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Republic of Ireland v Germany Football Results

The Republic of Ireland has played Germany on 19 occasions. Following WW II the German nation was split into two parts and for 45 years (from 1945 to 1990) there were two German national football teams - West Germany and East Germany.

Ireland never played the East German football team. Therefore all references below refer to the unified German team before 1945 and after 1990, and to West Germany between those dates.

Ireland's record against this football superpower is very respectable with six wins, five draws, and eight losses to the Germans. Curiously Ireland and Germany had not met in a competitive match until they met in a group match at the 2002 World Cup Finals in Japan. The subsequent meetings have also been competitive matches in the Euro 2008 qualifiers, 2014 World Cup qualifiers, and Euro 2016 qualifiers. Ireland's first and only victory over the Germans in a competitive match was a 1-0 win at the Aviva Stadium in Oct 2015. It was a Euro 2016 qualifier match and the Germans were reigning World Cup champions at the time.

Another curiosity about meetings between the two countries is that the 19 matches between the two countries have been played in 14 different venues. This is largely due to the fact that the Germans have a policy of moving their home international matches around Germany.

Irish teams have played against Germany in nine different German cities since the countries first met in 1935. The first meeting between the countries was a friendly in Dortmund with a 3-1 victory for the hosts. The Irish avenged this loss in October of 1936 at Dalymount Park with a 5-2 home win.

Republic of Ireland Match Results Against Germany

Date
Venue
Competition Result
Score
8 May 1935 Kampfbahn Rote Erde, Dortmund Friendly Loss 1 - 3
17 Oct 1936 Dalymount Park Friendly Win 5 - 2
23 May 1939 Weser Stadium, Bremen Friendly Draw 1 - 1
17 Oct 1951 Dalymount Park Friendly Win 3 - 2
4 April 1952 Mungersdorf Stadium, Cologne Friendly Loss 0 - 3
28 May 1955 Vorkspark Stadium, Hamburg Friendly Loss 1 - 2
25 Nov 1956 Dalymount Park Friendly Win 3 - 0
11 May 1960 Rheinstadion, Dusseldorf Friendly Win 1 - 0
4 May 1966 Dalymount Park Friendly Loss 0 - 4
9 May 1970 Olympic Stadium, Berlin Friendly Loss 1 - 2
11 Mar 1975 Dalymount Park Friendly * Win 1 - 0
22 May 1979 Lansdowne Road Friendly Loss 1 - 3
21 May 1981 Weser Stadium, Bremen Friendly * Loss 0 - 3
6 Sep 1989 Lansdowne Road Friendly Draw 1 - 1
29 May 1994 Niedersachen Stadium, Hanover Friendly Win 2 - 0
5 Jun 2002 Kashima Stadium, Ibraki 2002 WC Finals Draw 1 - 1
2 Sep 2006 Daimler Stadium, Stuttgart Euro 2008 Qual Loss 0 - 1
13 Oct 2007 Croke Park Euro 2008 Qual Draw 0 - 0
12 Oct 2012 Aviva Stadium 2014 WC Qual Loss 1 - 6
11 Oct 2013 Rhein Energie Stadium, Cologne 2014 WC Qual Loss 3 - 0
14 Oct 2014 Stadion Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen Euro 2016 Qual Draw 1 - 1
08 Oct 2015 Aviva Stadium Euro 2016 Qual Win 1 - 0

Dates in bold were matches against West Germany - * West Germany B

Republic of Ireland v Germany Record Summary

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
20
6
5
9
24
35
30%

Ireland v Germany World Cup Finals Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
1
0
1
0
1
1
0%

Ireland v Germany Euro Finals Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
None
           

Ireland v Germany World Cup Qualifiers Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
2
0
0
2
1
9
0%

Ireland v Germany Euro Qualifiers Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
4
1
2
1
2
2
25%

Ireland v Germany Friendly Matches Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
13
5
2
6
20
23
46%

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