GDR national football team ( Fußballnationalmannschaft der DDR ) - represented the German Democratic Republic at international football tournaments and in friendly matches from 1952 to 1990.
|Federation||German Football Union GDR|
number of games
|Joachim Streich (102)|
|Top scorer||Joachim Streich (55)|
|House. stadium||Leipzig Central Stadium|
|The first game|
| Poland 3-0 GDR |
( Warsaw , Poland ; September 21, 1952 )
| Ceylon 1:12 GDR |
( Colombo , Ceylon ; January 12, 1964 )
|0: 3 - 12 times; 1: 4 - 3 times|
| Belgium 0: 2 GDR |
( Brussels , Belgium ; September 12 , 1990 )
|Participation||1 ( first time in 1974 )|
|Achievements||2nd group round, 1974|
Until the dissolution of the team due to the unification of Germany in 1990, the national team of the GDR held 293 international matches (138 wins, 69 draws and 86 losses; goal difference - 501-345).
In 1974, the GDR team only once in its history performed at the final tournament of the World Cup , which took place in the territory of neighboring Germany . In the 1st round, the teams of the GDR and the FRG were in the same group. The match between the GDR team and the future world champion, held on June 22, 1974, ended in victory for the GDR (the only goal scored by Jürgen Sparwasser ). It was the only official match between the two German national teams at the World and European Championships. Both teams ended up in the same group in the 1992 European Championship qualifying round, but before the German Democratic Republic managed to play their first match with Belgium , a decision was made to unite Germany . This match took place on September 12, 1990 in Brussels as a friendly and was the last in the history of the German Democratic Republic. The German Democratic Republic won 2-0, both of the last goals of the national team were scored by Matthias Zammer . Scheduled for November 14, the match in Leipzig between the GDR and the FRG was also supposed to be held as a friendly match, marking the unification of the country and the national team, but this game was canceled due to the threat of unrest in the stadium.
In the final of the European Championships, the GDR team has never reached.
At the Olympic Games, the team was much more successful due to the fact that until 1984 the socialist countries had the opportunity to use their strongest players, while the western countries were forced to limit themselves to youth groups. After the fall of the Berlin Wall , the GDR medals were inherited by the combined team   .
- Olympic Champions: 1976
- Olympic silver medalists: 1980
- Olympic bronze medalists: 1964 , 1972