Germany's national football team players, coach, FIFA world rankings, WORLD CUP

Germany's national football team players, coach, FIFA world rankings, WORLD CUP

Sospeter Itolondo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:01 PM
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Ranked as the country with the second highest number of World Cup trophies, Germany's national football team is one of the best in the world. They have won four World Cups but are still hungry for more. Stay with us as we explore more about this team's history.

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Germany's flag under a football on a field. Photo: Stock photo( modified by author)
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The team made headlines during the 2018 World Cup semi final after beating Brazil 7-1. They later went on to win that edition of the World Cup against an in-form Argentine side. So, what is Germany's most famous football team? Is Germany the best football team in the world? Come with us as we answer these, and many more questions you may have.

Profile summary

  • Team Name: Germany National Football Team
  • Nickname: DFB Eleven
  • Founded: 1900
  • Most caps: Lothar Matthaus
  • Captain: Manuel Neuer
  • Coach: Hansi Flick
  • Top Scorer: Miroslav Klose(71)
  • Biggest win: Beat Russia 16-0(1912)
  • Biggest loss: Lost to England Amateurs 9-0(1909)

Germany's national football team players

Germany's national football team players
Germany's national football team players sing their national anthem before a match against Hungary in June 2021. Photo: Federico Gambarini
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The team has had some of the most prolific players worldwide playing in the best leagues all over Europe. They boast of players such as Kai Havertz, Antonio Rudiger, Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller and other great names. Here is a comprehensive list of Germany's national football team roster:


  • Kevin Trapp
  • Manuel Neuer
  • Bernd Leno
  • Sven Ullrich
  • Oliver Baumann
  • Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
  • Sven Ulreich


  • Jonathan Tah
  • Jonas Hector
  • Thilo Kehrer
  • Matthias Ginter
  • Felix Uduokhai
  • Marvin Platternhardt
  • Mats Hummels
  • Nico Schlotterbeck
  • Karim Adeyemi
  • Lukas Klostermann
  • Nico Schulz
  • Niklas Sule
  • Robin Gosens
  • Jerome Boateng
  • Antonio Rudiger
  • Christian Gunter
  • Joshua Kimmich
Germany's national football team players in a training session
Germany's national football team players during a training session in Germany ahead of a game against Hungary. Photo: Alexandra Beier
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  • Suat Serdar
  • Marcel Halstenberg
  • Benjamin Henrichs
  • Robin Koch
  • Sami Khedira
  • Anton Stach
  • Serge Gnabry
  • Florian Neuhaus
  • Maximilian Eggestein
  • Jamal Musiala
  • Mesut Ozil
  • Leon Goretzka
  • Emre Can
  • Marco Reus
  • Sebastian Rudy
  • Amin Younes
  • Bote Baku
  • Nadiem Amiri
  • Maximilian Arnold
  • Julian Weigl
  • Mahmoud Dahoud
  • Florian Wirtz
  • David Raum
  • Niklas Stark
  • Toni Kroos
  • Leroy Sane
  • Philipp Max
  • Kai Havertz
  • Jonas Hofmann
  • Ilkay Gundogan
  • Julian Draxler
  • Julian Brandt


  • Kevin Volland
  • Thomas Muller
  • Lukas Nmecha
  • Luca Waldschmidt
  • Mario Gomez
  • Nils Petersen
  • Mark Uth
  • Timo Werner
Germany's captain and Goalkeeper
Germany's national football team goalkeeper and captain, Manuel Neuer, celebrates after a world cup qualifying match against Liechtenstein in November 2021. Photo: Stuart Franklin
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Germany's national football team captain is Manuel Neuer. He plays for Bayern Munich as a goalkeeper and has been deemed the world's best goalkeeper many times, winning multiple awards and trophies. He has been the captain since 2016.

Germany's national football team coach is Hansi Flick. He was confirmed as the coach in 2021, succeeding their legendary coach Joachim Low. He was also Bayern Munich's coach, winning the UEFA Champions League, two Bundesliga titles, a FIFA Club World Cup, a DFB Pokal, one UEFA Super Cup, and a DFL Super Cup in two years. He hopes to restore Germany's national football team's world cup success.

Germany's national football team coach Hansi Flick
Hansi Flick, German national football team coach during the draw for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Photo: ANP
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So, who is the No. 10 for Germany? Their number 10 is Serge Gnabry. He plays for Bayern Munich as a right winger and is 26 years old as of May 2022.

Germany's national football team ranking

The side has seen pretty awesome ranks in their history. Their highest ranking ever was first, while their lowest ever was 22. They are currently ranked at number 22. Germany's national football team's world rankings have plummeted in the last few years, but they hope to get back on top soon.

Germany's national football team trophies

The side has a successful history, having won nearly any trophy offered to them. They have most recently won the world cup. Here are some of the trophies they have won:

  • World Cup four times in 2014, 1990, 1974 and 1950.
  • UEFA Euros thrice in 1996, 1980 and 1972
  • FIFA Confederations Cup once in 2017
  • Summer Olympics once in 1976
Germany national football team's 2014 World Cup Trophy
Germany's national football team players lift the World Cup trophy they won in 2014. Photo: Andreas Gebert
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The side has also won numerous awards, including:

  • FIFA World Cup Fair Play Trophy in 1974
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Fair Play Award in 2017
  • FIFA Team of the Year in 1993, 2014 and 2017
  • Laureus World Sports Award for Team of the Year in 2015
  • World Soccer World Team of the Year in 1990 and 2014
  • Unofficial Football World Championships 31 times
  • German Sports Team of the Year ten times in 1966, 1870, 1974, 1980, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
  • Silbernes Lorbeerblatt seven times in 1954, 1972, 1974, 1980, 1990, 1996, 2014
  • Gazzetta Sports World Team of the Year in 1980, 1990 and 2014
  • Bambi Award winners in 1986 and 1996

Germany's national football team nickname

The side’s nickname is DFB-elf( DFB Eleven). The DFB stands for Deutscher Fußball-Bund which means German Football Association in English.

Why Ter Stegen will miss international football

Ter Stegen is set to miss the summer games for Germany. This means that he will not play the Nations League games against Italy, England and Hungary. This is due to a knee injury he picked up while playing for Barcelona. In an interview, Hansi Flick said,

"Marc and I spoke extensively about his personal situation with the national team and FC Barcelona. He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Due to injuries, he has not been able to have a break in recent years given he has been recovering. Taking into account the World Cup in Qatar, we agreed this year a break is important from training and matches."
Germany's wonder goalkeeper, Ter Stegen
Ter Stegen reacts during a friendly match between Germany and Israel in March 2022. Photo: Boris Streubel
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Ter Stegen was happy with this decision and was quoted saying,

"I am always happy with the national team and at call ups. However, after three intense seasons without a break in the summer, I am happy that the coach backs my rest."

Germany's national football team has proven itself over the years, winning trophies and awards worldwide. They have a record four World Cup titles, which are not easy to win. They currently have a young and vibrant squad mixed with experienced players such as Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer. They hope to clinch a fifth World Cup in Qatar this year.

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