1957 German football championship

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1957 German championship final
Event German football championship
Date 23 June 1957
Venue Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover
Referee Albert Dusch
Attendance 82,000
1956
1958

The 53rd German football championship was the culmination of the football season in the Federal Republic of Germany in 1956-57. Borussia Dortmund were crowned champions for the second time after a group stage and a final. Borussia became the first club since Dresdner SC in 1944 to defend their title won the previous year.

It was Borussia's third appearance in the German final, having lost 3-2 to VfR Mannheim in 1949 and won the championship in 1956, beating Karlsruher SC 4-2. On the strength of this title, the club participated in the 1957–58 European Cup, where it went out to AC Milan in the quarter finals.

For the losing finalist, Hamburger SV, it was its first appearance in the final since winning the title in 1928.

The format used to determine the German champion was different from the 1956 season. Only two clubs took part in the qualification round, instead of four. The group stage, eight teams split into two groups of four, was conducted as a single round with games on neutral grounds; previously it had been home-and-away games. As in the past seasons, the two group winners then played the national final.

Qualified teams[edit]

Club Qualified from
Hamburger SV Oberliga Nord champions
Holstein Kiel Oberliga Nord runners-up
Borussia Dortmund Oberliga West champions
Duisburger SV Oberliga West runners-up
Hertha BSC Berlin Oberliga Berlin champions
1. FC Kaiserslautern Oberliga Südwest champions
1. FC Saarbrücken Oberliga Südwest runners-up
1. FC Nuremberg Oberliga Süd champions
Kickers Offenbach Oberliga Süd runners-up

Competition[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Date Match Result Stadium Attendance
25 May 1957 Kickers Offenbach Holstein Kiel 3-2 aet (0–2, 2–2) Düsseldorf, Rheinstadion 35,000

Group 1[edit]

Matches[edit]

Date Match Result Stadium Attendance
2 June 1957 Hamburger SV Duisburger SV 1–1 (0–0) Berlin, Olympiastadion 40,000
2 June 1957 1. FC Saarbrücken 1. FC Nuremberg 2–2 (0–0) Stuttgart, Neckarstadion 70,000
9 June 1957 Hamburger SV 1. FC Nuremberg 2–1 (1–0) Cologne, Müngersdorfer Stadion 50,000
9 June 1957 Duisburger SV 1. FC Saarbrücken 3–1 (2–0) Frankfurt, Waldstadion 40,000
16 June 1957 Hamburger SV 1. FC Saarbrücken 2–1 (2–1) Düsseldorf, Rheinstadion 32,000
16 June 1957 1. FC Nuremberg Duisburger SV 2-2 (1–0) Ludwigshafen, Südweststadion 33,000

Table[edit]

Team GP W D L GF GA DIF PTS
Hamburger SV 3 2 1 0 5 3 2 5
Duisburger SV 3 1 2 0 6 4 2 4
1. FC Nuremberg 3 0 2 1 5 6 -1 2
1. FC Saarbrücken 3 0 1 2 4 7 -3 1

Group 2[edit]

Matches[edit]

Date Match Result Stadium Attendance
2 June 1957 1. FC Kaiserslautern Hertha BSC Berlin 14–1 (5–1) Wuppertal, Stadion am Zoo 42,000
2 June 1957 Borussia Dortmund Kickers Offenbach 2–1 (1–1) Ludwigshafen, Südweststadion 55,000
9 June 1957 1. FC Kaiserslautern Borussia Dortmund 2–3 (0–1) Hannover, Niedersachsenstadion 75,000
9 June 1957 Hertha BSC Berlin Kickers Offenbach 1–3 (1–2) Essen, Georg-Melches-Stadion 6,000
16 June 1957 1. FC Kaiserslautern Kickers Offenbach 1–4 (0–3) Augsburg, Rosenaustadion 40,000
16 June 1957 Borussia Dortmund Hertha BSC 2-1 (1–1) Braunschweig, Eintracht-Stadion 15,000

Table[edit]

Team GP W D L GF GA DIF PTS
Borussia Dortmund 3 3 0 0 7 4 3 6
Kickers Offenbach 3 2 0 1 8 4 4 4
1. FC Kaiserslautern 3 1 0 2 17 8 9 2
Hertha BSC Berlin 3 0 0 3 3 19 -16 0

Final[edit]

Date Match Result Stadium Attendance
23 June 1957 Borussia Dortmund Hamburger SV 4-1 (3–1) Hannover, Niedersachsenstadion 82,000

Teams[edit]

Borussia Dortmund:
1 Germany Heinz Kwiatkowski
2 Germany Herbert Sandmann
3 Germany Max Michallek
4 Germany Wilhelm Burgsmüller
5 Germany Helmut Bracht
6 Germany Elwin Schlebrowski
7 Germany Alfred Niepieklo Goal 26' Goal 78'
8 Germany Alfred Kelbassa Goal 16' Goal 25'
9 Germany Alfred Preißler
10 Germany Wolfgang Peters
11 Germany Helmut Kapitulski
Manager:
Germany Helmut Schneider
Hamburger SV:
1 Germany Horst Schnoor
2 Germany Jürgen Werner
3 Germany Jupp Posipal
4 Germany Jochen Meinke
5 Germany Gerhard Krug Goal 24'
6 Germany Franz Klepacz
7 Germany Karl-Heinz Liese
8 Germany Walter Schemel
9 Germany Rolf Börner
10 Germany Uwe Seeler
11 Germany Uwe Reuter
Manager:
Germany Günter Mahlmann

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