Stefan Reuter

Stefan Reuter (born 16 October 1966) is a German football coach and former player who played as a defender or midfielder. He is the general manager of Bundesliga club FC Augsburg.[2]

Stefan Reuter
Reuter in 2016.
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-10-16) 16 October 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth Dinkelsbühl, West Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Centre back
Defensive midfielder
Right midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Augsburg (General manager)
Youth career
1971–1982 TSV 1860 Dinkelsbühl
1982–1984 1. FC Nürnberg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1988 1. FC Nürnberg 125 (13)
1988–1991 Bayern Munich 95 (4)
1991–1992 Juventus 28 (0)
1992–2004 Borussia Dortmund 307 (11)
Total 545 (28)
National team
1985 West Germany U-18 7 (0)
1985–1987 West Germany U-21 11 (2)
1987–1998 Germany 69 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

During his playing career, he was a member of the West Germany national football team squad which won the 1990 FIFA World Cup squad and the Germany squad which won UEFA Euro 1996. He also won the 1996–97 UEFA Champions League with Borussia Dortmund.

Club careerEdit

Born in Dinkelsbühl, Reuter started his career with local side TSV 1860 Dinkelsbühl. In 1982, he played for 1. FC Nürnberg, first in the 2. Bundesliga and, from 1985, in the Bundesliga. In exactly 100 games he scored ten goals. He was occasionally used as a right sided midfielder.

In 1988, he was transferred to Bayern Munich. He played 95 games in the Bundesliga and scored four goals for the Bavarians. He won the Bundesliga title with Bayern in 1988–89 and 1989–90.

A proposed move to Liverpool 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 1991 to 1992 he played for Juventus, but soon returned to Germany, joining Borussia Dortmund. With Borussia, Reuter won the Bundesliga in 1994–95, 1995–96 and 2001–02, and the UEFA Champions League in 1996–97. The team also reached the final of the UEFA Cup in both 1993 and 2002. Overall, he played 307 games for Dortmund and scored 11 goals in the Bundesliga before retiring in 2004.

He also played for the German national team. All in all it were 69 games (two goals) for Nürnberg (nine), Bayern Munich (18), Juventus (18) and Borussia Dortmund (33).[3]

International careerEdit

In 1984, Reuter was part of the team that won the U-16 European Championship. He later won the 1990 World Cup, as well as the Euro 1996. At Euro 1996 he scored one of the penalties in the semi-final shootout against England, however like Andreas Möller he was suspended for the final.[4]

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 Karl-Heinz Riedle but then only seven minutes later he had to leave the field due to an injury, and was replaced by Michael Schulz.[5]

He was known for his speed on the field (100 m in 11.2 s), a quality that resulted in his nickname "Turbo".[3]

Managing careerEdit

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

On 27 February 2012, he was appointed as general manager of FC Augsburg.[6]



Borussia Dortmund[7][8]
Bayern Munich[7][8]


West Germany/Germany[7][8]


Germany U16


  1. ^ "Stefan Reuter". (in German). Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  2. ^ Uersfeld, Stephan (28 December 2012). "Augsburg appoint Reuter". ESPN FC. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Stefan Reuter: Starportrait eines Wasserbetten Schläfer" (in German). 27 July 2012. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Euro 96 Semi-finals". Independent. 26 June 1996. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Germany end Tartan dreams". Archived from the original on 3 April 2008.
  6. ^ "Augsburg have appointed Stefan Reuter as their new director of sport". Sky Sports. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  7. ^ a b c "Reuter wird neuer Geschäftsführer" (in German). Frankfurter Allgemeine. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  8. ^ a b c d e "FD21 - Stefan Reuter" (in German). FD21. Retrieved 3 May 2015.