Germany’s FIFA World Ranking in 2018: 1st
Germany national football (soccer) team at World Cup 2018
Racial stock of the Germany-2018 World Cup team:
— 82.5% European ancestry [19.0/23.0],
—– of which 18 players (78%) are fully White-European; generally this ancestry is all either from Germany or from compatible, close neighbors (unlike, notably, the Swiss team which has so many recent-Albanian-origin players)
— 6.5% Subsaharan African ancestry [1.5/23.0]
— 11% Muslim ancestry [2.5/23.0], of which two Turks with strong cultural ties to Turkey and one half-Tunisian (the latter, Khedira, is counted as 0.5-Muslim for ancestry purposes, but does, in fact, identify as a Muslim)
For an in-depth, player-by-player racial-ancestry analysis, see below. For political commentary on the racial-political implications (or reflection) of Germany’s World Cup team roster, see here. For an analysis of French vs. German relative performance measured against relative racial-balance on the two teams since 2002, see here.
Race and Europe’s ‘National’ Teams, World Cup 2018
Introduction to Series of World Cup Posts
This year’s World Cup (June-July 2018), as a politicized sporting event, gives us the opportunity to reflect on the racial situation in Europe as it stands, as it has evolved over the past twenty years (using World Cup teams as fixed comparison points). The trajectory of changes in the racial stock of teams may point to wider racial prospects for the 2020s, 2030s, and beyond.
Rarely discussed in its own terms, but on millions (perhaps billions) of minds, is the fact that Western Europe’s World Cup squads of recent years have not been very European but are largely multi-racial teams, sometimes White-minority teams, and thus symbolically in line with Europe’s shakily reigning “Multicultacracy” ideology.
The goal of these posts is to quantify this year’s Western European national teams’ racial-ancestral(-cultural) origins in some depth. Which European teams are the ‘least’ and which are the ‘most’ European?
Are there political implications to the racial balance of World Cup national teams? I would propose that there are, as follows:
Some countries, notably France, have received criticism for being top-heavy with non-European ‘mercenary’ players, men of recognized individual talent but with oftentimes less-than-solid ties to, and often being resentful of, the country they are representing. Will such racial ‘mercenary’ teams overperform in 2018, as they would presumably be expected to if team play is a summation of individual talents, or underperform, perhaps due to a relative lack of national-patriotic feeling?
Europe’s World Cup 2018 teams analyzed so far:
— Belgium: 70% White, 22% Black, 17% Muslim
— Croatia: 100% White, no Muslims (with racial-anthropology analysis)
— Denmark: 90% White/Scandinavian
— England: 63% White, 37% Black, No Muslims
— France: 33% White, African Majority
— Germany: 83% White, 11% Muslim (This Post)
— Iceland: 100% White, 98% Icelandic (featuring racial-anthropology analysis)
— Poland: 100% White, disproportionately from western Poland
— Portugal: 77% White, heavy African-colonial element
— Russia: 84% White, 16% from Soviet periphery (Central Asia, Caucuses)
— Serbia: 94% White, 4% Muslim, 4% Gypsy
— Spain: 92% White
— Switzerland: 70% White, but only 44% White-Christian
— Sweden: 91% White, No Muslims
Player-by-Player Racial-Ancestral-Cultural Origins
(Method of classification: The twenty-three men on the GERMANY World Cup 2018 squad are individually evaluated by race, national-ancestral origin, birthplace, and place raised until adolescence, where such data is available. Players of half-White mixed race receive a 0.5 ‘European;’ two half-White players are thus together counted as 1.0 Whites.)
(Any corrections or additional information is welcome in the comments.)
Player years of birth range from 1985 to 1996.
