Germany 2022/23 Kits
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Germany play their home games across the different stadiums in their cities, wearing a home shirt of white. These white shirts are part of one of the most successful national football teams. The Germans have appeared in eight World Cup finals, winning four of them. They have also appeared in six European Championship finals, winning three. The national team's away shirt colour has changed several times.
Germany Home Kit
Germany played their first international in 1908 and since then they have worn white shirts. West Germany wore a white shirt in the mid 50's after their split with East Germany. East Germany wore the a blue home shirt. In 1990 the two nations reunified to reform Germany. A popular home shirt by Germany was the one used in the 1990 FIFA World Cup where the nation went on to win the title knocking out Netherlands, England and Argentina to claim the crown. The 2014 home shirt that featured had black accents from the cuffs, neckline, and shoulder stripes, and a heightened v-band with a gradient red finish around the chest area, adds to the list of winning German kits. 2020 brings in a white kit designed with horizontal pinstripes displaying a brushstroke effect. The sleeve cuffs mirror the colours of the national flag.
2022/23 Germany Home Shirt
Much of the activity on the Germany 2022 World Cup adidas home happens right down the middle of its white-based shirt. A singular wide vertical band, inspired by the 2008 Euro away kit and the racing stripes on cars, flows down centrally, reaching both the collar and the hemline on its ends. In addition, the metallic gold logos also appear on the middle, within the confines of the said band. The black details such as the sleeve cuffs and template shoulder stripes complement the main design and the German flag colours on the collar and lateral trims provide the finishing touches.
2020/21 Germany Home Shirt
The look of the white-based Germany adidas 2020 home uniform is composed of light pinstripes with wide equidistance. The said pattern goes horizontal on the front side and angled on the sleeves as well as on the shoulder areas on the back. The round neck collar is black as well as the Adidas and team symbols on the chest area.
The German flag colours run around the 'Condivo 20' wide sleeve cuffs. Three black bold vertical lines are seen on the sides.
The back is almost entirely white, with the top part just right under the collar area displaying the crest's black four stars flanked by the pinstripe shoulder drapings.
Men's Germany Shirt
West Germany and Germany have had a series of white shirts with black, red and yellow stripes, bands and chequered styles incorporated. The side have always had black shorts with white socks. Germany's iconic players who have worn their white home shirt include Franz Beckenbauer, Lothar Matthaus, Gerd Muller, Jurgen Klinsmann, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Rudi Voller and Miroslav Klose. Franz Beckenbauer is arguably one of the best midfielders/defenders to ever play the game.
Children's Germany Kit
Germanys national youth football team consist of teams from the U-20, U-19, U-18, U-17, U-16 and U-15 youth levels. Germany have a strong tradition of producing youth talent.
Germany have produced many stars including Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Muller, Lothar Matthaus, Oliver Kahn and Rudi Voller.
Coached by Joachim Low, Germany are one of the strongest national teams in Europe and the world as they have been in several finals and semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro tournaments which gives their nickname of 'Die Mannschaft' meaning 'The Team'. Since their first international in 1908 (playing back then as West Germany) the team wore black and white home shirt that later evolved into a white home shirt which they still currently wear today. The nation's away shirts had mostly been green as a nod to Ireland, the first team to play them after the World War. In the 2020/2021 season though, the away shirt has been black, contrasting with the white home kit.
The German national football team played their first international against Switzerland in Basel, Switzerland on the 5th April 1908, Switzerland won the game 5-3. Germany have had several iconic footballers play for their colours including Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Muller, Lothar Matthaus, Andreas Brehme, Oliver Kahn, Karl-Heinz Rumenigge, Rudi Voller, Jurgen Klinsmann, Michael Ballack and Miroslav Klose. Germany boasts several household names in their squad including Mario Gotze, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Manuel Neuer. The 2020s have seen the likes of Toni Kroos, Serge Gnabry, and Timo Werner rise to the forefront of German Football.
Germany have hosted the FIFA World Cup on two occasions, in 1974 which they won and in 2006. In addition to their 1974 title, Germany also had the title in 1954, 1990, and 2014. Germany have famously been runners-up in the World Cup on four occasions and three occasions in the UEFA Euro Championships.
World Cup Kits
Germany's kits began simple as they played it safe for several years staying with a standard white home shirt with black accents. This was the first colour combination used at their debut 1934 World Cup. Germany's kit for the 2014 World Cup will undoubtedly be among the most varied with the Germany set to appear the competition with white shorts for the first time in their history which may be a result of the latest kit clash rulings by FIFA. A gradient red arrow which resembles the country's flag with its three shades is featured on the chest.
