The Bitburger-wfv-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. It was introduced in 1945. In 2011 the cup was renamed from WFV-Pokal into Bitburger-wfv-Pokal because of a new name sponsoring by the brewery Bitburger. WFV stands for Württembergischer Fußball-Verband (football association of the region Württemberg).
|Current champions||SSV Ulm (2019–20)|
|Most successful club(s)||SSV Ulm (10 titles)|
The competition was established in 1945 in the Württemberg part of Württemberg-Baden and in Württemberg-Hohenzollern. In 1952, these two states merged with South Baden to form Baden-Württemberg but three separate football associations, Württemberg, Baden and South Baden, remained and also their regional cups.
Initially, the final was held at a neutral ground but from 1967 onwards, one of the two finalists received home advantage. Occasionally, it would however still be held at a neutral venue when the club with the home advantage didn't have a suitable stadium. After 1981, the competitions final returned to a neutral venue.
From 1974 onwards, the winner of the WFV Cup qualified for the first round of the German Cup. At times, the WFV 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 Württemberg is not one of the three largest federations, which are permitted to send two clubs.
Possibly the most remarkable WFV-Cup winner in terms of German Cup appearance was the SC Geislingen in 1984–85. The club drew Hamburger SV for the first round and beat the Bundesliga club 2–0, then defeated Kickers Offenbach 4–2 to go out in the third round 0–2 to the later winners Bayer Uerdingen.
All clubs from Württemberg playing from the 3. Liga to the four Landesligas (VII) gain direct entry to the first round. To make up the set number of 128 clubs for the first round, the best teams from the Bezirkspokale, which teams below tier seven play in, are also admitted.
Held annually at the end of season, these were the cup finals since 1950:
|1950–51||Schorndorf, 26 August 1951||ESC Ulm||TSG Öhringen||3–0||1,500|
|1953–54||Echterdingen, 15 August 1954||FV 09 Nürtingen||Stuttgarter SC||3–2||1,500|
|1954–55||Tübingen, 23 July 1955||Stuttgarter SC||SpVgg Trossingen||5–0||2,000|
|1955–56||Sindelfingen, 28 July 1956||1. FC Eislingen||Union Böckingen||1–0||1,200|
|1956–57||Geislingen, 30 June 1957||SSV Ulm||1. FC Eislingen||5–2||2,000|
|1957–58||Munderkingen, 22 November 1958||FC Urbach||FC Wangen||3–1||600|
|1958–59||no final played|
|1959–60||Hechingen, 19 November 1960||VfR Schwenningen||TV Echterdingen||4–3||700|
|1960–61||Metzingen, 21 April 1961||VfL Kirchheim/Teck||TSV Eningen||7–1||2,000|
|1961–62||Esslingen, 12 August 1962||Germania Bietigheim||FV 09 Nürtingen||2–0||2,000|
|1962–63||Heidenheim, 11 August 1963||FV Illertissen||SV Hussenhofen||3–1||2,000|
|1963–64||Echterdingen, 12 July 1964||SpVgg Neckarsulm||SV Spaichingen||3–2||2,000|
|1964–65||Kirchheim/Teck, 27 June 1965||VfL Heidenheim||Stuttgarter SC||3–2||1,200|
|1965–66||Biberach, 9 July 1966||SpVgg Lindau||TSG Backnang||5–3||2,000|
|1966–67||Saulgau, 1 July 1967||TG Biberach||SC Schwenningen||6–2||1,300|
|1967–68||Lindau, 29 June 1968||SpVgg Lindau||Union Böckingen||1–0 aet||1,500|
|1968–69||Tübingen, 21 June 1969||SpVgg Neckarsulm||SSV Reutlingen II||4–2 aet||1,500|
|1969–70||Schwäbisch Gmünd, 28 June 1970||VfB Stuttgart II||VfL Heidenheim||4–3 after pen.||7,000|
|1970–71||Ravensburg, 3 July 1971||VfL Sindelfingen||FV Ravensburg||4–2 after pen.||2,500|
|1971–72||Ravensburg, 2 July 1972||VfR Aalen||FV Ravensburg||5–3||2,000|
|1972–73||Weingarten, 7 July 1973||TV Gültstein||SV Weingarten||1–0||2,000|
|1973–74||Ludwigsburg, 12 June 1974||SpVgg Ludwigsburg||VfB Stuttgart II||5–3 after pen.||1,7000|
|1974–75||Freudenstadt, 29 March 1975||SpVgg Freudenstadt||SpVgg Lindau||2–1 after pen.||1,4000|
|1975–76||Göppingen, 30 May 1976||TV Unterboihingen||SSV Ulm 1846||4–3 after pen.||1,500|
|1976–77||Schwäbisch Gmünd, 4 June 1977||1. FC Normannia Gmünd||Heidenheimer SB||2–1||2,200|
|1977–78||Böckingen, 7 May 1978||1. FC Eislingen||Union Böckingen||3–2 aet||1,500|
|1978–79||Aalen, 4 June 1979||VfR Aalen||FV Biberach||1–0||1,500|
