1997 DFB-Pokal Final
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. 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.
Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).