The 1902/03 South German soccer championship was won for the third time in a row by the Karlsruher FV . This meant that the KFV was qualified for the subsequent first final round of the German championship in 1903 , but curiously enough, not a single game played there. The finals of the Association of South German Football Associations took place from mid-October and were completed in December 1902. With a few exceptions, the champions were determined in cup mode at both regional and association level. The assignment of the games played to local competitions or to official finals of the southern German association is not always clear due to the poor source of information.
An organized league game operation was only set up by the VSFV in the following season 1903/04 . The participants in the southern German final round up to and including the 1902/03 round were usually also determined through qualifying matches, although the sources for this vary greatly from region to region. After all, there are significantly more results for this season than for previous years, which is due, on the one hand, to the higher number of participants and, on the other hand, to more frequent reporting in the newspapers, especially in the Rhine-Main area (and in particular the Frankfurter Zeitung ). For many games, however, it cannot be determined without a doubt whether they were played as part of the southern German finals, whether it was a regional championship or regional qualifying games, or even just friendlies. Unless otherwise stated, the following games are assigned to the first rounds of the southern German championship in the literature. The regional division serves only for the overview and corresponds roughly to the later official division of the association area.
Regional preliminary round matches
Five teams from Frankfurt also took part in the 1902/03 round of the Frankfurt Association Bund : ( FC Victoria , FC Germania 1894 , FSV Frankfurt , Hermannia Frankfurt, FC Kickers ).
There are no indications that teams from the Palatinate took part in the southern German championship this year. An organized game operation was only set up in the Palatinate in 1903 in the Association of Palatinate Clubs for Movement Games.
Württemberg, Baden and Alsace
The Stuttgarter Kickers again won the championship in the Württemberg district. Opponents were FC Stuttgart 1894, FV Schwaben Stuttgart and the south German FC Stuttgart. Final round matches for the Württemberg championship:
Other playoffs in this region:
The Bayern Munich is Munich's champion. Accordingly, the following games, which are also mentioned in other sources, could be attributed to the Munich City Championship:
Semi-final city championship (?):
Final city championship (?)
Final result according to Schulze-Marmeling and Allgemeine Sport-Zeitung of November 1, 1902; According to Grüne and eintracht-archiv.de
Final round of the southern German championship
after Grüne, p. 17; According to Eintracht-archiv.de
this game took place on November 2nd and Victoria had home rights
This set of games can be found at Grüne, p. 17, and is confirmed by the Prager Tagblatt
of November 29, 1902, page 9
KFV: Wilhelm Langer - Erwin Schricker , A. Holdermann - Hefner, Schwarze, Albert Alterheim - O. Roth, Louis Heck , Julius Zinser , Rudolf Wetzler , Fritz Langer .
In the subsequent first final round of the German championship , the Karlsruher FV should have played against DFC Prague in Munich . However, the Prague team objected to this appointment, which was granted and the meeting in Leipzig - now as a semi-final - was rescheduled. Shortly before leaving for Saxony, the KFV received a telegram after which the game was canceled again. As a result, the people of Karlsruhe did not come. The telegram was a fake, the German Football Association then disqualified the KFV for not showing up. Those responsible should have had the truthfulness of the message confirmed by asking the DFB, was the answer to the protests of Karlsruhe. The KFV was eliminated from the championship competition without having played a game. DFC Prague lost to VfB Leipzig in the final .
Hardy Greens : Encyclopedia of German League Football. Volume 1: From the Crown Prince to the Bundesliga. 1890 to 1963. German championship, Gauliga, Oberliga. Numbers, pictures, stories. Agon-Sportverlag, Kassel 1996, ISBN 3-928562-85-1 , p. 17.
German football (1900–1920) (= Libero, Special German, No. D3, 1992). IFFHS, Wiesbaden 1992, p. 85.
↑ kickersarchiv.de - 1902/1903
↑ Football. In: Allgemeine Sport-Zeitung. ANNO - Virtual Archive of the Austrian National Library , November 1, 1902, p. 1361 , accessed on November 7, 2014 .
^ Match report in the Prager Tagblatt dated December 10, 1902, page 39