DFB Cup winner 2018: Mijat Gacinovic and Ante Rebic.
DFB Cup winner 2018: Mijat Gacinovic and Ante Rebic.

Eintracht Frankfurt are the fourth-most successful team in the history of the DFB Cup having lifted the trophy five times and been runners-up on three occasions. The club's most recent success came in 2018 when Eintracht beat record champions Bayern Munich 3-1 in a memorable final, ending a 30-year wait for silverware. The Eagles had lost to Borussia Dortmund in the final in the previous year. The club first won the competition in 1974, beating Hamburger SV 3-1 after extra-time, and defended the title a year later with a 1-0 victory against MSV Duisburg. The other two triumphs came in 1981 (a 3-1 win against 1. FC Kaiserslautern) and 1988 (a 1-0 win against VfL Bochum).

Bayern Munich are the most successful club with 18 cup wins, followed by Werder Bremen with six and FC Schalke 04 and Eintracht Frankfurt on five each. 1. FC Nürnberg, 1. FC Köln and Borussia Dortmund all have four trophies to their name. In total, 15 different clubs have won the DFB Cup more than once.

Cup victory in 1988
Cup victory in 2018

Final (19 May 2018), Olympiastadion Berlin:
FC Bayern Munich - Eintracht Frankfurt 1-3

Eintracht: Hradecky - da Costa, Abraham, Salcedo, Willems, Hasebe, Mascarell, de Guzman ('74 Russ), M. Wolf ('60 Gacinovic), Rebic (89' Haller).

Bayern: Ullreich - Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Alaba, Martinez, James, Thiago ('64 Tolisso), Müller ('70 Coman), Ribery ('87 Wagner), Lewandowski.

Attendance: 76,322

Referee: Zwayer (Berlin)

Goals: 0-1 Rebic 11', 1-1 Lewandowski 53', 1:2 Rebic '82, 1:3 Gacinovic '90.

Route to the final:
First round: TuS Erndtebrück 0-3 Eintracht Frankfurt; Second round: Schweinfurt 05 0-4 Eintracht Frankfurt; Round of 16: 1. FC Heidenheim 1-2aet Eintracht Frankfurt; Quarter-final: Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 Mainz 05; Semi-final: Schalke 04 0-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

Cup victory in 1988
Cup victory in 1988

Final (28 May 1988), Olympastadion Berlin:
Eintracht Frankfurt - VfL Bochum 1-0

Eintracht: Stein - Schlindwein, Binz, Körbel, Kostner (71' Klepper), Sievers, Schulz, Detari, Roth, Friz (78' Turowski), Smolarek

Bochum: Zumdick - Oswald, Woelk, Heinemann, Kree, Rzehaczek, Nehl (66' Epp), Iwan, Legat, Reekers, Leifeld

Attendance: 70,000

Referee: Heitmann (Drentwede)

Goals: 1-0 Detari 81'

Route to the final:
First round: Eintracht Frankfurt - Schalke 04 3-2; Second round: Eintracht Frankfurt - SSV Ulm 3-0; Round of 16: Fortuna Düsseldorf - Eintracht Frankfurt 0-1; Quarter-final: Eintracht Frankfurt - Bayer 05 Uerdingen 4-2; Semi-final: Werder Bremen - Eintracht Frankfurt 0-1

Charly Körbel Eintracht legend
Charly Körbel Eintracht legend

Final (2 May 1981), Gottlieb Daimler Stadion Stuttgart:
Eintracht Frankfurt - 1. FC Kaiserslautern 3-1

Eintracht: Pahl - Sziedat, Pezzey, Körbel, Neuberger, Lorant, Nickel, Borchers, Nachtweih, Cha, Hölzenbein

Kaiserslautern: Hellström - Wolf, Neues, Dusek, Briegel, Melzer, Funkel, Bongartz, Hofeditz, Geye, Wendt

Attendance: 71,000

Referee: Joos (Stuttgart)

Goals: 1-0 Neuberger 39', 2-0 Borchers 40', 3-0 Cha 64', 3-1 Geye 90'

Route to the final: First round: VfB Gaggenau - Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3; Second round: Eintracht Frankfurt - VfB Friedrichshafen 6-0; Third round: Eintracht Frankfurt - SSV Ulm 1846 3-0; Round of 16: VfB Oldenburg - Eintracht Frankfurt 4-5; Quarter-final: Eintracht Frankfurt - VfB Stuttgart 2-1; Semi-final: Eintracht Frankfurt - Hertha BSC Berlin 1-0

Final Eintracht vs MSV Duisburg
Final Eintracht vs MSV Duisburg

Final (21 May 1975), Niedersachsenstadion Hannover:
Eintracht Frankfurt - MSV Duisburg 1-0 

Eintracht: Wienhold - Reichel, Körbel, Trinklein, Neuberger, Beverungen, Weidle, Grabowski, Nickel, Hölzenbein, Lorenz

Duisburg:
Linders - W. Schneider, Pirsig, Bella, Dietz, Bücker, Worm, Lehmann, (69' Krause), Bruckmann (77' Bregmann), Seliger, Thies

Attendance: 43,000

Referee: Horstmann (Groß Escherde)

Goals: 1-0 Körbel 57'

Route to the final: First round: Arminia Bielefeld - Eintracht Frankfurt 1-3; Second round: OSC Solingen - Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2 a.e.t.; Third round: 1. FC Mühlheim - Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3; Round of 16: Eintracht Frankfurt - VfL Bochum 1-0; Quarter-final: Eintracht Frankfurt - Fortuna Köln 4-2; Semi-final: Eintracht Frankfurt - Rot Weiß Essen 3-1 a.e.t.

Final Eintracht vs Hamburger SV
Final Eintracht vs Hamburger SV

Final (17 August 1974), Rheinstadion Düsseldorf:
Eintracht Frankfurt - Hamburger SV 3-1 a.e.t.

Eintracht: Kunter - Reichel (106' Müller), Trinklein, Körbel, Kalb, Beverungen, Nickel, Weidle (74' Kraus), Grabowski, Hölzenbein, Rohrbach

Hamburg: Kargus - Kalz, Nogly, Winkler, Ripp, Björnmose, Krobach (68' Eigl), Zaczyk, Sperrlich, Bertl (68' Reimann), Volkert

Attendance: 53,000

Referee: Weyland (Oberhausen)

Goals: 1-0 Trinklein 40', 1-1 Björnmose 75', 2-1 Hölzenbein 96', 3-1 Kraus 115'

Route to the final: First round: Tennis Bor. Berlin - Eintracht Frankfurt 1-8; Round of 16: Hessen Kassel - Eintracht Frankfurt 2-3; Quarter-final: Eintracht Frankfurt - 1. FC Köln 4-3 n.V.; Semi-final: Eintracht Frankfurt - FC Bayern München 3-2