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The 2015–16 Verbandspokal, (English: 2015–16 Association Cup) consisted of twenty one regional cup competitions, the Verbandspokale, was the qualifying competition for the 2016–17 DFB-Pokal, the German Cup.[1]

2015–16 Verbandspokal
Country Germany
Teams42

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 were 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 teams are the runners-up of the Lower Saxony Cup. In Bavaria the best-placed Regionalliga Bayern non-reserve team is qualified for DFB-Pokal while in Westphalia a play-off is conducted to determine this club.[1]

In February 2016 it was announced that German broadcaster ARD for the first time would show all 21 Verbandspokal finals live in a conference as well as live stream them and that all finals would be played on the same date, 28 May 2016.[4] Some finals however were still scheduled for a different date.[5]

CompetitionsEdit

The finals of the 2015–16 Verbandspokal competitions:[5]

Cup Date Location Team 1 Result Team 2 Attendance Report
Baden Cup
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Bammental FC Astoria Walldorf 2–0 SpVgg Neckarelz Report
Bavarian Cup[note 1]
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Unterhaching SpVgg Unterhaching[note 2] 2–6 Würzburger Kickers 3,200 Report
Berlin Cup
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Berlin SV Lichtenberg 47 0–1 BFC Preussen 3,874 Report
Brandenburg Cup
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Luckenwalde FSV 63 Luckenwalde 1–3 SV Babelsberg 03 3,042 Report
Bremen Cup
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Bremen Bremer SV 3–0 Blumenthaler SV Report
Hamburg Cup
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Hamburg Eintracht Norderstedt 4–1 (a.e.t.) Altonaer FC von 1893 Report
Hessian Cup
(2015–16 season)
4 May 2016 Haiger SV Wehen Wiesbaden 1–2 Kickers Offenbach Report
Lower Rhine Cup
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Essen Rot-Weiss Essen 3–0 Wuppertaler SV 17,000 Report
Lower Saxony Cup[note 3]
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Barsinghausen 1. FC Germania Egestorf/Langreder 0–2 SV Drochtersen/Assel Report
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Cup
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Neustrelitz Hansa Rostock 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p)
FC Schönberg 95 3,418 Report
Middle Rhine Cup
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Bonn SC Fortuna Köln 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(5–6 p)
FC Viktoria Köln 4,183 Report
Rhineland Cup
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Wissen SG HWW Niederroßbach 1–5 Eintracht Trier[note 4] 1,766 Report
Saarland Cup
(2015–16 season)
4 May 2016 Dillingen/Saar SV Elversberg 0–1 FC 08 Homburg Report
Saxony Cup
(2015–16 season)
10 May 2016 Aue FC Erzgebirge Aue 1–0 FSV Zwickau[note 5] 7,560 Report
Saxony-Anhalt Cup
(2015–16 season)
18 May 2016 Halle (Saale) Hallescher FC[note 6] 2–1 1. FC Magdeburg 13,927 Report
Schleswig-Holstein Cup
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Lübeck VfB Lübeck 2–1 ETSV Weiche Flensburg 3,500 Report
South Baden Cup
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Offenburg SV Oberachern 3–5 FC 08 Villingen Report
Southwestern Cup
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Römerberg SC Hauenstein 2–1 (a.e.t.) TSV Schott Mainz 1,002 Report
Thuringian Cup
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Jena FC Carl Zeiss Jena 2–0 FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt 9,103 Report
Westphalian Cup[note 7]
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Ahlen Rot Weiss Ahlen 0–3 SG Wattenscheid 09 3,008 Report
Württemberg Cup
(2015–16 season)
28 May 2016 Stuttgart FSV 08 Bissingen 2–5 FV Ravensburg 3,600 Report
Notes
Winners in bold
  1. ^ As one of the three largest regional associations, Bavaria gets and additional DFB-Pokal birth, which goes to the best non-reserve team of the Regionalliga Bayern.[6]
  2. ^ As Würzburger Kickers already qualified for the DFB-Pokal through its 3. Liga place, SpVgg Unterhaching qualified regardless of the outcome of the final.
  3. ^ As one of the three largest regional associations, Lower Saxony gets an additional DFB-Pokal birth, which goes to the losing cup finalist.[6]
  4. ^ As combined football sections of clubs like SG HWW Niederroßbach are not allowed entrance to the DFB-Pokal, Eintracht Trier qualified regardless of the outcome of the final.[7]
  5. ^ As FC Erzgebirge Aue already qualified for the DFB-Pokal through its 3. Liga place, FSV Zwickau qualified regardless of the outcome of the final.
  6. ^ As 1. FC Magdeburg already qualified for the DFB-Pokal through its 3. Liga place, Hallescher FC qualified regardless of the outcome of the final.
  7. ^ As one of the three largest regional associations, Westphalia gets and additional DFB-Pokal birth, which goes to the winner of a play-off between the best-placed team in the Regionalliga West and the winner of the Oberliga Westfalen.[6]

Clubs by leagueEdit

The clubs qualified through the Verbandspokale for the 2016–17 DFB-Pokal by league:[6]

League Level Clubs
3. Liga 3 Hallescher FC, F.C. Hansa Rostock
Regionalliga Bayern 4 SpVgg Unterhaching
Regionalliga Nord SV Drochtersen/Assel, Eintracht Norderstedt, VfB Lübeck
Regionalliga Nordost FSV Zwickau, SV Babelsberg 03, FC Carl Zeiss Jena
Regionalliga Südwest FC 08 Homburg, Kickers Offenbach, Eintracht Trier, FC Astoria Walldorf
Regionalliga West SG Wattenscheid 09, Rot-Weiss Essen, FC Viktoria Köln
Niedersachsenliga 5 1. FC Germania Egestorf/Langreder
Oberliga Baden-Württemberg FC 08 Villingen, FV Ravensburg
Bremen-Liga Bremer SV
Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar SC Hauenstein
Berlin-Liga 6 BFC Preußen Berlin
Note
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. ^ "ARD überträgt alle Landespokal-Endspiele" [ARD will broadcast all State Cup finals]. kicker.de (in German). kicker (sports magazine). 11 February 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b Landespokal (in German) kicker.de – 2015–16 Verbandspokal finals, accessed: 8 April 2015
  6. ^ a b c d "Die Wege in den DFB-Pokal" [The ways to qualify to the German Cup]. kicker.de (in German). kicker (sports magazine). 14 April 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Modus" [Mode]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2015.

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