Official partner: DFB Cup of the German Football Association

Presumably you feel the same way as we do about knockout tournaments – and the excitement for the DFB Cup is huge in Germany. Here you can achieve something really special – no matter how big or small your team is. We firmly believe in this and our motto – “The cup rewards the brave.” – reflects this idea.

It should inspire everyone to give their best and take their chances, while providing thrilling, unforgettable moments. This applies just as much to a team in the regional sixth division as it does to the German champions, to the referees – and of course, to the fans.

In the DFB Cup, with team spirit, courage and a little luck, anything is possible. And that’s exactly what excites us. It reflects our conviction that if you believe in yourself, you fight together to achieve your goals, and you pick yourself up again after a setback, then you can go on to realise your dream in the DFB Cup. No one embodies this attitude better than Mehmet Scholl – our ambassador for the DFB Cup.

As sponsors and fans, this partnership is close to our hearts. It's a cooperation that fills us with pride and joy – and one that gives everyone the chance to write their own chapter in the history of the cup. We are also looking for ball escort children for every game. And from the first round, right up to the final, we will be giving away tickets in prize draws. A further highlight is the DFB Cup tour when we will be bringing the trophy itself to you.

Markus Rieß

ERGO Group AG Chairman of the Board of Management

As partner and sponsor of the DFB Cup, ERGO will not merely be finding a new emotional positioning for the brand. We will be reviving and rekindling a special type of football fever throughout our network.

From the start of the 2017/2018 season, our customers can look forward to several promotional activities that will bring them ever closer to the DFB Cup and its stars.