GOALKEEPERS [Whites at 3.0/3.0]
— Manuel Neuer (fully European; born in Rhineland; father from southwest Germany)
— Kevin Trapp (fully European; from Saarland)
— Marc-André ter Stegen (fully European; German and Dutch-Flemish ancestry)
DEFENDERS [Whites at 6.5/8.0] [Blacks at 1.5/8.0]
— Marvin Plattenhardt (fully European, born in Baden-Württemberg)
— Jonas Hector (fully European, born in Saarland)
— Matthias Ginter (fully European, born in Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg)
— Mats Hummels (fully European, born in Wesfalia)
— Niklas Süle (fully European, half-Hungarian, half-German ancestry; born in Frankfurt)
— Antonio “Toni” Rüdiger (Black; both parents left Sierra Leone in 1991 as refugees [Rüdiger born 1993], according to this account; his mother is always quoted as being from Sierra Leone; his “father” is sometimes quoted as being a “German.” This may refer to an adoptive father (as happened with ‘Swiss’ national-team player Johan Djourou), either of Rüdiger himself or of his father; Rüdiger looks much closer to 0% White than 50% White. Rüdiger himself identifies this Black man as his father, in a father’s day a message in English; the pictured man appears to have a a phenotype in line with Afro-Americans, and so may have some White ancestry himself — genetic tests have revealed that Afro-Americans as a population are 20% White, on average; if Antonio Rüdiger’s father is, say, 25% White through a grandparent from colonial times, then Antonio Rüdiger himself would be 12.5% White, in line with the darkest Afro-Americans; as for religion, Sierra Leone is four-to-one Christian-to-Muslim, so there is a relatively low chance that Toni Rüdiger identifies with Islam in general; Rüdiger’s brother Sahr has a given-name common among the Kono ethnic group of Sierra Leone [which means “first born” in their language], which is said by Wiki to be 70-25 Christian-Muslim, a lower ratio than Sierra Leone overall but still a strong probability of Christian or predominant-Christian origin; yet, Rüdiger went out of his way on Twitter in July 2016 to reach out to Muslims: “To all my muslim followers: Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Eid! #EidMubarak”) (counted here as 1.0 Black; possible minimal White ancestry is speculative)
— Jérôme Boateng (half-Black [Ghana], half-White [German mother]; Boateng was born in Berlin and has “never been to Ghana”; his mother was a German flight attendant for British Airways and his father had mixed-race children with at least two German women in quick succession in the the West Berlin of the 1980s, including Boateng’s half-brother Kevin-Prince [b. 1987], born one year before Jerome [b. 1988] to different local White women; the martial status of these unions, I do not find, but the Black father did maintain some kind of relationship with Jerome’s mother until Jerome was five, when he left — this was circa 1992, the same year Jerome’s full-sister Avelina was born [see Boateng family pic from Christmas 2013, with the Boateng mixed-race children, with apparently one of their White-German mothers, father absent; As for religion, Jerome’s African ancestry is apparently not Muslim, but his a half-brother was apparently a Muslim by conversion from circa the 1990s to 2007; as he tells it, so many of his friends in Berlin, growing up, were Muslims which influenced him to convert; the half-brother Kevin-Prince Boateng converted to Christianity in 2007 upon marrying a White woman)
— Joshua Kimmich (fully European; origins in Baden-Württemberg)
MIDFIELDERS [Whites at 6.5/9.0] [Muslims at 2.5/9.0]
— Sami Khedira (Tunisian father, German mother; born in Stuttgart; Muslim; extent of his observance is unclear; once involved in a journalism scandal in which a Tunisian newspaper editor was fired for printing a photograph of him with his naked girlfriend; profiled in a BBC article in June 2016 for Euro Cup 2016 on players who fast during Ramadan who still play full games)
— Julian Draxler (fully European; origins in Westfalia)
— Toni Kroos (fully European; origins in Pomerania, East Germany [b.1990])
— Mesut Özil (Turkish; born 1988 in the Ruhr region to a father who arrived from Turkey at age 12, circa the 1970s[?]; Özil is said to recite “verses from the Koran while the German national anthem plays”; he is also often seen holding a “Say No to Racism” sign in photo-ops before matches)
— Thomas Müller (fully European; origins in southern Bavaria)
— Leon Goretzka (fully European; origins in Wesftalia)
— Sebastian Rudy (fully European; origins in Baden-Württemberg)
— Julian Brandt (fully European; born Bremen; looks like a figure from an NS-era poster)
— İlkay Gündoğan (Turkish; born in Ruhr region; father arrived in Germany in 1979 and grandfather was also a Gastarbeiter; Gündoğan is German citizen but has strong ties to Turkey; in May 2018 he called Erdogan “my president” for which he has been continuously booed by German National Team fans, the booing is perceived to be more than strictly a political disapproval of Erdogan and as having racial-national overtones; fellow Turk Mesut Ozil was also present at this meeting honoring Erdogan, a figure with a very high negative rating across the political spectrum in Germany)
STRIKERS [Whites at 3.0/3.0]
— Timo Werner (fully European; born in Stuttgart)
— Marco Reus (fully European; born in Ruhr region)
— Mario Gomez (fully European; Spanish father and German mother; raised in Swabia)
Comparison with past GERMANY squads
Germany-2014 players were born between 1978 and 1994.
