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The 1950 German football championship, the 40th edition of the competition, was the culmination of the 1949–50 football season in Germany. VfB Stuttgart won their first championship in a one-leg knock-out tournament. It was the third championship after the end of World War II.[1][2][3]

1950 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Deutsche Meisterschale.JPG
CountryWest Germany
Dates21 May – 25 June
ChampionsVfB Stuttgart
1st German title
Runners-upKickers Offenbach
Matches played17
Goals scored66 (3.88 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Herbert Wojtkowiak (5 goals)

VfB Stuttgart appeared in their second final, having lost to Schalke 04 in 1935. Losing finalists Kickers Offenbach appeared in a championship final for the first time.

For the first time 16 teams competed for the title, including the runners-up of the Berlin championship. However, East German side Union Oberschöneweide did not receive a travel permit, like SG Planitz two years earlier. Their players nevertheless traveled to Kiel to play Hamburger SV and eventually founded SC Union 06 Berlin. Originally, the first three teams from the DDR-Oberliga had been slated to appear in the championship, but the two football associations eventually could not agree on a mode of play and their places were given to West German Oberliga sides.


Qualified teamsEdit

The clubs qualified through the 1949–50 Oberliga season:

Club Qualified from
Hamburger SV Oberliga Nord champions
FC St. Pauli Oberliga Nord runners-up
VfL Osnabrück Oberliga Nord 3rd place
Borussia Dortmund Oberliga West champions
Preußen Dellbrück Oberliga West runners-up
Rot-Weiss Essen Oberliga West 3rd place
STV Horst-Emscher Oberliga West 4th place
1. FC Kaiserslautern Oberliga Südwest champions
SSV Reutlingen 05 Oberliga Südwest runners-up
TuS Koblenz Oberliga Südwest 3rd place
SpVgg Fürth Oberliga Süd champions
VfB Stuttgart Oberliga Süd runners-up
Kickers Offenbach Oberliga Süd 3rd place
VfR Mannheim Oberliga Süd 4th place
Tennis Borussia Berlin Stadtliga Berlin champions
Union Oberschöneweide Stadtliga Berlin runners-up


Round of 16Edit



VfB Stuttgart5 – 21. FC Kaiserslautern
Schlienz   14'
Bühler   42'
Läpple   52'
Blessing   75'
Baitinger   78'
O.Walter   50'83'
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Hamm (Eschweiler)

SpVgg Fürth2 – 1FC St. Pauli
Brenzke   36' (pen.)
Nöth   45'
Zimmermann   48'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Hoppe (Berlin)

Kickers Offenbach3 – 2Hamburger SV
Buhtz   61'
Wirsching   81'
Weber   88'
Adamkiewicz   4'
Woitkowiak   6'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Witthaus (Duisburg)

Preußen Dellbrück2 – 1VfR Mannheim
Severin   49'
Drost   75'
de la Vigne   63'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Liebig (Berlin)


VfB Stuttgart4 – 1SpVgg Fürth
Bühler   34'57'
Blessing   39'
Läpple   75'
Schade   11'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Schmetzer

Preußen Dellbrück0 – 0Kickers Offenbach
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Burmeister (Hamburg)


Preußen Dellbrück0 – 3Kickers Offenbach
Kaufhold   1'
Baas   73'
Weber   74'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Heuck (Kiel)


VfB Stuttgart2 – 1Kickers Offenbach
Läpple   17'
Bühler   27'
Buhtz   47'
Attendance: 95,051
Referee: Hunting
    Otto Schmid
    Josef Ledl
    Richard Steimle
    Erich Retter
    Erwin Läpple
    Robert Schlienz
    Ernst Otterbach
    Karl Barufka
    Otto Baitinger
    Walter Bühler
    Rolf Blessing
  Georg Wurzer
    Josef Schepper
    Willi Magel
    Ferdinand Emberger
    Heinrich Baas
    Kurt Schreiner
    Gerhard Kaufhold
    Horst Buhtz
    Albert Wirsching
    Wilhelm Weber
    Anton Picard
    Willi Keim
  Paul Oßwald


  1. ^ (West) Germany -List of champions, accessed: 22 December 2015
  2. ^ Winkler, Pierre (9 September 2002). "Germany - Championships 1947-1963". Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1949/1950 .:. Finale". (in German). Retrieved 25 July 2011.

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