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Published: Monday 4 June 2012, 12.08CET
The UEFA European Championship's most successful team and runners-up to Spain in 2008, Germany are aiming for a fourth title after qualifying for the finals with a perfect record.

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Published: Monday 4 June 2012, 12.08CET

Germany

The UEFA European Championship's most successful team and runners-up to Spain in 2008, Germany are aiming for a fourth title after qualifying for the finals with a perfect record.

Best EURO performance: winners 1972, 1980, 1996
Coach: Joachim Löw
Leading scorer: all-time – Gerd Müller (68); current – Miroslav Klose (63)
Most appearances: all-time – Lothar Matthäus (150); current – Miroslav Klose (116)
Association formed: 1900
Nickname: Nationalmannschaft (National team)

Three-time victors and thrice runners-up, Germany are the UEFA European Championship's most successful side and an exciting squad approach UEFA EURO 2012 knowing the Nationalmannschaft, last winners in 1996, have never had to wait more than four editions for glory. Under Jürgen Klinsmann and now Joachim Löw, a fluid, attacking style has evolved since group stage exits in 2000 and 2004. Third in the last two FIFA World Cups and runners-up at UEFA EURO 2008, Löw's charges qualified with a 100% record this time around.

UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying
Group A: winners
Leading scorer: Miroslav Klose (9)
Ever-presents: Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Thomas Müller (10)

Germany became the first side to qualify for the finals on 2 September, a 6-2 home victory over Austria – their eighth win in Group A – sending them through with two matches to spare.

Löw's side won those remaining games, too, joining a group of only five teams to complete a EURO qualifying campaign with a 100% record; they finished 13 points clear of Group A runners-up Turkey.

Germany scored three or more in eight of their ten qualifiers, with Miroslav Klose contributing nine of their 34 strikes as he closed to within five of Gerd Müller's 68-goal national record.

"[Qualifying with a 100% record] means nothing: it is titles that people remember," said Löw. "But it was a superior campaign and we've earned respect and gained confidence. Our successful start in Brussels and the convincing win against Turkey were key for us."

EURO pedigree
Winners in 1972 (final: 3-0 Soviet Union), 1980 (2-1 Belgium) and 1996 (2-1 Czech Republic, golden goal); and runners-up in 1976, 1992 and four years ago in Austria and Switzerland, Germany have won exactly half of their 38 finals matches – all are records.

UEFA EURO 2012 will be Germany's 11th successive final tournament, another UEFA European Championship record. They did not enter the first two editions and failed to qualify in 1968. Germany have advanced to the knockout stage in every one of their 17 FIFA World Cup appearances but in the UEFA European Championship they have suffered group stage exits three times, finishing third in the section in 1984 and 2004 and bottom in 2000.

UEFA EURO 2012 Group B fixtures
Saturday 9 June: Germany v Portugal, 20.45CET, Lviv
Wednesday 13 June: Netherlands v Germany, 20.45CET, Kharkiv
Sunday 17 June: Denmark v Germany, 20.45CET, Lviv

Team EURO records
Matches played

Overall: P126 W81 D29 L16 F268 A91
Final tournament: P38 W19 D10 L9 F55 A39
Qualifying: P88 W62 D19 L7 F213 A52

