1951 German football championship

The 1951 German football championship was the culmination of the football season in the West Germany in 1950–51. 1. FC Kaiserslautern were crowned champions for the first time after a group stage and a final.[1][2]

1951 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
CountryWest Germany
Dates6 May – 30 June
Teams8
Champions1. FC Kaiserslautern
1st German title
Runners-upPreußen Münster
Matches played25
Goals scored99 (3.96 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Werner Baßler
Horst Eckel
Adolf Kallenborn
Konrad Winterstein
(6 goals each)
1950
1952

Qualified teamsEdit

The teams qualified through the 1950–51 Oberliga season:

Club Qualified from
Hamburger SV Oberliga Nord champions
FC St. Pauli Oberliga Nord runners-up
Schalke 04 Oberliga West champions
Preußen Münster Oberliga West runners-up
1. FC Kaiserslautern Oberliga Südwest champions
1. FC Nürnberg Oberliga Süd champions
SpVgg Fürth Oberliga Süd runners-up
Tennis Borussia Berlin Oberliga Berlin champions

CompetitionEdit

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification FCK S04 FUE STP
1 1. FC Kaiserslautern 6 4 1 1 14 8 1.750 9 Advance to final 1–0 2–2 2–0
2 Schalke 04 6 3 1 2 7 6 1.167 7 3–2 2–1 1–2
3 SpVgg Fürth 6 1 2 3 8 9 0.889 4 1–3 0–0 4–1
4 FC St. Pauli 6 2 0 4 6 12 0.500 4 2–4 0–1 1–0
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal ratio.
6 May 1951 1. FC Kaiserslautern 2 – 2 SpVgg Fürth Ludwigshafen
Eckel   13', 71' Helbig   47'
Nöth   65'
Stadium: Südweststadion
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Kormannshaus (Gohfeld)
6 May 1951 Schalke 04 1 – 2 FC St. Pauli Gelsenkirchen
Kleina   36' Haß   53'
Kruppa   80'
Stadium: Glückauf-Kampfbahn
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Zacher (Berlin)
13 May 1951 FC St. Pauli 2 – 4 1. FC Kaiserslautern Hamburg
Boller   30' (pen.)
Kruppa   81'
Baßler   10', 17'
Wanger   80'
F. Walter   88'
Stadium: Millerntor-Stadion
Attendance: 30,000
13 May 1951 SpVgg Fürth 0 – 0 Schalke 04 Fürth
Stadium: Sportpark Ronhof
Attendance: 22,000
20 May 1951 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1 – 0 Schalke 04 Ludwigshafen
Baßler   5' Stadium: Südweststadion
Attendance: 70,000
20 May 1951 SpVgg Fürth 4 – 1 FC St. Pauli Fürth
Appis   30'
Schade   45', 46', 82'
Haß   66' Stadium: Sportpark Ronhof
Attendance: 23,000
27 May 1951 1. FC Kaiserslautern 2 – 0 FC St. Pauli Ludwigshafen
Eckel   15', 30' Stadium: Südweststadion
Attendance: 30,000
27 May 1951 Schalke 04 2 – 1 SpVgg Fürth Gelsenkirchen
Matzkowski   43' (pen.)
Kleina   83'
Appis   72' (pen.) Stadium: Glückauf-Kampfbahn
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Burmeister (Hamburg)
3 June 1951 SpVgg Fürth 1 – 3 1. FC Kaiserslautern Fürth
Appis   39' Baßler   18', 63'
Eckel   20'
Stadium: Sportpark Ronhof
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Nettekoven (Bonn)
3 June 1951 FC St. Pauli 0 – 1 Schalke 04 Hamburg
Dargaschewski   13' Stadium: Millerntor-Stadion
Attendance: 12,000
10 June 1951 Schalke 04 3 – 2 1. FC Kaiserslautern Gelsenkirchen
Malinowski   16', 75'
Eppenhoff   88'
Baßler   3'
Eckel   8'
Stadium: Glückauf-Kampfbahn
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Skuballa (Hamburg)
10 June 1951 FC St. Pauli 1 – 0 SpVgg Fürth Hamburg
Beck   13' Stadium: Millerntor-Stadion
Attendance: 4,000

