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Encyclopedia > Germany national football team
Germany
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Die Mannschaft (The Team)
Association German Football Association
(Deutscher Fußball-Bund — DFB)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Flag of Germany Joachim Löw
Captain Michael Ballack
Most caps Lothar Matthäus (150)
Top scorer Gerd Müller (68)
FIFA code GER
FIFA ranking 5
Highest FIFA ranking 1 (August 1993)
Lowest FIFA ranking 23 (March 2006)
Elo ranking 6
Highest Elo ranking 1 (1990-92, 1993-94, 1996-97)
Lowest Elo ranking 28 (1923)
Team colours
Team colours
Team colours
First kit
Team colours Team colours Team colours
Team colours
Team colours
Second kit
First international
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 5 - 3 Germany Flag of Germany
(Basel, Switzerland; April 5, 1908)
Biggest win
Flag of Germany Germany 16 - 0 Russia Flag of Russia
(Stockholm, Sweden; July 1, 1912)
Biggest defeat
Flag of England England amateur 9 - 0 Germany Flag of Germany
(Oxford, England; March 16, 1909)
World Cup
Appearances 16 (First in 1934)
Best result Winners, 1954, 1974, 1990
European Championship
Appearances 10 (First in 1972)
Best result Winners, 1972, 1980, 1996
Confederations Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1999)
Best result 3rd, 2005

The German national football team (German: Die deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft) From 1950 to 1990, the team was also informally called West Germany in English, as since World War II, the DFB is based in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) which was commonly referred to as West Germany from 1949 to 1990. The DFB continues to field the German national team that had been fully reinstated by FIFA after the 1950 FIFA World Cup, retaining all records and traditions. Under Allied occupation and division, two other separate "national" teams had also been recognized by FIFA, the Saarland team (1950–1956), and the East German team (1952–1990). Both have been absorbed into the current national team, along with their records (caps and goal scorers). The official name and code "Germany FR (FRG)" has been shortened again to "Germany (GER)" since 1990. The German Football Association (DFB) (German: Deutscher Fußball-Bund) is the governing body of football in Germany. ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Joachim Jogi Löw [joÊ”aˈxiːm (joːgi) løːf] (born 3 February 1960 in Schönau im Schwarzwald) is the coach of the German national football team and a former German football midfielder. ... Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German footballer. ... A cap is an appearance for a select team, such as a school, county or international team in sports. ... Lothar Herbert Matthäus (born 21 March 1961) is a German former football player and now manager. ... Gerd Müller (IPA—German: ) (born November 3, 1945 in Nördlingen) is a former West German football player. ... 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Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... The England national amateur football team was the amateur representative team for England at football. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the mens national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the... Qualifying countries The 1934 FIFA World Cup was the second World Cup staged, and was hosted in Italy from May 27 to June 10. ... The 1954 Football World Cup was held in Switzerland. ... The 1974 Football World Cup was held in West Germany. ... The 1990 Football World Cup was designated by FIFA in 1984 to be held in Italy, making it the second country to host the event two times. ... The UEFA European Championship is the main football competition of the mens national football teams governed by the UEFA. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the European Nations Cup, changing to the name European Football Championship... The 1972 European Football Championship (Euro 72) final tournament was held in Belgium. ... The 1972 European Football Championship (Euro 72) final tournament was held in Belgium. ... The 1980 European Football Championship (Euro 80) final tournament was held in Italy. ... The 1996 European Football Championship (or simply Euro 96) was hosted by England. ... The FIFA Confederations Cup is a football tournament for national teams, held every four years by FIFA. It is contested by the winners of each of the six FIFA confederation championships (CAF, CONMEBOL, UEFA, AFC, OFC, CONCACAF), along with the FIFA World Cup champion and the host country, to bring... The 1999 Confederations Cup tournament was hosted by Mexico in July 25 and August 4 of 1999. ... Final kick-off The 2005 Confederations Cup football tournament was held in Germany, between June 15 and June 29, 2005. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Federal Republic of Germany can refer to two things: West Germany from 1949-1990 Germany since German reunification in 1990 ... This article is about the international association football organization. ... Qualifying countries The 1950 FIFA World Cup was the only one not decided by a knockout final. ... The C-Pennant Occupation zones in Germany (1945) Capital Berlin (de jure) Political structure Military occupation Governors (1945)  - UK zone F.M. Montgomery  - French zone Gen. ... First international Saarland 5 - 3 Switzerland B  (Saarbrücken, Saar; 22 November 1950)  Norway 2 - 3 Saarland (Oslo, Norway; 24 June 1953) Last International  Netherlands 3 - 2 Saarland (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 6 June 1956) Biggest win  Switzerland B 2 - 5 Saarland (Bern, Switzerland; 15 September 1951) Biggest defeat Saarland 1 - 7... First international Poland 3 - 0 East Germany (Warsaw, Poland; 21 September 1952) Last International Belgium 0 - 2 East Germany (Brussels, Belgium; 12 September 1990) Biggest win Ceylon 1 - 12 East Germany (Colombo, Ceylon; 12 January 1964) Biggest defeat 0 - 3, 12 times; 1 - 4, three times World Cup Appearances 1...


Germany is one of the three most successful national teams at international competitions, having won a total of three World Cups and three European championships. East Germany won Olympic Gold in 1976. Germany is the only nation to have won both the men's and women's World Cups.


Since their penalty shootout loss to Czechoslovakia in Euro 76, Germany has not lost a penalty shootout in major international tournaments. In fact, the last penalty missed by a German player dates back to the semi-finals of the 1982 World Cup when French goalkeeper Jean-Luc Ettori saved Uli Stielike's shot. In particular, England suffered two heartbreaking semi-final losses to Germany on penalties in the 1990s. A penalty shootout is a method of determining a winner in sports matches which would have otherwise been drawn or tied. ... The 1976 European Football Championship (Euro 76) final tournament was held in Yugoslavia. ... Jean-Luc Ettori (born July 29, 1955) is a former French football goalkeeper. ... Ulrich Uli Stielike (born November 15, 1954 in Ketsch, Germany) is a former German football player, and the current manager of the Ivory Coast national football team. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in...


German teams have something of a tradition of beginning their history against Switzerland: The first match ever of the German national team, the first match after World War I in 1920, the first match after World War II in 1950 when Germany was still banned from most international competitions, and the first match in 1990 with former East German players were all against Switzerland. Germany's first championship title was even won in Switzerland. Most of the home games (7 since 1911) were at Stuttgart's Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion. Klaus Fischer also scored Germany's ARD Goal of the Century there against the Swiss in 1977, with a bicycle kick (fallrückzieher), his trademark move (with which he also scored the important 3:3 equalizer in extra-time (108th minute) at the 1982 FIFA World Cup vs France, a goal that was not chosen for the Top 10 of the WC Goal of the Century) “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For other uses, see Stuttgart (disambiguation). ... The Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion is a stadium located in Stuttgart, Germany. ... Klaus Fischer (born 27 December 1949 in Kreuzstraßl near Lindberg (Bayerischer Wald) in Regen (district), Germany) is a former German football player and football coach. ... The ARD Goal of the Year is, like the ARD Goal of the Month (de:Tor des Monats), the ARD Goal of the Decade and ARD Goal of the Century, a individual soccer award selected by spectators of ARD German TV, among spectatular or important soccer goals scored in or... A bicycle kick, scissors kick, or overhead kick is a move in football, which is made by throwing the body up into the air, making a shearing movement with the legs to get one leg high overhead to reach the ball (in original head height), which gets kicked backward over... The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th staging of the World Cup, was held in Spain from June 13 to July 11. ... The Goal of the Century, also known as Greatest Goal in FIFA World Cup History, was an award given for the greatest goal ever scored in a FIFA World Cup finals. ...


At Germany's last two appearances in a Final of a major tournament prior to their reaching the final of Euro 2008 - Euro 96 and World Cup 2002 - the player who had scored the decisive goal in the semi final did so knowing they would be suspended for the Final. Andreas Möller in 1996 and Michael Ballack in 2002 both picked up decisive yellow cards in the semi finals against England and South Korea respectively. Möller scored the decisive penalty in a shoot-out against England and Michael Ballack went on to score the only goal against the Koreans. This article is about the 2008 sporting event. ... Euro 96 commemorated on a British two pound coin The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 96) was hosted by England. ... The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... Andreas Möller (born September 2, 1967 in Frankfurt) is a former German football (soccer) midfielder. ... Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German footballer. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in...


The current coaching staff of the national team include head coach Joachim Löw, assistant coach Hans-Dieter Flick, goalkeeper coach Andreas Köpke, athletic coach Mark Verstegen, athletic coach Oliver Schmidtlein, scout Urs Siegenthaler, technical director Matthias Sammer and team manager Oliver Bierhoff. Joachim Jogi Löw [joÊ”aˈxiːm (joːgi) løːf] (born 3 February 1960 in Schönau im Schwarzwald) is the coach of the German national football team and a former German football midfielder. ... Hans-Dieter Hansi Flick (born 24 February 1965 in Heidelberg) is currently the assistant coach for the Germany national football team, under head coach Joachim Loew. ... Andreas Köpke (born March 12, 1962 in Kiel) is a former German football goalkeeper. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Germany can boast of having the first and only goalkeeper to win the Player of the Tournament award following a World Cup, that being Oliver Kahn in 2002. Harald "Toni" Schumacher was runner-up for the award in 1986. At the end of each FIFA World Cup final tournament, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of the game. ... Oliver Rolf Kahn (born 15 June 1969 in Karlsruhe) is a German football goalkeeper. ... Harald Anton Schumacher (born March 6, 1954 in Düren, Germany), commonly known as Toni Schumacher, was a football goalkeeper of the 1980s, member of the West German national team, with which he won the 1980 European Championship and lost two World Cup finals, in 1982 and 1986. ...


In Germany, they are typically referred to as the "Nationalmannschaft" (national team) or "Nationalelf" (national eleven), whereas in foreign media, they are regularly described as the "Mannschaft" (literally meaning "The Team").

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History

Early years

Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Bronze 1988 Seoul Team

Between 1899 and 1901, prior to the formation of a national side, there were five unofficial international matches between different German and English selection teams, which all ended as large defeats for the German teams. Eight years after the establishment of the German Football Association (DFB), the first official match of the Germany national football team was played on 5 April 1908, against Switzerland at Basel, with the Swiss winning 5-3. The players were selected by the DFB as there was no dedicated coach at that time. Football (soccer) has been included in every Summer Olympic Games except 1896 and 1932 as a mens competition sport. ... Johnson winning the 100 m final The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games celebrated in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... Final results for the Football competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics. ... The German Football Association (DFB) (German: Deutscher Fußball-Bund) is the governing body of football in Germany. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Basel (disambiguation). ...


The first coach of the Germany national team was Otto Nerz, a school teacher from Mannheim, who served in the role from 1923 to 1936. The German FA could not afford travel to Uruguay for the first World Cup staged in 1930 during the Great Depression, but finished third in the 1934 World Cup in their first appearance in the competition. After a poor showing at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Sepp Herberger became coach. In 1937 he put together a squad which was soon nicknamed the Breslau Elf (the Breslau Eleven) in recognition of their 8-0 win over Denmark in the then German city of Breslau, Lower Silesia (now Wroclaw, Poland).[1] Doctor Otto Nerz (21 October 1892 in Mannheim, Germany - 18 April 1949 in Sachsenhausen, Germany) was a German football manager, the first ever head coach of the Germany national football team between 1923 and 1936. ... Mannheim is a city in Germany. ... The Great Depression was a global economic slump that began in 1929 and bottomed in 1933. ... Qualifying countries The 1934 FIFA World Cup was the second World Cup staged, and was hosted in Italy from May 27 to June 10. ... The 1936 Olympic football competition, won by Italy, has, obviously, come to share an affinity with the political backdrop against which it was being played; in terms of the history of football, however, the tournament suffered as a reaction to the development of the FIFA World Cup. ... Josef (Sepp) Herberger (28 March 1897 in Mannheim, Germany — 20 April 1977 in Weinheim-Hohensachsen, Germany) was a German football player and manager. ... Wrocław. ... Lower Silesia (German: ; Polish: ; Latin: Silesia Inferior) is the northwestern part of the historical and geographical region of Silesia. ...


