|Date of birth||10 January 1950|
|Place of birth||Mayen, West Germany|
|Jamaica (head coach)|
|1982–1985||Borussia Mönchengladbach II|
|1985–1986||Borussia Mönchengladbach (scout)|
|1999–2000||Tennis Borussia Berlin|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He won the 1970 Bundesliga title and 1970 DFB-Pokal with two different clubs - because the West German Cup final was played after the 1970 FIFA World Cup and his move from Mönchengladbach to Offenbach.
Schäfer is married, has two children, and has lived with his family for more than 25 years in Ettlingen near Karlsruhe. In 2004 Schäfer was elected with the most votes to the municipal council of Ettlingen. He ran for the newly founded association "For Ettlingen,". Because of his frequent work-related stays abroad, he held the mandate but barely. In the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, he did not run.
Borussia Mönchengladbach II
Tennis Borussia Berlin
In June 2011, Schäfer was hired as Thailand manager on a three years contract. In June 2013, Schäfer canceled his contract.
In July 2013, it was announced that Schäfer will become the new coach of Jamaica on an initial 4 month contract. Schäfer will be assisted by Jamaican Vin Blaine. In June 2015 at the Copa América, Jamaica put in a credible performance, being drawn in the same group as regional powers Argentina and Uruguay, who both defeated Jamaica by a single goal. Shortly after, on July 22, 2015 Schäfer's team reached the Final of the Gold Cup after beating tournament favourites the United States. ´
- UEFA Cup winner: 1979.
- UEFA Cup runner-up: 1980.
- Bundesliga winner: 1970.
- Bundesliga runner-up: 1978.
- Intercontinental Cup runner-up: 1977.
- DFB-Pokal winner: 1970.
- DFB-Pokal runner-up: 1984.
- Karlsruher SC
- DFB-Pokal runner-up: 1996.
- Al Ahli Club
- UAE Football League winner: 2006.
- Al Ain FC
- 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup runner-up.
- As of 13 June 2016
|Team||Nat||Managerial Tenure||P||W||D||L||Win %|
|Baku||Azerbaijan||10 June 2010 – 18 January 2011||20||8||5||7||40|
|Thailand||Thailand||June 2011 – 18 May 2013||27||13||6||8||48.15|
|Muangthong United||Thailand||5 June 2013 – 18 July 2013||6||5||0||1||83.33|
|Jamaica||Jamaica||18 July 2013 – present||40||14||7||19||35|
- Matthias Arnhold (22 May 2014). "Winfried Schäfer - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- fifa.com; Schäfer nicht mehr Trainer in Baku
- ESPN staff (22 July 2015). "Jamaica shocks United States 2-1 in Gold Cup semifinals". Retrieved 22 July 2015.