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South West Cup
South West Cup
Map of Germany: Position of Rheinland-Pfalz highlighted
Founded1973
RegionRhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Qualifier forDFB-Pokal
Current champions1. FC Kaiserslautern (2018-19)
1. FSV Mainz 05 (8 titles)

The South West Cup (German: Südwestpokal) is one of the 21 regional cup competitions of German football. The winner of the competition gains entry to the first round of the German Cup. It is limited to clubs from the Rheinhessen-Pfalz region of Rhineland-Palatinate, however, teams from the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga are not permitted to compete. It is one of two cup competitions in the state, the other being the Rhineland Cup, which covers roughly the northern half of the state.

The competition is sponsored by the Bitburger brewery and carries the name Bitburger-Verbandspokal. It is operated by the South West German Football Association, the SWFV.

History

The Cup was established in 1973. The South West Cup is played annually.

From 1974 onwards, the winner of the South West Cup qualified for the first round of the German Cup.[1]

Since the establishment of the 3. Liga in 2008, reserve teams can not take part in the German Cup anymore, but are permitted to play in the regional competitions. For the 2007-08 cup winner, 1. FC Kaiserslautern II, this meant, the runners-up, SV Niederauerbach, was qualified instead for the 2008-09 DFB-Pokal.

Modus

Clubs from fully professional leagues are not permitted to enter the competition, meaning, no teams from the Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga can compete.

All clubs from the South West playing in the 3. Liga (III), Regionalliga West (IV), Oberliga Südwest (V), Verbandsliga Südwest (VI) and the two Landesligas (VII) gain direct entry to the first round. Additionally, all clubs that have reached the quarter finals of the two Bezirkspokale, the two regional cup competitions staged for teams below the'Landesligas, also enter the competition. In 2007, for example, 129 clubs took part.[2] The lower classed team always receives home advantage, except in the final, which is played on neutral ground.

Cup finals

Held annually at the end of season, these were the cup finals since 1974:

Season Location Winner Finalist Result Attendance
1973-74 FC Rodalben
1974-75 ASV Landau
1975-76 VfR Wormatia Worms
1976-77 SG Eintracht Bad Kreuznach
1977-78 SG Eintracht Bad Kreuznach
1978-79 1. FC Kaiserslautern II
1979-80 1. FSV Mainz 05
1980-81 BFV Hassia Bingen
1981-82 1. FSV Mainz 05
1982-83 BFV Hassia Bingen
1983-84 SV Südwest Ludwigshafen
1984-85 SC Birkenfeld
1985-86 1. FSV Mainz 05
1986-87 SV Südwest Ludwigshafen
1987-88 VfR Wormatia Worms
1988-89 TSG Pfeddersheim
1989-90 SV Südwest Ludwigshafen
1990-91 SV Viktoria Herxheim
1991-92 VfR Wormatia Worms
1992-93 TSG Pfeddersheim
1993-94 SV Edenkoben
1994-95 TSG Pfeddersheim
1995-96 TSG Pfeddersheim
1996-97 29 May 1997 1. FC Kaiserslautern II SV Viktoria Herxheim 2-1
1997-98 SC Idar-Oberstein
1998-99 FK 03 Pirmasens
1999-2000 Neustadt, 7 June 2000 TSG Pfeddersheim 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 2-2 (4-2 pen) 400
2000-01 Bad Kreuznach, 7 June 2001 1. FSV Mainz 05 II VfR Grünstadt 1-0 400
2001-02 Alzey, 30 May 2002 1. FSV Mainz 05 II 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 3-0 1,500
2002-03 Worms, 3 June 2003 1. FSV Mainz 05 II 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 1-0 800
2003-04 Ludwigshafen, 3 June 2004 1. FSV Mainz 05 II SC Hauenstein 3-1 500
2004-05 Grünstadt, 25 May 2005 1. FSV Mainz 05 II SC Hauenstein 2-0
2005-06 Alzey, 24 May 2006 FK 03 Pirmasens FSV Mainz 05 II 2-1 1,150
2006-07 Ludwigshafen, 1 May 2007 VfR Wormatia Worms 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 1-0 3,700
2007-08 21 May 2008 1. FC Kaiserslautern II SV Niederauerbach 2-1
2008-09 19 May 2009 VfR Wormatia Worms FSV Oggersheim 5-1
2009-10 Offenbach, 26 May 2010 FK Pirmasens FV Dudenhofen 3-0
2010-11 31 May 2011 SVN Zweibrücken SC Idar-Oberstein 2-1 pen
2011-12 Idar-Oberstein, 22 May 2012 VfR Wormatia Worms FK Pirmasens 4-1
2012-13 Bobenheim-Roxheim, 29 May 2013 TSG Pfeddersheim Arminia Ludwigshafen 4-3 pen
2013-14 Mehlingen, 14 May 2014 Alemannia Waldalgesheim SVN Zweibrücken 1-0 1,005
2014-15 Offenbach, 13 May 2015 FK Pirmasens FV Dudenhofen 1-0 2,500
2015-16 Römerberg, 28 May 2016 SC Hauenstein TSV Schott Mainz 2-1 (aet) 1,002
2016-17 Pirmasens, 25 May 2017 SV Morlautern Wormatia Worms 2-1 2,410
2017-18 Worms, 21 May 2018 Wormatia Worms Alemannia Waldalgesheim 3-1 (a.e.t.) 3,393
2018-19 Pirmasens, 25 May 2019 1. FC Kaiserslautern Wormatia Worms 3-1 7,343
  • Winners in bold

Winners

Listed in order of wins, the Cup winners are:

References

  1. ^ "DFB Cup Men - Mode". DFB. Retrieved 2009.
  2. ^ Deutschlands Fußball in Zahlen - Die Saison 2006-07 (in German). DSFS. 2007. p. 280.

Sources

  • Deutschlands Fußball in Zahlen, (in German) An annual publication with tables and results from the Bundesliga to Verbandsliga/Landesliga, publisher: DSFS

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