Germany

Germany

Additional Info

  • Abbreviation: GER
  • Association: German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund)
  • Founded: 28.01.1900
  • Nickname: Nationalelf (national eleven) DFB-Elf (DFB Eleven) Die Mannschaft (The Team)
  • Traditional kit colors: black-red-yellow
  • National anthem: Deutschlandlied (Song of Germany)
  • Ground: changing grounds
  • Top scorer: Miroslav Klose (71)
  • Most caps: Lothar Matthäus (150)
  • First match: Switzerland 5–3 Germany (Basel, Switzerland; 5 April 1908)
  • Biggest win: Germany 16–0 Russian Empire (Stockholm, Sweden; 1 July 1912)
  • Highest loss: England Amateurs 9–0 Germany (Oxford, England; 13 March 1909)
  • Sucess at tournaments: FIFA World Cup Champions (4): 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014 Runners-up (4): 1966, 1982, 1986, 2002 Third place (4): 1934, 1970, 2006, 2010 UEFA European Championship Champions (3): 1972, 1980, 1996 Runners-up (3): 1976, 1992, 2008 Third place (2): 1988, 2012
  • Appearances at World Cups: Appearances 18 (First in 1934) Best result Champions, 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014
  • Appearances at Euros: Appearances 11 (First in 1972) Best result Champions, 1972, 1980, 1996