1956 German football championship

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1956 German championship final
Event German football championship
Date 24 June 1956
Venue Olympiastadion, Berlin
Referee Albert Dusch
Attendance 75,000
1955
1957

The 1956 German football championship was the culmination of the football season in West Germany in 1955-56. Borussia Dortmund were crowned champions for the first time in their second final appearance, having previously lost the 1949 German football championship final to VfR Mannheim.[1][2]

On the strength of this title, the club participated in the 1956–57 European Cup, where it went out to Manchester United 3–2 on aggregate in the quarter finals.

Qualified teams[edit]

The clubs qualified through the 1955–56 Oberliga season:

Club Qualified from
Hamburger SV Oberliga Nord champions
Hannover 96 Oberliga Nord runners-up
Borussia Dortmund Oberliga West champions
FC Schalke 04 Oberliga West runners-up
Viktoria 89 Berlin Oberliga Berlin champions
1. FC Kaiserslautern Oberliga Südwest champions
TuS Neuendorf Oberliga Südwest runners-up
Karlsruher SC Oberliga Süd champions
VfB Stuttgart Oberliga Süd runners-up

Competition[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

The four qualified runners-up played two qualification rounds to determine the three clubs which advanced to the group stage. The deciding game for the third qualified team had to be replayed after a three-all draw after extra time in the first match:

First round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
FC Schalke 04 2–1 aet Hannover 96
Team 1  Score  Team 2
VfB Stuttgart 8–0 TuS Neuendorf

Second round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Hannover 96 3–3 aet TuS Neuendorf
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Hannover 96 3–2 TuS Neuendorf

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation KSC S04 FCK H96
1 Karlsruher SC 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 7 Qualified to final 3–2 0–1 0–0
2 FC Schalke 04 6 3 1 2 16 12 +4 7 0–3 3–1 3–1
3 1. FC Kaiserslautern 6 3 1 2 16 13 +3 7 0–1 4–4 5–3
4 Hannover 96 6 1 1 4 8 17 −9 3 2–0 0–4 2–5
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation DOR HSV VFB VIC
1 Borussia Dortmund 6 4 1 1 19 4 +15 9 Qualified to final 5–0 4–1 1–1
2 Hamburger SV 6 4 1 1 14 10 +4 9 2–1 0–0 5–1
3 VfB Stuttgart 6 1 2 3 9 14 −5 4 0–2 2–4 3–1
4 Viktoria 89 Berlin 6 0 2 4 7 21 −14 2 0–6 1–3 3–3
Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points;

Final[edit]

24 June 1956
Borussia Dortmund 4 – 2 Karlsruher SC
Nieplieko Goal 15'
Kelbassa Goal 26'
Preißler Goal 53'
Peters Goal 57'
Kunkel Goal 10'
Burgsmüller Goal 66' (o.g.)
Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Dusch (Kaiserslautern
BORUSSIA DORTMUND:
GK Germany Heinz Kwiatkowski
DF Germany Herbert Sandmann
DF Germany Max Michallek
DF Germany Wilhelm Burgsmüller
DF Germany Helmut Bracht
MF Germany Elwin Schlebrowski
MW Germany Alfred Niepieklo
MF Germany Alfred Kelbassa
FW Germany Alfred Preißler
FW Germany Wolfgang Peters
FW Germany Helmut Kapitulski
Manager:
Germany Helmut Schneider
KARLSRUHE:
GK Germany Rudi Fischer
DF Germany Siegfried Geesmann
DF Germany Max Fischer
DF Germany Walter Baureis
MF Germany Kurt Sommerlatt
MF Germany Heinz Ruppenstein
MF Germany Herbert Dannenmeier
FW Germany Oswald Traub
FW Germany Ernst Kunkel
FW Germany Heinz Beck
FW Germany Bernhard Termath
Manager:
Austria Adolf Patek

References[edit]

  1. ^ (West) Germany -List of champions rsssf.com, accessed: 19 December 2015
  2. ^ Borussia Dortmund » Steckbrief (German) Weltfussball.de – Borussia Dortmund honours, accessed: 19 December 2015

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