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Germany team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 9.00CET
A powerhouse of European football, Germany (previously West Germany) have only once failed to qualify for the finals of either the UEFA European Championship or FIFA World Cup.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 9.00CET

Germany team profile

A powerhouse of European football, Germany (previously West Germany) have only once failed to qualify for the finals of either the UEFA European Championship or FIFA World Cup.

Best result: winners 1972, 1980 (as West Germany), 1996
Coach: Joachim Löw
Leading scorers: all-time – Miroslav Klose (71); current – Lukas Podolski (48)
Most appearances: all-time – Lothar Matthäus (150); current – Lukas Podolski (126)
Association formed: 1900
Nickname: DFB-Elf (DFB eleven)
Where they play: Various, including Olympiastadion, Berlin; Fußball Arena München, Munich

A powerhouse of European football, Germany (West Germany from 1945 to 1990) have only once (1968) failed to qualify for the finals of either the UEFA European Championship or a FIFA World Cup that they have entered. They have won the World Cup four times, claiming the global prize in 1954, 1974 and 1990 and 2014, and became champions of Europe in 1972, 1980 and 1996. They have also been runners-up in three European Championships and four World Cups. Although it is almost two decades since their last EURO triumph, they have reached at least the semi-finals of the last two tournaments.

EURO pedigree
Matches played

Overall:
P141 W92 D30 L19 F302 A106
Final tournament:
P43 W23 D10 L10 F65 A45
Qualifying:
P98 W69 D20 L9 F237 A61

Three-time winners and runners-up in 1976, 1992 and 2008, Germany have won 23 of their 43 finals matches – all are records, though Spain also have three European titles to their name. UEFA EURO 2012 was Germany's 11th successive final tournament – also a UEFA European Championship record. Though in ominously good form in Poland and Ukraine – having won all ten of their qualifiers, scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game – they lost 2-1 to Italy in the semi-finals.

Germany have advanced to the knockout stages in every one of their World Cup appearances but in the UEFA European Championship they have suffered group stage exits three times, finishing third in their section in 1984 and 2004, and bottom in 2000.

Memorable EURO matches
26/06/1996: England 1-1 Germany (5-6 pens), EURO '96 semi-finals

Andreas Möller converted the decisive spot kick as Berti Vogts' team eliminated the hosts.

22/06/1980: West Germany 2-1 Belgium, 1980 UEFA European Championship final
Horst Hrubesch's second goal, two minutes from time, earned West Germany a second title.

29/04/1972: England 1-3 West Germany, 1972 UEFA European Championship quarter-finals
This first leg is considered the birth of Germany's strongest side, the so called Wembley XI.

Did you know?
Despite their excellent UEFA European Championship record, Germany failed to win a finals match between the Wembley triumph in 1996 and their victory over Poland in Klagenfurt in 2008. Between those years, they recorded three draws and three defeats, scoring three goals and conceding eight.

*Last updated on 18/11/15

Last updated: 19/11/15 13.59CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/12/2015 17:48 CET
3 September 2014 03 Sep - Friendlies 2014-16
Germany3-3Argentina
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
12/17/2015 15:28:15
7 September 2014 07 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Germany2-1Scotland
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) Stadium: BVB Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund (GER)
01/08/2016 08:06:22
11 October 2014 11 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Poland2-0Germany
Referee: Pedro Proença (POR) Stadium: Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw (POL)
01/08/2016 08:06:23
14 October 2014 14 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Germany1-1Republic of Ireland
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) Stadium: Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen (GER)
01/08/2016 08:06:15
14 November 2014 14 Nov - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Germany4-0Gibraltar
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (ROU) Stadium: Grundig Stadion, Nuremberg (GER)
01/08/2016 08:06:37
18 November 2014 18 Nov - Friendlies 2014-16
Spain0-1Germany
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (SWE) Stadium: Balaídos, Vigo (ESP)
12/17/2015 16:00:42
25 March 2015 25 Mar - Friendlies 2014-16
Germany - Australia
Match cancelled c
Referee: not available
11/19/2015 12:18:51
25 March 2015 25 Mar - Friendlies 2014-16
Germany2-2Australia
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
12/17/2015 16:50:03
29 March 2015 29 Mar - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Georgia0-2Germany
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA) Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi (GEO)
01/08/2016 08:06:36
10 June 2015 10 Jun - Friendlies 2014-16
Germany1-2USA
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED) Stadium: Müngersdorfer Stadion, Cologne (GER)
11/19/2015 12:12:51
13 June 2015 13 Jun - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Gibraltar0-7Germany
Referee: Clayton Pisani (MLT) Stadium: Estádio Algarve, Faro-Loule (POR)
01/08/2016 08:06:35
4 September 2015 04 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Germany3-1Poland
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) Stadium: Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt am Main (GER)
01/08/2016 08:06:33
7 September 2015 07 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Scotland2-3Germany
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED) Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
01/08/2016 08:06:28
8 October 2015 08 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Republic of Ireland1-0Germany
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP) Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin (IRL)
01/08/2016 08:06:25
11 October 2015 11 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Germany2-1Georgia
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE) Stadium: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig (GER)
01/08/2016 08:06:24
13 November 2015 13 Nov - Friendlies 2014-16
France2-0Germany
Referee: not available Stadium: Stade de France, Saint-Denis (FRA)
12/02/2015 12:25:39
17 November 2015 17 Nov - Friendlies 2014-16
Germany - Netherlands
Match postponed p
Referee: TBD
11/18/2015 15:39:07
GermanyUkraine
Referee: TBD Stadium: Grand Stade Lille Métropole, Lille Métropole (FRA)
01/28/2016 16:25:30
GermanyPoland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stade de France, Saint-Denis (FRA)
01/08/2016 08:06:44
Northern IrelandGermany
Referee: TBD Stadium: Parc des Princes, Paris (FRA)
01/08/2016 08:06:45
NorwayGermany
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 14:06:22
GermanyCzech Republic
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 15:33:47
GermanyNorthern Ireland
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 17:53:48
San MarinoGermany
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 17:53:48
AzerbaijanGermany
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 17:53:48
GermanySan Marino
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 17:53:48
Czech RepublicGermany
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 19:40:33
GermanyNorway
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 23:20:04
Northern IrelandGermany
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 19:43:18
GermanyAzerbaijan
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 14:12:02

General info

  • Founded : 1900
  • Currently playing : European Championship 2014/2016, World Cup 2016/2018, European Championship 2014/2016