German-speaking countries the sport is known as “soccer” and in the U.S. is called football (Fussball) and in most of the world. As a team, Germany national football team played its first official match on 5 April 1908, against Switzerland, eight years after the establishment of the German Football Association (DFB) which currently governed the Germany national football team. A national association, the German Football Association / Deutscher Fussball-Bund (DFB) was founded On 28 January 1900, in Leipzig with 86 member clubs. BFC Germania 1888 is the oldest active football club in German from Berlin and it was Founded on 15 April 1888.
The first match was played in Basel, and the Swiss won by 5–3. The national sport in Germany is football. Currently “Joachim Löw” works as a head coach and Captain Manuel Neuer leads the team. The latest achievement of Germany’s national football team was the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
During the period of 1949 – 1990, separate German national teams were recognized by FIFA.
Germany is recognized as one of the most successful international national teams. Germany national football team has won four World Cups in 1954, 1974, 1990, and 2014. They have won European Championships three times in 1972, 1980, 1996, and one Confederations Cup in 2017. Germany’s national football team has also been runners-up three times in the European Championships, four times in the World Cup. Germany is the first country that won both the FIFA World Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
History of Germany national football team
“Gottfried Fuchs” hit the first world record by getting 10 goals for Germany against Russia and won by 16–0 in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm.
The Germany national football team played the first match after World War I in 1920 and the first match after World War II in 1950.
Otto Nerz was the first manager of the German national team and played his role from 1926 to 1936.
Sepp Herberger became the 2nd coach of the Germany national football team in 1936.
The Germany national football team, captained by Fritz Walter, won the first national World Cup in 1954 against Turkey, Yugoslavia, and Austria.