East Germany national football team

The East Germany national football team, recognized as Germany DR by FIFA, was from 1952 to 1990 the football team of East Germany, playing as one of three post-war German teams, along with Saarland and West Germany.

East Germany
1952–1990
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 
(Warsaw, Poland; 21 September 1952)
Last international
 Belgium 0–2 East Germany 
(Brussels, Belgium; 12 September 1990)
Biggest win
Unofficial
 Ceylon 0–14 East Germany 
(Colombo, Ceylon; 8 January 1964)
Official
 Ceylon 1–12 East Germany 
(Colombo, Ceylon; 12 January 1964)
Biggest defeat
Unofficial
 Hungary 5–0 East Germany 
(Hungary; 18 May 1952)
Official
 Wales 4–1 East Germany 
(Cardiff, Wales; 25 September 1957)
 Poland 3–0 East Germany 
(Warsaw, Poland; 21 September 1952)
 East Germany 1–4 Czechoslovakia 
(Leipzig, East Germany; 27 October 1957)
 Ghana 3–0 East Germany 
(Accra, Ghana; 23 February 1964)
 Denmark 4–1 East Germany 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 8 May 1985)
 Italy 3–0 East Germany 
(Naples, Italy; 22 November 1969)
 Belgium 3–0 East Germany 
(Antwerp, Belgium; 18 April 1973)
 Scotland 3–0 East Germany 
(Glasgow, Scotland; 30 October 1974)
 Austria 3–0 East Germany 
(Vienna, Austria; 15 November 1989)
 France 3–0 East Germany 
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; 24 January 1990)
 Soviet Union 3–0 East Germany 
(Kiev, Soviet Union; 26 April 1989)
 Brazil 3–0 East Germany 
(Goiânia, Brazil; 8 April 1986)
 Uruguay 3–0 East Germany 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 29 January 1985)
 Hungary 3–0 East Germany 
(Budapest, Hungary; 28 March 1979)
 Netherlands 3–0 East Germany 
(Rotterdam, Netherlands; 15 November 1978)
World Cup
Appearances1 (1974)
Best resultRound 2, 1974 (Ranked 6th)
Medal record

After German reunification in 1990, the Deutscher Fußball Verband der DDR (DFV, English: German Football Association of the GDR), and with it the East German team, joined the Deutscher Fußball Bund (DFB) and the West Germany national football team that had just won the World Cup.