After Austria became part of Germany in the Anschluss of March 1938, that country's national team - one of Europe's better sides at the time due to professionalism - was disbanded despite having already qualified for the 1938 World Cup. As required by Nazi politicians, five or six ex-Austrian players, from the clubs Rapid Wien, Austria Wien, Vienna Wien, were ordered to join the all-German team on short notice in a staged show of unity orchestrated for political reasons. In the 1938 World Cup that began on 4 June, this "united" German team managed only a 1-1 draw against Switzerland, and then lost the replay 2-4 in front of a hostile crowd in Paris, France. That early exit stands as Germany's worst ever World Cup result. German troops march into Austria on 12 March 1938. ... First international Austria 5 - 0 Hungary (Vienna, Austria; October 12, 1902) Biggest win Austria 9 - 0 Malta (Salzburg, Austria; April 30, 1977) Biggest defeat Austria 1 - 11 England (Vienna, Austria; June 8, 1908) World Cup Appearances 7 (First in 1934) Best result Third place, 1954 European Football Championship Appearances 1... The 1938 FIFA World Cup was the third staging of the World Cup, and was held in France from June 4 to June 19. ... The Sportklub Rapid Wien or SK Rapid Wien is one of the two large football teams in Vienna. ... Club Crest FK Austria Wien are an Austrian football club which plays in the capital, Vienna. ...


During World War II, the team played over 30 international games between September 1939 and November 1942, when national team games was suspended as most players had to join the armed forces. Many of the national team players were gathered together under coach Herberger as Luftwaffen-SV Hamburg through the efforts of a sympathetic air force officer trying to protect the footballers from the most dangerous wartime service. Luftwaffen-SV Hamburg was a short-lived German military football club active during World War II and is noteable as the most successful of the wartime military sides. ...


Three German Teams

After the Second World War, Germany was banned from competition in most sports until about 1950, with none of the three new German states entering the 1950 FIFA World Cup qualifiers as the DFB was only reinstated as full FIFA member after this World Cup. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Qualifying countries The 1950 FIFA World Cup was the only one not decided by a knockout final. ...


German continuity from 1908 to present

As in most aspects of life, the pre-war traditions and organisations of Germany were carried on by the Federal Republic of Germany which was colloquial called West Germany. This applied also to the DFB which had its headquarters in Frankfurt/Main and still employed coach Sepp Herberger. With recognition by FIFA and UEFA, the DFB carried on the tradition of Germany - even if sometimes called "West Germany", there was never a separate "West Germany national football team", it was always identical with the Germany national football team. Neighboring Switzerland was once again the first [2] team that would play Germany in 1950, with Turkey and Republic of Ireland being the only non-German language opponents in friendly matches during 1951. The Federal Republic of Germany can refer to two things: West Germany from 1949-1990 Germany since German reunification in 1990 ... Josef (Sepp) Herberger (28 March 1897 in Mannheim, Germany — 20 April 1977 in Weinheim-Hohensachsen, Germany) was a German football player and manager. ... This article is about the international association football organization. ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... German (called Deutsch in German; in German the term germanisch is equivalent to English Germanic), is a member of the western group of Germanic languages and is one of the worlds major languages. ...


After only 18 post war games in total, Germany had qualified for the 1954 World Cup, having prevailed against Norway and the "third German state", the Saarland. Qualifying countries The 1954 Football World Cup was held in Switzerland. ...


Saarland 1947–1956

The Saar (protectorate), otherwise known as Saarland, had been split off from Germany and put under French control between 1947 and 1956. They sent separate teams to the 1952 Summer Olympics and also to the 1954 World Cup qualifiers, when Saarland national football team finished below Germany but above Norway in their qualification group, having won in Oslo. Legendary coach Helmut Schön was the manager of the Saarland team from 1952 until 1957, when it was merged with the Federal Republic of Germany and the DFB respectively. The Saar, corresponding to the current German state of Saarland, was a protectorate under French control between 1947 and 1959. ... Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DEC Capital Saarbrücken Minister-President Peter Müller (CDU) Governing party CDU Votes in Bundesrat 3 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  2,569 km² (992 sq mi) Population 1,044,000 (11/2006)[1]  - Density 406 /km... The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were held in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland. ... A total of 39 teams entered the 1954 World Cup qualification rounds, competing for a total of 16 spots in the final tournament. ... First international Saarland 5 - 3 Switzerland B  (Saarbrücken, Saar; 22 November 1950)  Norway 2 - 3 Saarland (Oslo, Norway; 24 June 1953) Last International  Netherlands 3 - 2 Saarland (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 6 June 1956) Biggest win  Switzerland B 2 - 5 Saarland (Bern, Switzerland; 15 September 1951) Biggest defeat Saarland 1 - 7... Helmut Schön (15 September 1915 in Dresden, Germany - 23 February 1996 in Wiesbaden, Germany) was a German football player and manager. ...


East Germany 1949–1990

In 1949, the socialist German Democratic Republic was founded in the Soviet-occupied East Germany. From 1952 onwards were represented by a separate FA and its East Germany national football team. East Germany were also the only team able to beat the (West) German team that won the 1974 World Cup, a highly symbolic event for both sides of the nation. They went on to win the gold medal in Football at the 1976 Summer Olympics. After the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, the GDR dissolved itself, its Neue Bundesländer joined the Federal Republic of Germany in the German reunification in 1990, and the football clubs and players joined the DFB. “East Germany” redirects here. ... This article is about the state which existed from 1949 to 1990. ... First international Poland 3 - 0 East Germany (Warsaw, Poland; 21 September 1952) Last International Belgium 0 - 2 East Germany (Brussels, Belgium; 12 September 1990) Biggest win Ceylon 1 - 12 East Germany (Colombo, Ceylon; 12 January 1964) Biggest defeat 0 - 3, 12 times; 1 - 4, three times World Cup Appearances 1... The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from June 13 to July 7. ... I love Football!!!! ... The (five) New Länder (German: ) is a term describing five reestablished states (Länder) in the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) that joined the Federal Republic of Germany (with ten Old Länder plus associated West-Berlin) upon German reunification on 3 October 1990. ... This article is about the 1990 German reunification. ...


Das Wunder von Bern

Germany, captained by Fritz Walter, met in the 1954 World Cup some of the teams they had played in friendly matches, namely Turkey, Yugoslavia and Austria. When playing favorites Hungary in the group stage, with good chances to qualify for the next round even in case of defeat, coach Sepp Herberger did not field his best players, saving them from the experience of a 3-8 loss. Germany would go on to meet Hungary again in the final, facing the legendary team of Mighty Magyars again, which had gone unbeaten for 32 consecutive matches, a record that still stands today. In a shocking upset, Germany came back from an early two goal deficit to win 3-2, with Helmut Rahn scoring the winning goal with only six minutes remaining. The success is called "The Miracle of Bern" (Das Wunder von Bern). The unexpected victory created a sense of euphoria throughout a divided postwar Germany. The triumph is credited with playing a significant role in securing the postwar ideological foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany. Fritz Walter (October 31, 1920 - June 17, 2002) was one of the most popular German football players. ... Qualifying countries The 1954 Football World Cup was held in Switzerland. ... First international Czechoslovakia 7 - 0 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August 1920) Last International as SFR Yugoslavia[2] Netherlands 2 - 0 Yugoslavia (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 25 March 1992) Biggest win Yugoslavia 10 - 1 India (Helsinki, Finland; 15 July 1952) Yugoslavia 9 - 0 Zaire (Gelsenkirchen, Germany; 18 June... Josef (Sepp) Herberger (28 March 1897 in Mannheim, Germany — 20 April 1977 in Weinheim-Hohensachsen, Germany) was a German football player and manager. ... The Golden Team is one of several names used to describe the legendary Hungary national football team of the 1950s. ... Helmut Rahn, known as Der Boss (The Boss), (born 16th August 1929 in Essen; died 14th August 2003) was a German football player. ... This article is about the film. ...


Memorable losses: Wembley goal and Game of the Century

After finishing fourth in the 1958 World Cup and reaching only the quarter-finals in the 1962 World Cup, the DFB had to make changes. Following examples set abroad, professionalism was introduced, and the best clubs from the various Regionalligas were assembled into the new Bundesliga. In 1964, Helmut Schön took over as coach, replacing Herberger who had been in office for 28 years. Qualifying countries The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from June 8 to June 28. ... Qualifying countries The 1962 FIFA World Cup, the seventh staging of the World Cup, was held in Chile from May 30 to June 17. ... The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germanys football league system. ... Helmut Schön (15 September 1915 in Dresden, Germany - 23 February 1996 in Wiesbaden, Germany) was a German football player and manager. ...


In the 1966 World Cup, Germany reached the final after beating the USSR in the semifinal, facing hosts England at Wembley Stadium. Wolfgang Weber's last minute goal took the game into extra time, a goal claimed to be controversial by the English, with the ball appearing to hit the hand of a German player as it travelled through the England penalty area before he prodded it in. The first extra time goal by Geoff Hurst, nicknamed Wembley-Tor (Wembley goal) in Germany, is still controversial after all this time. Later video evidence indicates that the ball never crossed the line after hitting the crossbar.[3] As the Swiss referee did not see the situation properly, the opinion of the Soviet linesman Tofik Bakhramov who believed that the ball bounced back from the net rather than the crossbar led to one of the most contentious goals in the history of football. While the Germans pushed hard to tie the game, spectators entered the field in the final seconds, and Hurst scored another controversial goal giving England a 4-2 win. Qualifying countries The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from July 11 to July 30. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ... Wolfgang Weber (born June 26, 1944) was a footballer best remembered for scoring the last-minute equaliser for West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final. ... Extra time is an additional period played at the end of some games of football (soccer) if the score is tied after the two standard periods (halves) of play. ... The penalty area (colloquiallly also known as the 18-yard box, penalty box or simply the box), is an area of an association football field. ... Sir Geoffrey Charles Hurst, MBE (born December 8, 1941 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire) is a footballer enshrined in the games history as the only player to have scored a hat-trick in a World Cup final. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


Germany gained a measure of revenge in the 1970 World Cup by knocking England out in the quarter-finals 3-2, having been 2-0 down, before they suffered another memorable extra time loss, this time in the semi-final against Italy at Estadio Azteca. Karl-Heinz Schnellinger scored during injury time to level the match at 1-1, and during extra time, both teams held the lead at one time. Memorably, Franz Beckenbauer remained on the field even with a dislocated shoulder, his arm in a sling strapped to his body, as Germany had used up their two allowed substitutions. Eventually won 4-3 by Italy, this match with five goals in extra time is one of the most dramatic in World Cup history, and is called "Game of the Century" in both Italy (Partita del secolo) and Germany (Jahrhundertspiel). While the exhausted Italians lost to Brazil, Germany went on to claim third place by beating Uruguay 1-0, and Gerd Müller finished as the tournament top scorer with 10 goals. The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from May 31 to June 21. ... Outside the stadium. ... Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (born March 31, 1939 in Duren) is a former German footballer. ... Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities, his first name Franz (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors called Francis in English), and his dominance on the football pitch. ... Gerd Müllers header for West Germany in the 110th minute. ... Gerd Müller (IPA—German: ) (born November 3, 1945 in Nördlingen) is a former West German football player. ... For more information about the Football World Cup, go to Football World Cup At the end of each World Cup final tournament, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of the game. ...


World Cup title on home soil

In 1971, Franz Beckenbauer became captain of the national side, and he led Germany to great success as they became both the European and World Champions. They won the European Championship at their first attempt in Euro 72, after beating the Soviet Union 3-0 in the final. Then as hosts of the 1974 World Cup, they won their second World Cup title, after beating the Netherlands 2-1 in the final at the Olympiastadion. Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities, his first name Franz (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors called Francis in English), and his dominance on the football pitch. ... The 1972 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 72) final tournament was held in Belgium. ... The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from June 13 to July 7. ... The Munich Olympiastadion from bigfotos At the heart of the Olympiapark München in northern Munich, the Olympiastadion was the main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics. ...


