1953 German football championship

The 1953 German football championship was the culmination of the football season in the West Germany in 1952–53. 1. FC Kaiserslautern were crowned champions for the second time after a group stage and a final, having previously won the championship in 1951.[1][2]

1953 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
CountryWest Germany
Dates3 May – 21 June
Teams8
Champions1. FC Kaiserslautern
2nd German title
Runners-upVfB Stuttgart
Matches played25
Goals scored93 (3.72 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Otto Baitinger (6 goals)
1952
1954

Qualified teamsEdit

The teams qualified through the 1952–53 Oberliga season:

Club Qualified from
Hamburger SV Oberliga Nord champions
Holstein Kiel Oberliga Nord runners-up
Borussia Dortmund Oberliga West champions
1. FC Köln Oberliga West runners-up
SC Union 06 Berlin Oberliga Berlin champions
1. FC Kaiserslautern Oberliga Südwest champions
Eintracht Frankfurt Oberliga Süd champions
VfB Stuttgart Oberliga Süd runners-up

CompetitionEdit

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification FCK SGE KOE KSV
1 1. FC Kaiserslautern 6 5 1 0 16 7 2.286 11 Advance to final 5–1 2–2 2–1
2 Eintracht Frankfurt 6 3 1 2 8 7 1.143 7 0–1 2–0 4–1
3 1. FC Köln 6 1 3 2 8 10 0.800 5 1–2 0–0 3–2
4 Holstein Kiel 6 0 1 5 8 16 0.500 1 2–4 0–1 2–2
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal ratio.

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification VFB BVB HSV U06
1 VfB Stuttgart 6 5 0 1 16 6 2.667 10 Advance to final 2–1 2–1 6–0
2 Borussia Dortmund 6 5 0 1 17 7 2.429 10 2–1 4–1 4–0
3 Hamburger SV 6 1 1 4 11 15 0.733 3 1–2 3–4 3–1
4 Union 06 Berlin 6 0 1 5 4 20 0.200 1 1–3 0–2 2–2
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal ratio.

FinalEdit

1. FC Kaiserslautern4 – 1VfB Stuttgart
F.Walter   37'
Wanger   57', 83'
Scheffler   78'
Kronenbitter   72'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Ternieden (Oberhausen)
KAISERSLAUTERN:
GK   Willi Hölz
DF   Werner Liebrich
DF   Werner Kohlmeyer
MF   Fritz Walter (c)
MF   Otto Render
MF   Ernst Liebrich
MF   Horst Eckel
FW   Ottmar Walter
FW   Erwin Scheffler
FW   Willi Wenzel
FW   Karl Wanger
Manager:
  Richard Schneider
STUTTGART:
GK   Karl Bögelein
DF   Richard Steimle
DF   Erich Retter
DF   Werner Liebschwager
MF   Robert Schlienz (c)
MF   Leo Kronenbitter
FW   Roland Wehrle
FW   Erwin Waldner
FW   Pit Krieger
FW   Rolf Blessing
FW   Otto Baitinger
Manager:
  Georg Wurzer

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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