Stefan Kuntz

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Stefan Kuntz
Stefan Kuntz.jpg
Kuntz in Kaiserslatern during the 2006 World Cup.
Personal information
Full name Stefan Kuntz
Date of birth (1962-10-30) 30 October 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth Neunkirchen, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
1. FC Kaiserslautern (chairman)
Youth career
1970–1981 Borussia Neunkirchen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1983 Borussia Neunkirchen
1983–1986 VfL Bochum 100 (41)
1986–1989 Bayer 05 Uerdingen 94 (32)
1989–1995 1. FC Kaiserslautern 170 (75)
1995–1996 Beşiktaş J.K. 30 (9)
1996–1998 Arminia Bielefeld 65 (25)
1998–1999 VfL Bochum 20 (6)
2002–2003 SV Furpach 22 (22)
2004–2005 FC Palatia Limbach 10 (1)
National team
1983–1985 West Germany U-21 4 (3)
1986 West Germany B 1 (2)
1993–1997 Germany 25 (6)
Teams managed
1999–2000 Borussia Neunkirchen
2000–2002 Karlsruher SC
2003 SV Waldhof Mannheim
2003 LR Ahlen
2005–2006 TuS Koblenz (athletic director)
2006–2008 VfL Bochum (athletic director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stefan Kuntz (born 30 October 1962 in Neunkirchen) is a former German professional footballer[1] and since April 2008 chairman of the German football team 1. FC Kaiserslautern.[2]

Career[edit]

Kuntz's playing career lasted from 1983 until 1999, he made 449 appearances and scored 179 goals in the Bundesliga. He played for VfL Bochum, Bayer 05 Uerdingen, 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Arminia Bielefeld. He also played in Turkey for Beşiktaş J.K. In 1986 and 1994 he was the top scorer in the Bundesliga.

Kuntz played for the German national team between 1993 and 1997 and was part of the winning German team of UEFA Euro 1996. He gave a particularly memorable performance in the 1–1 draw with England in the semi-final scoring the crucial equalizer, as well as scoring in the penalty shoot out. Kuntz was also part of the German team that participated in the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the US. During his international career, he obtained 25 caps, scoring six goals. None of these caps ended in a defeat for Germany (20 wins and five draws), which is the German record for most caps without defeat.

From 2006 to 2008, he was the athletic director of VfL Bochum.

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
1980–81 Borussia Neunkirchen 2. Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0
1981–82 Oberliga 2 0
1982–83
1983–84 VfL Bochum Bundesliga 32 8 1 0 33 8
1984–85 34 11 3 3 37 14
1984–86 34 22 5 0 39 22
1986–87 Bayer Uerdingen 29 6 4 2 6 1 39 9
1987–88 32 13 5 5 37 18
1988–89 33 13 4 3 37 16
1989–90 1. FC Kaiserslautern 32 15
1990–91 27 11 2 1
1991–92 31 11 2 0
1992–93 26 6 1 1 1 2 28 9
1993–94 26 18 5 2 31 20
1994–95 28 14 4 1 2 1 34 16
Turkey League Türkiye Kupası Europe Total
1995–96 Beşiktaş J.K. First League 30 9
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
1996–97 Arminia Bielefeld Bundesliga 33 14 2 0 35 14
1997–98 32 11 2 2 34 13
1998–99 VfL Bochum 20 6 1 0 21 6
Total Germany 13 5
Turkey 30 9
Career total

Honours[edit]

Kaiserslautern

Germany

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kuntz, Stefan" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Vereinsführung" (in German). 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Heinz Halter
Borussia Neunkirchen Head Coach
15 November 1999 – 30 June 2000
Succeeded by
Valentin Herr
Preceded by
Joachim Löw
Karlsruher SC Head Coach
1 July 2000 – 25 October 2002
Succeeded by
Lorenz-Günther Köstner
Preceded by
Walter Pradt
SV Waldhof Mannheim Head Coach
3 April 2003 – 30 June 2003
Succeeded by
Viktor Olscha
Preceded by
Werner Lorant
LR Ahlen Head Coach
3 August 2003 – 14 November 2003
Succeeded by
Ingo Peter
Preceded by
N/A
TuS Koblenz Athletic Director
2005 – 31 March 2006
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
N/A
VfL Bochum Athletic Director
1 April 2006 – 1 April 2008
Succeeded by
Thomas Ernst
Preceded by
Erwin Göbel
1. FC Kaiserslautern Chairman
since 8 April 2008
Succeeded by
N/A