Dieter Eckstein

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Dieter Eckstein
Personal information
Full name Dieter Eckstein
Date of birth (1964-03-12) 12 March 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth Kehl, West Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1970–1983 Kehler FV
1983–1984 1. FC Nürnberg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1988 1. FC Nürnberg 135 (51)
1988–1991 Eintracht Frankfurt 70 (14)
1991–1993 1. FC Nürnberg 85 (28)
1993–1995 FC Schalke 04 30 (4)
1995 West Ham United 0 (0)
1995–1996 SV Waldhof Mannheim 21 (1)
1996 FC Winterthur 11 (8)
1996–1998 FC Augsburg 49 (26)
1998–1999 SG Post/Süd Regensburg
1999 SV Heidingsfeld
2000–2001 TSV Neusäß
2001 FC Erzberg-Wörnitz
2004 FSV Weißenbrunn
2005 TSV Burkersdorf
National team
1985–1986 West Germany U-21 7 (4)
1986–1988 West Germany 7 (0)
1987–1988 West Germany Olympic 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dieter Eckstein (born 12 March 1964 in Kehl) is a retired German football player[2] who played for several German clubs plus clubs in Switzerland and West Ham United in England.[3]

He played for the West Germany national team, earning seven caps. Eckstein was a participant at the EURO 1988.

After retirement[edit]

On 1 July 2011, while playing in a charity match for amateur side VfR Regensburg, Eckstein had a heart failure and fell into a coma. He was transferred to the University hospital at Regensburg, where his situation was stabilised. The incident is thought to not have caused any permanent damage to his body.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eckstein, Dieter" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dieter Eckstein" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Phil Shaw (24 March 1995). "Blackburn stage coup with Witschge loan". The Independent. UK. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Zustand stabil: Eckstein soll aus Koma erwachen" (in German). Bavarian football association website. 3 July 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.