German Amateur Championship (soccer)

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With the introduction of the contract player status in 1950, the DFB introduced the competition for the German amateur championship . The record champions are SC Jülich 1910 and the amateur teams from Hannover 96 and Werder Bremen with three titles each. The competition was held until 1998.


In the first few years the final took place immediately before the final of the contract players, so that the amateur players could present themselves in front of a large crowd. Since the 1980s, however, the competition lost its importance and was finally discontinued in 1998. In 1999 and 2000 promotion rounds were also held in the same mode as in 1998, but the respective winners ( 1999 : Kickers Offenbach , 2000 : LR Ahlen ) did not count as German amateur champions.

DFB President Theo Zwanziger called for the reintroduction of the German amateur championship in October 2010. At the DFB Bundestag 2010 it was decided to play the competition again for the 2012/13 season as part of a reform of the regional leagues.

On December 9, 2014, Sport1 editor-in-chief Olaf Schröder told Sport-Bild that his TV station was planning to revive the amateur championship. It is planned to hold the championship between the five champions of the regional leagues North, Northeast, West, Southwest and Bavaria. Sport1 is in negotiations with the respective state associations.


The mode of competition has changed frequently over the years.


The champions of the fifteen regional associations qualified for the German amateur championship (note: Saarland was not part of the DFB at this time). The national champions played the amateur champions in the knockout system .


The fifteen national champions were divided into four groups. Within the group, everyone against everyone was played back and forth. The four group winners qualified for the semi-finals. The semi-finals and the final were both played in one game.


Each regional association sent its amateur champion to the competition. The game was played again in the knockout system with one game per round.


The sixteen champions of the regional associations qualified again. The game continued in the knockout system. However, the eighth, quarter and semi-finals were played in the first and second leg. In 1977 the final was also played in a two-legged manner.


After national league squadrons were set up, the eight season winners of the upper leagues determined the German amateur champion in the knockout system. The quarter-finals and semi-finals were played in a home and away game, the final in one game. In 1978 and 1979 there was also a return match in the final. From 1982 the runners-up of the eight major leagues played for the amateur championship, as the champions played for promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga .


The runners-up of the ten league squadrons were divided into two groups according to geographical considerations. In the group north, the runner-up of the seasons North , Westphalia , North Rhine , Northeast-North and Northeast-Center played . In the group south, the runner-up of the squadrons Southwest , Hessen , Baden-Württemberg , Bavaria and Northeast-South played . In the groups, a single round was played on the principle of everyone against everyone. The group winners met in the final.


After the regional league was introduced , the runners-up in the four seasons played off the amateur champions. The semi-finals were played back and forth, the final in one game.


The loser of the relegation between the relay winners North and Northeast, the third of the relay West / Southwest and the runner-up and third of the relay South qualified. The semi-finals were only played in one game.


The loser of the relegation between the relay winners north and northeast, the third of the relay south and the runner-up and third of the relay west / southwest qualified. The mode remained unchanged.


The vice-champions of the regional leagues west / south-west and south as well as the loser of the relegation between the champions of the regional leagues north and north-east played for the German amateur championship. The game was played in the mode everyone against everyone. The amateur champion rose to the 2nd Bundesliga. After that, the competition was no longer played.


