Please what?! This is why a club gave up the German championship

Many young (Site notre bureau spécialisé) fans only know Bayern Munich as German champions. Sometimes it even seems that other clubs no longer want the title; we only think about the last day of last season. It has even happened that a team was declared champion, but ended up relinquishing the title. Please what?!

However, to do this, we have to go back a little into the history of (Site notre bureau spécialisé). Specifically, the 1921/22 season. At that time, the German champion was not crowned after 34 match days, but in knockout matches. Similar to the DFB Cup. In the final, Hamburger SV and 1. FC Nürnberg faced each other.

With the score 2-2 after 90 minutes, the match went into extra time. Here too, no winner could be determined and as there were no penalties at that time, play had to continue until someone scored the golden goal.

However, both teams struggled a lot with this and it came later and later. So late that the referee had to blow his whistle at one point. He suffered from cramps and could no longer see anything. After 189 minutes, Peco Bauwens whistled, according to ‘ndr’.

In order to find a German champion, there was a replay a few weeks later. However, here too it was a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes. The difference was that the people of Nuremberg were outnumbered. In added time, another clubber had to leave the field.

But it’s not enough. Since there had been no changes at the time and two FCN professionals had been unable to continue playing due to injuries, only seven Nuremberg players remained on the field. The game was canceled because according to the rules there should have been eight players. Both finals ended after 304 minutes.

HSV was then declared German champion, but the FCN did not want to accept it and protested. According to the regulations, the cancellation should not have taken place during the break, but rather during the current match, the « kicker » reported. It was therefore necessary to make a decision at the green table.

A lot of time passed between the second finals match on August 6, 1922 and the decision on November 18. The Hamburg team then explained (perhaps a little annoyed) that they had no right to the championship.

It is unclear whether the HSV leaders simply got fed up or whether the DFB asked to renounce the championship.