Kuntz in Kaiserslautern during the 2006 World Cup
|Date of birth||30 October 1962|
|Place of birth||Neunkirchen, West Germany|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Germany U21 (Manager)|
|1986–1989||Bayer 05 Uerdingen||94||(32)|
|1989–1995||1. FC Kaiserslautern||170||(75)|
|2004–2005||FC Palatia Limbach||10||(1)|
|1983–1985||West Germany U-21||4||(3)|
|1986||West Germany B||1||(2)|
|2003||SV Waldhof Mannheim|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Kuntz's playing career lasted from 1983 until 1999, Kuntz made 449 appearances and scored 179 goals in the Bundesliga. Kuntz played for VfL Bochum, Bayer 05 Uerdingen, 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Arminia Bielefeld. Kuntz also played in Turkey for Beşiktaş J.K. In 1986 and 1994 Kuntz was the top scorer in the Bundesliga.
Kuntz played for the German national team between 1993 and 1997 and was part of the winning German team of UEFA Euro 1996. Kuntz played a key role in the 1–1 draw with England in the semi-final, scoring the equalizer soon after England took the lead, as well as scoring the fifth penalty in the shootout which took it into sudden death. Kuntz was also part of the German team that participated in the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the US. During his international career, Kuntz obtained 25 caps, scoring six goals. None of these caps ended in a defeat for Germany (20 wins and five draws), which is the German record for most caps without defeat.
From 2006 to 2008, Kuntz was the athletic director of VfL Bochum.
|1980–81||Borussia Neunkirchen||2. Bundesliga||1||0||0||0||—||1||0|
|1989–90||1. FC Kaiserslautern||32||15||6||5||—||38||20|
|1995–96||Beşiktaş J.K.||First League||30||9||2||0||2||2||34||11|
- Kuntz was mocked in England (notably on Frank Skinner and David Baddiel's TV show and in the video to the 1998 version of "Three Lions") because of the similarity of his surname to the word cunts.
- Kuntz's father, Günter Kuntz, played for Borussia Neunkirchen between 1964 and 1968.
- Kuntz is a first cousin of singer Andy Kuntz of progressive metal band Vanden Plas.
- "Kuntz, Stefan" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
- "Vereinsführung" (in German). 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
- Arnhold, Matthias (1 October 2015). "Stefan Kuntz - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
- Arnhold, Matthias (4 June 2015). "(West) Germany - Top Scorers". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
- Arnhold, Matthias (1 October 2015). "Stefan Kuntz - Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 October 2015.