|Date of birth||16 February 1944|
|Place of birth||Altenerding, Germany|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1962–1971||FC Bayern Munich||276||(127)|
|1971–1972||Young Boys Bern|
|1976–1977||TSV 1860 Rosenheim|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Brenninger was born in Altenerding, and began his career with SpVgg Altenerding. In 1962 he transferred to FC Bayern Munich in the Regionalliga Süd. In 1965 Bayern was promoted into the German Bundesliga. He would go on to win the German Cup four times in 1966, 1967, 1969, and 1971. Additionally, Brenninger would claim the German Championship in 1969. His greatest honor was the European Cup Winners' Cup triumph in 1967 over Rangers by a score of 1–0.
He went on to play a total of 190 Bundesliga games for Bayern; scoring a total of 59 goals. In 1972, Brenninger transferred to VfB Stuttgart after a brief stop-over at Young Boys Bern. For VfB he would go on to play in 81 Bundesliga games while scoring 15 goals. At the end of his career, Brenninger had a short spell with TSV 1860 Rosenheim before finishing his career at the same place he started it: SpVgg Altenerding.
Dieter "Mucki" Brenninger would achieve one cap for the Germany national football team in 1969 against Austria in a World Cup qualifying game. He was later substituted for Georg Volkert although Germany would go on to win the match 1–0.
- "Brenninger, Dieter" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
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