Venue:Olympiastadion, Berlin
Dates:7 august 2015 – 21 may 2016
Num Teams:64
Champions:Bayern Munich
Runner-Up:Borussia Dortmund
Continentalcup1:Europa League
Continentalcup1 Qualifiers:Mainz 05
Extra Information:Goals scored an penalty shoot-outs not included.

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The 2015–16 DFB-Pokal was ns 73rd season of the yearly German soccer cup competition. Sixty-four teams participated bei the competition, including all groups from the previous year"s Bundesliga und the 2. Bundesliga. It began on 7 august 2015 through the erste of sechs rounds and ended top top 21 might 2016 with ns final at ns Olympiastadion in Berlin, a nominally neutral venue, which has actually hosted the final since 1985.<1> die DFB-Pokal zu sein considered ns second-most crucial club title an German football after ns Bundesliga championship. Die DFB-Pokal is run von the German Football association (DFB).

The defending champions to be Bundesliga next VfL Wolfsburg, after lock beat Borussia dortmund 3–1 in the previous last on 30 may 2015.<2> They to be knocked out von the competition in the 2nd round über record title-holders bayerisch Munich, shedding 1–3.<3> the Bavarians ultimately progressed to ns final wherein it defeated Borussia dortmund 4–3 ~ above penalties, as die match perfect 0–0 ~ extra time, zu win their eighteenth title, and third bei four years.<4>

The winner of the DFB-Pokal earns automatically qualification to ns 2016–17 UEFA europa League gruppe stages. However, as bayerisch Munich currently qualified zum the UEFA champions League durch their league position, Mainz 05, ns sixth placed team in the 2015–16 Bundesliga took this europa League place, and Mainz"s europa League der dritte tag qualifying ring spot went to Hertha BSC. As bayerisch Munich won the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal, completing a double, Borussia Dortmund, die runners-up von the Bundesliga will host the 2016 DFL-Supercup.

Participating clubs

The adhering to 64 teams qualified zum the competition:<5>

Bundesligathe 18 teams of the 2014–15 season2. Bundesligathe 18 teams von the 2014–15 season3. Ligathe top 4 teams of the 2014–15 season
Representatives of the local associations24 representatives des 21 local associations of the DFB, standard (in general) through die 2014–15 Verbandspokal

FC Nöttingen


SpVgg Unterhaching

Würzburger Kickers


BFC Dynamo


Energie Cottbus


Bremer SV


HSV Barmbek-Uhlenhorst


Hessen Kassel

Lower Rhine

Rot-Weiss Essen

Lower Saxony

VfL Osnabrück

SV Meppen


Hansa Rostock

Middle Rhine

Viktoria Köln


FSV Salmrohr


SV Elversberg


Chemnitzer FC


Hallescher FC


VfB Lübeck

South Baden

Bahlinger SC


FK Pirmasens


Carl Zeiss Jena


Sportfreunde Lotte

TuS Erndtebrück


SSV Reutlingen




The DFB-Pokal began with a round des 64 teams. The 36 teams von the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga, along with the top 4 finishers of the 3. Liga were instantly qualified zum the tournament. Of the remaining slots, 21 were provided to the cup winners von the regional football associations, die Verbandspokal. The 3 continuing to be slots were offered to die three regional associations with ns most men"s teams, which at die rime were Bavaria, reduced Saxony, und Westphalia. The runner-up des the cup weil das Lower Saxony was given the slot. Die best amateur team des the Regionalliga Bayern and Oberliga Westfalen to be given the slot zum Bavaria and Westphalia, respectively. As every mannschaft was entitled kommen sie participate an local tournaments i beg your pardon qualified zum the association cups, every mannschaft could in principle compete bei the DFB-Pokal. Reserve teams were notfall permitted to enter. No 2 teams von the same association or corporation could participate an the DFB-Pokal.<6>


The draws zum the different rounds were performed as following:<6>

For the zuerst round, the participating teams were break-up into two pots of 32 groups each. The erste pot included all teams which had actually qualified v their local cup competitions, die best four teams von the 3. Liga, and the bottom four teams of the 2. Bundesliga. Every mannschaft from this pot was drawn zu a mannschaft from ns second pot, which had all remaining experienced teams (all the teams des the Bundesliga und the staying fourteen 2. Bundesliga teams). The teams native the zuerst pot were set as die home team bei the process.

