After their first DFB Cup success in 2013, VfL Women failed to defend their title the following year and instead it was 1. FFC Frankfurt who won the cup for the ninth time, cementing their status as the record winners of the competition. At that point, Frankfurt were eight titles ahead of the She-Wolves. But after a run of seven cup triumphs and 39 individual wins in a row, VfL Women will equal the record if they pick up win number 40 in the final against 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam on Saturday 28 May (kick-off 16:45 CEST).
Further facts and stats
- Turbine for the third time: Wolfsburg and Potsdam meet for the third time in a DFB Cup final after 2013 and 2015. VfL have not faced any other team more often in Cologne.
- Long run: VfL’s last defeat in this competition was 3,115 days ago. Anna Blässe, Alexandra Popp and Almuth Schult were in the squad on a grey November afternoon for the 1-0 loss at Frankfurt in the round of 16.
- Facing future employers: Turbine captain Sara Agrez plays her last match before moving to Wolfsburg for next season. Lena Oberdorf also knows what it feels like to play a cup final against your future club, having lost in the 2020 final with SGS Essen.
- Match number 39: The DFB Cup final is VfL Women’s 39th competitive fixture of the 2021/22 season – a new record for VfL, made possible by the reform of the UEFA Women’s Champions League. In previous years, 36 matches (22 in the league, nine in the UWCL and five in the DFB Cup) was the maximum a team could play.
- Back with fans: For the last two years, the DFB Cup final has taken place behind closed doors, but now the fans can finally enjoy the atmosphere in Cologne again. Wolfsburg’s record attendance for a final was set in 2015 at the last meeting with Turbine – 19,204 is the figure to beat.