German football championship 1912/13

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German football championship 1912/13
The logo of the German Football Association from 1900 to 1945
master VfB Leipzig
Teams 7th
Games 6th
Gates 26  (ø 4.33 per game)
Top scorer German EmpireThe German Imperium Paul Pömpner (5 goals)
German championship 1911/12

The eleventh German football championship was held from April 13 to May 11, 1913. VfB Leipzig secured their third championship in the final in Munich-Sendling with a 3-1 win against Duisburg SpV .

VfB Leipzig became the sole record champions again. With Duisburger SpV, a team from the West German Association reached the final for the first time. It was the first finals in which there was no club that had never reached the finals before.


Seven clubs, six champions from the regional associations and the defending champion were qualified for the final round. The games took place without the North German champions Eintracht Braunschweig . Due to problems in the determination of the Hamburg-Altona master with numerous protests and counter-protests, the North German championship finals could only start very late. The north German final only took place two weeks after the final for the German championship. Inevitably, the Braunschweig residents could not take part. After all, defending champion Holstein Kiel was a representative from North Germany.

society Qualified as
Prussia-Samland Königsberg.png SV Prussia-Samland Koenigsberg Champion of the Baltic Lawn Sports Association
FC Askania Forst.png FC Askania Forst Champion of the Southeast German Football Association
BTuFC Viktoria 1889.png Berlin TuFC Viktoria 89 Master of the Association of Brandenburg Ball Game Clubs
VfB Leipzig - 1902-1922.svg VfB Leipzig Master of the Association of Central German Ball Game Clubs
Coat of arms FV Holstein from 1902.png FV Holstein Kiel Defending champion
Duisburgerspv2.jpg Duisburg SpV Master of the West German Game Association
Stuttgarter Kickers Logo.svg FC Stuttgarter Kickers Master of the Association of South German Football Associations

Quarter finals

date Result Stadion
April 13, 1913 Berlin TuFC Viktoria 89 6: 1 (4: 0) SV Prussia-Samland Koenigsberg Berlin-Mariendorf , Union-Platz
April 20, 1913 FC Stuttgarter Kickers 1: 2 (0: 0) Duisburg SpV Frankfurt am Main , FFV-Platz Roseggerstraße
April 20, 1913 FC Askania Forst 0: 5 (0: 1) VfB Leipzig Forst , Askania-Platz Heidestrasse

The Berlin team led after half an hour with a goal by Willi Worpitzky and an own goal by goalkeeper Bruno Neumann 2-0. In the 42nd and 43rd minutes, Erich Arndt and Willi Worpitzky achieved the 4-0 halftime score with a double strike. After 53 minutes, Willi Worpitzky increased again with his third goal to 5: 0. After 67 minutes, the Königsberg striker Kluger scored the only goal for the Königsberg team to make it 5-1, before Erich Arndt scored the 6-1 goal three minutes later.

At the break it was still 0-0 between Stuttgart and Duisburg. In the 70th and 77th minutes, the Duisburg team took a 2-0 lead through Hermann Steinhauer and Walter Fischer. Thanks to Rudolf Ahorn, Stuttgart made it 1: 2 after 84 minutes.

Forst lost 5-0 to Leipzig. The four-time goal scorer was Paul Pömpner, who scored three goals up to the 72nd minute and scored the fifth in the 85th minute. Johannes Völkers made it 4-0 after 79 minutes.

The defending champion Holstein Kiel should play in the quarter-finals against the North German champions and moved into the semi-finals without a fight.


date Result Stadion
April 27, 1913 Duisburg SpV 2: 1 (1: 1) FV Holstein Kiel Essen , sports field on Meisenburgstrasse
April 27, 1913 VfB Leipzig 3: 1 (2: 1) Berlin TuFC Viktoria 89 Leipzig , Olympia-Platz at the Marienbrücke

The Kielers took the lead in the 17th minute through Hugo Fick , which was equalized by Anton Bongartz from Duisburg after 35 minutes. After an hour of play, Heinrich Fischer scored the 2-1 winning goal.

