1942 German football championship

The 1942 German football championship, the 35th edition of the competition, was won by Schalke 04, the club's sixth championship, won by defeating First Vienna FC in the final. It marked the third and last occasion of a club from Vienna (German: Wien) in the final, Rapid Wien having won the competition in the previous season while Admira Wien had made a losing appearance in the 1939 final.[1] It was the last time that Schalke was awarded the Viktoria, the annual trophy for the German champions from 1903 to 1944 as the trophy disappeared during the final stages of the Second World War.[2]

1942 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Victoria Schalke-Museum.jpg
Replica of the Viktoria trophy
CountryGermany
Dates10 May – 4 July
Teams25
ChampionsSchalke 04
6th German title
Runners-upFirst Vienna
Third placeBlau-Weiß 90 Berlin
Fourth placeKickers Offenbach
Matches played26
Goals scored120 (4.62 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Fritz Szepan (8 goals)
1941
1943

Schalke's Fritz Szepan was the 1942 championships top scorer with eight goals.[3]

The 1942 championship marked the last highlight of the golden era of Schalke 04 which had reached the semi-finals of each edition of the national championship from 1932 to 1942 and won the competition in 1934, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1940 and 1942 while losing the final in 1933, 1938 and 1941. By appearing in the 1942 final Schalke also equaled Hertha BSC's record of six consecutive final appearances which the latter had set from 1926 to 1931. Schalke would however not win another German championship until 1958.[1][4]

The twenty-five 1941–42 Gauliga champions, five more than in the previous season,[5] competed in a single-leg knock out competition to determine the national champion.[6] In the following season, the German championship was played with twenty nine clubs. From there it gradually expanded further through a combination of territorial expansion of Nazi Germany and the sub-dividing of the Gauligas in later years, reaching a strength of thirty one in its last completed season, 1943–44.[5]

Qualified teamsEdit

The teams qualified through the 1941–42 Gauliga season:[6]

Club Qualified from
SV Waldhof Mannheim Gauliga Baden
FC Schweinfurt 05 Gauliga Bayern
Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin Gauliga Berlin-Brandenburg
HUS Marienwerder Gauliga Danzig-Westpreußen
SG SS Straßburg Gauliga Elsaß
LSV Boelcke Krakau Gauliga Generalgouvernement
Kickers Offenbach Gauliga Hessen-Nassau
Borussia Fulda Gauliga Kurhessen
SV Dessau 05 Gauliga Mitte
VfL 99 Köln Gauliga Mittelrhein
FV Stadt Düdelingen Gauliga Moselland
Sportfreunde Hamborn Gauliga Niederrhein
Werder Bremen Gauliga Niedersachsen
SV Breslau 02 Gauliga Niederschlesien
Eimsbütteler TV Gauliga Nordmark
Germania Königshütte Gauliga Oberschlesien
First Vienna Gauliga Ostmark
VfB Königsberg Gauliga Ostpreußen
LSV Pütnitz Gauliga Pommern
SC Planitz Gauliga Sachsen
LSV Olmütz Gauliga Sudetenland
Polizei Litzmannstadt Gauliga Wartheland
Schalke 04 Gauliga Westfalen
1. FC Kaiserslautern Gauliga Westmark
Stuttgarter Kickers Gauliga Württemberg

CompetitionEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
10 May 1942[7]
Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin 3–1 LSV Pütnitz
Borussia Fulda 0–2 SV Dessau 05
Sportfreunde Hamborn 1–1 Werder Bremen
HUS Marienwerder 1–7 VfB Königsberg
1. FC Kaiserslautern 7–1 SV Waldhof Mannheim
LSV Olmütz 0–1 First Vienna FC
SC Planitz 5–2 LSV Boelcke Krakau
SG SS Straßburg 2–0 Stuttgarter Kickers
FV Stadt Düdelingen 0–2 Schalke 04

ReplayEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
17 May 1942
Werder Bremen 5–1 Sportfreunde Hamborn

Round of 16Edit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
24 May 1942[8]
SV Dessau 05 0–3 Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin
Schalke 04 9–3 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Kickers Offenbach 3–1 VfL 99 Köln
SC Planitz 2–1 SV Breslau 02
SG SS Strassburg 2–1 FC Schweinfurt 05
VfB Königsberg 8–1 Polizei Litzmannstadt
First Vienna FC 1–0 Germania Königshütte
Werder Bremen 4–2 Eimsbütteler TV

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
7 June1942[9]
Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin 2–1 VfB Königsberg
Schalke 04 6–0 SG SS Straßburg
Kickers Offenbach 4–3 Werder Bremen
First Vienna FC 3–2 SC Planitz

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
21 June 1942[10]
Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin 2–3 First Vienna FC
Schalke 04 6–0 Kickers Offenbach

Third place play-offEdit

Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin4 – 0Kickers Offenbach
Herberger   18'
Lay   55'
Hientz   64'
Kraetke   83'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Rättig

FinalEdit

Schalke 042 – 0First Vienna FC
Kalwitzki   12'
Szepan   42'
Report
Attendance: 90,000
Referee: Bouillon (Königsberg)
FC GELSENKIRCHEN-SCHALKE 04:
GK   Heinz Flotho
DF   Heinz Hinz
DF   Otto Schweisfurth
MF   Hans Bornemann
MF   Otto Tibulski
MF   Herbert Burdenski
FW   Ernst Kalwitzki
FW   Fritz Szepan
FW   Hermann Eppenhoff
FW   Ernst Kuzorra
FW   Adolf Urban
Manager:
  Otto Faist
VIENNA:
GK   Stefan Ploc
DF   Otto Kaller
DF   Willibald Schmaus
MF   Vitus Kubicka
MF   Ernst Sabeditsch
MF   Franz Jaburek
FW   Karl Bortoli
FW   Karl Decker
FW   Franz Holeschofski
FW   Karl Lechner
FW   Franz Erdl
Manager:
  Fritz Gschweidl

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b (West) Germany -List of champions rsssf.com, accessed: 26 December 2015
  2. ^ POKALE AUF REISEN: VIKTORIA UND CO. WANDERN INS FUSSBALLMUSEUM (in German) DFB website, accessed: 27 December 2015
  3. ^ "Deutsche Meisterschaft » Torschützenkönige" [German championship: Top goal scorer]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  4. ^ FC Schalke 04 » Steckbrief (in German) Weltfussball.de – FC Schalke 04 honours, accessed: 26 December 2015
  5. ^ a b kicker Allmanach 1990, page: 243-245
  6. ^ a b German championship 1942 rsssf.com, accessed: 26 December 2015
  7. ^ German championship 1942 – Qualifying (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 26 December 2015
  8. ^ German championship 1942 – Round of sixteen (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 26 December 2015
  9. ^ German championship 1942 – Quarter finals (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 26 December 2015
  10. ^ German championship 1942 – Semifinals (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 26 December 2015

SourcesEdit

  • kicker Allmanach 1990, by kicker, page 164 & 177 - German championship

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