03.04.2008: 100-year Anniversary: Streaks and Records

German Football
By German Football April 4, 2008 03:52

03.04.2008: 100-year Anniversary: Streaks and Records

Unbeaten – that was the status of the German national team between October 1978 and November 1980. The longest streak without a loss lasted for 23 games and included the team’s longest winning streak (May 2, 1979 – June 14, 1980).

1978
October 11 Germany – Czechoslovakia Prague 4-3
November 15 Germany – Hungary Frankfurt 0-0
December 20 Germany – Netherlands Duesseldorf 3-1
1979 February 25 Germany – Malta Gzira 0-0
April 1 Germany – Turkey Izmir 0-0
May 2 Germany – Wales Wrexham 2-0
May 22 Germany – Ireland Dublin 3-1
May 26 Germany – Iceland Reykjavik 3-1
September 12 Germany – Argentina Berlin 2-1
October 17 Germany – Wales Cologne 5-1 November 21 Germany – Sowjet Union Tiflis 3-1
December 22 Germany – Turkey Gelsenkirchen 2-0
1980 February 27 Germany – Malta Bremen 8-0
April 2 Germany – Austria Munich 1-0
May 13 Germany – Poland Frankfurt 3-1
June 11 Germany – Czechoslovakia Rome 1-0
June 14 Germany – Netherlands Naples 3-2
June 17 Germany – Greece Turino 0-0
June 22 Germany – Belgium Rome 2-1
September 10 Germany – Switzerland Basel 3-2
October 11 Germany – Netherlands Eindhoven 1-1
November 19 Germany – France Hanover 4-1

The longest streak without a win dates back to 1912/1913 and includes the longest losing streak with 7 losses in a row.
1912
July 3 Germany – Hungary Rasunda 1-3
October 6 Germany – Denmark Copenhagen 1-3
November 17 Germany – Netherlands Leipzig 2-3
1913
March 21 Germany – England Berlin 0-3
May 18 Germany – Switzerland Freiburg 1-2
October 26 Germany – Denmark Hamburg 1-4
November 23 Germany- Belgium Antwerpen 2-6
1914
April 5 Germany – Netherlands Amsterdam 4-4
June 27 Germany – Switzerland Zurich 1-4
September 20 Germany – Austria Vienna 2-3

Most lopsided wins
July 1, 1912 Germany – Russia Rasunda 16-0
September 1, 1940 Germany – Finland Leipzig 13-0
September 6, 2006 Germany – San Marino Serravalle 13-0
May 21, 1969 Germany – Cypress Essen 12-0

Most lopsided losses

March 16, 1909 Germany – England Oxford 0-9
May 24, 1931 Germany – Austria Berlin 0-6
September 13, 1931 Germany – Austria Vienna 0-5
June 20, 1954 Germany – Hungary Basel 3-8

National Players

As of now, the team has played 800 international games, while the team of the former German Democratic Republic competed in 293 games. Overall, 1,122 players were active in these games, with 849 players wearing the DFB jersey and 265 players active for the former East-German association DFV. Eight players were nominated for both squads (Ulf Kirsten, Matthias Sammer, Andreas Thom, Thomas Doll, Dariusz Wosz, Olaf Marshall, Heiko Scholz and Dirk Schuster).

Record Players
1. Lothar Matthäus 150 caps
2. Jürgen Klinsmann 108 caps
3. Jürgen Kohler 105 caps
4. Franz Beckenbauer 103 caps
5. Joachim Streich 102 caps (DFV)
6. Thomas Häßler 101 caps
7. Hans-Jürgen Dörner 100 (DFV)
8. Ulf Kirsten 100 (DFB: 51, DFV: 49)
9. Hans-Hubert Vogts 96 caps
10.Josef Maier 95 caps
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 95 caps

German Football
By German Football April 4, 2008 03:52
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