Markus Steinhöfer (2011)
|Date of birth||7 March 1986|
|Place of birth||Weißenburg in Bayern, West Germany|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Right back / Midfielder|
|SV Darmstadt 98|
|1999–2002||1. FC Nürnberg|
|2004–2008||Bayern Munich II||57||(2)|
|2006–2008||→ Red Bull Salzburg (loan)||48||(2)|
|2010||→ 1. FC Kaiserslautern (loan)||15||(2)|
|2014||→ 1860 Munich II||4||(1)|
|2017–||SV Darmstadt 98||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 November 2010
In July 2008, he moved to Eintracht Frankfurt for a fee of €900,000. In his second season, he struggled to find a regular spot and announced that it was his intention to transfer. On 29 December 2009, Eintracht Frankfurt loaned him to 1. FC Kaiserslautern until the end of the season. At the end of the season, he returned to Frankfurt but was unable to make an impact.
In January 2011 Markus Steinhöfer left the Frankfurt to join FC Basel. He played his first game for his new team on 6 February 2011 in the 3–2 away win against FC Thun. He played all 18 Swiss Super League games and at the end of the 2010–11 season Steinhöfer won the Championship with Basel.
On 7 December 2011, during the Champions League group C match at home to Manchester United, trying to make a clearance, Steinhöfer volleyed the ball against his own crossbar. Basel won the match 2–1, sending United out of the Champions league. Steinhöfer's fans created a song to celebrate this feat.
Steinhöfer scored his first Super League goal in the 3–0 away win against Sion on 22 April 2012. At the end of the 2011–12 season he won the Double, the League Championship title and the Swiss Cup with the club.
At the end of the Swiss Super League season 2012–13 he won the Championship title and was Swiss Cup runner up with Basel. In the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Basel advanced as far as the semi-finals, there being matched against the reigning UEFA Champions League holders Chelsea, but they were knocked out, losing both home and away ties, beaten 2-5 on aggregate. In a long season with a total of 76 games (62 in League, Cup, European Champions League, Europa League and 14 test matches) he had a total of 63 appearances. After two and a half years in Basel his contract was not extended.
Subsequently Steinhöfer played for 2. Bundesliga club 1860 Munich. His contract was dissolved on 1 February 2015. Just on the following day he moved to league rivals VfR Aalen, signing a contract until the end of the season.
On 17 June 2015 Steinhöfer's signing was announced by Sparta Prague of the Czech Republic.
- As of matches played on 14 May 2017.
|Bayern Munich II||2003–04||Regionalliga Süd||8||1||—||—||8||1|
|Bayern Munich II totals||57||2||4||0||—||61||2|
|Red Bull Salzburg||2006–07||Bundesliga (Austria)||16||0||2||1||0||0||18||1|
|Red Bull Salzburg totals||48||2||2||1||6||0||56||3|
|Eintracht Frankfurt totals||41||3||3||0||—||44||3|
|Eintracht Frankfurt II||2009–10||Regionalliga Süd||1||1||—||—||1||1|
|Kaiserslautern (loan)||2009–10||2. Bundesliga||15||2||0||0||15||2|
|Real Betis||2013–14||La Liga||3||0||1||0||6||0||10||0|
|1860 Munich||2013–14||2. Bundesliga||12||0||0||0||—||12||0|
|1860 Munich totals||18||0||1||0||—||19||0|
|1860 Munich II||2014–15||Regionalliga Bayern||4||1||—||—||4||1|
|Aalen (loan)||2014–15||2. Bundesliga||9||3||0||0||9||3|
|Sparta Prague||2015–16||First League||7||0||0||0||2||0||9||0|
- "Bundesligist Eintracht Frankfurt plant weiter für die Zukunft und verpflichtet deutschen Junioren-Nationalspieler" (in German). Eintracht Frankfurt. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2008.
- "1.FC Kaiserslautern leiht Markus Steinhöfer aus" (in German). Eintracht Frankfurt. 30 December 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- "Markus Steinhöfer wechselt zum FC Basel" [Markus Steinhöfer transfers to FC Basel]. official website (in German). Eintracht Frankfurt. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Der FCB verpflichtet Bundesliga-Spieler Markus Steinhöfer" (in German). FC Basel 1893. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- Meister, Remo (6 February 2011). "Der FCB schiesst sich an die Spitze" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- Ornstein, David (2011). "BBC Match Report". BBC. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
- "Jetzt hat Basel den Titel auf sicher" (in German). football.ch. 2012. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
- "Matchtelegram FC Basel 1893 5:3 FC Luzern" (in German). football.ch. 2012. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
- Schifferle, Michael (2013). "Season review: Switzerland". Eufa. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
- SFV (2013). "Telegramm Schweizer Cup Final" (in German). Schweizerischer Fussballverband. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- Haylett, Trevor (2013). "Basel take heart after Chelsea defeat". Eufa. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
- "Löwen und Markus Steinhöfer lösen Vertrag auf" [Lions and Markus Steinhöfer dissolve contract] (in German). tsv1860.de. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
- "Drei Neue für den VfR" [Three new signings for the VfR] (in German). VfR Aalen. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- "Markus Steinhöfer » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 14 May 2017.