1929 German football championship

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1929 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Victoria Schalke-Museum.jpg
Replica of the Viktoria trophy
Country Germany
Dates 9 June – 28 July
Teams 16
Champions SpVgg Fürth
3rd German title
Runners-up Hertha BSC
Matches played 16
Goals scored 79 (4.94 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Johannes Sobek (6 goals)

The 1929 German football championship, the 22nd edition of the competition, was won by SpVgg Fürth, defeating Hertha BSC 3–2 in the final.[1]

For SpVgg Fürth it was the third national championship after wins in 1914 and 1926 but the club would never again appear in the final after 1929. It was the last highlight of the decade after the First World War that saw seven of the ten national championships go to Middle Franconian clubs 1. FC Nürnberg and SpVgg Fürth. For Hertha BSC it marked the fourth consecutive final loss, the only club to do so. Hertha had previously lost the 1926 final to Fürth as well but would go on to win back-to-back championships in 1930 and 1931.[2][3][4]

Hertha's Hanne Sobek was the top scorer of the 1929 championship with six goals.[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 qualified and almost all of the runners-up, except in Central Germany where the second spot went to the regional cup winner. In the West the third spot went to the third placed team of the championship while, in the South, the third spot was determined in a separate qualifying competition for runners-up and third placed teams.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

The teams qualified through the regional championships:[1]

Club Qualified as
VfB Königsberg Baltic champions
Titania Stettin Baltic runners-up
Preussen Hindenburg South Eastern German champions
Breslauer SC 08 South Eastern German runners-up
Hertha BSC Brandenburg champion
Tennis Borussia Berlin Brandenburg runners-up
Dresdner SC Central German champions
Wacker Leipzig Central German cup winner
Hamburger SV Northern German champions
Holstein Kiel Northern German runners-up
Schalke 04 Western German champions
Meidericher SV Western German runners-up
Fortuna Düsseldorf Western German third placed team
1. FC Nürnberg Southern German champions
FC Bayern Munich Southern German runners-up
SpVgg Fürth Southern German additional qualifier


Round of 16[edit]

The round of 16, played on 9 and 16 June 1929:[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
FC Bayern Munich 3–0 Dresdner SC
Holstein Kiel 1–6 1. FC Nürnberg
Wacker Leipzig 1–5 Schalke 04
Meidericher SpV 2–3 Hamburger SV
Preussen Hindenburg 1–8 Hertha BSC
VfB Königsberg 1–2 SC Breslau 08
SpVgg Fürth 5–1 Fortuna Düsseldorf
Tennis Borussia Berlin 3–2 Titania Stettin


The quarter-finals, played on 30 June 1929:[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
1. FC Nürnberg 3–1 Tennis Borussia Berlin
Schalke 04 1–4 Hertha BSC
SC Breslau 08 4–3 FC Bayern Munich
Hamburger SV 0–2 SpVgg Fürth


The semi-finals, played on 7 July 1929, with the replay played on 21 July:[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Hertha BSC 0–0 1. FC Nürnberg
SpVgg Fürth 6–1 SC Breslau 08


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Hertha BSC 3–2 1. FC Nürnberg


SpVgg Fürth 3 – 2 Hertha BSC
Auer Goal 14'
Frank Goal 66'
Rupprecht Goal 85'
Report Sobek Goal 43'76'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Bauwens
' Germany Hans Neger
' Germany Hans Hagen
' Germany Paul Röschke
' Germany Ludwig Leinberger
' Germany Konrad Krauß
' Germany Urbel Krauß
' Germany Georg Kießling
' Germany Karl Rupprecht
' Germany Andreas Franz
' Germany Georg Frank
' Germany Heinrich Auer
Germany Hans Krauß
' Germany Paul Gehlhaar
' Germany Emil Domscheidt
' Germany Willi Völker
' Germany Gerhard Schulz
' Germany Hanne Sobek
' Germany Ernst Müller
' Germany Otto Leuschner
' Germany Otto Fritze
' Germany Hans Ruch
' Germany Bruno Lehmann
' Germany Willi Kirsei
Germany Richard Girulatis


  1. ^ a b c "German championship 1929". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "(West) Germany -List of champions". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Hertha BSC » Steckbrief" [Hertha BSC honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "SpVgg Greuther Fürth » Steckbrief" [SpVgg Greuther Fürth honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Deutsche Meisterschaft » Torschützenkönige" [German championship: Top goal scorer]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1928/1929 » Spielplan" [German championship 1928–29]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 7 January 2016. 


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