1912 German football championship

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1912 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Victoria Schalke-Museum.jpg
Replica of the Viktoria trophy
Country Germany
Dates 5–26 May
Teams 8
Champions Holstein Kiel
1st German title
Runners-up Karlsruher FV
Matches played 7
Goals scored 32 (4.57 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Fritz Förderer (6 goals)

The 1912 German football championship, the 10th edition of the competition, was won by Holstein Kiel, defeating Karlsruher FV 1–0 in the final.[1]

It was Kiel's sole German championship win, previously having made a losing appearance in the 1910 final. Holstein Kiel made one more final appearance, in 1930, where it lost to Hertha BSC. For Karlsruher FV it was the last final appearance for the club, having previously defeated Kiel in the 1910 final and lost the 1905 one to Union 92 Berlin.[2][3][4]

Karlsruhe's Fritz Förderer was the top scorer of the 1912 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 as well as the defending German champions.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

The teams qualified through the regional championships:[1]

Club Qualified as
BuEV Danzig Baltic champions
ATV Liegnitz South Eastern German champions
Preußen Berlin Brandenburg champion
SpVgg Leipzig Central German champions
Holstein Kiel Northern German champions
Kölner BC Western German champions
Karlsruher FV Southern German champions
Viktoria 89 Berlin Holders



The quarter-finals, played on 5 and 12 May 1912:[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Holstein Kiel 2–1 Preußen Berlin
Karlsruher FV 8–1 Kölner BC
SpVgg Leipzig 3–2 ATV Liegnitz
Viktoria 89 Berlin 7–0 BuEV Danzig


The semi-finals, played on 19 May 1912:[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Holstein Kiel 2–1 aet Viktoria 89 Berlin
Karlsruher FV 3–1 SpVgg Leipzig


Holstein Kiel 1 – 0 Karlsruher FV
Möller Goal 52' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Schröder
' German Empire Adolf Werner
' German Empire Hans Reese
' German Empire Heinrich Hofmeister
' German Empire Willi Zincke
' German Empire Georg Krogmann
' German Empire Hans Dehning
' German Empire Ernst Möller
' German Empire Willi Fick
' German Empire Hugo Fick
' German Empire Helmut Bork
' German Empire David Binder
' German Empire Franz Burger
' German Empire Max Breunig
' German Empire Curt Hüber
' German Empire Ernst Hollstein
' German Empire Julius Hirsch
' German Empire Wilhelm Gros
' German Empire Hermann Bosch
' German Empire Fritz Tscherter
' German Empire Hermann Kächele
' German Empire Gottfried Fuchs
' German Empire Fritz Förderer


  1. ^ a b c "German championship 1912". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "(West) Germany -List of champions". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Karlsruher FV » Steckbrief" [Karlsruher FV honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Holstein Kiel » Steckbrief" [Holstein Kiel honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Deutsche Meisterschaft » Torschützenkönige" [German championship: Top goal scorer]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1911/1912 » Spielplan" [German championship 1911–12]. 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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