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German Football Union (Germany)

Deutscher Fussball-Bund

Last modified: 2005-11-12 by santiago dotor
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image by Jens Pattke, 29 June 2002

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The national colors are black-red-gold; the national team's uniforms are white and black; why is the flag green and white?

Joseph McMillan, 29 June 2002

In former times German soccer players carried green and white trousers, official colors of DFB. And always lost. They changed to white shirts and black trousers. They became soccer world champions. Source: DFB website.

Jens Pattke, 29 June 2002

My 10-year old daughter guessed that it was because green and white are the colors of a soccer field — which makes excellent sense as well.

Joseph McMillan, 30 June 2002