Bernd Schneider

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Bernd Schneider
Schneider training for Germany in 2006
Personal information
Full name Bernd Schneider[1]
Date of birth (1973-11-17) 17 November 1973 (age 50)
Place of birth Jena, East Germany
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1980–1983 BSG Aufbau Jena
1983–1991 Carl Zeiss Jena
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1998 Carl Zeiss Jena 158 (21)
1998–1999 Eintracht Frankfurt 33 (4)
1999–2009 Bayer Leverkusen 263 (35)
2009 Bayer 04 Leverkusen II 8 (1)
Total 462 (61)
National team
Germany U-18 2 (0)
1999–2001 Germany B 4 (1)
1999–2008 Germany 81 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bernd Schneider (born 17 November 1973 in Jena, Germany) is a former German footballer. He played for Germany national team.

Club career[change | change source]

[2] Schneider started his professional career at local Carl Zeiss Jena, going on to help the East German outfit to remain five consecutive seasons in the second division; his debut came on 13 August 1991, playing ten minutes in a 1–3 loss at Darmstadt 98.

Schneider then played one season at Eintracht Frankfurt, subsequently moving to Bayer Leverkusen, and establishing himself as an important player for both club and country. In 1999–2000 and 2001–02, he was helpful in Bayer's 2nd-place finish in the Fußball-Bundesliga. He also appeared 19 times in the side reached the 2002 Champions League Final.

More a creator than a finisher, Schneider scored a career-best ten league goals in the 2003–04 season, making him the highest-scoring midfielder in that year's competition, alongside Johan Micoud; Leverkusen finished third and, during the following season, Schneider extended his contract a few more years.

After two more seasons in which he scored ten goals and achieved 18 assists in 60 matches, Schneider began suffering back-to-back injuries: first the calf, then the back, not appearing for almost the entire 2008–09 season due to the injuries. He only managed to return to action on 16 May 2009, playing the last 20 minutes of a 5–0 home win against Borussia Mönchengladbach. The following month, he announced his retirement because he could not fully recover from the injuries.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Club Season League DFB-Pokal Europe1 Other2 Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Carl Zeiss Jena 1991–92 2. Bundesliga 1 0 1 0 3 0 5 0 [3]
1992–93 21 0 3 0 24 0 [3]
1993–94 2 0 0 0 2 0 [4]
1994–95 34 7 1 0 35 7 [3]
1995–96 33 6 2 1 35 7 [3]
1996–97 31 1 0 0 31 1 [5]
1997–98 33 6 4 0 37 6 [6]
Totals 156 20 11 1 3 0 170 21
Eintracht Frankfurt 1998–99 Bundesliga 33 4 2 2 35 6 [7]
Bayer Leverkusen 1999–2000 32 3 0 0 8 0 2 1 42 4 [3]
2000–01 31 2 3 0 7 1 41 3 [8]
2001–02 30 5 6 2 17 2 1 0 54 9 [3]
2002–03 28 2 5 1 10 3 43 6 [9]
2003–04 33 10 3 0 36 10 [10]
2004–05 33 3 1 0 10 0 1 0 45 3 [3]
2005–06 29 4 2 2 2 0 1 0 34 6 [3]
2006–07 31 6 2 1 12 4 45 11 [11]
2007–08 15 0 1 0 7 1 23 1 [12]
2008–09 1 0 0 0 1 0 [3]
Totals 263 35 23 6 73 11 5 1 364 53
Bayer Leverkusen II 2008–09 Regionalliga West 8 1 8 1 [3]
Career totals 426 52 36 9 73 11 8 1 543 73

International[change | change source]

Source:[13]

Germany
Year Apps Goals
1999 5 0
2000 0 0
2001 2 0
2002 14 1
2003 10 0
2004 14 0
2005 14 0
2006 16 2
2007 5 1
2008 1 0
Total 81 4

International goals[change | change source]

Scores and results table. Germany's goal tally first:
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 June 2002 Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan  Saudi Arabia 8–0 8–0 2002 World Cup
2. 16 August 2006 Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany  Sweden 1–0 3–0 Friendly
3. 6 September 2006 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino 13–0 13–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
4. 12 September 2007 Rhein Energie Stadion, Cologne, Germany  Romania 1–1 3–1 Friendly

Honours[change | change source]

Bayer Leverkusen

Germany

Individual

References[change | change source]

  1. "2006 FIFA World Cup Germany: List of Players: Germany" (PDF). FIFA. 21 March 2014. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 June 2019.
  2. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Bernd Schneider". www.national-football-teams.com.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 "Bernd Schneider » Club matches" (in German). World Football. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
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  13. Bernd Schneider at National-Football-Teams.com
  14. "Bundesliga Historie 2001/02" (in German). kicker.
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  16. "UEFA Champions League 2001/02 - History - Statistics – UEFA.com". UEFA.com. Retrieved 25 October 2017.