1937 Tschammerpokal Final

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1937 Tschammerpokal Final
Event1937 Tschammerpokal
Date9 January 1938 (1938-01-09)
VenueMüngersdorfer Stadion, Cologne
RefereeHans Grabler (Regensburg)[1]

The 1937 Tschammerpokal Final decided the winner of the 1937 Tschammerpokal, the 3rd season of Germany's knockout football cup competition. It was played on 9 January 1938 at the Müngersdorfer Stadion in Cologne.[2] Schalke 04 won the match 2–1 against Fortuna Düsseldorf, to claim their 1st cup title.

With their win, Schalke completed the first double in the history of German football, having previously won the 1937 German football championship with a 2–0 win over 1. FC Nürnberg in the final.[3]

Route to the final[edit]

The Tschammerpokal began the final stage with 61 teams in a single-elimination knockout cup competition. There were a total of five rounds leading up to the final. Teams were drawn against each other, and the winner after 90 minutes would advance. If still tied, 30 minutes of extra time was played. If the score was still level, a replay would take place at the original away team's stadium. If still level after 90 minutes, 30 minutes of extra time was played. If the score was still level, a second replay would take place at the original home team's stadium. If still level after 90 minutes, 30 minutes of extra time was played. If the score was still level, a drawing of lots would decide who would advance to the next round.[4]

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Schalke 04 Round Fortuna Düsseldorf
Opponent Result 1937 Tschammerpokal Opponent Result
Kickers Frankenthal (A) 3–1 Round 1 Bye
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen (H) 2–1 Round 2 Karlsruher FV (A) 2–0
Eintracht Braunschweig (A) 1–0 (a.e.t.) Round of 16 Holstein Kiel (H) 2–1
Berliner SV (H) 3–1 Quarter-finals BC Hartha (H) 4–1
Waldhof Mannheim (H) 2–1 Semi-finals Dresdner SC (H) 5–2



Schalke 042–1Fortuna Düsseldorf
Report Janes Goal 84' (pen.)
Schalke 04
Fortuna Düsseldorf
GK 1 Nazi Germany Hans Klodt
RB Nazi Germany Ernst Sontow
LB Nazi Germany Hans Bornemann
RH Nazi Germany Rudolf Gellesch
CH Nazi Germany Otto Tibulski
LH Nazi Germany Walter Berg
OR Nazi Germany Ernst Kalwitzki
IR Nazi Germany Fritz Szepan
CF Nazi Germany Ernst Poertgen
IL Nazi Germany Ernst Kuzorra (c)
OL Nazi Germany Adolf Urban
Nazi Germany Hans Schmidt
Schalke 04 vs Fortuna Düsseldorf 1938-01-09.svg
GK 1 Nazi Germany Willi Pesch (c)
RB Nazi Germany Paul Janes
LB Nazi Germany Bernhard Kluth
RH Nazi Germany Paul Mehl
CH Nazi Germany Jakob Bender
LH Nazi Germany Edmund Czaika
OR Nazi Germany Ernst Albrecht
IR Nazi Germany Willi Wigold
CF Nazi Germany Hans Heibach
IL Nazi Germany Felix Zwolanowski
OL Nazi Germany Stanislaus Kobierski
Nazi Germany Karl Flink

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • No substitutions.


  1. ^ "Schiedsrichter: Der erste war Berliner". DFB-Pokal: Das offizielle Stadionmagazin des Deutschen Fußball-Bundes. German Football Association. 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Alle DFB-Pokalsieger" [All DFB-Pokal winners]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  3. ^ "1938: Schalke holt das erste Double" [1938: Schalke wins the first double]. DFB.de (in German). German Football Association. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Modus" [Mode]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2015.