1942 German football championship

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1942 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Victoria Schalke-Museum.jpg
Replica of the Viktoria trophy
Country Germany
Dates 10 May – 4 July
Teams 25
Champions Schalke 04
6th German title
Runners-up First Vienna
Third place Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin
Fourth place Kickers Offenbach
Matches played 26
Goals scored 120 (4.62 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Fritz Szepan (8 goals)

The 1942 German football championship, the 35th edition of the competition, was won by Schalke 04, the club's sixth championship, won by defeating First Vienna FC in the final. It marked the third and last occasion of a club from Vienna (German: Wien) in the final, Rapid Wien having won the competition in the previous season while Admira Wien had made a losing appearance in the 1939 final.[1] It was the last time that Schalke was awarded the Viktoria, the annual trophy for the German champions from 1903 to 1944 as the trophy disappeared during the final stages of the Second World War.[2]

Schalke's Fritz Szepan was the 1942 championships top scorer with eight goals.[3]

The 1942 championship marked the last highlight of the golden era of Schalke 04 which had reached the semi-finals of each edition of the national championship from 1932 to 1942 and won the competition in 1934, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1940 and 1942 while losing the final in 1933, 1938 and 1941. By appearing in the 1942 final Schalke also equaled Hertha BSC's record of six consecutive final appearances which the latter had set from 1926 to 1931. Schalke would however not win another German championship until 1958.[1][4]

The twenty-five 1941–42 Gauliga champions, five more than in the previous season,[5] competed in a single-leg knock out competition to determine the national champion.[6] In the following season, the German championship was played with twenty nine clubs. From there it gradually expanded further through a combination of territorial expansion of Nazi Germany and the sub-dividing of the Gauligas in later years, reaching a strength of thirty one in its last completed season, 1943–44.[5]

Qualified teams[edit]

The teams qualified through the 1941–42 Gauliga season:[6]

Club Qualified from
SV Waldhof Mannheim Gauliga Baden
FC Schweinfurt 05 Gauliga Bayern
Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin Gauliga Berlin-Brandenburg
HUS Marienwerder Gauliga Danzig-Westpreußen
SG SS Straßburg Gauliga Elsaß
LSV Boelcke Krakau Gauliga Generalgouvernement
Kickers Offenbach Gauliga Hessen-Nassau
Borussia Fulda Gauliga Kurhessen
SV Dessau 05 Gauliga Mitte
VfL 99 Köln Gauliga Mittelrhein
FV Stadt Düdelingen Gauliga Moselland
Sportfreunde Hamborn Gauliga Niederrhein
Werder Bremen Gauliga Niedersachsen
SV Breslau 02 Gauliga Niederschlesien
Eimsbütteler TV Gauliga Nordmark
Germania Königshütte Gauliga Oberschlesien
First Vienna Gauliga Ostmark
VfB Königsberg Gauliga Ostpreußen
LSV Pütnitz Gauliga Pommern
SC Planitz Gauliga Sachsen
LSV Olmütz Gauliga Sudetenland
Polizei Litzmannstadt Gauliga Wartheland
Schalke 04 Gauliga Westfalen
1. FC Kaiserslautern Gauliga Westmark
Stuttgarter Kickers Gauliga Württemberg


Qualifying round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
10 May 1942[7]
Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin 3–1 LSV Pütnitz
Borussia Fulda 0–2 SV Dessau 05
Sportfreunde Hamborn 1–1 Werder Bremen
HUS Marienwerder 1–7 VfB Königsberg
1. FC Kaiserslautern 7–1 SV Waldhof Mannheim
LSV Olmütz 0–1 First Vienna FC
SC Planitz 5–2 LSV Boelcke Krakau
SG SS Straßburg 2–0 Stuttgarter Kickers
FV Stadt Düdelingen 0–2 Schalke 04


Team 1  Score  Team 2
17 May 1942
Werder Bremen 5–1 Sportfreunde Hamborn

Round of 16[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
24 May 1942[8]
SV Dessau 05 0–3 Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin
Schalke 04 9–3 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Kickers Offenbach 3–1 VfL 99 Köln
SC Planitz 2–1 SV Breslau 02
SG SS Strassburg 2–1 FC Schweinfurt 05
VfB Königsberg 8–1 Polizei Litzmannstadt
First Vienna FC 1–0 Germania Königshütte
Werder Bremen 4–2 Eimsbütteler TV


Team 1  Score  Team 2
7 June1942[9]
Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin 2–1 VfB Königsberg
Schalke 04 6–0 SG SS Straßburg
Kickers Offenbach 4–3 Werder Bremen
First Vienna FC 3–2 SC Planitz


Team 1  Score  Team 2
21 June 1942[10]
Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin 2–3 First Vienna FC
Schalke 04 6–0 Kickers Offenbach

Third place play-off[edit]

Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin 4 – 0 Kickers Offenbach
Herberger Goal 18'
Lay Goal 55'
Hientz Goal 64'
Kraetke Goal 83'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Rättig


Schalke 04 2 – 0 First Vienna FC
Kalwitzki Goal 12'
Szepan Goal 42'
Attendance: 90,000
Referee: Bouillon (Königsberg)
GK Germany Heinz Flotho
DF Germany Heinz Hinz
DF Germany Otto Schweisfurth
MF Germany Hans Bornemann
MF Germany Otto Tibulski
MF Germany Herbert Burdenski
FW Germany Ernst Kalwitzki
FW Germany Fritz Szepan
FW Germany Hermann Eppenhoff
FW Germany Ernst Kuzorra
FW Germany Adolf Urban
Germany Otto Faist
GK Germany Stefan Ploc
DF Germany Otto Kaller
DF Germany Willibald Schmaus
MF Germany Vitus Kubicka
MF Germany Ernst Sabeditsch
MF Germany Franz Jaburek
FW Germany Karl Bortoli
FW Germany Karl Decker
FW Germany Franz Holeschofski
FW Germany Karl Lechner
FW Germany Franz Erdl
Germany Fritz Gschweidl


  1. ^ a b (West) Germany -List of champions rsssf.com, accessed: 26 December 2015
  2. ^ POKALE AUF REISEN: VIKTORIA UND CO. WANDERN INS FUSSBALLMUSEUM (in German) DFB website, accessed: 27 December 2015
  3. ^ "Deutsche Meisterschaft » Torschützenkönige" [German championship: Top goal scorer]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  4. ^ FC Schalke 04 » Steckbrief (in German) Weltfussball.de – FC Schalke 04 honours, accessed: 26 December 2015
  5. ^ a b kicker Allmanach 1990, page: 243-245
  6. ^ a b German championship 1942 rsssf.com, accessed: 26 December 2015
  7. ^ German championship 1942 – Qualifying (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 26 December 2015
  8. ^ German championship 1942 – Round of sixteen (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 26 December 2015
  9. ^ German championship 1942 – Quarter finals (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 26 December 2015
  10. ^ German championship 1942 – Semifinals (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 26 December 2015


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

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