Jörg Stiel

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Jörg Stiel
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Personal information
Full name Jörg Stiel
Date of birth (1968-03-03) 3 March 1968 (age 51)
Place of birth Baden, Switzerland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1990 Wettingen 96 (0)
1990–1993 St. Gallen 108 (0)
1993–1994 Toros Neza 35 (0)
1994–1996 Zürich 69 (0)
1996–2001 St. Gallen 161 (0)
2001–2004 Borussia Mönchengladbach 89 (0)
Total 558 (0)
National team
2000–2004 Switzerland 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jörg Stiel (born 3 March 1968) is a Swiss former footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

He appeared in 409 Swiss Super League games during 14 seasons, representing in the competition Wettingen, St. Gallen and Zürich. Over an 18-year professional career, he also played in Germany with Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Stiel was part of the Swiss squad at Euro 2004.

Club career[edit]

Born in Baden, Stiel started his career with FC Wettingen, later playing for FC St. Gallen and FC Zürich in his native country. He also spent a season with Mexican club Toros Neza, before returning to St. Gallen in 1996.

For 2001–02, Stiel was signed by Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga. He was the undisputed starter throughout his three-season stint in Germany, featuring in 96 matches all competitions comprised and relegating legendary Uwe Kamps to the substitutes bench.[1]

In November 2006, Stiel joined Austrian side SC Rheindorf Altach as goalkeeping coach.[2] On 19 July 2009, he returned to Borussia in the same capacity.[3][4]

Stiel returned to his country in the summer of 2014, going on to work with FC Basel's youths as a goalkeeper coach.[5]

International career[edit]

Stiel won 21 caps for Switzerland during three-and-a-half years, and was the country's first-choice at UEFA Euro 2004, appearing in all three group games in Portugal. In the 0–3 loss against England, one of the goals came after deflecting from the post onto the back of his head, although it was officially credited to Wayne Rooney.[6]

After the tournament, where he was also named Man of the match in the 0–0 draw with Croatia,[7] Stiel retired from playing altogether.


  1. ^ "Vor 10 Jahren: Das letzte Spiel am Bökelberg" [10 years ago: The last game at Bökelberg]. Westdeutsche Zeitung (in German). 20 May 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Eine reizvolle Aufgabe" [A delightful task]. Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German). 3 November 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Jörg Stiel und die Integration" [Jörg Stiel and the integration]. Rheinische Post (in German). 19 July 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Betreuer und Dolmetscher" [Advisors and interpreters] (in German). Revier Sport. 19 July 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Jörg Stiel zum FC Basel" [Jörg Stiel to FC Basel]. Blick (in German). 24 July 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Rooney stars as England get back on track". UEFA.com. 18 June 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Ten-man Switzerland frustrate Croatia". UEFA.com. 14 June 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2016.

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