1953 German football championship

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1953 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Deutsche Meisterschale.JPG
Country West Germany
Dates 3 May – 21 June
Teams 8
Champions 1. FC Kaiserslautern
2nd German title
Runners-up VfB Stuttgart
Matches played 25
Goals scored 93 (3.72 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Otto Baitinger (6 goals)
1952
1954

The 1953 German football championship was the culmination of the football season in the West Germany in 1952–53. 1. FC Kaiserslautern were crowned champions for the second time after a group stage and a final, having previously won the championship in 1951.[1][2]

Qualified teams[edit]

The teams qualified through the 1952–53 Oberliga season:

Club Qualified from
Hamburger SV Oberliga Nord champions
Holstein Kiel Oberliga Nord runners-up
Borussia Dortmund Oberliga West champions
1. FC Köln Oberliga West runners-up
SC Union 06 Berlin Oberliga Berlin champions
1. FC Kaiserslautern Oberliga Südwest champions
Eintracht Frankfurt Oberliga Süd champions
VfB Stuttgart Oberliga Süd runners-up

Competition[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification FCK SGE KOE KSV
1 1. FC Kaiserslautern 6 5 1 0 16 7 2.286 11 Advance to final 5–1 2–2 2–1
2 Eintracht Frankfurt 6 3 1 2 8 7 1.143 7 0–1 2–0 4–1
3 1. FC Köln 6 1 3 2 8 10 0.800 5 1–2 0–0 3–2
4 Holstein Kiel 6 0 1 5 8 16 0.500 1 2–4 0–1 2–2
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal ratio.

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification VFB BVB HSV U06
1 VfB Stuttgart 6 5 0 1 16 6 2.667 10 Advance to final 2–1 2–1 6–0
2 Borussia Dortmund 6 5 0 1 17 7 2.429 10 2–1 4–1 4–0
3 Hamburger SV 6 1 1 4 11 15 0.733 3 1–2 3–4 3–1
4 Union 06 Berlin 6 0 1 5 4 20 0.200 1 1–3 0–2 2–2
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal ratio.

Final[edit]

1. FC Kaiserslautern 4 – 1 VfB Stuttgart
F.Walter Goal 37'
Wanger Goal 57'83'
Scheffler Goal 78'
Kronenbitter Goal 72'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Ternieden (Oberhausen)
KAISERSLAUTERN:
GK Germany Willi Hölz
DF Germany Werner Liebrich
DF Germany Werner Kohlmeyer
MF Germany Fritz Walter (c)
MF Germany Otto Render
MF Germany Ernst Liebrich
MF Germany Horst Eckel
FW Germany Ottmar Walter
FW Germany Erwin Scheffler
FW Germany Willi Wenzel
FW Germany Karl Wanger
Manager:
Germany Richard Schneider
STUTTGART:
GK Germany Karl Bögelein
DF Germany Richard Steimle
DF Germany Erich Retter
DF Germany Werner Liebschwager
MF Germany Robert Schlienz (c)
MF Germany Leo Kronenbitter
FW Germany Roland Wehrle
FW Germany Erwin Waldner
FW Germany Pit Krieger
FW Germany Rolf Blessing
FW Germany Otto Baitinger
Manager:
Germany Georg Wurzer

References[edit]

  1. ^ (West) Germany -List of champions rsssf.com, accessed: 21 December 2015
  2. ^ 1. FC Kaiserslautern » Steckbrief (in German) Weltfussball.de – 1. FC Kaiserslautern honours, accessed: 21 December 2015

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