Germany scored 15 goals at the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2005, the biggest haul by a host nation at the Tournament of Champions, although the overall record belongs to Brazil, who racked up 18 goals at Mexico 1999.

Die Mannschaft finished in third place on home soil that year, yet the performances of Jurgen Klinsmann’s side still took everyone by surprise. The watching world witnessed the rebirth of a new, vibrant and attacking team, which nine years later would win the FIFA World Cup™ with Joachim Low at the helm.

Along with Brazil in 1999, Spain also managed a high-scoring campaign at the 2013 Confederations Cup (15 goals). However, these achievements came about thanks to a couple of extremely one-sided matches (Brazil thrashed Saudi Arabia 8-2 in 1999 and Spain routed Tahiti 10-0 in 2003).

Germany, on the other hand, consistently scored between two and four goals in every match in 2005: four against Australia, three against Tunisia, two against Argentina, two in the semi-final loss to Brazil and, finally, four in the third-place play-off with Mexico.