2014–15 Verbandspokal

The 2014–15 Verbandspokal, (English: 2014–15 Association Cup) consisting of twenty one regional cup competitions, the Verbandspokale, is the qualifying competition for the 2015–16 DFB-Pokal, the German Cup.[1]

2014–15 Verbandspokal
Country Germany
Champions21 regional winners

All clubs from the 3. Liga and below could enter the regional Verbandspokale, subject to the rules and regulations of each region. Clubs from the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga could not enter but were instead directly qualified for the first round of the DFB-Pokal. Reserve teams are not permitted to take part in the DFB-Pokal or the Verbandspokale. The precise rules of each regional Verbandspokal are laid down by the regional football association organising it.[2][3]

All twenty one winners were qualified for the first round of the German Cup in the following season. Three additional clubs were also qualified for the first round of the German Cup, these being from the three largest state associations, Bavaria, Westphalia and Lower Saxony. The qualified team was the runners-up of the Lower Saxony Cup while, in Bavaria and Westphalia, the best-placed Regionalliga Bayern and Oberliga Westfalen non-reserve team qualified for DFB-Pokal.[1]

Of the twenty two teams qualified for the DFB-Pokal through the Verbandspokale, eighteen were knocked out in the first round. Three clubs, SSV Reutlingen, FC Carl Zeiss Jena and FC Viktoria Köln, were knocked out in the second round while SpVgg Unterhaching was the only one of the twenty two to advance to the third, where it lost to Bayer Leverkusen. Jena and Unterhaching eliminated one Bundesliga club each in the first round, Hamburger SV and FC Ingolstadt 04 while the others advanced though defeating 2. Bundesliga clubs.[4]

FinalsEdit

The 2014–15 Verbandspokal finals with the winners qualified for the 2015–16 DFB-Pokal:[5]

Verbandspokal Date Location Home Away Result Attendance Report
Bavarian Cup
(2014–15 season)
20 May 2015 Weiden SpVgg SV Weiden SpVgg Unterhaching 2–2 (5–6 pen) 2,200 Report
Berlin Cup 20 May 2015 Berlin BFC Dynamo SV Tasmania Berlin 1–0 6,914 Report
Brandenburg Cup 6 May 2015 Fürstenwalde Union Fürstenwalde Energie Cottbus 2–3 3,424 Report
Bremen Cup 25 May 2015 Bremen Brinkumer SV Bremer SV 1–5 Report
Hamburg Cup 25 May 2015 Hamburg HSV Barmbeck-Uhlenhorst Condor Hamburg 2–0 Report
Hesse Cup 13 May 2015 Kassel KSV Hessen Kassel VfB Gießen 2–1 6,100 Report
Lower Rhine Cup 14 May 2015 Essen Rot-Weiss Essen Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 0–0 aet (6–5 pen) 18,500 Report
Lower Saxony Cup 13 May 2015 Meppen SV Meppen VfL Osnabrück 0–0 (4–5 pen) Report
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Cup 13 May 2015 Greifswald TSG Neustrelitz F.C. Hansa Rostock 0–1 4,500 Report
Middle Rhine Cup 14 May 2015 Bonn Bonner SC FC Viktoria Köln 1–4 6,193 Report
North Baden Cup 20 May 2015 Langensteinbach FC Nöttingen SV Spielberg 3–2 3,421 Report
Rhineland Cup 3 June 2015 Polch SpVgg Burgbrohl FSV Salmrohr 1–1 (3–5 pen) 2,081 Report
Saarland Cup 13 May 2015 Rehlingen SV Elversberg FC Homburg 2–1 aet 4,000 Report
Saxony Cup 13 May 2015 Zwickau FSV Zwickau Chemnitzer FC 0–2 3,615 Report
Saxony-Anhalt Cup 13 May 2015 Halle VfL Halle 96 Hallescher FC 0–6 12,855 Report
Schleswig-Holstein Cup 15 July 2015 Lübeck VfB Lübeck Holstein Kiel 1–0 Report
South Baden Cup
(2014–15 season)
20 May 2015 Emmendingen Freiburger FC Bahlinger SC 0–3 3,500 Report
South West Cup 13 May 2015 Offenbach FK Pirmasens FV Dudenhofen 1–0 aet 2,500 Report
Thuringia Cup 13 May 2015 Meuselwitz ZFC Meuselwitz FC Carl Zeiss Jena 1–2 aet 3,871 Report
Westphalia Cup 14 May 2015 Verl SC Verl Sportfreunde Lotte 0–0 aet (3–4 pen) 1,600 Report
Württemberg Cup 6 May 2015 Stuttgart SSV Reutlingen FV Ravensburg 2–1 3,658 Report
  • Winners in bold.
  • The three largest regional associations were allowed to send an additional team. In Lower Saxony this was the losing finalist of the cup. In Bavaria and Westphalia this place went to the best non-reserve team of the Regionalliga Bayern, Würzburger Kickers, and the Oberliga Westfalen, TuS Erndtebrück.
  • As Holstein Kiel was already qualified for the DFB-Pokal through its 3. Liga place VfB Lübeck was qualified regardless of the outcome of the final.

