This section contains the top dozen all-time goalkeepers for the Nationalmannschaft, including their records in major international tournaments. The list only includes those players who have played for the DFB, and does not include records for those who played for the East German national team until 1989.

Although the East German team was representative of the East German Deutscher Fußball-Verband der DDR (DFV) rather than the DFB, they are included in the current records published by the DFB.

As goalkeepers are frequently in tournament squads without actually playing a match, the list has been broken down to show the tournaments in which the player was in the squad, and those in which he actually played. Even if they have played or not, every tournament squad member is awarded a winner’s medal and included in the “Titles” column.

PicNameMatchesClean SheetsShutout RateTournament Finals (Squad)Tournament Finals (Played)Titles/Awards Won
Manuel NeuerNEUER, Manuel*1074441.1%WC 2010, EC 2012, WC 2014, EC 2016, WC 2018, EC 2020WC 2010, EC 2012, WC 2014, EC 2016, WC 2018, EC 2020WC Winner 2014
Sepp MaierMAIER, Josef "Sepp"954446.3%WC 1966, WC 1970, EC 1972, WC 1974, EC 1976, WC 1978WC 1970, EC 1972, WC 1974, EC 1976, WC 1978EC Winner 1972, WC Winner 1974
Oliver KahnKAHN, Oliver862933.7%WC 1994, EC 1996, WC 1998, EC 2000, WC 2002, EC 2004, WC 2006EC 2000, WC 2002, EC 2004, WC 2006EC Winner 1996
Toni SchumacherSCHUMACHER, Harald "Toni"762532.9%EC 1980, WC 1982, EC 1984, WC 1986EC 1980, WC 1982, EC 1984, WC 1986EC Winner 1980
Jens LehmannLEHMANN, Jens613150.8%WC 1998, EC 2000, WC 2002, EC 2004, WC 2006, EC 2008WC 2006, EC 2008-
Andreas KöpkeKÖPKE, Andreas "Andy"592847.4%WC 1990, EC 1992, WC 1994, EC 1996, WC 1998EC 1996, WC 1998EC Winner 1996
Bodo IllgnerILLGNER, Bodo541935.2%EC 1988, WC 1990, EC 1992, WC 1994WC 1990, EC 1992, WC 1994WC Winner 1990
Hans TilkowskiTILKOWSKI, Hans391641.0%WC 1962, WC 1966WC 1966-
Hans JakobJAKOB, Hans381128.9%WC 1934, WC 1938WC 1934-
Fritz HerkenrathHERKENRATH, Fritz21733.3%WC 1958WC 1958-
Heinrich StuhlfauthSTUHLFAUTH, Heinrich21523.8%---
Toni TurekTUREK, Anton "Toni"20525.0%WC 1954WC 1954WC Winner 1954

* Current Players

On 17th November 2020, Manuel Neuer because the most-capped German goalkeeper, overtaken the previous record held by fellow FC Bayern Torwart Sepp Maier. While Maier leads the list for clean sheets, Jens Lehmann leads in terms of shutout percentage. Having finally made it to the top of the list, Neuer will be hoping not just to overhaul Meier’s clean sheet record, but also become the first German goalkeeper to reach the 100-cap mark.

Following the World Cup in 2018, Maier is the only player on the list to have won more than one international tournament medal.