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Top 5 clubs with most DFB-Pokal titles

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Let’s check out five clubs that have dominated Germany’s biggest cup competition.

The DFB-Pokal is one of the most prestigious football competitions in Germany, with clubs from all levels competing for the trophy every year. Over the years, some clubs have managed to dominate the competition, winning it multiple times. In this article, we’ll take a look at the top 5 clubs with the most DFB-Pokal titles.

Eintracht Frankfurt (5 titles)

Eintracht Frankfurt may not be as dominant in the Bundesliga as some of the other clubs on this list, but they have managed to lift the DFB-Pokal trophy on five occasions. Their first triumph came in the 1973-74 season, and they have since added four more titles to their collection, with their most recent triumph coming in the 2017-18 campaign.

Borussia Dortmund (5 titles)

Borussia Dortmund have been one of the most successful clubs in German football over the years, and they have enjoyed plenty of success in the DFB-Pokal too. They have won the competition five times, with their first triumph coming in the 1964-65 season. Their most recent success in the competition came in the 2020-21 season, when they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-1 in the final.

Schalke 04 (5 titles)

Schalke 04 may not have won the Bundesliga since the 1950s, but they have been successful in the DFB-Pokal over the years. They have lifted the trophy on five occasions, with their first triumph coming in the 1936-37 season. Their most recent success in the competition was in the 2010-11 campaign, when they beat MSV Duisburg 5-0 in the final.

Werder Bremen (6 titles)

Werder Bremen have a proud history in the DFB-Pokal, having won the competition on six occasions. They won their first title in the 1960-61 season, and have since added five more to their collection. Their most recent success in the competition came in the 2008-09 season, when they beat Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 in the final.

Bayern Munich (20 titles)

It should come as no surprise that Bayern Munich are the most successful club in the history of the DFB-Pokal. They have won the competition a record-breaking 20 times, with their first triumph coming in the 1956-57 season. They were particularly dominant during the 2010s, winning the trophy five times. Bayern’s latest DFB-Pokal trophy was in 2020, when they completed their historic treble with a 4-2 victory over Leverkusen in the final.