Clubs by leagueEdit

The clubs qualified for the 2015–16 DFB-Pokal by league:[6]

League Level Clubs
3. Liga[7] 3 VfL Osnabrück, FC Energie Cottbus, F.C. Hansa Rostock, Chemnitzer FC, Hallescher FC, SpVgg Unterhaching
Regionalliga Nord[8] 4 SV Meppen, VfB Lübeck
Regionalliga Nordost[9] FC Carl Zeiss Jena, BFC Dynamo
Regionalliga Südwest[10] KSV Hessen Kassel, SV Elversberg, FK Pirmasens, FC Nöttingen
Regionalliga West[11] Rot-Weiß Essen, FC Viktoria Köln, Sportfreunde Lotte
Oberliga Baden-Württemberg[12] 5 SSV Reutlingen, Bahlinger SC
Oberliga Hamburg[13] HSV Barmbeck-Uhlenhorst
Bremen-Liga[14] Bremer SV
Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar[15] FSV Salmrohr
  • Clubs who qualified as runners-up in italics

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Modus (in German)DFB website – Mode, accessed: 9 April 2015
  2. ^ Spielordnung Archived 2015-01-15 at the Wayback Machine (in German) BFV website: Rules & Regulations, accessed: 8 April 2015
  3. ^ Spielordnung (in German) NFV website: Rules & Regulations, accessed: 8 April 2015
  4. ^ 2015–16 DFB-Pokal (in German) kicker.de, accessed: 13 November 2015
  5. ^ Landespokal (in German) kicker.de – 2014–15 Verbandspokal finals, accessed: 8 April 2015
  6. ^ Diese Teams spielen 2015/16 im DFB-Pokal (in German) kicker.de, accessed: 14 May 2015
  7. ^ 2014–15 3. Liga table & results (in German) kicker.de, accessed: 9 April 2015
  8. ^ 2014–15 Regionalliga Nord table & results (in German) kicker.de, accessed: 9 April 2015
  9. ^ 2014–15 Regionalliga Nordost table & results (in German) kicker.de, accessed: 14 May 2015
  10. ^ 2014–15 Regionalliga Südwest table & results (in German) kicker.de, accessed: 14 May 2015
  11. ^ 2014–15 Regionalliga West table & results (in German) kicker.de, accessed: 15 May 2015
  12. ^ Oberliga Baden-Württemberg table & results (in German) kicker.de, accessed: 7 May 2015
  13. ^ Oberliga Hamburg table & results (in German) kicker.de, accessed: 27 May 2015
  14. ^ Bremen-Liga table & results (in German) kicker.de, accessed: 27 May 2015
  15. ^ Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar table & results (in German) kicker.de, accessed: 4 June 2015

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