1930 German football championship

1930 German championship
Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft
Victoria Schalke-Museum.jpg
Replica of the Viktoria trophy
Dates18 May – 22 June
ChampionsHertha BSC
1st German title
Runners-upHolstein Kiel
Matches played16
Goals scored102 (6.38 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Josef Schmitt (7 goals)

The 1930 German football championship, the 23rd ion of the competition, was won by Hertha BSC, defeating Holstein Kiel 5–4 in the final.[1]

For Hertha it was the fifth consecutive final the club played in and the first championship the club won, having lost all four previous finals. Hertha would go on to win the 1931 final as well and thereby become only the second club, after 1. FC Nürnberg, to defend its title. For Holstein Kiel it was the third and last appearance in the final, having lost the 1910 one and won two years later in 1912, both against Karlsruher FV.[2][3]

The final itself equaled the then-record of goals scored, nine, set in 1903. Hertha fell behind twice in the game, 0–2 and 2–3, before Hans Ruch scored the winning ninth goal of the game in the 87th minute.[4]

1. FC Nürnberg's Josef Schmitt was the top scorer of the 1930 championship with seven goals.[5]

Sixteen club qualified for the knock-out competition, two from each of the regional federations plus an additional third club from the South and West. In all cases the regional champions qualified and almost all of the runners-up, except in Central Germany where the second spot went to the regional cup winner. In the West the third spot went to the third placed team of the championship while, in the South, the third spot was determined in a separate qualifying competition for runners-up and third placed teams.[1]

Qualified teams[]

The teams qualified through the regional championships:[1]

Club Qualified as
VfB Königsberg Baltic champions
Titania Stettin Baltic runners-up
Beuthener SuSV 09 South Eastern German champions
Sportfreunde Breslau South Eastern German runners-up
Hertha BSC Brandenburg champion
Tennis Borussia Berlin Brandenburg runners-up
Dresdner SC Central German champions
VfB Leipzig Central German cup winner
Holstein Kiel Northern German champions
Arminia Hannover Northern German runners-up
Schalke 04 Western German champions
VfL 06 Benrath Western German runners-up
SpVgg Sülz 07 Western German third placed team
Eintracht Frankfurt Southern German champions
SpVgg Fürth Southern German runners-up
1. FC Nürnberg Southern German additional qualifier


Round of 16[]

The round of 16, played on 18 May 1930:[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Dresdner SC 8–1 VfB Königsberg
Eintracht Frankfurt 1–0 VfL 06 Benrath
Schalke 04 6–2 SV Arminia Hannover
Hertha BSC 3–2 Beuthen 09
Holstein Kiel 4–3 VfB Leipzig
Sportfreunde Breslau 0–7 1. FC Nürnberg
SpVgg Fürth 4–1 Tennis Borussia Berlin
Titania Stettin 2–4 SpVgg Köln/Sülz 07


The quarter-finals, played on 1 June 1930, with the replay held on 9 June:[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Dresdner SC 5–4 SpVgg Fürth
1. FC Nürnberg 6–2 Schalke 04
Holstein Kiel 4–2 Eintracht Frankfurt
SpVgg Köln/Sülz 07 1–1 Hertha BSC


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Hertha BSC 8–1 SpVgg Köln/Sülz 07


The semi-finals, played on 15 June 1930:[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Hertha BSC 6–3 1. FC Nürnberg
Holstein Kiel 2–0 Dresdner SC


The final, played on 22 June 1930:[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Hertha BSC 5–4 Holstein Kiel


  1. ^ a b c "German championship 1930". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  2. ^ "(West) Germany -List of champions". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Hertha BSC » Steckbrief" [Hertha BSC honours]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1929/1930 » Finale » Hertha BSC - Holstein Kiel 5:4" [German championship 1929–30: Final]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Deutsche Meisterschaft » Torschützenkönige" [German championship: Top goal scorer]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d "Deutsche Meisterschaft 1929/1930 » Spielplan" [German championship 1929–30]. Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 6 January 2016.


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