They finished 4 times as runner up, 1966, 1982, 1986. and 2002.
4 times (1966, 1982, 1986, 2002)
The German National Team won the World Cups in 1954,1974, and 1990, all of them were won as West Germany. Germany has been the runners-up 4 times, and have finished 3rd 3 times most recently in 2006 and 2010.
Germany won European championship (1972, 1990, 1996). They have also been runners-up three times in the European Championships.
Never prior to 2010.
1 time in 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Germany have won the World Cup three times: 1954, 1974 and 1990. They won all those three as West Germany. FIFA does not count the results of East Germany as German results, only the ones of West Germany. They have been runners-up four times: 1966, 1982, 1986 and 2002. They placed third in 1934, 1970, 2006 (held in Germany) and 2010. They've also won the European Championships three times: 1972, 1980 and 1996.
Netherlands was the runner-up of the 2010 World Cup, losing 1-0 in the final to Spain. They have been runners-up four times now but they have never won.
Holland have never won the World Cup, they have won the European Championships in 1988.
the answer is france, the have been runners up 3 times.