Germany women's national football team

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August 11, 2022

The German women's national football team represents Germany in international football matches. Two-time world champions, eight-time European champions, Olympic champions, three-time Olympic bronze medalists. Thanks to these achievements, Germany is currently the only country to have won the world championships for men and women. The captain of the national team is Jennifer Marozhan. The best player, scorer and symbol of this team is Birgit Prinz, who played for the national team and was its captain from 1994 to 2011. As of March 25, 2022, the national team ranks 4th in the FIFA women's national teams ranking, and 2nd in the UEFA ranking.

History

Early years

By 1955, there were quite a few women's football teams in Germany, and they were all amateur. Paradoxically, the German Football Association issued an order that year to disband the women's teams, citing the fact that football is not a women's sport. Despite this ban, the number of clubs declined only slightly, and between 1955 and 1970 over 150 international games were played. Only on October 30, 1970, the German Football Association admitted its mistake and canceled the order, allowing the formation of women's teams. It was the first step towards creating one of the best teams of all time. By that time, many countries had created women's teams, but Germany was not among these countries for a long time. In 1981, the representative of the German Football Association Horst Schmidt led the team of the first convocation, preparing it for a special tournament, which could be considered an unofficial world championship. Officially, the national team did not exist, so almost all the players from the reigning German champion Bergisch Gladbach 09 were called up as a basis. This decision turned out to be successful, and the Germans won the tournament. A year later, the women's team was officially created. Her first coach was Gero Bizants, an instructor from the Cologne Sports College.

1982-1994: debut and first victories

In September 1982, Bizantz conducted two short training courses, during which he formed a team of 16 people. On November 10, 1982, the first game of the German national team took place in Koblenz, the opponent of the team from