The two-pot scenario so applied zum the 2nd round, with ns remaining 3. Allianz and/or amateur team(s) in the zuerst pot und the staying Bundesliga und 2. Bundesliga teams bei the other pot. When again, the 3. Liga and/or amateur team(s) offered as hosts. This time ns pots go not schutz to be des equal size though, escape on die results des the zuerst round. Theoretically, it was even possible that there might be only one pot, if all des the groups from one des the pots from the erste round to win all die others in the 2nd pot. When one pot was empty, die remaining pairings were drawn from die other pot with die first-drawn team zum a complement serving as hosts.

For ns remaining rounds various other than ns final, the draw was conducted from nur one pot. Any type of remaining 3. Liga and/or amateur team(s) were ns home mannschaft if drawn versus a experienced team. Bei every other case, die first-drawn team served together hosts.

Match rules

Teams met bei one game von round. A enhance took place zum 90 minutes, v two halves of 45 minutes. If ausblüten tied after regulation, 30 minute of extra time to be played, consisting von two durations of fünfzehn minutes. If the score was still level ~ this, die match was decided von a punish shoot-out. A coin toss made decision who took the first penalty.<6>


If a player received five yellow cards, also throughout lot of seasons, he was then banned from die next cup match. If a player got a second yellow card, they to be banned from the next cup match. If a player received a red card, they were banned a minimal of one match, but much more could be added von the German soccer Association.<6>

Champion qualification

The winner des the DFB-Pokal earns automatically qualification zum the gruppe stage des next year"s ausführung of die UEFA europa League. As winners bayerisch Munich had currently qualified for the UEFA champions League von winning the Bundesliga, the spot walk to ns team in sixth, Mainz 05, and the league"s 2nd qualifying round spot walk to the team in seventh, Hertha BSC. As bayerisch won both ns Bundesliga und the DFB-Pokal, perfect a double, ns runner-up of the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund, hosted die 2016 DFL-Supercup weist the anfang of die next season.


The rounds des the 2015–16 competition were reserved as follows:<1>

RoundDraw date and timeMatches
First round10 June 2015, 23:00 CEST7–10 august 2015
Second round14 ehrenvoll 2015, 22:50 CEST27–28 October 2015
Round des 161 november 2015, 20:00 CET15–16 December 2015
Quarter-finals16 December 2015, 23:15 CET9–10 February 2016
Semi-finals10 February 2016, 23:00 CET19–20 april 2016
Final21 might 2016 punkt Olympiastadion, Berlin


A total of sixty-three matches take it place, starting with the zuerst round ~ above 7 august 2015 und culminating with ns final top top 21 may 2016 at the Olympiastadion bei Berlin.

First round

The draw zum the erste round was held ~ above 10 June 2015.<7> Former national team player Karlheinz Förster led the draw, v tennis player Andrea Petkovic drawing from ns pots.<8>

The thirty-two matches took location from 7 to 10 august 2015.<9>

As usual, a klein number of lower-division teams had to play their residence matches punkt different areas than your usual house grounds. This contains TuS Erndtebrück, who had zu play in the Leimbachstadion bei Siegen, Bremer SV, that had to switch to the Sportpark am Vinnenweg in Bremen, und FC Nöttingen, who had to play an the Wildparkstadion in Karlsruhe.

All mal are CEST (UTC+2).

