|Date of birth||10 January 1950|
|Place of birth||Mayen, Germany|
|Jamaica (head coach)|
|1982–1985||Borussia Mönchengladbach II|
|1985–1986||Borussia Mönchengladbach (scout)|
|1999–2000||Tennis Borussia Berlin|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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.
Borussia Mönchengladbach II
Tennis Borussia Berlin
In June 2011, Schäfer was hired as Thailand manager on a three years contract. In June 2013, Schäfer canceled his contract.
- UEFA Cup winner: 1979.
- UEFA Cup runner-up: 1980.
- Bundesliga winner: 1970.
- Bundesliga runner-up: 1978.
- Intercontinental Cup runner-up: 1977.
- DFB-Pokal winner: 1970.
- DFB-Pokal runner-up: 1984.
- Karlsruher SC
- DFB-Pokal runner-up: 1996.
- Al Ahli Club
- UAE Football League winner: 2006.
- Al Ain FC
- 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup runner-up.
- 2014 Caribbean Cup winner.
- As of 10 October 2014
|Team||Nat||Managerial Tenure||P||W||D||L||Win %|
|Baku||Azerbaijan||10 June 2010 – 18 January 2011||20||8||5||7||40|
|Thailand||Thailand||June 2011 – 18 May 2013||27||13||6||8||48.15|
|Muangthong United||Thailand||5 June 2013 – 18 July 2013||6||5||0||1||83.33|
|Jamaica||Jamaica||18 July 2013 – present||14||2||4||8||14.29|
- Matthias Arnhold (22 May 2014). "Winfried Schäfer - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- fifa.com; Schäfer nicht mehr Trainer in Baku