The North Baden Cup (German: Badischer Pokal or BFV-Pokal) is one of the 21 regional cup competitions of German football. The winner of the competition gains entry to the first round of the German Cup.
|Current champions||Karlsruher SC (2018–19)|
|Most successful club(s)||SV Sandhausen (12 titles)|
The Cup was established in 1949, after the end of the Second World War, in the US occupation zone in the northern half of the state of Baden, which existed as part of the state of Württemberg-Baden from 1945 to 1952, when the state of Baden-Württemberg was formed. Due to the southern half of the state being under French occupation, the Baden football association was cut in half and a northern and southern federation was formed. The same happened with the regional cup competition.
The South Baden Cup is played annually, with the exception of 1950 to 1956, when it was not held.
From 1974 onwards, the winner of the South Baden Cup qualified for the first round of the German Cup. At times, the BFV was permitted to send both, winner and finalist to the first round of the German Cup, currently (2008–09), it is only the winner as North Baden is not one of the three largest federations, which are permitted to send two clubs.
The North Baden cup winners have at times performed quite well in the national cup competition. In 1974–75, the first season the regional cup winners entered the DFB-Pokal directly, VfB Eppingen, the North Baden Cup winner, reached the fourth round of the cup, beating Bundesliga side Hamburger SV 2–1 on the way.
All clubs from North Baden playing in the 3. Liga (III), Regionalliga Süd (IV) and Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (V), Verbandsliga Nordbaden (VI) and the three Landesligas (VII) gain direct entry to the first round. Additionally, the best teams of the regional cup competitions in North Baden also qualify for the competition.
Held annually at the end of season, these were the cup finals since 1949:
|1949–50||1. FC Eutingen|
|1958–59||FC 08 Neureut|
|1969–70||FC Germania Friedrichsfeld|
|1974–75||FV 09 Weinheim|
|1984–85||SV Sandhausen||FC Germania Friedrichstal|
|1986–87||1. FC Pforzheim|
|1988–89||1. FC Pforzheim|
|1989–90||FV 09 Weinheim|
|1990–91||Karlsruher SC II|
|1992–93||1. FC Pforzheim|
|1993–94||Karlsruher SC II|
|1995–96||Forst, 30 May 1996||Karlsruher SC II||SV Sandhausen||3–1|
|1996–97||Mosbach-Neckarelz, 20 May 1997||VfR Mannheim||FV Lauda||3–0||1,300|
|1997–98||SV Waldhof Mannheim|
|1998–99||SV Waldhof Mannheim|
|1999–2000||Mosbach-Neckarelz, 1 June 2000||Karlsruher SC II||FV Lauda||2–0||2,000|
|2000–01||Forst, 15 May 2001||VfR Mannheim||Karlsruher SC||2–0||950|
|2001–02||Odenheim, 22 May 2002||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||1. FC Pforzheim||4–0||1,200|
|2002–03||Mannheim, 27 May 2003||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||SV Sandhausen||2–1||2,800|
|2003–04||Hoffenheim, 18 May 2004||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||VfR Mannheim||1–0||1,400|
|2004–05||Dielheim, 2 June 2005||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||SG Heidelberg-Kirchheim||6–0|
|2005–06||Forst, 30 May 2006||SV Sandhausen||Karlsruher SC II||4–1 aet||1,250|
|2006–07||Sankt Leon-Rot, 5 June 2007||SV Sandhausen||TSG Hoffenheim||1–0||1,200|
|2007–08||Stutensee, 5 June 2008||ASV Durlach||FC Germania Forst||4–1|
|2008–09||Sinsheim, 5 June 2009||SpVgg Neckarelz||SV Sandhausen II||1–0|
|2009–10||Nöttingen, 11 May 2010||SV Sandhausen II||FC Nöttingen||2–2, 6–7 after pen.||1,812|
|2010–11||11 May 2011||SV Sandhausen||FC Nöttingen||1–0|
|2011–12||Bammenthal, 23 May 2012||FC Nöttingen||SpVgg Neckarelz||4–3 pen|
|2012–13||Forst, 15 May 2013||Karlsruher SC||FC Nöttingen||1–0|
|2013–14||Waghäusel, 20 May 2014||FC Astoria Walldorf||FC Nöttingen||1–0|
|2014–15||Langensteinbach, 20 May 2015||FC Nöttingen||SV Spielberg||3–2||3,421|
|2015–16||Bammental, 28 May 2016||FC Astoria Walldorf||SpVgg Neckarelz||2–0|
|2016–17||Sinsheim, 25 May 2017||FC Nöttingen||SG HD-Kirchheim||5–0|
|2017–18||Nöttingen, 25 May 2017||Karlsruher SC||1. CfR Pforzheim||1–1 (a.e.t.)
|2018–19||Karlsruhe, 26 May 2019||Karlsruher SC||Waldhof Mannheim||5–3||7,367|
Listed in order of wins, the Cup winners are:
- 1 Includes one win by the club's reserve side.
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