FDGB-Pokal

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The FDGB-Pokal (Freier Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund Pokal or Free German Trade Union Federation Cup) was an elimination football tournament held annually in East Germany. It was the second most important national title in East German football after the DDR-Oberliga championship. The founder of the competition was East Germany's major trade union.

FDGB-Pokal
Founded1949
Abolished1991
RegionEast Germany
Number of teamsVarious
Last championsHansa Rostock
(1st title)
Most successful club(s)Dynamo Dresden
1. FC Magdeburg
(7 titles)
The last version of the FDGB Cup 1990

HistoryEdit

The inaugural FDGB Pokal (generally referred to in English as the East German Cup) was contested in 1949, four years before the initial DFB-Pokal was played in the western half of the country. The first national cup competition had been the Tschammerpokal introduced in 1935.

Each football club which participated in the East German football league system was entitled to enter the tournament. Clubs from the lower leagues played in regional qualification rounds, with the winners joining the teams of the DDR-Oberliga and DDR-Liga in the main round of the tournament of the following year. Each elimination was determined by a single game held on the ground of one of the two participating teams.

Until the mid-80s the field of competition was made up of as many as sixty teams playing in five rounds due to the large number of eligible clubs in the country. Beginning in 1975 the final was held each year in the Berliner Stadion der Weltjugend (Berlin's Stadium for World Youth) and drew anywhere from 30,000 to 55,000 spectators. The last cup final, played in 1991 after the fall of the Berlin Wall, was a 1–0 victory by Hansa Rostock over Stahl Eisenhüttenstadt, which drew a crowd of only 4,800.

The most successful side in 42 years of competition was 1. FC Magdeburg which celebrated seven FDGB Cup wins (including those as SC Aufbau Magdeburg before 1965); one of those wins ultimately led to victory in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1973-74.

The only winners of the competition to reach the final of the DFB-Pokal since the re-unification of the country are 1. FC Union Berlin, who appeared in the 2001 German Cup final, but lost 0–2 to Schalke. To date, the only other former East German club to appear in the German Cup final is Energie Cottbus.