Two matches in the 1974 World Cup stood out for Germany. The first group stage saw a politically charged match as Germany, representing the FRG, played the East Germany national football team representing the socialist GDR. Both teams already were qualified for advance to the next round, and the East Germans won 1-0. The (West) Germans adjusted their line up after the loss and advanced to the final which was the other outstanding match, against the Johan Cruijff-led Dutch team and their brand of "Total Football". Cruijff was brought down early in the German penalty area following a solo run before any of the German players had even touched the ball, and the Dutch took the lead from the ensuing penalty with just a minute gone on the clock. However, West Germany managed to come back, tying the match on a penalty scored by Paul Breitner, and winning it with Gerd Müller's goal just before half-time. A second goal by Müller was mistakenly[citation needed] ruled offside. First international Poland 3 - 0 East Germany (Warsaw, Poland; 21 September 1952) Last International Belgium 0 - 2 East Germany (Brussels, Belgium; 12 September 1990) Biggest win Ceylon 1 - 12 East Germany (Colombo, Ceylon; 12 January 1964) Biggest defeat 0 - 3, 12 times; 1 - 4, three times World Cup Appearances 1... Hendrik Johannes Cruijff ( ) - often spelled Cruyff outside the Netherlands; see IJ (digraph)); born April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager/coach and former player. ... For the Australian television program, see Total Football (television program). ... The penalty area (colloquiallly also known as the 18-yard box or penalty box), is an area of an association football (soccer) field. ... Players taking up positions prior to a penalty kick; note that the goalkeeper is not yet in the required position A penalty kick is a type of free kick in association football (soccer), taken from twelve yards (eleven metres) out from goal and with only the goalkeeper of the defending... Paul Breitner (born September 5, 1951 in Kolbermoor, West Germany) was a German football player. ... Gerd Müller (IPA—German: ) (born November 3, 1945 in Nördlingen) is a former West German football player. ...


Late 1970s and early 1980s

Germany failed to defend their titles in the next two major international tournaments. First they lost to Czechoslovakia in the final of Euro 76 in a penalty shootout by a score of 5-3, after the match finished 2-2, with Uli Hoeneß famously kicking the ball sky high. Then in the 1978 World Cup, they were eliminated in the second group stage after losing 3-2 to Austria which was already eliminated at that time, but surprised the Germans with their zeal to beat them anyway. Schön retired as coach afterwards, and the post was taken over by his assistant Jupp Derwall. The 1976 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 76) final tournament was held in Yugoslavia. ... Penalty shootouts, officially named kicks from the penalty mark, are a method sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament (or wins the tournament) following a draw in a game of football. ... Ulrich Uli Hoeneß, (alternative spelling: Hoeness), (born 5 January 1952) was a German football (soccer) player and is now general manager of the football club Bayern Munich. ... The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the World Cup, was held in Argentina between June 1 and June 25. ... Josef Jupp Derwall (b. ...


Germany's first tournament under Derwall was successful, as they won Euro 80 after beating Belgium 2-1 in the final, their second European title. Germany then reached the final of the 1982 World Cup, but not without difficulties. They were upset 2-1 by Algeria in their first match, but managed to sneak into the second round with a controversial 1-0 win over Austria as the result advanced both teams at the expense of Algeria. Then in their semi-final against France, they came back from 3-1 down during extra time to tie the match 3-3, and won the following penalty shootout 5-4. In the final, they were defeated by Italy by a score of 3-1. The 1980 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 80) final tournament was held in Italy. ... The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th staging of the World Cup, was held in Spain from June 13 to July 11. ...


During the period of the 1970s and 80s, non-professional teams representing Germany also achieved small success at the Olympic Games, most notably in the 1988 Olympics, when they won the bronze medal, while also reaching the Second Round in both 1972 and 1984. In the 1972 Olympics, Germany played against East Germany in the second group stage, losing 3-2, one of only two major matches between the two Germanies (the other one being the 1974 World Cup Group match, which also was won - 1-0 - by the East German state). The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ... Johnson winning the 100 m final The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games celebrated in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were celebrated in Munich, in what was then West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ...  Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... First international Poland 3 - 0 East Germany (Warsaw, Poland; 21 September 1952) Last International Belgium 0 - 2 East Germany (Brussels, Belgium; 12 September 1990) Biggest win Ceylon 1 - 12 East Germany (Colombo, Ceylon; 12 January 1964) Biggest defeat 0 - 3, 12 times; 1 - 4, three times World Cup Appearances 1... This article is about the state which existed from 1949 to 1990. ...


Toni Schumacher, along with Sergio Goycochea, holds the record for the most World Cup penalty shootout saves, with four. He saved two against France in 1982 and another two against Mexico in 1986. Harald Anton Schumacher (born March 6, 1954 in Düren, Germany), commonly known as Toni Schumacher, was a football goalkeeper of the 1980s, member of the West German national team, with which he won the 1980 European Championship and lost two World Cup finals, in 1982 and 1986. ... Sergio Javier Goycochea (born October 17, 1963 in Lima, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a famous retired Argentinian football goalkeeper. ...


Germany also has one of the world's most productive goal scorers in Gerd Müller, who racked up fourteen goals in just two World Cups. His ten goals in 1970 are the third most in a tournament, just behind France's Just Fontaine and Hungarian Sándor Kocsis. Though Müller's all time Finals score was broken by Ronaldo in 2006, it took the latter three tournaments to do so (1998, 2002, 2006). France's Just Fontaine is in third place all-time, with thirteen goals, all scored at the 1958 World Cup. Gerd Müller (IPA—German: ) (born November 3, 1945 in Nördlingen) is a former West German football player. ... Just Fontaine (born August 18, 1933 in Marrakech, Morocco) was a French football player. ... Sándor Kocsis Peter (born Budapest, Hungary, September 21, 1929; died Barcelona, July 22, 1979), also referred to as Kocsis Sándor, was a Hungarian footballer who played for Ferencváros TC, Budapest Honvéd, Young Fellows Zürich, CF Barcelona and Hungary. ... Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazil and the Italian Serie A club AC Milan. ... Just Fontaine (born August 18, 1933 in Marrakech, Morocco) was a French football player. ... Qualifying countries The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from June 8 to June 28. ...


Beckenbauer's triumph as coach

After being eliminated in the first round of Euro 84, Franz Beckenbauer returned to the national team as coach to replace Derwall. In the 1986 World Cup, Germany finished as runners-up for the second consecutive time, after again beating France 2-0 in the semi-finals, but losing to the Diego Maradona-led Argentina 3-2 in the final. In Euro 88, West Germany's hopes of winning the tournament on home soil were spoiled by the Netherlands, as the Dutch gained revenge of their loss in 1974 by beating them 2-1 in the semi-final. The 1984 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 84) final tournament was held in France. ... Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities, his first name Franz (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors called Francis in English), and his dominance on the football pitch. ... The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ... Maradona redirects here. ... Ruud Gullit lifts the trophy after winning the cup with the Netherlands The 1988 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 88) final tournament was held in West Germany. ...


In the 1990 World Cup, Germany finally won their third World Cup title in the unprecedented third consecutive final appearance. At the time, German reunification was not yet official, so no player that had been capped for East Germany was eligible for the DFB team yet. Captained by Lothar Matthäus, they were worthy champions as they defeated Yugoslavia (4-1), UAE (5-1), the Netherlands (2-1), Czechoslovakia (1-0), and England (1-1, 4-3 on penalty kicks) on the way to a final rematch against Argentina. In a dull match, Germany won 1-0 with the only goal being a penalty scored in the 85th minute by Andreas Brehme. Beckenbauer, who won the title as captain in 1974, thus became the second person (after Mário Zagallo) to have won the World Cup as both a player and a coach, and the first as both a captain and a coach. The 1990 FIFA World Cup, the 14th staging of the World Cup, was held in Italy from June 8 to July 8. ... This article is about the 1990 German reunification. ... Lothar Herbert Matthäus (born 21 March 1961) is a German former football player and now manager. ... First international Czechoslovakia 7 - 0 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August 1920) Last International as SFR Yugoslavia[2] Netherlands 2 - 0 Yugoslavia (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 25 March 1992) Biggest win Yugoslavia 10 - 1 India (Helsinki, Finland; 15 July 1952) Yugoslavia 9 - 0 Zaire (Gelsenkirchen, Germany; 18 June... First international UAE 1 - 0 Qatar (Saudi Arabia; March 17, 1972) Biggest win Brunei 0 - 12 UAE (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; April 14, 2001) Biggest defeat UAE 0 - 8 Brazil (Abu Dhabi, UAE; November 12, 2005) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1990) Best result Round 1, 1990 AFC Asian... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Andreas Brehme (born November 9, 1960 in Hamburg) is a German football coach and former football defender. ... Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo (born August 9, 1931 in Maceió) is a Brazilian football coach and former player, of Lebanese origin. ...


Olympic football Teams

In 1964 the football team from East Germany was representing the joint East/West-German team at the football tournament at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and won the Bronze Medal there. The football competiton at the 1964 Summer Olympics started on October 11 and ended on October 23. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


During the period of the 1970s and 80s, West Germany could only send- non-professional players with amateur status to represent the country at Olympic Games. The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ...


These teams achieved some success, most notably in the 1964 Summer Olympics, when they won the bronze medal, while also reaching the Second Round in both 1972, and 1984. Final results for the Football competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics. ... Final results for the Football competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich, Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Nürnberg, Passau, and Regensburg. ... The football tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics started on July 29 and ended on August 11. ...


The team representing a separate East Germany at the football tournament at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal won the Gold Medal. The football competiton at the 1964 Summer Olympics started on October 11 and ended on October 23. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ...


Reunification

The process of reunification of Germany by five New Länder joining the 11 existing states of the Federal Republic of Germany had been in progress since late 1989. Political unification was formalised on 3 October 1990 while clubs and players had joined the DFB and its leagues already for the new season. However, due to FIFA rules, players that had been capped for East Germany were not yet eligible for the two more internationals in October 1990 against Sweden and Luxembourg. The first game for which players such as Matthias Sammer and Ulf Kirsten were eligible was against Switzerland on 19 December. German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) refers to the reunification of Germany from its constituent parts of East Germany and West Germany under a single government on October 3, 1990. ... The New Länder (German: Neue Länder) are collectively the states (Länder) of the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) that joined the Federal Republic of Germany upon German reunification in 1990. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ulf Kirsten (born December 4, 1965 in Riesa, East Germany) is a former German football (soccer) striker, the first player in history to reach a total 100 caps playing with two different national teams. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


After the World Cup win in 1990, assistant Berti Vogts took over from Beckenbauer as the national team coach. In Euro 92, Germany reached the final, but lost 2-0 to surprise winners Denmark. As defending champions in the 1994 World Cup, they were upset 2-1 in the quarter-finals by Bulgaria after taking the lead. Hans Hubert (Berti) Vogts (born 30 December 1946 in Büttgen) is a former German international football player and manager. ... The 1992 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 92) final tournament was hosted by Sweden. ... Qualifying countries The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. ...


Germany won their first major international title after the reunification at Euro 96, becoming European champions for the third time. They defeated England, who were the hosts, again on penalty kicks (6-5, after a 1-1 draw) in the semi-finals, and the Czech Republic 2-1 in the final, a match decided by a golden goal scored by Oliver Bierhoff. The 1996 European Football Championship (or simply Euro 96) was hosted by England. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... The golden goal was a method used in football to decide the winner of games in elimination matches which end in a draw after the end of ordinary time (90 minutes). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


However, in the 1998 World Cup, Germany were again eliminated by a less heralded opponent in the quarter-finals, this time in a 3-0 rout by Croatia. Vogts stepped down afterwards and was replaced by Erich Ribbeck. 1998 World Cup redirects here. ... Erich Sir Erich Ribbeck (Born June 13, 1937 in Wuppertal,North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) is a soccer manager. ...


