|Date of birth||8 February 1945|
|Place of birth||Recke, West Germany|
|Afghanistan U-23 (manager)|
|1961–1968||SC Borussia Rheine|
|1970–1973||1. FC Köln|
|1975–1980||1. FC Köln U19|
|1980–1985||1. FC Köln II|
|1990–1991||1. FC Köln|
|1992||F.C. Hansa Rostock|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Erich Rutemöller (born 8 February 1945) is a German football coach and former player.
Rutemöller has headed 1. FC Köln, Hansa Rostock and Bonner SC during his coaching career. He was the assistant coach for the German National Team throughout from 1994–2004 and served as interim coach from 96–97. He recently served as a motivational speaker and football coach trainer for aspiring managers attempting to receive their coaching license from the German Football Association. In 2008, he became Assistant coach to Head Coach Ali Daei's Iranian National Team.
On 28 March 2009 Rutemöller was appointed temporary head coach of the Iranian National Team, after Ali Daei's dismissal. After Afshin Ghotbi became the Iranian National Team head coach, Rutemöller's coaching days for Team Melli finished.
On 27 May 2009 Rutemöller voided his contract with the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran and joined Esteghlal FC as first assistant to work with the newly appointed head coach Samad Marfavi on a one-year contract.
In 2011, the Philippine Football Federation appointed Rutemöller as advisor to the U23 national team. His position involved him overseeing the training and formation of the squad as they prepared for the 2011 Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia.
On 26 March 2014, Rutemöller became manager of Afghanistan national football team, signed a two years contract.
- As of 4 February 2013
|Bonner SC||4 August 1985||11 May 1989||League|
|1. FC Köln||1 July 1990||30 August 1991||League||40||13||16||11||32.50||55||52||+3|
|Hansa Rostock||7 March 1992||31 December 1992||League||36||12||11||13||33.33||42||37||+5|
|Iran||28 March 2009||22 April 2009||Friendly matches||1||0||1||0||0.00||1||1||0|
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- SEAG team gets football advisor