|Date of birth||5 December 1988|
|Place of birth||Berlin, West Germany|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2006–2008||Hertha BSC II||36||(6)|
|2008–2009||Hannover 96 II||46||(9)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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.