1997 DFB-Pokal Final

1997 DFB-Pokal Final
German Cup Final

Match programme cover
Event 1996–97 DFB-Pokal
Date 14 June 1997 (1997-06-14)
Venue Olympiastadion, Berlin
Referee Edgar Steinborn (Sinzig)
Attendance 76,400

The 1997 DFB-Pokal Final decided the winner of the 1996–97 DFB-Pokal, the 54th season of Germany's premier knockout football cup competition. It was played on 14 June 1997 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.[1] VfB Stuttgart won the match 2–0 against third-division Energie Cottbus to claim their third cup title.

Route to the final

The DFB-Pokal is 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).

VfB Stuttgart Round Energie Cottbus
Opponent Result 1996–97 DFB-Pokal Opponent Result
Fortuna Köln (H) 0–0 (a.e.t.) (4–1 p) Round 1 Stuttgarter Kickers (H) 1–0 (a.e.t.)
Hertha BSC (A) 1–1 (a.e.t.) (5–4 p) Round 2 VfL Wolfsburg (H) 1–0
FSV Zwickau (H) 2–0 Round of 16 MSV Duisburg (H) 2–2 (a.e.t.) (5–4 p)
SC Freiburg (A) 0–0 (a.e.t.) (4–2 p) Quarter-finals FC St. Pauli (H) 0–0 (a.e.t.) (5–4 p)
Hamburger SV (H) 2–1 Semi-finals Karlsruher SC (H) 3–0



14 June 1997 (1997-06-14)
19:00 CEST
VfB Stuttgart 2–0 Energie Cottbus
Élber  18', 52' Report
Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 76,400
Referee: Edgar Steinborn (Sinzig)
VfB Stuttgart
Energie Cottbus
GK 1 Austria Franz Wohlfahrt
SW 5 Netherlands Frank Verlaat
CB 8 Germany Marco Haber
CB 4 Germany Thomas Berthold
RWB7 Germany Matthias Hagner  70'
LWB3 Germany Thorsten Legat
CM 20Croatia Zvonimir Soldo
CM 16Germany Gerhard Poschner
AM 10Bulgaria Krasimir Balakov
CF 9 Brazil Giovane Élber  89'
CF 11Germany Fredi Bobic  81'
GK 25Germany Marc Ziegler
DF 14Germany Thomas Schneider  70'
MF 12Germany Danny Schwarz  89'
MF 21Switzerland Sébastien Fournier
MF 22Germany Andreas Buck
FW 15Poland Radosław Gilewicz  81'
FW 35Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sreto Ristić
Germany Joachim Löw
GK 1 Germany Kay Wehner
SW 3 Germany Thomas Hoßmang
CB 4 Germany Sven Benken
CB 5 Germany Jens Melzig
RWB7 Germany Ingo Schneider  65'
LWB14Germany Jörg Woltmann  81'
DM 21Germany Willi Kronhardt
CM 8 Germany Jens-Uwe Zöphel
CM 6 Germany Detlef Irrgang
CF 17Germany Frank Seifert  65'
CF 9 Germany Toralf Konetzke
GK 31Germany Edmund Rottler
DF 23Germany Kay Wenschlag
MF 12Bosnia and Herzegovina Igor Lazić  65'
MF 15Germany Michael Hennig
MF 16Germany Lars Mebus
MF 24France Moses Enguelle  81'
FW 11Germany Matthias Zimmerling  65'
Germany Eduard Geyer


  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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