Binder started his senior career at the SV Hutthurm but left soon for SV Wacker Burghausen. In the 2002–03 season, he moved to SSV Jahn Regensburg where he stayed during the promotion to the 2. Bundesliga in 2003–04 and the relegation to Regionalliga Süd the following season. When SSV Jahn Regensburg was relegated again to the Bayernliga in the 2005–06 season, he left for Sportfreunde Siegen but returned in 2007.
In Regensburg he acquired the nickname "Bimbo" in reference to Franz Binder.