Jörg Stübner

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Jörg Stübner
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1990-0602-007, 1. FC Dynamo Dresden - PSV Schwerin 2-1.jpg
Stübner (left) playing for Dresden against Ulrich Ruppach of Schwerin
Personal information
Full name Jörg Stübner
Date of birth (1965-07-23) July 23, 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth East Germany
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Retired
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1993 Dynamo Dresden 182 (14)
1993 Sachsen Leipzig 6 (1)
1994 FC Neubrandenburg 1 (0)
National team
1984-1990 East Germany 47 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jörg Stübner (born 23 July 1965 in Freiberg) is a former German footballer who amassed 47 international caps for East Germany.

Stübner began his career with BSG Motor Halle in 1973 and transferred to SG Dynamo Dresden in 1979, where he gained the nickname "Staubsauger" (Vacuum cleaner), scoring 14 goals in 182 appearances. Stübner was twice DDR-Oberliga champion with the Dresden club, in 1988/89 and 1989/90, and three-time FDGB Pokal winner. After several seasons, Dynamo reached the semi-finals of the 1988/89 UEFA Cup, where they were beaten by VfB Stuttgart. In total, Stübner played in 29 European games with the club, scoring two goals.

Jörg Stübner played in 47 games for the East German national football team. He made his debut during a World-Cup qualification match against Luxembourg on 17 November 1984 in Esch-sur-Alzette. His final game came on 12 September 1990 in a 2-0 win over Belgium in Brussels - the last game ever played by East Germany. As well as 30 friendly matches, Stübner also played in 12 World Cup and 5 UEFA European Championship qualifying matches, as well as playing in the 1986 and 1990 FIFA World Cups, and the 1988 UEFA Euro 1988 tournaments. His only goal came on 13 April 1988 in a 1-1 friendly draw against Bulgaria in Burgas.

After reunification, Stübner played in just five Bundesliga games with Dresden, before returning to amateur football; playing for FC Sachsen Leipzig, FC Neubrandenburg and SV Eresburg Obermarsberg, and never making an appearance for the reunified German national team. After struggling to hold down a first-team place in the depths of the amateur league, he developed financial problems and turned to alcoholism - eventually resulting in a suicide attempt.

During Ulf Kirsten's testimonial match in November 2003 in Dresden's Dynamo-Stadion, Stübner scored his last ever goal in the stadium he spent so much of his career.

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