Euro 2016: Greatest Germany XI of all time
Analysing and creating a team made up of the greatest stars Germany has had over the years
Germany have always been in the elite of European football. Die Mannschaft have had several great players who have contributed immensely to the rich history of German football. Germany have reached the finals of the Euros 6 times and have won it three times.
They came agonizingly close 8 years ago when they were defeated by one of the greatest Spanish teams in the history of Football. But the Germans finally lifted a major trophy after a long wait in 2014 as Mario Goetze wrote his name into the history books.
But there were many others who achieved glory for the nation. Here is the greatest Germany Euro XI of all time
Goal Keeper – Oliver Kahn
Oliver Kahn was only a 20-year-old when he was in the squad for the Euro 1996. Despite not being first choice he still won a medal that year. But there won’t be too many arguments when it comes to rating Germany’s greatest goalkeeper.
Kahn played for Germany from 1994 until 2006. He made 86 appearances for his team but was unfortunate not to win a trophy after the 1996 Euros. Kahn has inspired a new generation of great goalkeepers in Germany.
Manuel Neuer has followed in the legend’s footsteps by becoming Bayern Munich’s and Germany’s no 1. Kahn made 429 appearances for Bayern winning every domestic trophy there is to win.