1976 DFB-Pokal Final

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1976 DFB-Pokal Final
1976 DFB-Pokal Final programme.jpg
Match programme cover
Event 1975–76 DFB-Pokal
Date 26 June 1976 (1976-06-26)
Venue Waldstadion, Frankfurt
Referee Walter Eschweiler (Euskirchen)[1]
Attendance 61,000

The 1976 DFB-Pokal Final decided the winner of the 1975–76 DFB-Pokal, the 33rd season of Germany's knockout football cup competition. It was played on 26 June 1976 at the Waldstadion in Frankfurt.[2] Hamburger SV won the match 2–0 against 1. FC Kaiserslautern, to claim their 2nd cup title.

Route to the final

The DFB-Pokal began with 128 teams in a single-elimination knockout cup competition. There were a total of six 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 penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner.[3]

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

Hamburger SV Round 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Opponent Result 1975–76 DFB-Pokal Opponent Result
1. FC Köln Amateure (H) 4–0 Round 1 VfR Mannheim (H) 2–0
Union Salzgitter (H) 4–0 Round 2 Blumenthaler SV (A) 5–1
SC Jülich (H) 4–0 Round 3 Westfalia Herne (A) 3–1
Bayern Hof (A) 2–0 Round of 16 Eintracht Braunschweig (H) 2–0
FC 08 Homburg (A) 2–1 Quarter-finals Fortuna Düsseldorf (H) 3–0
Bayern Munich (H)
Bayern Munich (A)
2–2 (a.e.t.)
1–0 (replay)
Semi-finals Hertha BSC (H) 4–2



Hamburger SV 2–0 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Attendance: 61,000
Hamburger SV
1. FC Kaiserslautern
GK 1 West Germany Rudolf Kargus
RB West Germany Manfred Kaltz
CB West Germany Horst Blankenburg
CB West Germany Peter Nogly (c)
LB West Germany Peter Hidien
CM West Germany Klaus Zaczyk Substituted off 62'
CM West Germany Caspar Memering
CM West Germany Kurt Eigl
RW West Germany Willi Reimann Yellow card
CF Denmark Ole Bjørnmose
LW West Germany Georg Volkert
FW West Germany Hans-Jürgen Sperlich Substituted in 62'
West Germany Kuno Klötzer
Hamburger SV vs 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1976-06-26.svg
GK 1 Sweden Ronnie Hellström
RB West Germany Hans-Günther Kroth
CB West Germany Werner Melzer
CB West Germany Ernst Diehl (c)
LB West Germany Walter Frosch
RM West Germany Reinhard Meier
CM West Germany Klaus Scheer
CM West Germany Heinz Stickel Substituted off 66'
LM West Germany Johannes Riedl
CF West Germany Josef Pirrung Substituted off 62'
CF Sweden Roland Sandberg
DF West Germany Peter Schwarz Substituted in 66'
MF West Germany Heinz Wilhelmi Substituted in 62'
West Germany Erich Ribbeck

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • Maximum of two 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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