Stefan Reuter
Stefan Reuter is a German
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 football coach
Coach (sport)
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 and former player.


A right sided defender who started his career with TSV 1860 Dinkelsbühl. 1982 he played for 1. FC Nuremberg, first in the 2. Bundesliga
2. Fußball-Bundesliga
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 and since 1985 in the German Bundesliga. In exactly 100 games he scored 10 goals. He was occasionally used as a right sided midfielder.

1988 he was transferred to Bayern Munich
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. For this team he played 95 games in the Bundesliga and scored four goals. In 1989 and 1990 he won the German Championship with Bayern Munich.

A proposed move to Liverpool F.C following West Germany's victorious World Cup campaign was turned down at the last minute with Reuter following many of his compatriots to Italy. From 1990 to 1991 he played for Juventus F.C.
Juventus F.C.
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 (28 games), but turned back soon to Germany and played for Borussia Dortmund
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. Until the ending of his career he played 307 games for Dortmund and scored 11 goals in the Bundesliga.

He also played for the German National Team. All in all it were 69 games (2 goals) for Nuremberg (9), Bayern Munich (18), Juventus Turin (18) and Borussia Dortmund (33).


Reuter was part of the 1990 World Championship team, as well as on winning teams that competed in the Euro 1996
1996 UEFA European Football Championship
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, and the Champions League in 1997. He played on five teams that won the German Championship, and in 1984, a team that won the U-16 European Championship.

In 1992 Reuter became the first player in the European Championship history to be substituted as a substitute, when during the match between Germany and Scotland, he replaced Karlheinz Riedle
Karlheinz Riedle
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 but then only seven minutes later he had to leave the field due to an injury, and was replaced by Michael Schulz
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He was known for his speed on the field (100 m in 11.2 s), a quality that resulted in his nickname "Turbo".

Coaching career

Reuter served as team manager for TSV 1860 München
TSV 1860 München
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 from January 2006 to 2 February 2009 when he was removed from the job.


  • UEFA U-16 Championship: 1984
  • Bundesliga: 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 2002
  • World Cup
    FIFA World Cup
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    : 1990
  • German Super Cup: 1990, 1995, 1996
  • European Championship: 1996
  • Champions League
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    : 1997
  • Intercontinental Cup: 1997
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