This season (2016-17) marks the 25 th anniversary of the last participation of the DDR clubs in UEFA competition (European Champions Club Cup, UEFA Cup, UEFA Cup Winners Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup)
Not all the last representatives clubs of East Germany in UEFA competition were eliminated on 1st round in their respective matches, Rot Weiss Erfurt progressed to the 2nd round after winning 2-0 on aggregate to FC Groningen from The Netherlands, the others did not progress to the 2nd round Hansa Rostock vs FC Barcelona, Hallescher FC vs Torpedo Moscow and Eisenhüttenstadt FC Stahl vs Galatasaray
In the Intertoto Cup Energie Cottbus played in group 4 with FC Dukla Banská Bystrica(CZE), Silkeborg IF (Denmark) and Hammarby IF (SWE) and ended last.
Hallescher FC also played in group 3 and ended 2nd
Hansa Rostock vs FC Barcelona