Thuringian Cup

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Thuringia Cup
Map of Germany:Position of Thuringia highlighted
Founded 1991
Region Thuringia, Germany
Qualifier for DFB-Pokal
Current champions Carl Zeiss Jena (2015–16)
Most successful club(s) Carl Zeiss Jena
Rot-Weiß Erfurt (9 titles)

The Thuringia Cup (German: Thüringenpokal) is an annual football competition in Thuringia, Germany. The Thuringia Football Association (German: Thüringer Fußball-Verband, TFV) is its governing body. The cup winner qualifies for next season's DFB-Pokal. It is one of the 21 regional cup competitions in Germany.

Qualification and competition format[edit]

All Thuringian clubs competing in 3. Liga, Regionalliga, NOFV-Oberliga Süd, Thüringenliga and Landesklasse Thüringen are eligible to play in the cup. Additionally the winners of the Bezirkspokal competitions qualify. Starting with the 2007-08 season only one team per club may participate.

Thecompetition consists of 6 rounds played in a knock-out format. There is only one match per round, if scores are level after 90 minutes, there is a 2x15 minutes extra time followed by a penalty shootout, if necessary. Fixtures are determined by a draw. Clubs from 3rd Liga and several other teams (determined by a draw) get a first-round bye.

Finals[edit]

The finals:

Date Host city Winner Finalist Result
1991 Gera SV 1910 Kahla FV Zeulenroda 4-3 after penalties
1992 Gotha FSV Wacker 90 Nordhausen FSV Wismut Gera 2-1
1993 Rudolstadt FC Carl Zeiss Jena II SV JENAer Glas 5-3 after penalties
1994 Waltershausen FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt 1. Suhler SV 4-0
1995[1] Weida FC Carl Zeiss Jena FV Zeulenroda 1-0
1996 Sondershausen FSV Wacker 90 Nordhausen FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt 1-0
1997 Heldrungen FSV Wacker 90 Nordhausen FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt 3-2
1998 Bad Langensalza FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt FSV Wacker 90 Nordhausen 4-1
1999 Suhl FC Carl Zeiss Jena FSV Wacker 90 Nordhausen 3-1
2000 Erfurt FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt SSV Erfurt Nord 3-1
2001 Gera FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt FC Carl Zeiss Jena 2-0
2002 Gotha FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt FC Carl Zeiss Jena 7-5 after penalties
2003 Gotha FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt FC Carl Zeiss Jena 2-0 a.e.t.
2004[2] Gotha FC Carl Zeiss Jena FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt II 5-3 after penalties
2005 Gera FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt II FC Carl Zeiss Jena 7:6 after penalties
2006[3] Meuselwitz FC Carl Zeiss Jena 1. FC Gera 03 4-2
2007 Pößneck 1. FC Gera 03 FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt 1-0
2008 Gera FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt ZFC Meuselwitz 1-0 a.e.t.
2009 Erfurt FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt FC Carl Zeiss Jena 3-2
2010 Pößneck ZFC Meuselwitz VfB 09 Pößneck 2-0
2011 ZFC Meuselwitz 1. SC Heiligenstadt 6-5 pen
2012 Meuselwitz FC Carl Zeiss Jena ZFC Meuselwitz 2-0
2013 Jena SV Schott Jena Rot-Weiß Erfurt 1-0
2014 Jena FC Carl Zeiss Jena Rot-Weiß Erfurt 5-0
2015 Meuselwitz FC Carl Zeiss Jena ZFC Meuselwitz 2–1 a.e.t.
2016 Jena FC Carl Zeiss Jena FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt 2–0

Records[edit]

Record winners are FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt and FC Carl Zeiss Jena, having won the title 9 times, followed by and Wacker Nordhausen (3).

The highest attendance record was set on 15 November 2005 in Erfurt. After rivals FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt and FC Carl Zeiss Jena had only met in the final in the preceding years, they met in the quarter-final of the 2005-06 season. Jena took home a 4-2 penalty shootout win in front of 11,000 spectators.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Since Jena was qualified for the cup on the strength of their Regionalliga Nord finish, FV Zeulenroda qualified for the 1995-96 DFB-Pokal season.
  2. ^ Protesting the decision to hold the cup final only two days after a league match, Erfurt's players did not take part in the awards ceremony after the match. Because of this unsportsmanlike conduct the club's first team was banned from the 2004 competition and could not defend its title.
  3. ^ Since Jena was qualified for the cup on the strength of their Regionalliga Nord finish, 1. FC Gera took part in the 2006-07 DFB-Pokal season.

Sources[edit]

  • Deutschlands Fußball in Zahlen, (German) An annual publication with tables and results from the Bundesliga to Verbandsliga/Landesliga, publisher: DSFS

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