East Germany national football team

former men's national association football team representing East Germany

East Germany national football team was the national football team of the German Democratic Republic (GDR or East Germany) from 1952 to 1990. The East Germany team is now the Germany team.

East Germany
Nickname(s)"Weltmeister der Freundschaftsspiele" (World champion in friendly games)[1][2]
AssociationGerman Football Association of the GDR
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Most capsJoachim Streich (102)
Top scorerJoachim Streich (55)
Home stadiumZentralstadion, Leipzig[a]
FIFA codeGDR
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Poland 3–0 East Germany East Germany
(Warsaw, Poland; 21 September 1952)

Last international

 Belgium 0–2 East Germany East Germany
(Brussels, Belgium; 12 September 1990)
Biggest win
 Ceylon 1–12 East Germany East Germany
(Colombo, Ceylon; 12 January 1964)
Biggest defeat
 Poland 3–0 East Germany East Germany
(Warsaw, Poland; 21 September 1952)
East Germany East Germany 1–4 Czechoslovakia 
(Leipzig, East Germany; 27 October 1957)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1974)
Best resultRound 2, 1974 (Ranked 6th)

RecordEdit

FIFA World CupEdit

 
The East German team on their last-ever match in 1990.

East Germany only qualified for one World Cup, and they only made it to round 2.

European ChampionshipEdit

East Germany never qualified for a UEFA European Football Championship tournament.

  • 1960 to 1988 - Did not qualify
  • 1992 - Left to qualification round

ReferencesEdit

  1. Joel, Holger; Schütt, Ernst Christian (2008). Chronik des deutschen Fußballs: die Spiele der Nationalmannschaften von 1908 bis heute (in German). wissenmedia Verlag. p. 210. ISBN 9783577164214.
  2. Wiederstein, Wolfgang (14 November 2009). "'Ein Spiel, das wir nicht gewinnen konnten'". Die Presse (in German). Retrieved 21 June 2016.