Middle Rhine Cup
|Current champions||FC Viktoria Köln (2015–16)|
|Most successful club(s)||Bayer Leverkusen II (5 titles)|
The Middle Rhine Cup (German: Mittelrheinpokal) is a German football club Cup competition open to teams from the Lower Rhine region of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The competition is one of the 21 regional cup competitions of German football and acts as a qualifier to the following seasons' German Cup.
The competition is sponsored by the Bitburger brewery and carries the official name Bitburger Mittelrheinpokal. It is operated by the Middle Rhine Football Association, the FVM.
All clubs from the Middle Rhine playing in the 3. Liga (III) and the Regionalliga West (IV) are directly qualified for the first round, the remaining places are filled with the teams who qualified from local cup competitions, the Kreispokale. All up, 32 clubs take part in the first round of the competition.
Since the establishment of the 3. Liga in 2008, reserve teams can not take part in the German Cup or the Middle Rhine Cup anymore.
The winners of the competition since 1993:
|Bayer Leverkusen II||5||1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2007|
|Alemannia Aachen||4||1993, 1994, 1997, 1999|
|TSV Germania Windeck||3||2009, 2010, 2011|
|1. FC Köln Amateure||3||1995, 2004, 2005|
|FC Viktoria Köln||3||2014, 2015, 2016|
|Alemannia Aachen II||2||2002, 2006|
|SC Fortuna Köln||1||2013|
|FC Hennef 05||1||2012|
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