1934 German football championship

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1934 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Victoria Schalke-Museum.jpg
Replica of the Viktoria trophy
CountryGermany
Dates8 April – 24 June
Teams16
ChampionsSchalke 04
1st German title
Runners-up1. FC Nürnberg
Matches played51
Goals scored219 (4.29 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Otto Siffling (11 goals)
1933
1935

The 1934 German football championship, the 27th edition of the competition, was won by Schalke 04 by defeating 1. FC Nürnberg 2–1 in the final. It was Schalke's first championship, with five more titles to follow until 1942 and a seventh one in 1958. For Nuremberg, with five German championships to its name at the time, it marked the first time it lost a final but the club would go on to win its next title, the 1936 edition, after defeating Schalke in the semi-finals.[1][2][3]

Schalke won the 1934 championship final late in the game after Nuremberg had gone 1–0 ahead In the 54th minute. Schalke equalised in the 87th and scored the winning goal three minutes later through Ernst Kuzorra.[4]

Waldhof Mannheim's Otto Siffling became the top scorer of the 1934 championship with eleven goals, the first player to score double-didgid figures since interception of the competition in 1903.[5]

Under the new Gauliga system, introduced after the Nazis came to power in 1933, the sixteen 1933–34 Gauliga champions competed in a group stage of four groups of four teams each, with the group winners advancing to the semi-finals. The two semi-final winners then contested the 1934 championship final.[6] While the number of teams in the competition, sixteen, had remained the same as in the previous seasons, the modus had changed compare to 1933, when all games were played in the knock-out format and the competition was shorter.[7]

Qualified teams[edit]

The teams qualified through the 1933–34 Gauliga season:[6]

Club Qualified from
SV Waldhof Mannheim Gauliga Baden
1. FC Nürnberg Gauliga Bayern
Viktoria 89 Berlin Gauliga Berlin-Brandenburg
Borussia Fulda Gauliga Hessen
Wacker Halle Gauliga Mitte
Mülheimer SV Gauliga Mittelrhein
VfL 06 Benrath Gauliga Niederrhein
SV Werder Bremen Gauliga Niedersachsen
Eimsbütteler TV Gauliga Nordmark
Preußen Danzig Gauliga Ostpreußen
Viktoria Stolp Gauliga Pommern
Dresdner SC Gauliga Sachsen
Beuthener SuSV 09 Gauliga Schlesien
Kickers Offenbach Gauliga Südwest
Schalke 04 Gauliga Westfalen
Union Böckingen Gauliga Württemberg

Competition[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Group 1 was contested by the champions of the Gauligas Brandenburg, Ostpreußen, Pommern and Schlesien:[6]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification V89 BEU STO DAN
1 Viktoria Berlin 6 6 0 0 24 9 2.667 12 Advance to semi-finals 5–2 4–2 5–2
2 Beuthener SuSV 6 3 1 2 12 13 0.923 7 1–4 1–1 2–1
3 Viktoria Stolp 6 1 2 3 10 12 0.833 4 2–3 1–2 3–1
4 Preußen Danzig 6 0 1 5 6 18 0.333 1 0–3 1–4 1–1
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal ratio.

Group 2[edit]

Group 2 was contested by the champions of the Gauligas Nordmark, Niedersachsen, Niederrhein and Westfalen:[6]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification S04 BEN SVW ETV
1 Schalke 04 6 4 0 2 16 7 2.286 8 Advance to semi-finals 0–1 3–0 4–1
2 VfL Benrath 6 3 1 2 12 11 1.091 7 0–2 4–1 4–1
3 Werder Bremen 6 2 1 3 11 17 0.647 5 2–5 2–2 4–2
4 Eimsbütteler TV 6 2 0 4 13 17 0.765 4 3–2 5–1 1–2
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal ratio.

Group 3[edit]

Group 3 was contested by the champions of the Gauligas Baden, Mittelrhein, Südwest and Württemberg:[6]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification WMA MUS KOF BOE
1 Waldhof Mannheim 6 3 3 0 19 6 3.167 9 Advance to semi-finals 6–1 0–0 6–0
2 Mülheimer SV 6 2 2 2 13 18 0.722 6 1–1 4–4 2–0
3 Kickers Offenbach 6 1 3 2 14 16 0.875 5 2–2 1–3 4–1
4 Union Böckingen 6 2 0 4 15 21 0.714 4 2–4 6–2 6–3
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal ratio.

Group 4[edit]

Group 4 was contested by the champions of the Gauligas Bayern, Hessen, Mitte and Sachsen:[6]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification FCN DRE FUL WHA
1 1. FC Nürnberg 6 4 1 1 10 4 2.500 9 Advance to semi-finals 1–2 1–1 3–0
2 Dresdner SC 6 4 1 1 16 7 2.286 9 0–1 3–1 7–2
3 Borussia Fulda 6 1 2 3 7 10 0.700 4 1–2 0–0 3–2
4 Wacker Halle 6 1 0 5 8 20 0.400 2 0–2 2–4 2–1
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal ratio.

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
17 June 1934[8]
1. FC Nürnberg 2–1 Viktoria 89 Berlin
Schalke 04 5–2 SV Waldhof Mannheim

Final[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
24 June 1934[4]
Schalke 04 2–1 1. FC Nürnberg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "(West) Germany -List of champions". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  2. ^ "FC Schalke 04 » Steckbrief" [FC Schalke 04 honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  3. ^ "1. FC Nürnberg » Steckbrief" [1. FC Nurenberg honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1933/1934 » Finale » FC Schalke 04 - 1. FC Nürnberg 2:1" [German championship 1933–34: Final FC Schalke 04 - 1 FC Nuremberg]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Deutsche Meisterschaft » Torschützenkönige" [German championship: Top goal scorer]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "German championship 1934". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  7. ^ "German championship 1933". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1933/1934 » Halbfinale" [German championship 1933–34: Semi-finals]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 2 January 2016.

Sources[edit]

  • kicker Allmanach 1990, by kicker, page 164 & 177 - German championship

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