Into the 21st century

Entering the 21st century, Germany's standing as one of the best national sides in the world, and as of a team that almost always reaches the later rounds of major tournaments, was starting to be discouraged by disappointing results.


In Euro 2000, the aging team went out in the first round after failing to win any of their three matches, including a 1-0 defeat to rivals England and an embarrassing 3-0 loss to a second-string Portugal side (the Portuguese having already advanced). Rudi Völler replaced Ribbeck as coach, initially on a temporary basis, and later permanently after planned successor Christoph Daum was involved in a drug scandal. The 2000 UEFA UEFA European Championship, or Euro 2000, was the 11th UEFA European Championship, which is held every four years and organised by UEFA, footballs governing body in Europe. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Rudolf Rudi Völler (born April 13, 1960) is a German former international football striker, and a former manager of the German national team. ... Christoph Daum (born October 24, 1953 in Zwickau) is a German football coach. ...


Coming into the 2002 World Cup, expectations of the German team were low, due to poor results in the qualifiers, including a 5-1 home defeat against England. However, they started out strong by thrashing Saudi Arabia 8-0 in their first match. At the knockout stages, they produced three consecutive 1-0 wins, against Paraguay, the United States, and co-hosts South Korea, setting up a final against Brazil, the first World Cup meeting between the two. However, with the pivotal Michael Ballack suspended due to accumulated yellow cards, Germany's chances had declined. In a hard-fought match, Germany lost 2-0. German captain and goalkeeper Oliver Kahn won the Golden Ball, the first time in the World Cup's history a goalkeeper was named best player of the tournament. Simultaneously, he won the Yashin-Award as the best goalkeeper. The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... Listed below are the dates and results for the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the European zone (UEFA). ... Germany 1 - England 5 was a football game held in Munich on September 1, 2001. ... First international South Korea 5 - 3 Mexico (London, England; August 2, 1948) Largest win South Korea 16 - 0 Nepal (Incheon, South Korea; September 29, 2003) Worst defeat Sweden 12 - 0 South Korea (London, England; August 5, 1948) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1954) Best result Fourth place, 2002 AFC... Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German footballer. ... Misconduct in football (soccer) is any conduct by a player which is deemed by the referee to warrant a disciplinary sanction (caution or dismissal) in accordance with Law 12 the Laws of the Game. ... Oliver Rolf Kahn (born 15 June 1969 in Karlsruhe) is a German football goalkeeper. ... For more information about the Football World Cup, go to Football World Cup At the end of each World Cup final tournament, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of the game. ... For more information about the Football World Cup, go to Football World Cup At the end of each World Cup final tournament, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of the game. ...


Germany failed to build on their success in 2002, and again exited in the first round of Euro 2004 without winning a match. As was the case in 2000, the Germans bowed out after losing to the second-string side of a team that had already advanced, in this case that of the Czech Republic, in a match where Germany dominated but couldn't get the ball into the net, before a break was won by the Czechs which they scored from. Völler resigned afterwards, denouncing the constant media criticism in a famous TV interview, and the national team had to find their third new coach in six years, after having had only six coaches in the previous 75 years. As prospective candidates including Ottmar Hitzfeld and Otto Rehhagel turned down the job, former national team player Jürgen Klinsmann, who had never held any coaching jobs before, was appointed. In similar style to Beckenbauer's former role as team manager without a coaching license, the experienced Joachim Löw from Stuttgart would assist him. Klinsmann's main task was to lead the national team to a good showing at the 2006 World Cup, which Germany were going to host. The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called Euro 2004, was held in Portugal between June 12 and July 4, 2004. ... First International Hungary 2 - 1 Bohemia (Budapest, Hungary; 5 April 1903) Turkey 1 - 4 Czech Republic (Istanbul, Turkey; 23 February 1994) Largest win Czech Republic 8 - 1 Andorra (Liberec, Czech Republic; 4 June 2005) Worst defeat Switzerland 3 - 0 Czech Republic (Zürich, Switzerland; 20 April 1994) World Cup Appearances... Ottmar Hitzfeld (born 12 January 1949 in Lörrach, Baden-Württemberg) is a German former football player and manager, now serving in his second stint with FC Bayern Munich. ... Otto Rehhagel (born August 9, 1938 in Essen) is a German football coach and former football player. ... Jürgen Klinsmann (born July 30, 1964 in Göppingen) is a German football manager and former football player, who played for several prominent clubs in Europe and was part of the German team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup. ... Joachim Jogi Löw [joÊ”aˈxiːm (joːgi) løːf] (born 3 February 1960 in Schönau im Schwarzwald) is the coach of the German national football team and a former German football midfielder. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ...


2006 World Cup

Although the host nation, hopes prior to the start of the tournament proper were not as high for Germany as in previous tournaments, even in Germany itself. Critics had pointed out the apparent lack of quality players in the squad and coach Klinsmann's decision to live in America rather than Germany.


Germany, however, won the opening game of the World Cup against Costa Rica 4-2. They continued to develop both confidence and support across the group stage, conceding no further goals as they beat Poland 1-0 and Ecuador 3-0, with Miroslav Klose scoring twice and Lukas Podolski adding another in the last match. Germany finished on top of the group with three wins. Miroslav Klose (born Mirosław Marian Kloze on June 9, 1978) is a German footballer who plays as a striker. ... Lukas Podolski (German, pronounced ) (born as on June 4, 1985 in Gliwice, Upper Silesia, Poland) nicknamed (Prinz) Poldi, is a German footballer who plays as a striker for Bayern Munich and is a member of the German national team. ...


The team went on to defeat Sweden 2-0 in the round of 16, with Lukas Podolski netting both goals in only 12 minutes, from assists by Miroslav Klose. Lukas Podolski (German, pronounced ) (born as on June 4, 1985 in Gliwice, Upper Silesia, Poland) nicknamed (Prinz) Poldi, is a German footballer who plays as a striker for Bayern Munich and is a member of the German national team. ... Miroslav Klose (born Mirosław Marian Kloze on June 9, 1978) is a German footballer who plays as a striker. ...

Public viewing of the match Germany vs. Argentina at the Donau Arena in Regensburg
Public viewing of the match Germany vs. Argentina at the Donau Arena in Regensburg

Germany faced favourites Argentina in the quarter-finals, a team that Germany had not defeated since the 1990 World Cup. Germany's shutout streak was broken shortly after half time as Argentina scored first to grab a 1-0 lead. However, Michael Ballack's cross, flicked on by Tim Borowski, allowed Klose to head in the equalizer with 10 minutes to spare. During penalties, Jens Lehmann stopped two spot kicks while his teammates made all of the necessary goals to win the decisive shootout 4 - 2. Afterwards, the Argentinians started a brawl, which later, after Italian TV showed video footage of Torsten Frings participating in the brawl, resulted in a ban for him. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 405 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Germany national football team Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 405 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Germany national football team Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Regensburg (also Ratisbon, Latin Ratisbona) is a city (population 151. ... Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German footballer. ... Tim Borowski (born May 2, 1980 in Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany), is a German football midfielder with SV Werder Bremen of the German Bundesliga and Germany. ... For other persons named Jens Lehmann, see Jens Lehmann (disambiguation). ... Torsten Frings (born November 22, 1976 in Würselen, Germany) is a German football midfielder who currently plays for Werder Bremen of the German Bundesliga. ...


These results produced much expectation in Germany, many thinking that a record eighth appearance at the final was possible even though a vital player was missing, and the team was tired after going the full distance against one of the best teams. Taking the semi-final against Italy to extra time again, hopes grew high that yet another penalty shoot-out would take the team to the final in Berlin. Despite Klinsmann's focus on fitness, speed and concentration of German players faded, conceding two goals in the dying ninety seconds of the extra time. Extra time is an additional period played at the end of some games of football (soccer) if the score is tied after the two standard periods (halves) of play. ...


Despite having their dreams of playing in the final dashed, Klinsmann's squad quickly recovered their composure, and journalists noted the team's upbeat mood in the practices after the semi-final. Three starters, including captain Michael Ballack, would not be available for the third place match. They faced the Portuguese team, with goalkeeper Ricardo having only conceded one goal in regular play. Nonetheless, Germany thoroughly routed Portugal 3-1, at one point being up three goals to nil from Bastian Schweinsteiger's two goals and an own goal, also off his shot, by Portugal's Petit. Ricardo Pereira, usually referred to simply as Ricardo (pron. ...   (born August 1, 1984 in Kolbermoor, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional footballer from Germany who plays as a midfielder for Bayern Munich. ... Armando Gonçalves Teixeira (born September 25, 1976 in Strasbourg, France), known as Petit (pron. ...


Germany managed to end the World Cup on a high, not only with a 3-1 win over Portugal in the battle for third place, but also with several awards: Miroslav Klose was awarded the Golden Boot for his tournament-leading five goals, and fellow striker Lukas Podolski won the 'Best Young Player' award. Furthermore, four of Germany's players (Jens Lehmann, Philipp Lahm, Michael Ballack and Miroslav Klose) were selected for the 'Mastercard All-Star Team'. In addition, at 14 goals scored, the German side put away more goals than any other team. At the end of the tournament, more than 500,000 people celebrated the team's closing ceremony by giving them a heroes welcome at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Germany had a much better World Cup than many - at home and abroad - ever believed possible. In fact the World Cup might have managed to positively change the perceptions of Germany for many worldwide.[citation needed] Miroslav Klose (born Mirosław Marian Kloze on June 9, 1978) is a German footballer who plays as a striker. ... The Golden Boot is the award given to the top goalscorer in a football (soccer) tournament. ... Lukas Podolski (German, pronounced ) (born as on June 4, 1985 in Gliwice, Upper Silesia, Poland) nicknamed (Prinz) Poldi, is a German footballer who plays as a striker for Bayern Munich and is a member of the German national team. ... For other persons named Jens Lehmann, see Jens Lehmann (disambiguation). ... Philipp Lahm (born November 11, 1983 in Munich, Bavaria) is a German footballer who plays as a defender for Bayern Munich and Germany. ... Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German footballer. ... Miroslav Klose (born Mirosław Marian Kloze on June 9, 1978) is a German footballer who plays as a striker. ... The Brandenburg Gate The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin, Germany. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ...


Euro 2008 Campaign

Main article: UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group D

Germany's entry into the Euro 2008 qualifying round was marked, not least, by the promotion of Joachim Löw to coach. For the preliminary round, (which ran from 2 September 2006 - 21 November 2007) Germany were placed into Group D, along with Cyprus, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Ireland, San Marino, Slovakia and Wales. Standings and results for Group D of the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying tournament. ... Joachim Jogi Löw [joÊ”aˈxiːm (joːgi) løːf] (born 3 February 1960 in Schönau im Schwarzwald) is the coach of the German national football team and a former German football midfielder. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... First international  Scotland 4 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 26 March 1876) Biggest win Wales 11 - 0 Ireland  (Wrexham, Wales; 3 March 1888) Biggest defeat  Scotland 9 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1958) Best result Quarter-finals, 1958 The Wales national football team...


Die Nationalelf started well into the qualifying round, winning in direct encounters against fellow competitors Czech Republic, Republic of Ireland and Slovakia and defeating San Marino in a historic 13-0 record away win. At this point unbeaten, Germany secured its spot at Euro 2008 with a 0-0 draw against Republic of Ireland on October 13, 2007, becoming the first team to do so. After assuring themselves of a place in the finals, they succumbed to a 0-3 defeat by the Czech Republic in Munich, seeing them drop to second in the group and remaining at this position for the rest of the qualifying tournament. Germany's most successful scorer in the qualifying stage was Lukas Podolski, who contributed eight goals. is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Lukas Podolski (German, pronounced ) (born as on June 4, 1985 in Gliwice, Upper Silesia, Poland) nicknamed (Prinz) Poldi, is a German footballer who plays as a striker for Bayern Munich and is a member of the German national team. ...

