1926 German football championship

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1926 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Victoria Schalke-Museum.jpg
Replica of the Viktoria trophy
Dates16 May – 13 June
ChampionsSpVgg Fürth
2nd German title
Runners-upHertha BSC
Matches played15
Goals scored73 (4.87 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Otto Harder (6 goals)

The 1926 German football championship, the 19th edition of the competition, was won by SpVgg Fürth, defeating Hertha BSC 4–1 in the final.[1]

For SpVgg Fürth it was the second national championship after winning the 1914 edition and it won a third and last one in 1929, also against Hertha BSC. For Hertha it marked the clubs first final appearance and it played in six consecutive ones, losing the first four and winning the final two in 1930 and 1931.[2][3][4]

Hamburger SV's Tull Harder was the top scorer of the 1926 championship with six goals, having previously done so in 1922 and 1923 and, again, in 1928.[5]

Sixteen club qualified for the knock-out competition, two from each of the regional federations plus an additional third club from the South and West. In all cases the regional champions and runners-up qualified. In the West and South the third spot went to the third placed team of the championship.[1]

The eventual champions, SpVgg Fürth, failed to qualify for the Southern German championship through the Bezirksliga Bayern, coming only third behind league champions FC Bayern Munich runners-up 1. FC Nürnberg, when only the champions advanced. Instead, Fürth won the Southern German Cup and qualified through this route for the Southern German finals where it than finished runners-up.[6]

Qualified teams[edit]

The teams qualified through the regional championships:[1]

Club Qualified as
VfB Königsberg Baltic champions
Stettiner SC Baltic runners-up
Breslauer SC 08 South Eastern German champions
Viktoria Forst South Eastern German runners-up
Hertha BSC Brandenburg champion
Norden-Nordwest Berlin Brandenburg runners-up
Dresdner SC Central German champions
Fortuna Leipzig Central German runners-up
Holstein Kiel Northern German champions
Hamburger SV Northern German runners-up
VfR Köln Western German champions
BV Altenessen Western German runners-up
Duisburger SpV Western German third placed team
FC Bayern Munich Southern German champions
SpVgg Fürth Southern German runners-up
FSV Frankfurt Southern German additional qualifier


Round of 16[edit]

The round of 16, played on 16 May 1926:[7]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Fortuna Leipzig 2–0 FC Bayern Munich
FSV Frankfurt 2–1 BV Altenessen
Duisburger SpV 1–3 Hamburger SV
Hertha BSC 4–0 VfB Königsberg
Holstein Kiel 8–2 SC Stettin
VfR Köln 1–2 Norden-Nordwest Berlin
SC Breslau 08 1–0 Dresdner SC
SpVgg Fürth 5–0 Viktoria Forst


The quarter-finals, played on 30 May 1926:[7]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Hamburger SV 6–2 Fortuna Leipzig
Hertha BSC 8–2 FSV Frankfurt
Norden-Nordwest Berlin 0–4 Holstein Kiel
SpVgg Fürth 4–0 SC Breslau 08


The semi-finals, played on 6 June 1926:[7]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Hertha BSC 4–2 Hamburger SV
SpVgg Fürth 3–1 Holstein Kiel


SpVgg Fürth4 – 1Hertha BSC
Seiderer Goal 27'
Auer Goal 35'
Leuschner Goal 38' (o.g.)
Ascherl Goal 68'
Report Ruch Goal 9'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Spranger
' Germany Gustav Hörgreen
' Germany Hans Hagen
' Germany Ludwig Leinberger
' Germany Urbel Krauß
' Germany Georg Kießling
' Germany Willy Ascherl
' Germany Konrad Kleinlein
' Germany Josef Müller
' Germany Andreas Franz
' Germany Karl Auer
' Germany Lony Seiderer
England William Townley
' Germany Alfred Götze
' Germany Max Fischer
' Germany Emil Domscheidt
' Germany Otto Leuschner
' Germany Willi Völker
' Germany Karl Tewes
' Germany Hanne Sobek
' Germany Willi Kirsei
' Germany Erich Gülle
' Germany Hans Grenzel
' Germany Hans Ruch
Austria Alexander Popovich


  1. ^ a b c "German championship 1926". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  2. ^ "(West) Germany -List of champions". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Hertha BSC » Steckbrief" [Hertha BSC honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  4. ^ "SpVgg Greuther Fürth » Steckbrief" [SpVgg Greuther Fürth honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Deutsche Meisterschaft » Torschützenkönige" [German championship: Top goal scorer]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  6. ^ Hyll, page 82
  7. ^ a b c "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1925/1926 » Spielplan" [German championship 1925–26]. 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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