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DFB-Pokal (women)

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The DFB-Pokal or Frauen DFB-Pokal is the main national women's football cup competition in Germany, thus the female counterpart to the DFB-Pokal. It was created in 1980, and since 1991 includes Eastern teams as well. The most recent champions are VfL Wolfsburg. FFC Frankfurt has won the most titles with nine. The final has, with the exception of the 1983 final, always been held on the same day prior to the men's final. Since 1985 the final has thus been held in Berlin. In 2010 the final will for the second time be held in a different city, Cologne, as a test to move the final permanently to a different place than the men's final.[1]

DFB-Pokal der Frauen
Frauen DFB-Pokal Logo.gif
Number of teams56 (2016–17)
Current championsVfL Wolfsburg
(5th title)
Most successful club(s)1. FFC Frankfurt
(9 titles)
WebsiteOfficial website (in German)
2017–18 DFB-Pokal




All clubs from the Bundesliga and the 2nd Bundesliga are allowed to compete in the cup as are the clubs which gained promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga. Also the winners of the regional cup competitions compete in the cup. As an exception to these rules, clubs' second teams are not allowed to participate in the DFB-Pokal. When a second team wins its regional cup, that team's regional association may send another team to the DFB-Pokal only if the cup winning second team has not also achieved promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga.[2]


Of the qualified teams, not all have to compete in the first round. Exactly 32 teams have to compete in the second round of the tournament, so in the first round the number of matches is determined by the number of excess teams, resulting in one match for each team after the 32nd. The teams that do not have to compete in the first round are the best finishers from the previous Bundesliga season, the number again determined by the number of entrants to the tournament.

The pairings for round one, two, and three are not entirely random as there is a commission allocating the clubs to two or four groups as they see fit. These groups correspond with the regional provenance of the clubs. In the third round the commission can decide not to allocate the contestants to any groups. Within those groups the clubs are again separated, this time depending on the league they play in. For the draw, clubs from the Bundesligas are put in one pot and the rest in a second pot. Non-Bundesliga clubs automatically have home advantage against clubs from the Bundesligas.[2]

Match rulesEdit

All games are held over two 45-minute halves with the winner advancing to the next round. In case of a draw, the game gets an extended by two 15-minute halves. If the score is still level after 120 minutes the winner is decided by penalty shootout. In the final no extra time is added in case of a draw after 90 minutes, instead the penalty shootout follows immediately.[2]


Before the reunification of Germany the cup competition included teams from West Germany only.

Final 2007 in the Olympic Stadium (Berlin)
Final 2007 in the Olympic Stadium (Berlin)
Year Winner Result Runner Up Venue
1981 Bergisch Gladbach 5–0 TuS Wörrstadt Stuttgart (Neckarstadion)
1982 Bergisch Gladbach 3–0 VfL Wildeshausen Frankfurt am Main (Waldstadion)
1983 KBC Duisburg 3–0 FSV Frankfurt Frankfurt am Main (Stadion am Bornheimer Hang)
1984 Bergisch Gladbach 2–0 VfR Eintracht Wolfsburg Frankfurt am Main (Waldstadion)
1985 FSV Frankfurt 1–1 (a.e.t.) (4–3 p) KBC Duisburg Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
1986 Siegen 2–0 Bergisch Gladbach Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
1987 Siegen 5–2 STV Lövenich Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
1988 Siegen 4–0 Bayern Munich Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
1989 Siegen 5–1 FSV Frankfurt Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
1990 FSV Frankfurt 1–0 Bayern Munich Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
1991 Grün-Weiß Brauweiler 1–0 Siegen Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
1992 FSV Frankfurt 1–0 Siegen Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
1993 Siegen 1–1 (a.e.t.) (6–5 p) Grün-Weiß Brauweiler Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
1994 Grün-Weiß Brauweiler 2–1 Siegen Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
1995 FSV Frankfurt 3–1 Siegen Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
1996 FSV Frankfurt 2–1 Klinge Seckach Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
1997 Grün-Weiß Brauweiler 3–1 Eintracht Rheine Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
1998 Duisburg 6–2 FSV Frankfurt Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
1999 FFC Frankfurt 1–0 Duisburg Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
2000 FFC Frankfurt 2–1 Sportfreunde Siegen Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
2001 FFC Frankfurt 2–1 Flaesheim-Hillen Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
2002 FFC Frankfurt 5–0 Hamburg Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
2003 FFC Frankfurt 1–0 Duisburg Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
2004 Turbine Potsdam 3–0 FFC Frankfurt Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
2005 Turbine Potsdam 3–0 FFC Frankfurt Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
2006 Turbine Potsdam 2–0 FFC Frankfurt Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
2007 FFC Frankfurt 1–1 (4–1 p) Duisburg Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
2008 FFC Frankfurt 5–1 Saarbrücken Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
2009 Duisburg 7–0 Turbine Potsdam Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
2010 Duisburg 1–0 FF USV Jena Cologne (RheinEnergieStadion)
2011 FFC Frankfurt 2–0 Turbine Potsdam Cologne (RheinEnergieStadion)
2012 Bayern Munich 2–0 FFC Frankfurt Cologne (RheinEnergieStadion)
2013 VfL Wolfsburg 3–2 Turbine Potsdam Cologne (RheinEnergieStadion)
2014 1. FFC Frankfurt 3–0 SGS Essen Cologne (RheinEnergieStadion)
2015 VfL Wolfsburg 3–0 Turbine Potsdam Cologne (RheinEnergieStadion)
2016 VfL Wolfsburg 2–1 SC Sand Cologne (RheinEnergieStadion)
2017 VfL Wolfsburg 2–1 SC Sand Cologne (RheinEnergieStadion)
2018 VfL Wolfsburg 0–0 (a.e.t.) (3–2 p) Bayern Munich Cologne (RheinEnergieStadion)

Winners by teamEdit

Club Titles Runner-up
1. FFC Frankfurt 9 4
TSV Siegen 5 5
FSV Frankfurt 5 3
VfL Wolfsburg 5 1*
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 3 4
FCR 2001 Duisburg 3 3
Bergisch Gladbach 3 1
Grün-Weiß Brauweiler 3 1
Bayern Munich 1 3
KBC Duisburg 1 1
SC Sand 0 2
SGS Essen 0 1
FFC Flaesheim-Hillen 0 1
Hamburger SV 0 1
FF USV Jena 0 1
STV Lövenich 0 1
Eintracht Rheine 0 1
1. FC Saarbrücken 0 1
SC Klinge Seckach 0 1
VfL Wildeshausen 0 1
TuS Wörrstadt 0 1

(*) Note: Runner-up of VfL Wolfsburg as VfR Eintracht Wolfsburg


  1. ^ "Das Endspiel steigt in Köln" (in German). Kicker. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Modus" (in German). DFB. 2006. Archived from the original on 20 October 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2009.

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