||15 (1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978,
1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002)
||Three times world champions (1954, 1974, 1990)
||Three times European champions (1972, 1980, 1996)
- The German national football team are among the most
successful in the history of the FIFA World Cup. Only Brazil
have played in more finals and won more titles. The Germans
first claimed the trophy in 1954, causing shock waves when
they defeated the clear favorites Hungary 3-2 in the final.
- Twenty years later Germany won their second title, this
time on home soil. In the final in Munich they came from
behind to beat Holland 2-1. A key member of the 1974 team
was Franz Beckenbauer, manager of the German team that 16
years later claimed a third World title.
- In the Italy '90 final Germany beat Argentina 1-0 with a
late penalty. The German team have never lost an away game
in the qualifiers to date.