The 2020-2021 DFB-Pokal (GERCUP1) is the most prestigious football club tournament in Germany. All 36 teams from Bundesliga (GER1) and 2.Bunedesliga (GER2) are participating. The Final will be held on 13 May 2021. The winner of the 2020-2021 GERCUP1 receives a berth in the Group Stage of the 2021-2022 UEFA Europa League. FC Bayern München (GER1) is the defending GERCUP1 champion.
All rounds/matches are "Knockout" matches. If a match is still tied after regulation time, two 15-minute extra time periods are played. If still tied after extra time, the teams go directly to a penalty shoot-out.
Leagues Pyramid - Germany
|GER3||3. Fußball-Liga (3.Liga)||20|
|Stage||# Teams||New Teams Entering This Round||Teams From Previous Round||Format|
|1st Round||64||18 GER1 (Bundesliga) teams, 18 GER2 (2.Bundesliga) teams, 1st-4th place 2019-2020 GER3 (3.Liga) teams, 24 teams from 21 regional German FAs||None||32 Knockout matches|
|2nd Round||32||None||32 winners from 1st Round||16 Knockout matches|
|Round of 16||16||None||16 winners from 2nd Round||8 Knockout matches|
|Quarterfinals||8||None||8 winners from Round of 16||4 Knockout matches|
|Semifinals||4||None||4 winners from Quarterfinals||2 Knockout matches|
|Final||2||None||2 winners from Semifinals||1 Knockout match played at a neutral site|