Calculation 2020/21

How exactly are the payments from the DFB-Pokal distributed?

As a spokesman for the association confirmed to Kicker Sportmagazin, only 137,000 euros in starting premiums will be paid out in the 2020/21 season. Last year it was up to 175,500 euros:

At first glance, one wonders why the clubs have received different starting bonuses in 2019/20. Background: The difference of 175,500 Euro and 130,500 Euro in the amount of 45,000 Euro will be divided among all participating teams in the national cup. A part of the marketing revenues will be used to support the amateur sector. Accordingly, all clubs that have qualified for the National Cup will receive 45,000 euros less entry fee each.

In addition to the entry fee of 137.000 Euro the participants from the 3rd league and below will receive an additional 30.000 Euro for the implementation of the hygiene concepts. It remains to be seen whether this will really be financially viable. It can be assumed that the concept is quite cost-intensive.

Historic Distribution of Revenue

Historic Calculation: Distribution of Revenue

How to qualify for the DFB-Pokal

The participants in the DFB Pokal are divided as follows:

  • 1. Bundesliga: Rank 1-18: 18 Clubs
  • 2. Bundesliga: Rank 1-18: 18 Clubs
  • 3. Liga: Rank 1-4: 4 Clubs (Because FC Bayern Munich was 1st in the 3. Liga rank 5 is qualified)
  • 21 Winners of the “Landespokal” in the Federal States: 21 Clubs
  • Bavaria,  “Niedersachsen” and “Westfalen” as the biggest federal associations: 3 Clubs

Find more details here.