1961 DFB-Pokal Final

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1961 DFB-Pokal Final
1961 DFB-Pokal Final programme.jpg
Match programme cover
Event 1960–61 DFB-Pokal
Date 13 September 1961 (1961-09-13)
Venue Glückauf-Kampfbahn, Gelsenkirchen
Referee Günter Sparing (Kassel)[1]
Attendance 18,000

The 1961 DFB-Pokal Final decided the winner of the 1960–61 DFB-Pokal, the 18th season of Germany's knockout football cup competition. It was played on 13 September 1961 at the Glückauf-Kampfbahn in Gelsenkirchen.[2] Werder Bremen won the match 2–0 against 1. FC Kaiserslautern, to claim their 1st cup title.

Route to the final

The DFB-Pokal began with 16 teams in a single-elimination knockout cup competition. There were a total of three 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).

Werder Bremen Round 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Opponent Result 1960–61 DFB-Pokal Opponent Result
1. FC Saarbrücken (A) 1–0 Round of 16 Heider SV (H) 2–0
1. FC Köln (H) 3–2 Quarter-finals Tasmania 1900 Berlin (H) 2–1 (a.e.t.)
Karlsruher SC (H) 3–2 (a.e.t.) Semi-finals Hamborn 07 (A) 2–1



13 September 1961 (1961-09-13)
19:30 CET
Werder Bremen 2–0 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Werder Bremen
1. FC Kaiserslautern
GK 1 West Germany Heinrich Kokartis
RB West Germany Sepp Piontek
LB West Germany Walter Nachtwey
RH West Germany Helmut Schimeczek
CH West Germany Arnold Schütz
LH West Germany Helmut Jagielski
OR West Germany Günter Wilmovius
IR West Germany Willi Schröder
CF West Germany Horst Barth
IL West Germany Willi Soya
OL West Germany Klaus Hänel
West Germany Georg Knöpfle
Werder Bremen vs 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1961-09-13.svg
GK 1 West Germany Wolfgang Schnarr
RB West Germany Jürgen Neumann
LB West Germany Gerhard Miksa
RH West Germany Gerd Schneider
CH West Germany Werner Liebrich
LH West Germany Dieter Pulter
OR West Germany Manfred Feldmüller
IR West Germany Heinrich Bauer
CF West Germany Winfried Richter
IL West Germany Gerhard Settelmeyer
OL West Germany Günther Kasperski
West Germany Günther Brocker

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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