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