1940 German football championship

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1940 German championship final
Replica of the Viktoria trophy
Event German football championship
Date 21 July 1940
Venue Olympiastadion, Berlin
Referee Gustav Stark
Attendance 95,000
1939
1941

The 1940 German football championship, the 33rd edition of the competition, was won by FC Schalke 04, the club's fifth German championship, by defeating Dresdner SC 1–0 in the final. Both clubs would continue to be strong sides during the Second World War editions of the German championship with Schalke making a losing appearance in the 1941 final before winning again in 1942 while Dresden was crowned German champions in 1943 and 1944.[1][2][3]

Schalke's 16–0 win over SC Kassel 03 in the group stages was the highest win in the history of the German championship as well as the most goals scored in a game.[4]

Rapid Wien's Franz Binder became the 1940 championships top scorer with 14 goals, a new record that would be broken the following year by Schalke's Hermann Eppenhoff when he scored 15 goals.[5]

The eighteen 1939–40 Gauliga champions, the same number as in 1939,[6] competed in a group stage with the four group winners advancing to the semi-finals. The two semi-final winners then contested the 1940 championship final. The groups were divided into three with four clubs and one with six clubs with the latter, in turn, subdivided into two groups of three teams each and a final of these group winners to determine the overall group champions.[7]

In the following season, the German championship was played with twenty clubs. From there it gradually expanded further through a combination of territorial expansion of Nazi Germany and the sub-dividing of the Gauligas in later years, reaching a strength of thirty-one in its last completed season, 1943–44.[6]

Qualified teams[edit]

The teams qualified through the 1939–40 Gauliga season:[7]

Club Qualified from
SV Waldhof Mannheim Gauliga Baden
1. FC Nuremberg Gauliga Bayern
Union Oberschöneweide Gauliga Berlin-Brandenburg
SC Kassel 03 Gauliga Hessen
SV Jena Gauliga Mitte
Mülheimer SV Gauliga Mittelrhein
Fortuna Düsseldorf Gauliga Niederrhein
VfL Osnabrück Gauliga Niedersachsen
Eimsbütteler TV Gauliga Nordmark
SK Rapid Wien Gauliga Ostmark
VfB Königsberg Gauliga Ostpreußen
VfL Stettin Gauliga Pommern
Dresdner SC Gauliga Sachsen
Vorwärts-Rasensport Gleiwitz Gauliga Schlesien
NSTG Graslitz Gauliga Sudetenland
Kickers Offenbach Gauliga Südwest
FC Schalke 04 Gauliga Westfalen
Stuttgarter Kickers Gauliga Württemberg

Group 1[edit]

Group 1 A[edit]

Group 1 A was contested by the champions of the Gauligas Brandenburg, Ostpreußen and Pommern:[7]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Union Oberschöneweide (Q) 4 3 0 1 13 8 +5 6 Qualified to group final
2 VfB Königsberg 4 3 0 1 13 10 +3 6
3 VfL Stettin 4 0 0 4 5 13 −8 0
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Group 1 B[edit]

Group 1 B was contested by the champions of the Gauligas Ostmark, Schlesien and Sudetenland:[7]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 SK Rapid Wien (Q) 4 3 1 0 19 4 +15 7 Qualified to group final
2 Vorwärts-Rasensport Gleiwitz 4 1 2 1 11 11 0 4
3 NSTG Graslitz 4 0 1 3 4 19 −15 1
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Group 1 final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
SK Rapid Wien 6–3 Union Oberschöneweide 3–1 3–2

Group 2[edit]

Group 2 was contested by the champions of the Gauligas Mitte, Niedersachsen, Nordmark and Sachsen:[7]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Dresdner SC (Q) 6 4 2 0 9 0 +9 10 Qualified to semi-finals
2 Eimsbütteler TV 6 3 1 2 10 10 0 7
3 VfL Osnabrück 6 1 2 3 11 14 −3 4
4 SV Jena 6 1 1 4 7 13 −6 3
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Group 3[edit]

