Germany return to the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament motivated to go one step further after finishing with the silver medal in 2016, losing on penalties to Brazil in the gold medal match. Germany have participated in nine previous editions of the competition but have never won it. Their silver-medal finish at Rio 2016 was their best ever performance.
The road to Tokyo
Germany compete at Tokyo 2020 as European runners-up after a narrow 2-1 defeat by Spain in the UEFA Under-21 Championship Italy 2019 final. The Germans finished atop Group B in the European qualification tournament to seal their spot in the semi-finals and at Tokyo 2020.
15 – The number of goals that Germany scored at the UEFA Under-21 Championship, the most in the qualification tournament. Forward Luca Waldschmidt finished as the tournament’s top scorer with seven goals.