Reinartz as a Bayer Leverkusen player in 2011
|Full name||Stefan Reinartz|
|Date of birth||1 January 1989|
|Place of birth||Engelskirchen, West Germany|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defender / Defensive midfielder|
|1998–1999||Bergisch Gladbach 09|
|2006–2009||Bayer Leverkusen II||35||(0)|
|2009||→ 1. FC Nürnberg (loan)||16||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Reinartz was born in Engelskirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. He came through the ranks at Bayer Leverkusen and but did not play any games for them in the 2008–09 season. He made his professional debut in the Second Division while on loan with 1. FC Nuremberg on 9 February 2009 when he started a match against 1. FC Kaiserslautern.
After returning from Nuremberg, Reinartz was given a chance to prove himself and made his competitive debut for Bayer on 31 July 2009 against SV Babelsberg in the German Cup. During the 2009–10 season, he eventually cemented his place as a holding midfielder and scored his first senior goal on 6 November in the 4–0 home win against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Reinartz has been a German international since U16 level. He started out as first choice at the start of the 2006 U17 European Championship qualifying campaign and was in the squad that took fourth place in the tournament. After losing his place to Christopher Schorch for a short spell, he regained it and became a regular for the U19's. He started all matches at the 2008 European Championships and helped Germany to the title. He was a regular for the U21's in their bid to make the 2011 European Championships.
|Germany national football team|
As of 06:11, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
|2006-07||Bayer Leverkusen II||Regionalliga Nord||13||0||0||0||-||-||13||0|
- "Eigler trifft, Hornig fliegt". kicker.de. 9 February 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
- Stefan Reinartz at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Stefan Reinartz – UEFA competition record
- Stefan Reinartz career stats at Soccerbase
- ESPN Soccernet profile