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FIFA World Cup 2022: Germany - World Cup Records and Stats

In this article, take a look at the Germany World Cup Records and Stats. The four-time FIFA World Cup winners Germany are ready to showcase their quality football performance in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 23.11.2022
Germany World Cup Records and Stats

The four-time FIFA World Cup winners Germany are ready to showcase their quality football performance in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

In the FIFA World Cup 2018, the defending champions Germany were stunned by their weak performances as they failed to cross the group stage. They are ready to prove that the 2018 edition was just a rare accident. 

Before the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, let’s check out some crucial FIFA World Cup records and stats for Germany.

(Team Records)

Contents

  • Brief records

  • Hosts

  • Best Result

  • Final place in every edition

  • Last records

  • Match records (Top 3)

> Biggest winning margin

> Biggest losing margin

  • Fair Play Trophy


Germany’s brief records in FIFA World Cup history

Participation

Matches

Won

Drawn*

Penalty shootout

Lost

Winning %*

Won

Lost

19/21

109

67

20

4

0

22

61.47

(Drawn: including penalty shootout matches; Winning %: excluding penalty shootouts)

Hosts: 1974 as West Germany (Champions) and 2006 (Third Place)

Best Result: Champions (1954, 1974 and 1990 as West Germany; 2014 as Germany)


Germany’s final place in every FIFA World Cup

Year

Host(s)

Last position

1930

Uruguay

Did not enter

1934

Italy

Third Place

1938

France

First Round (Round of 16)

1950

Brazil

Banned

1954

Switzerland

Champions

1958

Sweden

Fourth Place

1962

Chile

Quarter-finals

1966

England

Runners-up

1970

Mexico

Third Place

1974

West Germany

Champions

1978

Argentina

Second Group Stage

1982

Spain

Runners-up

1986

Mexico

Runners-up

1990

Italy

Champions

1994

USA

Quarter-finals

1998

France

Quarter-finals

2002

South Korea & Japan

Runners-up

2006

Germany

Third Place

2010

South Africa

Third Place

2014

Brazil

Champions

2018

Russia

Group Stage

 

Last time in FIFA World Cup for Germany:

Last Champions: 2014

Last Runners-up: 2002

Last Finalists: 2014

Last Third Place: 2010

Last Fourth Place: 1958

Last Semi-finals exit: 2010

Last Quarter-finals exit: 1998

Last Round of 16 exit: 1938

Last Group Stage exit: 2018

Last Failed to Qualify: Banned in 1950 and Did not enter in 1930


Germany’s match records in FIFA World Cup (Top 3)

Biggest winning margin

Biggest losing margin

8-0 vs Saudi Arabia in 2002

8-3 vs Hungary in 1954

7-1 vs Brazil in 2014

6-3 vs France in 1958

6-0 vs Mexico in 1978

3-0 vs Croatia in 1998

 

Germany’s FIFA Fair Play Trophy

1974 (as West Germany)


(Players’ Records)

Contents

  • Most FIFA World Cup editions

  • Top 5 most appearances

  • Top 5 most goals

  • Key World Records

  • Awards (only official competition awards)

 

Most FIFA World Cup editions for Germany

Lothar Matthäus is the only German footballer to experience five FIFA World Cup editions (1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998).


Top 5 most appearances for Germany in FIFA World Cup

Player

Appearances

Lothar Matthäus

25

Miroslav Klose

24

Uwe Seeler

21

Philipp Lahm

20

Bastian Schweinsteiger

20

 

Top 5 most goals for Germany in FIFA World Cup

Player

Goals

Miroslav Klose

16

Gerd Müller

14

Jürgen Klinsmann

11

Thomas Müller

*

10

Helmut Rahn

10

*Still Playing


Key World Records from Germany

Most goals in FIFA World Cup history: By scoring 16 goals, Miroslav Klose holds the record of most goals in FIFA World Cup history.

Most appearances in FIFA World Cup history: With 25 matches, Lothar Matthäus holds the record of most appearances in FIFA World Cup history.


Germany’s FIFA World Cup Awards (only official competition awards)

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Silver Shoe 1982; Bronze Ball 1982)

Harald Schumacher (Silver Ball 1986)

Lothar Matthäus (Silver Ball 1990)

Oliver Kahn [Golden Ball 2002; Lev Yashin Award 2002 (presently known as Golden Glove)]

Miroslav Klose (Silver Shoe 2002; Golden Shoe 2006)

Lukas Podolski (Young Player Award 2006)

Thomas Müller (Young Player Award 2010; Golden Boot 2010; Silver Boot 2010; Silver Ball 2014)

Manuel Neuer (Golden Glove 2014)

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