The new Germany 2014 World Cup away kit for Germany features thick red and black hoops along with fine lines incorporated into the shirt’s red horizontal stripes. Supplier adidas today presented the new away kit for the German national team in collaboration with the German football Association. adidas’ signature stripes are coloured in white/silver.
In 1982 adidas introduced their signature three stripes into the design. The shirts common display in that period saw a white shirt with black adidas stripes. The colours of Germany's national flag came into play as well forming some memorable and iconic shirts.
The colour's of the German flag were dropped in 2002 in favour of a more classic and traditional design but made a return four years later with red and yellow trim making an appearance on the front of the shirt. The last World Cup in 2010 was the first time colour had been used on the team's socks, in an otherwise simple design that featured a single red stripe running down the right of the shirt through the team's crest.
Having won the FIFA World Cup on three occasions Germany's most iconic kit was the one used at the 1974 FIFA World Cup. It was a classic white shirt with black shorts and white socks along with black rounded colour and trim on the sleeves. This shirt was also worn Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer.
Other memorable shirts included the one used at the 1990 World Cup which featured a unique three stripe display of the national colours (black, red and yellow) across the chest and shoulders. Germany were victorious on this outing with the likes of Rudi Voller, Lothar Matthaus, Andreas Brehme and Jurgen Klinsmann.
Germany have had very few kit suppliers in their history with adidas producing their kits for over two decades. Very little has changed with the Germany home kit since the nation first made and appearance at a FIFA World Cup in 1934.
Away shirts for the Germans have almost always seen black or green colours. The green colours are derived from the DFB federation logo which was designed using green and white, the colours that make up a football pitch.
Germany Kits at European Championships
Euro 2020 - Courtesy of goals from Gnabry, Goretzka, Kroos, and other German star players, Germany placed first in Group C of the qualifications. A cluster of European heavyweights is formed with Euro 2020's Group F composed of Germany, France, Portugal, and Hungary. Euro 2020 presents Germany a way back to football summit after coming up short from the previous Euro and stumbling out of the World Cup 2018 group stage. Accompanying their quest are a white round-necked shirt with brushstroked pinstripes and a two-toned black v-neck shirt. Both shirts have broad cuffs that have the colours of the German flag.
Euro 2016 - Three-time winners of the illustrious European Championship trophy, Germany hoped to match their winning feat last experienced in 1996, but came up short against host France in the semifinals. Arguably the most gifted team in Europe and with substantial strength in depth, Germany took to the French pitches with highly talented players wearing a nostalgic home shirt of pure white with intricate flag-inspired trim and of course the FIFA World Cup winners crest at the mid-chest. A revolutionary away shirt was also showcased in two-tone grey composed of a hooped display of which can be reversed to reveal a bib-like visual in volt yellow.
Euro 2012 - Given a modernistic take on their traditional style of a white base, Germany's home shirt for Euro '12 featured a clean white paint-job which featured the German flag colours of black, red, and yellow in a stylish diagonal sash pinstripe covering the front panel of the shirt. Possessing the major talents of Mesut Özil, Thomas Müller, Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, Marco Reus, and Mario Gotze the German team progressed through the tournament to the Semi-Finals where they were narrowly beaten 1-2 by Italy. The away look for Germany within Euro '12 took inspiration from the green shirts worn by the victorious '72 team of which included legends Franz Beckenbauer and Gerd Muller of whom’s names were printed within the collar for an honorary mention.
Euro 2008 - adidas ClimaCool technology was introduced onto the Germany shirt for Euro 2008, held in Austria and Switzerland, of which helped the team to progress into the Final of the competition to face eventual winners Spain after a close-fought 0-1 loss. Wearing their home shirt in the Final, the look included a traditionally styled white base however incorporated a unique horizontal stripe which adorned the chest panel, encasing the national club crest and adding red and yellow trims to emulate the German flag. A different kit template was used for the away shirt which displayed a vivid red base with a central stripe of black with complementing white adidas three-stripes covering the shoulders and sleeves.
Euro 2004 - Euro 2004 saw shirt design take futuristic steps through the use of modern materials and technology to provide lightweight and breathable concepts as displayed through Germany's shirt within the competition. Worn by the talented players of Michael Ballack, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Miroslav Klose, the home shirt showcased a trademark look for the German's white with complementing sleeves of black, red and yellow to emulate the German flag. The away shirt used the same template as the home kit however reversed the colour-way to a black base with white and red trim, whilst both versions of the shirt possessed an innovative mesh-like material on the lower part of front panel.
