1958–59 Oberliga

The 1958–59 Oberliga was the fourteenth season of the Oberliga, the first tier of the football league system in West Germany. The league operated in five regional divisions, Berlin, North, South, Southwest and West. The five league champions and the runners-up from the west, south, southwest and north then entered the 1959 German football championship which was won by Eintracht Frankfurt. It was Frankfurt's sole national championship win.[2] The 1959 final was one of only two post Second World War finals to go into extra time, the other having been in 1949.[3]

Oberliga
Season1958–59
ChampionsHamburger SV
Tasmania 1900 Berlin
Westfalia Herne
FK Pirmasens
Eintracht Frankfurt
RelegatedEintracht Nordhorn
VfL Wolfsburg
BFC Südring
Rapide Wedding
SV Sodingen
STV Horst-Emscher
TuS Neuendorf
SpVgg Weisenau
BC Augsburg
SV Waldhof Mannheim
German championsEintracht Frankfurt
1st German title
Top goalscorerUwe Seeler
(29 goals)[1]
Map of the five German Oberligas 1945 to 1963

A similar-named league, the DDR-Oberliga, existed in East Germany, set at the first tier of the East German football league system. The 1959 DDR-Oberliga was won by SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt.[4]

Oberliga NordEdit

The 1958–59 season saw two new clubs in the league, ASV Bergedorf 85 and VfV Hildesheim, both promoted from the Amateurliga. The league's top scorer was Uwe Seeler of Hamburger SV with 29 goals, the highest total for any scorer in the five Oberligas in 1958–59.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Hamburger SV 30 25 2 3 98 29 +69 52 Qualification to German championship
2 Werder Bremen 30 19 4 7 89 57 +32 42
3 VfR Neumünster 30 14 8 8 47 39 +8 36
4 VfL Osnabrück 30 15 5 10 61 49 +12 35
5 Eintracht Braunschweig 30 13 7 10 64 55 +9 33
6 Hannover 96 30 12 8 10 45 41 +4 32
7 FC St.Pauli 30 11 10 9 52 54 −2 32
8 FC Altona 93 30 14 3 13 51 46 +5 31
9 TuS Bremerhaven 93 30 12 4 14 54 66 −12 28
10 Holstein Kiel 30 12 3 15 57 54 +3 27
11 ASV Bergedorf 85 30 12 3 15 41 50 −9 27
12 Concordia Hamburg 30 9 7 14 53 66 −13 25
13 VfV Hildesheim 30 8 8 14 28 50 −22 24
14 Phönix Lübeck 30 6 10 14 37 58 −21 22
15 Eintracht Nordhorn (R) 30 5 8 17 34 72 −38 18 Relegation to Amateurliga
16 VfL Wolfsburg (R) 30 6 4 20 31 56 −25 16
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

Oberliga BerlinEdit

The 1958–59 season saw two new clubs in the league, BFC Südring and Rapide Wedding, both promoted from the Amateurliga Berlin. The league's top scorer was Reinhard Knöfel of Spandauer SV with 23 goals.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Tasmania 1900 Berlin 33 21 6 6 71 34 +37 48 Qualification to German championship
2 Spandauer SV 33 22 3 8 82 50 +32 47
3 Hertha BSC Berlin 33 19 5 9 81 56 +25 43
4 Viktoria 89 Berlin 33 16 8 9 61 45 +16 40
5 Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin 33 15 5 13 51 47 +4 35
6 Hertha Zehlendorf 33 13 7 13 55 50 +5 33
7 Tennis Borussia Berlin 33 15 3 15 67 62 +5 33
8 Berliner SV 92 33 11 7 15 46 65 −19 29
9 Union 06 Berlin 33 11 6 16 60 68 −8 28
10 Wacker 04 Berlin 33 11 6 16 62 80 −18 28
11 BFC Südring (R) 33 5 7 21 32 73 −41 17 Relegation to Amateurliga Berlin
12 Rapide Wedding (R) 33 5 5 23 43 81 −38 15
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

Oberliga WestEdit

The 1958–59 season saw two new clubs in the league, STV Horst-Emscher and Borussia München-Gladbach, both promoted from the 2. Oberliga West. The league's top scorer was Gerhard Clement of Westfalia Herne with 28 goals.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Westfalia Herne 30 19 7 4 60 23 +37 45 Qualification to German championship
2 1. FC Köln 30 13 13 4 60 35 +25 39
3 Fortuna Düsseldorf 30 17 5 8 89 56 +33 39
4 VfL Bochum 30 14 8 8 61 43 +18 36
5 Borussia Dortmund 30 15 5 10 59 47 +12 35
6 Rot-Weiß Essen 30 13 6 11 51 42 +9 32
7 Preußen Münster 30 13 6 11 50 51 −1 32
8 Meidericher SV 30 12 6 12 44 44 0 30
9 Duisburger SV 30 8 12 10 55 46 +9 28
10 Alemannia Aachen 30 12 4 14 52 56 −4 28
11 FC Schalke 04 30 9 9 12 57 52 +5 27
12 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 30 9 9 12 48 65 −17 27
13 Borussia München-Gladbach 30 8 9 13 39 58 −19 25
14 Viktoria Köln 30 8 7 15 57 83 −26 23
15 SV Sodingen (R) 30 6 9 15 34 57 −23 21 Relegation to 2. Oberliga West
16 STV Horst-Emscher (R) 30 4 5 21 32 90 −58 13
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

