Knut Reinhardt

Knut Reinhardt (born 27 April 1968) is a German former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.[1]

Knut Reinhardt
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-04-27) 27 April 1968 (age 52)
Place of birth Hilden, West Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
SSV Lützenkirchen-Quettingen
1975–1977 Tus Quettingen
1977–1986 Bayer Leverkusen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1991 Bayer Leverkusen 118 (5)
1991–1999 Borussia Dortmund 170 (5)
1999–2000 1. FC Nürnberg 14 (0)
Total 302 (10)
National team
1988–1990 West Germany U21 12 (2)
1988–1992 Germany 7 (0)
Teams managed
2004–2006 TuS Niederense
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Born in Hilden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Reinhardt played 14 consecutive seasons in the Bundesliga, starting in 1985–86 with Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He made his debut in the competition on 19 April 1986 by playing 17 minutes in a 0–0 away draw against FC Bayern Munich, and scored his first goal on 13 June of the following year in a 1–1 draw at Bayer 05 Uerdingen where he was also sent off.

Reinhardt appeared in 32 official games in the 1987–88 campaign, including eight in the team's victorious run in the UEFA Cup. In the 1991 summer he moved to Borussia Dortmund, where he remained for the next eight years.

Reinhardt contributed with 47 matches[2] to Borussia's back-to-back national championship conquests of 1995 and 1996. He left in January 1999 to 1. FC Nürnberg, featuring sparingly for his new club as it eventually suffered relegation as third from bottom and retiring altogether at the end of the following season.

International careerEdit

Reinhardt won seven caps for Germany, during four years.[3] He made his debut on 21 September 1988 in a friendly with the Soviet Union, coming on as a 46th-minute substitute for Hans Pflügler in the 1–0 win in Düsseldorf.

Personal lifeEdit

Reinhardt and his wife, Conny, fathered a boy named Lasse. After the divorce the son was adopted by her new husband, fellow footballer Jens Lehmann.[4]

After his football career, Reinhardt started working as an elementary school teacher.[5][6]



Bayer Leverkusen

Borussia Dortmund



  1. ^ "Reinhardt, Knut" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (21 December 2017). "Knut Reinhardt - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  3. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (21 December 2017). "Knut Reinhardt - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Conny Lehmann". Bild (in German). 7 July 2008. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Reinhardt: "Kinder weinen, wenn Sport ausfällt"" [Reinhardt: "When sport fails, children cry"]. Deutsche Welle (in German). 5 May 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Knut Reinhardt kämpft jetzt im Klassenzimmer" [Knut Reinhardt now fights in the classroom]. Die Welt (in German). 31 December 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Deutscher Supercup, 1995, Finale". Retrieved 5 November 2020.

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