German Soccer team, who is ruling the FIFA World ranking this year, has some glorious past. Your fantasy football league cannot be complete without the inclusion of German team.
So, let’s together drift into the past and know this team better and then include it in the fantasy football team.
Soon after its 1863 founding in England, football spread the English Channel to all the nations of continental Europe. In Germany, fussball took hold fast and by 1920s it was rated as the nation’s popular sport. In 2014, the German men’s national team became the top in FIFA world ranking and the women team in number 2 spot behind US.
World Cup Journey for Germany
Germany football team snagged their 4th World Cup championship in 2014, with earlier wins in 1954, 1974 and 1990. The team has also finished second in four additional World Cups out of a total of 18 World Cup appearances making Germany the top football team in total appearances, eight in the World Cup final. In the year 2014, Germany had beaten Brazil, which was the host nation 7 to 1 in semi final match, on its way to dispatch Argentina in the final, 1 to 0.
In addition, the German women won the Women’s World Cup, held 6 times, in 2003 and 2007 and came second in 1995.
Famous Male Players of the German Soccer Team from history
Franz Beckenbauer, a sweeper for Bayern Munich, tops all lists of star players for his defensive prowess and his wins as both a player and manager in the World Cup. Goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, also with Bayern, was part of eight German Bundesliga championships and a ferocious presence at the 2002 World Cup, keeping a depleted “Mannschaft” — as the team is known by home fans — in contention. Miroslav Klose holds Germany’s scoring record in international competition, with 71 goals, besting Gerd Muller’s 68. Ageless dynamo Lothar Matthaus drew kudos as an all-world midfielder, and played in five World Cups. Center forward Jurgen Klinsmann, who played with Matthaus at Inter Milan, also found the goal for Germany’s men in Italy in 1990; in 2011, Klinsmann became the U.S. men’s coach.
Best Female Players of the German Soccer Team from history
Germany’s woman are famous for strong goalkeepers, including Nadine Angerer and Silke Rottenberg. Up front, striker Birgit Prinz has been voted FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year on three occasions. She slotted home 128 goals in 214 national team appearances. In addition to their two World Cup victories, the German women also have eight European championships.
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