The fdgb Cup was in East Germany, the national cup competition in football. He celebrated its premiere in 1949 and was - as in other sports - German unit of the union Free Trade Union Confederation ( fdgb ) advertised as a challenge cup. After the reunification of the last edition was carried out in 1991 under the name NOFV Cup.

Competition mode and history

The teams from the top two leagues in the GDR Oberliga league and were set automatically; other teams qualified via the cup competitions in the GDR districts. Until the mid- 1980s (60 in five seasons ) was due to the high number of league teams a large field of competitors. By 1975, there were no fixed Endspielort, then the finale took until 1989 always held in the Berlin stadium in the world youth. In the 1970s and 1980s, the final visited each 30000-55000 spectators from across the GDR. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the public interest declined noticeably, which was reflected in the last two finals in 1990 and 1991, each with 5,750 or 4,800 visitors.

The fdgb Cup winner was eligible for the European Cup Winners' Cup the following season. Could the Cup Winners' Cup and the championship for choose (double), and the runners took his place. A total of three East German teams reached the European Cup winners the final: The 1st FC Magdeburg FC Carl Zeiss Jena and 1.FC Leipzig locomotive. While Jena (1981) and Leipzig ( 1987) lost their final appearances, the first FC Magdeburg could simultaneously celebrate with his victory in 1974, one European Cup winning an East German football team.

Record fdgb Cup winner with seven Cup winning are 1 FC Magdeburg, who did not say a cup final, and the SG Dynamo Dresden, at the same time most frequently stood with 11 appearances in the final. Hansa Rostock in 1991, was the last fdgb Cup winners.

The cups

The fdgb Cup became the property of the Club or the community, either three times in a row won it or was able to celebrate his fifth Cup victory.

  • Fdgb Cup No. 1 (1949-1973) remain unclear
  • Fdgb Cup No. 2 (1974-1978) won the 1st FC Magdeburg to his Cup victories of 1964, 1965, 1969, 1973 and 1978
  • Fdgb Cup No. 3 (1979-1985) won the SG Dynamo Dresden after their Cup victories from 1952 (still as "VP Dresden " ), 1971, 1977, 1982 and 1984
  • Fdgb Cup No. 4 (1986-1987) won the 1st FC Lok Leipzig to his Cup victories in 1957, 1976, 1981, 1986 and 1987
  • Fdgb Cup No. 5 (1988-1991) remain unclear
  • Cup variants

The first FC Magdeburg in 1978 with the second variant Cup

FC Carl Zeiss Jena in 1980 with the third variant Cup

The first FC Locomotive Leipzig in 1986 with the fourth variant Cup

The BFC Dynamo in 1989 with the last variant Cup


  • Record winner: Dynamo Dresden and FC Magdeburg 1 ( seven items)
  • Record Finalist: Dynamo Dresden ( eleven times )
  • Most Final Defeats: BFC Dynamo ( six times )
  • Highest number of spectators: 55,000 (each 1975 and 1977 in the stadium in the world youth)
  • Lowest number of spectators: 4800 (1991 at the Friedrich- Ludwig -Jahn -Sportpark )
  • Coach with the most titles: Heinz Krügel and Hans Meyer ( three times each )

Fdgb Cup final results 1949-1991