Tagblatt Pokal

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The Tagblatt-Pokal was the first football competition in Austria played in a league format. It was founded by the Neue Wiener Tagblatt,[1] and was restricted to clubs in Vienna. Nevertheless, and despite the existence of the Challenge Cup, which was open to all football clubs in Austria-Hungary, it is regarded as a forerunner of the Austrian football championship.[2] The trophy was awarded permanently to Wiener AC in 1903 after they had won it three times.[3]

Divisions[edit]

It was organised in a first division (Erste Klasse) and two parallel second divisions (Zweite Klasse A and Zweite Klasse B). It was planned that the bottom two clubs from the top division should be relegated, and that the winners of the two second divisions should be promoted.[3]

Seasons[edit]

1900-01[edit]

Pl. Club P W D L goals diff. points
1. Wiener AC 12 7 2 3 26-15 16
2. Vienna Cricket & FC 12 6 3 3 21-17 14
3. First Vienna FC 1894 12 5 3 4 31-18 13
4. Wiener FC 1898 12 1 2 9 6-34 4

Promoted:

AC Viktoria Wien was also placed in the top division, but after turning down the participation joined the competition in Spring 1901 and played at the second level, and were relegated to that level for the 1901-02 season.[2]

1901-02[edit]

Pl. Club P W D L goals diff. points
1. Wiener AC 8 6 2 0 19- 2 14
2. First Vienna FC 1894 8 5 2 1 22- 4 12
3. Wiener FC 1898 8 2 3 3 11- 9 7
4. SK Graphia Wien 8 1 2 5 1-26 4
5. Hernalser F.u.AC Vorwärts 8 0 3 5 3-15 3

[2]

1902-03[edit]

Pl. Club P W D L goals diff. points
1. Wiener AC 8 6 1 1 32- 6 13
2. First Vienna FC 1894 8 5 2 1 19-11 12
3. Wiener FC 1898 8 2 2 4 12-23 6
4. SK Graphia Wien 8 2 1 5 13-25 5
5. Deutscher SV Wien 8 0 0 8 4-15 0

Play-off: SK Rapid Wien – Deutscher Sportverein 3-0

Promoted: SK Rapid Wien[2]

1903-04[edit]

apparent later results

First Vienna and Vienna Cricket left the Fußball-Union and joined the ÖFV, Olympia followed them, and the championship was abandoned.[2]

Tagblatt Pokal winners[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosso, Andre. "The World Cup - An alternative history". Planet World Cup. Jan Alsos. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Kutschera, Ambrosius; Hans Schöggl; Karel Stokkermans (2003-03-30). "Austria - Tagblatt-Pokal 1900-1903". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  3. ^ a b c Kutschera, Ambrosius (2008-08-20). "Tagblatt-Pokal". Fußball in Österreich. Austria Soccer. Retrieved 2008-09-07.