Daniel Bauer in 1. FC Magdeburg's colors
|Date of birth||17 October 1982|
|Place of birth||Andernach, West Germany|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Hannover 96 II|
|2002–2006||SV Eintracht Trier 05||36||(0)|
|2007||1. FC Union Berlin||10||(0)|
|2009–2011||1. FC Magdeburg||63||(5)|
|2012||SV Eintracht Trier 05||13||(0)|
|2013–2014||Hannover 96 II||21||(0)|
|2014–||Hannover 96 II (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Bauer began his senior career at TuS Mayen in the then fifth-tier Verbandsliga Rheinland, winning promotion to tier IV in his first season. After the club finished 12th in the Oberliga Südwest, Bauer moved to 2. Bundesliga side SV Eintracht Trier 05 where he spent the next four years, playing in 26 2. Bundesliga matches and then ten Regionalliga Süd matches following Trier's relegation at the end of the 2004–05 season.
After his contract was not renewed following another relegation of Eintracht Trier, Bauer was unemployed for a while after injuring himself on the last day of his trial at 1. FC Union Berlin when he tore three ligaments in his ankle joint. However, Bauer was able to sign a contract with Union Berlin in the following winter and played in ten Regionalliga Nord games for the club.
However, Bauer was not able to agree on a new contract with the club and was again unemployed until signing a contract with Finnish top-tier club RoPS. Here Bauer played in nine matches in the Veikkausliiga, but bad luck hit again when he broke his shoulder blade in June. Despite being highly valued in the league – Finnish sports magazine Urheilulehti ranked him eight-best foreign player – his contract was not renewed at the end of the season and Bauer faced unemployment again.
After retiring from football in the summer 2014, Bauer was hired as assistant manager of the reserve team of Hannover 96.
- Hannover II squad/team
- "Daniel Bauer > Spiele" (in German). Heim:Spiel. Retrieved 2 February 2009.
- "Spiele von Daniel Bauer 2006/07" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 2 February 2009.
- Matthias Wolf (9 September 2008). "Jeder Tag ein Abenteuer" (in German). faz.net. Retrieved 2 February 2009.
- "Daniel Bauer wechselt an die Elbe". Official site (in German). 1. FC Magdeburg e.V. 2 February 2009. Archived from the original on 5 February 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2009.
Er unterschreibt beim Regionalligisten einen Vertrag bis zum 30 June 2010.
- "FCM vermeldet Vertragsverlängerung mit Daniel Bauer". Official site (in German). 1. FC Magdeburg e.V. 21 May 2010. Archived from the original on 23 May 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2010.