|Date of birth||11 February 1972|
|Place of birth||Rain, West Germany|
|Date of death||2 August 2012(aged 40)|
|Place of death||Burgheim, Germany|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|TSV Rain am Lech|
|2002–2005||Rot Weiss Ahlen||84||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Rain, Swabia, Meier arrived at the professional level at the age of 21, joining TSV 1860 München and promoting to the Bundesliga in his first year. During his subsequent four-season spell with the Löwen, he continued to battle for first-choice status with Rainer Berg, appearing in a career-best 33 games in 1995–96 to help his team to the eighth position.
In summer 1999, Meier signed with Borussia Mönchengladbach, playing in only two league matches during his stint, one in each major level of German football. After three years he returned to the second division, going on to start for Rot Weiss Ahlen.
Meier moved to Borussia Dortmund in 2005, at the age of 33, being only third-choice over the course of two seasons, and inclusively being demoted to the reserves. He retired with 94 top level games to his credit.
The following year, in the same capacity, he joined the Germany under-17 team.
- "Ex-Torwart Bernd Meier stirbt nach Herzinfarkt" [Former keeper Bernd Meier dies of heart attack] (in German). Abendzeitung. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
- "Bundesliga trauert um Bernd Meier" [Bundesliga mourns Bernd Meier] (in German). Der Spiegel. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012.