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The 1962 German football championship was the culmination of the football season in the Federal Republic of Germany in 1961–62. 1. FC Köln were crowned champions for the first time after a group stage and a final, having previously reached the final in 1960, where they lost to Hamburger SV.[1]

1962 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Deutsche Meisterschale.JPG
CountryWest Germany
Dates14 April – 12 May
Teams9
Champions1. FC Köln
1st German title
Runners-up1. FC Nürnberg
European Cup1. FC Köln
Matches played14
Goals scored65 (4.64 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Erwin Stein
Karl-Heinz Thielen
(6 goals each)
1961
1963

On the strength of this title, the club participated in the 1962–63 European Cup, where Köln lost to Dundee F.C. in the preliminary round.

Runners-up 1. FC Nürnberg made its twelfth and last appearance in the national title game, having won the previous years championship.

The format used to determine the German champion was similar to the one used in the 1961 season. Nine clubs qualified for the tournament, with the runners-up of West and North having to play a qualifying match. The remaining eight clubs then played a single round in two groups of four, with the two group winners entering the final. In previous years, a home-and-away round had been played in the group stages but because of the 1962 FIFA World Cup, where Germany participated in, the schedule was reduced, as had been the case in previous world cup years.

Qualified teamsEdit

The teams qualified through the 1961–62 Oberliga season:

Club Qualified from
Hamburger SV Oberliga Nord champions
SV Werder Bremen Oberliga Nord runners-up
1. FC Köln Oberliga West champions
Schalke 04 Oberliga West runners-up
Tasmania 1900 Berlin Oberliga Berlin champions
Borussia Neunkirchen Oberliga Südwest champions
FK Pirmasens Oberliga Südwest runners-up
1. FC Nürnberg Oberliga Süd champions
Eintracht Frankfurt Oberliga Süd runners-up

CompetitionEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification FCN SCT S04 BNE
1 1. FC Nürnberg 3 3 0 0 8 4 2.000 6 Advance to final 3–1 3–2
2 Tasmania Berlin 3 1 1 1 3 3 1.000 3 1–2 1–1
3 Schalke 04 3 1 1 1 5 6 0.833 3 3–2
4 Borussia Neunkirchen 3 0 0 3 4 7 0.571 0 0–1
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal ratio.

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification KOE SGE HSV FKP
1 1. FC Köln 3 3 0 0 14 1 14.000 6 Advance to final 1–0 10–0
2 Eintracht Frankfurt 3 2 0 1 11 5 2.200 4 1–3
3 Hamburger SV 3 1 0 2 7 6 1.167 2 1–2
4 FK Pirmasens 3 0 0 3 4 24 0.167 0 8–1 3–6
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal ratio.

FinalEdit

Date Match Result Stadium Attendance
12 May 1962 1. FC Köln 1. FC Nürnberg 4–0 (2–0) Berlin, Olympiastadion 82,000
1. FC Köln:
1   Fritz Ewert
2   Leo Wilden
3   Karl-Heinz Schnellinger
4   Fritz Pott   71'
5   Matthias Hemmersbach
6   Christian Breuer
7   Hans Sturm
8   Ernst-Günter Habig   26'   49'
9   Karl-Heinz Thielen
10   Hans Schäfer   22'
11   Christian Müller
Manager:
  Zlatko Čajkovski
1. FC Nürnberg:
1   Roland Wabra
2   Ferdinand Wenauer
3   Helmut Hilpert
4   Reinhold Gettinger
5   Paul Derbfuß
6   Stefan Reisch
7   Josef Zenger
8   Heinz Strehl
9   Max Morlock
10   Gustav Flachenecker
11   Richard Albrecht
Manager:
  Herbert Widmayer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (West) Germany -List of champions rsssf.com, accessed: 22 December 2015

SourcesEdit

  • kicker Allmanach 1990, by kicker, page 165 & 177 - German championship 1962

External linksEdit