FinalsEdit

 
FDGB Cup 1955
 
FDGB Cup 1962
 
FDGB Cup 1974
Season Winner Score Runner-up
1949
Waggonbau Dessau
1–0
SG Gera-Süd
1949–50
BSG EHW Thale
4–0
BSG KWU Erfurt
1950–51
No competition held in that season.
1951–52
SV Deutsche Volkspolizei Dresden
3–0
Einheit Pankow
1952–54
ASK Vorwärts Berlin
2–1
Motor Zwickau
1954–551
Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt
3–2 (a.e.t.)
Empor Rostock
1955
No competition due to the transition from a fall-spring to spring-fall schedule.
1956
SC Chemie Halle-Leuna
2–1
ZASK Vorwärts Berlin
1957
SC Lokomotive Leipzig
2–1 (a.e.t.)
Empor Rostock
1958
SC Einheit Dresden
2–1 (a.e.t.)
SC Lokomotive Leipzig
1959
SC Dynamo Berlin
0–0 (a.e.t.) / 3–2 (R)
Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt
1960
Motor Jena
3–2 (a.e.t.)
Empor Rostock
1961
No competition due to the transition from a spring-fall to fall-spring schedule.
1961–62
Hallescher FC Chemie
3–1
SC Dynamo Berlin
1962–63
Motor Zwickau
3–0
BSG Chemie Zeitz
1963–64
SC Aufbau Magdeburg
3–2
SC Leipzig
1964–65
SC Aufbau Magdeburg
2–1
Motor Jena
1965–66
Chemie Leipzig
1–0
FC Lok Stendal
1966–67
Motor Zwickau
3–0
Hansa Rostock
1967–68
FC Union Berlin
2–1
Carl Zeiss Jena
1968–69
FC Magdeburg
4–0
FC Karl-Marx-Stadt
1969–70
FC Vorwärts Berlin
4–2
FC Lokomotive Leipzig
1970–71
Dynamo Dresden
2–1 (a.e.t.)
BFC Dynamo
1971–72
Carl Zeiss Jena
2–1
Dynamo Dresden
1972–73
FC Magdeburg
3–2
FC Lokomotive Leipzig
1973–74
Carl Zeiss Jena
3–1 (a.e.t.)
Dynamo Dresden
1974–75
Sachsenring Zwickau
2–2 (a.e.t.) (4–3 p)
Dynamo Dresden
1975–76
FC Lokomotive Leipzig
3–0
FC Vorwärts Frankfurt
1976–77
Dynamo Dresden
3–2
FC Lokomotive Leipzig
1977–78
FC Magdeburg
1–0
Dynamo Dresden
1978–79
FC Magdeburg
1–0 (a.e.t.)
BFC Dynamo
1979–80
Carl Zeiss Jena
3–1 (a.e.t.)
FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt
1980–81
FC Lokomotive Leipzig
4–1
FC Vorwärts Frankfurt
1981–82
Dynamo Dresden
1–1 (a.e.t.) (5–4 p)
BFC Dynamo
1982–83
FC Magdeburg
4–0
FC Karl-Marx-Stadt
1983–84
Dynamo Dresden
2–1
BFC Dynamo
1984–85
Dynamo Dresden
3–2
BFC Dynamo
1985–86
FC Lokomotive Leipzig
5–1
FC Union Berlin
1986–87
FC Lokomotive Leipzig
4–1
Hansa Rostock
1987–88
BFC Dynamo
2–0 (a.e.t.)
Carl Zeiss Jena
1988–89
BFC Dynamo
1–0
FC Karl-Marx-Stadt
1989–90
Dynamo Dresden
2–1
Dynamo Schwerin
1990–91
Hansa Rostock
1–0
Eisenhüttenstädter FC Stahl

Notes:

  • 1 Several teams were relocated or renamed between the second and the third round of the 1954-55 FDGB-Pokal (de). The team of SG Dynamo Dresden was relocated to Berlin and continued as SC Dynamo Berlin. The team of BSG Empor Lauter was relocated to Rostock and continued as SC Empor Rostock. The football department of BSG Wismut Aue was delegated to SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt. SG Dynamo Berlin was renamed SG Dynamo Berlin-Mitte. The football department of BSG Aktivist Brieske-Ost was delegated to the newly founded sports club SC Aktivist Brieske-Senftenberg.

PerformancesEdit

Performance by clubEdit

The performance of various clubs is shown in the following table:[1]
Clubs are named by the last name they used before the German reunification.

Club Winners Runners-up Semi-finalists Winning Years
SG Dynamo Dresden 1
7
4
6
1952, 1971, 1977, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1990
1. FC Magdeburg 2
7
3
1964, 1965, 1969, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1983
1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 3
4
4
6
1976, 1981, 1986, 1987
FC Carl Zeiss Jena 4
4
3
8
1960, 1972, 1974, 1980
BSG Sachsenring Zwickau 5
3
1
5
1963, 1967, 1975
Berliner FC Dynamo6
3
6
7
1959, 1988, 1989
FC Vorwärts Frankfurt 7
2
3
8
1954, 1970
BSG Chemie Leipzig 8
2
1
1957, 1966
Hallescher FC Chemie 9
2
5
1956, 1962
F.C. Hansa Rostock 10
1
5
4
1991
BSG Wismut Aue 11
1
1
4
1955
1. FC Union Berlin
1
1
1
1968
BSG Motor Dessau
1
1949
BSG Stahl Thale 12
1
1950
FSV Lokomotive Dresden13
1
1958
FC Karl-Marx-Stadt
3
5
FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt 14
2
6
BSG Chemie Zeitz15
1
1
BSG Lokomotive Stendal
1
1
BSG Wismut Gera16
1
BSG Einheit Pankow
1
SG Dynamo Schwerin
1
BSG Stahl Eisenhüttenstadt17
1
BSG Energi Cottbus
3
BSG Empor Wurzen18
2
BSG DEFA Babelsberg19
1
ZSG Burg
1
BSG Motor West Karl-Marx-Stadt
1
Lokomotive Weimar
1
BSG Stahl Brandenburg
1

