Lower Rhine Cup
The Lower Rhine Cup (German: Niederrheinpokal) is a German football club Cup competition open to teams from the Lower Rhine region of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The competition is one of the 21 regional cup competitions of German football and acts as a qualifier for the following seasons' German Cup.
|Current champions||KFC Uerdingen (2018–19)|
|Most successful club(s)||Rot-Weiss Essen (9 titles)|
All clubs from the Lower Rhine playing in the 3. Liga (III), Regionalliga West (IV) and Oberliga Niederrhein (V) are directly qualified for the first round, the remaining places in the first round are filled with the teams who qualified from local cup competitions, the Kreispokale.
Since the establishment of the 3. Liga in 2008, reserve teams can not take part in the German Cup or the Lower Rhine Cup anymore.
The past winners of the competition:
|Rot-Weiss Essen||9||1993, 1995, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016|
|Wuppertaler SV Borussia||6||1981, 1985, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007|
|FC Remscheid||3||1990, 1991, 1994|
|Rot-Weiß Oberhausen||3||1996, 1998, 2018|
|Schwarz-Weiß Essen||2||1987, 2010|
|SSVg. Velbert||2||2003, 2006|
|MSV Duisburg||2||2014, 2017|
|KFC Uerdingen 05||2||2001, 2019|
|Borussia Mönchengladbach Amateure||1||1997|
|SV Viktoria Goch||1||1986|
|1. FC Bocholt||1||1983|
|Bayer 05 Uerdingen Amateure||1||1982|
- No cup held or winner known for 1984, 1988, 1989 and 1992. In 1992 Wuppertaler SV und Fortuna Düsseldorf Amateure both qualified for the first round of the German Cup through the Lower Rhine Cup.
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