1949 German football championship

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1949 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Deutsche Meisterschale.JPG
Country West Germany
Dates 29 May – 10 July
Teams 10
Champions VfR Mannheim
1st German title
Runners-up Borussia Dortmund
Third place 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Fourth place Kickers Offenbach
Matches played 14
Goals scored 48 (3.43 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Alfred Boller
Ernst Löttke
(4 goals each)

The 1949 German football championship, the 39th edition of the competition, was the culmination of the 1948–49 football season in Germany. VfR Mannheim were crowned champions for the first time after a one-leg knock-out tournament. It was both sides' first appearance in the final.[1][2]

The tournament was expanded so that ten teams were to take part in the final stage which was played as a one-leg knock-out tournament, with the matches played on neutral ground. The five regional Oberliga winners, along with VfR Mannheim and Wormatia Worms, automatically qualified for the quarter finals, while the remaining three teams played qualifying rounds to clinch the eighth place.

The 1949 championship was the first to see a new trophy for the champions awarded. The pre-Second World War trophy, the Viktoria, had disappeared during the final stages of the war and would not resurface until after the German reunification. The new trophy, the Meisterschale, was not ready for the 1948 season but was finished in time to be awarded to the 1949 champions.[3][4]

Qualified teams[edit]

The clubs qualified through the 1948–49 Oberliga season:

Club Qualified from
Hamburger SV Oberliga Nord champions
FC St. Pauli Oberliga Nord runners-up
Borussia Dortmund Oberliga West champions
Rot-Weiss Essen Oberliga West runners-up
Berliner SV 92 Oberliga Berlin champions
1. FC Kaiserslautern Oberliga Südwest champions
VfR Wormatia Worms Oberliga Südwest runners-up
Kickers Offenbach Oberliga Süd champions
VfR Mannheim Oberliga Süd runners-up
FC Bayern Munich Oberliga Süd third place


First qualifying round[edit]

Second qualifying round[edit]



Berliner SV 92 0 – 5 Borussia Dortmund
Michallek Goal 3'77'
Erdmann Goal 17'
Preißler Goal 44'
Kasperski Goal 83'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Schulz (Dresden)

1. FC Kaiserslautern 1 – 1
FC St. Pauli
O.Walter Goal 10' Woitas Goal 43'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Bernbeck (Frankfurt)

Kickers Offenbach 2 – 2
Wormatia Worms
Maier Goal 71'73' Müller Goal 35'
Vogt Goal 90'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Heuck (Kiel)

VfR Mannheim 5 – 0 Hamburger SV
de la Vigne Goal 20'
Bolleyer Goal 30'
Langlotz Goal 79' (pen.)90'
Löttke Goal 84'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Trompetter (Cologne)


1. FC Kaiserslautern 4 – 1 FC St. Pauli
O.Walter Goal 8'
Baßler Goal 15'
Grewenig Goal 86'90'
Appel Goal 4'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Strobel (Schwabach)

Kickers Offenbach 2 – 0 Wormatia Worms
Maier Goal 12'
Selbert Goal 70' (o.g.)
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Imbeck (Hamburg)


Borussia Dortmund 0 – 0
1. FC Kaiserslautern
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Eberle (Stuttgart)

VfR Mannheim 2 – 1 Kickers Offenbach
Löttke Goal 1'
de la Vigne Goal 8'
Schreiner Goal 3'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Kormannshaus (Bad Oeynhausen)


Borussia Dortmund 4 – 1 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Preißler Goal 22'60'
Michallek Goal 35'
Erdmann Goal 85'
Baßler Goal 50'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Fink (Frankfurt)

Third place play-off[edit]

1. FC Kaiserslautern 2 – 1
Kickers Offenbach
Grewenig Goal 97'
O.Walter Goal 109'
Schreiner Goal 120'
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Witthaus (Duisburg)


VfR Mannheim 3 – 2
Borussia Dortmund
Löttke Goal 74' Goal 108'
Langlotz Goal 85'
Erdmann Goal 5' Goal 82'
Attendance: 92,000
Referee: Zacher (Berlin)
GK Germany Hermann Jöckel
DF Germany Kurt Keuerleber
DF Germany Philip Henninger
DF Germany Eugen Rößling
MF Germany Fritz Bolleyer
MF Germany Jakob Müller
MF Germany Rudi Maier
FW Germany Ernst Löttke
FW Germany Ernst Langlotz
FW Germany Rudolf de la Vigne
FW Germany Kurt Stiefvater
Germany Hans Schmidt
GK Germany Günther Rau
DF Germany Max Michallek
DF Germany Paul Koschmieder
DF Germany Erwin Halfen
DF Germany Heinrich Ruhmhofer
MF Germany Friedel Ibel
MF Germany Wilhelm Buddenberg
FW Germany Edmund Kasperski
FW Germany Werner Erdmann
FW Germany Erich Schanko
FW Germany Alfred Preißler
Austria Eduard Havlicek


  1. ^ (West) Germany -List of champions rsssf.com, accessed: 22 December 2015
  2. ^ VfR Mannheim » Steckbrief (in German) Weltfussball.de – VfR Mannheim honours, accessed: 22 December 2015
  3. ^ Die "Viktoria" (in German) DFB website – The "Viktoria", accessed: 30 December 2015
  4. ^ Meisterschale (in German) DFB website, accessed: 30 December 2015

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