Notes:

  • 1 Played as SV Deutsche Volkspolizei Dresden until the funding of SG DYnamo Dresden in 1953.
  • 2 Played as part of sports club SC Aufbau Magdeburg (later SC Magdenburg) until the founding of 1. FC Magdeburg in 1965.
  • 3 Also known as SC Rotation Leipzig and SC Leipzig. (not to be confused with SC Lokomotive Leipzig)
  • 4 Also known as Motor Jena.
  • 5 Also known as SG Planitz, Horch Zwickau, Motor Zwickau and Sachsenring Zwickau.
  • 6 Played as part of sports club SC Dynamo Berlin until the founding of BFC Dynamo in 1966.
  • 7 Played in East Berlin as ZSK Vorwärts Berlin, ASK Vorwärts Berlin and FC Vorwärts Berlin. In 1971, the team was relocated to to Frankfurt (Oder).
  • 8 Also known as SC Lokomotive Leipzig (not to be confused with 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig).
  • 9 Also known as SG Freiimfelde Halle and Hallescher FC Chemie.
  • 10 Also known as SC Empor Rostock.
  • 11 Also known as SG Aue, BSG Pneumatik Aue, Zentra Wismut Aue. From 1954 to 1963 the team was known as Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt, but continued to play in Aue. After German reunification in 1990, the club was renamed FC Wismut Aue before taking on its current name, FC Erzgebirge Aue in 1993.
  • 12 Also known as SG Eisenhüttenwerk Thale and BSG Eisenhüttenwerk Thale (BSG EWH Thale).
  • 13 Also known as BSG Sachsenverlag Dresden, BSG Rotation Dresden and SC Einheit Dresden.
  • 14 Also known as BSG KWU Erfurt, Fortuna Erfurt, Turbine Erfurt. In 1966, SC Turbine Erfurt and BSG Optima Erfurt were merged under the name FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt.
  • 15 Also known as SG Zeitz and BSG Hydrierwerk Zeitz .
  • 16 Also known as BSG Gera-Süd and BSG Mechanik Gera.
  • 17 The football department of BSG Stahl Eisenhüttenstadt was reorganized as football club Eisenhüttenstädter FC Stahl on 3 May 1990 and thus reached the semi-finals of the 1990-91 NOFV-Pokal as Eisenhüttenstädter FC Stahl.
  • 18 Also known as SG Wurzen and BSG Empor Wurzen West. Reached the semi-finals in 1952 and 1954 under the name BSG Wurzen West.
  • 19 Also known as SG Märkische Volksstimme Babelsberg, BSG Rotation Babelsberg and BSG DEFA Babelsberg. Reached the semi-final in 1950 under the name BSG Märkische Volksstimme Babelsberg.

Performance by city or townEdit

City / Town Winners Club(s)
Dresden
8
SG Dynamo Dresden (7), SC Einheit Dresden (1)
Magdeburg
7
1. FC Magdeburg (7)
Berlin
6
BFC Dynamo (3), FC Vorwärts Berlin (2), 1. FC Union Berlin (1)
Leipzig
6
1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig (4), BSG Chemie Leipzig (2)
Jena
4
FC Carl Zeiss Jena (4)
Zwickau
3
Motor / Sachsenring Zwickau (3)
Halle (Saale)
2
Hallescher FC (2)
Aue
1
Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt (1)
Dessau
1
Waggonbau Dessau (1)
Rostock
1
Hansa Rostock (1)
Thale
1
EHW Thale (1)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "East Germany - List of Cup Finals". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 4 April 2018.

External linksEdit