1948 German football championship

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1948 German championship final
Event German football championship
Date 8 August 1948
Venue Müngersdorfer Stadion, Cologne
Referee Burmester, Hamburg
Attendance 75,000
1944
1949

The 44th German football championship was the culmination of the 1947-48 football season in occupied Germany. 1. FC Nuremberg were crowned champions for the seventh time after one-leg knock-out tournament. It was the first time the championship had been played since 1944.

It was Nuremberg's tenth appearance in the final.

For the losing finalists 1. FC Kaiserslautern, it was the first appearance in the final since the establishment of a national championship in 1903.

Eight teams were to take part in the final stage which was played in a one-leg knock-out tournament, the vice-champions and champions of the British, American and French occupation zones, the champion of the Soviet occupation zone and the Berlin champion. In the end, SG Planitz were not allowed to travel to Stuttgart to play their quarter final against eventual champions Nuremberg.

Qualified teams[edit]

Club Qualified from
Hamburger SV 1948 British occupation zone champions
FC St. Pauli 1948 British occupation zone runners-up
SG Planitz 1948 Soviet occupation zone champions
SG Oberschöneweide 1948 Berlin champions
1. FC Kaiserslautern 1948 French occupation zone champions
TuS Neuendorf 1948 French occupation zone runners-up
1. FC Nuremberg 1948 American occupation zone champions
TSV 1860 München 1948 American occupation zone runners-up

Competition[edit]

Quarter finals[edit]

1948-07-18
TuS Neuendorf 2 – 1 Hamburger SV
Miltz Goal 67'74' Adamkiewicz Goal 53'
Rote Erde, Dortmund
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Schmetzer (Mannheim)

1948-07-18
1. FC Kaiserslautern 5 – 1
(1 – 0)
TSV 1860 München
Christmann Goal 32'70'
O. Walter Goal 64'
Baßler Goal 83'85' (pen.)
Thanner Goal 62'
Wormatia-Stadion, Worms
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Raspel (Düsseldorf)

1948-07-18
SG Oberschöneweide 0 – 7
(0 – 4)
FC St. Pauli
Michael Goal 3'
Machate Goal 8'61'
Schaffer Goal 33'43'86'
Lehmann Goal 59'
Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Huhn (Schwaan)

Semi finals[edit]

1948-07-25
1. FC Nuremberg 3 – 2
(2 – 0, 2 – 2) (a.e.t.)
FC St. Pauli
Hagen Goal 31'
Winterstein Goal 33'
Pöschl Goal 94'
Lehmann Goal 56'
Machate Goal 82'
Rhein-Neckar-Stadion, Mannheim
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Glöckner (Pirmasens)

1948-07-25
1. FC Kaiserslautern 5 – 1
(2 – 0)
TuS Neuendorf
F. Walter Goal 22'
Grewenig Goal 44'
Baßler Goal 53'
O. Walter Goal 83'85'
Warth Goal 86'
Stadion am Zoo, Wuppertal
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Strobel (Schwabach)

Final[edit]

1948-08-08
1. FC Nuremberg 2 – 1 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Winterstein Goal 10'
Pöschl Goal 25'
Übelein Goal 62' (o.g.)
Müngersdorfer Stadion, Cologne
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Burmeister (Hamburg)
1. FC NUREMBERG
' Germany Eduard Schaffer
' Germany Hans Übelein
' Germany Adolf Knoll
' Germany Gerhard Bergner
' Germany Georg Kennemann
' Germany Robert Gebhardt
' Germany Helmut Herbolsheimer
' Germany Max Morlock
' Germany Hans Pöschl
' Germany Konrad Winterstein
' Germany Georg Hagen
Manager:
Germany Alwin Riemke
1. FC KAISERSLAUTERN
' Germany Willi Hölz
' Germany Rudolf Huppert
' Germany Werner Kohlmeyer
' Germany Ernst Liebrich
' Germany Werner Liebrich
' Germany Heinz Klee
' Germany Günther Grewenig
' Germany Fritz Walter
' Germany Ottmar Walter
' Germany Werner Baßler
' Germany Hans Christmann
Manager:

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