1903 German football championship

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1903 German championship final
Event German football championship
Date 31 May 1903
Venue Exerzierwiese Altona[1], Altona
Referee Franz Behr[1]
Attendance 2,000[1]
1904

The 1903 German football championship was the first tournament sanctioned by the German Football Association (DFB) to crown a national champion. At the time, the newly founded DFB only had about 150 member clubs in 30 mostly local associations. Every champion of these associations was eligible for play in the championship. Additionally, associations from outside Germany were allowed to take part, such as the Prague association that sent her champion to Germany.

Although thirty teams would have been eligible, only six eventually entered the competition.

Preliminary round[edit]

The German Football Association had scheduled the match to be played in Munich, but Prag protested, as they expected higher revenue, if the match was played in Prague. Karlsruhe then protested against Prague as a venue. Due to time constraints, both teams entered the semifinal stage.[4]

Semifinals[edit]

The match had been scheduled to be held in Leipzig, but Karlsruhe received a telegram — supposedly sent by the German Football Association — informing them that the match had been called off. The team never went to Leipzig, and was subsequently disqualified, while Prag reached the final.[6]

Final[edit]

1903 German Football Championship[1]
31 May 1903 (1903-05-31)
Final
VfB Leipzig 7 — 2 DFC Prag
W. Friedrich Goal 31'

A. Friedrich Goal 49'
Riso Goal 54'71'88'
Stanischweski Goal 69'85'

Meyer Goal 22'65'
Exerzierplatz
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Franz Behr
VfB Leipzig:
' Germany Ernst Raydt
' Germany Arthur Werner
' Germany Erhardt Schmidt
' Germany Heinrich Riso
' Germany Georg Steinbeck
' Germany Wilhelm Rößler
' Germany Walter Friedrich
' Germany Otto Braune
' Germany Bruno Stanischewski
' Germany Adalbert Friedrich
' Germany Ottomar Aßmus
Manager:
DFC Prag:
' Austria Charles Pick
' Austria Franz Sedlacek
' Austria Johann Schwarz
' Austria Paul Fischl
' Austria Béla Robitsek
' Austria Ladislaus Kurpiel
' Austria Karl Kubik
' Austria Meyer
' Austria Kubik
' Austria Fischer
' Austria Karl Beck
Manager:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1902/1903 .:. Finale". weltfussball.de. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1902/1903 .:. Viertelfinale". weltfussball.de. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1902/1903 .:. Viertelfinale". weltfussball.de. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1902/1903 .:. Viertelfinale". weltfussball.de. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1902/1903 .:. Habfinale". weltfussball.de. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Vereinschronik". Karlsruher FV.de (in German). Karlsruher FV e.V. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1902/1903 .:. Halbfinale". weltfussball.de. Retrieved 26 July 2011.