|Full name||Steffen Freund|
|Date of birth||19 January 1970|
|Place of birth||Brandenburg, East Germany|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|Tottenham Hotspur (coach)|
|BSG Motor Süd Brandenburg|
|–1988||BSG Stahl Brandenburg|
|1988–1991||BSG Stahl Brandenburg||57||(0)|
|2003–2004||1. FC Kaiserslautern||9||(0)|
|2004||→ Leicester City (loan)||14||(0)|
|2012–||Tottenham Hotspur (assistant manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
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He started his career at Stahl Brandenburg, coming through their youth system. In 1991 he was transferred to FC Schalke 04 and he established himself as an important midfield player. Schalke were forced to sell Freund due to financial reasons in 1993 to Borussia Dortmund where he stayed until 1998. During his time at Dortmund, he won the league twice in 1995 and 1996 and gained a Champions League medal in 1997, but was left out of the squad for the final altogether. After this he transferred to English premiership club Tottenham Hotspur where he stayed until 2003 and is famous for having never scored a goal. He did however win the League Cup with Spurs in 1999. He was a firm fans favourite at the club for his work ethic and commitment. At the tail end of his career he went on to have short spells at 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Leicester City. On 4 December 2009, Freund was inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur hall of fame alongside Darren Anderton.
On 1 September 2007, Freund was appointed assistant head-coach of the German U-20 team. On 5 December 2007, he was named as a new assistant to Nigeria coach Berti Vogts for the time of the African Nations Cup. He then resumed his work as assistant to German U20-manager Frank Engel. In May 2009 he finished his coaching badges and on 17 July 2009 he was appointed manager of the German U-16 team signing a two-year contract. A year later he began managing the German U-17 team leading them to a runners up medal at the 2011 UEFA European U-17 Football Championship and a third place at the World Cup in Mexico. He then started working with the new generation of U-16 players. On 11 July 2012, Freund was appointed assistant head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.
In 2006 he appeared alongside Boris Becker in a special England v. Germany edition of the popular panel show They Think It's All Over. At the start of the 2011–12 season, Freund began working as a pundit for Eurosport's coverage of the German Bundesliga and Sky Deutschland.
Freund is married with one son and two daughters.
- Borussia Dortmund
- Tottenham Hotspur
- Steffen Freund at tottenhamhotspur.com