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Lothar Kurbjuweit (born 6 November 1950 in Riesa) is a former German footballer and football manager.

Lothar Kurbjuweit
Lothar Kurbjuweit World Cup 1974.jpg
Kurbjuweit in 1974
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-11-06) 6 November 1950 (age 68)
Place of birth Riesa, East Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1959–1965 BSG Traktor Seerhausen
1965–1968 Stahl Riesa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1970 Stahl Riesa 35 (0)
1970–1983 Carl Zeiss Jena 357 (26)
1983–1984 Hallescher FC Chemie 23 (0)
National team
1970–1981 East Germany 66 (4)
Teams managed
1984 Carl Zeiss Jena II (Assistant coach)
1984–1989 Carl Zeiss Jena
1989–1992 Rot-Weiß Erfurt
1992–1996 Carl Zeiss Jena U-19
1996–1999 Carl Zeiss Jena (Chairman)
2003–2004 VfB Pößneck
2005 VfB Pößneck
2006–2009 1. FC Nürnberg (Scout)
2010–2011 Carl Zeiss Jena (Director of Sport)
2011 Carl Zeiss Jena (interim)
2014 Carl Zeiss Jena
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Kurbjuweit played for Stahl Riesa (1965–1970) and FC Carl Zeiss Jena (1970–1983).[1]

International careerEdit

On the national level he played for East Germany national team (66 matches/four goals), and was a participant at the 1974 FIFA World Cup.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

He later began coaching and led several teams, including FC Carl Zeiss Jena, Rot-Weiss Erfurt and VfB Pößneck. Kurbjuweit was from 1996 between 1999 the club Chairman of FC Carl Zeiss Jena.[3] On 22 April 2010 he signed a contract as Director of Sport with his former club FC Carl Zeiss Jena.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Kurbjuweit is married with the former long jumper Birgit Grimm and has a son with her Tobias who is a professional footballer.[5] In the year 1992 he was named new business executive of Honda Präsent in Jena-Göschwitz and worked for the Carcenter between 2006.[6]