Last day for amateurs: These clubs are playing for a ticket to the DFB Cup

14 out of 21 decisions made

This article (first published at 9:25 a.m.) will be updated continuously throughout Saturday.

On Saturday the eighth edition of the « Amateur Finals Day » will take place, in which the finals of the state cup competitions will take place all over Germany. Many winners can not only hope for the title, but also a place in the first round of the DFB Cup, which will take place from August 11 to 14.

Third and fourth division teams in the semi-finals: Surprises in the DFB Cup

FC St. Pauli – Season 2005/06 – Semi-final

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After FC St. Pauli (Regionalliga Nord), only one team from the third and fourth division of the lower classes reached the semi-finals of the DFB Cup. Hamburg failed at Bayern.

The 2005/06 cup season at a glance

Arminia Bielefeld – Season 2014/15 – Semi-final

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Third-division Arminia Bielefeld escaped Bayern’s draw nine years after St. Pauli’s passage to the semi-finals, but still lost 4-0 to VfL Wolfsburg.

The 2014/15 cup season at a glance

1. FC Saarbrücken – Season 2019/20 – Eliminated in the semi-finals

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Saarbrücken (Regionalliga Südwest) were the only team to reach the cup semi-finals as a fourth division side. It was the end of the game against Bayer Leverkusen.

The 2019/20 cup season at a glance

Eintracht Trier – Season 1997/98 – Semi-final

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Trier had their climax as a Third Division side in the semi-finals of 1998, where they ended in a spectacular penalty shootout against MSV Duisburg.

The 1997/98 cup season in brief

Energie Cottbus – Season 1996/97 – Released in the final

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In 1996, Energie Cottbus, who had to lose in the final against VfB Stuttgart, also achieved the feat of qualifying for the final as a third division team.

The 1996/97 cup season in brief

Hertha BSC II – Season 1992/93 – In the final

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In 1993, Hertha were in the final, although the third division reserve team. In the final it was 1-0 for Bayer Leverkusen.

The 1992/93 cup season in brief

In a seven-hour live lecture, the TV broadcaster « Das Erste » will accompany the « Amateur Final Day » from 12:05 p.m. In 2016, for the first time, almost all the cup finals of the 21 national associations were played in one day. This is used to determine the respective participants of the state associations for the DFB Cup, the three biggest associations of Bavaria, Lower Saxony and Westphalia are even allowed to field two teams. On June 18, these clubs are hoping for an attractive draw in the draw for the first round of the DFB Cup.

Last day of fans: the 21 matches at a glance

12:15 p.m.:

Baden: 1st CfR Pforzheim – FC Astoria Walldorf 0:2

Berlin: TuS Makkabi Berlin – SV Sparta Lichtenberg 3: 1 ap

Brandenburg: FC Energie Cottbus – FSV 63 Luckenwalde 4:1

Bremen: FC Oberneuland – SG Aumund-Vegesack 4:1 iE

Hamburg: TSV Sasel – FC Teutonia 05 Ottensen 0:1

Saxony-Anhalt: Unit Wernigerode – Hallescher F.C. 0:1

Schleswig-Holstein: SC Weiche Flensburg 08 – VfB Lubeck 1:2

Thuringia: FC Carl Zeiss Jena – FSV Wacker Nordhausen 4-2

2:15 p.m.:

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: FSV Ueckermünde unit – FC Rostock 1895 2:5

Middle Rhine: 1. FC Düren – FC Viktoria Köln 0:2

Lower Saxony: SV Atlas Delmenhorst – VfL Osnabruck 1:2

Rhineland: TuS Immendorf – FC Rot-Weiss Koblenz 0:1

South Baden: FC 08 Villingen – SV Oberachern 0:3

South West: VfR Wormatia Worms – TSV Schott Mainz

Westphalia: SpVgg Erkenschwick – FC Gutersloh 3:4 i.e.

4:15 p.m.:

Lower Rhine: Rot-Weiss Essen – Rot-Weiss Oberhausen

Saarland: 1. FC Saarbrücken – SV 07 Elversberg

Saxony: Chemnitzer FC – 1. FC Lokomotiv Leipzig

Württemberg: Stuttgarter Kickers – TSG Balingen

4:45 p.m.:

Hesse: FSV Frankfurt – TSV Steinbach Haiger

Bavaria: FV Illertissen – FC Ingolstadt 04

Last day for amateurs: Some DFB tickets have already been allocated

The special thing about this year: since VfL Osnabrück, 1. FC Saarbrücken and SV Elversberg have already secured their participation in the DFB Cup by finishing in the 3rd division, two state association tickets have already been awarded. In Lower Saxony, the beneficiary is Atlas Delmenhorst. In Saarland on May 30 there was a decisive match between the defeated semi-finalists, in which FC 08 Homburg won 4-1 against SV Auersmacher.


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Tickets for the other three participants from Bavaria, Lower Saxony and Westphalia have also already been booked. In Bavaria, regional league champions SpVgg Unterhaching qualified for the DFB Cup. In Westphalia, the best Westphalian team in the West Regional League, i.e. the champions Preußen Münster, can also participate in the first round. In Lower Saxony, the place goes to the winner of the state cup for amateurs (5th league and lower). On May 29, TuS Bersenbrück clearly won the final 3-0 against SC Spelle-Venhaus.

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Author: Jacqueline MANNESSIER