Click here for extensive list of records

Last updated 4 June 2012

SSI Err
Last updated: 06/12/13 4.43CET

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Team profiles

http://www.stg.infra.uefa.com/news/newsid=1733509.html#germany

Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 11/11/2016 15:14 CET
7 September 2014 07 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Germany2-1Scotland
Referee: not available Stadium: BVB Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund (GER)
12/23/2015 10:26:18
11 October 2014 11 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Poland2-0Germany
Referee: Pedro Proença (POR) Stadium: National Stadium Warsaw, Warsaw (POL)
12/23/2015 10:28:13
14 October 2014 14 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Germany1-1Republic of Ireland
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) Stadium: Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen (GER)
12/23/2015 10:27:20
14 November 2014 14 Nov - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Germany4-0Gibraltar
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (ROU) Stadium: Grundig Stadion, Nuremberg (GER)
12/23/2015 10:33:23
29 March 2015 29 Mar - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Georgia0-2Germany
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA) Stadium: Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi (GEO)
12/23/2015 10:32:46
13 June 2015 13 Jun - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Gibraltar0-7Germany
Referee: Clayton Pisani (MLT) Stadium: Algarve, Faro-Loule (POR)
12/23/2015 10:31:57
4 September 2015 04 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Germany3-1Poland
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) Stadium: Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt am Main (GER)
12/23/2015 10:31:10
7 September 2015 07 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Scotland2-3Germany
Referee: not available Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
12/23/2015 10:30:43
8 October 2015 08 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Republic of Ireland1-0Germany
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP) Stadium: Dublin Arena, Dublin (IRL)
12/23/2015 10:29:54
11 October 2015 11 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group D)
Germany2-1Georgia
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE) Stadium: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig (GER)
12/23/2015 10:29:13
GermanyUkraine
Referee: TBD Stadium: Grand Stade Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d'Ascq (FRA)
12/23/2015 10:24:55
GermanyPoland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stade de France, Saint-Denis (FRA)
06/14/2016 10:18:09
Northern IrelandGermany
Referee: TBD Stadium: Parc des Princes, Paris (FRA)
06/22/2016 14:21:04
26 June 2016 26 Jun - UEFA EURO, Round of 16
Winner C18.00Third-place A/B/F
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille Métropole (FRA)
06/23/2016 11:54:18
5 July 2016 05 Jul - UEFA EURO, Quarter-finals
Germany2-2Italy
Germany win 3-2 on penalties (3-2p)
Referee: not available Stadium: Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (FRA)
07/05/2016 17:23:38
7 July 2016 07 Jul - UEFA EURO, Semi-finals
Winner QF (Bordeaux)21.00Winner QF (St-Denis)
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (FRA)
07/05/2016 10:29:27
31 August 2016 31 Aug - Friendlies 2016-18
Germany2-0Finland
Referee: not available Stadium: Borussia-Park, Monchengladbach (GER)
08/28/2017 15:52:38
4 September 2016 04 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Norway0-3Germany
Referee: not available Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
09/19/2016 15:39:14
8 October 2016 08 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
GermanyCzech Republic
Referee: TBD Stadium: Hamburg Arena, Hamburg (GER)
07/25/2016 14:48:34
11 October 2016 11 Oct - europeanqualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Germany2-0Northern Ireland
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA) Stadium: Hannover Arena, Hanover (GER)
11/02/2016 21:22:50
11 November 2016 11 Nov - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
San MarinoGermany
Referee: TBD Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
07/25/2016 14:49:07
15 November 2016 15 Nov - Friendlies 2016-18
Italy0-0Germany
Referee: not available Stadium: Stadio San Siro, Milan (ITA)
03/06/2018 14:54:07
26 March 2017 26 Mar - europeanqualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
AzerbaijanGermany
Referee: TBD Stadium: Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium, Baku (AZE)
03/20/2017 15:25:18
Germany0-1San Marino
Referee: not available Stadium: Grundig Stadion, Nuremberg (GER)
06/17/2017 00:37:36
1 September 2017 01 Sep - europeanqualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech Republic1-2Germany
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS) Stadium: Eden Stadium, Prague (CZE)
10/18/2017 19:35:03
4 September 2017 04 Sep - europeanqualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Germany6-0Norway
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU) Stadium: Mercedes-Benz-Arena, Stuttgart (GER)
12/12/2017 11:51:58
5 October 2017 05 Oct - europeanqualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Northern IrelandGermany
Referee: TBD Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
09/08/2017 17:47:16
8 October 2017 08 Oct - europeanqualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
GermanyAzerbaijan
Referee: TBD Stadium: Fritz-Walter, Kaiserslautern (GER)
09/28/2017 10:13:50

General info

  • Founded : 1900
  • Currently playing : European Championship 2010/2012
  • UEFA debut : 11/03/1934 Luxembourg 1:9 Germany (Qualif.) Luxembourg

Trophy cabinet

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    06/09/2006, San Marino 0-13 Germany, Serravalle
  • Biggest defeat:
    20/06/2000, Portugal 3-0 Germany, Rotterdam
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 12
  • Player with most appearances: 11
    Lothar Matthäus ( Germany GER)
    Miroslav Klose ( Germany GER)
  • Top scorers: 18
    Miroslav Klose ( Germany GER)