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Sports in Germany

Soccer is the favorite sport in Germany. Other sports include Volleyball, Hockey and Basketball.





Germany sports have gained worldwide popularity. It is indeed the national pride of Germans. Germans are also quite sport loving people.
Anyone in Germany can keep himself physically active by taking part in Germany sports. In Germany group activities, team sports and competition take place very frequently. Playing with neighbors and friends is one of the leisure activities of Germans. Germans are culturally rich people and they follow their conventional tradition strictly. Sports in Germany also falls under the domain of cultural activities and therefore plays a major role in Germany. The German sports activities include:
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Track and field events
  • Skiing
  • Ice

Soccer had been the most popular game in West Germany until 1980. In 1954, 1974, 1990 West Germany won the world cup.


Apart from this tennis is also one among the other favorite German sports. In international competition some of the outstanding German tennis players participated and with their skill and efficiency brought cup for the country. Boris Becker was the youngest German tennis player who won Wimbledon at a very young age. In 1998 and 1989 West Germany also won Davis cup. During that time Boris Becker had been the team lead . Steffi Graf is the other legendary figure in the history of German as well as world tennis. She started her career as a tennis player at a very young age. When she was only 18 years old she became the world number 1 woman tennis player. Steffi is also the winner of Grand Slam. This unquestionable contribution of Steffi and Becker inspired the Germany sports and number of tennis clubs started increasing.

East Germany also gives excessive support to the sports activities. The residents of East Germany use sports for acquisition of worldwide recognition. During the period of 1960s the communist athletes started winning medals for various sports activities. Those Germany sports include track , winter games, field, swimming etc. The secret of the popularity of Germany sports is probably their disciplined life, well organized training procedure and efficient trainers. There is an allegation regarding the German sportsman that they take anabolic steroids (drugs) for increasing their energy level. In 1972 East Germany participated at the Olympics (Munich) as a national team. In 1980 also Germany became the topper in the winter games.


S.No. Sports Club Name Address
1HSV - Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V. - LurupSylvesterallee 7 22525 Hamburg, Germany
2FC Union Berlin e.V. - KöpenickAn der Wuhlheide 263 12555 Berlin, Germany
3Hannoverscher Sportverein von 1896 e.V. - Calenberger NeustadtRobert-Enke-Straße 1 30169 Hanover, Germany
4Hertha BSC e.V. - WestendHanns-Braun-Straße, Friesenhaus 2 14053 Berlin, Germany
5Turngemeinde Bornheim 1860 eV - BornheimBerger Straße 294Frankfurt
6Turn-Klubb zu Hannover - SudstadtMaschstr. 16 30169 Hanover, Germany
7Velo Sport Werner Otto GmbH - NiederschönhausenPastor-Niemöller-Platz 8 13156 Berlin, Germany
8Trendsportfeld OstfildernBonhoefferstraße 20 73760 Ostfildern, Germany
9Budo Zentrum Rottweil e.V. - RottweilNeckartal 58 Rottweil
10Budo Zentrum Rottweil e.V. - RottweilStadionstr. 52 Rottweil
11Aero Club Bayer Uerdingen e.V. - KrefeldLilienthalweg 10 47802 Krefeld, Germany
12Billard Cafe Skyline - OsnabruckEversburger Strasse 38, 49090 Osnabruck, Germany
13Ruder-Verein Preussen e.V. - HeiligenseeAlt-Heiligensee 12 13503 Berlin, Germany
14Hula Verein "no ka hoomanao ana ia Berlin" e. V. - TempelhofColumbiadamm 8 - 10, Flughafen Tempelhof c/o Tanzschule Traumtänzer, 12101 Berlin, Germany
15VfL Pinneberg e.V. - PinnebergFahltskamp 53 25421 Pinneberg, Germany
16Wasserfreunde Wuppertal 1883 e.V. Alfred Panke Bad - WuppertalBendahler Straße 136 42285 Wuppertal, Germany
17SV Energie Berlin e.V. Ruderabteilung - KöpenickGutenbergstr. 4 12557 Berlin, Germany
18Moorburger Turn- und Sportverein von 1897 e.V. - MoorburgMoorburger Schanze 257 21079 Hamburg, Germany
19Marinekameradschaft - FlensburgFahrensodde 22 24944 Flensburg, Germany
20Beachvolleyball - HammZum Lonnenhohl 7 Dortmund
21Westdeutscher Volleyball-Verband e.V.Bovermannstr. 2a Dortmund
22sc 1880 lacrosse - DornbuschFeldgerichtstraße 29 60320 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
23Kegelbahn Merkers - MerkersSalzunger Str. 59, 36460 Merkers
24Queens-Club - AndertenLohweg 2 30519 Hannover
25MTV Stuttgart 1843 e.V. - WestAm Kräherwald 190a 70193 Stuttgart, Germany
26VFL Gummersbach GmbH - GummersbachAm Kerberg 7 51643 Gummersbach, Germany
27Schießsportgemeinschaft Bayer Leverkusen e.V. - ManfortFritz-Henseler-Str. 4 51379 Leverkusen, Germany
28MTV Urberach - RödermarkSchömbsstr. 32 63322 Rödermark, Germany
29Reitverein Siegen e.V. - SiegenLeimbachstr. 260 57074 Siegen, Germany
30Billardverein VdP Paderborn 1989 e.V. - PaderbornDetmolder Straße 74 33100 Paderborn, Germany