1925 German football championship

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1925 German championship final
Replica of the Viktoria trophy
Event German football championship
After extra time
Date 7 June 1925
Venue Waldstadion, Frankfurt
Referee Willi Guyenz
Attendance 40,000

The 1925 German football championship, the 18th edition of the competition, was won by 1. FC Nuremberg, defeating FSV Frankfurt 1–0 after extra time in the final.[1]

For 1. FC Nuremberg it was the fourth national championship. It was part of Nuremberg's most successful era where the club won five titles in eight seasons from 1920 to 1927, missing out on a sixth one in the inconclusive 1922 championship. For FSV Frankfurt it was the clubs sole German championship final appearance.[2][3][4]

Five players were the joint top scorers of the 1925 championship with three goals each, Arthur Warnecke, Georg Hochgesang, Heinrich Träg, Josef Lüke and Willi Kirsei.[5]

Sixteen club qualified for the knock-out competition, nine more than in previous seasons, two from each of the regional federations plus an additional third club from the South and West. In all cases the regional champions and runners-up qualified. In the West and South the third spot went to the third placed team of the championship.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

The teams qualified through the regional championships:[1]

Club Qualified as
VfB Königsberg Baltic champions
Titania Stettin Baltic runners-up
Viktoria Forst South Eastern German champions
Breslauer SC 08 South Eastern German runners-up
Hertha BSC Brandenburg champion
BFC Alemannia 90 Brandenburg runners-up
VfB Leipzig Central German champions
SV Jena Central German runners-up
Hamburger SV Northern German champions
Altonaer FC 93 Northern German runners-up
Duisburger SpV Western German champions
Schwarz-Weiß Essen Western German runners-up
TuRU Düsseldorf Western German third placed team
VfR Mannheim Southern German champions
1. FC Nuremberg Southern German runners-up
FSV Frankfurt Southern German additional qualifier

Round of sixteen[edit]

The round of sixteen, played on 3 May 1925:[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
BFC Alemannia 90 1–2 Duisburger SpV
1. FC Nuremberg 2–0 FV Jena
Hamburger SV 1–2 aet FSV Frankfurt
Titania Stettin 2–4 Altonaer FC 93
TuRU Düsseldorf 4–1 VfR Mannheim
VfB Königsberg 2–3 aet Hertha BSC
VfB Leipzig 1–2 SC Breslau 08
Viktoria Forst 1–2 Schwarz-Weiß Essen


The quarter-finals, played on 17 May 1925:[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Altonaer FC 93 0–2 Duisburger SpV
SC Breslau 08 1–4 1. FC Nuremberg
Schwarz-Weiß Essen 1–3 FSV Frankfurt
Hertha BSC 4–1 TuRU Düsseldorf


The semi-finals, played on 24 May 1925:[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Duisburger SpV 0–3 1. FC Nuremberg
FSV Frankfurt 1–0 aet Hertha BSC


7 June 1925
FSV Frankfurt 0 – 1 (a.e.t.) 1. FC Nuremberg
Report Wieder Goal 108'
Waldstadion, Frankfurt
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Guyenz
' Germany Jean Koch
' Germany Adolf Reitz
' Germany Bebe Heinig
' Germany Georg Völler
' Germany August Henß
' Germany Otto Waldschmidt
' Germany Reinhold Strehlke
' Germany Arno Strehlke
' Switzerland Robert Pache
' Germany Johannes Klumpp
' Germany Ludwig Gattermann
' Germany Heinrich Stuhlfauth
' Germany Luitpold Popp
' Germany Anton Kugler
' Germany Hans Schmidt
' Germany Carl Riegel
' Germany Hans Kalb
' Germany Georg Hochgesang
' Germany Ludwig Wieder
' Germany Heinrich Träg
' Germany Hans Sutor
' Germany Wolfgang Strobel


  1. ^ a b c "German championship 1925". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "(West) Germany -List of champions". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "FSV Frankfurt » Steckbrief" [FSV Frankfurt honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "1. FC Nuremberg » Steckbrief" [1. FC Nuremberg honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Deutsche Meisterschaft » Torschützenkönige" [German championship: Top goal scorer]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1924/1925 » Spielplan" [German championship 1924–25]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 12 January 2016. 


  • kicker Allmanach 1990, by kicker, page 160 to 178 – German championship
  • Süddeutschlands Fussballgeschichte in Tabellenform 1897-1988 (German) History of Southern German football in tables, publisher & author: Ludolf Hyll

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