German National Football Team is one of the most triumphant national teams at international competitions. It has won three World Cups and three European Championships in all. It is regulated and governed by the German Football Association DFB (Deutscher Football-Bund) founded in 1900.
In Germany, the team is characteristically referred to as the “Nationalmannschaft” (National Team), “DFB-Elf” DFB eleven or “Nationalelf” which means National Eleven, whereas in overseas media, they are frequently portrayed as the “Mannschaft” which literally means “Team”.
The venerable kit source to the German national team is Adidas AG. The team home uniform is a white jersey and black shorts. The colors of the jersey are derived from the 19th century flag of the north German State of Prussia. Several times the home away shirt color has changed. Traditionally, green shirt with white shorts are the color combinations that are often used, which is a resultant from the DFB colors.
For the FIFA World Cup 2010, the Captain for the team is Giorgos Karagounis and coach is Joachim Low. The other team members of German squad chosen as Goalkeeper are Manuel Neuer. Some of the Defenders are Marcell Jansen, Dennis Aogo, Serdar Tasci, including the captain for the team Philipp Lahm. Midfielders are Toni Kroos, Piotr Trochowski, and Lukas Podolski. Forwards are CacauThomas Muller, and Lukas Podolski.
Germany won an entirety of three World Cups and three European Championships. Olympic Gold was won by East Germany in 1976. The only nation to have won both the men’s and women’s World Cup is Germany.The German team has qualified for every of the 16 World Cups it has entered. Germany has also won the European Championship three times and finished as runners-up three times as well apart from France and Spain. Twice the German team has played in the FIFA Confederations Cup.