|Date of birth||September 6, 1967|
|Place of birth||East Germany|
|FC Kempten (Manager)|
|1987||→ Chemie Leipzig (loan)||5||(2)|
|1995-1996||Carl Zeiss Jena||15||(3)|
|2000-2001||VfL Halle 96||15||(3)|
|2003-2004||Annabichler SV Klagenfurt|
|East Germany Youth|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Matthias Zimmerling (born September 6, 1967) is a German former footballer who is now manager of FC Kempten.
Zimmerling, who played as a striker, began his career in the late 1980s, playing for Lokomotive and Chemie Leipzig in the DDR-Oberliga. He represented East Germany at youth level, and was part of the squad that finished third at the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship.
After reunification, Zimmerling moved west, joining Hannover 96 during the 1989-90 season. However, he failed to establish himself in the first team, and returned to Leipzig, briefly rejoining FC Chemie (now renamed FC Sachsen). He played out the 1990s with a succession of clubs in the former DDR, playing for FC Berlin, Union Berlin (two spells), Energie Cottbus (two spells), Carl Zeiss Jena, Sachsen Leipzig for a third time, and VfL Halle 96. While at Cottbus he played in the 1997 German Cup Final. Later in his career he moved to Austria, playing for Austria Klagenfurt followed by spells at a number of smaller local clubs.