1922 German football championship

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1922 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Victoria Schalke-Museum.jpg
Replica of the Viktoria trophy
Country Germany
Dates 21 May – 6 August
Teams 8
Champions No champion declared
Matches played 8
Goals scored 25 (3.13 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Ludwig Breuel
Otto Harder
Luitpold Popp
Karl Schneider
Hans Semmler
Heinrich Träg
(3 goals each)

The 1922 German football championship, the 15th edition of the competition, saw no champion determined after the first final ended in a two-all draw and the replay in a one-all draw. Hamburger SV was initially awarded the title because the other finalist, 1. FC Nürnberg had eventually been reduced to seven players in the replay, below the required number of eight, causing an abandonment. Hamburg was awarded the title but Nuremberg successfully protested. Hamburg launched a counter-protest and was eventually awarded the title but then declined the championship, leaving the 1921–22 season without an official champions. It was the second and last time, after 1904, that a German championship concluded without a champion.[1][2]

Of the two finalists Hamburg went on to win the championship the following season while Nuremberg, champions of 1920 and 1921 would win the 1924 edition by defeating Hamburg in the final, followed by another title in 1925, making the two clubs the dominant force of the first six post-First World War seasons.[3][4][5]

Six players finished as joint top scorers of the 1922 championship, all with three goals each.[6]

Eight clubs qualified for the knock-out competition, nominally the champions of each of the seven regional football championships and the previous seasons German champion. However both the Baltic and the South Eastern German championships were later awarded to different teams, VfB Königsberg and Sportfreunde Breslau, than the ones qualified for the German championship.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

The teams qualified through the regional championships:[1]

Club Qualified as
Titania Stettin Baltic championship representative
Viktoria Forst South Eastern German championship representative
SV Norden-Nordwest Brandenburg champion
SpVgg Leipzig Central German champions
Hamburger SV Northern German champions
TG Arminia Bielefeld Western German champions
FC Wacker München Southern German champions
1. FC Nürnberg Defending champions



SpVgg Leipzig 0 – 3 1. FC Nürnberg
Popp Goal 65'69'
Träg Goal 76'
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Cornelius

SV Norden-Nordwest 1 – 0 Viktoria Forst
Montag Goal 85'
Platz des BFC Viktoria, Berlin
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Chemnitz

Hamburger SV 5 – 0 Titania Stettin
Harder Goal 5'25'
Schneider Goal 30'60'
Breuel Goal 63'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Niederberger

Wacker München 5 – 0 TG Arminia Bielefeld
Semmler Goal 9'31'36'
Schaffer Goal 50' (pen.)
Nebauer Goal 72'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Koppehel


1. FC Nürnberg 1 – 0 SV Norden-Nordwest
Böß Goal 10'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Kiemeyer

Hamburger SV 4 – 0 Wacker München
Breuel Goal 25'32'
Harder Goal 62'
Flohr Goal 65' (pen.)
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Bauwens


Hamburger SV 2 – 2 (a.e.t.) 1. FC Nürnberg
Rave Goal 19'
Flohr Goal 86'
Report Träg Goal 20'
Popp Goal 30'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Bauwens
  • Match abandoned after 189 minutes due to darkness.


Hamburger SV 1 – 1 (a.e.t.) 1. FC Nürnberg
Schneider Goal 69' Report Träg Goal 48'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Bauwens
' Germany Hans Martens
' Germany Albert Beier
' Germany Rudi Agte
' Germany Hans Flohr
' Germany Hans Krohn
' Germany Walter Kolzen
' Norway Asbjørn Halvorsen
' Germany Karl Schneider
' Germany Hans Rave
' Germany Otto Harder
' Germany Ludwig Breuel
England A. W. Turner
1. FC Nürnberg
' Germany Heinrich Stuhlfauth
' Germany Luitpold Popp Substituted off 105'
' Germany Anton Kugler Substituted off 75'
' Switzerland Gustav Bark
' Germany Reitzenstein
' Germany Carl Riegel
' Germany Emil Köpplinger
' Germany Heinrich Träg Red card 100'
' Germany Hans Sutor
' Germany Wolfgang Strobel
' Germany Willy Böß Red card 18'
Hungary Gyula Bíró
  • Replay abandoned due to Nuremberg having only seven players remaining. The championship was initially awarded to Hamburg, but following a series of protests, the club later declined the title.


  1. ^ a b c "German championship 1922". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "DEUTSCHE MEISTER" [German champions]. dfb.de (in German). Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "(West) Germany -List of champions". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Hamburger SV » Steckbrief" [Hamburger SV honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "1. FC Nürnberg » Steckbrief" [1. FC Nürnberg honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Deutsche Meisterschaft » Torschützenkönige" [German championship: Top goal scorer]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 8 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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