|1979–80||Stuttgart, 30 April 1980||VfB Stuttgart II||VfR Heilbronn||3–2||400|
|1980–81||Ludwigsburg, 20 May 1981||VfB Stuttgart II||SpVgg Ludwigsburg||2–1 aet||2,700|
|1981–82||Kirchheim/Teck, 18 May 1982||SSV Ulm 1846||VfB Stuttgart II||2–0 aet||1,500|
|1982–83||Ulm, 18 May 1983||SSV Ulm 1846||SV Göppingen||3–1||700|
|1983–84||Geislingen, 8 May 1984||SC Geislingen||TSV Ofterdingen||2–1||1,500|
|1984–85||Wangen, 1 June 1985||FV Ebingen||FC Wangen||4–3||1,800|
|1985–86||Heidenheim, 19 May 1986||VfR Aalen||TSG Giengen||7–6 after pen.||3,500|
|1986–87||Heidenheim, 3 June 1987||TSG Giengen||VfR Aalen||5–1||2,000|
|1987–88||Nürtingen, 19 May 1988||SSV Reutlingen||VfL Kirchheim/Teck||4–2||1,900|
|1988–89||Illertissen, 10 May 1989||SC Geislingen||FC Wangen||3–0||600|
|1989–90||Reutlingen, 1 May 1990||SSV Reutlingen||FC Wangen||3–0||2,100|
|1990–91||Reutlingen, 20 May 1991||TSG Backnang||SSV Reutlingen||2–1||1,500|
|1991–92||Ulm, 19 May 1992||SSV Ulm 1846||VfR Aalen||3–2||800|
|1992–93||Ditzingen, 2 June 1993||TSF Ditzingen||SV Böblingen||3–2||1,200|
|1993–94||Ulm, 3 May 1994||SSV Ulm 1846||TSF Ditzingen||6–0||1,000|
|1994–95||Ulm, 3 May 1995||SSV Ulm 1846||SSV Reutlingen||4–1||1,000|
|1995–96||Kirchheim/Teck, 22 May 1996||SV Bonlanden||SpVgg Au/Iller||1–0||900|
|1996–97||Eislingen, 20 May 1997||SSV Ulm 1846||VfL Kirchheim/Teck||1–0||2,300|
|1997–98||Heidenheim, 20 May 1998||Sportfreunde Dorfmerkingen||SSV Ulm 1846 II||1–0||1,000|
|1998–99||Schorndorf, 6 June 1999||SSV Reutlingen||VfR Aalen||2–1 aet||800|
|1999–2000||Kirchheim/Teck, 25 June 2000||VfB Stuttgart II||SSV Ulm 1846 II||3–1||1,000|
|2000–01||Heidenheim, 30 May 2001||VfR Aalen||SSV Ulm 1846 II||2–0||1,400|
|2001–02||Eislingen, 14 May 2002||VfR Aalen||VfB Stuttgart II||2–0||1,400|
|2002–03||Sindelfingen, 27 May 2003||VfL Kirchheim/Teck||Stuttgarter Kickers||2–1||1,200|
|2003–04||Fellbach, 19 May 2004||VfR Aalen||FSV 08 Bissingen||8–0||1,000|
|2004–05||Eislingen, 25 May 2005||Stuttgarter Kickers||Heidenheimer SB||3–1||1,500|
|2005–06||Kirchheim/Teck, 24 May 2006||Stuttgarter Kickers||SSV Ulm 1846||7–6 after pen.||2,300|
|2006–07||Aalen, 29 May 2007||1. FC Normannia Gmünd||SSV Ulm 1846||2–1||1,300|
|2007–08||Ellwangen, 3 June 2008||1. FC Heidenheim||TSV Crailsheim||3–2||2,500|
|2008–09||Schwieberdingen, 2 June 2009||SG Sonnenhof Großaspach||SpVgg Ludwigsburg||1–0||1,500|
|2009–10||Ulm, 26 May 2010||VfR Aalen||FV Illertissen||4–1||2,200|
|2010–11||Kirchheim, 11 May 2011||1. FC Heidenheim||1. FC Normannia Gmünd||2–0||2,100|
|2011–12||Aalen, 9 May 2012||1. FC Heidenheim||SG Sonnenhof Großaspach||2–0|
|2012–13||Aspach, 7 May 2013||1. FC Heidenheim||Neckarsulmer SU||3–1|
|2013–14||Aspach, 7 May 2014||1. FC Heidenheim||Stuttgarter Kickers||4–2||2,500|
|2014–15||Stuttgart, 6 May 2015||SSV Reutlingen||FV Ravensburg||2–1||3,658|
|2015–16||Stuttgart, 28 May 2016||FV Ravensburg||FSV 08 Bissingen||5–2||3,600|
|2016–17||Stuttgart, 25 May 2017||Sportfreunde Dorfmerkingen||Stuttgarter Kickers||3–1||5,150|
|2017–18||Stuttgart, 21 May 2018||SSV Ulm||TSV Ilshofen||3–0||3,900|
|2018–19||Stuttgart, 25 May 2019||SSV Ulm||TSV Essingen||2–0||3,370|
|2019–20||Stuttgart, 22 August 2020||SSV Ulm||TSG Balingen||3–0||300|
- Source: "Die Endspiele um den wfv-Pokal der Herren seit 1950/51" (in German). WFV. Retrieved 2 December 2008.
- Winners in bold.
Listed in order of wins, the Cup winners are:
- 1 Includes one win by SSV Ulm.
- 2 Includes one win by VfL Heidenheim.
- "DFB Cup Men – Mode". DFB. Archived from the original on 9 June 2009. Retrieved 2 December 2008.
- kicker Almanach 1990 [Yearbook of German football] (in German). kicker. 1989. p. 213.
- "1. September 1984 – 2:0 Sieg gegen den großen HSV" (in German). SC Geislingen. Retrieved 2 December 2008.
- Deutschlands Fußball in Zahlen – Die Saison 2002–03 (in German). DSFS. 2003. p. 285.
- Deutschlands Fußball in Zahlen, (in German) An annual publication with tables and results from the Bundesliga to Verbandsliga/Landesliga, publisher: DSFS
- Fussball.de: Württemberg Cup (in German)
- Württemberg football association website (in German)
- Die Endspiele um den wfv-Pokal der Herren seit 1950/51 WFV website – List of Cup finals (in German)