offenbach 30 11 8 11 61 53 +8 30
7 FC Bayern Munich 30 12 6 12 59 56 +3 30
8 1. FC Nürnberg 30 11 7 12 67 61 +6 29
9 SV Waldhof Mannheim 30 13 3 14 56 62 −6 29
10 BC Augsburg 30 13 2 15 59 61 −2 28
11 FSV Frankfurt 30 9 10 11 38 44 −6 28
12 Viktoria Aschaffenburg 30 11 6 13 59 74 −15 28
13 VfR Mannheim 30 9 9 12 46 59 −13 27
14 Stuttgarter Kickers 30 10 6 14 65 69 −4 26
15 TSV 1860 München (R) 30 6 12 12 46 58 −12 24 Relegation to 2. Oberliga Süd
16 TSG Ulm 1846 (R) 30 7 7 16 41 74 −33 21
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

German championshipEdit

The 1953 German football championship was contested by the eight qualified Oberliga teams and won by 1. FC Kaiserslautern, defeating VfB Stuttgart in the final. The eight clubs played a home-and-away round of matches in two groups of four. The two group winners then advanced to the final.[7]

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation KAI EF KOL HK
1 1. FC Kaiserslautern (Q) 6 5 1 0 16 7 +9 11 Qualified to final 5–1 2–2 2–1
2 Eintracht Frankfurt 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 7 0–1 2–0 4–1
3 1. FC Köln 6 1 3 2 8 10 −2 5 1–2 0–0 3–2
4 Holstein Kiel 6 0 1 5 8 16 −8 1 2–4 0–1 2–2
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation VFB BD HSV UB
1 VfB Stuttgart (Q) 6 5 0 1 16 6 +10 10 Qualified to final 2–1 2–1 6–0
2 Borussia Dortmund 6 5 0 1 17 7 +10 10 2–1 4–1 4–0
3 Hamburger SV 6 1 1 4 11 15 −4 3 1–2 3–4 3–1
4 SC Union 06 Berlin 6 0 1 5 4 20 −16 1 1–3 0–2 2–2
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

FinalEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
1. FC Kaiserslautern 4–1 VfB Stuttgart

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Fußball-Torjägerstatistik Deutschland (in German) Goal scorer statistics Germany, author: Walter Grüber, published: 2011, accessed: 21 December 2015
  2. ^ (West) Germany -List of champions rsssf.com, accessed: 21 December 2015
  3. ^ 1. FC Kaiserslautern » Steckbrief (in German) Weltfussball.de – 1. FC Kaiserslautern honours, accessed: 21 December 2015
  4. ^ kicker Allmanach 1990, page: 245
  5. ^ East Germany 1946-1990 rsssf.com, accessed: 15 December 2015
  6. ^ VfR Frankenthal (in German) suedwest-fussball.de, Club profile, accessed: 22 December 2015
  7. ^ Das Finale der Deutschen Meisterschaft 1952/1953 (in German) Fussballdaten.de, accessed: 21 December 2015

SourcesEdit

  • 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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