1949 German football championship

The 1949 German football championship, the 39th edition of the competition, was the culmination of the 1948–49 football season in Germany. VfR Mannheim were crowned champions for the first time after a one-leg knock-out tournament. It was both sides' first appearance in the final.[1][2]

1949 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Deutsche Meisterschale.JPG
CountryWest Germany
Dates29 May – 10 July
Teams10
ChampionsVfR Mannheim
1st German title
Runners-upBorussia Dortmund
Third place1. FC Kaiserslautern
Fourth placeKickers Offenbach
Matches played14
Goals scored48 (3.43 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Alfred Boller
Ernst Löttke
(4 goals each)
1948
1950

The tournament was expanded so that ten teams were to take part in the final stage which was played as a one-leg knock-out tournament, with the matches played on neutral ground. The five regional Oberliga winners, along with VfR Mannheim and Wormatia Worms, automatically qualified for the quarter finals, while the remaining three teams played qualifying rounds to clinch the eighth place.

The 1949 championship was the first to see a new trophy for the champions awarded. The pre-Second World War trophy, the Viktoria, had disappeared during the final stages of the war and would not resurface until after the German reunification. The new trophy, the Meisterschale, was not ready for the 1948 season but was finished in time to be awarded to the 1949 champions.[3][4]

Qualified teamsEdit

The clubs qualified through the 1948–49 Oberliga season:

Club Qualified from
Hamburger SV Oberliga Nord champions
FC St. Pauli Oberliga Nord runners-up
Borussia Dortmund Oberliga West champions
Rot-Weiss Essen Oberliga West runners-up
Berliner SV 92 Oberliga Berlin champions
1. FC Kaiserslautern Oberliga Südwest champions
VfR Wormatia Worms Oberliga Südwest runners-up
Kickers Offenbach Oberliga Süd champions
VfR Mannheim Oberliga Süd runners-up
FC Bayern Munich Oberliga Süd third place

CompetitionEdit

First qualifying roundEdit

29 May 1949 FC St. Pauli 4 – 1 Rot-Weiss Essen Braunschweig
Boller   14'54'
Stender   20'
Michael   87'
Cornelissen   83' Stadium: Eintracht-Stadion
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Boullion (Königsberg)

Second qualifying roundEdit

5 June 1949 FC St. Pauli 1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Bayern Munich Hanover
Boller   49' Resch   88' Stadium: Eilenriedestadion
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Schumann (Berlin)

ReplayEdit

6 June 1949 FC St. Pauli 2 – 0 Bayern Munich Hanover
Woitas   8'
Boller   66'
Stadium: Eilenriedestadion
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Schumann (Berlin)

Quarter-finalsEdit

Berliner SV 920 – 5Borussia Dortmund
Michallek   3'77'
Erdmann   17'
Preißler   44'
Kasperski   83'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Schulz (Dresden)

1. FC Kaiserslautern1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
FC St. Pauli
O.Walter   10' Woitas   43'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Bernbeck (Frankfurt)

Kickers Offenbach2 – 2
(a.e.t.)
Wormatia Worms
Maier   71'73' Müller   35'
Vogt   90'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Heuck (Kiel)

VfR Mannheim5 – 0Hamburger SV
de la Vigne   20'
Bolleyer   30'
Langlotz   79' (pen.)90'
Löttke   84'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Trompetter (Cologne)

ReplaysEdit

1. FC Kaiserslautern4 – 1FC St. Pauli
O.Walter   8'
Baßler   15'
Grewenig   86'90'
Appel   4'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Strobel (Schwabach)

Kickers Offenbach2 – 0Wormatia Worms
Maier   12'
Selbert   70' (o.g.)
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Imbeck (Hamburg)

Semi-finalsEdit

Borussia Dortmund0 – 0
(a.e.t.)
1. FC Kaiserslautern
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Eberle (Stuttgart)

VfR Mannheim2 – 1Kickers Offenbach
Löttke   1'
de la Vigne   8'
Schreiner   3'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Kormannshaus (Bad Oeynhausen)

ReplayEdit

Borussia Dortmund4 – 11. FC Kaiserslautern
Preißler   22'60'
Michallek   35'
Erdmann   85'
Baßler   50'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Fink (Frankfurt)

Third place play-offEdit

1. FC Kaiserslautern2 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Kickers Offenbach
Grewenig   97'
O.Walter   109'
Schreiner   120'
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Witthaus (Duisburg)

FinalEdit

VfR Mannheim3 – 2
(a.e.t.)
Borussia Dortmund
Löttke   74'   108'
Langlotz   85'
Erdmann   5'   82'
Attendance: 92,000
Referee: Zacher (Berlin)
VFR MANNHEIM:
GK   Hermann Jöckel
DF   Kurt Keuerleber
DF   Philip Henninger
DF   Eugen Rößling
MF   Fritz Bolleyer
MF   Jakob Müller
MF   Rudi Maier
FW   Ernst Löttke
FW   Ernst Langlotz
FW   Rudolf de la Vigne
FW   Kurt Stiefvater
Manager:
  Hans Schmidt
BORUSSIA DORTMUND:
GK   Günther Rau
DF   Max Michallek
DF   Paul Koschmieder
DF   Erwin Halfen
DF   Heinrich Ruhmhofer
MF   Friedel Ibel
MF   Wilhelm Buddenberg
FW   Edmund Kasperski
FW   Werner Erdmann
FW   Erich Schanko
FW   Alfred Preißler
Manager:
  Eduard Havlicek

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (West) Germany -List of champions rsssf.com, accessed: 22 December 2015
  2. ^ VfR Mannheim » Steckbrief (in German) Weltfussball.de – VfR Mannheim honours, accessed: 22 December 2015
  3. ^ Die "Viktoria" (in German) DFB website – The "Viktoria", accessed: 30 December 2015
  4. ^ Meisterschale (in German) DFB website, accessed: 30 December 2015

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