The Ultimate Rivalry: Germany vs Belgium - 15 Surprising Facts You Never Knew

The first ever international football match played by Belgium was against Germany on April 1st, 1901. The match was played in Brussels and ended in a 3-3 draw.

The highest-scoring match between Germany and Belgium was in a World Cup qualifier in 1931, which Germany won 5-4.

Germany has won 14 of the 28 matches played against Belgium, while Belgium has won 7 matches, and 7 matches have ended in a draw.

The most recent match between the two nations was a UEFA Nations League match in October 2020, which Belgium won 2-1.

Miroslav Klose, the all-time leading scorer for the German national team, scored his first international goal against Belgium in 2001.

Belgium's current coach, Roberto Martinez, is Spanish, and was previously the manager of English club Everton.

The only time Belgium has ever beaten Germany in a major tournament was in the Euro 1980 final, which they won 2-1.

Germany's biggest win against Belgium came in a friendly match in 2009, which they won 3-0.

Belgium's biggest win against Germany came in a friendly match in 1963, which they won 5-1.

Germany has won four World Cups, while Belgium's best finish in a World Cup was third place in 2018.

The German and Belgian national teams both have a nickname related to their national colors. Germany is known as "Die Mannschaft," which means "The Team," while Belgium is known as "De Rode Duivels," which means "The Red Devils."

The German national team's current captain is Manuel Neuer, who plays as a goalkeeper for Bayern Munich.

Belgium's current captain is Eden Hazard, who plays as a forward for Real Madrid.

Germany and Belgium are both members of UEFA, the governing body for football in Europe.

Both Germany and Belgium have a strong tradition of producing top-quality footballers, with players like Philipp Lahm, Thomas Muller, Kevin De Bruyne, and Romelu Lukaku all coming from these nations.