1996 DFB-Pokal Final

1996 DFB-Pokal Final
German Cup Final

Match programme cover
Event 1995–96 DFB-Pokal
Date 25 May 1996 (1996-05-25)
Venue Olympiastadion, Berlin
Referee Hellmut Krug (Gelsenkirchen)
Attendance 75,800

The 1996 DFB-Pokal Final decided the winner of the 1995–96 DFB-Pokal, the 53rd season of Germany's premier knockout football cup competition. It was played on 25 May 1996 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.[1] 1. FC Kaiserslautern won the match 1–0 against Karlsruher SC to claim their second cup title.

Route to the final

The DFB-Pokal was a sixty-four team single-elimination knockout cup competition. There are a total of five rounds leading up to the final. Teams are drawn against each other in pots, and the winner after 90 minutes advances. If still tied, extra time, and if necessary penalties are used to determine the winner.[2]

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Karlsruher SC Round 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Opponent Result 1995–96 DFB-Pokal Opponent Result
Tennis Borussia Berlin (A) 2–1 Round 1 Fortuna Köln (A) 4–3 (a.e.t.)
Sachsen Leipzig (A) 2–0 Round 2 SG Wattenscheid (H) 3–0
SpVgg Unterhaching (A) 3–2 Round of 16 Schalke 04 (H) 1–0
Borussia Dortmund (A) 3–1 Quarter-finals FC Homburg (A) 4–3
Fortuna Düsseldorf (H) 2–0 Semi-finals Bayer Leverkusen (H) 1–0



25 May 1996 (1996-05-25)
19:00 CEST
Karlsruher SC 0–1 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Report Wagner  42'
Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 75,800
Referee: Hellmut Krug (Gelsenkirchen)
Karlsruher SC
1. FC Kaiserslautern
GK 1 Germany Claus Reitmaier
SW 16Germany Jens Nowotny
CB 7 Germany Dirk Schuster
CB 6 Germany Thomas Ritter  82'
RWB2 Germany Gunther Metz  73'
LWB21Germany Michael Tarnat
CM 5 Germany Manfred Bender
CM 8 Germany Thorsten Fink
AM 10Germany Thomas Häßler (c)
CF 9 Switzerland Adrian Knup
CF 12Germany Sean Dundee
GK 22Germany Thomas Walter
DF 4 Germany Michael Wittwer
DF 19Germany Raphael Krauss
MF 14Germany Eberhard Carl  82'
FW 18Germany Edgar Schmitt  73'
Germany Winfried Schäfer
GK 1 Germany Andreas Reinke
SW 5 Czech Republic Miroslav Kadlec
CB 20Germany Oliver Schäfer
CB 24Germany Harry Koch
RWB2 Germany Frank Greiner
LWB8 Germany Martin Wagner
DM 4 Germany Axel Roos  82'
CM 15Germany Thomas Hengen
CM 6 Germany Andreas Brehme (c) Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 72'
CF 9 Czech Republic Pavel Kuka  87'
CF 11Germany Olaf Marschall  75'
GK 22Germany Gerald Ehrmann
DF 13Germany Roger Lutz  75'
MF 7 Germany Uwe Wegmann  82'
MF 10Germany Claus-Dieter Wollitz  87'
FW 18Germany Jürgen Rische
Germany Eckhard Krautzun


  1. "Alle DFB-Pokalsieger" [All DFB-Pokal winners]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  2. "Modus" [Mode]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
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