Second round

The draw for the 2nd round was held top top 14 august 2015. Then DFB president wolfgang Niersbach angeführt the draw, with skier felix Neureuther illustration from the pots.<10>

The sixteen matches took place on 27 und 28 October 2015.<11> die lowest ranked team left in the competition was SSV Reutlingen from the fifth tier von German football.

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All zeit are CET (UTC+1).

Round von 16

The draw for the round of 16 was held top top 1 november 2015. DFB basic secretary Helmut Sandrock führen zu the draw, v musician Vanessa mai drawing from the pot.<12>

The eight matches took location on 15 und 16 December 2015.<13> die lowest ranked mannschaft left an the competition was SpVgg Unterhaching from ns fourth tier von German football.

All zeit are CET (UTC+1).


The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 16 December 2015. DFB general secretary Helmut Sandrock led the draw, v handballer farbe Lichtlein illustration from the pot.<14> <15>

The 4 matches took place on 9 und 10 February 2016.<1> ns lowest ranked teams left an the competition were VfL Bochum and 1. FC Heidenheim from ns second tier des German football.

All zeit are CET (UTC+1).


The draw weil das the semi-finals was held ~ above 10 February 2016. DFB vice-president peter Frymuth angeführt the draw, v handballer andreas Wolff illustration from the pot.<16>

The 2 matches took ar on 19 and 20 april 2016.<1> All remaining teams left in the competition to be from the first tier of German football.

All mal are CEST (UTC+2).



See hauptsächlich article: article und 2016 DFB-Pokal Final.

The last took place on 21 might 2016 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.<1>


The following is the parentheses which the DFB-Pokal resembled. Numbers in parentheses following to the match score represent the results des a penalty shoot-out.

Top goalscorers

The complying with are the top scorers of the DFB-Pokal, sorted first über number des goals, und then alphabetically if necessary.<17> goals scored bei penalty shoot-outs are notfall included.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Borussia Dortmund5
havier Hernández
Bayer Leverkusen4
thomas MüllerBayern Munich
Nils PetersenSC Freiburg
Lars StindlBorussia Mönchengladbach
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Borussia Dortmund3
gonzo CastroBorussia Dortmund
markus EinsiedlerSpVgg Unterhaching
Salomon Kalou
Hertha BSC
stefan KießlingBayer Leverkusen
robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich
anthony Modeste
1. FC Köln
Giuseppe Ricciardi
SSV Reutlingen
simon TeroddeVfL Bochum
anthony Ujah
Werder Bremen

Broadcasting rights

In Germany, every matches and the "conference" to be broadcast direkte on pay TV via Sky Sport.<9> Selected matches indigenous the zuerst round to ns quarter-finals were broadcast on complimentary TV von Das zuerst from ARD. Both semi-final matches und the final were broadcast von both skies Sport and Das Erste.

The adhering to matches to be broadcast live on totally free German television channel ns Erste:


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First roundFC St. Pauli v Borussia Mönchengladbach
Second roundVfL Wolfsburg v bayerisch Munich<18>
Schalke 04 v Borussia Mönchengladbach
Round of 16Bayern Munich v darmstadt 98<19>
FC Augsburg v Borussia Dortmund
Quarter-finalsVfB Stuttgart v Borussia Dortmund<20>
VfL Bochum v bayerisch Munich
Semi-finalsBayern Munich v Werder Bremen<21>
Hertha BSC v Borussia Dortmund
FinalBayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund<22>

Prize fund

Each participating mannschaft received a prize from ns TV money and from the central promotional marketing (TV, stadium, and sleeve advertising) von the DFB. It was distributed as around €50 million to ns 64 participants of the competition indigenous 2015 zu 2016. Weil das wearing die sleeve proclaiming each participant received, follow to die implementing provisions von the DFB-Pokal, €10,000 von game und round.<23> <24> <25> <26>

Achieved roundPremium von teamSummed bonuses
First round€140,000
Second round€268,000€408,000
Round von 16€527,000€935,000

External links

Notes and References