2011–12 DFB-Pokal

The DFB Pokal 2011/12 was the 69th edition of the football cup competition of Lords. The finale was, as usual, held in the Berlin Olympic Stadium since 1985. Winner of the final was Borussia Dortmund, which had already won the German Championship, thus becoming double winners for the first time.

Holders FC Schalke 04 was eliminated in the second round against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

The DFB Cup winner would have received as in previous years start right in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League 2012/13. However, since both Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Munich qualified in the Bundesliga for the UEFA Champions League, the Bundesliga Fifth Bayer 04 Leverkusen direct qualification for the group stage of the Europa League, the Bundesliga Seventh Hannover 96 whose launch was chartered in Europa League qualification.

Participating teams

For the first round the following 64 teams were qualified:

  • Baden
  • Bavaria
  • Berlin
  • Brandenburg
  • Hamburg
  • Hesse
  • Mecklenburg -Western Pomerania
  • Middle Rhine
  • Lower Rhine
  • Lower Saxony
  • Rhineland
  • Saarland
  • Saxony
  • Saxony-Anhalt
  • Schleswig-Holstein
  • Südbaden
  • Southwest
  • Thuringia
  • Westphalia
  • Württemberg


The draw for the first main round took place on 11 June, 2011 ( 18:00 clock ) live on ARD Sportschau instead, the 64 teams were set to draw in two pots: In amateur pot all the teams were included, the

  • Qualified through the national trophies for the DFB Cup have (24)
  • In the 2010/11 season in the 2nd Bundesliga, the last four places went to ( 4)
  • In the 2010/11 season in the 3rd Liga, the first four places went to ( 4)

Each of these teams was randomly assigned team from the professional pot in which all teams in the Bundesliga and the 14 highest ranked teams in the 2nd Bundesliga season 2010/11 were included. The venue where the teams enjoy the amateur pot.

In the 2nd round is also drawn from an amateur and a professional pot. Here, then, all teams in the 2nd Bundesliga are but as professional teams. Again, enjoy the amateur teams home advantage. If one of the pots are exhausted, is achieved from the remaining pot to an end; this always gets the first geloste in a pairing team home advantage.

From the second round is only drawn from a pot. Home Law enjoys a amateur team when they play against a professional team, otherwise the first geloste in a pairing team.


According to the framework of the busy schedule of the DFB Rounds were held on the following dates:


The respective top team had home advantage.

1 win after extra time 2 victory on penalties

1 Main Round

The draw was held at the sports show on 11 June 2011. This national team Célia Heynckes moved will die for the July 29-August 1 2011, the following matches:

1 The match took place in Lübeck in Lohmühle Stadium. 2 The match took place in Hamburg in High air stadium. 3 The game took place in Cologne at the Sportpark Berg height. 4 The match took place in Freiburg im bathing Nova Stadium. 5 The match took place in Homburg in the forest Stadium. 6 The match took place in Gütersloh in Heidewaldstadion.

2 Main Round

The draw took place on August 6, 2011 as part of the broadcast Saturday LIVE! on Sky instead, the games were played on 25 and 26 October 2011. The model Sara Nuru resolved while following matches:

Second round

The draw by Nationalmannschaftskapitänin Nadine Angerer took place on 30 October 2011 and was broadcast live as part of the ZDF sports reportage. It was played on 20 and 21 December 2011.


The draw by national player Melanie Behringer was broadcast live following the encounters of the second round as part of the ARD sports show. It was played on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 February 2012. Cup for the first time in history there was in the quarterfinals only the Away Games.


The draw took place in the context of the current gyms ZDF on 11 February 2012. The games were held on Tuesday, 20, and on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The German football national team player Kim Kulig and the goalkeeper coach of the German national team, Andreas Kopke, resolved the following matches:


The final was played on 12 May 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin between the German champion and the record champions FC Bayern Munich. In the 5-2 win in Dortmund Robert Lewandowski succeeded, as Uwe Seeler in the 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in 1963 and Roland Wohlfarth in a 5-2 victory over VfB Stuttgart in 1986 to score three goals in the final.

Winning team

(in brackets the matches and goals are specified)

Top scorers

Below, the top scorer of the DFB Cup 2011/12 are listed. The list is sorted according to their number of hits, with the same number of goals alphabetically.

See also: List of scorers of the DFB Cup