Main article: UEFA Euro 2008 Group B

For the final tournament, Germany were placed into Group B alongside Poland, whom die Nationalelf faced in the group stage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Croatia and longtime rivals Austria. Germany won 2-0 to Poland on June 8, 2008. Both goals were scored by Lukas Podolski. However, at the hands of Croatia, the German team suffered an ignominious 2-1 defeat, compounded by a red card for Bastian Schweinsteiger for an aggressive off-the-ball incident. Germany finally entered the knockout round with the victory over Austria in the last match of group play. The only scorer of the game was Michael Ballack, who scored in the 49th minute with a powerful long-distance direct free kick. The team defeated group A winners Portugal 3-2 in the first quarterfinal of the Euro 2008 tournament, with Schweinsteiger and Miroslav Klose each providing a goal in the first half. A third goal was added by Ballack in the second half to cement the victory and propel the team into the semi-final where they met Turkey. 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Lukas Podolski (German, pronounced ) (born as on June 4, 1985 in Gliwice, Upper Silesia, Poland) nicknamed (Prinz) Poldi, is a German footballer who plays as a striker for Bayern Munich and is a member of the German national team. ...   (born August 1, 1984 in Kolbermoor, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional footballer from Germany who plays as a midfielder for Bayern Munich. ... Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German footballer. ... This article is about the 2008 sporting event. ... Miroslav Klose (born MirosÅ‚aw Marian Kloze on June 9, 1978) is a German footballer who plays as a striker. ...


In the semi-final, Germany beat Turkey 3-2. A goal by Ugur Boral in the 22nd minute gave Turkey the lead, but Bastian Schweinsteiger balanced the score four minutes later. A header by Miroslav Klose put Germany ahead in the 79th minute, but Turkey equalized minutes later with a goal by Semih Senturk. Just as the game was heading for extra time, Philipp Lahm stole in at the near post to score in the final minute, sending Germany into the final against Spain. UÄŸur Boral (born April 14, 1982 in Turkey) is a professional football player. ...   (born August 1, 1984 in Kolbermoor, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional footballer from Germany who plays as a midfielder for Bayern Munich. ... Miroslav Klose (born MirosÅ‚aw Marian Kloze on June 9, 1978) is a German footballer who plays as a striker. ... Turkish soccer player. ... Philipp Lahm (born November 11, 1983 in Munich, Bavaria) is a German footballer who plays as a defender for Bayern Munich and Germany. ...


Germany lost the UEFA Euro 2008 Final on Sunday, June 29th 2008 in Vienna, in which they met Spain. Fernando Torres scored in the 33rd minute, putting the Spanish up 1-0, which ended up as the match's final score. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Fernando José Torres Sanz (born 20 March 1984 in Madrid, Spain) is a Spanish footballer, who plays for Liverpool. ...


Current FIFA World Cup qualification

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Germany Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Russia Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Finland Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Wales Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Finland Flag of Germany Flag of Liechtenstein Flag of Russia Flag of Wales
Flag of Azerbaijan 5 Sep '09 19 Aug '09 10 Sep '08 14 Oct '09 6 Jun '09
Flag of Finland 11 Oct '08 10 Sep '08 6 Jun '09 10 Jun '09 10 Oct '09
Flag of Germany 9 Sep '09 14 Oct '09 28 Mar '09 11 Oct '08 15 Oct '08
Flag of Liechtenstein 10 Oct '09 9 Sep '09 6 Sep '08 1 Apr '09 14 Oct '09
Flag of Russia 28 Mar '09 15 Oct '08 10 Oct '09 5 Sep '09 10 Sep '08
Flag of Wales 6 Sep '08 28 Mar '09 1 Apr '09 11 Oct '08 9 Sep '09

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Stadium

Germany does not have a national stadium, and rotate their home matches among various stadia across the country.


Competition records

Germany has won the World Cup three times, behind only Brazil (five titles) and Italy (four titles). It has finished as runners-up four times, two more than any other side. In terms of semifinal appearances, Germany leads with 11, one more than Brazil's 10, which had participated in two more tournaments. In the last 14 World Cup tournaments, Germany has always reached at least the stage of the last eight teams. Germany has also qualified for every of the 16 World Cups it has entered — it did not enter the inaugural competition in Uruguay of 1930 for economic reasons, and could not qualify for or compete in the post-war 1950 World Cup as the DFB was re-instated as a FIFA member only two months after this tournament. The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the mens national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the... The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the first football World Cup tournament ever staged. ... Qualifying countries The 1950 FIFA World Cup was the only one not decided by a knockout final. ...


Germany has also won the European Championship three times (France and Spain are the only other multiple-time winners with two titles), and finished as runners-up three times as well. The Germans have qualified for every European Championship tournament except for the very first EC they entered in 1968. For that tournament, Germany was in the only group of three teams and thus only played four qualifying games. The deciding game was a scoreless draw in Albania which gave Yugoslavia the edge, having won in their neighbor country. The UEFA European Football Championship is the main football competition of the mens national football teams governed by UEFA (the Union of European Football Associations). ... The 1968 European Football Championship final tournament was held in Italy. ...


Germany played in the FIFA Confederations Cup twice, in 1999 (first round exit) and in 2005 (third place) as hosts. The Confederations Cup The FIFA Confederations Cup is a football (soccer) tournament for national teams, held every four years (previously every two years) by FIFA. It is contested by the winners of each of the six FIFA confederation championships (CAF, CONMEBOL, UEFA, AFC, OFC, CONCACAF), along with the FIFA World... The 1999 Confederations Cup tournament was hosted by Mexico in July and August of 1999. ... Final kick-off The 2005 Confederations Cup football tournament was held in Germany, between June 15 and June 29, 2005. ...


See also East Germany and Saarland for the results of these separate German teams, and Austria for the team that was merged into the German team from 1938 to 1945. First international Poland 3 - 0 East Germany (Warsaw, Poland; 21 September 1952) Last International Belgium 0 - 2 East Germany (Brussels, Belgium; 12 September 1990) Biggest win Ceylon 1 - 12 East Germany (Colombo, Ceylon; 12 January 1964) Biggest defeat 0 - 3, 12 times; 1 - 4, three times World Cup Appearances 1... First international Saarland 5 - 3 Switzerland B  (Saarbrücken, Saar; 22 November 1950)  Norway 2 - 3 Saarland (Oslo, Norway; 24 June 1953) Last International  Netherlands 3 - 2 Saarland (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 6 June 1956) Biggest win  Switzerland B 2 - 5 Saarland (Bern, Switzerland; 15 September 1951) Biggest defeat Saarland 1 - 7...


Competitive record

World Cup record

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Flag of Uruguay 1930 Withdrew - - - - - - -
Flag of Italy 1934 Third place 3 4 3 0 1 11 8
Flag of France 1938 Round 1 10 2 0 1 1 3 5
Flag of Brazil 1950 Banned - - - - - - -
Flag of Switzerland 1954 Champions 1 6 5 0 1 25 14
Flag of Sweden 1958 Fourth place 4 6 2 2 2 12 14
Flag of Chile 1962 Quarter-finals 7 4 2 1 1 4 2
Flag of England 1966 Final 2 6 4 1 1 15 6
Flag of Mexico 1970 Third place 3 6 5 0 1 17 10
Flag of West Germany 1974 Champions 1 7 6 0 1 13 4
Flag of Argentina 1978 Second Round 6 6 1 4 1 10 5
Flag of Spain 1982 Final 2 7 3 2 2 12 10
Flag of Mexico 1986 Final 2 7 3 2 2 8 7
Flag of Italy 1990 Champions 1 7 5 2 0 15 5
Flag of the United States 1994 Quarter-finals 5 5 3 1 1 9 7
Flag of France 1998 Quarter-finals 7 5 3 1 1 8 6
Flag of South Korea Flag of Japan 2002 Final 2 7 5 1 1 14 3
Flag of Germany 2006 Third place 3 7 5 1 1 14 6
Total 16/18 3 Titles 92 55 *19 18 198 109
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won. Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

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European Championship record

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Flag of France 1960 Did Not Enter - - - - - -
Flag of Spain 1964 Did Not Enter - - - - - -
Flag of Italy 1968 Did Not Qualify - - - - - -
Flag of Belgium 1972 Champions 2 2 0 0 5 1
Flag of Yugoslavia 1976 Final 2 1 1 0 6 4
Flag of Italy 1980 Champions 4 3 1 0 6 3
Flag of France 1984 Round 1 3 1 1 1 2 2
Flag of West Germany 1988 Semi-finals 4 2 1 1 6 3
Flag of Sweden 1992 Final 5 2 1 2 7 8
Flag of England 1996 Champions 6 4 2 0 10 3
Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands 2000 Round 1 3 0 1 2 1 5
Flag of Portugal 2004 Round 1 3 0 2 1 2 3
Flag of Switzerland Flag of Austria 2008 Final 6 4 0 2 10 7
Total 3 Titles 38 19 10 9 55 39

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Confederations Cup Record

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Flag of Saudi Arabia 1992 Did Not Qualify - - - - - -
Flag of Saudi Arabia 1995 Did Not Qualify - - - - - -
Flag of Saudi Arabia 1997 Did Not Enter - - - - - -
Flag of Mexico 1999 Round 1 3 1 0 2 2 6
Flag of South Korea Flag of Japan 2001 Did Not Qualify - - - - - -
Flag of France 2003 Did Not Enter - - - - - -
Flag of Germany 2005 Third Place 5 3 1 1 15 11
Flag of South Africa 2009 Did Not Qualify - - - - - -
Total 2/8 8 4 1 3 17 17
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won. Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

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Players

Current squad

Final squad for the Euro 2008. This article is about the 2008 sporting event. ...


Caps and goals as of June 29, 2008. is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

# Name Date of birth Club Caps (goals) Debut
Goalkeepers
1 Jens Lehmann November 10, 1969 (1969-11-10) (age 38) Flag of Germany VfB Stuttgart 61 (0) v. Oman, February 18, 1998
12 Robert Enke August 24, 1977 (1977-08-24) (age 30) Flag of Germany Hannover 96 1 (0) v. Denmark, March 28, 2007
23 René Adler January 15, 1985 (1985-01-15) (age 23) Flag of Germany Bayer Leverkusen 0 (0) N/A
Defenders
2 Marcell Jansen November 4, 1985 (1985-11-04) (age 22) Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 27 (1) v. Slovakia, September 3, 2005
3 Arne Friedrich May 29, 1979 (1979-05-29) (age 29) Flag of Germany Hertha Berlin 61 (0) v. Bulgaria, August 21, 2002
4 Clemens Fritz December 7, 1980 (1980-12-07) (age 27) Flag of Germany Werder Bremen 18 (2) v. Georgia, October 7, 2006
5 Heiko Westermann August 14, 1983 (1983-08-14) (age 24) Flag of Germany Schalke 04 3 (0) v. Austria, February 6, 2008
16 Philipp Lahm November 11, 1983 (1983-11-11) (age 24) Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 47 (3) v. Croatia, February 18, 2004
17 Per Mertesacker September 29, 1984 (1984-09-29) (age 23) Flag of Germany Werder Bremen 49 (1) v. Iran, October 9, 2004
21 Christoph Metzelder November 5, 1980 (1980-11-05) (age 27) Flag of Spain Real Madrid 47 (0) v. Hungary, August 15, 2001
Midfielders
6 Simon Rolfes January 21, 1982 (1982-01-21) (age 26) Flag of Germany Bayer Leverkusen 12 (0) v. Denmark, March 28, 2007
7 Bastian Schweinsteiger August 1, 1984 (1984-08-01) (age 23) Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 56 (15) v. Romania, June 6, 2004
8 Torsten Frings November 22, 1976 (1976-11-22) (age 31) Flag of Germany Werder Bremen 77 (10) v. France, February 27, 2001
13 Michael Ballack (captain) September 26, 1976 (1976-09-26) (age 31) Flag of England Chelsea 87 (38) v. Scotland, April 28, 1999
14 Piotr Trochowski March 22, 1984 (1984-03-22) (age 24) Flag of Germany Hamburg 12 (0) v. Georgia, October 7, 2006
15 Thomas Hitzlsperger April 5, 1982 (1982-04-05) (age 26) Flag of Germany VfB Stuttgart 38 (5) v. Iran, October 9, 2004
18 Tim Borowski May 2, 1980 (1980-05-02) (age 28) Flag of Germany Werder Bremen 33 (2) v. Bulgaria, August 21, 2002
19 David Odonkor February 21, 1984 (1984-02-21) (age 24) Flag of Spain Real Betis 16 (1) v. Japan, May 30, 2006
Strikers
9 Mario Gómez July 10, 1985 (1985-07-10) (age 22) Flag of Germany VfB Stuttgart 14 (6) v. Switzerland, February 7, 2007
10 Oliver Neuville May 1, 1973 (1973-05-01) (age 35) Flag of Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 69 (10) v. Malta, September 2, 1998
11 Miroslav Klose June 9, 1978 (1978-06-09) (age 30) Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 81 (41) v. Albania, March 24, 2001
20 Lukas Podolski June 4, 1985 (1985-06-04) (age 23) Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 54 (28) v. Romania, June 6, 2004
22 Kevin Kurányi March 2, 1982 (1982-03-02) (age 26) Flag of Germany Schalke 04 50 (19) v. Lithuania, March 29, 2003

