1904 German football championship

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1904 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Victoria Schalke-Museum.jpg
Replica of the Viktoria trophy
Dates24 April – 29 May
ChampionsNo champion declared
Matches played6
Goals scored36 (6 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Unknown[note 1]

The 1904 German football championship was the second competition to determine the national champion of Germany.

The competition was not fully played, however, as the German Football Association (DFB) aborted it due to a protest by Karlsruher FV. Karlsruhe had protested the fact that matches had not been played on neutral ground as was stipulated by the rules. The DFB had already ignored this rule for financial reasons in the previous year, but this time Karlsruhe argued that some of their players could not travel to the match in Berlin and this had caused Karlsruhe's defeat. As a result, the championship was annulled.[1]

As in the previous season, all champions of local and regional associations were allowed to enter the competition, but clubs from outside Germany were excluded. Eight clubs eventually entered the competition, two more than in the year before.

Qualified teams[edit]

The qualified teams:

Qualified team Qualified from
Britannia Berlin VBB champions
VfB Leipzig Central German champions and defending champions
Viktoria 96 Magdeburg Magdeburg champions
Germania Hamburg HAFB champions
ARBV Hannover Hanover champions
Casseler FV Kassel champions
Duisburger SpV Western German champions
Karlsruher FV Southern German champions





VfB LeipzigMatch cancelledBritannia Berlin


  1. ^ Scorers are known for only 17 of the 36 goals. The scorers in the Duisburger SpV v Casseler FV and Germania Hamburg v ARBV Hannover matches are not known. Erich Müller and Ernst Perry are the top known goalscorers, with 2 goals each.


  1. ^ Ernst Otto Bräunche, Volker Steck (2006). Sport in Karlsruhe von den Anfängen bis heute. Karlsruhe: Info-Verl. p. 178. ISBN 3-88190-440-9.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Dinant Abbink (17 January 2008). "Germany - Championships 1902-1945". rsssf.com. rec.sport.soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.

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