Oberliga SüdwestEdit

The 1958–59 season saw two new clubs in the league, Sportfreunde Saarbrücken and SpVgg Weisenau, both promoted from the 2. Oberliga Südwest. The league's top scorers were Rudolf Bast (FV Speyer) and Helmut Kapitulski (FK Pirmasens) with 25 goals each.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 FK Pirmasens 30 24 4 2 95 32 +63 52 Qualification to German championship
2 Borussia Neunkirchen 30 22 4 4 95 35 +60 48
3 1. FC Kaiserslautern 30 20 4 6 99 44 +55 44
4 1. FC Saarbrücken 30 17 4 9 85 55 +30 38
5 Phönix Ludwigshafen 30 15 7 8 64 38 +26 37
6 Sportfreunde Saarbrücken 30 13 4 13 60 63 −3 30
7 VfR Frankenthal 30 9 11 10 44 40 +4 29
8 Eintracht Trier 30 10 8 12 54 61 −7 28
9 Saar 05 Saarbrücken 30 10 6 14 54 82 −28 26
10 Eintracht Kreuznach 30 9 7 14 43 75 −32 25
11 FSV Mainz 05 30 9 6 15 55 78 −23 24
12 FV Speyer 30 8 7 15 42 71 −29 23
13 TuRa Ludwigshafen 30 7 8 15 38 63 −25 22
14 Wormatia Worms 30 9 3 18 48 81 −33 21
15 TuS Neuendorf (R) 30 5 8 17 56 81 −25 18 Relegation to 2. Oberliga Südwest
16 SpVgg Weisenau (R) 30 3 9 18 40 73 −33 15
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(R) Relegated.

Oberliga SüdEdit

The 1958–59 season saw two new clubs in the league, TSG Ulm 1846 and SV Waldhof Mannheim, both promoted from the 2. Oberliga Süd. The league's top scorer was Ernst-Otto Meyer of VfR Mannheim with 27 goals, a record third time finishing as the league's top scorer.[5]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Eintracht Frankfurt (C) 30 22 5 3 71 25 +46 49 Qualification to German championship
2 Kickers Offenbach 30 20 7 3 73 31 +42 47
3 1. FC Nürnberg 30 19 5 6 80 38 +42 43
4 Bayern München 30 17 5 8 79 49 +30 39
5 VfB Stuttgart 30 11 8 11 61 49 +12 30
6 TSV 1860 München 30 12 6 12 61 57 +4 30
7 SpVgg Fürth 30 11 8 11 47 45 +2 30
8 VfR Mannheim 30 12 5 13 65 71 −6 29
9 Karlsruher SC 30 12 4 14 73 69 +4 28
10 FC Schweinfurt 05 30 8 9 13 47 59 −12 25
11 FSV Frankfurt 30 10 4 16 49 69 −20 24
12 SSV Reutlingen 30 9 6 15 44 71 −27 24
13 TSG Ulm 1846 30 8 6 16 39 57 −18 22
14 Viktoria Aschaffenburg 30 9 4 17 43 69 −26 22
15 BC Augsburg (R) 30 9 2 19 53 85 −32 20 Relegation to 2. Oberliga Süd
16 SV Waldhof Mannheim (R) 30 5 8 17 43 84 −41 18
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

German championshipEdit

The 1959 German football championship was contested by the nine qualified Oberliga teams and won by Eintracht Frankfurt, defeating Kickers Offenbach in the final. The runners-up of the Oberliga Nord and Südwest played a pre-qualifying match. The remaining eight clubs then played a home-and-away round in two groups of four. The two group winners then advanced to the final.[6]

QualifyingEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Werder Bremen 6–3 Borussia Neunkirchen

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Eintracht Frankfurt (Q) 6 6 0 0 26 11 +15 12 Qualified to final
2 1. FC Köln 6 2 1 3 10 14 −4 5
3 FK Pirmasens 6 2 0 4 16 18 −2 4
4 Werder Bremen 6 1 1 4 12 21 −9 3
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
1 Kickers Offenbach (Q) 6 4 1 1 14 9 +5 9 Qualified to final
2 Hamburger SV 6 4 0 2 13 8 +5 8
3 Westfalia Herne 6 2 0 4 8 13 −5 4
4 Tasmania 1900 Berlin 6 1 1 4 6 11 −5 3
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

FinalEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Eintracht Frankfurt 5–3 aet Kickers Offenbach

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Fußball-Torjägerstatistik Deutschland (in German) Goal scorer statistics Germany, author: Walter Grüber, published: 2011, accessed: 21 December 2015
  2. ^ Eintracht Frankfurt » Steckbrief (in German) Weltfussball.de – Eintracht Frankfurt honours, accessed: 19 December 2015
  3. ^ (West) Germany -List of champions rsssf.com, accessed: 19 December 2015
  4. ^ East Germany 1946-1990 rsssf.com, accessed: 15 December 2015
  5. ^ 100 Jahre Süddeutscher Fußball-Verband, page: 165
  6. ^ Das Finale der Deutschen Meisterschaft 1958/1959 (in German) Fussballdaten.de, accessed: 16 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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