Norbert Eder

Norbert Alban Eder (7 November 1955 – 2 November 2019[1]) was a German footballer who played mainly as a defender.

Norbert Eder
Personal information
Full name Norbert Alban Eder
Date of birth (1955-11-07)7 November 1955
Place of birth Bibergau, West Germany
Date of death 2 November 2019(2019-11-02) (aged 63)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1963–1973 VfR Bibergau
1973–1974 1. FC Nürnberg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1984 1. FC Nürnberg 301 (27)
1984–1988 Bayern Munich 132 (6)
1988–1989 FC Zürich 25 (2)
Total 458 (35)
National team
1975–1978 West Germany amateur 15 (2)
1980 West Germany B 1 (0)
1986 West Germany 9 (0)
Teams managed
1992–1994 DJK Rosenheim
1995–1996 DJK Rosenheim
1996–1997 FC Garmisch-Partenirchen
2006–2008 TSV 1860 Rosenheim
2008 TuS Holzkirchen
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

In a 14-year professional career, he played in 433 games (33 goals) both major levels of German football combined (286/11 in the Bundesliga), representing 1. FC Nürnberg and Bayern Munich.

Eder appeared with West Germany at the 1986 World Cup.

Club careerEdit

Born in Bibergau, Dettelbach, Eder joined 1. FC Nürnberg's youth system at the age of 17. The following year, he was promoted to the first team, going on to appear in four consecutive second division seasons, achieving promotion to the Bundesliga in 1977–78 but being immediately relegated back; during his first years, he played mostly as a midfielder.

In the 1984 summer, aged almost 29, Eder signed with FC Bayern Munich, for 150,000 Deutsche Mark. During his four-year spell, he never played in less than 32 league games,[2] going on to win three consecutive national championships. In the 1986–87 season, he appeared in 44 official games, including nine in the season's European Cup – he played the full 90 minutes in the final 1–2 loss against F.C. Porto in Vienna.

Eder retired in June 1989, after one year in Switzerland with FC Zürich. In the following decades he worked as a manager, exclusively in amateur football.

International careerEdit

Eder made his debut for West Germany on 11 May 1986, in a friendly game with Yugoslavia played in Bochum (1–1).[3]

He was picked by manager Franz Beckenbauer for that year's FIFA World Cup, playing all the matches and minutes for the Mannschaft – save for five minutes in the quarterfinals against Mexico – as it finished runner-up.[4]



Bayern Munich



  1. ^ "Ex-Nationalspieler Eder im Alter von 63 Jahren verstorben". (in German). 6 November 2019. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (4 May 2017). "Norbert Eder - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  3. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (4 May 2017). "Norbert Eder - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  4. ^ Norbert EderFIFA competition record (archived)
  5. ^ "Deutscher Supercup, 1987, Finale". Retrieved 10 November 2020.

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