|Date of birth||10 October 1943|
|Place of birth||Wendlinghausen, Germany|
|Date of death||25 August 1996(aged 52)|
|Place of death||Gelsenkirchen, Germany|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1954–1961||FC Schalke 04|
|1961–1965||FC Schalke 04||76||(15)|
|1968–1972||FC Schalke 04||124||(13)|
|1973–1976||FC Schalke 04||15||(0)|
|1964–1966||West Germany U-23||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
His tremendous skill as a dribbler was a major factor in Borussia Dortmund's 1966 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup championship and West Germany’s hard-won qualification and its third-place finish in the 1970 FIFA World Cup. In the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final in 1966 he scored the final goal against Liverpool F.C. to earn a 2–1 extra time victory for Dortmund.
Between 1963 and 1971, Libuda gained 26 caps for the West German national team and scored three goals. In the German Fußball-Bundesliga he played 264 games and scored 28 goals for FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund.
Later he was involved in the Bundesligaskandal of 1971. The shy Libuda later suffered from cancer, and died from the complications of a stroke.
Libuda gained his nickname "Stan" after the English player Stanley Matthews who played in the same position and who was widely praised for his dribbling skills. Fans of Schalke used a 1960s slogan of a German Evangelical Church Assembly Nobody is able to evade Jesus to expand it with – except Stan Libuda. The slogan is part of a musical made about Schalke.
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- Reinhard Libuda at Fussballdaten (German)
- Reinhard Libuda at weltfussball.de (German)
- Reinhard Libuda at National-Football-Teams.com
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