1950 German football championship

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1950 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Deutsche Meisterschale.JPG
CountryWest Germany
Dates21 May – 25 June
ChampionsVfB Stuttgart
1st German title
Runners-upKickers Offenbach
Matches played17
Goals scored66 (3.88 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Herbert Wojtkowiak (5 goals)

The 1950 German football championship, the 40th edition of the competition, was the culmination of the 1949–50 football season in Germany. VfB Stuttgart won their first championship in a one-leg knock-out tournament. It was the third championship after the end of World War II.[1][2][3]

VfB Stuttgart appeared in their second final, having lost to Schalke 04 in 1935. Losing finalists Kickers Offenbach appeared in a championship final for the first time.

For the first time 16 teams competed for the title, including the runners-up of the Berlin championship. However, East German side Union Oberschöneweide did not receive a travel permit, like SG Planitz two years earlier. Their players nevertheless traveled to Kiel to play Hamburger SV and eventually founded SC Union 06 Berlin. Originally, the first three teams from the DDR-Oberliga had been slated to appear in the championship, but the two football associations eventually could not agree on a mode of play and their places were given to West German Oberliga sides.

Qualified teams[edit]

The clubs qualified through the 1949–50 Oberliga season:

Club Qualified from
Hamburger SV Oberliga Nord champions
FC St. Pauli Oberliga Nord runners-up
VfL Osnabrück Oberliga Nord 3rd place
Borussia Dortmund Oberliga West champions
Preußen Dellbrück Oberliga West runners-up
Rot-Weiss Essen Oberliga West 3rd place
STV Horst-Emscher Oberliga West 4th place
1. FC Kaiserslautern Oberliga Südwest champions
SSV Reutlingen 05 Oberliga Südwest runners-up
TuS Koblenz Oberliga Südwest 3rd place
SpVgg Fürth Oberliga Süd champions
VfB Stuttgart Oberliga Süd runners-up
Kickers Offenbach Oberliga Süd 3rd place
VfR Mannheim Oberliga Süd 4th place
Tennis Borussia Berlin Stadtliga Berlin champions
Union Oberschöneweide Stadtliga Berlin runners-up


Round of 16[edit]



VfB Stuttgart5 – 21. FC Kaiserslautern
Schlienz Goal 14'
Bühler Goal 42'
Läpple Goal 52'
Blessing Goal 75'
Baitinger Goal 78'
O.Walter Goal 50'83'
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Hamm (Eschweiler)

SpVgg Fürth2 – 1FC St. Pauli
Brenzke Goal 36' (pen.)
Nöth Goal 45'
Zimmermann Goal 48'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Hoppe (Berlin)

Kickers Offenbach3 – 2Hamburger SV
Buhtz Goal 61'
Wirsching Goal 81'
Weber Goal 88'
Adamkiewicz Goal 4'
Woitkowiak Goal 6'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Witthaus (Duisburg)

Preußen Dellbrück2 – 1VfR Mannheim
Severin Goal 49'
Drost Goal 75'
de la Vigne Goal 63'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Liebig (Berlin)


VfB Stuttgart4 – 1SpVgg Fürth
Bühler Goal 34'57'
Blessing Goal 39'
Läpple Goal 75'
Schade Goal 11'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Schmetzer

Preußen Dellbrück0 – 0Kickers Offenbach
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Burmeister (Hamburg)


Preußen Dellbrück0 – 3Kickers Offenbach
Kaufhold Goal 1'
Baas Goal 73'
Weber Goal 74'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Heuck (Kiel)


VfB Stuttgart2 – 1Kickers Offenbach
Läpple Goal 17'
Bühler Goal 27'
Buhtz Goal 47'
Attendance: 95,051
Referee: Hunting
' Germany Otto Schmid
' Germany Josef Ledl
' Germany Richard Steimle
' Germany Erich Retter
' Germany Erwin Läpple
' Germany Robert Schlienz
' Germany Ernst Otterbach
' Germany Karl Barufka
' Germany Otto Baitinger
' Germany Walter Bühler
' Germany Rolf Blessing
Germany Georg Wurzer
' Germany Josef Schepper
' Germany Willi Magel
' Germany Ferdinand Emberger
' Germany Heinrich Baas
' Germany Kurt Schreiner
' Germany Gerhard Kaufhold
' Germany Horst Buhtz
' Germany Albert Wirsching
' Germany Wilhelm Weber
' Germany Anton Picard
' Germany Willi Keim
Germany Paul Oßwald


  1. ^ (West) Germany -List of champions rsssf.com, accessed: 22 December 2015
  2. ^ Winkler, Pierre (9 September 2002). "Germany - Championships 1947-1963". rsssf.com. rec.sport.soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1949/1950 .:. Finale". weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 25 July 2011.

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