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Torsten Frings (born November 22, 1976 in Würselen, Germany) is a German football midfielder who currently plays for Werder Bremen of the German Bundesliga. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Werder Bremen is a German football club playing in Bremen, in the northwest German federal state of the same name. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German footballer. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Current season Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are a professional English football club based in west London. ... First international Scotland 0–0 England  (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Scotland 11–0 Ireland  (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 February 1901) Biggest defeat  Uruguay 7–0 Scotland (Basel, Switzerland; 19 June 1954) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1954) Best result Round 1, all European Championship Appearances 2 (First... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Piotr Trochowski (Born March 22, 1984 in Tczew, Poland) is a Polish-German footballer who currently is an attacking midfielder for Hamburger SV. Clubs Hamburger SV Bayern Munich FC St. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 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Tim Borowski (born May 2, 1980 in Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany), is a German football midfielder with SV Werder Bremen of the German Bundesliga and Germany. ... is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Werder Bremen is a German football club playing in Bremen, in the northwest German federal state of the same name. ... First international Austria 6 - 0 Bulgaria (Vienna, Austria; 21 May 1924) Largest win Bulgaria 10 - 0 Ghana Leon, Mexico, 1968) Bulgaria 7 - 0 Malta (Sofia, Bulgaria; 14 October 1982) Worst defeat Spain 13 - 0 Bulgaria (Madrid, Spain; 21 May 1933) World Cup Appearances 7 (First in 1962) Best result Fourth... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... David Odonkor (born February 21, 1984 in Bünde, Germany), born to a German mother and Ghanaian father, is a young German international footballer currently playing for La Liga side Real Betis. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Real Betis Balompié is a Spanish football club in Seville founded in 1907. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the German footballer. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... VfB Stuttgart is a German sports club based in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Oliver Patric Neuville (born May 1, 1973) is a Swiss-German football player. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Borussia Vfl 1900 e. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Miroslav Klose (born MirosÅ‚aw Marian Kloze on June 9, 1978) is a German footballer who plays as a striker. ... is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Wikinews has related news: 2007/08 Bundesliga: Bayern Munich vs. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Lukas Podolski (German, pronounced ) (born as on June 4, 1985 in Gliwice, Upper Silesia, Poland) nicknamed (Prinz) Poldi, is a German footballer who plays as a striker for Bayern Munich and is a member of the German national team. ... is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Wikinews has related news: 2007/08 Bundesliga: Bayern Munich vs. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kevin Dennis Kurányi (born March 2, 1982 in Rio de Janeiro) is a German football (soccer) player, who currently plays for the German Bundesliga team Schalke 04, as a tall striker with top aerial ability and finishing skills. ... -1... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... FC Schalke 04 is a German football club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Germany squad within last 12 months.

# Name Date of birth Club Caps (goals) Debut Most Recent Call up
Goalkeepers
N/A Timo Hildebrand April 5, 1979 (1979-04-05) (age 29) Flag of Spain Valencia 7 (0) v. Romania
April 28, 2004
v. Switzerland
March 26, 2008
Defenders
N/A Gonzalo Castro June 11, 1987 (1987-06-11) (age 21) Flag of Germany Bayer Leverkusen 5 (0) v. Denmark
March 28, 2007
v. Austria
February 6, 2008
N/A Manuel Friedrich September 13, 1979 (1979-09-13) (age 28) Flag of Germany Bayer Leverkusen 9 (1) v. Sweden
August 16, 2006
v. Austria
February 6, 2008
N/A Robert Huth August 14, 1984 (1984-08-14) (age 23) Flag of England Middlesbrough 17 (2) v. Austria
August 18, 2004
v. Switzerland
March 26, 2008
N/A Christian Pander August 28, 1983 (1983-08-28) (age 24) Flag of Germany Schalke 04 2 (1) v. England
August 22, 2007
v. Wales
September 8, 2007
N/A Serdar Taşçı April 24, 1987 (1987-04-24) (age 21) Flag of Germany Stuttgart 0 (0) N/A v. England
August 22, 2007
Midfielders
N/A Roberto Hilbert October 16, 1984 (1984-10-16) (age 23) Flag of Germany Stuttgart 8 (0) v. Denmark
March 28, 2007
v. Austria
February 6, 2008
N/A Jermaine Jones November 3, 1981 (1981-11-03) (age 26) Flag of Germany Schalke 04 2 (0) v. Austria
February 6, 2008
UEFA Euro 2008
preliminary squad
N/A Marko Marin March 13, 1989 (1989-03-13) (age 19) Flag of Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 1 (0) v. Belarus
May 27, 2008
UEFA Euro 2008
preliminary squad
N/A Bernd Schneider November 17, 1973 (1973-11-17) (age 34) Flag of Germany Bayer Leverkusen 81 (4) v. New Zealand
July 29, 1999
v. Switzerland
March 26, 2008
Strikers
N/A Mike Hanke November 5, 1983 (1983-11-05) (age 24) Flag of Germany Hannover 96 12 (1) v. Russia
June 8, 2005
v. Wales
November 21, 2007
N/A Patrick Helmes March 1, 1984 (1984-03-01) (age 24) Flag of Germany Köln 5 (0) v. Denmark
March 28, 2007
UEFA Euro 2008
preliminary squad
N/A Stefan Kießling January 25, 1984 (1984-01-25) (age 24) Flag of Germany Bayer Leverkusen 1 (0) v. Denmark
March 28, 2007
v. Switzerland
March 26, 2008

Timo Hildebrand (born April 5, 1979 in Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) is a goalkeeper for VfB Stuttgart and the German national squad. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Valencia Club de Fútbol (also known as Valencia or Los Che) are a Spanish professional football club based in Valencia. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Gonzalo Castro (born June 11, 1987 in Wuppertal) is a German football player of Spanish descent. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball is a German football club based in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Manuel Friedrich (born September 13, 1979 in Bad Kreuznach) is a German football (soccer) defender currently playing for 1. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball is a German football club based in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Huth (born 18 August 1984 in East Berlin, East Germany) is a German footballer who plays for Middlesbrough. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Middlesbrough Football Club (commonly known as Boro) are an English football club based in Middlesbrough. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Christian Pander (born 28 August 1983 in Münster) is a German footballer. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... FC Schalke 04 is a German football club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... First international  Scotland 4 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 26 March 1876) Biggest win Wales 11 - 0 Ireland  (Wrexham, Wales; 3 March 1888) Biggest defeat  Scotland 9 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1958) Best result Quarter-finals, 1958 The Wales national football team... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Serdar Taşçı (born April 24, 1987 in Esslingen) is a German football player of Turkish descent. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... VfB Stuttgart is a German sports club based in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Roberto Hilbert (born October 16, 1984 in Forchheim) is a German football player. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... VfB Stuttgart is a German sports club based in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Jermaine Jones (born November 3, 1981 in Frankfurt am Main) is an American-German football (soccer) player who plays for FC Schalke 04, Germany. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... FC Schalke 04 is a German football club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the 2008 sporting event. ... Marko Marin (born March 13, 1989 in Bosanska GradiÅ¡ka, Republic of Srpska of Bosnia and Herzegovina, then Yugoslavia), is a professional German footballer of Serb descent currently playing for Borussia Mönchengladbach in the German Fußball-Bundesliga as a Winger and is touted as the German Cristiano Ronaldo... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Borussia Vfl 1900 e. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the 2008 sporting event. ... Bernd Schneider (born November 17, 1973 in Jena, Thuringia region) is a German football player. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball is a German football club based in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Hannover 96 is a German football club in Hannover, Lower Saxony. ... First international Finland 2 - 1 Imperial Russia (Stockholm, Sweden; 30 June 1912) Russia 2 - 0 Mexico (Moscow, Russia; 16 August 1992) Largest win Russia 6 - 1 Cameroon (Palo Alto, USA; 28 June 1994) Worst defeat Germany 16 - 0 Imperial Russia (Stockholm, Sweden; 1 July 1912) Portugal 7 - 1 Russia (Lisbon... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... First international  Scotland 4 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 26 March 1876) Biggest win Wales 11 - 0 Ireland  (Wrexham, Wales; 3 March 1888) Biggest defeat  Scotland 9 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1958) Best result Quarter-finals, 1958 The Wales national football team... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Patrick Helmes (born March 1, 1984 in Cologne, Germany) is a German footballer who currently plays as a striker for 1. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... 1. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article is about the 2008 sporting event. ... Stefan Kießling (born January 25, 1984 in Lichtenfels) is a German football player who plays as a striker for Bayer Leverkusen. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball is a German football club based in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

Previous squads

  • 2006 FIFA World Cup squads - Germany
  • 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup squads - Germany
  • 2004 European Football Championship squads - Germany
  • 2002 FIFA World Cup squads - Germany
  • 2000 European Football Championship squads - Germany
  • 1998 FIFA World Cup squads - Germany

This article lists the confirmed national football squads for the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament held in Germany, between June 9 and July 9, 2006. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Here are the squads for the 2004 European Football Championship in Portugal, which took place from June 12 to July 4, 2004. ... Below are the rosters for the 2002 FIFA World Cup tournament in South Korea and Japan. ... Below are the squads for the 2000 European Football Championship tournament in Belgium and the Netherlands, that took place between 10 June and 2 July 2000. ... Below are the squads for the 1998 FIFA World Cup tournament in France. ...

