1909 German football championship

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1909 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Victoria Schalke-Museum.jpg
Replica of the Viktoria trophy
Country Germany
Dates 2–30 May
Teams 8
Champions Phönix Karlsruhe
1st German title
Runners-up Viktoria 89 Berlin
Matches played 7
Goals scored 54 (7.71 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Willi Worpitzky (7 goals)

The 1909 German football championship, the seventh edition of the competition, was won by Phönix Karlsruhe, defeating Viktoria 89 Berlin 4–2 in the final.[1]

For Phönix Karlsruhe it was the clubs only appearance in the German championship final. Phönix would later merge with VfB Mühlburg to form Karlsruher SC, with the latter making a losing appearance in the 1956 final. Viktoria 89 Berlin, the defending champions, played its third consecutive final in 1909, having lost in 1907 and won it in 1908. Viktoria would go on to make one more final appearance, winning the competition for a second time in 1911.[2][3][4]

Viktoria's Willy Worpitzky was the top scorer of the 1909 championship with seven goals.[5]

Eight clubs qualified for the competition played in knock-out format, the champions of each of the eight regional football championships, Berlin sending the champions of two rival competitions to the finals.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

The Phönix Karlsruhe team that won the 1909 final

The teams qualified through the regional championships:[1]

Club Qualified as
VfB Königsberg Baltic champions
Alemannia Cottbus South Eastern German champions
Viktoria 89 Berlin Berlin champions (Verband Berliner Ballspielvereine)
Tasmania Rixdorf March football champions (Märkischer Fußball-Bund)
SC Erfurt Central German champions
Altonaer FC 93 Northern German champions
FC Mönchengladbach Western German champions
Phönix Karlsruhe Southern German champions



The quarter-finals, played on 2 and 16 May 1909:[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Altonaer FC 93 4–2 Tasmania Berlin
Phönix Karlsruhe 5–0 FC Mönchengladbach
SC Erfurt 4–3 aet Alemannia Cottbus
Viktoria 89 Berlin 12–1 VfB Königsberg


The semi-finals, played on 16 and 23 May 1909:[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Phönix Karlsruhe 9–1 SC Erfurt
Viktoria 89 Berlin 7–0 Altonaer FC 93


Phönix Karlsruhe 4 – 2 Viktoria 89 Berlin
Beier Goal 30'
Noe Goal 34'65'
Leibold Goal 55'
Report Worpitzky Goal 16'
Röpnack Goal 83'
Platz des SC Schlesien, Breslau
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Hinze
' German Empire Otto Michaelis
' German Empire Robert Neumaier
' German Empire Ernst Karth
' German Empire Arthur Beier
' German Empire Karl Schweinshaut
' German Empire Otto Reiser
' German Empire Robert Heger
' German Empire Karl Wegele
' German Empire Emil Oberle
' German Empire Wilhelm Noe
' German Empire Hermann Leibold
' 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 Otto Dumke
' German Empire Reinhold Bock
' German Empire Willy Worpitzky
' German Empire Alfred Gelbhaar


  1. ^ a b c "German championship 1909". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "(West) Germany -List of champions". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Karlsruher SC » Steckbrief" [Karlsruher SC 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 1908/1909 » Spielplan" [German championship 1908–09]. 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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