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East Germany
Nickname(s) "Weltmeister der Freundschaftsspiele" (World champion in friendly games)
Association German Football Association of the GDR
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Most caps Joachim Streich (102)
Top scorer Joachim Streich (55)
Home stadium Zentralstadion, Leipzig
FIFA code GDR
First colours
Second colours
First international
[[File:{{{flag alias-1928}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] Poland 3–0 East Germany East Germany
(Warsaw, Poland; 21 September 1952)

Last international

 Belgium 0–2 East Germany East Germany
(Brussels, Belgium; 12 September 1990)
Biggest win
 Ceylon 1–12 East Germany East Germany
(Colombo, Ceylon; 12 January 1964)
Biggest defeat
[[File:{{{flag alias-1928}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] Poland 3–0 East Germany East Germany
(Warsaw, Poland; 21 September 1952)
East Germany East Germany 1–4 Czechoslovakia 
(Leipzig, East Germany; 27 October 1957)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 1974)
Best result Round 2, 1974 (Ranked 6th)

East Germany national football team was the national football team of the German Democratic Republic (GDR or East Germany) from 1952 to 1990. The East Germany team is now the Germany team.

Record

FIFA World Cup

Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1990-0913-017, Abschied der DDR-Nationalmannschaft
The East German team on their last-ever match in 1990.

East Germany only qualified for one World Cup, and they only made it to round 2.

European Championship

East Germany never qualified for a UEFA European Football Championship tournament.

  • 1960 to 1988 - Did not qualify
  • 1992 - Left to qualification round

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