As well as all the professional teams, a number of amateur clubs have also qualified for the DFB Pokal. DFB.de provides you with an overview of who will be taking part in Germany’s cup competition next season, including sides as low as the sixth and seventh tier.
63 out of a possible 64 places have been confirmed. The final team will be chosen on 5th June in the match between the Westphalian Oberliga champions and SG Wattenscheid 09.
The lowest-ranked team in the competition is Sportfreunde Dorfmerkingen from the seventh division of German football, whilst sixth-tier side 1. FC Rielasingen-Arlen will also take part. Five clubs are involved from the fifth league as well as eleven from the Regionalliga. Ten sides from the third division will be in action.
The 36 fully professional teams from the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga from this season are automatically entered into the DFB Pokal. Alongside these 40 teams, all amateur clubs throughout Germany have the chance to play in the first round.
FC Bayern München, RB Leipzig, TSG Hoffenheim, Borussia Dortmund, Hertha BSC, SC Freiburg, 1. FC Köln, SV Werder Bremen, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Eintracht Frankfurt, FC Schalke 04, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, VfL Wolfsburg, Hamburger SV, 1. FSV Mainz 05, FC Augsburg, FC Ingolstadt, SV Darmstadt 98
VfB Stuttgart, Hannover 96, 1. FC Union Berlin, Eintracht Braunschweig, SG Dynamo Dresden, SpVgg Greuther Fürth, 1. FC Heidenheim, 1. FC Nürnberg, VfL Bochum, SV Sandhausen, Fortuna Düsseldorf, TSV 1860 München, FC Würzburger Kickers, FC St. Pauli, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, FC Erzgebirge Aue, DSC Arminia Bielefeld, Karlsruher SC
MSV Duisburg, Holstein Kiel, Jahn Regensburg, 1. FC Magdeburg
FC Nöttingen, 1. FC Schweinfurt 05, BFC Dynamo, FC Energie Cottbus, Leher TS, FC Eintracht Norderstedt, SV Wehen Wiesbaden, FC Hansa Rostock, Bonner SC, Rot-Weiss Essen, VfL Osnabrück, Lüneburger SK Hansa, SpVgg Unterhaching, 1. FC Schweinfurt 05, TuS Koblenz, 1. FC Saarbrücken, Chemnitzer FC, VfB Germania Halberstadt, SV Eichede, 1. FC Rielasingen-Arlen, SV Morlautern, FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt, SC Paderborn, Sportfreunde Dorfmerkingen