season winner finalist Result Venue
1951 Bremen 1860 Karlsruhe FV 3: 2 Berlin
1952 VfR Schwenningen Cronenberger SC 5: 2 Ludwigshafen am Rhein
1953 SSG 09 Bergisch Gladbach Homberger SV 3: 2 Wuppertal
1954 TSV Marl-Hüls Spvgg. 03 Neu-Isenburg 6: 1 Gelsenkirchen
1955 Sports fans victories SpVgg Bad Homburg 5-0 Wetzlar
1956 Spvgg. 03 Neu-Isenburg VfB Speldorf 3: 2 Berlin
1957 VfL Benrath Alemannia 90 Berlin 4: 2 Hanover
1958 Hombrucher FV 09 ASV Bergedorf 85 3: 1 Dortmund
1959 FC Singen 04 SV Arminia Hanover 3: 2 Offenburg
1960 Hannover 96 amateurs BV Osterfeld 1: 1 a.d., 3: 0 Herford
1961 Holstein Kiel amateurs Siegburger SV 04 5: 1 Hanover
1962 SC Tegel TuRa Bonn 1-0 Wuppertal
1963 VfB Stuttgart amateurs VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 kassel
1964 Hannover 96 amateurs SV Wiesbaden 2-0 Hagen
1965 Hannover 96 amateurs SV Wiesbaden 2: 1 Wins
1966 Werder Bremen amateurs Hannover 96 amateurs 5: 1 Herford
1967 STV Horst-Emscher Hannover 96 amateurs 2-0 Herford
1968 VfB Marathon Remscheid FC Wacker Munich 5: 3 a.d. Bochum
1969 SC Jülich 1910 SpVgg Erkenschwick 2: 1 Krefeld
1970 SC Jülich 1910 Eintracht Braunschweig amateurs 3-0 Wins
1971 SC Jülich 1910 VfB Stuttgart amateurs 1-0 Wurzburg
1972 FSV Frankfurt TSV Marl-Hüls 2: 1 Neuwied
1973 SpVgg 05 Bad Homburg 1. FC Kaiserslautern amateurs 1-0 Offenbach am Main
1974 SSV Reutlingen 05 VfB Marathon Remscheid 2: 2 a.d., 2: 1 Worms
1975 VfR OLI Bürstadt SC Victoria Hamburg 3-0 Ludwigsburg
1976 SV Holzwickede VfR OLI Bürstadt 1-0 Oldenburg
1977 Fortuna Düsseldorf amateurs SV Sandhausen 1: 0 and 2: 2 Düsseldorf and Sandhausen
1978 SV Sandhausen ESV Ingolstadt-Ringsee 2: 0 and 1: 1 Ingolstadt and Sandhausen
1979 ESV Ingolstadt Hertha Zehlendorf 4: 1 and 0: 1 Ingolstadt and Berlin
1980 VfB Stuttgart amateurs FC Augsburg 2: 1 Stuttgart
1981 1. FC Köln amateurs FC St. Pauli 2-0 Cologne
1982 1. FSV Mainz 05 Werder Bremen amateurs 3-0 Mainz
1983 FC 08 Homburg Bayern Munich amateurs 2: 0 a.d. Homburg
1984 Offenburg FV SC Eintracht Hamm 4: 1 Offenburg
1985 Werder Bremen amateurs DSC Wanne-Eickel 3-0 Bremen
1986 BVL 08 Remscheid VfR Bürstadt 2: 1 a.d. Remscheid
1987 MSV Duisburg Bayern Munich amateurs 4: 1 Duisburg
1988 Eintracht Trier VfB Oldenburg 0: 0 a.d., 5: 4 a.d. Oldenburg
1989 Eintracht Trier SpVgg Bad Homburg 1: 1 a.d., 5: 4 a.d. trier
1990 FSV Salmrohr Rheydter Spielverein 2-0 Salmrohr
1991 Werder Bremen amateurs SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg 2: 1 Ludwigsburg
1992 Red and white food SpVgg Bad Homburg 3: 2 a.d. eat
1993 SV Sandhausen Werder Bremen amateurs 2-0 Sandhausen
1994 Prussia Munster Kickers Offenbach 1-0 Offenbach am Main
1995 VfL Osnabrück Stuttgart Kickers 4: 2 a.d. Stuttgart
1996 SSV Ulm 1846 VfR Mannheim 2: 1 Ulm
1997 SSV Reutlingen 05 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 2: 1 Oberhausen
1998 Tennis Borussia Berlin Final round with Sportfreunde Siegen (2nd)
and Kickers Offenbach (3rd)
Siegen - Offenbach 4: 0
Offenbach - Berlin 1: 2
Berlin - Siegen 2: 0
Offenbach am Main

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Dpa : Football: regional league reform postponed - «prevent break». In: Die Zeit , October 22, 2010, accessed on September 1, 2011 .
  2. The adopted proposal at the DFB Bundestag 2010. (PDF; 179 kB) In: Deutscher Fußball-Bund , p. 2 , accessed on August 4, 2013 (mentioned in sections I. 2 and II. 1).
  3. ^ SID : Regionalliga: Sport1 wants to revive amateur championship. In: 11 Friends , December 9, 2014, accessed December 11, 2014 .