Germany women's national football team

Germany
Nickname(s)DFB-Frauenteam
(DFB Womens Team)
DFB-Frauen
(DFB-Women)
AssociationGerman Football Association
(Deutscher Fußball-Bund, DFB)
ConfederationUEFA
Head coachMartina Voss-Tecklenburg
CaptainAlexandra Popp
Most capsBirgit Prinz (214)
Top scorerBirgit Prinz (128)
FIFA codeGER
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 2 3 (5 August 2022)[1]
Highest1 (October 2003 – 2007, December 2014 – June 2015, March 2017)
Lowest5 (June 2022)
First international
 West Germany 5–1 Switzerland  
(Koblenz, West Germany; 10 November 1982)
Biggest win
 Germany 17–0 Kazakhstan 
(Wiesbaden, Germany; 19 November 2011)
Biggest defeat
 United States 6–0 Germany 
(Decatur, United States; 14 March 1996)
World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1991)
Best resultChampions (2003, 2007)
European Championship
Appearances11 (first in 1989)
Best resultChampions (1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013)
Summer Olympic Games
Appearances5 (first in 1996)
Best result Gold Medal (2016)
Germany women's national football team in 2012

The Germany women's national football team (German: Deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft der Frauen) represents Germany in international women's football. The team is governed by the German Football Association (DFB).

The German national team is one of the most successful in women's football.[2] They are two-time world champions, having won the 2003 and 2007 tournaments. The team has won eight of the thirteen UEFA European Championships, claiming six consecutive titles between 1995 and 2013. They, along with the Netherlands, are one of the two nations that have won both the women's and men's European tournament. Germany has won Olympic gold in 2016, after three consecutive bronze medals at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, finishing third in 2000, 2004 and 2008. Birgit Prinz holds the record for most appearances and is the team's all-time leading goalscorer. Prinz has also set international records; she has received the FIFA World Player of the Year award three times and is the joint second overall top goalscorer at the Women's World Cup.

Women's football was long met with skepticism in Germany, and official matches were banned by the DFB until 1970. However, the women's national team has grown in popularity since winning the World Cup in 2003, as it was chosen as Germany's Sports Team of the Year. As of June 2022, Germany is ranked 2nd in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.[3]


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