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification PRM FCN HSV TBB
1 Preußen Münster 6 4 0 2 22 16 1.375 8 Advance to final 6–4 3–1 2–3
2 1. FC Nürnberg 6 4 0 2 17 13 1.308 8 1–2 4–1 3–1
3 Hamburger SV 6 3 0 3 12 12 1.000 6 5–1 1–2 3–2
4 Tennis Borussia Berlin 6 1 0 5 10 20 0.500 2 2–8 2–3 0–1
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal ratio.
6 May 1951 Hamburger SV 3 – 2 TeBe Berlin Hamburg
Woitkowiak   49'
Spundflasche   71'
Adamkiewicz   79'
Schmutzler   16'
Graf   84'
Stadium: Sportplatz am Rothenbaum
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Pennig (Mannheim)
6 May 1951 1. FC Nürnberg 1 – 2 Preußen Münster Nuremberg
Brenzke   56' (pen.) Lammers   18'
Preißler   40'
Stadium: Club-Stadion im Zabo
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Burmeister (Hamburg)
13 May 1951 TeBe Berlin 2 – 3 1. FC Nürnberg Berlin
Berndt   41'
Wilde   60' (pen.)
Brenzke   42'
Winterstein   45'
Kallenborn   69'
Stadium: Olympiastadion
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Skuballa (Hamburg)
13 May 1951 Preußen Münster 3 – 1 Hamburger SV Münster
Preißler   29'
Lammers   59'
Weghorst   87'
Rohrberg   78' Stadium: Preußenstadion
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Dusch (Kaiserslautern)
20 May 1951 Hamburger SV 1 – 2 1. FC Nürnberg Hamburg
Adamkiewicz   65' Winterstein   9'
Herbolsheimer   32'
Stadium: Sportplatz am Rothenbaum
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Nettekoven (Bonn)
20 May 1951 Preußen Münster 2 – 3 TeBe Berlin Münster
Weghorst   50'
Preißler   71'
Schulz   35' (o.g.)
Schmutzler   85'
Berndt   88'
Stadium: Preußenstadion
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Fink (Frankfurt)
27 May 1951 Hamburger SV 5 – 1 Preußen Münster Hamburg
Woitkowiak   39', 81'
Harden   60', 79'
Ebeling   89'
Gerritzen   48' Stadium: Sportplatz am Rothenbaum
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Schmetzer (Mannheim)
27 May 1951 1. FC Nürnberg 3 – 1 TeBe Berlin Nuremberg
Kallenborn   30'
Winterstein   55'
Brenzke   89' (pen.)
Graf   33' Stadium: Club-Stadion im Zabo
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Kormannshaus (Gohfeld)
3 June 1951 TeBe Berlin 0 – 1 Hamburger SV Berlin
Adamkiewicz   84' Stadium: Olympiastadion
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Reinhardt (Stuttgart)
3 June 1951 Preußen Münster 6 – 4 1. FC Nürnberg Münster
Preißler   14'
Rachuba   25', 63'
Gerritzen   32', 51'
Lammers   50'
Winterstein   10', 81'
Morlock   15'
Kallenborn   83'
Stadium: Preußenstadion
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Zimmermann (Göttingen)
10 June 1951 TeBe Berlin 2 – 8 Preußen Münster Berlin
Schmutzler   4'
Pohnke   25' (o.g.)
Schulz   30'
Lammers   57', 77'
Preißler   72'
Rachuba   79', 88'
Warstat   81' (o.g.)
Gerritzen   87'
Stadium: Olympiastadion
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Bernbeck (Frankfurt)
10 June 1951 1. FC Nürnberg 4 – 1 Hamburger SV Nuremberg
Kallenborn   12', 25', 27'
Winterstein   34'
Harden   51' Stadium: Club-Stadion im Zabo
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Wershoven (Euskirchen)

FinalEdit

1. FC Kaiserslautern2 – 1Preußen Münster
O.Walter   61', 74' Gerritzen   47'
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: A.Reinhardt
1. FC KAISERSLAUTERN:
GK   Karl Adam
DF   Werner Liebrich
DF   Werner Kohlmeyer
DF   Helmut Rasch
MF   Ernst Liebrich
MF   Heinz Jergens
MF   Horst Eckel
MF   Fritz Walter
FW   Bernhard Fuchs
FW   Werner Baßler
FW   Ottmar Walter
Manager:
  Richard Schneider
PREUSSEN MUNSTER:
GK   Otto Mierzowski
DF   Kurt Pohnke
DF   Rolf Lezgus
DF   Walter Lesch
DF   Alois Schulte
MF   Rudolf Schulz
MF   Josef Rickmann
FW   Alfred Preißler
FW   Josef Lammers
FW   Felix Gerritzen
FW   Sigi Rachuba
Manager:
  Willi Multhaup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (West) Germany -List of champions rsssf.com, accessed: 21 December 2015
  2. ^ 1. FC Kaiserslautern » Steckbrief (in German) Weltfussball.de – 1. FC Kaiserslautern honours, accessed: 21 December 2015

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