Famous past players

   

Fritz Walter, Uwe Seeler, Franz Beckenbauer and Lothar Matthäus are Honorary team captains (Ehrenspielführer). Klaus Allofs (born December 5, 1956 in Düsseldorf) was a German footballer, and, since July 13, 1999 has been the manager of Werder Bremen. ... Klaus Augenthaler (born September 26, 1957 in Fürstenzell, Germany) is a former football player and now manager. ... Markus Babbel (born September 8, 1972 in Munich) is a former German international footballer who played as a defender. ... Mario Basler (born December 18, 1968) is a German soccer player. ... Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities, his first name Franz (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors called Francis in English), and his dominance on the football pitch. ... Uwe Bein (born September 26, 1960 in Heringen) is a German footballer. ... Thomas Berthold (born 12 November 1964) is a German football coach and former defender. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Fredi Bobic (born October 30, 1971 in Maribor, Slovenia) is a German football striker, who currently plays for Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga. ... Marco Bode (born July 23, 1969) is a former German footballer. ... Rainer Bonhof (born March 29, 1952 in Emmerich, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a former German footballer who originally owned a Dutch passport. ... Paul Breitner (born September 5, 1951 in Kolbermoor, West Germany) was a German football player. ... Andreas Brehme (born November 9, 1960 in Hamburg) is a German football coach and former football defender. ... Hans-Peter Briegel (born October 11, 1955 in Rodenbach, Germany) is a former German football player and manager. ... Guido Buchwald (born January 24, 1961) is a former German soccer defender. ... Edmund Conen (November 10, 1914 — March 5, 1990) was a German football player. ... Bernd Cullmann (born October 11, 1939) is a former West German athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics. ... Sebastian Deisler (born January 5, 1980 in Lörrach) is a former football player in Germany. ... Bernard Dietz (born March 22, 1948 in Bockum-Hövel, Germany) is a former German football player and manager. ... Thomas Doll (born April 9, 1966 in Malchin, East Germany) is a former German football (soccer) player, the current head coach of Hamburger SV. Doll played for the East German national team until German Reunification, when he was then selected for the full German national team. ... First international Poland 3 - 0 East Germany (Warsaw, Poland; 21 September 1952) Last International Belgium 0 - 2 East Germany (Brussels, Belgium; 12 September 1990) Biggest win Ceylon 1 - 12 East Germany (Colombo, Ceylon; 12 January 1964) Biggest defeat 0 - 3, 12 times; 1 - 4, three times World Cup Appearances 1... Horst Eckel (2004) Horst Eckel (born 8 February 1932) is a former German football (soccer) player. ... Dieter Eilts (born December 13, 1964 in Upgant-Schott) was an acclaimed German football (soccer) player and is currently the trainer of the German U21 squad. ... Stefan Effenberg (born August 2, 1968 in Hamburg, West Germany) is a former German soccer player. ... Herbert Erhardt (born 6 July 1930 in Fürth) is a former German footballer. ... Klaus Fischer (born 27 December 1949 in Kreuzstraßl near Lindberg (Bayerischer Wald) in Regen (district), Germany) is a former German football player and football coach. ... Heinz Flohe (born 28 January 1948 in Euskirchen) is a former German football (soccer) player. ... Karlheinz Förster (* 25 July 1958 in Mosbach) is a former German football player. ... Ludwig Goldbrunner (5 March 1908 - 26 September 1981) was a German footballer. ... Jürgen Grabowski (born July 07, 1944 in Wiesbaden) is a former German footballer. ... Thomas Hässler (born May 30, 1966 in West Berlin) is a former German football (soccer) midfielder. ... Helmut Haller (born July 21, 1939 in Augsburg, Germany) was a footballer who represented proud West Germany at three World Cups. ... Dietmar Hamann (born August 27, 1973 in Waldsassen, Bavaria) is an ex-German international midfielder who currently plays for Manchester City. ... Siegfried Held ,often short Siggi Held, (born August 7, 1942) is a former German football player and now a football coach. ... Thomas Helmer (born April 21, 1965 in Herford, East Germany is a former German football player. ... Fritz Herkenrath (born 9 September 1928 in Cologne) is a former football goalkeeper for West Germany national football team at the 1954 and 1958 World Cup Finals. ... Josef Jupp Heynckes (b. ... Bernd Hölzenbein (born March 9, 1946 in Dehrn, Germany) is a former German football (soccer) player (winning the World Cup in 1974). ... Horst-Dieter Höttges (born September 10, 1943 in Mönchengladbach) was a former German footballer. ... Horst Hrubesch (born April 17, 1951 in Hamm) is a retired German soccer player and currently employed as a youth trainer at the DFB. His nickname was Das Kopfball-Ungeheuer (the Header Beast) for his incredible heading skill. ... Bodo Illgner Bodo Illgner (born April 7, 1967 in Koblenz) is a former German football goalkeeper, who backstopped Germany to the 1990 World Cup title. ... Eike Immel (born November 27, 1960 in Stadtallendorf) is a former German football player and manager. ... Hans Jakob (born June 16, 1908 in Munich; died March 24, 1994 in Regensburg) was a German football player. ... Paul Janes (March 10, 1912 in Küppersteg – June 12, 1987 in Düsseldorf) was a German football player. ... Erich Juskowiak (born: 7 September 1926 in Oberhausen - died 1 July 1983 in Düsseldorf) was a former soccer player for the German national team between 1951 and 1959. ... Oliver Rolf Kahn (born 15 June 1969 in Karlsruhe) is a German football goalkeeper. ... Manfred Kaltz (born January 6, 1953 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany) is a former German football player and manager. ... Ulf Kirsten (born December 4, 1965 in Riesa, East Germany) is a former German football (soccer) striker, the first player in history to reach a total 100 caps playing with two different national teams. ... 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Stefan Kuntz (born 30 October 1962 in Neunkirchen, Saarland) is a former German professional footballer and is currently a coach. ... Andreas Kupfer (7 May 1914 in Schweinfurt - 30 April 2001) was a German football player. ... Ernst Lehner (born 7 November 1912 in Augsburg; died 10 January 1986 in Aschaffenburg) was a German footballer. ... Reinhard Stan Libuda (10 October 1943 in Wendlinghausen near Lemgo - 25 August 1996 in Gelsenkirchen) was a German footballer. ... Werner Liebrich (born 18 January 1927 in Kaiserslautern; died 20 March 1995 in Kaiserslautern) was a German football (soccer) player and coach. ... Pierre Littbarski (born April 16, 1960) is a German football manager and former player, and was a FIFA World Cup winner with West Germany in 1990. ... Wolfgang-Felix Magath (born July 26, 1953) is a German-Puerto Rican who is association football director with the FC Bayern Munich team. ... Karl Mai (born 27 July 1928 in Fürth; died 15 March 1993) was a German footballer. ... Josef Sepp Maier (born February 28, 1944, Metten, Germany) is a former professional football goalkeeper. ... Lothar Herbert Matthäus (born 21 March 1961) is a German former football player and now manager. ... Andreas Möller (born September 2, 1967 in Frankfurt) is a former German football (soccer) midfielder. ... Max Maxl Morlock (born May 11, 1925 in Nuremberg, † September 10, 1994 in Nuremberg) was one of the most popular German football players in the 1950s and early 1960s. ... Gerd Müller (IPA—German: ) (born November 3, 1945 in Nördlingen) is a former West German football player. ... Hans-Peter Hansi Müller (born 27 July 1957 in Stuttgart) is a former German footballer. ... Reinhold Münzenberg (25 January 1909 - 25 June 1986) was a German football player. ... Günter Netzer (born September 14, 1944 in Mönchengladbach) is a former German football player and manager currently working in the media business and as a TV commentator. ... Jens Nowotny (born January 11, 1974 in Malsch) is a German football (soccer) player playing in the position of defender. ... Wolfgang Overath (born 29 September 1943 in Siegburg, Germany) is a former West German football player. ... The 1954 Football World Cup Final was the final match of the 1954 FIFA World Cup. ... Helmut Rahn, known as Der Boss (The Boss), (born 16th August 1929 in Essen; died 14th August 2003) was a German football player. ... Stefan Reuter (born October 16, 1966 in Dinkelsbühl) is a former german footballer. ... Karl-Heinz Riedle (born 16 September 1965 in Weiler im Allgäu) is a former German professional footballer, who won the FIFA World Cup with West Germany in 1990 and the UEFA Champions League in 1997 with Borussia Dortmund. ... Karl-Heinz Kalle Rummenigge (born September 25, 1955) is a former German football player. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... First international Poland 3 - 0 East Germany (Warsaw, Poland; 21 September 1952) Last International Belgium 0 - 2 East Germany (Brussels, Belgium; 12 September 1990) Biggest win Ceylon 1 - 12 East Germany (Colombo, Ceylon; 12 January 1964) Biggest defeat 0 - 3, 12 times; 1 - 4, three times World Cup Appearances 1... Hans Schäfer (born 19 October 1927 in Köln-Zollstock) is a former German footballer. ... Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (born March 31, 1939 in Duren) is a former German footballer. ... Mehmet Scholl (born Mehmet Yüksel on October 16, 1970) is a German football (soccer) player. ... Helmut Schön (15 September 1915 in Dresden, Germany - 23 February 1996 in Wiesbaden, Germany) was a German football player and manager. ... Willi Schulz (born October 4, 1938 in Bochum, Germany) is a former German international football player. ... Harald Anton Schumacher (born March 6, 1954 in Düren, Germany), commonly known as Toni Schumacher, was a football goalkeeper of the 1980s, member of the West German national team, with which he won the 1980 European Championship and lost two World Cup finals, in 1982 and 1986. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hans-Georg Katsche Schwarzenbeck (born on 3 April 1948 in Munich) is a former German football player. ... Uwe Seeler (born November 5, 1936 in Hamburg) is a German football player. ... Otto Siffling (born 3 August 1912; died 20 October 1939) was a German footballer. ... Ulrich Uli Stielike (born November 15, 1954 in Ketsch, Germany) is a former German football player, and the current manager of the Ivory Coast national football team. ... Thomas Strunz (born April 25, 1968 in Duisburg) is a former German footballer player. ... Fritz Szepan was a German soccer player of the pre-war era. ... Horst Szymaniak (born 29 August 1934 in Oer-Erkenschwick) is a former German football (soccer) player. ... Olaf Thon (born May 1, 1966 in Gelsenkirchen) is a former German footballer. ... Hans Tilkowski (born July 12, 1935 in Husen near Dortmund) is a former German footballer. ... Toni Turek, real name Anton Turek, (January 18, 1919 - May 11, 1984) was a German football goalkeeper. ... Camillo Ugi (born December 21, 1884 in Leipzig - died May 18, 1970 in Markkleeberg) was a German amateur football (soccer) player who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. ... Hans Hubert (Berti) Vogts (born 30 December 1946 in Büttgen) is a former German international football player and manager. ... Rudolf Rudi Völler (born April 13, 1960) is a German former international football striker, and a former manager of the German national team. ... Fritz Walter (October 31, 1920 – June 17, 2002) was one of the most popular German football players. ... Ottmar Walter (born March 3, 1924) is a former German footballer. ... Wolfgang Weber (born June 26, 1944) was a footballer best remembered for scoring the last-minute equaliser for West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final. ... Christian Wörms (born on May 10, 1972 in Mannheim) is a professional German footballer, currently playing for Borussia Dortmund. ... Christian Ziege (born February 1, 1972 in Berlin) is a former German football (soccer) defender and midfielder. ... Fritz Walter (October 31, 1920 - June 17, 2002) was one of the most popular German football players. ... Uwe Seeler (born November 5, 1936 in Hamburg) is a German football player. ... Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities, his first name Franz (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors called Francis in English), and his dominance on the football pitch. ... Lothar Herbert Matthäus (born 21 March 1961) is a German former football player and now manager. ...


Most capped players

Below is a list of the 20 players with the most caps for Germany, as of June 29, 2008 (* denotes players still available for selection): It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Cap (sport). ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

# Player Germany career Caps Goals
1 Lothar Matthäus 1980–2000 150 23
2 Jürgen Klinsmann 1987–1998 108 47
3 Jürgen Kohler 1986–1998 105 2
4 Franz Beckenbauer 1965–1977 103 14
5 Thomas Häßler 1988–2000 101 27
6 Berti Vogts 1967–1978 96 1
7 Sepp Maier 1966–1979 95 0
= Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 1976–1986 95 45
9 Rudi Völler 1982–1994 90 47
10 Michael Ballack* 1999-present 87 38
11 Andreas Brehme 1984–1994 86 8
= Oliver Kahn 1995-2006 86 0
13 Andreas Möller 1988–1999 85 29
14 Karlheinz Förster 1978–1986 81 2
= Wolfgang Overath 1963–1974 81 17
= Bernd Schneider* 1999–present 81 4
= Miroslav Klose* 2001–present 81 41
18 Torsten Frings* 2001–present 77 10
19 Harald Schumacher 1979–1986 76 0
= Guido Buchwald 1984–1994 76 4

Lothar Herbert Matthäus (born 21 March 1961) is a German former football player and now manager. ... Jürgen Klinsmann (born July 30, 1964 in Göppingen) is a German football manager and former football player, who played for several prominent clubs in Europe and was part of the German team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup. ... Jürgen Kohler (born October 6, 1965 in Lambsheim) is a German football manager and a former football player. ... Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities, his first name Franz (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors called Francis in English), and his dominance on the football pitch. ... Thomas Hässler (born May 30, 1966 in West Berlin) is a former German football (soccer) midfielder. ... Hans Hubert (Berti) Vogts (born 30 December 1946 in Büttgen) is a former German international football player and manager. ... Josef Sepp Maier (born February 28, 1944, Metten, Germany) is a former professional football goalkeeper. ... Karl-Heinz Kalle Rummenigge (born September 25, 1955) is a former German football player. ... Rudolf Rudi Völler (born April 13, 1960) is a German former international football striker, and a former manager of the German national team. ... Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German footballer. ... Andreas Brehme (born November 9, 1960 in Hamburg) is a German football coach and former football defender. ... Oliver Rolf Kahn (born 15 June 1969 in Karlsruhe) is a German football goalkeeper. ... Andreas Möller (born September 2, 1967 in Frankfurt) is a former German football (soccer) midfielder. ... Karlheinz Förster (* 25 July 1958 in Mosbach) is a former German football player. ... Wolfgang Overath (born 29 September 1943 in Siegburg, Germany) is a former West German football player. ... Bernd Schneider (born November 17, 1973 in Jena, Thuringia region) is a German football player. ... Miroslav Klose (born Mirosław Marian Kloze on June 9, 1978) is a German footballer who plays as a striker. ... Torsten Frings (born November 22, 1976 in Würselen, Germany) is a German football midfielder who currently plays for Werder Bremen of the German Bundesliga. ... Harald Anton Schumacher (born March 6, 1954 in Düren, Germany), commonly known as Toni Schumacher, was a football goalkeeper of the 1980s, member of the West German national team, with which he won the 1980 European Championship and lost two World Cup finals, in 1982 and 1986. ... Guido Buchwald (born January 24, 1961) is a former German soccer defender. ...

