Ronald Reng

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Ronald Reng
Frankfurt, West Germany
OccupationSports journalist
Notable worksA Life too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke

Ronald Reng is a German sports journalist and author. Of his books, two have been translated to English and both of them have been honored with book awards in the UK. The Keeper of Dreams, the story of the German goalkeeper Lars Leese who ended up playing for Barnsley Football Club in the Premier League, won the Sports Book of the Year Award in 2004. It was the first foreign book to win the award. Reng's biography of the late German national goalkeeper Robert Enke, A Life too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke was voted William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2011. Reng was the first non-English speaking author in 23 years to win the award. In Germany, Reng won seven times, between 2001 and 2010, the award for the best sports story of the year by the Association of German Sports Writers. In 2010 he was awarded the Dietrich Oppenberg Media Award "for outstanding journalistic contributions to promote the culture of reading."[1][2]


  • The Keeper of Dreams. One man's controversial story of life in the Premier League, 2002
  • Mein Leben als Engländer, 2003
  • Gebrauchsanweisung für London, 2004
  • Fremdgänger, 2005
  • Weltmeister, 2006
  • The funny German, 2010
  • A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke, 2010


  1. ^ "Ronald Reng: Sieben Siege in neun Jahren" (PDF). Verein Münchner Sportjournalisten (in German). April 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  2. ^ "'Emotional überrollt'" (in German). 29 November 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2014.