Lower Saxony Cup

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Lower Saxony Cup
Founded
1956
Nation
 Germany
Lower Saxony
State
 Lower Saxony
Qualifying competition for
DFB-Pokal
2013 Cup Winners
VfL Osnabrück

The Lower Saxony Cup (German: Niedersächsischer Pokal) is an annual football cup competition, held by the Niedersächsischer Fußball-Verband (English: Lower Saxony Football Association) since 1956. For sponsorship reasons, the official name of the competition is Krombacher-Pokal.[1] The Krombacher brewery, sponsor of the competition since 2010, also sponsored, at the time, the cup competitions in Thuringia, Westphalia, Hesse and Rhineland.[2] It is a qualifying competition for the German Cup, with the winner and runners-uo of the competition being automatically qualified for the first round of the German Cup in the following season.[3]

The record winners of the competition are Sportfreunde Salzgitter with four titles, followed by Kickers Emden, VfL Wolfsburg, and Hannover 96 with three titles each to their name.

Mode[edit]

The competition is open for all member clubs of the Lower Saxony FA playing in the 3rd Liga, Regionalliga Nord and Niedersachsenliga. Additionally, the four regional cup winners in the state are also qualified. Reserve teams are not permitted to compete anymore. Regardless of which club has been drawn first, clubs from a lower league will always have home advantage when playing a club from a higher league. In case of a draw after regular time, no extra time is played and the game instead decided by a penalty shoot out. The two cup finalists automatically qualify for the first round of the German Cup.[4]

Winners[edit]

The winners of the competition:[1]

Club Wins Years
Sportfreunde Salzgitter1 4 1957, 1961, 1964, 1975
Kickers Emden 3 1996, 2000, 2009
VfL Wolfsburg 3 1962, 2002, 2003
Hannover 96 3 1982, 1998, 1999
VfL Osnabrück 2 2005, 2013
Eintracht Braunschweig 2 2004, 2011
SV Wilhelmshaven 2 2007, 2010
Eintracht Nordhorn 2 1974, 2008
Sportfreunde Ricklingen 2 1992, 1993
TSV Verden 2 1987, 1988
VfV Hildesheim 2 1956, 1976
SC Göttingen 05 2 1963, 1967
TSV Havelse 1 2012
BV Cloppenburg 1 2006
SC Schüttorf 1 2001
SV Meppen 1 1999
SSV Vorsfelde 1 1995
Sportfreunde Oesede 1 1994
TSV Kaltenweide 1 1991
TuS Bersenbrück 1 1990
Club Wins Years
VfL Bückeburg 1 1989
TSV Stelingen 1 1986
VfR Langelsheim 1 1985
TSV Friesen Hänigsen 1 1984
TuS Lingen 1 1983
TuS Celle 1 1981
Borussia Hannover 1 1980
MTV Gifhorn 1 1978
TuS Hessisch Oldendorf 1 1977
TSV Burgdorf 1 1973
FC Wolfsburg 1 1972
VfL Rütenbrock 1 1971
TuS Bodenteich 1 1970
SV Einbeck 05 1 1969
Roland Delmenhorst 1 1968
TuS Haste 1 1966
Wolfenbütteler SV 1 1965
Olympia Wilhelmshaven 1 1960
Preußen Hameln 07 1 1959
VfB Peine 1 1958
  • Won by reserve team.
  • 1 Known as Sportfreunde Lebenstedt before 1964.
  • No competition held in 1979.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Krombacher-Pokal Herren des NFV (German) Lower Saxony football association website, accessed: 30 June 2011
  2. ^ Krombacher-Brauerei ist neuer Premium-Partner (German) Lower Saxony football association website, published: 21 December 2010, accessed: 1 July 2011
  3. ^ DFB Cup Men - Mode DFB website, accessed: 28 June 2011
  4. ^ Ausschreibung Krombacher Pokal Herren des NFV 2010/11 (German) Lower Saxony football association website - competition rules, accessed: 1 July 2011

Sources[edit]

  • Deutschlands Fußball in Zahlen, (German) An annual publication with tables and results from the Bundesliga to Verbandsliga/Landesliga, publisher: DSFS

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