Leipzig took a 2-0 lead in the 22nd minute through Hans Dolge and in the 26th minute through Georg Richter. The Berlin team shortened to 2: 1 after 40 minutes with a penalty converted by Helmut Röpnack . Hans Dolge scored the 3-1 final score with his second goal in the 71st minute.


pairing VfB Leipzig VfB Leipzig - Duisburg SpVDuisburg SpV
Result 3: 1 (2: 0)
date May 11, 1913
Stadion MTV-Platz on Marbachstrasse , Munich-Sendling
spectator 5,000
referee Robert Knab ( Stuttgart )
Gates 1: 0 Pendorf (9th, penalty)
2: 0 Pömpner (15th)
3: 0 Büscher (60th, own goal)
3: 1 H. Fischer (75th)
VfB Leipzig Johannes Schneider - Willy Völker , Alfred Herrmann - Paul Michel , Eduard Pendorf , Curt Hesse  - Georg Richter , Paul Pömpner , Johannes Völckers , Hans Dolge , Adelbert Friedrich(C)Captain of the crew
Duisburg SpV Otto Bruckschen - Hermann Klinkers , Adam Schäfer - Kornelius Büscher , Heinz Ludewig , Willi Schütten - Sebastian Quatram , Anton Bongartz , Heinrich Fischer  , Hermann Steinhauer , Walter Fischer(C)Captain of the crew

Match report

VfB Leipzig qualified for the final for the fifth time, and DSV was in the final for the first time. The weather was bad and it was raining heavily. After 9 minutes Eduard Pendorf converted a penalty to make it 1-0. After a quarter of an hour, Paul Pömpner increased to 2-0. With this result it went into halftime. Kornelius Büscher from Duisburg underwent an own goal to make it 3-0 for Leipzig after an hour. In the 75th minute Heinrich Fischer shortened to 3: 1 final score. This is the third time that VfB Leipzig has won the German championship.

The championship team of VfB Leipzig

Below is the championship team with the players' stakes and goals.

VfB Leipzig
Coat of arms of VfB Leipzig

List of goalscorers

player society Games Gates
1. German EmpireThe German Imperium Paul Pömpner VfB Leipzig 3 5
2. German EmpireThe German Imperium Willi Worpitzky Berlin TuFC Viktoria 89 2 3
3. German EmpireThe German Imperium Erich Arndt Berlin TuFC Viktoria 89 2 2
German EmpireThe German Imperium Heinrich Fischer Duisburg SpV 2 2
5. German EmpireThe German Imperium Hans Dolge VfB Leipzig 3 2
6th German EmpireThe German Imperium Rudolf Ahorn FC Stuttgarter Kickers 1 1
German EmpireThe German Imperium Hugo fuck FV Holstein Kiel 1 1
German EmpireThe German Imperium Smarter SV Prussia-Samland Koenigsberg 1 1
9. German EmpireThe German Imperium Anton Bongartz Duisburg SpV 2 1
German EmpireThe German Imperium Helmut Röpnack Berlin TuFC Viktoria 89 2 1
11. German EmpireThe German Imperium Walter Fischer Duisburg SpV 3 1
German EmpireThe German Imperium Eduard Pendorf VfB Leipzig 3 1
German EmpireThe German Imperium Georg Richter VfB Leipzig 3 1
German EmpireThe German Imperium Hermann Steinhauer Duisburg SpV 3 1
German EmpireThe German Imperium Johannes Völckers VfB Leipzig 3 1


  • History of German football. Volume III of the series of publications of the German Football Association. Carl Koppehel, Verlag Wilhelm Limpert, Frankfurt 1954, 4th expanded edition without a year.
  • German Championship (1903-1923) , IFFHS magazine Libero No. 36. International Federation of Football History & Statistics , Wiesbaden, 2nd quarter 2002.
  • The Golden Book of German Football. Hardy Grüne , Dietrich Schulze-Marmeling, Die Werkstatt publishing house, Göttingen 2015.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ History of the Duisburger Spielverein