Racial-Ancestral Stock: The World-Cup-winning 2014 team had twenty fully White players (87%) and its overall racial stock was over 90% European. Non-European ancestry equaled only 2.0/23 (9%). Its world-class performance in 2014, also comfortably first place in goal differential, proves again that there is no need for racial-mercenary-ism in sports or otherwise.
Germany-2014 had only one fully non-European player (Özil, who is relatively light for a Turk but who is loyal to Turkey and Islam in cultural terms, see his entry above) and two half-European players (Khedira, Boateng); the latter represent the ethnomasochist-Left’s vision of Multi-Kulti Germany to a great extent. There was also one White-European Muslim, the Albanian-origin Shkodran Mustafi, who looks more European than some of the actual ethnic-Germans on the team.
Germany Record in 2014 World Cup
7: Games (Winner of Final)
18: Goals For
4: Goals Against
+2.0: Goal Differential per Game Played (first place) (second and third places: Colombia and Netherlands at +1.6/game)
Germany-2010 players were born between 1974 and 1990.
Racial-Ancestral Stock: There were seventeen full-White players (74%), which represented a big drop from previous years; overall ancestral stock was 18.5/23 White-European (80%), below 90% for the first time ever (2006: 93.5%; 2002: 96%). This was the first squad fully under the managership of Joachim Löw. The sum on the team was 16.0 players of German ancestry [70%] including the German ancestral component of the several mixed-race players.
Germany Record in 2010 World Cup
7: Games (Winner of 3rd Place Game)
16: Goals For
5: Goals Against
+1.6: Goal Differential per Game Played (first place) (second place: Portugal at +1.5/game played; third place: Brazil at +1.0/game)
Germany-2006 players were born between 1969 and 1985.
Racial-Ancestral Stock: Germany hosted the World Cup in 2006 and the much-celebrated home team was 21.5/23 (94%) White-European, including twenty-one players of full-White ancestry (91%); its two nonwhite players were Gerald Asamoah and David Odonkor, full- and half-WestAfrican, respectively.
Germany Record in 2006 World Cup
7: Games (Winner of 3rd Place Game) [Host Nation]
14: Goals For
6: Goals Against
+1.1: Goal Differential per Game Played (fifth place) (first and second: Brazil and Argentina at +1.6/game; third: Italy at +1.4/game; fourth: Spain at +1.25/game)
Germany-2002 players were born between 1968 and 1980.
Racial-Ancestral Stock: 96% White-European. Germany-2002 had only one non-European player (Gerald Asamoah from Ghana, born 1978, emigrated to Germany in 1990) and this was the first-ever nonwhite player on any Germany squad. (Germany squads from 1958 to 1998 are viewable here.)
