DFB-Pokal

Publication date: 01 Sep 2022

About the DFB-Pokal

The DFB-Pokal is an annual competition for German football clubs, run by the German Football Association (DFB). There are 64 teams taking part in the cup. It is the second most important national football competition after the German Bundesliga. The total prize money of the DFB-Pokal is more than 38 million euros.

Official DFB website

2022/2023 DFB-Pokal

The 80th season of the German Football Cup starts on 29 July 2022. The final will take place on 3 June 2023 in Olympiastadion (Berlin) with a capacity of almost 75,000 spectators.

Matches of the DFB-Pokal will be held on:

  • 29 July to 1 August and 30-31 August 2022 for the First Round;
  • 18-19 October 2022 for the Second Round;
  • 31 January to 1 February and 7-8 February 2023 for the 1/8 finals;
  • 4-5 April 2023 for the quarter-finals;
  • 2-3 May 2023 for the 1/2 finals;
  • 3 June 2023 for the final match.

History of the DFB-Pokal

The first DFB-Pokal took place in 1935 when it was called the Tschammer-Pokal.

Since 1982, the format has changed to a single round of 90 minutes. If no winner is found in that time, extra time is played followed by a penalty shoot-out.

Since 1985, the final game of the tournament has been played in Berlin’s Olympiastadion.

Germany’s most decorated club is Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich is also one of the most awarded clubs in the world.

Previous DFB-Pokal results

The year Venue Results
2021/2022 Germany RB Leipzig (1:1, 4:2 shoot-out.) SC Freiburg
2020/2021 Germany Borussia Dortmund (4:1) RB Leipzig
2019/2020 Germany FC Bayern Munich (4:2) Bayer 04 Leverkusen

2023/2024 DFB-Pokal

The dates and venues for the next DFB-Pokal season are still being finalized.

Keep an eye on the dates of football tournaments and other events in our Sports Events Calendar.

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