Germany national football team

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Soccerball.svg Germany
Association German Football Association
Confederation UEFA
Coach Joachim Löw
Most caps Lothar Matthäus (150)
Top scorer Gerd Müller
Miroslav Klose (68)
FIFA ranking 2 Increase
First game 5 April 1908
Switzerland (3-5)
Largest win 1 July 1912
Russia (16-0)
Largest loss 13 March 1909
England (0-9)
World Cup
Appearances 17
First Apps 1934
Best result Champions (1954, 1974, 1990)

The Germany national football team is the national football team in Germany. The team has won 1954 FIFA World Cup, 1974 FIFA World Cup and 1990 FIFA World Cup. The team came as second in the, 1966 FIFA World Cup, 1982 FIFA World Cup, 1986 FIFA World Cup and in 2002 FIFA World Cup. In 1934 FIFA World Cup, 1970 FIFA World Cup, 2006 FIFA World Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup, the team got third place. The teams current coach is Joachim Löw, who took over from Jürgen Klinsmann.

From 1950 to 1990, the team was mainly West Germany. Other teams were around that are now part of Germany. These include the East German team (1952-1990) and the Saarland team (1950-1956).

Germany has always been one of the best teams in the world. Germany is the only team to have won men's and women's world cup titles. Also, Germany's main rivals are England, the Netherlands and Argentina.

The teams recent performance in a major tournament was a lose in the Semi-finals of the UEFA Euro 2012, by losing against Italy 1–2.

Squads of the last tournaments[change | edit source]

Franz Beckenbauer, was a very popular coach who lead Germany to the 1990 World Cup victory.
The top scorer of the German team is Gerd Müller.
The second top scorer in German History is Miroslav Klose.

2006 FIFA World Cup[change | edit source]

Players who played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup were:

UEFA Euro 2008[change | edit source]

Its players in UEFA Euro 2008 were:

2010 FIFA World Cup[change | edit source]

The squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup:

UEFA Euro 2012[change | edit source]

The squad for the UEFA Euro 2012:

Most appearances[change | edit source]

# Player Caps Goals
1 Lothar Matthäus 150 23
2 Miroslav Klose 120 64
3 Jürgen Klinsmann 108 47
4 Jürgen Kohler 105 2
5 Franz Beckenbauer 103 14
6 Thomas Häßler 101 11
7 Lukas Podolski 100 44
8 Michael Ballack 98 42
9 Berti Vogts 96 1
10 Sepp Maier 95 0
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 95 45
12 Bastian Schweinsteiger 94 23
13 Rudi Völler 90 47
Philipp Lahm 90 5
15 Andreas Brehme 86 8
Oliver Kahn 86 0
17 Andreas Möller 85 29
18 Arne Friedrich 82 1
19 Karlheinz Förster 81 2
Per Mertesacker 81 1
Wolfgang Overath 81 17
Bernd Schneider 81 4

Top scorers[change | edit source]

# Player Goals Caps
1 Gerd Müller 68 62
2 Miroslav Klose 64 121
3 Jürgen Klinsmann 47 108
Rudi Völler 47 90
5 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 45 95
6 Lukas Podolski 44 101
7 Uwe Seeler 43 72
8 Michael Ballack 42 98
9 Oliver Bierhoff 37 70
10 Fritz Walter 33 61

Recent Games[change | edit source]

Date Type of Game Home Team Result Away Team
November 15, 2011 Friendly Germany Germany 3 – 0  Netherlands
February 29, 2012 Friendly Germany Germany 1 – 2  France
March 26, 2012 Friendly  Switzerland 5 – 3 Germany Germany
March 31, 2012 Friendly Germany Germany 2 – 0  Israel
June 9, 2012 Euro 2012 Germany Germany 1 – 0  Portugal
June 13, 2012 Euro 2012  Netherlands 1 – 2 Germany Germany
June 17, 2012 Euro 2012  Denmark 1 – 2 Germany Germany
June 22, 2012 Euro 2012 Germany Germany 4 – 2  Greece
June 28, 2012 Euro 2012 Germany Germany 1 – 2  Italy
August 15, 2012 Friendly Germany Germany 1 – 3  Argentina
September 7, 2012 2014 World Cup Q Germany Germany 3 – 0  Faroe Islands
September 11, 2012 2014 World Cup Q  Austria 1 – 2 Germany Germany
October 12, 2012 2014 World Cup Q  Republic of Ireland 1 – 6 Germany Germany
October 16, 2012 2014 World Cup Q Germany Germany  Sweden
  • Green means that the team won.
  • Yellow means the team had a draw.
  • Red means the team lost.

Uniform[change | edit source]

German fans during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
2012 Home
2012 Away

Records[change | edit source]

FIFA World Cup[change | edit source]

UEFA European Championship[change | edit source]

FIFA Confederations Cup[change | edit source]

  • Third Place : 1 (2005)