1955 DFB-Pokal Final

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1955 DFB-Pokal Final
Event 1954–55 DFB-Pokal
Date 21 May 1955 (1955-05-21)
Venue Eintracht-Stadion, Braunschweig
Referee Werner Treichel (West Berlin)[1]
Attendance 25,000

The 1955 DFB-Pokal Final decided the winner of the 1954–55 DFB-Pokal, the 12th season of Germany's knockout football cup competition. It was played on 21 May 1955 at the Eintracht-Stadion in Braunschweig.[2] Karlsruher SC won the match 3–2 against Schalke 04, to claim their 1st cup title.

Route to the final

The DFB-Pokal began with 32 teams in a single-elimination knockout cup competition. There were a total of four rounds leading up to the final. Teams were drawn against each other, and the winner after 90 minutes would advance. If still tied, 30 minutes of extra time was played. If the score was still level, a replay would take place at the original away team's stadium. If still level after 90 minutes, 30 minutes of extra time was played. If the score was still level, a drawing of lots would decide who would advance to the next round.[3]

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Karlsruher SC Round Schalke 04
Opponent Result 1954–55 DFB-Pokal Opponent Result
FSV Frankfurt (H) 5–1 Round 1 Jahn Regensburg (H)
Jahn Regensburg (A)
1–1 (a.e.t.)
6–3 (replay)
1. FC Nürnberg (H) 1–0 Round of 16 1. FC Schweinfurt 05 (H)
1. FC Schweinfurt 05 (A)
1–1 (a.e.t.)
1–0 (replay)
VfB Stuttgart (A) 5–2 Quarter-finals TuS Bremerhaven (H) 2–0
Altonaer FC 93 (A)
Altonaer FC 93 (H)
3–3 (a.e.t.)
3–0 (replay)
Semi-finals Kickers Offenbach (H) 2–1



Karlsruher SC 3–2 Schalke 04
Report Sadlowski Goal 44'70'
Karlsruher SC
Schalke 04
GK 1 West Germany Rudi Fischer
RB West Germany Max Fischer
LB West Germany Walter Baureis
RH West Germany Werner Roth
CH West Germany Siegfried Geesemann
LH West Germany Herbert Dannenmeier
OR West Germany Oswald Traub
IR West Germany Kurt Sommerlatt
CF Luxembourg Antoine Kohn
IL West Germany Ernst Kunkel
OL West Germany Hans Strittmatter
Austria Adolf Patek
Karlsruher SC vs Schalke 04 1955-05-21.svg
GK 1 West Germany Manfred Orzessek
RB West Germany Werner Garten
LB West Germany Günther Brocker
RH West Germany Hermann Eppenhoff
CH West Germany Walter Zwickhöfer
LH West Germany Erwin Harkener
OR West Germany Bernhard Klodt
IR West Germany Otto Laszig
CF West Germany Helmut Sadlowski
IL West Germany Manfred Piontek
OL West Germany Hans Krämer
Austria Eduard Frühwirth

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • No substitutions.


  1. ^ "Schiedsrichter: Der erste war Berliner". DFB-Pokal: Das offizielle Stadionmagazin des Deutschen Fußball-Bundes. German Football Association. 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Alle DFB-Pokalsieger" [All DFB-Pokal winners]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Modus" [Mode]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
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