German football championship 1919/20

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German football championship 1919/20
The logo of the German Football Association from 1900 to 1945
master 1. FC Nuremberg
Teams 8th
Games 7th
Gates 26  (ø 3.71 per game)
Top scorer AustriaAustria Viktor Hierländer Leonhard Seiderer Heinrich Träger (4 goals each)
German EmpireGerman Empire 
German EmpireGerman Empire 
German championship 1913/14

After five years without football at the national level, a German football championship , the thirteenth, was held again in 1920 .

The First World War had changed almost everything in Germany. Only the hosting of the first championship round after the war seemed at first glance to be excluded. As before the war, seven regional champions (South, West, North, Middle, Berlin-Brandenburg, Southeast, Northeast) were determined who, together with the defending champion (the last pre-war champion, the SpVgg Fürth), played off the German champions in cup mode.

But at second glance, enormous changes were also visible in German football. First there were the territorial changes in Germany (cession of North Schleswig , West Prussia , Alsace-Lorraine and Eupen-Malmedy ), which affected six of the seven football regions; however, the ceded areas were usually not football strongholds.

Then in 1920 the social rifts in the new Weimar Republic became visible. In addition to the middle-class German Football Association , the workers 'sports organization, the Workers' Gymnastics and Sports Association (ATSB), held a German football championship in 1920. TSV Fürth was the first champion of the ATSB .

Other associations representing social groups were to follow: in 1921 the German Youth Force (DJK, organization of the Catholic Church), in 1925 the German Turnerschaft (DT) and in 1931 the Rotsport (organization of the communists, a spin-off from the ATSB).

What was also new, however, was the enormous boom that football experienced after the war. This was evident not only from the numerous new club foundations and increasing membership numbers in the clubs, but also from the number of spectators. 35,000 visitors wanted to see the first post-war final in Frankfurt am Main , and even the average number of spectators for the quarter and semi-finals, at around 7,160, was higher than that of the final in 1914 with around 6,000.

The sporting focus had also shifted. With VfB Leipzig and SpVgg Fürth , only two teams took part in this final round that had already taken part in a championship final round before the war. The championship in 1920 saw six newcomers to the final round, among whom, 1. FC Nürnberg, played a team that was not only to become German champions for the first time, but also to become the most successful team of the 1920s.

Participants in the final round

society Qualified as
FC Titania Szczecin Champion of the Baltic Lawn Sports Association
United Wroclaw Sports Friends Champion of the Southeast German Football Association
SC Union Oberschöneweide Master of the Brandenburg Ball Game Association
VfB Leipzig Master of the Association of Central German Ball Game Clubs
SV Arminia Hanover Champion of the North German Football Association
VfTuR 1889 Munich-Gladbach Master of the West German Gaming Association
1. FC Nuremberg Master of the Association of South German Football Clubs
SpVgg Fürth Defending champion

Quarter finals

date Result Stadion
May 16, 1920 Vgt. Breslauer Spfr. 3: 2 (1: 1) SC Union Oberschöneweide Breslau , Square of Silesia Breslau
May 16, 1920 SpVgg Fürth 7: 0 (2: 0) VfTuR 1889 Munich-Gladbach Mannheim , place at the breweries
May 16, 1920 SV Arminia Hanover 1: 2 n.v. (1: 1, 1: 0) FC Titania Szczecin Kiel , Holstein Stadium
May 16, 1920 VfB Leipzig 0: 2 (0: 0) 1. FC Nuremberg Halle (Saale) , sports field at the zoo


date Result Stadion
May 30, 1920 Vgt. Breslauer Spfr. 0: 4 (0: 1) SpVgg Fürth Leipzig , Wackerstadion Debrahof
May 30, 1920 FC Titania Szczecin 0: 3 (0: 2) 1. FC Nuremberg Berlin , Preussen-Platz


Flag for the championship at the Frankenstadion
pairing 1. FC Nuremberg 1. FC Nuremberg - SpVgg FürthSpVgg Fürth
Result 2: 0 (1: 0)
date June 13, 1920
Stadion Sandhöfer Wiesen , Frankfurt am Main
spectator 35,000
referee Peco Bauwens ( Cologne )
Gates 1-0 Popp (12th)
2-0 Szabó (73rd)
1. FC Nuremberg Heinrich Stuhlfauth - Gustav Bark , Johann Steinlein - Anton Kugler , Hans Kalb , Carl Riegel - Wolfgang Strobel , Luitpold Popp , Willy Boess , Heinrich Träger , Péter Szabó
SpVgg Fürth Ludwig Gebhardt - Hans Ammerbacher , Georg Wellhöfer - Heinrich Schuster , Hans Hagen , Georg Löblein - Leo Fiederer , Andreas Franz , Leonhard Seiderer , Viktor Hierländer , Hans Sutor

List of goalscorers

player society Games Gates
1. AustriaAustria Viktor Hierländer SpVgg Fürth 3 4th
German EmpireGerman Empire Leonhard Seiderer SpVgg Fürth 3 4th
German EmpireGerman Empire Heinrich Träger 1. FC Nuremberg 3 4th