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1948 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
The Müngersdorfer Stadion in Cologne hosted the final
Dates18 July – 8 August
Champions1. FC Nürnberg
7th German title
Runners-up1. FC Kaiserslautern
Matches played6
Goals scored30 (5 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Werner Baßler
Fritz Machate
Heinrich Schaffer
Ottmar Walter
(3 goals each)

The 1948 German football championship, the 38th edition of the competition, was the culmination of the 1947–48 football season in Allied-occupied Germany. 1. FC Nürnberg were crowned champions for the seventh time after one-leg knock-out tournament. It was the first time the championship had been played since 1944. It was Nürnberg's tenth appearance in the final. For the losing finalists 1. FC Kaiserslautern, it was the first appearance in the final since the establishment of a national championship in 1903.[1][2]

Eight teams were to take part in the final stage which was played in a one-leg knock-out tournament, the vice-champions and champions of the British, American and French occupation zones, the champion of the Soviet occupation zone and the Berlin champion. In the end, SG Planitz were not allowed to travel to Stuttgart to play their quarter final against eventual champions Nürnberg.

The 1948 championship is unique as it is the only one of the German championships where no trophy was awarded. The pre-Second World War trophy, the Viktoria had disappeared during the final stages of the war and would not resurface until after the German reunification, while the new trophy, the Meisterschale, would only be ready for the following season.[3][4]

1948 German football championship Intro articles: 1

Qualified teams

The qualified teams through the 1947–48 Oberliga and Ostzonenmeisterschaft seasons:

Club Qualified from
Hamburger SV 1948 British occupation zone champions
FC St. Pauli 1948 British occupation zone runners-up
SG Planitz 1948 Soviet occupation zone champions
SG Oberschöneweide 1948 Berlin champions
1. FC Kaiserslautern 1948 French occupation zone champions
TuS Neuendorf 1948 French occupation zone runners-up
1. FC Nürnberg 1948 American occupation zone champions
TSV 1860 Munich 1948 American occupation zone runners-up

1948 German football championship Qualified teams articles: 8



TuS Neuendorf2 – 1Hamburger SV
Miltz  67'74' Adamkiewicz  53'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Schmetzer (Mannheim)

1. FC Kaiserslautern5 – 1
(1 – 0)
TSV 1860 Munich
Christmann  32'70'
O. Walter  64'
Baßler  83'85' (pen.)
Thanner  62'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Raspel (Düsseldorf)

SG Oberschöneweide0 – 7
(0 – 4)
FC St. Pauli
Michael  3'
Machate  8'61'
Schaffer  33'43'86'
Lehmann  59'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Huhn (Schwaan)


1. FC Nürnberg3 – 2 (a.e.t.)FC St. Pauli
Hagen  31'
Winterstein  33'
Pöschl  94'
Lehmann  56'
Machate  82'
Rhein-Neckar-Stadion, Mannheim
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Glöckner (Pirmasens)

1. FC Kaiserslautern5 – 1
(2 – 0)
TuS Neuendorf
F. Walter  22'
Grewenig  44'
Baßler  53'
O. Walter  83'85'
Warth  86'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Strobel (Schwabach)


1. FC Nürnberg2 – 11. FC Kaiserslautern
Winterstein  10'
Pöschl  25'
Übelein  62' (o.g.)
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Burmeister (Hamburg)
1. FC Nürnberg
  Eduard Schaffer
  Hans Übelein
  Adolf Knoll
  Gerhard Bergner
  Georg Kennemann
  Robert Gebhardt
  Helmut Herbolsheimer
  Max Morlock
  Hans Pöschl
  Konrad Winterstein
  Georg Hagen
Alwin Riemke
1. FC Kaiserslautern
  Willi Hölz
  Rudolf Huppert
  Werner Kohlmeyer
  Ernst Liebrich
  Werner Liebrich
  Heinz Klee
  Günther Grewenig
  Fritz Walter
  Ottmar Walter
  Werner Baßler
  Hans Christmann


  1. ^ (West) Germany -List of champions rsssf.com, accessed: 22 December 2015
  2. ^ 1. FC Nürnberg » Steckbrief (in German) Weltfussball.de – 1. FC Nürnberg honours, accessed: 22 December 2015
  3. ^ Die "Viktoria" (in German) DFB website – The "Viktoria", accessed: 30 December 2015
  4. ^ Meisterschale (in German) DFB website, accessed: 30 December 2015


  • kicker Allmanach 1990, by kicker, page 164 & 177 - German championship

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