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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 – Gerd Müller and Miroslav Klose (68); current – Miroslav Klose (68)
Most appearances: all-time – Lothar Matthäus (150); current – Miroslav Klose (130)
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 each competition three times, claiming the global prize in 1954, 1974 and 1990 and becoming 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 triumph, they have reached at least the semi-finals of the last four tournaments.

EURO pedigree
Matches played

Overall:
P131 W85 D29 L17 F278 A97
Final tournament:
P43 W23 D10 L10 F65 A45
Qualifying:
P88 W62 D19 L7 F213 A52

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 07/01/14

Last updated: 13/02/14 23.06CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 14/07/2014 01:05 CET
15 August 2012 - Friendlies 2012-14
Germany1-3Argentina
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
08/18/2014 15:52:48
Germany3-0Faroe Islands
Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO) – Stadium: Hannover Arena, Hanover (GER)
09/27/2013 15:13:50
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Austria1-2Germany
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED) – Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
04/18/2013 15:06:36
Republic of Ireland1-6Germany
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) – Stadium: Dublin Arena, Dublin (IRL)
04/18/2013 16:24:54
Germany4-4Sweden
Referee: Pedro Proença (POR) – Stadium: Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER)
04/18/2013 15:48:52
14 November 2012 - Friendlies 2012-14
Netherlands0-0Germany
Referee: not available
08/18/2014 15:53:48
6 February 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
France1-2Germany
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA) – Stadium: Stade de France, Saint-Denis (FRA)
08/18/2014 15:50:17
Kazakhstan0-3Germany
Referee: Anastassios Kakos (GRE) – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
05/28/2013 11:07:20
Germany4-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR) – Stadium: Frankenstadion, Nuremberg (GER)
05/28/2013 11:07:36
29 May 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Ecuador2-4Germany
Referee: Ricardo Salazar (USA)
08/18/2014 15:50:56
2 June 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
USA4-3Germany
Referee: Paul Delgadillo (MEX) – Stadium: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, Washington (USA)
08/18/2014 15:50:58
14 August 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Germany3-3Paraguay
Referee: not available – Stadium: Fritz-Walter, Kaiserslautern (GER)
08/18/2014 15:51:38
Germany3-0Austria
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB) – Stadium: Fußball Arena München, Munich (GER)
09/11/2013 07:07:21
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Faroe Islands0-3Germany
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU) – Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
09/11/2013 07:30:01
Germany3-0Republic of Ireland
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL) – Stadium: Müngersdorfer Stadion, Cologne (GER)
12/16/2013 12:36:39
Sweden3-5Germany
Referee: William Collum (SCO) – Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
12/16/2013 12:36:54
15 November 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Italy1-1Germany
Referee: not available – Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan (ITA)
08/18/2014 15:52:07
19 November 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
England0-1Germany
Referee: not available – Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
08/18/2014 15:49:18
5 March 2014 - Friendlies 2012-14
Germany1-0Chile
Referee: not available – Stadium: Neckarstadion, Stuttgart (GER)
08/18/2014 15:50:18
13 May 2014 - Friendlies 2012-14
Germany0-0Poland
Referee: not available – Stadium: Hamburg Arena, Hamburg (GER)
08/18/2014 15:50:34
1 June 2014 - Friendlies 2012-14
Germany2-2Cameroon
Referee: not available – Stadium: Borussia-Park, Monchengladbach (GER)
08/18/2014 15:51:48
6 June 2014 - Friendlies 2012-14
Germany6-1Armenia
Referee: not available – Stadium: Coface Arena, Mainz (GER)
08/18/2014 15:52:19
Germany4-0Portugal
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB) – Stadium: Mangabeira, Salvador De Bahia (BRA)
06/17/2014 08:19:00
Germany2-2Ghana
Referee: Sandro Ricci (BRA) – Stadium: Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza (BRA)
06/21/2014 21:53:34
USA0-1Germany
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (UZB) – Stadium: Arena Pernambuco, Recife (BRA)
06/26/2014 18:53:20
30 June 2014 - FIFA World Cup, Round of 16
Germany2-1Algeria
Germany win after extra time
Referee: Sandro Ricci (BRA) – Stadium: Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre (BRA)
06/30/2014 23:32:59
France0-1Germany
Referee: Nestor Fabian Pitana (ARG) – Stadium: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
07/04/2014 18:58:09
Brazil1-7Germany
Referee: Marco Rodriquez (MEX) – Stadium: Estadio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte (BRA)
07/08/2014 22:51:22
13 July 2014 - FIFA World Cup, Final
Germany1-0Argentina
Germany win after extra time
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) – Stadium: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
7 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
GermanyScotland
Referee: TBD – Stadium: BVB Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund (GER)
08/07/2014 11:37:43
11 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
PolandGermany
Referee: TBD – Stadium: National Stadium Warsaw, Warsaw (POL)
08/25/2014 10:38:14
14 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
GermanyRepublic of Ireland
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Stadion Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen (GER)
08/28/2014 14:06:18
14 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
GermanyGibraltar
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Frankenstadion, Nuremberg (GER)
08/07/2014 11:40:55
GeorgiaGermany
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:40:20
GibraltarGermany
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:41:14
4 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
GermanyPoland
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:37:20
7 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
ScotlandGermany
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:39:39
8 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Republic of IrelandGermany
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:39:44
11 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
GermanyGeorgia
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:40:44

General info

  • Founded : 1900
  • Currently playing : European Championship , World Cup 2012/2014, Friendly matches 2012/2014

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    06/09/2006, San Marino 0-13 Germany, Serravalle
  • Biggest defeat:
    17/10/2007, Germany 0-3 Czech Republic, Munich
    20/06/2000, Portugal 3-0 Germany, Rotterdam
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 13
  • Player with most appearances: 36
    Miroslav Klose (GER)
  • Top scorers: 19
    Miroslav Klose (GER)
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