2012–13 DFB-Pokal

The DFB Pokal 2012/13 was the 70th edition of the football cup competition of Lords. The finale was held on June 1, 2013, and was, as usual, be held in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin since 1985.

With the total of 16, winning the DFB Cup FC Bayern Munich secured for the first time, the " Triple" from Cup, Champions League and Cup victory.

FC Bayern München already qualified on the Bundesliga for the UEFA Champions League 2013/14. Therefore, the VfB Stuttgart qualified as inferior Cup finalist for the UEFA Europa League 2013 /14, there must, however, start in the third qualifying round. The Sixth Bundesliga Eintracht Frankfurt advance to the play-off round of the Bundesliga Fifth SC Freiburg in the group stage.

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


For the draw of the first main round on 23 June 2012, the 64 teams were placed in two equal-sized pots: In amateur pot all the teams were included, the

  • Qualified through the national trophies for the DFB Cup have (24)
  • In the 2011/12 season in the 2nd Bundesliga, the last four places went to ( 4)
  • In the 2011/12 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 2011/12 were included. The venue where the teams enjoy the amateur pot.

The draw of the games of the second round was held on 25 August 2012. In the draw for the second 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.


The rounds were held on the following dates:

1 Main Round

The draw for the first main round took place in the sports show on 23 June 2012. The national team Viola Odebrecht moved to Gdansk for the following 17 to 20 August 2012 fixtures (in brackets the league level is specified, in which the club plays ):

2 Main Round

The second main round was held on 30 and 31 October 2012. The encounters were LIVE on the show Saturday August 25! drawn. Actress Sophia Thomalla moved here following games:

Second round

The second round was held on 18 and 19 December 2012. The draw of the encounters took place on November 4, 2012 in the sports show of DFB sporting director Robin Dutt and Saskia Bartusiak national team. The following matches were found for the knockout stages:


The quarter-finals were held on 26 and 27 February 2013. The following meetings were drawn on 19 December 2012 as part of Sport review of former national player Olaf Thon:


The semi-finals were held on 16 and 17 April 2013. The lots were drawn under the supervision of the goalkeeper coach Andreas Koepke by former Formula 1 driver Timo Glock on March 3.


The finale was held on June 1, 2013 at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

Winning team

(in brackets the matches and goals are specified)

  • Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer ( 5 / -) Tom Strong (1 / -)
  • Defense: David Alaba ( 4 / -), Holger Badstuber ( 1 / -), Jerome Boateng (4 / -), Emre Can ( 2 / -), Diego Contento (2 / -), Dante (3 / - ), Philipp Lahm ( 5 / -); Rafinha ( 2 / -); Daniel Van Buyten (4 / -), Mitchell Weiser (1 / -)
  • Attack: Mario Gomez (4/ 6); Mario Mandzukic (5/3 ); Claudio Pizarro ( 2/3)
  • Coach: Jupp Heynckes

Top scorers

Below, the top scorer of the DFB Cup 2012/13 are listed. The list is sorted according to their number of hits, with the same number of goals alphabetically.

TV and advertising money

The DFB is charged to each participating club from a bonus, the amount increases to the finals to 1.5 million euros. These sums are respectively the income from ticket sales, catering, sponsorship contracts and perimeter advertising, which were in the second round at up to 400,000 euros.