Top goalscorers

Below is a list of the top 10 goalscorers for Germany, as of June 25, 2008 (* denotes players still available for selection): The following is a ranking of the players who have scored the most goals for the Germany national football team of the German Football Association DFB, recognized by FIFA since 1908. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Note : former East Germany players are not included

# Player Goals Caps
1 Gerd Müller 68 62
2 Rudi Völler 47 90
= Jürgen Klinsmann 47 108
4 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 45 95
5 Uwe Seeler 43 72
6 Miroslav Klose* 41 80
7 Michael Ballack* 38 86
8 Oliver Bierhoff 37 70
9 Fritz Walter 33 61
10 Klaus Fischer 32 45

Gerd Müller (IPA—German: ) (born November 3, 1945 in Nördlingen) is a former West German football player. ... Rudolf Rudi Völler (born April 13, 1960) is a German former international football striker, and a former manager of the German national team. ... Jürgen Klinsmann (born July 30, 1964 in Göppingen) is a German football manager and former football player, who played for several prominent clubs in Europe and was part of the German team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup. ... Karl-Heinz Kalle Rummenigge (born September 25, 1955) is a former German football player. ... Uwe Seeler (born November 5, 1936 in Hamburg) is a German football player. ... Miroslav Klose (born Mirosław Marian Kloze on June 9, 1978) is a German footballer who plays as a striker. ... Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German footballer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Fritz Walter (October 31, 1920 – June 17, 2002) was one of the most popular German football players. ... Klaus Fischer (born 27 December 1949 in Kreuzstraßl near Lindberg (Bayerischer Wald) in Regen (district), Germany) is a former German football player and football coach. ...

Tournament records

Lothar Herbert Matthäus (born 21 March 1961) is a German former football player and now manager. ... Antonio Felix La Tota Carbajal Rodríguez , also called El Cinco Copas (Five cups), (born June 7, 1929 in Mexico City) is a legendary Mexican football goalkeeper. ... Lothar Herbert Matthäus (born 21 March 1961) is a German former football player and now manager. ... Gerd Müller (IPA—German: ) (born November 3, 1945 in Nördlingen) is a former West German football player. ... Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazil and the Italian Serie A club AC Milan. ... Thomas Hässler (born May 30, 1966 in West Berlin) is a former German football (soccer) midfielder. ... Jürgen Klinsmann (born July 30, 1964 in Göppingen) is a German football manager and former football player, who played for several prominent clubs in Europe and was part of the German team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup. ... Jürgen Klinsmann (born July 30, 1964 in Göppingen) is a German football manager and former football player, who played for several prominent clubs in Europe and was part of the German team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup. ...

Coaches

Name Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Honours
DFB committee 1908–1927 63 18 13 32
Otto Nerz 1928–1936 70 42 10 18 Third place at the 1934 World Cup
Sepp Herberger1 1936–1964 162 92 26 44 Winner of the 1954 World Cup, Fourth place at the 1958 World Cup
Helmut Schön 1964–1978 139 87 30 22 Runner-up of the 1966 World Cup, Third place at the 1970 World Cup, Winner of Euro 72, Winner of the 1974 World Cup, Runner-up of Euro 76
Jupp Derwall 1978–1984 67 45 11 11 Winner of Euro 80, Runner-up of the 1982 World Cup
Franz Beckenbauer 1984–1990 66 36 17 13 Runner-up of the 1986 World Cup, Winner of the 1990 World Cup
Berti Vogts 1990–1998 102 67 23 12 Runner-up of Euro 92, Winner of Euro 96
Erich Ribbeck 1998–2000 24 10 6 8
Rudi Völler 2000–2004 53 29 11 13 Runner-up of the 2002 World Cup
Jürgen Klinsmann 2004–2006 34 20 8 6 Third place at the 2006 World Cup
Joachim Löw2 2006– 27 20 4 3 Runner-up of the Euro 2008
Total2 807 462 165 180
Notes
  1. Record includes periods of pre-division Germany (1936–1942 -- 65 matches: 40 wins, 12 draws, 13 losses) and West Germany (1950–1964 -- 97 matches: 52 wins, 14 draws, 31 losses).
  2. Record as of June 25, 2008.

Doctor Otto Nerz (21 October 1892 in Mannheim, Germany - 18 April 1949 in Sachsenhausen, Germany) was a German football manager, the first ever head coach of the Germany national football team between 1923 and 1936. ... Qualifying countries The 1934 FIFA World Cup was the second World Cup staged, and was hosted in Italy from May 27 to June 10. ... Josef (Sepp) Herberger (28 March 1897 in Mannheim, Germany — 20 April 1977 in Weinheim-Hohensachsen, Germany) was a German football player and manager. ... Qualifying countries The 1954 Football World Cup was held in Switzerland. ... Qualifying countries The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from June 8 to June 28. ... Helmut Schön (15 September 1915 in Dresden, Germany - 23 February 1996 in Wiesbaden, Germany) was a German football player and manager. ... Qualifying countries The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from July 11 to July 30. ... The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from May 31 to June 21. ... The 1972 European Football Championship (Euro 72) final tournament was held in Belgium. ... The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from June 13 to July 7. ... The 1976 European Football Championship (Euro 76) final tournament was held in Yugoslavia. ... Josef Jupp Derwall (b. ... The 1980 European Football Championship (Euro 80) final tournament was held in Italy. ... The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th staging of the World Cup, was held in Spain from June 13 to July 11. ... Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities, his first name Franz (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors called Francis in English), and his dominance on the football pitch. ... The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ... The 1990 FIFA World Cup, the 14th staging of the World Cup, was held in Italy from June 8 to July 8. ... Hans Hubert (Berti) Vogts (born 30 December 1946 in Büttgen) is a former German international football player and manager. ... The 1992 European Football Championship (Euro 92) final tournament was hosted by Sweden. ... The 1996 European Football Championship (or simply Euro 96) was hosted by England. ... Erich Sir Erich Ribbeck (Born June 13, 1937 in Wuppertal,North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) is a soccer manager. ... Rudolf Rudi Völler (born April 13, 1960) is a German former international football striker, and a former manager of the German national team. ... The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... Jürgen Klinsmann (born July 30, 1964 in Göppingen) is a German football manager and former football player, who played for several prominent clubs in Europe and was part of the German team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... Joachim Jogi Löw [joʔaˈxiːm (joːgi) løːf] (born 3 February 1960 in Schönau im Schwarzwald) is the coach of the German national football team and a former German football midfielder. ... The 2008 European Football Championship will take place in Austria and Switzerland, from 7 June to 29 June 2008. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

Strip

The 2006 World Cup saw an unprecedented widespread public display of the national flag in the Federal Republic of Germany.
The 2006 World Cup saw an unprecedented widespread public display of the national flag in the Federal Republic of Germany.

adidas AG is the longstanding kit provider to the national team, a sponsorship that began in 1954 and is contracted to continue until at least 2018. Nike, Inc. had been courting the team, and in August 2007 reportedly offered as much as €500 million to outfit the team for an eight-year period - a figure that is six times what adidas currently pays - but the federation decided to remain with Germany-based adidas.[4] The current design was unveiled on the 10th September 2007,[5] to mixed responses from German fans. [6] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1488, 711 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Germany national football team Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1488, 711 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Germany national football team Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... The flag of Germany is a tricolour consisting of three equal horizontal bands displaying the national colours of Germany: black, red and gold. ... This article is about the company. ... A kit is the standard equipment and attire worn by players in association football (soccer). ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... 2018 (MMXVIII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nike, Inc. ...


The national team's home dress has always been a white jersey and black shorts. The colors are derived from the 19th century flag of the north German State of Prussia. The away jersey color has changed several times. Historically, green shirt with white shorts is the most often used alternative color combination, derived from the DFB colors (and the ones of a playing field)[citation needed], though it is also reported that the choice is in recognition of the fact that Ireland, whose home shirts are green, were supposedly the first nation to play Germany in a friendly game after World War II.[7] This is false, as their first match after WWII was in fact against the Swiss. [8] Other colours such as grey and black have also been used. The last change, from black to red, came in November 2004 on the request of Jürgen Klinsmann, citing that teams in red are statistically more successful, and perceived as more intimidating.[citation needed] He hoped to use the red away shirt as first choice for the 2006 World Cup despite less than impressive results when playing in these colors (for example, the 1-4 loss in Italy), but Germany played every game at the 2006 World Cup in its home white colors. For other uses, see Prussia (disambiguation). ...


See also

First International U-23: Turkey 0-2 West Germany Ankara, October 18, 1970 U-21: Bulgaria 1-0 West Germany Plovdiv, December 2, 1980 Largest win U-23: West Germany 3-0 Turkey Augsburg, April 24, 1971 U-21: Germany 8-0 Ireland Baunatal, March 23, 1993 Worst defeat U... CAPTAIN: Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich) COACH: Heiko Herrlich Categories: | ... First International West Germany 5 - 1 Switzerland (Koblenz, West Germany; November 10, 1982) Largest win Germany 13 - 0 Portugal (Reutlingen, Germany; November 15, 2003) Worst defeat United States 6 - 0 Germany (Decatur, Georgia, USA; March 14, 1996) World Cup Appearances 4 (First in 1991) Best result Winner, 2003 Olympic Games... The England and Germany football rivalry is a highly competitive sports rivalry that exists between the national football teams of the two countries. ... The Netherlands national football team has rivalry with the Germany national football team that dates back to the 1974 FIFA World Cup, where the Netherlands lost to Germany in the final despite being favoured. ...

References

  1. ^ dfb.de
  2. ^ (West) Germany - International Results
  3. ^ The "Wembley Goal" England - West Germany 1966, on YouTube
  4. ^ "German FA turns down Nike offer, sticks with Adidas" guardian.co.uk. 24 August 2007
  5. ^ "adidas dreht Werbespot mit DFB Stars" 10 Sept 2007
  6. ^ [http://www.footballshirtculture.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=647 "New germany Euro 2008 home adidas kit"] 18 Sept 2007
  7. ^ The most violent European Championships ever - Plus: the best bench warmers; David Trezeguet's claim to fame; and why the Germans (used to) wear green.. Guardian Unlimited (2008-06-10). Retrieved on 2008-06-11.
  8. ^ Statistics. All Matches of the national team in 1950. DFB. Retrieved on 2008-06-20. (As can be seen from the DFB statistics page, the 1950 match against Switzerland was Germany's first international match in eight years. Republic of Ireland did not play Germany until October 1951.)

2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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