Euro 2000 - Arriving at the UEFA European Championship 2000 held in the Netherlands and Belgium, Germany possessed arguably the most star-studded squad of the competition with the likes of Oliver Kahn, Lothar Matthäus, Michael Ballack, Dietmar Hamann, and captain Oliver Bierhoff. Matching the high quality list of German players, the team's home shirt displayed a classy white body of which was broken-up by solid black sleeves, whilst finishing touches came in the form of red detailing within the polo-neck collar. An alternate shirt consisting of the commonly used green was incorporated with white side panels and further white trim applications to be used when facing opponents of the same home colours.
Euro 1996 - Captained by the iconic Jurgen Klinsmann, Germany took to the English grass at Euro '96 wearing a classically designed home shirt consisting of a pure white base with patriotic black, red and green trim to match the German flag colours. With Germany reaching the final however trailing their match 0-1 to Czech Republic, manager Berti Vogts substituted Oliver Bierhoff to help change the game and the player did just that by dramatically scoring an equaliser followed by an iconic 95th minute after extra time winner to see the prestigious UEFA trophy held aloft to their adorning fans. An alternative shirt in a green tone consisting of unique adidas three stripes flowing down the shirts shoulders and onto the chest panels was introduced when a kit clash would be presented.
Euro 1992 - The reunified Germany arrived at Euro '92 showcasing a home shirt of which held reminiscence to their previous look four years earlier through a similar graphic block pattern, but incorporated the design to create a patterned sleeve emulating the German flag. There was also a green alternative of the same design in case of a kit clash. The team, captained by Andreas Brehme, reached the final wearing their white home shirt. However, they came up short against underdogs Denmark losing 0-2.
Euro 1988 - The '88 edition of the UEFA European Championship saw West Germany host the competition and do so in unique fashion through their shirt design by adidas which showcased a striking block graphic in German flag colours flowing across the chest panel and sleeves. Already providing arguably the most distinctive shirt of the tournament, West Germany backed up their home look through an equally eye-catching away shirt using the same graphic template however opting for a green base.
Euro 1984 - Similar to the shirt worn in the previous edition of the competition, West Germany arrived at Euro '84 held in France as champions and showcased a nostalgic white home shirt with trim applications of black incorporated through a polo-neck collar and adidas branding running down the sleeves. Included for an away look for West Germany saw a traditionally coloured green shirt worn by the likes of Rudi Völler, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Lothar Matthäus.
Euro 1980 - Held in Italy, West Germany travelled to the 1980 UEFA European Championships with a new-look squad missing the likes of national heroes Franz Beckenbauer and Gerd Muller but included new additions in Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Horst Hrubesch. The latter helped the team lift the winners trophy after scoring a brace in a dramatic victory over Belgium. Germany took to the Italian pitches wearing a classic white shirt which featured a traditional polo-neck collar in black, the same accent used for the iconic adidas three-stripes and sleeve cuffs. An alternate shirt of green was used when required due to kit clashes.
Euro 1976 - West Germany arrived at the 1976 European Championships in Yugoslavia as reigning champions, with the majority of pundits and fans regarding the team as firm favourites of retaining the title. Wearing a home shirt of elegant white with black trim applied to the crew-neck collar and sleeve cuffs, West Germany's expert efficiency and organisation helped the team reach the final to face the technically gifted side of Czechoslovakia. The game finish as a 2-2 draw, consequently leading to a dramatic penalty shootout that saw the Czechs win 5-3. The away strip for West Germany showcased a vivid green shirt as seen within the previous edition of the competition.
Euro 1972 - West Germany experienced their first taste of European Championship football in the 1972 tournament held in Belgium. West Germany's squad was full of global superstars including Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Muller, and Paul Breitner, all of whom helped the team to lift the illustrious trophy after convincingly beating the Soviet Union 3-0 in the final. Making their debut within the tournament, West Germany wore a home shirt consisting of a traditional white base with black accents of which poses as a trademark look for the national team. West Germany's iconic green away shirt was also showcased through a rich green base with clean trim applications of white, inspiring the Germany kit of 2012 that also used a luxurious green base and paid tribute to the 1972 heroics by printing the year inside the collar with names Franz Beckenbauer and Gerd Muller underneath in homage of their victory.
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