Germany Record in 2002 World Cup
7: Games (2nd Place Finisher; Loser of Final to Brazil)
14: Goals For
3: Goals Against
+1.6: Goal Differential per Game Played (second place) (first place: Brazil at 2.0/game; third: Spain at +1.0/game; fourth: Ireland at +0.75/game)
Germany vs. France
Germany has consistently outperformed France at recent World Cups, and the difference between the two ‘national’ teams is stark (Germany’s teams this century have ranged from from 83%-96% White, while France’s have ranged generally from 25-55% White (in 2018, France stands at 33% White). Some of the recent France squads have been more Subsaharan African than European; Germany’s team meanwhile remains identifiably core-European and even identifiably German, a fact which leads some on the German ethnomasochist-Left to worry about the dangers of patriotic feeling whenever the World Cup comes along.
Here is an overview of how much better performing Germany teams have been than France teams:
Goal Differential (Goals For [GF] and Goals Against [GA]), cumulative for 2002 to 2014 World Cups
+44: Germany (28 games: 62 GF and 18 GA), +1.6/game
+7: France (19 games: 20 GF and 13 GA), +0.4/game
World Cup Finishes, 2002 to 2018
Germany: 2nd Place, 3rd Place, 3rd Place, 1st Place, TBD
France: 28th Place, 2nd Place, 29th Place, 7th Place, TBD
% of full-White Players, 2002 to 2018
Germany: 96%, 91%, 74%, 87%, 78%
France: 52%, 22%, 44%, 44%, 26%
The nonwhite France team has an easy group this year (against Australia, Peru, Denmark), and so will almost certainly make it to the top-16. If France wins its group, it will next face the second-place group-stage finisher among: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, and Nigeria. Germany’s group is not much harder (Mexico, Sweden, South Korea) and Germany is again slated to finish near the top; if it wins its group, it will then face the second-place group-stage finisher among: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia.
Germany’s and the Specter of an Islamic Europe
The player-by-player section above contains some substantial investigations into individual players’ possible connections to Islam. Besides the two Turks and the half-Tunisian (Khedira), no other players have an Islam connection. On the Germany-2018 final squad, no players of Balkan-Muslim origin made the final cut, unlike the many such players on the Swiss national team.
Three of twenty-three players are Muslims, or 13% of the team; if counting by knwon religion-ancestry, this is reduced to 2.5/23.0, or 11%, but some of the team’s 6.5% (1.5/23.0) Black-Arican ancestry, from Boateng and Rudiger, could be distantly Muslim though there is no evidence of this; either way, Muslim ancestry definitely amounts to <15% of total.
Muslim immigration remains a red-hot political issue in Germany with another small crisis the very week the World Cup opened between pro-Muslim/immigrant/refugee Chancellor Merkel and conservative critics. There has also been very steady anger at the Turkish players, especially Gündoğan, for his anti-European and pro-Turkish mouthings-off, with the vandalism of his luxury car ,possibly by a political critic, occurring the day of the opening game. In short, sports is an extension of politics, and Islam remains a force that can be contained in Germany, but it will be noisy, and caution should be taken.
Update: June 17, 2018: It looks like the politics of Islamiczation in Germany are this week threatening to unseat the widely hated, maniacal Mutliculturalist Chancellor Merkel, as Bavarian political figure Horst Seehofer has rejected Merkel's latest pro-Muslim stance; will there be a political crisis in Germany during the World Cup?
Q. Will World Cup success for Germany, still dominantly White and German with an 83%-White share (eighteen of twenty-three players are full-White), undermine Angela Merkel and boost the AfD? We will remember that it was she who single-handedly, through unilateral decisions made in August-September 2015, tipped the scales of the young male cohort in the Federal Republic perhaps ten percent towards Muslims, in a few months (i.e., ten percent of military-age males currently resident in Germany are Merkel Migrants, in addition to Nonwhites present before the August 2015 wave of migrants she brought in).
Beginning in fall 2015, millions came to see Merkel as dangerous, and the AfD was born, a new party with distinct ethnonationalist tendencies which could never have made it past the five-percent threshold before the Merkel Migrant crisis, but which is now pushing towards 20% in some opinion polls, threatening to displace the SPD as the second-largest party.