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Steffen Heidrich (born 19 July 1967) is a German former footballer.[1]

Steffen Heidrich
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1990-0823-320, Chemnitzer FC, Steffen Heidrich.jpg
Heidrich in 1990
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-07-19) 19 July 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth Erlabrunn, Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
SV Beierfeld
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1993 Chemnitzer FC 194 (60)
1993–1998 VfB Leipzig 153 (46)
1998–2001 FC Energie Cottbus 39 (14)
2001–2005 Dynamo Dresden 85 (19)
Total 469 (139)
National team
1990 East Germany 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Heidrich, who played as a goalscoring attacking midfielder, began his career with FC Karl-Marx-Stadt, and quickly became an important first-team player, as the club enjoyed relative success in the late 1980s. He earned one cap for East Germany, as a substitute for Rico Steinmann in a match against Egypt shortly before reunification.[2] He stayed at Chemnitzer FC (as the club was now renamed), playing in the 2. Bundesliga until 1993, when he joined VfB Leipzig, just promoted to the Bundesliga. Heidrich played thirty times in the Bundesliga scoring four goals, as VfB were relegated. He remained with the club for four years, where he was a regular first-team player and a consistent goalscorer. However, they suffered a second relegation in 1998, and Heidrich moved on to FC Energie Cottbus, who had been promoted in their place. He captained Energie to their first ever promotion to the Bundesliga in 2000, but only made two appearances in the top flight, and left at the end of the 2000–01 season, joining Dynamo Dresden. He helped Dynamo earn promotion to the 2. Liga in 2004, but injury restricted him to just eight appearances, and he retired in 2005.[3]

Heidrich (right) in 1990, playing for FC Karl-Marx-Stadt against Lokomotive Leipzig.

Heidrich then took up the role of general manager at Dynamo Dresden, and later Energie Cottbus.[4] In 2012, he became sporting director of Erzgebirge Aue. He studied for this role at the Dresden University of Technology.


  1. ^ "Heidrich, Steffen" (in German). Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (16 November 2017). "Steffen Heidrich - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  3. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (16 November 2017). "Steffen Heidrich - Matches and Goals in Oberliga". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Heidrich tritt zurück" (in German). 11 August 2009. Retrieved 15 August 2011.

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