Manuel Schmiedebach

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Manuel Schmiedebach
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Personal information
Date of birth (1988-12-05) 5 December 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth West Berlin
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hannover 96
Number 8
Youth career
0000–2003 Nordberliner SC
2003–2006 Hertha BSC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Hertha BSC II 36 (6)
2008–2009 Hannover 96 II 46 (9)
2009– Hannover 96 114 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Manuel Schmiedebach (born 5 December 1988 in West Berlin) is a German footballer. He plays as a midfielder for Hannover 96 of the German Bundesliga.[1]


Schmiedebach was first a product of the Hertha youth teams. In 2008 Manuel Schmiedebach joined the amateur team of Hannover 96 II in the Regionalliga North on a free transfer. The next season he debuted under manager Dieter Hecking on 8 August 2009 against his former club form Berlin, Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga. In a difficult season due to the suicide of the team's goalkeeper and captain Robert Enke he managed to become one of the most important players in Hannover's midfield. In May 2010 he decided to extend his contract with Hannover 96 up to 2012.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Schmiedebach grew up bilingual, speaking German and Spanish. His mother Betty is a Colombian-born Venezuelan of Moroccan descent, she came to Berlin over two decades ago. His father Helmuth has Irish roots.[2]


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