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Germany
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Nationalelf (national eleven)
DFB-Elf (DFB Eleven)
Die Mannschaft (The Team)[1][2]
Association German Football Association
(Deutscher Fußball-Bund – DFB)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Joachim Löw
Captain Manuel Neuer
Most caps Lothar Matthäus (150)
Top scorer Miroslav Klose (71)
FIFA code GER
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current Steady (17 May 2018)
Highest 1[3] (December 1992 – August 1993, December 1993 – March 1994, June 1994, July 2014 – June 2015, July 2017, September 2017 – present)
Lowest 22[3] (March 2006)
Elo ranking
Current Steady (18 April 2018)
Highest (1990–92, 1993–94, 1996–97, July 2014 – May 2016, October 2017 – November 2017)
Lowest 24 (Sept 1924 – October 1925)
First international
  Switzerland 5–3 Germany 
(Basel, Switzerland; 5 April 1908)[4]
Biggest win
 Germany 16–0 Russian Empire 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 1 July 1912)[5]
Biggest defeat
England England Amateurs 9–0 Germany 
(Oxford, England; 13 March 1909)[6][7]
World Cup
Appearances 18 (first in 1934)
Best result Champions, 195419741990and 2014
European Championship
Appearances 12 (first in 1972)
Best result Champions, 19721980 and 1996
Confederations Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 1999)
Best result Champions, 2017

 


 

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The following 27 players were called up for the preliminary squad of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, as well as two friendly matches against Austria and Saudi Arabia on 2 June 2018 and 8 June 2018 respectively. The final squad of 23 players must be submitted on 3 June 2018.
Caps and goals correct as of: 27 March 2018, after the match against Brazil.

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Manuel Neuer 27 March 1986 (age 32) 74 0 Germany Bayern Munich
12 GK Bernd Leno 4 March 1992 (age 26) 6 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
22 GK Marc-André ter Stegen 30 April 1992 (age 26) 19 0 Spain Barcelona
27 GK Kevin Trapp 8 July 1990 (age 27) 3 0 France Paris Saint-Germain

2 DF Marvin Plattenhardt 26 January 1992 (age 26) 6 0 Germany Hertha BSC
3 DF Jonas Hector 27 May 1990 (age 27) 36 3 Germany 1. FC Köln
4 DF Matthias Ginter 19 January 1994 (age 24) 17 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
5 DF Mats Hummels 16 December 1988 (age 29) 63 5 Germany Bayern Munich
16 DF Antonio Rüdiger 3 March 1993 (age 25) 23 1 England Chelsea
17 DF Jérôme Boateng 3 September 1988 (age 29) 70 1 Germany Bayern Munich
18 DF Joshua Kimmich 8 February 1995 (age 23) 27 3 Germany Bayern Munich
24 DF Jonathan Tah 11 February 1996 (age 22) 3 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
26 DF Niklas Süle 3 September 1995 (age 22) 9 0 Germany Bayern Munich

6 MF Sami Khedira 4 April 1987 (age 31) 73 7 Italy Juventus
7 MF Julian Draxler 20 September 1993 (age 24) 42 6 France Paris Saint-Germain
8 MF Toni Kroos 4 January 1990 (age 28) 82 12 Spain Real Madrid
10 MF Mesut Özil 15 October 1988 (age 29) 89 22 England Arsenal
14 MF Leon Goretzka 6 February 1995 (age 23) 14 6 Germany Schalke 04
15 MF Sebastian Rudy 28 February 1990 (age 28) 24 1 Germany Bayern Munich
19 MF Leroy Sané 11 January 1996 (age 22) 11 0 England Manchester City
20 MF Julian Brandt 2 May 1996 (age 22) 14 1 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
21 MF İlkay Gündoğan 24 October 1990 (age 27) 24 4 England Manchester City

9 FW Timo Werner 6 March 1996 (age 22) 12 7 Germany RB Leipzig
11 FW Marco Reus 31 May 1989 (age 28) 29 9 Germany Borussia Dortmund
13 FW Thomas Müller 13 September 1989 (age 28) 90 38 Germany Bayern Munich
23 FW Mario Gómez 10 July 1985 (age 32) 73 31 Germany VfB Stuttgart
25 FW Nils Petersen 6 December 1988 (age 29) 0 0 Germany SC Freiburg

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Germany squad within the last 12 months and are still available for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up

DF Marcel Halstenberg 27 September 1991 (age 26) 1 0 Germany RB Leipzig v.  France, 14 November 2017
DF Shkodran Mustafi 17 April 1992 (age 26) 20 2 England Arsenal v.  Azerbaijan, 8 October 2017
DF Benjamin Henrichs 23 February 1997 (age 21) 3 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen v.  Norway, 4 September 2017

MF Emre Can 12 January 1994 (age 24) 20 1 England Liverpool v.  Spain, 23 March 2018
MF Mario Götze 3 June 1992 (age 25) 63 17 Germany Borussia Dortmund v.  France, 14 November 2017
MF Amin Younes 6 August 1993 (age 24) 5 2 Netherlands Ajax v.  England, 10 November 2017
MF Serge Gnabry 14 July 1995 (age 22) 2 3 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim v.  Czech Republic, 1 September 2017 PRE
MF Kerem Demirbay 3 July 1993 (age 24) 2 1 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
MF Diego Demme 21 November 1991 (age 26) 1 0 Germany RB Leipzig 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup PRE

FW Lars Stindl 26 August 1988 (age 29) 11 4 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach v.  Brazil, 27 March 2018
FW Sandro WagnerRET 29 November 1987 (age 30) 8 5 Germany Bayern Munich v.  Brazil, 27 March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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