Germany National Football Team

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Germany National Football Team

Germany is the European power house of football. Nationalelf (national eleven), DFB-Elf (DFB Eleven) and Die Mannschaft (The Team) are the nicknames of German football team. Germany is the only team to have won both the men’s and women’s World Cups. Germany, Brazil, Argentina and France are the only four nations who win all three most important men’s titles recognized by FIFA (the World Cup, the Confederations Cup and the Olympic tournament). These four nations have also won their respective continental championship (UEFA European Championship for France and Germany and Copa América for Argentina and Brazil).

After the Second World War, Germany was divided into three states named West Germany, East Germany and Saarland. And all of these three states have their individual football teams. An interesting event took part in 1974 FIFA World Cup. East Germany was the only team who beat the 1974 FIFA World Cup winning West Germany and it was their only meeting of the two sides of the divided nation. After German reunification in 1990, all the three teams became united and formed one German national team.

Germans have a great record in FIFA World Cup. Germans win the World Cup trophy four times (in 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014). They are the most successful nation in FIFA world Cup after Brazil. Germans have some individual records in world cup as well. Gerd Müller scored fourteen goals in two World Cups (1970 and 1974). Müller’s ten goals in 1970 are the third-most ever in a tournament. His all-time World Cup record of 14 goals was broken by Ronaldo (Brazilian) in 2006 which has been further broken by Miroslav Klose who is also a German in 2014 with 16 goals. Franz Beckenbauer is another German legend. Beckenbauer is the first person to win the World Cup as both captain (in 1974) and coach (in 1990).

Germans have a young but promising squad for 2018 Russia World Cup. This young team has proved their capability by winning the confederations cup in 2017. So Germany is one of the most favorite teams for 2018 Russia World Cup. Germans are dreaming to win another world cup in a row after 2014 Brazil World Cup.

Let’s have a look of German squad for Russia World Cup 2018.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
GK

GK

GK

Marc-André ter Stegen

Bernd Leno

Kevin Trapp

30 April 1992 (age 25)

4 March 1992 (age 26)

8 July 1990 (age 27)

Barcelona

Bayer Leverkusen

Paris Saint-Germain

DF

DF

DF

DF

DF

DF

DF

DF

Jérôme Boateng

Mats Hummels

Jonas Hector

Joshua Kimmich

Antonio Rüdiger

Matthias Ginter

Niklas Süle

Marvin Plattenhardt

3 September 1988 (age 29)

16 December 1988 (age 29)

27 May 1990 (age 27)

8 February 1995 (age 23)

3 March 1993 (age 25)

19 January 1994 (age 24)

3 September 1995 (age 22)

2 6 January 1992 (age 26)

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich

FC Köln

Bayern Munich

Chelsea

Borussia Mönchengladbach

Bayern Munich

Hertha BSC

MF

MF

MF

MF

MF

MF

MF

MF

Toni Kroos

Sami Khedira

Julian Draxler

İlkay Gündoğan

Sebastian Rudy

Leon Goretzka

Julian Brandt

Leroy Sané

4 January 1990 (age 28)

4 April 1987 (age 31)

20 September 1993 (age 24)

24 October 1990 (age 27)

28 February 1990 (age 28)

6 February 1995 (age 23)

2 May 1996 (age 21)

11 January 1996 (age 22)

Real Madrid

Juventus

Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester City

Bayern Munich

Schalke

Bayer Leverkusen

Manchester City

FW

FW

FW

FW

Mario Gómez

Timo Werner

Lars Stindl

Sandro Wagner

10 July 1985 (age 32)

6 March 1996 (age 22)

26 August 1988 (age 29)

29 November 1987 (age 30)

VfB Stuttgart

RB Leipzig

Borussia Mönchengladbach

Bayern Munich

 

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