|Full name||Dieter Schlindwein|
|Date of birth||February 7, 1961|
|Place of birth||Karlsdorf, Germany|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|-1977||FC Germania 06 Karlsdorf|
|1989-1996||FC St. Pauli||144||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
The qualified industrial clerk played on the Fullback position. Due to his rough playing style he earned the nickname Eisen-Dieter - Iron Dieter.
In his youth he played for FC Germania 06 Karlsdorf. With SV Waldhof Mannheim, who signed him in 1977, he promoted in 1983-84 to the Bundesliga auf. In 1986 he moved to Werder Bremen but stayed just one season appearing only three times. He joined Eintracht Frankfurt for their 1987-88 campaign and won with SGE DFB-Pokal in 1988. From 1989-90 he played for FC St. Pauli, where he captained the squad. His last professional match took place on March 16, 1996 statt: Against Borussia Mönchengladbach (result 0-2) he bid farewell with a red card.
In total he had taken part in 186 Bundesliga and 214 second tier fixtures.
Schlindwein caused a scandal in 1994 when he abused his club fellow Leonardo Manzi from Brazil as "black prick" while being in a training camp with FC St. Pauli.