The original one-cap Wunder, 5th September 1973 On 5th September 1973, West Germany were playing the Soviet Union in a friendly match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. After 64 minutes, a 23 year old left-sided attacking winger from MSV
Miami Schwarz und Weiß, 9th February 1999 Unlike many who would start and finish their international career with a single cap, Marco Reich’s one and only appearance for the Nationalmannschaft was not the usual forgettable five-minute run on and off.
As we approach this summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil and reflect on the Nationalmannschaft’s last meeting with Poland in Hamburg – which would see a skeleton C-Elf take to the field – we stay in the Hansastadt for the
It’s been a while since the last One Cap Wonder, and the series resumes with the story of a man who would be a German international for some twenty-eight minutes: Hanno Balitsch.
Tunis, 22nd September 1993 We take ourselves back ten years for the next name in our One Cap Wonders series, and to the journeyman striker Bernd Hobsch – one of the heroes of SV Werder Bremen’s successful 1992/93 Bundesliga campaign.
Dubai, 2nd June 2009 Last week’s One Cap Wonder was TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s Marvin Compper. This week, the series follows up with another Hoffenheim player who would make it into this unfortunate list, Tobias Weis.
Berlin, 19th November 2008 A year after beating England 2-1 at the new Wembley stadium courtesy of a stunning strike from debutant Christian Pander, the two teams would line up for a return match in Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Among those in
Porto Alegre, 12th December 1992 December 1992, and Berti Vogts’ German side are on a tour-match tour to South America to take on Brazil in Porto Alegre, and then Uruguay in Montevideo. The touring squad includes a number of new
Eight minutes in Stuttgart, 17th April 2002 With the World Cup in Japan and Korea fast approaching, Nationaltrainer Rudi Völler would be in the process of sorting out the final squad shortlist – trying his best to get a sighting
Chicago, 13th June 1993. It is the summer of 1993, and Germany are the current World Champions. The team are in the United States, preparing for the following year’s World Cup by taking part in a four-team tournament: the US
Amsterdam, 23rd February 2000. Germany are facing the Netherlands, and among the eleven players in Erich Ribbeck’s starting lineup is a twenty-four year old left-sided VfL Wolfsburg midfielder of Hungarian descent making his international debut. That man is Zoltán Sebescen.