1921 German football championship

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1921 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Victoria Schalke-Museum.jpg
Replica of the Viktoria trophy
Country Germany
Dates 22 May – 12 June
Teams 7
Champions 1. FC Nürnberg
2nd German title
Runners-up BFC Vorwärts 90
Matches played 6
Goals scored 23 (3.83 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Luitpold Popp (5 goals)

The 1921 German football championship, the 14th edition of the competition, was won by 1. FC Nürnberg, defeating BFC Vorwärts 90 5–0 in the final.[1]

For 1. FC Nürnberg it was the second national championship, having won the competition in the previous season as well. Nuremberg thereby became the first team to successfully defend their title. It was part of Nuremberg's most successful era where the club won five titles in eight seasons from 1920 to 1927, missing out on a sixth one in the inconclusive 1922 championship. For Vorwärts Berlin it marked the clubs sole German championship final. The club, being unrelated to the East German club ASK Vorwärts Berlin, later merged with 1905 champions Union 92 Berlin to form SpVgg Blau-Weiß 1890 Berlin.[2][3]

Nuremberg's Luitpold Popp was the top scorer of the 1921 championship with five goals.[4]

Seven clubs qualified for the knock-out competition, nominally the champions of each of the seven regional football championships. However, the Baltic championship was later awarded to a different club, the VfB Königsberg.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

The teams qualified through the regional championships:[1]

Club Qualified as
Stettiner SC Baltic championship representative
Sportfreunde Breslau South Eastern German champions
BFC Vorwärts 90 Brandenburg champion
Wacker Halle Central German champions
Hamburger SV Northern German champions
Duisburger SpV Western German champions
1. FC Nürnberg Southern German champions



The quarter-finals, played on 22 May 1921:[5]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Duisburger SpV 2–1 Hamburger SV
Sportfreunde Breslau 1–2 Wacker Halle
SC Stettin 1–2 BFC Vorwärts 90


The semi-finals, played on 29 May 1921:[5]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Wacker Halle 1–5 1. FC Nürnberg
BFC Vorwärts 90 2–1 Duisburger SpV


1. FC Nürnberg 5 – 0 BFC Vorwärts 90
Popp Goal 13'76'87'
Träg Goal 14'35'
Sport-Club 1899-Platz, Düsseldorf
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Bauwens
1. FC Nürnberg
' Germany Heinrich Stuhlfauth
' Germany Anton Kugler
' Germany Michael Grünerwald
' Switzerland Gustav Bark
' Germany Carl Riegel
' Germany Hans Kalb
' Germany Heinrich Träg
' Germany Hans Sutor
' Germany Wolfgang Strobel
' Germany Luitpold Popp
' Germany Willy Böß
Hungary Izidor Kürschner
' Germany Albert Weber
' Germany Walter Probst
' Germany Walter Fritzsche
' Germany A. Rotkehl
' Germany Willy Puls
' Germany Karl Hüttig
' Germany Karl Wolter
' Germany Georg Schumann
' Germany Hermann Paul
' Germany Erich Kretschmann
' Germany Wilhelm Hoffmann


  1. ^ a b c "German championship 1921". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "(West) Germany -List of champions". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "1. FC Nürnberg » Steckbrief" [1. FC Nürnberg honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Deutsche Meisterschaft » Torschützenkönige" [German championship: Top goal scorer]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1920/1921 » Spielplan" [German championship 1920–21]. 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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