1961 German football championship

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1961 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Deutsche Meisterschale.JPG
Country West Germany
Dates 6 May – 24 June
Teams 9
Champions 1. FC Nürnberg
8th German title
Runners-up Borussia Dortmund
European Cup 1. FC Nürnberg
Matches played 26
Goals scored 111 (4.27 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Uwe Seeler (8 goals)
1960
1962

The 1961 German football championship was the culmination of the football season in the Federal Republic of Germany in 1960–61. 1. FC Nürnberg were crowned champions for a record eighth time after a group stage and a final, having previously won the title in 1921, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1936 and 1948. It was the club's first appearance in the final since its 1948 title.[1]

On the strength of this title, the club participated in the 1961–62 European Cup, where 1. FCN lost to S.L. Benfica in the quarter finals.

Runners-up Borussia Dortmund made its fourth appearance in the national title game, having lost the championship in 1949 and won it in 1956 and 1957.

The format used to determine the German champion was the same as the one used in the 1960 season. Nine clubs qualified for the tournament, with the runners-up of Southwest and South having to play a qualifying match. The remaining eight clubs then played a home-and-away round in two groups of four, with the two group winners entering the final.

Qualified teams[edit]

The teams qualified through the 1960–61 Oberliga season:

Club Qualified from
Hamburger SV Oberliga Nord champions
SV Werder Bremen Oberliga Nord runners-up
1. FC Köln Oberliga West champions
Borussia Dortmund Oberliga West runners-up
Hertha BSC Berlin Oberliga Berlin champions
1. FC Saarbrücken Oberliga Südwest champions
Borussia Neunkirchen Oberliga Südwest runners-up
1. FC Nürnberg Oberliga Süd champions
Eintracht Frankfurt Oberliga Süd runners-up

Competition[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Date Match Result Stadium Attendance
6 May 1961 Eintracht Frankfurt Borussia Neunkirchen 5-0 (2–0) Ludwigshafen, Südweststadion 35,000

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification BVB SGE HSV FCS
1 Borussia Dortmund 6 3 1 2 19 12 1.583 7 Advance to final 0–1 7–2 2–2
2 Eintracht Frankfurt 6 3 1 2 13 9 1.444 7 1–2 4–2 1–1
3 Hamburger SV 6 3 0 3 14 19 0.737 6 2–5 2–1 3–0
4 1. FC Saarbrücken 6 1 2 3 11 17 0.647 4 4–3 2–5 2–3
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal ratio.
Group phase - Group 1
Match Final result
Hamburger SV  - Borussia Dortmund 2:5
Eintracht Frankfurt  - 1. FC Saarbrücken 1:1
1. FC Saarbrücken  - Hamburger SV 2:3
Borussia Dortmund  - Eintracht Frankfurt 0:1
Hamburger SV  - Eintracht Frankfurt 2:1
Borussia Dortmund  - 1. FC Saarbrücken 2:2
Eintracht Frankfurt  - Hamburger SV 4:2
1. FC Saarbrücken  - Borussia Dortmund 4:3
Hamburger SV  - 1. FC Saarbrücken 3:0
Eintracht Frankfurt  - Borussia Dortmund 1:2
Borussia Dortmund  - Hamburger SV 7:2
1. FC Saarbrücken  - Eintracht Frankfurt 2:5

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification FCN SVW KOE BSC
1 1. FC Nürnberg 6 4 2 0 18 9 2.000 10 Advance to final 4–0 3–3 3–3
2 Werder Bremen 6 2 2 2 8 11 0.727 6 2–4 1–1 1–0
3 1. FC Köln 6 1 3 2 11 12 0.917 5 1–2 1–1 3–4
4 Hertha BSC 6 1 1 4 9 14 0.643 3 0–2 1–3 1–2
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal ratio.
Group phase - Group 2
Match Final result
1. FC Köln  - Werder Bremen 1:1
Hertha BSC Berlin  - 1. FC Nürnberg 0:2
1. FC Nürnberg  - 1. FC Köln 3:3
Werder Bremen  - Hertha BSC Berlin 1:0
1. FC Köln  - Hertha BSC Berlin 3:4
Werder Bremen  - 1. FC Nürnberg 2:4
Hertha BSC Berlin  - 1. FC Köln 1:2
1. FC Nürnberg  - Werder Bremen 4:0
1. FC Köln  - 1. FC Nürnberg 1:2
Hertha BSC Berlin  - Werder Bremen 1:3
Werder Bremen  - 1. FC Köln 1:1
1. FC Nürnberg  - Hertha BSC Berlin 3:3

Final[edit]

Date Match Result Stadium Attendance
24 June 1961 1. FC Nürnberg Borussia Dortmund 3–0 (2–0) Hannover, Niedersachsenstadion 82,000
1. FC Nürnberg:
1 Germany Roland Wabra
2 Germany Ferdinand Wenauer
3 Germany Helmut Hilpert
4 Germany Paul Derbfuß
5 Germany Stefan Reisch
6 Germany Josef Zenger
7 Germany Heinz Strehl Goal 67'
8 Germany Heinrich Müller Goal 44'
9 Germany Max Morlock
10 Germany Kurt Haseneder Goal 6'
11 Germany Gustav Flachenecker
Manager:
Germany Herbert Widmayer
Borussia Dortmund:
1 Germany Heinz Kwiatkowski
2 Germany Rolf Thiemann
3 Germany Gerd Cyliax
4 Germany Wilhelm Burgsmüller
5 Germany Aki Schmidt
6 Germany Dieter Kurrat
7 Germany Alfred Kelbassa
8 Germany Lothar Geisler
9 Germany Jürgen Schütz
10 Germany Wolfgang Peters
11 Germany Timo Konietzka
Manager:
Austria Max Merkel

References[edit]

  1. ^ (West) Germany -List of champions rsssf.com, accessed: 22 December 2015

Sources[edit]

  • kicker Allmanach 1990, by kicker, page 165 & 177 - German championship 1961

External links[edit]