German transgender soccer players can play for either male or female teams.

German Football Association to allow transgender, intersex, and non-binary players to choose whether to play for male or female teams next season . DFB says players whose status is diverse or unspecified will decide for themselves whether to play in a womens or mens team at amateur or professional levels .

BERLIN (BERLIN) – The German Football Association (DFB) revealed on Thursday that it would change its rules to allow transgender, intersex, and non-binary players to choose whether or not to play for male or female teams next season.According to a statement issued by the DFB, players whose status is diverse or unspecified will in the future decide for themselves whether they are eligible to play in a womens or mens team at amateur or professional levels.This applies also to transgender players who can now switch at a predetermined time or continue in the team where they first played.Since 2018, many clubs and regional associations have had difficulties, including in Germany, where a miscellaneous category was added to civil documents alongside male and female boxes.

Whatever your gender, everyone has different strengths and physical capabilities that only result in success as a team, according to the DFB.However, the DFB cautioned that any medication taken by individuals during their gender transition should not affect their performance, as it could be considered doping.The decision comes a week after swimming's world governing body FINA announced that it will establish an open category for transgender athletes to compete separately.