1908 German football championship

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1908 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Victoria Schalke-Museum.jpg
Replica of the Viktoria trophy
Country Germany
Dates 3 May – 7 June
Teams 8
Champions Viktoria 89 Berlin
1st German title
Runners-up Stuttgarter Kickers
Matches played 8
Goals scored 34 (4.25 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Willi Worpitzky (6 goals)

The 1908 German football championship, the sixth edition of the competition, was won by Viktoria 89 Berlin, defeating Stuttgarter Kickers 3–1 in the final.[1]

For Viktoria 89 Berlin it was the first national title, having lost the previous seasons final to Freiburger FC. The club would make another losing appearance in the final in the following season before winning its second title in 1911. For the Stuttgarter Kickers it was the clubs sole appearance in the championship final.[2][3][4]

Viktoria's Willi Worpitzky was the top scorers of the 1908 championship with six goals.[5]

Eight clubs qualified for the competition played in knock-out format, the champions of each of the seven regional football championships and the defending German champions.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

The teams qualified through the regional championships:[1]

Club Qualified as
VfB Königsberg Baltic champions
VfR Breslau South Eastern German champions
Viktoria 89 Berlin Berlin champions (Verband Berliner Ballspielvereine)
Wacker Leipzig Central German champions
Eintracht Braunschweig Northern German champions
Duisburger SpV Western German champions
Stuttgarter Kickers Southern German champions
Freiburger FC Holder



The quarter-finals, played on 3 May 1908, with the replay played on 17 May:[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Stuttgarter Kickers 0–11 Freiburger FC
Viktoria 89 Berlin 7–0 VfB Königsberg
Duisburger SpV 1–0 Eintracht Braunschweig
Wacker Leipzig 3–1 VfR Breslau
  • 1 declared void.


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Stuttgarter Kickers 5–2 Freiburger FC


The semi-finals, played on 17 and 24 May 1908:[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Stuttgarter Kickers 5–1 Duisburger SpV
Viktoria 89 Berlin 4–0 Wacker Leipzig


Viktoria 89 Berlin 3 – 1 Stuttgarter Kickers
Worpitzky Goal 6'84'
Röpnack Goal 89'
Report Ahorn Goal 86'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Götzel
' German Empire Paul Scranowitz
' German Empire Helmut Röpnack
' German Empire Willi Hahn
' German Empire Paul Fischer
' German Empire Willi Moeck
' German Empire Willi Knesebeck
' German Empire Paul Hunder
' German Empire Reinhold Bock
' German Empire Otto Pauke
' German Empire Willy Worpitzky
' German Empire Otto Dumke
' German Empire Richard Rüdinger
' German Empire Eugen Merkle
' German Empire Hermann Bürkle
' German Empire Paul Kühnle
' German Empire Carl Breitmeyer
' German Empire Gustav Unfried
' German Empire Hans Krebs
' German Empire Rudolf Ahorn
' German Empire Schmitt
' German Empire Megner
' German Empire Ingo Hanselmann


  1. ^ a b c "German championship 1908". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "(West) Germany -List of champions". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Stuttgarter Kickers Steckbrief" [Stuttgarter Kickers honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin » Steckbrief" [FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Deutsche Meisterschaft » Torschützenkönige" [German championship: Top goal scorer]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1907/1908 » Spielplan" [German championship 1907–08]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 12 January 2016. 


  • kicker Allmanach 1990, by kicker, page 160 to 178 – German championship
  • Süddeutschlands Fussballgeschichte in Tabellenform 1897-1988 (in German) History of Southern German football in tables, publisher & author: Ludolf Hyll

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