Winfried Schäfer

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Winfried Schäfer
Winfried Schaefer at THA-OMA.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-01-10) 10 January 1950 (age 65)
Place of birth Mayen, Germany
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Jamaica (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1970 Borussia Mönchengladbach 43 (4)
1970–1975 Kickers Offenbach 160 (37)
1975–1977 Karlsruher SC 68 (10)
1977–1985 Borussia Mönchengladbach 167 (11)
Total 438 (62)
Teams managed
1982–1985 Borussia Mönchengladbach II
1985–1986 Borussia Mönchengladbach (scout)
1986–1998 Karlsruher SC
1998 VfB Stuttgart
1999–2000 Tennis Borussia Berlin
2001–2004 Cameroon
2005–2007 Al-Ahli
2007–2009 Al-Ain
2010–2011 FK Baku
2011–2013 Thailand
2013 Muangthong United
2013– Jamaica
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Winfried "Winnie" Schäfer (born 10 January 1950) is a German football manager and former player, who is head coach of Jamaica national football team.

Playing career[edit]

Winfried Schäfer played 403 Bundesliga matches and scored 46 goals in the (West) German top-flight.[1]

He won the 1970 Bundesliga title and 1970 DFB-Pokal with two different clubs - because the West German Cup final was played after the 1970 FIFA World Cup and his move from Mönchengladbach to Offenbach.

Personal Life[edit]

Schäfer is married, has two children and lives with his family for more than 25 years in Ettlingen near Karlsruhe. 2004 Schäfer was elected with the most votes in the council Ettlinger. He ran for the newly founded Wählergemeinschaft "For Ettlingen," the second-largest party in Ettlingen was at first. Because of his frequent work-related stays abroad, he held the mandate but barely. In the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, he did not run.

From May 2013 Schäfer supervised an Sat.1 Allstars selection of former professional football players and other celebrities who eventually took on 6 July of the same year at the Signal Iduna Park Borussia Dortmund. Schäfer was following on Werner Lorant, who had already trained Sat.1 celebrity teams in the years 2009 and 2010. The team came into the game at a moderate success, as they lost only 1:9 and thus could both scored a goal.[8]

Coaching career[edit]

Borussia Mönchengladbach II[edit]

Karlsruher SC[edit]

As a manager, he led Karlsruher SC to the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in the 1993–94 season.

VfB Stuttgart[edit]

Tennis Borussia Berlin[edit]


Schäfer won the African Nations Cup in 2002 with Cameroon.


In 2006 he won the UAE national championship with Al-Ahli Football Club. He worked then from 2007 to 2009 for UAE League side Al-Ain FC.

FK Baku[edit]

On 10 June 2010, Schäfer signed a two-year contract with FK Baku. On 18 January 2011 his contract was ended.[2]


In June 2011, Schäfer was hired as Thailand manager on a three years contract. In June 2013, Schäfer canceled his contract.


In July 2013, it was announced that Schäfer will become the new coach of Jamaica on an initial 4 month contract.[3] Schäfer will be assisted by Jamaican Vin Blaine.[4]




Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 10 October 2014
Team Nat Managerial Tenure P W D L Win %
Baku Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 10 June 2010 – 18 January 2011 20 8 5 7 40
Thailand Thailand Thailand June 2011 – 18 May 2013 27 13 6 8 48.15
Muangthong United Thailand Thailand 5 June 2013 – 18 July 2013 6 5 0 1 83.33
Jamaica Jamaica Jamaica 18 July 2013 – present 14 2 4 8 14.29

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