Zoltán Sebescen

Zoltán Sebescen (Hungarian: Sebestyén Zoltán) (born 1 October 1975) was a German former professional footballer who played as a right-back or right winger.

Zoltán Sebescen
Personal information
Full name Zoltán Sebescen
Date of birth (1975-10-01) 1 October 1975 (age 46)
Place of birth Ehingen, West Germany
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Right-back, right winger
Youth career
1982–1994 Stuttgarter Kickers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1999 Stuttgarter Kickers 72 (7)
1999–2001 VfL Wolfsburg 40 (10)
2001–2004 Bayer Leverkusen 32 (3)
Total 144 (20)
National team
1999–2000 Germany B 3 (1)
2000 Germany 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Sebescen was born in Ehingen. He started his career at Stuttgarter Kickers, where he played at a senior level from 1994, in the Regionalliga Süd, and from, in 1996 the 2. Bundesliga.[1] In 1999, he transferred to Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg and then in 2001 to Bayer Leverkusen. With Bayer, Sebescen played in the 2002 UEFA Champions League Final, losing to Real Madrid.[2] In 2003, he had to undergo several knee surgeries, due to problems caused by lyme disease. Having not been able to play for years, Sebescen announced his early retirement, aged 29, on 16 August 2005.[3] He had played 72 times in the Bundesliga, scoring 13 times, and 52 times in the 2. Bundesliga, scoring 5 times.

International careerEdit

Sebescen became the first VfL Wolfsburg player to earn a cap for the German national football team when he played in a friendly against the Netherlands in Amsterdam in February 2000.[4] Being placed in an unaccustomed right-back position, he produced a dismal performance against Dutch winger Boudewijn Zenden and was substituted at half time. He subsequently was not called up again.

Coaching careerEdit

In July 2007, he started working as youth coordinator for his first club Stuttgarter Kickers.

Personal lifeEdit

On 31 October 2019, 44-year old Sebescen returned to the pitch, signing for German amateur club TV Unterboihingen. Since his retirement in 2005, Sebescen had only played old-boys football, among others for his former club Bayer Leverkusen.[5] Sebescen had worked together with Unterboihingen's manager Daniel Zeller's brother, Philipp, at the sporting goods company Decathlon. Sebescen got his debut for Unterboihingen on 1 December 2019.[6]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (5 December 2019). "Zoltan Sebescen - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". RSSSF.com. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Sebescen, Zoltan" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Zoltan Sebescen beendet Karriere" [Zoltan Sebescen ends Career] (in German). rp-online.de. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  4. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (5 December 2019). "Zoltan Sebescen - International Appearances". RSSSF.com. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  5. ^ Neuzugang aus Leverkusen, ntz.de, 31 October 2019
  6. ^ Zoltan Sebescen beim TV Unterboihingen, stuttgarter-zeitung.de, 10 December 2019