Group 3 was contested by the champions of the Gauligas Hessen, Mittelrhein, Niederrhein and Westfalen:[7]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 FC Schalke 04 (Q) 6 4 2 0 35 5 +30 10 Qualified to semi-finals
2 Fortuna Düsseldorf 6 3 2 1 21 4 +17 8
3 Mülheimer SV 6 2 0 4 14 29 −15 4
4 SC Kassel 03 6 1 0 5 10 42 −32 2
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Group 4[edit]

Group 4 was contested by the champions of the Gauligas Bayern, Baden, Südwest and Württemberg:[7]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 SV Waldhof Mannheim (Q) 6 3 2 1 14 5 +9 8 Qualified to semi-finals
2 1. FC Nuremberg 6 2 2 2 10 4 +6 6
3 Stuttgarter Kickers 6 3 0 3 9 9 0 6
4 Kickers Offenbach 6 2 0 4 3 18 −15 4
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Semi-finals[edit]

Two of the four clubs in the 1940 semi-finals had reached the same stage in the previous season, Dresdner SC and FC Schalke 04, while Rapid Wien replaced Admira Wien and SV Waldhof Mannheim Hamburger SV in comparison to 1939:[8]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
14 July 1940[9]
FC Schalke 04 3–1 SV Waldhof Mannheim
SK Rapid Wien 1–2 aet Dresdner SC

Third Place[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
21 July 1940[10]
SK Rapid Wien 4–4 aet SV Waldhof Mannheim
Replay
Team 1  Score  Team 2
28 July 1940
SK Rapid Wien 5–2 SV Waldhof Mannheim

Final[edit]

July 21, 1940
FC Schalke 04 1 – 0 Dresdner SC
Kalwitzki Goal 27' Report
Olympic Stadium (Berlin)
Attendance: 95,000
Referee: Gustav Stark (München)
FC GELSENKIRCHEN-SCHALKE 04:
GK Germany Hans Klodt
DF Germany Hans Bornemann
DF Germany Heinz Hinz
MF Germany Bernhard Füller
MF Germany Otto Tibulski
MF Germany Herbert Burdenski
FW Germany Hermann Eppenhoff
FW Germany Fritz Szepan
FW Germany Ernst Kalwitzki
FW Germany Ernst Kuzorra
FW Germany Willi Schuh
Manager:
Otto Faist
DRESDNER SC 1898:
GK Germany Willibald Kreß
DF Germany Herbert Pohl
DF Germany Heinz Hempel
MF Germany Strauch
MF Germany Walter Dzur
MF Germany Helmut Schubert
FW Germany Emanuel Boczek
FW Germany Heinrich Schaffer
FW Germany Helmut Schön
FW Germany Heinz Köpping
FW Germany Richard Hofmann
Manager:
Georg Köhler

References[edit]

  1. ^ (West) Germany -List of champions rsssf.com, accessed: 27 December 2015
  2. ^ FC Schalke 04 » Steckbrief (German) Weltfussball.de – FC Schalke 04 honours, accessed: 27 December 2015
  3. ^ Dresdner SC » Steckbrief (German) Weltfussball.de – Dresdner SC honours, accessed: 27 December 2015
  4. ^ Deutsche Meisterschaft » Statistik » Die höchsten Siege (in German) Weltfussball.de, highest wins, accessed: 1 January 2016
  5. ^ "Deutsche Meisterschaft » Torschützenkönige" [German championship: Top goal scorer]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b kicker Allmanach 1990, page: 243-245
  7. ^ a b c d e f g German championship 1940 rsssf.com, accessed: 26 December 2015
  8. ^ German championship 1939 rsssf.com, accessed: 27 December 2015
  9. ^ German championship 1940 – Semifinals (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 27 December 2015
  10. ^ German championship 1940 – Third place (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 27 December 2015

Sources[edit]

  • kicker Allmanach 1990, by kicker, page 164 & 177 - German championship

External links[edit]